In the challenging world of refining and petrochemicals, it is vital for industry participants to understand the importance of industrial gases.
These gases are key building blocks and an integral part of the chemical production and refining processes.
This unique course has been designed to help delegates understand the world of industrial gases and recognise the impact of different supply options, pricing and cost structures. Delegates will get insights into the major industrial gas producers, manufacturing routes, trends in supply and key demand drivers.
Major uses of other industrial gases and how they are important within the overall chemical and refining sector – argon, helium, the rare gases, acetylene, the specialty gases
Commercial Practice and Cost Economics
Key price drivers
Cost structures, the influence of raw materials and distribution considerations
Supply schemes and onsite production
Cost and volume price relationships
Differences in markets and price mechanisms across the Americas, Europe and Asia
Industry Trends and Market Dynamics
The competitive environment
The major players and their strategic development
Overview of global and regional supply and demand
Future legislation and the environment
Case Studies on Gas Supply Schemes
Examples of different ways companies source industrial gases
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Jon Warnke has significant experience in the international chemical industry, covering petrochemicals, fine and specialty chemicals and industrial gases. He has a broad commercial background in sales and business management, strategic marketing and planning, and global consulting. In 2008 he set up Jon Warnke Consulting to provide management consulting services to the global chemical industry.
His career has included sales and marketing, product management, strategic planning and consulting positions at Shell, Nexant ChemSystems and BOC (now Linde). At BOC he was strategic marketing director, petrochemicals, and was responsible for providing the strategic context and customer insight for new industrial gas opportunities, especially in China and SE Asia, and for global key and major customer programmes, chemical cluster and new geographic market entry strategies. Prior to that, he was a key customer executive with responsibility for the global relationship with a leading oil and chemical major, together with substantial involvement with other leading chemical companies.
His consulting experience includes a wide variety of projects covering polymers, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and industrial gases, working with clients in Europe, the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Latin America, India and China. Clients included Shell, BP, ExxonMobil, Sabic, Basell, Sinopec, Reliance, CPChem, Dow, OMV, Nova, Tasnee, Saudi Aramco, Petrobras and Sherritt International, as well as financial and government institutions such as the Province of Alberta and the City of Edmonton.
Engagements included strategic planning, commercial and technology assessments involving marketing strategy, financial and acquisition analysis, as well as operational benchmarking and business re-engineering.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Chartered Chemist (CChem) and holds a BSc (Hons) in chemistry from the University of Birmingham, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford.
Why attend this course?
To understand the major industrial gases, how are they produced and supplied
To identify major applications of industrial gases in the chemical and refining industries
To gain an insight into how the industrial gases market functions, how prices are set and to identify regional differences in markets
To recognise major producers and their strategies
To understand global demand and supply trends and how the industry is evolving
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
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