About the convention

Changing market dynamics in the fertilizer industry are creating new business opportunities as producers emerge from a period of sluggish growth, low product prices and increased competition abroad. Opportunities are running high for the GCC region, which due to its close proximity to key export routes, access to abundant feedstock and established position as one of the world’s top fertilizer exporters, is well placed to establish a foothold in new markets, while growing its global reach.

Set to take place under the theme New beginnings: Return to growth, the 8th GPCA Fertilizer Convention will offer exclusive insight into the likely impact of new market changes on fertilizer trade, and highlight the key drivers behind future growth. It will further delve into the topics of how to create a stable environment, reinvent global distribution channels, link business and innovation, and learn about the latest technological advancements in the region and globally.

For the first time, the convention will host a special student seminar under GPCA’s Leaders of Tomorrow program designed to provide insights into how to build a career in the fertilizers industry in the GCC. Each year, the event attracts hundreds of delegates, from leading producers, buyers, distributors and service providers to government agencies and academia, making it the premier fertilizer event in the Middle East for networking and doing business.

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 Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing up to $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, to share and advance knowledge, to contribute to international dialogue, and to become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, the 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 reports.

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