Day 1 : Tuesday, 6 December 2022

08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Curtain raiser video and welcome by Emcee

09:50 – 11:20

GCC energy ministers: Closing the loop on sustainability and circularity

11:20 – 11:50

Al Rowad – GPCA Legacy Award ceremony

11:50 – 12:30

Exhibition inauguration and networking break

12:30 – 13:30

Keynotes session

  • Saudi Aramco’s net-zero drive – The plan ahead
  • Accelerating a circular economy – From the lens of a global chemical leader

13:30 – 14:45

Lunch and prayer break

14:45 – 16:15

Leadership dialogue 1 – Clean energy transition – The GCC’s opportunity towards world leadership

  • The green transition – a burden or a new engine for the regional industry’s sustainable growth?
  • What would it take to decarbonise aggressively and achieve the 1.5°C climate-change goal?
  • Clean hydrogen: is it the promising alternative to decarbonize the industry?
  • Funding option and how the numbers stack up – What are the costs and the investments required for decarbonisation?
  • An overview of the GCC H2 projects

16:15 – 16:45

Networking break

16:45 – 18:15

Leadership dialogue 2 – Turning the ESG theory into action

  • Adopting an ESG-driven approach through the company’s entire value chain and ecosystem
  • How the ESG could influence the chemical companies’ role in advancing the ESG innovation across the entire value chains?
  • Building advantage through early compliance with more rigorous ESG standards
  • Role of regional governments in providing strong policy and regulatory support to assist companies with ESG transformation
  • Decarbonizing the chemical industry (scope 1,2,3): cost vs. opportunity
  • Utilizing local content to drive ESG value creation

18:15 – 18:20

Closing remarks by Emcee

20:30 – 22:30

Welcome dinner

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 December 2022

08:30 onwards

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:30

Ministerial session: Building national competitiveness with investment in innovation: A KSA vision

10:30 – 11:00

Networking break

11:00 – 12:30

Keynotes session: How the chemical sector can thrive in a new age of sustainability and decarbonisation?

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch and prayer break

14:30 – 16:00

Leadership dialogue 3 – Digital transformation: What’s in it for the chemical industry?

  • How are digitalization and new technologies opening up new opportunities for the chemical industry’s workforce?
  • What are important talents looking for in their careers and how can the chemical industry prepare for the same?
  • How is the digital revolution inspiring value creation in the industry through innovative business models, governance structures, partnerships?
  • In uncertain and volatile times, how is the 4IR enabling trade and investment through better access to data?
  • What role is 4IR playing in developing innovative technologies for environmental sustainability and enabling a low carbon future?

16:00 – 16:30

Networking break

16:30 – 18:00

Leadership dialogue 4: Rethinking the future chemical supply chain

  • Boosting GCC chemical supply chain resiliency, sustainability and value creation at a time of disruption through Localization, diversification, operational excellence and digitalization
  • Enabling the SC organization through collaboration with value chain partners, governments and competitors
  • Building resilient and agile SC organization while ensuring safety and enhancing sustainability agenda

18:00 – 18:05

Closing remarks by Emcee

20:30 – 22:30

Gala dinner

Day 3 :Thursday, 8 December 2022

08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:30

Inaugural session: Powering innovation and embracing green transformation

10:30 – 11:00

Networking break

11:00 – 12:30

Leadership dialogue 5 – The agri-nutrient industry’s innovation drive to mitigate the unfolding food crisis

  • The current food crisis – will it end in 2022 or continue to be a global threat?
  • How will agri-nutrients trade be impacted from regionalization, protectionism, and higher self-sufficiency of key customer countries?
  • Decarbonizing the agri–nutrients industry’s (scope 1, 2, 3): cost vs. opportunity
  • The agri-nutrients industry’s journey towards sustainability and circular economy
  • The prospect of blue ammonia: Energy vs. food security
  • Biodiversity and the circular economy: reducing waste and decreasing emissions

