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.

16th Annual GPCA Forum

The Annual GPCA Forum, GPCA’s flagship event, has cemented its reputation as the foremost gathering of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region. During the three-day forum, international industry executives share their perspectives on current challenges and opportunities for the downstream chemical industry. In the last 15 years, the GPCA forum has become not only a key feature in the global chemical industry agenda, but also a crucial knowledge-sharing and networking platform for both regional and global industry stakeholders.

This year, GPCA will organize the 16th edition of the Annual GPCA Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for the first time between 6-8 December 2022 under the theme ‘Chemistry in Action: Shaping a Sustainable Future”  

GPCA Webinar Series

The GPCA Webinar Series was launched in 2020, to continue to facilitate knowledge-sharing and the fostering of long-term relationships within the chemicals and petrochemicals industry. Formulated to provide attendees unparalleled access to key industry insights, discussion themes featured strong leadership dialogue, industry best practise and a progressive outlook on pressing subjects.

GPCA Research and Innovation Conference

The GPCA Research and Innovation Conference (previously, the GPCA Research and Innovation Summit) was launched in 2013. Held annually, the event serves as a platform to encourage and drive a culture of innovation within the regional chemical industry and has been widely praised for providing the ideal platform for knowledge sharing and for building a strong understanding of the role R&I plays as a cornerstone in the regional industry’s development and in achieving its competitiveness.  The conference engages stakeholders to further adopt programs aimed at developing innovation capabilities in the region.

The 7th edition of the GPCA Research and Innovation Conference will be held from 26-27 September 2022, at the Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, UAE under the theme ‘Catalyzing A Sustainable Future with R&I’.

GPCA Plastics Conference

The 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.

The 11th GPCA Plastics Conference took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 25-26 May 2022 under the theme ‘Plastics Reimagined: A Circular Future Awaits’

GPCA Responsible Care Conference

Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s global environmental, health, safety and security initiative. Held once, every 2 years, the GPCA Responsible Care Conference enables industry leaders to learn from peers and industry experts about methodologies and procedures to improve environmental, health, safety and security performance, whilst exploring new business opportunities. The next edition of the GPCA Responsible Care Conference will be held on year 2023.

GPCA Supply Chain Conference

The GPCA Supply Chain Conference was launched in 2009. Held annually, the event focuses on effective supply chain management within the context of the chemical industry across the Arabian Gulf region. It also provides a platform to facilitate discussion on key industry challenges, trends and growth opportunities. In May 2021, GPCA hosted the fully virtual 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference, gathering 1,300+ registered delegates from 450 companies across 62 countries.

The 13th edition of the GPCA Supply Chain Conference will be held in person from 17-19 May 2022 in Dubai, UAE.

GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference

The GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference (previously GPCA Fertilizers Convention) has established itself as the premier gathering that convenes regional industry leaders from the Agri-nutrient sector, including producers, blenders, distributors, farmers, technology providers and government officials to exchange information, explore and deliberate key concerns related to food security alongside developing long-term strategies for the industry.

The 12th edition of GPCA Agri-Nutrients Conference will be held from 28-29 September 2022 at the Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, UAE under the theme ‘Resolving Global Food Challenges with Agri-Nutrients’,

GPCA Awards

The GPCA Plastics Excellence Awards recognize outstanding initiatives in plastics conversion, plastics process improvement and product development by companies and individuals in the Arabian Gulf. The Awards are part of GPCA’s aspirations and continuous contributions to highlight the untapped potential of the plastics value chain in the GCC region.

The GPCA Supply Chain Excellence Awards aims to recognize the achievements of regional logistics service providers and petrochemical producers. The Awards are open to all organizations engaged in supply chain and logistics operations in GCC countries, who have excelled in their achievements and developed innovative solutions for their operations.

The GPCA Responsible Care® Excellence Awards are designed to honor companies and individuals that have demonstrated leadership and outstanding performance in the implementation and execution of the Responsible Care® program. Through this award series, GPCA provides its member companies and other industry stakeholders with an opportunity to showcase their achievements in the field of Responsible Care®, while sharing best practice and adding value to their business.

GPCA Legacy Initiative

The GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (الرّواد) were launched in 2017 to recognize the pioneers of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region. The Award takes place on an annual basis and honors individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to foster and strengthen the chemical industry in one or more of the GCC states.