A webinar on China's economic transformation: Part II
What it really means for the global chemical industry

As part of our thought-leadership series of events, ICIS hosted a webinar on China’s economic transformation and its impact on global chemical markets.

As modern China evolves, how do you position your company to take advantage of new opportunities in the country? Download the presentation slides for clear insights on the likely impact of China’s decision to increase chemical exports to compensate for the lost sales of cheap textiles and plastics products.

The webinar was held on 9 September 2014 and it included expert views on the reform drive in China as well as its implications for petrochemical demand growth for the rest of 2014 and into 2015.

By downloading the presentation slides, you will gain a better understanding of the following:

  • How commodity trade fraud on metals, polyethylene (PE) and ethylene glycol in China could lead to a new global economic crisis
  • Problems faced by the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) industry: severe oversupply and a collapse of global cotton prices
  • The reform drive and what it means for petrochemicals’ growth
  • The need for companies to reposition themselves as China’s economy changes 

About the speakers

John Richardson ( john.richardson@icis.com) has deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed Asia into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually-based analysis of the key issues, and his views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach. John has lived and worked in Asia for over 15 years.



Paul Hodges (phodges@iec.eu.com) is a trusted adviser to major companies and the investment community, and has a proven track record of accurately identifying key trends in global marketplaces. He has been widely recognised for correctly forewarning the 2008 global financial crisis. His analysis of the key role of demographics in driving the global economy is now attracting increasing interest from senior policymakers and executives.


About ICIS

ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in HoustonWashingtonNew YorkLondon, Montpellier,Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, MilanMumbaiSingaporeGuangzhouBeijingShanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. ICIS is a division of Reed Business Information, part of Reed Elsevier Plc.

About Reed Business Information

At Reed Business Information we provide information and online data services to business professionals worldwide.  Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day.  RBI is part of Reed Elsevier, a leading global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers.


>>Register now for the first session (for participants based in Asia and the Middle East)
>> Register for the second session (for participants based in Europe and the Americas)

>>Register now for the first session (for participants based in Asia and the Middle East)
>> Register for the second session (for participants based in Europe and the Americas)

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