PODCAST: Antwerp Declaration shows chemicals CEOs mean business

Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)–Leaders are now more willing to stand up and demand positive action by the EU to save the region’s industrial value chains.

  • Antwerp Declaration shows chemicals leaders now willing to be visible
  • CEOs have responsibility to help drive Europe transformation
  • Regulators, politicians can deliver better infrastructure, permitting
  • European Parliament elections 6-9 June may elect more business-friendly MEPs
  • Fundamental shift in Europe demand patterns
  • BASF expected to reinvent its Ludwigshafen Verbund site
  • Future could see domination by “supermajors” or more protected, regional markets

In this Think Tank podcast, Will Beacham interviews ICIS Insight Editor, Nigel Davis; ICIS Senior Consultant Asia, John Richardson; and Paul Hodges, chairman of New Normal Consulting.

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Editor’s note: This podcast is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the presenter and interviewees, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.

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