World Aromatics Conference focuses on key industry challenges

Our 16th World Aromatics and Derivatives conference will take place on 8-9 November.

Co-organised with ICIS, it provides an excellent opportunity for delegates to meet and exchange views in the critical end-of-year period.

Amsterdam smallIt features the usual strong line-up of speakers:

Ronald Doesburg, GM for Shell’s Base Chemicals business, will describe how innovation is driving new patterns of supply and demand.
Pieter Platteeuw, Global Business Director, aromatics, for DowDuPont , will ask whether current business optimism can be sustained.
Eric Bischof, VP Corporate Sustainability for Covestro, will identify key issues in creating a more sustainable market.

Other leading speakers including Klaus Ries, VP Global Business Management Styrenic Foams for BASF; Erik Nijhuis, Sales Manager for Vopak; and Rhian O’Connor and Rob Peacock from ICIS will give their views on the major issues along the value chain.

In addition, I will be looking at key macro challenges for the industry – The Trump effect and the move towards protectionism, Brexit and its implications for Europe, and today’s increasingly volatility in energy markets and their geopolitical implications.

For more details, and to register, please click here.  The Early Bird discount finishes on Friday.

About Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem, trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry. He also serves as a Global Expert for the World Economic Forum. The aim of this blog is to share ideas about the influences that may shape the chemical industry and the global economy over the next 12 – 18 months. It looks behind today’s headlines, to understand what may happen next in critical areas such as oil prices, China and Emerging Markets, currencies, autos, housing, economic growth and the environment. Please do join me and share your thoughts. Between us, we will hopefully develop useful insights into the key factors that will drive the industry's future performance.