9th ICIS World Polyolefins Conference

Preparing for the next phase at a time of volatility and sustainable change

28 - 29 April 2020 // Ritz Carlton, Vienna, Austria (Training courses: 27 April; 30 April)





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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
Recycled Polymers Training Course
One full day of training led by our expert analysts on the growing topic of recycling polymers - detailing key terminology for those working or moving into this sector, providing up-to-date market insight on capacities and trade flows, plus insight on trends to help you work successfully in this market - held in a small-group setting for optimal one-on-one time with trainers and your peers.
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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Download the brochure to view the delegate breakdown, a speaker line-up and topics that will be covered in April.


Download the brochure

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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.
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Conference agenda

28 - 29 April 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

29 April 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

27 April 2020

Following two successful consecutive years, we are once again hosting the Introduction to the European Polyolefins Industry Training Course on 27 April. Take advantage of the opportunity to boost your market knowledge by attending this course alongside the conference.

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Recycled polymers training course

30 April 2020

Amidst a period of change in the industry, clarifying the confusion surrounding the recycled polymers market has become more vital than ever before. In response to this, ICIS has launched the Recycled Polymers Training Course alongside the ICIS World Polyolefins Conference to ensure you have a full spectrum of knowledge for tackling the challenges that the coming year will bring.

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Group discount

Join the key industry players today and save up to 10% on group bookings.

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