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LAPPC 2015

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Announcing Carlos Pascual as Keynote at LAPPC 2015: 5th Annual Latin American Petrochemicals and Polymers Conference and Industry Workshop

Carlos Pascual, former senior U.S. diplomat and most recently the State Department's top energy official, recently joined IHS as senior vice president to focus on global energy issues and international affairs. As the U.S. energy envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, Pascual established and directed the new Energy Resources Bureau at the State Department and was senior advisor to the Secretary of State on energy issues. He had previously been U.S. Ambassador to both Mexico and Ukraine and was special assistant to the President for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council. At the Brookings Institution, Pascual served as both vice president and director of foreign policy studies and launched the Brookings Energy Security Initiative. He taught and wrote on energy geopolitics at Columbia University. Pascual created the position of coordinator for reconstruction and stabilization, establishing the State Department's first civilian response capacity to conflicts. He also was the State Department's coordinator for U.S. assistance to Europe and Eurasia. From 1995 through 2000, Pascual served as special assistant to the President and successively as director and then senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia at the National Security Council. Pascual has also held leadership roles at the U.S. Agency for International Development, including as deputy assistant administrator for Europe and Eurasia, chief of policy and strategy for Africa, and in field postings in Mozambique, South Africa and Sudan. Pascual received his Masters of Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. His book, Power and Responsibility, won a 2009 award for the best political science book published by an independent publisher.

Latin America: A Strategic Destination for Global Resin Exports 2015-2020

Latin America's demand for resins will increase in coming years. In the case of polyolefin resins we expect it to increase by 3.5% AAGR over the next five years. This reflects economic growth in the region. However, aside from Braskem/Idesa's ethylene/PE 4.5 billion US dollar investment in Mexico, and BASF's-SAP 500 million Euro investment in Northeastern Brazil, no other significant production capacity for basic petrochemicals and resin production capacity is expected through 2020.

During this one day conference we will share our Insight regarding:

  • How much new capacity is expected to come on-stream in the next five years globally?
  • The North American position after the Energy revolution.
  • Key strategies to enter Latin American markets.
  • How to best understand trade flows.
  • Regional resin competitiveness.

Hear from IHS and industry experts as they provide insight, information, and expertise on fundamental topics shaping the Latin American market today.

Read an interview with Rina Quijada in Chemical Week (PDF, 101 KB).

For questions regarding registration:
Lynn Urban

For questions about being a guest speaker:

Janet Morita
+1 617 866 5376

See you at the 35th Latin American Petrochemical Annual Meeting, 7-10 Nov - IHS Stand #5 at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Resort and Spa!

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