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7th Annual Asia Chemical Conference (incorporating the Acrylonitrile, Derivatives & Fibres Conference)

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Asia in the New Decade: Positioned for Growth Against Global Headwinds

The global chemical industry is bracing for the next wave of new capacity as it enters a new decade, coinciding with a potential slowdown in economic and demand growth. Asia Pacific, in particular, will feel the bulk of the impact with 70% of the new capacity located in the region, led by China. Even with regional demand growth forecast to be above the rest of the world, the impending wave of capacity created by mega-projects is expected to weigh on the region’s profitability.

Concern over geopolitics and trade disputes has also dampened business confidence. The outlook dampens further if economic growth does slow, which is already showing signs of doing so. This is already apparent in aromatics, though margins in the olefins and chlor-alkali are still holding their own.

Meanwhile, megatrends continue to shape the industry: crude oil to chemicals, refinery-petrochemicals integration, mobility trends, and the ever-growing crisis of plastics waste.  

How are these trends shaping market dynamics and response? What is the impact of the new capacity on chemical markets in Asia? What specifically is crude oil to chemicals (COTC) and what factors have catapulted COTC close to the top of the corporate agenda? How will geopolitics and trade policies shape energy and crude oil markets? How is the issue of plastics waste driving business strategy and operations?

How will Asia position itself for growth in the new decade against growing global headwinds?

The 7th Annual Asia Chemical Conference, incorporating the Acrylonitrile, Fibres and Derivatives Conference, will outline critical issues impacting the global and regional markets, and provide analysis and insight to facilitate decision making for your business as it prepares to enter 2020. Join more than 200 delegates from 115 companies in 17 countries gathered on Nov 7-8 in Singapore for a unique networking opportunity over a day and a half of solid content with three parallel breakout sessions: Acrylonitrile, Derivatives & Fibres; Olefins & Derivatives; Aromatics & Derivatives

Who should attend?
If you are a trader, distributor, analyst, strategic planner, producer, purchaser, or perform similar functions, you need to attend. 

Training Workshops | 6 November 2019

  • Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop
  • Polyolefins Markets Fundamentals of Technology, Market, Trade and Sustainability
Come and get your business updates and network with key people in the industry.
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