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

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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,
NEBOSH, UK

“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,
SABIC

News

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  • Region’s first Responsible Care Conference emphasizes GCC chemical industry’s commitment to susta...
    12.10.2015

    -        Chemical industry is strong on nationalization, with levels over 50% since 2012, says GPCA Dubai, United Arab Emirates; October 12, 2015: With sustainability being an inc...

  • GPCA Responsible Care Awards celebrate industry leaders’ EHS achievements
    15.10.2015

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; October 13, 2015: Winners of the first Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Responsible Care Awards celebrate their success in improvin...

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

Director Middle East and USA, ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services

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 ...

Dr. Nayef Al-Abadi

Dr. Nayef Al-Abadi

Director, SEEC

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

Andrew Thurley

Andrew Thurley

Director, PWC

Andrew is a Consulting Director in PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change practice, based in the UAE. Prior to joining the Middle East firm, he spent 15 ...

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Program schedule

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and welcome netwo...

  • 09:00 11:00

    Session one: The boardroom per...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Opening address

  • 09:20 09:40

    Keynote address: RC contributi...

    Eng. Khalid S Al-Mudaifer

    President and CEO,
    Ma’aden

  • 09:40 10:00

    GPCA RC journey – Global and...

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

  • 10:00 10:20

    RC brand recognition

    Kate Holzhauser

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

  • 10:20 10:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:40 11:10

    Networking break

  • 11:10 12:30

    Session two: Leveraging the ...

  • 11:10 11:30

    Understanding leadership expec...

    Khaled Alalyani

    President, IBN ZAHR,
    SABIC

  • 11:30 11:50

    Building EHS capability and cu...

    Teresa Budworth

    Chief Executive,
    NEBOSH

  • 11:50 12:10

    HF contribution to zero harm

  • 12:10 12:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:30 13:30

    Networking lunch and prayer br...

  • 13:30 15:15

    Session three: Regional priori...

  • 13:30 13:50

    Energy efficiency

    Dr. Nayef Al-Abadi

    Director,
    SEEC

  • 13:50 14:10

    Climate change

    Hannes Reinisch

    Sustainability and CC Partner ...
    PwC

  • 14:10 14:30

    Global harmonization system

    Antonio Riganelli

    EMEAI Hazard Communication Lea...
    The Dow Chemical Company

  • 14:30 14:50

    Industrial waste

  • 14:50 15:15

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 19:00 22:00

    Responsible Care Excellence Aw...

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration and welcome netwo...

  • 08:00 10:40

    Session four: Stakeholder’s ...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Keynote address

    Saleh Bahamdan

    CEO,
    Sahara PCC

  • 09:20 09:40

    Regulators perspective

  • 09:40 10:00

    Voice of stakeholders

  • 10:00 10:20

    RC beyond the fence line

    Richard Heath

    Director Middle East and USA,
    ALFRED TALKE Logistic Services

  • 10:20 10:40

    Panel discussion and Q&A

  • 10:40 11:10

    Networking break

  • 11:10 11:30

    Business Continuity management

  • 11:30 11:50

    Business Case for functional s...

    Dr. Michel Houtermans

    CEO,
    Risknowlogy

  • 11:50 12:10

    Security Resilience

  • 12:10 12:30

    Chemical safety and quality as...

    Valérie Carlier

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

  • 12:30 12:50

    Panel discussion

  • 12:50 13:50

    Session six: Future direction

  • 12:50 13:10

    Natural capital

    Andrew Thurley

    Director,
    PWC

  • 13:10 13:30

    Circular economy (Life cycle a...

  • 13:30 13:50

    Panel discussion

  • 13:50 14:00

    Closing remarks

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

  • 14:00 14:20

    Networking lunch

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