who we are
Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents a powerful segment of the Gulf region economy. Its industries contributes a significant share to the non-oil GDP of the Gulf as major providers of jobs and the source of vital raw material for a wide range of downstream industries. GPCA was the first trade association formed in the Gulf region in 2006 by its eight visionary founding members: SABIC, Tasnee, Qapco, QVC, Borouge, GPIC, PIC, and Equate. The Founding Members’ vision foresaw the need for a voluntary and non-profit association focused on providing the resources, aid and technical assistance, needed by the petrochemicals and chemicals industry of the Gulf. This early insight proved to be accurate, enabling GPCA to come into existence speedily and be immediately accepted in the Gulf.
Today it is the Gulf’s sole trade association, respected and recognized as the collective voice of the petrochemicals and chemicals industries on regional and international issues of common interest. It is also the trusted source of authoritative data on the Gulf region’s petrochemicals and chemicals industries, and has steadily expanded its influence and membership base to offer multiple platforms for stakeholders to network and share best practice.
To support the growth and sustainable development of the petrochemical and chemical industries in the Gulf in partnership with our members and other stakeholders
- Provide a networking and knowledge sharing forum for members and industry stakeholders.
- Advocate common industry positions.
- Promote industry best practice.
- Champion the Responsible Care initiative among members.
- Establish regional industry data and information resources.
- Develop credible relationships with regional communities and with global industry.