WHAT IS THE GPCA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION SUMMIT?

The business world today has become more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous than ever. Numerous changes are taking place driven by global megaforces such as globalization, digitalization, commoditization of knowledge and many more. How can companies overcome these challenges? The answer simply lies in innovation. By embracing new steps that lead to transformation and generate greater value, whether it is developing new markets, creating new business models or inventing new products, Research and Innovation (R&I) is a strategic imperative to stay competitive in this highly dynamic market.

Now in its 6th edition, the GPCA Research and Innovation Summit will aim to provide answers to these critical questions. Regional and international experts, thought leaders and leading academics will share their insight on how companies are embracing the opportunities afforded by digitalization and how the Arabian Gulf’s petrochemical products create value and drive efficiencies now and in the future. Some of the key topics to be examined in more depth include oil/gas-based performance polymers and the Oil-To-Chemicals breakthrough technology.

  • IT experts on day one will discuss the latest trends in R&I digitalization, while data management and process control companies will present case studies of digitalization in the chemical industry and engage with attendees.
  • Day two will focus on the latest breakthroughs in Oil-To-Chemicals technology and illustrate how performance polymers based on petrochemistry drives value and efficiency. The R&I Summit will conclude with expert case studies on related technology developments and their implementation.

The summit will provide many opportunities for participants to learn about and discuss best practices and strategies on how to overcome the challenges of research and innovation in the digital age. By attending the 6th GPCA R&I Summit you can expand your network, meet with key stakeholders from industry, academia, government and technology providers, engage in meaningful discussions and connect with key players from around the globe to form new partnerships.

Launched in 2014 in Dubai, GPCA R&I Summit offers an ideal environment to meet with researchers, innovators, and thoughts leaders from some of the most successful businesses in the Arabian Gulf and the world, exchange best practices and discuss the solutions to key challenges facing the industry today. Key stakeholders from industry, academia, government, technology providers, research organizations, equipment manufacturers and suppliers are represented at the event, in addition to clients of Gulf-based chemical, petrochemical and oil industries.

 

Attend

the only of its kind event in the region dedicated exclusively to research and innovation

Meet

key contacts at the largest gathering of petrochemical executives in the Middle East

Obtain

market intelligence by attending the summit seminars

Capitalize

on two days of invaluable content and networking

Enlarge

your business network at the extensive summit exhibition

Hear

from CEOs and other opinion leaders on the future direction of the industry

Petrochemical producers, converters, governments and local authorities, technology providers, research organizations, equipment manufacturers, brand owners consultants, funding agencies/bodies, academics/Post-graduate students, non-Arabian Gulf based research organizations

CEOs, COOs, VPs, managing directors, business directors, stakeholders, investors, petrochemical and chemical executives, strategic planners, analysts, consultants,  researchers, marketing and sales representatives.

WHY
ATTEND?

Launched in 2014 in Dubai, GPCA R&I Summit offers an ideal environment to meet with researchers, innovators, and thoughts leaders from some of the most successful businesses in the Arabian Gulf and the world, exchange best practices and discuss the solutions to key challenges facing the industry today. Key stakeholders from industry, academia, government, technology providers, research organizations, equipment manufacturers and suppliers are represented at the event, in addition to clients of Gulf-based chemical, petrochemical and oil industries.

 

Attend

the only of its kind event in the region dedicated exclusively to research and innovation

Meet

key contacts at the largest gathering of petrochemical executives in the Middle East

Obtain

market intelligence by attending the summit seminars

Capitalize

on two days of invaluable content and networking

Enlarge

your business network at the extensive summit exhibition

Hear

from CEOs and other opinion leaders on the future direction of the industry

WHO SHOULD
ATTEND?

Petrochemical producers, converters, governments and local authorities, technology providers, research organizations, equipment manufacturers, brand owners consultants, funding agencies/bodies, academics/Post-graduate students, non-Arabian Gulf based research organizations

CEOs, COOs, VPs, managing directors, business directors, stakeholders, investors, petrochemical and chemical executives, strategic planners, analysts, consultants,  researchers, marketing and sales representatives.

About GPCA

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Arabian Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over USD 108 billion worth of products a year.

The association supports the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, share and advance knowledge, contribute to international dialogue, and become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes six world-class events each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and industry reports