LIVE WEBINAR – The global olefins market in 2020: What is in store for the industry?

Tuesday, 7 April 2020 | 2:00pm – 2:45pm BST
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ICIS’ James Wilson and Joseph Chang will give an overview of the global olefins market as it goes through a period of growing risks. Covering a variety of topics from the impact of crude pricing and the growing challenges being brought about by the COVID-19 outbreak, to the most recent updates on US market conditions. Join these expert-led presentations to hear the latest on the global olefins market.

This is your exclusive opportunity to gain the most up to date insight into global supply and demand, a long-term outlook, potential market fluctuations and much more.

Make sure to save your questions, as our thought leaders will be ready to answer them during this webinar.


  • Impacts on ethylene following the drop in crude pricing
  • COVID-19 outbreak – implications for ethylene
  • Supply & demand considerations for 2020
  • An overview on US cracker investment wave
  • Outlook for 2020 and beyond amid rising risks

Including Q&A!


Meet the experts

James Wilson
Senior Analyst, ICIS Consulting

Senior Analyst in the petrochemical team at ICIS Consulting, focusing primarily on olefins. Previous industry experience gained through working for a major refining and petrochemical technology licensor. James is a key contributor to the ICIS Supply and Demand database. Contributor to single client projects, including short- and long-term forecasting, and margin modelling. Worked as an onsite process engineer across Europe and Asia, contributing to the successful start-ups of MTO, FCC, BTX and LAB complexes.

Experience of working in a technical sales role running yield estimates, generating preliminary engineering design documents, and writing technical proposals for gasoline complexes and LPG treating units. Worked as an R&D engineer, focusing on bottom-of-the-barrel upgrading technology, resulting in a US Patent application. James has a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK.

Joseph Chang
Global Editor, ICIS

Joseph Chang is Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business, a weekly publication focusing on macro trends and the analysis of drivers of chemical prices worldwide. This includes price trends, and the factors impacting these trends in both the short term, and long term. He has been with ICIS and one of its predecessor publications for more than 20 years, specialising in coverage of major trends in the petrochemicals sector as well as financial topics such as macroeconomics, capital spending, equity and debt markets, and mergers and acquisitions. Joseph has a degree in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.