COURSE OVERVIEW

The Petrochemicals: An In-Depth Introduction virtual course is one of the most sought-after courses in our training portfolio, delivered by highly experienced industry experts. It is designed to give attendees a comprehensive background to the driving forces and products of the industry and offers a blend of commercial and technical aspects of the industry.

After attending the course, you will gain a 360-degree comprehensive overview of petrochemical markets, learn about trade flows and have a close look at regional dynamics, pricing, and major factors driving the industry.

This four-day course will help you to understand the dynamics and key drivers of the petrochemical industry. It is equally suited for those who are new to the industry and for seasoned, advanced delegates who need to know all about petrochemical industry and its driving forces. The course covers the seven building block of petrochemicals, and the vitally important links to upstream and downstream markets, to refining, oil and gas.

 

4 modules across 4 days

The course is delivered across four days and divided into four modules. Each module tackles the pillars of the petrochemical industry starting from the building blocks leading to the factors that shape the future direction of the market. The modules designed to focus on specific themes such as feedstock, basic derivatives, market trends and more.

  • Module #1 (day one): Feedstock dynamics and industry fundamentals
    In this module, the trainers will dive deeper into raw materials that are used to making petrochemicals.
  • Module #2 (day two): Petrochemical building blocks and their major applications
    In this module you will look in detail at the intermediates and products derived from olefins and aromatics.
  • Module #3 (day three): Market trends and understanding cost drivers
    This module examines the key petrochemical markets trends and factors that are affecting the price of petrochemicals.
  • Module #4 (day four): Looking into factors that are shaping the future of the petrochemicals industry
    Driven by our customers feedback and defining trends today, module #4 includes new additions such as the impact of Covid-19 and sustainability in the future of petrochemicals.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Course Fees

Modules 1-4: $1,600*
(For those who need to understand the dynamics and key drivers of the petrochemical industry. The course covers the seven building block petrochemicals, and the vitally important links to downstream markets and, upstream, to refining, oil and gas.)
Modules 3-4: $1,200*
(For those who need a quick refresher on the drivers of the petrochemical industry and a look forward to the possible impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and plastics recycling on the sector with the latest view from ICIS analysts.)

Register for NOV 2-5 November 2021 | 2PM London / 9AM New York time zone friendly for Americas/EMEA

For group bookings of three or more please contact us:

Jerricor Dayrit Asia/Middle East
Email: jerricor.dayrit@icis.com
Tel: +65 6780 4321

Ali Ahmad Europe/Americas
Email: ali.ahmad@icis.com
Tel: +44 207 911 1478

*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.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE VIRTUAL TRAINING?

All sessions will be accessed virtual from your computer, tablet or mobile, giving you the flexibility of taking the course at your chosen location and device.

  • Live and interactive sessions

Understanding the relevance of getting access to information real time, the course will be delivered live including interactive sessions providing you with a platform to engage with trainers and other delegates.

  • Modular approach

The course will run across 4 days with an average of 2.5 hours each.

  • Revamped format and new topics

The course composes of four modules including 3 new topics that will tackle the impact of Covid-19, sustainability commitments and much more.

Trainers

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.


Nigel Davis – Course Director, ICIS

Nigel has been part of the ICIS training team since its inception. A chemist by training, Nigel is an Insight editor with ICIS and contributes regularly to the 24-hour online chemicals news service.

Nigel has written about the chemical industry in many publications since 1979, including news and company magazines, encyclopaedias and specialist reports. For 13 years he wrote and edited the newsletter Chemical Insight. He presents regularly at conferences and training events and has widely shared his understanding of the sector.

Nigel is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and through the RSA takes a general interest in industry and business matters.

In-House Training

ICIS works alongside our clients 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

To enquire about in-house training for this course please click here and a member of our team will get back to you.

Upcoming Petrochemical courses

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Testimonials

“Excellent Tool to have, it does help a lot regarding the current markets and feedstock review. The trainers were really knowledgeble on each market in different global points.”

Product Specialist, AKTOPA LLC

 

“This course was great as an introduction to the petrochemical industry for someone who doesn’t know much about it. Having the terms and charts were also so helpful.”

Buyer, Litehouse inc