Day 1: Wednesday

Location: Sky View Ballroom

09:00-09:05

Event opening and Curtain raiser

09:05-09:15

Welcome address

Khalid Sultan Al-Kuwari

CEO, Q-Chem and Chairman, Supply Chain Committee, GPCA

09:15-09:30

Plenary address: Unlocking the value of rail transport in supply chains – Taking the green route

Dr. Bashar Al Malik

CEO, Saudi Arabia Railways

09:30-09:45

Keynote address: Shaping the new dynamics of supply chain – Future-proofing for growth, resilience, & innovation

Dr. Carolin Stumm-Wenk

MD Area Arabian Gulf, Hapag-Lloyd

09:45-10:00

Keynote address: Changing geopolitical tides and how the industry can navigate through this difficulty

Saleh Al Shabnan

Chairman of the Board, Saudi Supply Chain & Procurement Society

10:00-10:45

Strategic panel: The sustainability paradox: Pressure, profit, and the path forward

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Marcus Meissner

Account Leadership Team Member for Freight & Logistics clients in EMEA, Accenture

Panelists:

Raveen Guliani

COO, Logistics, GCC, DP World

Mike Formoso

VP, Group Business Development, PSA International

Zakia Bahjou

Senior Logistics Director for India, Middle East & Africa, Dow and Supply Chain Director, Dow Sadara Interface Office (DSIO)

10:45-11:30

Exhibition tour and networking break

Sponsored by:

mawani

11:30-12:15

Strategic panel: Closing the loop with circular economy logistics

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Olivier Bruslé

Partner – Advisory (Operations Consulting), KPMG Lower Gulf

Panelists:

Patrick Hore

Global Vertical Head of Chemicals, Maersk

Rajkiran Kanagala

President and Chief Business Officer, TCI Group, India and Chairman, TCIL Middle East Logistics Services

Makhlouf Benzahia

MD, S.A. TALKE

12:15-12:30

Case study: Customer-centric innovations re-defining the new era of logistics

Firas Shnoudeh

Global Director – Energy &Industrial Segments, Aramex

12:30-14:00

Networking lunch and prayer break

14:00-14:45

Strategic panel: Shipping: The beating heart at the center of global decarbonization

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Sachin Halbe

Partner, Strategic Operations, Kearney MEA, AT Kearney

Panelists:

Hisham A. Al Ansari

CEO and Shareholder, Mediterranean Shipping Co. Saudi

Christopher Cook

Area MD UAE, Oman and Qatar, Maersk

14:45-15:30

Strategic panel: A decade of evolution: Assessing the impact of Gulf SQAS on EHSS&Q in gulf logistics

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Amador Brinkman

Gulf SQAS Consultant, GPCA

Panelists:

Rashed Al Jehani

Site Logistics Operations Senior Manager, Sadara

James Graham

Executive Director, Logistics & Trading, Rezayat Group

15:30-15:50

Case study: Suez Canal blockage and what it has taught us

Tareq Yousef Alobaidli

Team Leader, PIC

15:50-16:10

Mega-Trends: Importance of having transparent supply chains and creating visibility beyond Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers

Kala Hanson

Global Business Manager, Transparency-One, an ISN Company

16:10-16:15

Closing remarks from the Emcee

19:00-22:00

Supply Chain Excellence Awards ceremony and Gala dinner

Day 2: Thursday

Location: Sky View Ballroom

09:00-09:05

Welcome and recap of Day 1

09:05-09:15

Welcome address

Saleh Al-Suwaiti

CEO, FAHSS-TUV and Vice-Chairman, Supply Chain Committee, GPCA

09:15-09:45

Fireside chat:  Industry disruptors: How next-gen entrepreneurs are breathing new life into supply chain innovations

Hosted by:

Amador Brinkman

Principal Consultant & Founder, Technique Works

Guest speakers:

Gaurav Biswas

CEO and Founder, TruKKer

Abhishek Shah

Co-founder and Group CEO, RSA Global

09:45-10:30

Executive panel: Collaboration for success: Multiplying the level of collaboration between inter-related stakeholders

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Gareth Adams

Regional Sales Director, Achilles

Panelists:

Dawood Al Rahbi

VP Global Supply Chain, OQ

Ahmed Al Katheeri

SVP, Supply Chain Management, Borouge

Ather Ali Khan

Commercial Director, Almajdouie Logistics

Eng. Omar S. Bahobail

VP, Shared Services, Sipchem

10:30-11:15

Networking break

Sponsored by:

mawani

11:15-12:00

Executive panel: Importance of driving local content and catalyzing greater SME participation in our supply chain ecosystems

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Rudy Sadi

MD, Almajdouie de Rijke

Panelists:

Waleed Ali Al Harbi

Director Outbound Logistics, Ma’aden

Raja Boufakheraldeen

Country Chief Executive KSA, Bureau Veritas

Fawaz Al-Shehab

Procurement Raw Materials, Logistics and Packaging Leader, EQUATE Petrochemical Company

12:00-12:45

Executive panel: Advanced risk management for new-age risks

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Arun Bruce

Co-Founder & CEO, Transformation X

Panelists:

Haitham Fouad

Head of Supply Chain, Logistics Procurement and Facility Management – Middle East, BASF

Imad Bushnaq

Head of Procurement, ENPI Group

Nasser Al-Harbi

Procurement and Supply Chain Manager, SATORP

12:45-13:00

The age of digital disruption – Creating smarter supply chains

Prof. Marwan K. Khraisheh

Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar

13:00-13:15

Closing remarks

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

Secretary General, GPCA

13:15-14:30

Networking lunch and prayers

15 May 2024

Day 1: Wednesday

Location: Sky View Ballroom

09:00-09:05

Event opening and Curtain raiser

09:05-09:15

Welcome address

Khalid Sultan Al-Kuwari

CEO, Q-Chem and Chairman, Supply Chain Committee, GPCA

09:15-09:30

Plenary address: Unlocking the value of rail transport in supply chains – Taking the green route

