Co-organised as always with ICIS, it features:
Shell: Global strategy manager Herbert Le Lorrain will present Shell’s new scenarios for the future, ‘Mountains and Oceans’
Bayer MaterialScience: New procurement head Christian Buhse will provide his first impressions of global benzene and toluene markets
Tullow Oil: Oil marketing manager Ben Holt will share the insights of this fast-growing company on the crude oil market
Styrolution: Global product manager Brian Torrez will outline challenges and opportunities for the styrene market
Equipolymers: Commercial Director Antonello Ciotto will describe how the PET industry is meeting new requirements from brand managers
Avestra: CEO Adam Popov will provide an overview of Russia’s phenol/acetone market developments
In addition, Andrew Horncastle of leading consultants Booz & Co will describe the impact of latest refining industry developments on the aromatics markets. Whilst Stewart Hardy of industry experts Nexant will review the outlook for the paraxylene chain.
The blog will also present two papers. ‘Life as a by-product’ will look at the benzene outlook. Whilst ‘Aromatics and Derivatives in the New Normal’ will discuss how age range and income levels will be key to future industry success.