Recent volatility in petrochemicals markets has demonstrated how crucial it is for industry players to safeguard their position in this fast-moving industry. Understanding the nature of risk, and knowing how strengthen your position to face current and future challenges, is becoming increasingly essential for players across the petrochemical spectrum.
This interactive one-day course guides you through the key concepts of hedging and risk management, exploring the types of risk and options available in petrochemicals, to help you minimise exposure and seize opportunities with confidence.
Neil is a commodities markets, energy data and editorial consultant with some 28 years’ experience in the field. In 2010-11 he took on a role as interim Head of Content for ICIS, and continues to work as an independent Strategic Advisor to the ICIS group, working on acquisitions, new product development – in particular in the area of forward curves – data architecture, and benchmark pricing strategy.
A former award-winning journalist, Neil was Vice-President, Information, at oil, energy and commodities market information publisher Platts from 1997-2002, and was previously the group’s Head of News.
His consulting clients of recent years include the International Energy Agency, the Norwegian government, educational publishers Espresso Ltd, and sub-Saharan African downstream specialist consultants CITAC, for whom he was architect of the award-winning CITAC Africa Downstream Database. Working with CITAC, he has developed and delivered numerous energy market and risk-management training programs for governments and businesses in the African petroleum sector. Neil was the author of “Old Oil, New Rules”, a forward-looking overview of the future of energy markets published by McGraw-Hill in 1999. From 2002-2008, he chaired the judges panel for the Platts Global Energy Awards, and has been a speaker at energy conferences around the world since 1994. He is also a playwright and prize-winning poet, and manages a UK-based theatre production company.
Why attend this course?
Understand the nature and types of risk in petrochemicals
Identify different approaches to hedging available
Learn how to manage risk in the current petrochemicals climate
Gain insight into the challenges facing risk management in the sector
Explore key fundamentals such as the forward curve and futures
Develop skills, techniques and confidence in hedging and risk management
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
To enquire about in-house training for this course please click here and a member of our team will get back to you.
This two-day course offers a comprehensive overview of petrochemical markets, looking at trade flows, regional dynamics, pricing, and factors driving the industry. It also offers expert insights into the outlook for petrochemicals.