Dr. Bashar Al Malik

CEO, Saudi Arabia Railways

09:30-09:45

Keynote address: Shaping the new dynamics of supply chain – Future-proofing for growth, resilience, & innovation

Dr. Carolin Stumm-Wenk

MD Area Arabian Gulf, Hapag-Lloyd

09:45-10:00

Keynote address: Changing geopolitical tides and how the industry can navigate through this difficulty

Saleh Al Shabnan

Chairman of the Board, Saudi Supply Chain & Procurement Society

10:00-10:45

Strategic panel: The sustainability paradox: Pressure, profit, and the path forward

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Marcus Meissner

Account Leadership Team Member for Freight & Logistics clients in EMEA, Accenture

Panelists:

Raveen Guliani

COO, Logistics, GCC, DP World

Mike Formoso

VP, Group Business Development, PSA International

Zakia Bahjou

Senior Logistics Director for India, Middle East & Africa, Dow and Supply Chain Director, Dow Sadara Interface Office (DSIO)

10:45-11:30

Exhibition tour and networking break

Sponsored by:

mawani

11:30-12:15

Strategic panel: Closing the loop with circular economy logistics

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Olivier Bruslé

Partner – Advisory (Operations Consulting), KPMG Lower Gulf

Panelists:

Patrick Hore

Global Vertical Head of Chemicals, Maersk

Rajkiran Kanagala

President and Chief Business Officer, TCI Group, India and Chairman, TCIL Middle East Logistics Services

Makhlouf Benzahia

MD, S.A. TALKE

12:15-12:30

Case study: Customer-centric innovations re-defining the new era of logistics

Firas Shnoudeh

Global Director – Energy &Industrial Segments, Aramex

12:30-14:00

Networking lunch and prayer break

14:00-14:45

Strategic panel: Shipping: The beating heart at the center of global decarbonization

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Sachin Halbe

Partner, Strategic Operations, Kearney MEA, AT Kearney

Panelists:

Hisham A. Al Ansari

CEO and Shareholder, Mediterranean Shipping Co. Saudi

Christopher Cook

Area MD UAE, Oman and Qatar, Maersk

14:45-15:30

Strategic panel: A decade of evolution: Assessing the impact of Gulf SQAS on EHSS&Q in gulf logistics

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Amador Brinkman

Gulf SQAS Consultant, GPCA

Panelists:

Rashed Al Jehani

Site Logistics Operations Senior Manager, Sadara

James Graham

Executive Director, Logistics & Trading, Rezayat Group

15:30-15:50

Case study: Suez Canal blockage and what it has taught us

Tareq Yousef Alobaidli

Team Leader, PIC

15:50-16:10

Mega-Trends: Importance of having transparent supply chains and creating visibility beyond Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers

Kala Hanson

Global Business Manager, Transparency-One, an ISN Company

16:10-16:15

Closing remarks from the Emcee

19:00-22:00

Supply Chain Excellence Awards ceremony and Gala dinner

16 May 2024

Day 2: Thursday

Location: Sky View Ballroom

09:00-09:05

Welcome and recap of Day 1

09:05-09:15

Welcome address

Saleh Al-Suwaiti

CEO, FAHSS-TUV and Vice-Chairman, Supply Chain Committee, GPCA

09:15-09:45

Fireside chat:  Industry disruptors: How next-gen entrepreneurs are breathing new life into supply chain innovations

Hosted by:

Amador Brinkman

Principal Consultant & Founder, Technique Works

Guest speakers:

Gaurav Biswas

CEO and Founder, TruKKer

Abhishek Shah

Co-founder and Group CEO, RSA Global

09:45-10:30

Executive panel: Collaboration for success: Multiplying the level of collaboration between inter-related stakeholders

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Gareth Adams

Regional Sales Director, Achilles

Panelists:

Dawood Al Rahbi

VP Global Supply Chain, OQ

Ahmed Al Katheeri

SVP, Supply Chain Management, Borouge

Ather Ali Khan

Commercial Director, Almajdouie Logistics

Eng. Omar S. Bahobail

VP, Shared Services, Sipchem

10:30-11:15

Networking break

Sponsored by:

mawani

11:15-12:00

Executive panel: Importance of driving local content and catalyzing greater SME participation in our supply chain ecosystems

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Rudy Sadi

MD, Almajdouie de Rijke

Panelists:

Waleed Ali Al Harbi

Director Outbound Logistics, Ma’aden

Raja Boufakheraldeen

Country Chief Executive KSA, Bureau Veritas

Fawaz Al-Shehab

Procurement Raw Materials, Logistics and Packaging Leader, EQUATE Petrochemical Company

12:00-12:45

Executive panel: Advanced risk management for new-age risks

Teaser presentation and moderation by:

Arun Bruce

Co-Founder & CEO, Transformation X

Panelists:

Haitham Fouad

Head of Supply Chain, Logistics Procurement and Facility Management – Middle East, BASF

Imad Bushnaq

Head of Procurement, ENPI Group

Nasser Al-Harbi

Procurement and Supply Chain Manager, SATORP

12:45-13:00

The age of digital disruption – Creating smarter supply chains

Prof. Marwan K. Khraisheh

Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering Program, Texas A&M University at Qatar

13:00-13:15

Closing remarks

Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

Secretary General, GPCA

13:15-14:30

Networking lunch and prayers