To be held for the very first time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from 6-8 December 2022, the 16th Annual GPCA Forum will play host to more than 2,500 attendees from the global and regional industry, leaders from the value chain as well as policy makers and regulators. It’ll address the key challenges and opportunities facing the industry, including decarbonization, food security, clean energy transition, ESG and sustainable supply chains.

A key sector within the chemicals and petrochemicals industry is polymers and plastics. Plastics play a modern role in enabling our modern lifestyle but also, as determined by several independent studies, reducing emissions in their production and use phases. Nevertheless, issue related to their post-use recycling as well as the general lack of efficient waste management systems results in their leakage into the environment, where they can have a devastating effect.

Plastics manufacturers around the world are investing in the research and development of innovative products that enhance the recyclability and reuse of plastics. At the same time, they’re opening up new avenues for collaboration not only within the upstream and downstream value chains but also with competitors. This is resulting in focused improvements on enhancing recycling rates, bringing transformational change to communities, and contributing to decarbonization through the adoption of new, renewable feedstocks.

GPCA is proud to announce a key new feature to this edition of the Forum, focused on showcasing the efforts of the plastics industry in enabling a more sustainable and circular future for the “wonder material”. It’ll shed light on some of the most pressing issues facing the industry today but also the opportunities to innovate and collaborate towards delivering on our circularity ambitions. Dedicated sessions will allow the audience to engage in immersive discussions, learn about the latest updates from various policy measures around the world, learn from the industry’s best-in-class success stories, as well as identify areas and potential partners for collaboration to make real impact through concerted action.