APLA '10: Group's 30th petchem meeting focuses on sustainability

07 November 2010 14:05  [Source: ICIS news]

RIO DE JANEIRO (ICIS)--The Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) started its 30th annual meeting on Sunday, focusing on sustainable development and celebrating the achievements of the region's industry, the group's marketing executive said.

So far, 793 delegates had registered, with more expected at the last minute, said Fernando Poppi, APLA marketing executive.

Delegates came from 33 countries, up from about 25 last year, Poppi said. In addition, 245 companies were participating.

Braskem, the leading Brazilian petrochemical company, was expected to make an important announcement on the last day of the event, but details remained under wraps.

This year's central theme is the commitment of the chemical industry to sustainability, and several experts were speaking on the subject during the meeting.

Another important topic was Latin America's changing political scenario.

APLA lasts through Tuesday.

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By: George Martin
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