IHS Markit Announces 36th World Petrochemical Conference, to be Held Virtually March 8-12, 2021
Executive conference will welcome hundreds of attendees from around the globe for expert sessions, networking opportunities and more as
The expanded 5-day event will be held virtually, enabling global participation under the theme Chemical Renaissance: Building Resilience, Agility and Innovation in an Enhanced Global Role.
The WPC 2021 program will focus on a variety of topics including the renewed importance of chemicals in the global economy, highlighted by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, as well as accelerating moves toward sustainability, circular economy and energy transition, and the implications for petrochemicals supply and demand.
With new market drivers at the forefront—such as renewed use of single-use plastics for hygiene and PPE purposes, plus chemical ingredients in sanitizers and medicines—attendees will benefit from timely presentation of data, forecasts and insights from leading industry experts.
The WPC 2021 program also includes a deep focus on upcoming technology solutions, developments in transportation and logistics, as well as regional programs including the
Live expert panel sessions will provide detailed data, insight and analysis on aromatics, fibers, feedstocks, refining, inorganics, derivatives, olefins, specialties and intermediates. The Genius Exchange will provide an opportunity for companies to showcase innovative technologies, and sustainability solutions to an audience of global decision makers.
Keynote speakers include:
Jim Fitterling,CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
- Datuk Sazali Hamzah, managing director and CEO, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG)
Eelco Hoekstra, chairman executive board and CEO, Royal Vopak
Thomas Casparie, executive vice president, Shell Chemicals
Mark Lashier, president and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
Karen McKee, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Bob Patel, CEO and chairman, management board, LyondellBasell
Lori Ryerkerk,CEO, Celanese Corporation
Tim Stedman,CEO, Agilyx
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More than 70 expert sessions focused on individual market data and analysis will be provided to attendees on-demand the week prior to the live conference, enhancing the ability to probe our experts via Q&A during the event.
New and experienced industry professionals can also participate in workshop discussions on topics such as petrochemical price forecasting techniques, commercial impact of olefins and polyolefins technologies and other fundamentals training workshops also taking place the week prior to WPC for an enhanced learning experience.
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The WPC 2021 will allow credentialed members of the news media interested in covering the event can do so free of charge pursuant to their advanced registration approval, and their acceptance of the event media policy. Please note, all workshops are closed to press. To request media credentials, please contact Delphine Meslin at WPC@ihsmarkit.com. Please send your name, organization, phone, e-mail and organization website.
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