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Expertise is essential to fixing provide chain challenges, say audio system at 14th GPCA Provide Chain Convention

The annual GPCA occasion happened on 16-17 Might at Le Méridien Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 24 Might 2023 – With the GCC area rising because the hotbed of transformative concepts and an innovation hub, collaboration and know-how adoption will probably be on the coronary heart of fixing the next-generation provide chain challenges, stated audio system on the 14th Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemical substances Affiliation (GPCA) Provide Chain Convention, which happened from 16-17 Might 2023 at Le Méridien, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Attracting over 390 delegates from the area and the world, the convention addressed the theme ‘New Age Chemical Provide Chains in a Altering World’.

With a imaginative and prescient to rework the Arabian Gulf area right into a central hub for world provide chain wants, native organizations are innovating with rising applied sciences such because the Web of Issues (IoT), Distributed Ledger Expertise (DLT), Blockchain and others to resolve advanced enterprise points. Off the again of this, authorities companies are launching formidable initiatives centered round these rising applied sciences to be on the forefront of the following digital revolution. Provide chain organizations are more and more deploying these applied sciences and collaborating with companions to construct resilience and agility.

International disruptions, akin to risky geopolitics, technological acceleration, sustainability imperatives, inflation, macro-economic uncertainty, and expertise wars proceed to create a supply-constrained economic system. On the similar time, as progress accelerates and downstream enlargement continues, GCC chemical gamers will face extra provide chain challenges. These developments will trigger a worldwide rewiring that can essentially change how world worth chains are configured, audio system stated. Solely companies which can be evolving their enterprise fashions to cope with shortage will develop and win market share, they added.

Delivering the welcome remarks on day one, 16 Might, Saleh Al-Suwaiti, CEO, FAHSS-TUV and Chairman, Provide Chain Committee, GPCA, referred to as upon the trade to spend money on digital know-how adoption and speed up collaboration and cooperation to be able to foster extra agile and resilient chemical provide chains. As a part of the plenary session, Patrick Hore, International Vertical Head of Chemical substances, Maersk and Ibrahim Bin Dayel, Director, International SC Solids, SABIC, echoed his sentiment, as they shared insights on their collaboration, the advantages in addition to challenges and the way they overcame them efficiently by a partnership constructed on belief. The opening remarks on day two, 17 Might, had been delivered by Aslam Moola, Industrial & Enterprise Improvement Director, Vopak ME and Vice-Chair, Provide Chain Committee, GPCA, whereas Raveen Guliani, VP, Logistics & Commerce Improvement, DP World UAE, led a plenary deal with on ‘The impression of geopolitics on provide chains’.

Different esteemed audio system on the convention included Turky Bin Suwaidan, Freight Prepare Operations Director, Saudi Railway Firm; Abdulmutalib Ghazai, MSc. P.Eng., Rail Infrastructure Director, Oman-Etihad Rail Co. (OERC); Ahmed Alkatheeri, SVP, Provide Chain Administration, Borouge; Tobias Maier, Regional CFO, DHL International Forwarding, and CEO, Saloodo; Dheeraj Bhatia, Senior Managing Director, Center East, Hapag Lloyd; and Bassel El Dabbagh, MD – Levant, Egypt & Saudi Arabia, CEVA Logistics, amongst others.

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary Normal, GPCA, commented: “The perception shared at this yr’s GPCA Provide Chain Convention was of phenomenal worth for delegates because of an unmatched speaker line-up and a very good convention program delivered over two days of the occasion. I hope contributors loved this yr’s gathering and I look ahead to welcoming delegates to the following version in 2024.”

The 4th GPCA Provide Chain Excellence Awards happened on the gala dinner on day one, 16 Might, when winners had been introduced throughout 4 classes: Provide Chain Innovation, Greatest LSP of The 12 months, Excellence in Sustainability, and Ladies in Provide Chain.

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In regards to the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemical substances Affiliation

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemical substances Affiliation (GPCA) was established in 2006 to symbolize the downstream hydrocarbon trade within the Arabian Gulf. At present, the affiliation voices the frequent pursuits of greater than 250 member corporations from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95 % of chemical output within the GCC. The trade makes up the second largest manufacturing sector within the area, producing over USD 108 billion price of merchandise yearly.

GPCA helps the petrochemical and chemical trade within the Arabian Gulf by advocacy, networking and thought management initiatives geared toward serving to member corporations to attach, share and advance data, contribute to worldwide dialogue, and change into prime influencers in shaping the way forward for the worldwide petrochemicals trade.

Dedicated to offering a regional platform for stakeholders from world wide, GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Provide Chain, Fertilizers, Worldwide Commerce, Analysis and Innovation, and Accountable Care – and organizes six world-class occasions annually. The affiliation additionally publishes an annual report, common newsletters and numerous different trade stories.

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