An Introduction to Polyolefins

9 April, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Vienna

Course Overview

‘Polyolefins’ can often be considered to be quite a broad term and understanding their uses, and where they fit within value chains, can often be confusing. This course, delivered by our highly experienced industry experts, will provide an essential overview of key polyolefins chains such as polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), as well regional insights and market dynamics. Join our Virtual ICIS Polyolefins Training Course to improve your essential polyolefins knowledge.

This Polyolefins Training Course is equally suited for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh their understanding of the polyolefins industry – providing overviews and ideas, as well as insights into pricing and production processes. The course delivers an in-depth study as well as a theoretical foundation, and will explain concepts with examples and exercises related to the global markets. This course will enable attendees to:

  • Explore the impact of recent events on the industry, both in the short- and long-term
  • Understand the factors driving prices, supply and demand of polyolefins
  • Discover a jargon-free explanation of polymer production and processes
  • Gain insight into key market trends and regional dynamics
  • Learn about key raw materials and technologies, and what they mean to this sector

Who should attend?

The Polyolefins Training Course is suitable to all levels of professionals working in the polyolefins industry who would like to get a solid understanding of the business and its progress including:

  • Upstream Producers and Oil & Gas Refineries
  • End Users (FMCGs, Brand Owners, etc.)
  • Plastic Converters
  • Financial Sector

Course fees

€1,250 (+UK VAT at 20% if applicable)*

9 April, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Vienna
REGISTER HERE (9 April 2024)

*NB: Please enter your VAT number (or local equivalent) on our payment page, otherwise UK VAT at 20% will be applied. Customers based in the UK will be charged UK VAT at 20% whether or not a VAT number is provided.

For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Nicol Lange EMEA/Americas
Tel: +44 20 7911 1393


John Richardson

John Richardson – Consultant, ICIS Asia

John Richardson is a highly experienced trainer and chemicals industry analyst, who has been working in the industry for 18 years. Based in Asia-Pacific, John has a deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually-based analysis of the key issues facing the industry. His views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach.

From 2006 until 2013, John was the Director for ICIS Training, where he successfully launched the business in the region, providing a wide range of courses covering petrochemicals, oil refining, fertilizers and base oils. He now works for the ICIS Consulting team. John has also co-authored an e-book, Boom, Gloom and the New Normal, with Paul Hodges of United Kingdom-based consultancy, International eChem. The book, which has been published by ICIS, examines how demographic factors and events in financial markets have reshaped the global economy. His Asian Chemical Connections blog has a wide regional and global readership.

Bespoke Training Solutions

ICIS works alongside our customers to create bespoke training courses that mould our expertise and your specific needs. We’ll pinpoint the current expertise of your employees, areas for improvement, and your business goals, and develop a training course that will bring tangible benefits to your business.

Our custom training courses are delivered as interactive workshops, focusing on the products, concepts and issues that are most relevant and beneficial to you.

  • Save money on transportation and accommodation, with training at a convenient location
  • Flexibility – you determine the length and duration of the sessions
  • Interactive workshops with hands-on exercises, to reinforce key skills, techniques and concepts
  • Take-away the course materials, presentations and background information for future reference

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