Over three days, 6,000 industry executives, leaders and personnel will gather for the 2nd edition of the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) International Downstream Conference and Exhibition under the theme Downstream Turning Points - “Capitalising on Transformation”, at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. As Chairman of the 2021 Conference, I would like to invite you to take part in this important event for the industry.
GDA is a pioneering, non-profit association that seeks to foster excellence and drive advancement through industry collaboration and mutually beneficial engagement. In line with this mission, the GDA Conference is the leading Middle East strategic platform for international downstream professionals, addressing global business challenges, sharing best practices and unlocking potential opportunities through collaboration and partnerships.
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.
In addition to the GDA Founding Members Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), this conference will bring together the key players in the GCC with international stakeholders from operators, technology providers, policy makers and academia in what is now becoming the leading event in the region for the downstream industries.
The inaugural edition of the GDA Conference in 2018 was a resounding success. Our ambition is to build on this success, and we hope that you will support and participate in all aspects of the conference and exhibition.
I look forward to welcoming you to the GDA International Downstream Conference and Exhibition 2021.
Chairman - GDA Conference 2021
Deputy Chief Executive, BAPCO