Success Through Cooperation

Success Through Cooperation:
The First Decade of the GPCA, 2006–2015

From a standing start in 2006, the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association has become a key resource for global industry. GPCA meetings, most especially its Annual Forum in Dubai, are “must-attend” events for regional and international leaders. The association’s reports carry great weight, and its committees play essential roles in charting and encouraging the forward movement of the chemical companies of the Arabian Gulf. The GPCA is committed to responsible stewardship and to the future progress of the industry. This present report details the origins, development, and functions of the association and is issued in conjunction with its tenth anniversary celebrations.

In paperback


Out of stock

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 240 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95 percent of chemical output in the Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over U.S. $100 billion 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. 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.

For more information, please visit

Additional information

Dimensions 23.5 × 15.9 cm



15 December 2015