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 Imperial Riding School Renaissance Hotel, Vienna.

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.

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Meet the team attending EPCA

Barbara Ortner

Barbara Ortner
Head of Market Reporting

Bettina Vogel

Bettina Vogel
Strategic Account Manager

Chris Barker

Chris Barker
Senior Editor

Dan Barnard

Dan Barnard
Head of Sales - Americas & EMEA

Daniela Pietrangelo

Daniela Pietrangelo
Customer Service

Eashani Chavda

Eashani Chavda
Markets, Editor

Elise Lehy

Elise Lehy
Account Manager

Fred Blanc

Fred Blanc
Key Accounts Manager

Graeme Paterson

Graeme Paterson
Global News Editor

Helena Strathearn

Helena Strathearn
Deputy Managing Editor, Europe

Jane Massingham

Jane Massingham
Senior Editor, Manager

Jonathan Lopez

Jonathan Lopez
News Editor, Europe

Katherine Sale

Katherine Sale
Senior Editor, Manager

Kieran Cosgrove

Kieran Cosgrove
VP, Analytics & Consulting

Linda Naylor

Linda Naylor
Senior Editor

Marina Putyatina

Marina Putyatina
Marketing Manager

Matt Cutler

Matt Cutler
Head of Strategic Accounts

Matt Tudball

Matt Tudball
Head of European Markets

Melissa Hurley

Melissa Hurley
Markets, Editor

Morgan Condon

Morgan Condon
Markets Reporter

Nel Weddle

Nel Weddle
Senior Editor

Nick Cleeve

Nick Cleeve
Markets Reporter

Nigel Davis

Nigel Davis
Insight Editor

Pavle Popovic

Pavle Popovic
Markets, Editor

Princess Maristela

Princess Maristela
Senior Events Executive

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke
Managing Editor, Europe

Rhian O'Connor

Rhian O'Connor
Senior Analyst - Consulting

Robert Peacock

Robert Peacock
Consultant

Tahir Ikram

Tahir Ikram
News Editor, Asia

Toni Fuecker

Toni Fuecker
Account Manager

Tracy Dang

Tracy Dang
News Editor, Americas

Vicky Ellis

Vicky Ellis
Senior Editor, Manager

Will Beacham

Will Beacham
Deputy Editor

Yana Palagacheva

Yana Palagacheva
Senior Editor

Exclusive ICIS chemicals insights

Global MMA Capacities

Global MMA Capacities

Global methyl methacrylate (MMA) players have had a turbulent few years, and while 2018 has proven less eventful, there are still fractions in the market ahead of this
year’s EPCA meeting. Global turnarounds provide upward pressure between Sep-Nov, but in Europe at least this is being balanced by destocking and poor demand.

Global PE Capacities

Global PE Capacities

New PE capacities coming on stream globally- and particularly in North America - are having an impact on sentiment and pricing in some areas. The trade spat between China and the US is expected to affect trade flows globally with the impact on global supply and demand balances far reaching.

European Propylene capacities

European Propylene capacities

Expectations of a structural tightening in European propylene supply on the back of lightening feedslates and robust demand for derivatives have been realized in 2018 and supply is expected to remain on a tight leash for the remainder of the year.

European Ethylene capacities

European Ethylene capacities

Planned and unplanned production issues served to offset the underlying structural length in European ethylene supply in 2018. More export opportunities are expected to arise, alongside a heavy shutdown slate in 2019 which should help to stave off any significant negative impacts.

European Oxo-alcohols capacities

European Oxo-alcohols capacities

Oxo-alcohols have experienced heavy maintenance in Europe in 2018, along with import and export data during the works schedule. The outages for the three largest European producers are all large five-yearly maintenance works.

2-EH has been more supported than NBA and IBA through the year. With some hurdles still to jump, will NBA and 2EH pull in different directions in the months ahead?

European Caustic Soda capacities

European Caustic Soda capacities

As we approach the anniversary of the 2017 phasing-out deadline for the last mercury cell caustic soda and chlorine plants, a review of the market shows the ways in which the chemical industry has adjusted to the change through higher utilization of existing capacity within Europe.

BD Butadiene supply constraints

BD EPCA

A tight supply and demand balance has kept the European butadiene (BD) market firm in 2018 and this trend looks set to continue into 2019. This infographic highlights the key production issues that have constrained supply and the impacts these limitations have had on pricing and trade flows throughout 2018 so far.

Impending arrival of new monoethylene glycol capacity

ICIS infographic examining the upcoming arrival of new capacity in the US

With the impending arrival of new monoethylene glycol (#MEG) capacity, there is a risk of oversupply from 2020 and beyond.

Download this ICIS infographic examining the upcoming arrival of new capacity in the US, Middle East and Malaysia and the likely impact on global trade flows in the next few years.

High PP prices and the effect of future investment for Europe

High PP prices and the effect of future investment for Europe

Polypropylene (PP) prices have been subject to high volatility in the early months of the year, especially due to the high swings in crude oil quotations.

ICIS consultants detail what future investment in new #propylene and PP capacity within Europe indicates for imports of European processors.

Powerful Analytics Solutions for Petrochemicals Markets

Live Supply Disruption Tracker 

  • Improve price negotiations for feedstock at a regional level
  • Ensure a robust and secure supply of cargo from producers
  • Eliminate premium risks from outages
  • Know your supplier, not just your distributor

Price Drivers Analytics

  • Decide the optimum option between imports vs domestic cargoes
  • Negotiate prices with domestic producers
  • Understand the impact of domestic producers being more likely to export on buying prices
  • Determine if you will have a stronger negotiating power
  • Further your understanding of feedstock prices with margin commentary

Supply & Demand Outlooks

  • Support and optimise your quarterly forecasts
  • Expand your understanding of all market drivers impacting prices
  • Validate purchasing decisions
  • Minimise information overload on the commodity value chain

Integrated data solutions to support your strategic decision-making

Pricing Intelligence

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ICIS price reports provide independent objective and trusted intelligence for the global petrochemical, energy and fertilizer markets.

ICIS Price Reports provide access to:

  • Spot and contract price assessments
  • In-depth analysis and price history to help you track and understand price drivers and trends
  • Easy access to information, with multiple delivery options

Find out more

Supply & Demand Database

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The ICIS Supply and Demand Data Services enables subscribers to gain a long-term view of the rapidly changing petrochemical markets.

ICIS Supply & Demand Database enables you to:

  • Determine the local or regional scenario in a global context to support your planning
  • Identify, evaluate and optimise opporutnities
  • Validate commercial and growth strategies

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Industry News

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Our global network of local experts report breaking news stories that impact chemical markets, influence commodity prices and affect your daily business decisions.

ICIS News provides:

  • Real-time news round-the-clock
  • Analysis and likely market impact
  • Production news and force majeures

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