ICIS free seminar at EPCA

Managing Petrochemical Risks in an Uncertain World
7 October, 1pm – 5pm

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our seminar on Sunday, 7 October at the Rechte Pirouette, Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, Vienna

Seats are complimentary but limited, please register for your place now »

In partnership with BNP Paribas, this year’s half day seminar will once again bring together the most relevant and up-to-date information on the key developments, potential risks and opportunities in the petrochemicals markets. Join our market experts as they cover topics including:

  • Oil price demand outlook: Scenarios for electric vehicles, rising fuel efficiency
  • Key risks for olefins sellers and buyers in Asia, Europe and the US
  • Polyolefins: Navigating trade wars, a weaker Chinese economy and rising self-sufficiency in China
  • Dangers to polyolefins demand, margins and investment strategies from the environmental pushback against single-use plastic
  • Why hedge petrochemicals risks
  • Petrochemical forward markets – contango and backwardation

Alongside key topics and expert insights, we understand how important networking is to you. Our seminar continues to bring you an opportunity to meet and establish business discussions with industry market players. We hope you can join our networking reception, sponsored by BNP Paribas. The reception will be held in Rechte Pirouette, Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, following the seminar.

Seats are complimentary but limited, please register for your place now »

Visit the ICIS Suite, Ballroom B, Marriott Hotel, Vienna. 8-10 October, 8AM – 6PM

Join us during the 52nd EPCA Annual Meeting and network with our consultants, editors and product experts. We will be pleased to meet you in our suite Ballroom B, Marriott Hotel to share the latest news on the petrochemicals industry, and answer any questions you might have about the markets.

Click here to book a meeting »

Meet the team attending EPCA

Barbara Ortner

Head of Market Reporting

Bettina Vogel

Strategic Account Manager

Chris Barker

Senior Editor

Dan Barnard

Head of Sales – Americas & EMEA

Daniela Pietrangelo

Customer Service

Eashani Chavda

Markets, Editor

Elise Lehy

Account Manager

Fred Blanc

Key Accounts Manager

Graeme Paterson

Global News Editor

Helena Strathearn

Deputy Managing Editor, Europe

Jane Massingham

Senior Editor, Manager

Jonathan Lopez

News Editor, Europe

Katherine Sale

Senior Editor, Manager

Kieran Cosgrove

VP, Analytics & Consulting

Linda Naylor

Senior Editor

Marina Putyatina

Marketing Manager

Head of Strategic Accounts

Matt Tudball

Head of European Markets

Melissa Hurley

Markets, Editor

Morgan Condon

Markets Reporter

Nel Weddle

Senior Editor

Nick Cleeve

Markets Reporter

Nigel Davis

Insight Editor

Pavle Popovic

Markets, Editor

Princess Maristela

Senior Events Executive

Rebecca Clarke

Managing Editor, Europe

Rhian O'Connor

Senior Analyst – Consulting

Robert Peacock


Tahir Ikram

News Editor, Asia

Toni Fuecker

Account Manager

Tracy Dang

News Editor, Americas

Vicky Ellis

Senior Editor, Manager

Will Beacham

Deputy Editor

Yana Palagacheva

Senior Editor

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