GDA International Downstream Conference & Exhibition 2020

14 - 16 September 2021   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
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EVENT POSTPONEMENT

After careful deliberation on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and to safeguard the health of all participants, staff & contractors, the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) announces the decision to postpone the GDA International Downstream Conference and Exhibition which was due to take place in Bahrain from 20-22 October 2020. The new date is 14-16 September 2021 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre.

We understand the gravity of the situation for all downstream professionals who utilize the GDA flagship event as a platform to grow their business, accelerate their professional development, make meaningful connections, and gather to capitalise on downstream turning points. 

Stay tuned to our conference programme, industry initiatives, online activities and a host of insight in the coming weeks and months.


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ABOUT THE GDA INTERNATIONAL DOWNSTREAM CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION

The GDA Conference is the leading Middle East strategic platform for international downstream professionals to address global business challenges, share best practices & unlock potential opportunities through collaboration and partnerships. Striving towards excellence, this forum aims at engaging regional & international stakeholders across the operators, technology providers, policy makers and academia to capitalize on investment, innovation & growth in a safe & sustainable environment.


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WAYS TO PARTICIPATE AT GDA CONFERENCE 2021

WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

"....As the industry becomes more competitive, we are navigating through a critical period of transformation where margin improvement, sustainability and capitalizing on resources are topics of major significance. This event will offer you a chance to interact with leading decision-makers addressing such topics while exchanging ideas and building strategic partnerships across the downstream value chain."

- EBRAHIM TALIB, DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE, BAPCO, GDA 2021 CHAIRMAN

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EBRAHIM A. TALIB

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The Gulf Downstream Association's Conference and Exhibition will address global business challenges to unlock opportunities through collaboration and partnerships. Choose one or more from the below topics to submit your abstract.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

The three-day event saw over 2,500 professionals gather from more than 20 countries to 121 expert speakers that covered Innovation and Technology, Improvements, Digitization, Integration, and Energy.

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Alan Gelder

VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Downstream Global Content Lead, Wood Mackenzie

I thoroughly enjoyed this inaugural event. Given this was the first one, it was very impressive to see both the wide range and high caliber of the exhibitors and participate in very active and engaging technical sessions.

Khaled Adbellatif

Technology Advisor, Daily Thermetrics

It was very organized and beneficial for downstream professionals to meet and engage with each other.

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

A well-managed show, overall. Good material and audience. The quality of this meeting has been steadily improving over the years. Catering requires special mention this time - quality was good. Kudos to the organizers!

Xander de Jong

Principal Process Engineer, R&D, Q8 - Kuwait Petroleum International Ltd

A professional conference for downstream professionals.

Dr. Nicholas Hurley

International Technical Director, j5 International

This is undoubtedly one of the most rewarding conferences I have ever been to.

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ABOUT THE GULF DOWNSTREAM ASSOCIATION (GDA)

The Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) was established by its Founding Companies Saudi AramcoKuwait Petroleum International (KPI)Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO)Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). GDA is a pioneering, non-profit association and “point of reference” for all downstream players including industry professionals, corporate executives and legislators seeking to foster excellence and drive advancement through mutually beneficial engagement and industry collaboration.

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