Challenges to supply chain focus for summit
Dubai, July 19, 2011
Strengthening GCC’s supply chain against challenges and threats will be the base for discussion on issues related to the opportunities and challenges within this industry at an upcoming summit in Abu Dhabi.
The third edition of Supply Chain Conference organised by the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) will take place at InterContinental Hotel October 18 to 20.
Over 300 senior supply chain professionals from the GCC region and worldwide are expected to attend this global event, which will feature a high level programme dealing directly with the challenges facing the GCC supply chain today.
The conference will be addressed by prominent industry spokespeople, both regional and international, with speakers on day one focusing on ‘Agile solutions to supply chain threats’, while ‘From piracy to personnel: Turning supply chain challenges into opportunities’ will form the sub-theme for the second day.
“The Gulf region’s share of petrochemical and chemical total output is currently 16 per cent and this will grow to 20 per cent by the year 2015. This growth has been buoyed by the quick development of a world-class supply chain industry in the Gulf region,” said Dr Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, secretary general of GPCA.
“This massive expansion within such a short timeframe will certainly create opportunities as well as challenges. Delegates at this high-level conference can look forward to rich debate and discussion by industry leaders and executives who will provide their clear vision on the latest developments in the industry,” he added.
In addition, this year there will also be a half-day pre conference workshop on mitigating the effects of piracy on petrochemical and chemical trade flows, as well as a site visit to the impressive Khalifa Port for delegates.
The third GPCA Supply Chain Conference is a calendar event of GPCA – a voluntary, non-profit association representing the interests and concerns of the petrochemicals and chemicals industry in the Gulf. The event is co-organized by ICIS, a leading provider of market intelligence for the global chemical industry. – TradeArabia News Service