The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry and domain, including Environment, Health, Safety & Security (EHS&S). While innumerable risks have stemmed out from this outbreak, the EHS&S domain has been at the forefront to manage the health and safety of its employees and customers as well as ensuring business continuity while managing risks. EHS&S leaders from the regional chemical industry have stood strong and risen to challenges by planning and executing concrete responses to COVID-19 and adding a myriad of new responsibilities, which have supported the industry and wider community.
During this uncertain period, the Responsible Care® initiative played an important role in preparing members to stay resilient and overcome the many challenges that came their way, specifically in industrial operations. Today the adoption of new technologies and innovation in the operational systems are bringing a fresh perspective to the industry, driving greater efficiency, unlocking new opportunities, as well as enabling better risk management and preparedness. It is now time for the industry to transform to a proactive mindset, to keep Responsible Care at the centre stage and to prepare for the next wave of disruption.
GPCA is proud to host the 4th GPCA Responsible Care Conference scheduled from 31 October – 2 November 2021 at Crowne Plaza RDC Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Held under the theme ‘Seizing the new normal opportunities through Responsible Care’, the dialogues at the conference will bring EHS&S leaders from the petrochemical industry to look back and share their learnings, best practices and the future roadmap beyond the pandemic. The event will also showcase a series of interactive masterclasses which will delve deeper on subjects like process safety and highlight evolving technologies transforming EHS&S. It will also feature thought-provoking workshops on product stewardship and good manufacturing practices and contractor management challenges and expectations.
“Today, it’s moving towards maximizing the returns of our industry, advancing its developmental & social impact & raising its standards to achieve sustainability goals”
Vice Chairman & CEO, SABIC
“Sustainable development is one of the pillars of the #ResponsibleCare charter and Responsible Care is the basis for addressing sustainability”
Regional Environmental & Regulatory Manager, ExxonMobil and Chair
ICCA Responsible Care
“Good safety is good business”
“Everyone from Board of Directors, CEO, business leaders & operators have process safety leadership responsibilities.”
Executive Director and CEO
Center for Chemical Process Safety [CCPS®]
“EHS&S practitioners have the responsibility to help business leaders build their competencies and the ability to make right decisions”
Syed Azhar Moin
“There is no competition when it comes to process safety. We’re not safe if our neighbours are not safe”
Abdullah Hassan Al-Qahtani
Chief Engineer, Process Risk Management (PRM)
“Sustainable social norms are the way forward to sustainable development”
EQUATE Petrochemical Company
“Product Stewardship is not a certificate to hang on the wall, it should be integrated into the company vision & mission”
Abdullah Abu Haidar
Sr. Specialist, Regulatory Affairs Regulatory Affairs Department – MEA
“This was the first time I had an opportunity to be involved in a GPCA event and I really enjoyed the experience. The mix of speakers and topics was very rich with a nice combination of people who have a wealth of industry experience as well as technical experts in the field.”
VP, Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHS&S)
Chevron Phillips Chemical
“The Responsible Care Excellence Awards and full engagement levels reflect on the entire event. The appropriate structure and attendance enabled me to learn from and exchange ideas with various partners, which was a very enriching experience.”
Responsible Care Manager
“The GPCA Responsible Care Conference offered effective ways to exchange information with our customers from the region, including on safety and environment related topics. I am confident that our joint efforts in this regard will create new milestones in the GCC’s Responsible Care journey.”
Dr. Udo Huenger
VP Middle East
“I was deeply encouraged by GPCA member companies’ vast progress in Responsible Care® in just 10 years. With the strong GPCA leadership supported by the Secretary General, Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, I wish GPCA success in their vision of instilling a cultural shift via sharing knowledge and exchange of best practices.”
Er. Lucas Ng
Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (PCS)
“Ma’aden was honored to be a part of the second GPCA Responsible Care Conference, and it was such an excellent experience that we are happy to see it becoming a more regular event on our
calendar. The quality and value of this forum reflects the long tradition of excellence at GPCA.”
Eng. Khalid S. Al-Mudaifer
Former President and CEO
“This conference brings together more than 1,000 years of combined industry experience around the table from international and regional companies. It is only through sharing and learning that we excel in our journey and improve our EHS&S performance. GPCA has played a key role by providing this platform so we can learn about the latest best practices and standards on an international level and take the knowledge back home.”
EVP Shared Services Organization
Sahara Petrochemicals Company
“This platform is adding value to all industries and enriching the discussions, especially with government regulators attending as well. I see this as an advanced step towards addressing the importance of Responsible Care and highlighting its role as a common tool that can help different industries break the silos between them and collaborate with each another.”
Saleh Al Shabnan
City Cement Company
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The GPCA Responsible Care Conference brings together world-class industry leaders to share best practices and achievements in the areas of environment, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) across the entire chemical value chain. The conference provides a unique opportunity to network and learn from renowned international and regional industry experts about Responsible Care leadership, EHS&S operational advancements, regulatory collaboration and the industry’s future outlook.
The masterclasses will take place on Days 1- 2, 31 October and 1 November and will feature key industry speakers addressing diverse topics ranging from ‘Sustaining business performance through responsible process safety’ and ‘Building success through technology’.
Taking place on day 3, 2 November, the workshops will address some of the most pressing industry questions related to product qualifications, chemical strategy on sustainability, contractor management, challenges and expectations.
Meet your customers and suppliers all in one place and gain maximum brand exposure by showcasing and promoting your products and services at the conference exhibition space.
Welcome and gala dinner
A networking opportunity for all the delegates at a formal sit-down dinner reception. Attendees are treated to the warm hospitality of the region with delicious food and lively entertainment.
Learn from CEOs and senior executives on the EHS&S strategies adopted, that helped them outmanoeuvre the pandemic
Build connections with leaders from the EHS&S domain in the GCC chemical industry during scheduled networking opportunities
An exclusive masterclass that will highlight vigilant process safety management techniques and the role of leadership in driving Responsible Care success
A focused session on success stories from leading chemical and petrochemical companies who have created a mark in the Responsible Care community
Engage in high level discussions through dedicated Q&A sessions focusing on strategic and technical subjects
For delegate registration please contact:
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T: +971 4 451 0666 ext. 153
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