GPCA’s calendar events are a must-attend for senior industry executives from the region and the world. GPCA’s bespoke conferences, seminars and workshops attract a combined audience of over 3,000 delegates annually, offering access to world class facilities, program and speakers, alongside unrivalled networking opportunities.

Annual GPCA Forum


This year, the 15th Annual GPCA Forum will take place from 7 – 9 December 2020 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE, and address the theme, “Rising with circularity: Powering a responsible and resilient future”

The Annual GPCA Forum has cemented its reputation as the foremost gathering of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region and earned international recognition as an important global platform for the exchange of ideas and providing unparalleled networking opportunities. Each year, more than 2,100 international chemical executives gather in Dubai to gain essential information, forge new business connections and nurture existing relationships.

Watch highlights from the 14th Annual GPCA Forum 2019

GPCA Research and Innovation Summit

The GPCA Research and Innovation Summit serves as a platform to discuss ways and means for creating a culture of innovation within the regional chemical industry. The summit also engages stakeholders in the debate to develop the innovation capabilities in the region. The first edition of the R&I Summit was held in 2013.

GPCA PlastiCon

GPCA PlastiCon is an annual event that caters to the plastics segment of the petrochemical industry. The conference provides up to date views, trends and developments in the regional and global plastics industry including detailed information
on specific trending topics. GPCA PlastiCon also hosts the GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards, recognizing innovation in plastics conversion and allied industries. The first edition of PlastiCon was held in 2010.

GPCA Responsible Care Conference

Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s global environmental, health, safety and security initiative. This annual conference will enable industry leaders to learn from their peers and other experts about strategies to improve their companies’ environmental, health, safety and security performance as well as expand business opportunities.

GPCA Supply Chain Conference

The GPCA Supply Chain Conference focuses on effective supply chain management within chemical companies across the Arabian Gulf region. It also provides a platform to facilitate discussion on key industry trends and growth opportunities. GPCA launched the first edition of its Supply Chain Conference in 2009.

GPCA Fertilizer Convention

The GPCA Fertilizer Convention is an annual event that brings together key regional industry figures, fertilizer consumers and government representatives to exchange information and to explore and deliberate key issues related to food security and long-term strategies for fertilizer manufacturing and application. The first GPCA Fertilizer Convention was held in 2010.