GPCA Responsible Care Conference

About the conference

Now in its second edition, GPCA’s Responsible Care Conference will take place in Dubai on 6-8 May, 2018 under the theme Responsible Care® – The Competitive Advantage. The conference will showcase best regional learnings across the chemical and petrochemical sector and define the future direction of Responsible Care companies in the region. World-class industry leaders will share their accomplishments in the areas of environment, health safety & security (EHS&S) across the entire value chain.
The conference provides a unique opportunity to network and learn from renowned international and regional industry experts about leadership, EHS&S operational advancements, regulatory collaboration, and the industry’s future direction

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“Responsible Care is a way of making businesses more sustainable and in the long term making them more profitable as well.”

Teresa Budworth, Chief Executive,

“The Responsible Care program adds value to our business, and ensures health and safety standards are cascaded and observed by other organizations and corporate functions within the company.”

Sayer Al Shammari, GM,


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A few of our speakers

Eng. Khalid S Al-Mudaifer

Eng. Khalid S Al-Mudaifer

President and CEO, Ma’aden

Khalid Al-Mudaifer has been President and CEO of Ma’aden since 2011, leading the company as it grows into a world class integrated national mining champio...

Richard Heath

Richard Heath

President and CEO, TALKE USA Inc

Richard Heath serves as Director, Middle East and US at ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services. Mr. Heath boasts over 35 years’ professional experience in senior ...

Kate Holzhauser

Kate Holzhauser

VP, Environment, Health, Safet... Chevron Phillips Chemical

Kate Holzhauser is VP of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S) for Chevron Phillips Chemical. Holzhauser joined Chevron Phillips Chemical ...

Valérie Carlier

Valérie Carlier

Responsible Care Manager, Methanex Euroup’s opertation...

Valerie Carlier is based in Brussels, Belgium, overseeing the supply chain safety and quality aspects of Methanex Europe’s operations, including methanol ...

Hannes Reinisch

Hannes Reinisch

Sustainability and CC Partner ... PwC

Hannes leads PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice in the Middle East. He is based in Abu Dhabi since 2009 and brings 13 years of experience a...

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

Secretary General, GPCA

Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun has been Secretary General of the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) since 2009, following a career of more t...

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Program schedule

  • 14:00 16:40

    Achieving excellence through c...

  • 14:00 14:10

    Welcome and introduction to GP...

  • 14:10 14:25

    Revised of codes of management...

    Adil Majid

    Manager TQM,

  • 14:25 14:45

    Most frequent non conformities...

    Wilhelm Wang

    Managing Director- ISO CASCO W...
    TransReg LLC

  • 14:45 16:00

    Hands on exercise on self-asse...

  • 16:00 16:30

    Final analysis

  • 16:30 16:40

    Closing remarks – What lies ...

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and welcome netwo...

  • 09:00 11:00

    Session one: The boardroom per...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote address: RC contributi...

    Eng. Khalid S Al-Mudaifer

    President and CEO,

  • 09:20 10:45

    GPCA’ Responsible Care® jou...

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

    Secretary General,

  • 09:45 10:05

    RC brand recognition

    Kate Holzhauser

    VP, Environment, Health, Safet...
    Chevron Phillips Chemical

  • 10:05 10:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:30 11:10

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:10 12:30

    Session two: Leveraging the ...

  • 11:10 11:30

    Understanding leadership expec...

    Khaled Alalyani

    President, IBN ZAHR,

  • 11:30 11:50

    Building EHS capability and cu...

    Teresa Budworth

    Chief Executive,

  • 11:50 12:10

    HF contribution to zero harm

    Anthony Gerard

    Sector Lead, Operations Excell...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:30 14:00

    Networking lunch and prayer br...

  • 14:00 16:00

    Session three: Regional priori...

  • 14:00 14:20

    Energy efficiency

    Dr. Nayef Al-Abadi


  • 14:20 14:40

    Climate change

    Hannes Reinisch

    Sustainability and CC Partner ...

  • 14:40 15:00

    Toward the GHS implementation ...

    Dr. Antonio Riganelli

    EMEAI Hazard Communication Lea...
    The Dow Chemical Company

  • 15:00 15:20

    Industrial waste

    Eng. Danah Alkurdi

    Vice Head of Environment Secto...
    Ministry of Economy and Planni...

  • 15:20 15:40

    Competent workforce is a key s...

    Khaled Saleh Al-Kharboush

    VP (A), EHSS,

  • 15:40 16:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 19:00 22:00

    Responsible Care Excellence Aw...

    Sponsored by

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and welcome netwo...

  • 08:00 10:40

    Session four: Stakeholder’s ...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote address

    Omar Bahobail

    EVP Shared Services Organizati...
    Sahara Petrochemicals Company

  • 09:20 09:40

    Regulator’s perspective

    Mohsin Mohammed Alkharousi

    Director of Environmental Eval...
    Ministry of Environment and Cl...

  • 09:40 10:00

    Voice of stakeholders

  • 10:00 10:20

    RC beyond the fence line

    Richard Heath

    President and CEO,

  • 10:20 10:35

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 10:35 11:00

    Networking break

    Sponsored by

  • 11:00 11:20

    Business continuity management

    Dhiraj Lal

    Executive Director and Princip...
    Continuity and Resilience(CORE...

  • 11:20 11:40

    Business case for functional s...

    Dr. Michel Houtermans


  • 11:40 12:00

    Information resilience

    Notis Iliopoulos

    Manager, Cyber Security Consul...
    WSP (Middle East)

  • 12:00 12:20

    Chemical safety and quality as...

    Valérie Carlier

    Responsible Care Manager,
    Methanex Euroup’s opertation...

  • 12:20 12:35

    Panel discussion

  • 12:35 13:30

    Session six: Future direction

  • 12:35 12:55

    An overview of Circular Econom...

    Dr. Yahya Anouti

    Principal Energy, chemicals an...
    Strategy &

  • 12:55 13:15

    Panel discussion

  • 13:15 13:30

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

    Secretary General,

  • 13:30 15:00

    Networking lunch

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