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IHS Markit announces virtual World Petrochemical Conference in March

Published: Feb 23, 2021


LONDON, FEB 23, 2021: IHS Markit announced the 36th annual World Petrochemical Conference (WPC) will be held virtually from March 8-12, on the theme 'Chemical Renaissance: Building Resilience, Agility and Innovation in an Enhanced Global Role.'

The WPC 2021 programme 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.

It will also focus on upcoming technology solutions, developments in transportation and logistics, as well as regional programs including the China Forum, the Latin American Petrochemical Summit and new India and Middle East Seminars.

Live expert panel sessions will provide detailed data, insight and analysis on aromatics, fibres, feedstocks, refining, inorganics, derivatives, olefins, specialties and intermediates.

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 question and answer during the event.

The keynote speakers include, Mr Jim Fitterling, CEO of The Dow Chemical Company; Mr Sazali Hamzah, managing director and CEO of Petronas Chemicals Group; Mr Eelco Hoekstra, chairman executive board and CEO of Royal Vopak; Mr Thomas Casparie, executive vice president of Shell Chemicals; Mr Mark Lashier, president and CEO of Chevron Phillips Chemical; and Ms Karen McKee, president of ExxonMobil Chemical among others.