WHAT IS THE GPCA PLASTICON?

With single use plastics coming under increased attack, the regional industry is awakening to a new reality, one where sustainability is at the core of everything we do. From helping global brand owners move to fully recycled and recyclable packaging to ensuring sustainable export growth and job creation for the region’s youth and promoting the establishment of a robust plastics recycling and reuse industry, the region as we know it is beginning to transform. The question of what the future holds, and how this transition can be achieved will be addressed during the 10th GPCA PlastiCon held under the theme ‘Innovative Plastic Designs: Sustainability for Future Generations’.  The program will cover three key focus areas:

 

  • Product and process design that minimizes and simplifies usage and wastage
  • Participant led innovation that drives sustainability as a key business objective, not just corporate responsibility
  • Reusability of plastic applications that prevent leakage into the environment

 

The 2019 edition of PlastiCon will promote these topics under the framework of plastic waste value management, by bringing together the various stakeholder groups from the plastics industry, regulators, brand owners, academia, waste management, investors, start-ups, and NGOs.  It’ll continue to promote excellence in plastics, assess the latest trends shaping the industry and advocate healthy regulations & standards that promote a circular economy.  Ultimately, it’ll establish steps towards achieving the systemic shift needed to achieve the vision of a global economy in which plastics never become waste

BE THE FIRST TO OBTAIN UNIQUE MARKET INTELLIGENCE

PlastiCon offers an opportunity to gain unique in-depth market data and grow your business opportunities in and out of the region. Each part of the conference is highly focused and the result of individual and original research

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

Find out how to take advantage of the economic developments to maintain and grow your business from the leading local and international experts in the field of resin manufacturing and utilization

LEADING SPEAKERS FROM THE REGION AND THE WORLD

Each year, renowned world-class speakers present extensive and detailed industry assessments on new plastics resins, high-tech polymers, conversion market factors and trend analysis on costs improvements through emerging technologies and the impact of global price development

BUILD ON YOUR EXISTING KNOWLEDGE

Connect with over 100 companies in the industry participating at the event. Participating companies include, but are not limited to plastic converters and compounders, resin producers, additives and masterbatch producers, plastic collectors and reclaimers, consumer of recycled resins, technology providers, machine manufacturers, petrochemical producers, oil producers, consultants, investors, traders, governments, logistic operators and others

ENDLESS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES WITH LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GPCA Plasticon 2019 is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, colleagues, vendors and industry leaders all in one location. In 2017, there were over 200 delegates from 16 countries around the globe.

Governmental organizations, chemical associations, regulators, petrochemical producers, chemical companies, traders, suppliers, manufacturers, technology providers, logistics companies

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

WHY
ATTEND?

BE THE FIRST TO OBTAIN UNIQUE MARKET INTELLIGENCE

PlastiCon offers an opportunity to gain unique in-depth market data and grow your business opportunities in and out of the region. Each part of the conference is highly focused and the result of individual and original research

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS

Find out how to take advantage of the economic developments to maintain and grow your business from the leading local and international experts in the field of resin manufacturing and utilization

LEADING SPEAKERS FROM THE REGION AND THE WORLD

Each year, renowned world-class speakers present extensive and detailed industry assessments on new plastics resins, high-tech polymers, conversion market factors and trend analysis on costs improvements through emerging technologies and the impact of global price development

BUILD ON YOUR EXISTING KNOWLEDGE

Connect with over 100 companies in the industry participating at the event. Participating companies include, but are not limited to plastic converters and compounders, resin producers, additives and masterbatch producers, plastic collectors and reclaimers, consumer of recycled resins, technology providers, machine manufacturers, petrochemical producers, oil producers, consultants, investors, traders, governments, logistic operators and others

ENDLESS NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES WITH LEADERS IN THE INDUSTRY

GPCA Plasticon 2019 is your opportunity to network with clients, prospective partners, colleagues, vendors and industry leaders all in one location. In 2017, there were over 200 delegates from 16 countries around the globe.

WHO SHOULD
ATTEND?

Governmental organizations, chemical associations, regulators, petrochemical producers, chemical companies, traders, suppliers, manufacturers, technology providers, logistics companies

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