Conferences

11 June 2007 00:00  [Source: ICB]

The 11th Asian Chlor-Alkali Conference

Organised by Tecnon OrbiChem and ICIS

21-22 June

Venue Shanghai, China

Email heather.robson@icis.com

Website www.icis.com/conferences/asianchloralkali2007

THE 11th Asian Chlor-alkali conference will give the international community a chance to hear first-hand the developments taking place in China, the most dynamic and diverse chlor-alkali market in the world.

Uncertainties over China's impact on the international market, the ever-present problem of keeping caustic soda and chlorine in balance, the opportunities offered by new technology and other challenges facing the industry will be discussed at the ICIS/Tecnon OrbiChem-organised event.

In domestic markets, the chlor-alkali industry has enjoyed reasonably healthy returns in the past two years, although not at the stellar levels of early 2005.

International markets are a different matter, with good prices continuing for caustic soda, but with chlorine values in exported ethylene dichloride (EDC) or vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) at rock bottom, at least until late 2006.

The continuing healthy state of caustic markets can be ascribed to the plant closures in 2003-2004, which brought the world market into a snug balance. Meanwhile, international EDC and VCM markets have been weakened by the rapid expansion of home production of poly­vinyl chloride (PVC) in China.

PVC production increases, and therefore chlorine consumption in China, have had a growing effect on world balances because of the low cost of VCM production from acetylene in China. This has abated with the fall in international oil prices, allowing ethylene-based PVC to recover competitivity and EDC/VCM prices to rise.

Rising domestic chlorine production has expanded caustic soda exports from China. But where will this lead in the future?

The 1st ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference

Sponsored by Petronas

20-21 June

Venue Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email heather.robson@icis.comWebsite www.icis.com/conferences/asianbaseoils2007

The 3rd Asian Aromatics & Derivatives Conference

28-29 June

Venue The Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore

Email sharon.hart@icis.com

Website www.icis.com/conferences/asianaromatics2007

ICIS CHINA POLYURETHANES CONFERENCE

4-5 September

Venue Shanghai, China

Email joanne.fisher@icis.com

BIOFUELS 2007 - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

An ICIS-Kline conference

19-20 September

Venue The Westin Hotel, St Louis, Missouri, US

Email michelle.fagan@icis.com

The 4th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils AND Lubricants Conference

23-24 October

Venue The Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai

Email heather.robson@icis.com

The 6th European Aromatics & Derivatives Conference

Organised by ICIS & International eChem

14-15 November

Venue The Radisson SAS Park Lane Hotel, Antwerp, Belgium

Email sharon.hart@icis.com

THE 14TH EUROPEAN FINE CHEMICALS CONFERENCE

20-21 November

Venue Park Hyatt, Hamburg, Germany

Email kelly.farley@icis.com

THE 3RD ICIS PAN-AMERICAN BASE OILS AND LUBRICANTS CONFERENCE

29-30 November

Venue The Marriott New York Financial Center Hotel, New York, US

Email heather.robson@icis.com

Petrochemicals - A Beginner's Course

An introduction to the industry

12 June Lyon, France 2 July Singapore 11 September Prague, Czech Republic15 October Houston, Texas, USNovember Amsterdam, Netherlands

Petrochemicals - The Next Level Part II

A deeper understanding of market dynamics, costs, pricing and profitability

13 June Lyon, France

A deeper understanding of value chains, markets and the planning process

3 July Singapore

A deeper understanding of market dynamics, costs, pricing and profitability

12 September Prague, Czech Republic

BIOFUELS

27 August Singapore

EMERGING MARKETS

13 September Prague, Czech Republic

19 October Houston, Texas, US

For a full listing of the conferences diary, go to www.icis.com or fax: +44 20 8652 3482. For seminars, go to www.icis.com/training, or contact Amy Ferguson on tel: +44 20 8652 8373, or email: amy.ferguson@icis.com








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