GPCA Research & Innovation Summit

About the summit

The 5th GPCA Research and Innovation Summit will be held under the theme ‘Capitalizing on innovation: A growth imperative’. The program will address the theme from both process and the environmental angles – directing the ideation towards business impact and maintaining a vibrant and sustainable lifecycle throughout the journey from idea to commercial production and market. Broad fields of chemicals and petrochemicals will be covered on the first day of the summit with sessions emphasizing: i) hurdles to cycle completion and to achieving business impact ii) macroeconomic boundaries’ effects on innovation strategy and iii) typical case studies demonstrating how innovation impacted growth and differentiation of the Arabian Gulf petrochemicals and chemicals industry.

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A summit that’s been hitting and achieving its target of providing “value”.

Ernesto Occhiello
Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation, SABIC

A conference designed for the region to gain competitive advantage for the future.

Fouad Musa
General Manager, SABIC


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  • Foster Open Innovation to retain competitiveness, advises GPCA

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  • Culture of innovation must be all-pervasive

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A few of our speakers

Dr. David Hounshell

Dr. David Hounshell

Professor of Technology and Social ... Carnegie Mellon University

N. Sreeram

N. Sreeram

Senior VP and CTO, DOW

Dr. Wei Xu

Dr. Wei Xu

esearch Science Consultant and Lead... KAUST

Dr. Hayder Zahalka

Dr. Hayder Zahalka

Research Fellow, Global Technology ... Addivant Global Technology

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11 - 13 March 2018


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