The Gulf Downstream Association’s Technical Committees serve as the platform of GDA's mandate to facilitate interaction among founding companies and members in addition to interacting with industry leaders and experts to help strategically grow the downstream business and improve performance.

The Technical Committees consist of nominated Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in various technical streams from GDA’s founding & other members organisations including Global Consulting / Technology Companies leading in related fields of downstream industries to promote sharing of non-proprietary information.

Each Technical Committee / Stream meets several times in a year (minimum 4 times) to execute an agreed plan of action, while SMEs dedicate 10% of their work-time for GDA activities.