AFPM moves US IPC to mid-May from March

Author: Al Greenwood


HOUSTON (ICIS)--The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is moving the date for its annual International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) to 23-25 May, it said on Tuesday.

The AFPM had set an earlier date of 14-16 March, the month it usually holds the conference. It would mark the 46th year for the IPC.

The group said it changed the dates because of the coronavirus.

"We are confident that within the next few months there will be meaningful progress in the fight against COVID and that we will be able to meet at this later date," the group said. "Nevertheless, in an abundance of caution, we will also provide virtual options to ensure that everyone interested in attending will be able to enjoy the exciting lineup of keynote speakers, updated concurrent sessions and networking activities that we have planned."

The AFPM should have more details about the 2021 conference in January, when registration opens, it said.

The AFPM cancelled the IPC in 2020 because of the coronavirus.

The IPC bills itself as the largest conference representing the petrochemical industry. Attendance typically exceeds 2,000 and can break 3,000.

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