Join the ICIS Networking Discussion and Drinks Reception at AFPM IPC

Date and Time: Sunday, 25 March, 3:00pm -3:30pm
Venue: Alamo Ballroom Salon C, Marriott Riverwalk Hotel, San Antonio

A snapshot of the uncertainty in the petrochemicals markets and what is in store for 2018

2017 was a tumultuous year in the petrochemical industry amid growing capacities from North America’s shale boom, increasing environmental regulations in China rippling through the global marketplace and storms such as Hurricane Harvey disrupting supply and demand.

With all these changing dynamics and events, what is the likely impact on the global petrochemicals markets?

What are the risks and opportunities in the marketplace?

Join the ICIS networking discussion at AFPM to learn how these factors and more are affecting the 2018 marketplace for olefins, aromatics, polymers and intermediates, and how ICIS data, analytics and consulting can help you navigate these turbulent waters.

Drinks and canapes will be served following the discussion from 3:30 pm onwards.

Places are limited, please register for your free place now

Visit the ICIS hospitality suite Alamo Ballroom Salon C, Marriott Riverwalk Hotel

Join us at AFPM IPC and network with our consultants, editors and product experts. We will be pleased to meet you in our suite and share the latest news on the petrochemicals industry, and answer any questions you might have about the markets.

Our suite will be opened on 25 March to 27 March from 8am to 6pm

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Meet the team attending AFPM

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Jeremy Pafford

Managing Editor, Americas

Jason Bean Image

Jason Bean

Head of Sales, Americas

Caroline Davis Image

Caroline Davis

Strategic Accounts, Alliances and Sales APAC & China

Dan Barnard Image

Dan Barnard

Head of Sales – Americas & EMEA

Barbara Ortner Image

Barbara Ortner

Head of Market Reporting

William Lemos Image

William Lemos

Deputy Editorial Director

Stefano Zehnder Image

Stefano Zehnder

Vice President, Analytics & Consulting

Zachary Moore Image

Zachary Moore

Deputy Managing Editor, Americas

Bill Bowen Image

Bill Bowen

Senior Editor, Manager

Jessie Waldheim Image

Jessie Waldheim

Markets Editor

John Dietrich Image

John Dietrich

Senior Editor

George Martin Image

George Martin

Editor-in-Chief, Latin America

Lucas Hall Image

Lucas Hall

Markets Editor

Tarun Raizada Image

Tarun Raizada

Senior Editor

Amanda Hay Image

Amanda Hay

Market Reporter

Lane Kelley Image

Lane Kelley

Senior Editor

David Love Image

David Love

Senior Editor

James Ray Image

James Ray

Senior Consultant

Stephanie Kirby Image

Stephanie Kirby

Senior Analyst, Americas

Isabel Lino Image

Isabel Lino

Sales Executive

Daniel Urbina Image

Daniel Urbina

Key Account Manager

Alex Deike Image

Alex Deike

Head of Strategic Accounts, Americas

Tonia Ellegan-Adams Image

Tonia Ellegan-Adams

Strategic Account Manager

Tracy Dang Image

Tracy Dang

News Editor, Americas

Al Greenwood Image

Al Greenwood

Senior Editor

Mary Bowen Image

Mary Bowen

Client Services Team Lead

Ivory Ramirez Image

Ivory Ramirez

Marketing Assistant


Apple Lim

Head of Sales, Asia

Bruce Yang Image

Bruce Yang

Head of Sales, China

David Hanna Image

David Hanna

North Asia Business Development Director


Jonathan Lopez

News Editor, Europe

Seet Tiong Boon Image

Seet Tiong Boon

Key Account Manager

Graeme Paterson Image

Graeme Paterson

Global News Editor

Pearl Bantillo Image

Pearl Bantillo

Deputy News Editor

Joseph Chang Image

Joseph Chang

Global Editor, ICB

Tara Sabanandan Image

Tara Sabanandan

Lead Marketer, Americas

Newly published ICIS trade flow maps

Expanding capacity in the global market and changes in demand have resulted in shifts in import and export trade flows for the US chemicals market.

Download the latest ICIS trade flow maps for information on US chemicals imports and exports for 2016 and 2017.

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