13:00 – 15:00

Networking lunch and prayer break

6 December 2022

Day 1 : Tuesday, 6 December 2022

08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:40

Curtain raiser video and welcome by Emcee

09:50 – 11:20

GCC energy ministers: Closing the loop on sustainability and circularity

11:20 – 11:50

Al Rowad – GPCA Legacy Award ceremony

11:50 – 12:30

Exhibition inauguration and networking break

12:30 – 13:30

Keynotes session

  • Saudi Aramco’s net-zero drive – The plan ahead
  • Accelerating a circular economy – From the lens of a global chemical leader

13:30 – 14:45

Lunch and prayer break

14:45 – 16:15

Leadership dialogue 1 – Clean energy transition – The GCC’s opportunity towards world leadership

  • The green transition – a burden or a new engine for the regional industry’s sustainable growth?
  • What would it take to decarbonise aggressively and achieve the 1.5°C climate-change goal?
  • Clean hydrogen: is it the promising alternative to decarbonize the industry?
  • Funding option and how the numbers stack up – What are the costs and the investments required for decarbonisation?
  • An overview of the GCC H2 projects

16:15 – 16:45

Networking break

16:45 – 18:15

Leadership dialogue 2 – Turning the ESG theory into action

  • Adopting an ESG-driven approach through the company’s entire value chain and ecosystem
  • How the ESG could influence the chemical companies’ role in advancing the ESG innovation across the entire value chains?
  • Building advantage through early compliance with more rigorous ESG standards
  • Role of regional governments in providing strong policy and regulatory support to assist companies with ESG transformation
  • Decarbonizing the chemical industry (scope 1,2,3): cost vs. opportunity
  • Utilizing local content to drive ESG value creation

18:15 – 18:20

Closing remarks by Emcee

20:30 – 22:30

Welcome dinner

7 December 2022

Day 2 : Wednesday, 7 December 2022

08:30 onwards

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:30

Ministerial session: Building national competitiveness with investment in innovation: A KSA vision

10:30 – 11:00

Networking break

11:00 – 12:30

Keynotes session: How the chemical sector can thrive in a new age of sustainability and decarbonisation?

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch and prayer break

14:30 – 16:00

Leadership dialogue 3 – Digital transformation: What’s in it for the chemical industry?

  • How are digitalization and new technologies opening up new opportunities for the chemical industry’s workforce?
  • What are important talents looking for in their careers and how can the chemical industry prepare for the same?
  • How is the digital revolution inspiring value creation in the industry through innovative business models, governance structures, partnerships?
  • In uncertain and volatile times, how is the 4IR enabling trade and investment through better access to data?
  • What role is 4IR playing in developing innovative technologies for environmental sustainability and enabling a low carbon future?

16:00 – 16:30

Networking break

16:30 – 18:00

Leadership dialogue 4: Rethinking the future chemical supply chain

  • Boosting GCC chemical supply chain resiliency, sustainability and value creation at a time of disruption through Localization, diversification, operational excellence and digitalization
  • Enabling the SC organization through collaboration with value chain partners, governments and competitors
  • Building resilient and agile SC organization while ensuring safety and enhancing sustainability agenda

18:00 – 18:05

Closing remarks by Emcee

20:30 – 22:30

Gala dinner

8 December 2022

Day 3 :Thursday, 8 December 2022

08:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:30

Inaugural session: Powering innovation and embracing green transformation

10:30 – 11:00

Networking break

11:00 – 12:30

Leadership dialogue 5 – The agri-nutrient industry’s innovation drive to mitigate the unfolding food crisis

  • The current food crisis – will it end in 2022 or continue to be a global threat?
  • How will agri-nutrients trade be impacted from regionalization, protectionism, and higher self-sufficiency of key customer countries?
  • Decarbonizing the agri–nutrients industry’s (scope 1, 2, 3): cost vs. opportunity
  • The agri-nutrients industry’s journey towards sustainability and circular economy
  • The prospect of blue ammonia: Energy vs. food security
  • Biodiversity and the circular economy: reducing waste and decreasing emissions

13:00 – 15:00

Networking lunch and prayer break