Global chemicals, refining, and oil industry leaders and experts will be among those to address the World Petrochemical Conference (WPC) 2018 taking place at the Hilton Americas Hotel, in Houston, in the US, from March 19 to 23.
The thirty-third annual WPC will welcome more than 80 speakers and 1 300 attendees from more than 40 countries. Hosted by global business information provider IHS Markit, the event will examine the current market dynamics for global chemicals.
Conference presenters will discuss the changing dynamics of the global energy and feedstock markets, global mobility trends and the impacts of technology. Other topics include increasing refinery and petrochemicals integration, transportation and logistics, capacity expansions, government policies, environmental regulations and the global economy.
Petrochemicals company Chevron Phillips Chemical CEO Mark Lashier, multinational chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation CEO Peter Huntsman, chemicals company Shell Chemicals VP Thomas Casparie, petrochemicals products producer and supplier ExxonMobil Chemical polymers senior VP Nick Clausi, oil company China National Offshore Oil Corporation executive VP Bi Chen and plastic packaging products manufacturer Berry Global chairperson and CEO Tom Salmon will participate in an executive panel on March 21. They will address the topic of prospering in an extended upcycle.
“We are delighted to have many of the world’s leaders in petrochemicals, refining, construction and transportation joining us at WPC 2018. “We welcome their insights regarding the global opportunities and challenges their companies face as the industry continues to ride the wave of profitability and expansion into 2018 and beyond,” says IHS Markit senior VP and energy and chemicals division head Dave Witte.
The industry leaders will join a host of 60 other CEOs, senior level executives and industry experts at the expanded event, which now offers more programming focused on refining and petrochemical integration. The event will also feature two new seminars, one focused on technology in the industry, and the second on transportation and logistics.
WPC is the premier annual international gathering of chemicals industry leaders, experts, government officials, and policymakers, as well as leaders from key end-use markets and technology innovators.