John Richardson, director of ICIS training Asia and ICB Asia correspondent, discusses factors affecting the polyolefin markets in China. He presents a market outlook on how developments may influence the industry over the next six to twelve months.
Key topics covered:
-Recent polyethylene and polypropylene history and what it tells us about the future
-Emerging signs of rebalancing and what it means for growth this year
-New capacities and downstream challenges
-What rebalancing will mean for long-term growth
About the speaker
John Richardson, Director – ICIS training Asia/ICB Asia correspondent
John joined ICIS in Singapore as deputy editor of the magazine, Asian Chemical News and was promoted to editor in 2000. From that year, he also ran the Asian ICIS news bureau until 2006 when he launched the Asia ICIS training business, which provides training and market-intelligence seminars in oil, gas, petrochemicals, base oils and fertilizers. John is a highly respected commentator on Asia markets, in particular what's happening in the China polyolefins market. His role also includes writing analysis and commentary articles for the ICIS magazine, ICB, and running a blog – Asian Chemical Connections.