ICIS Polyolefins Virtual Conference Week

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED: 2 - 5 November 2020 // Online





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How have global economic conditions affected trade dynamics across the world? How has China’s position in the polyolefins market shifted in light of tariffs and investments in the region? Are you up to date with the market opportunities for recycled polyolefins?

In a dynamic time for this forward-facing industry, the World Polyolefins Conference is your source for the latest, most-relevant market insight and a meeting place for the full value chain to gather and collaborate. These questions and so much more will be addressed at this year’s event.

Support your business plan for 2020 and onward with presentations discussing challenges including crude oil price fluctuations, the European polyolefin market’s volatility, brand-owner’s sustainability plans, electric vehicles and many others. Emphasising the opportunities emerging in the global polyolefins sector, the market-led presentations will help you prepare for the next phase at a time of volatility and sustainable change.
NEW FOR 2020
Emerging Markets Speed Session
As part of the main conference, this new session deep-dives into growing market opportunities outside of Europe for polyolefins. Topics include India, Africa and Indonesia.
Creating a Circular Economy Workshop
A specialised afternoon dedicated to analysing the topics in circularity impacting the polyolefins market and bringing in case studies and audience engagement to provide a deep understanding of today’s challenges.

What is new for 2020?

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What is the biggest threat to meeting the sustainability goals of the polyolefins industry? ICIS experts and speakers from the ‘Creating a Circular Industry’ Workshop share their thoughts on the threats that circularity faces as well as the opportunities that can benefit the industry. Read insights from Solvay, Circular Economy Asia and ICIS


Read the exclusive interview

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Conference and workshop speakers come from across the full polyolefins supply chain, all experts on their topics - providing industry insight and up-to-date knowledge on the most important trends in the market.

Keep checking this page as new speakers will be updated regularly.
View the speaker line-up
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Conference agenda

9 - 10 September 2020

New topics and speakers are introduced each year to bring fresh perspectives on challenges impacting the industry for the year ahead.This year’s agenda will analyse issues from both upstream and downstream in the global polyolefins industry, focusing on the challenges faced by professionals regardless of their location in the supply chain.

The agenda will address:
Preparing for the next phase at a time of volatility and sustainable change
Conference Agenda



Post-conference ‘Creating a Circular Industry’ workshop

10 September 2020 (afternoon)

A dedicated afternoon for full-industry insight into growth opportunities in recycling polyolefins and the circular economy. This is an opportunity for established or new professionals working in circularity to learn about this year’s key trends to meet sustainability and recycling demands.

The agenda will address:
Aligning the goals of the industry to ensure the longevity of the market
Workshop Agenda
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Sponsorship opportunities

This is your opportunity to strengthen your polyolefins business with bespoke sponsorship packages available for a range of budgets and needs.

Become a sponsor
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Polyolefins training course

8 September 2020

Following two successful consecutive years, we are once again hosting the Introduction to the European Polyolefins Industry Training Course on 8 September. Take advantage of the opportunity to boost your market knowledge by attending this course alongside the conference.

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