The 9th ICIS World Polyolefins Conference

27 - 28 April 2020 // Ritz Carlton, Vienna, Austria





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What will the polyolefins market look like after mergers and acquisitions in the industry? How will China’s growth in polypropylene production affect future imports? What are the implications of European chemical regulations? How are consumer preferences and the influence of sustainability impacting the industry? How will these emerging topics affect your business?

These questions and much more were discussed in detail at this year’s World Polyolefins Conference.

The changing outlook of polyolefin capacity and global shifts in polymer use make 2019 an important year for the industry. Producers, converters, traders and the rest of the value chain around the globe are seizing opportunities ahead of new supply coming on stream, changes in chemical regulation and changes in consumption of polymers. With specific insight into new and rising topics in the industry such as research into single layer polyethylene film, Asian polyolefin growth, mergers within the industry, product diversification and more, this event will provide a clear understanding of the current opportunities in the industry.

The post-conference forum with the theme of Supporting a polyolefin circular economy covered topics that have gained significance following a rising demand for recycled polyolefins, the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy and further initiatives, and industry focus on creating products with better design for recyclability.

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2019 Speakers included

Our high-level industry speakers represent leading companies from across the polyolefins value chain.

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Conference Agenda

3 - 4 April 2019

The 2019 conference programme focused on the evolving polyolefin supply and demand dynamics across different regions and sections of the supply chain. We covered market insight on key regions such as China, Europe and the U.S. as well as new opportunities for polyolefins in the automotive sector, European material regulations and benefits of product diversification. The agenda addressed:

Overcoming supply uncertainty with an evolving value chain

Conference Agenda



Post-conference Forum – Supporting a polyolefin circular economy

4 April 2019

This forum highlighted the top trends concerning the polyolefin circular economy such as product recyclability to boost recycled material supply, market demand for recycled versus virgin polyolefins and the mainstream view of plastics.

Forum Agenda
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Sponsorship opportunities

Take this opportunity and become a sponsor for our 2020 event to strengthen your polyolefins business with bespoke sponsorship packages available for a range of budgets and needs.

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Polyolefins Training Course

2 April 2019

Following the successful first edition last year, we once again hosted the Introduction to the European Polyolefins Industry Training Course. Maximise the opportunity to boost your market knowledge by attending this course alongside the conference in 2020.

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