Recovery and regulations: how will they impact North American petrochemical investments?
The pandemic led to structural shifts in global polymer demand and consequently the petrochemical industry. As the economic recovery in North America sets in, the industry is likely to face new regulations demanding a more sustainable plastics value chain, increasing competition from new investments in China, and further supply chain volatility brought about by weather and trade-related disruptions.
What will it take to be a winner in this new normal? And what decisions today can provide robust capital and portfolio allocation to survive future volatility?
What does the growth of electric vehicles mean for petrochemical feedstocks?
As fuel demand slows and then declines, petrochemicals are seen as a key source of growth for oil demand. We’ll explore what this means for the evolution of petrochemical feedstocks, and at what a winning strategy for integrated companies might look like.
How does a carbon-based industry adapt to a net zero world?
With carbon embedded in the heart of polymer value chains, how can the industry contribute to the journey to net zero? We’ll look at how leading companies are addressing the challenge, and at which technologies will play a key role in the transition.
What does a resilient chemicals business look like in a world of overcapacity and black swan events?
2020 will live long in the memory, but weather and logistics shocks in Q1 2021 show that operational risks are not going away. With several segments of the industry facing structural over-supply as well, we’ll examine what it takes to build a resilient business in the current environment.
Can consumer brands meet their sustainability goals?
As commitments to address packaging waste stack up, how likely is it that the system can rise to the challenge? In the conference, we’ll explore the key pivot points in the industry and new technologies and materials that could contribute to the goal of a more sustainable industry.
Chemicals and Polymers Conference
A wider view. The same sharp focus.
Quentin De Carvalho
Head of Thermoplastics
Research Director - Fibers
Vice President Petrochemicals
Director, Aromatics Research
Consultant – Chemicals, Polymers & Fibres
Business Consultant – PBT Business
Sr. Research Analyst, PET/RPET
Principal Analyst - Aromatics