The 7th ICIS World Polyolefins Conference

The changing picture of new capacities: Assessing the global impact

25 - 26 April 2018 // Vienna Marriott Hotel, Austria (Training Course: 24 April)





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The changing picture of new capacities: Assessing the global impact

How is new polyolefin capacity going to affect your business strategy? What impact will the circular economy have on polyolefin supply and demand? Where are the key opportunities to capitalise on within the end markets?

With new capacities coming online across the globe and shifts in supply and demand dynamics, it’s vital that polyolefin producers, plastics convertors, traders, distributors and the rest of the value chain keep informed of the latest developments in Europe, the USA, Asia and the Middle East. With an agenda covering these market perspectives as well as opportunities within the automotive and packaging sectors and a post-conference forum focused on recycling and the circular economy, the 2018 ICIS event will continue to be the meeting point for the international polyolefin industry. 

Hear from Hugo-Maria Schally, Head of Unit, DG ENV B.1 Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption, European Commission, via video conference, as he discusses how to prepare for the European Commission’s Strategy on plastics. Hugo-Maria’s presentation will review the current status of the Strategy as well as how it will affect the polyolefin business moving forward. He will be presenting as part of the Circular Economy Forum, for which you can find more information here.


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Confirmed Speakers

Hear from senior experts representing the highest profile companies in the industry:

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Conference Agenda

25-26 April 2018

The 2018 Conference programme will delve further into market insights with presentations from polyolefin producers from Europe, South East Asia, India, USA and the Middle East. It will look as well at, with outlooks from across the value chain, new polymer grades, Brexit, hedging, opportunities in automotive and packaging applications, and global supply and demand trends. The agenda will address:

The changing picture of new capacities: Assessing the global impact

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Post-conference Forum – The Circular Economy Paradigm

26 April 2018

This half day forum will enable attendees to better understand the impact of the circular economy on their polyolefin businesses, the preparation they need to put in place and the risks they need to mitigate.                       

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24 April 2018

Just a day before the conference, ICIS is delighted to announce the first European Polyolefins training course in Vienna: An Introduction to European Polyolefins: Industry fundamentals and market dynamics. Take advantage of the opportunity to gain essential information on the industry. This one-day training aims to add more value to your product knowledge, define polyolefin cost drivers and the various factors influencing market competitiveness. 

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Conference group discount available

Complete the conference online registration form for group of 3 and more from the same company at the same time and save up to 10%

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