GPCA virtual conference begins

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, will host the 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference in a virtual format next week, from 26-27 May 2021.

Another key feature at the event includes a masterclass on supply chain sustainability, which will cover key areas such as design and implementation of green supply chains, the role of sustainable investment and formulating an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy. Led by BCG, the session will include expert panelists from DP World and CEVA Logistics.

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, secretary general, GPCA, commented: “Robust and agile supply chains played and continue to play an instrumental role in facilitating the world’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic from its onset in March 2020 until this day. The timely production, delivery and transportation of PPE, essential medical equipment and more recently – the vaccine – have been possible thanks to the existence of a well-connected global supply chain network and the chemical industry’s efforts to ensure an uninterrupted flow of services and goods.

“Nevertheless, the pandemic revealed critical risks in chemical supply chains that must be addressed. The virtual edition of the 12th GPCA Supply Chain Conference will explore the challenges that lie ahead for a chemical supply chain transformation; it will seek to answer some of the key questions on industry leaders’ minds and facilitate a dialogue among peers, bringing in perspectives from the region and the world on timely topics. Join us for this exciting live immersive event to gain an insight into the future of chemical supply chains and the move to more resilient and agile supply chain networks.”

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