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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Training Course

24 April 2018 // Vienna, Austria

An Introduction to European Polyolefins: Industry fundamentals and market dynamics

Just a day before the conference, ICIS is delighted to announce the first European Polyolefins training course in Vienna! 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.
As the polyolefin sector grows, it is important to leverage on market intelligence and specialist product knowledge. With this, we developed the European Polyolefins training to provide comprehensive information for industry professionals already active or looking to invest in the sector.
Key course topics:

  • Product knowledge: enable yourself to answer the question what are petrochemicals and polymers and their derivatives
  • Broader understanding of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP): basic production processes, end-use application, market introduction
  • European polyolefins competitiveness: gain a good overview of Europe’s current position in the global market by assessing competitiveness and feedstock availability options
  • Industry cost structure, margin analysis and profitability measures: increase your business value by identifying the different factors affecting the cost and profitability of your market

Who should attend?

  • New entrants to the industry who would like to have a comprehensive understanding of the value chain and market
  • Those with some experience who want a refresher course and an overview of the key enablers of success in the sector
  • Purchasers, traders, and other industry players who need to boost their product and market knowledge
  • Manufacturers, service providers including financial sector who requires general overview of the market dynamics

Why choose ICIS Training?

  • We provide unrivalled course content which aims to equip you with substantial knowledge you can apply to your job
  • Our course is delivered by our expert in-house trainers with wealthy experience in the market
  • Expand your network by interacting with industry players locally and internationally
  • Sufficient trainer-to-trainee ratio. We design our classes to provide conducive learning experience for the delegates
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Le Meridien

Robert-Stolz-Platz 1,
1010 Vienna, Austria

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About the Trainers

John Richardson, ICIS Consultant

John Richardson is a highly experienced trainer and chemicals industry analyst, who has been working in the industry for 18 years. Based in Asia-Pacific, John has a deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually-based analysis of the key issues facing the industry. His views are highly valued by senior executives, who appreciate his balanced and independent approach.

From 2006 until 2013, John was the Director for ICIS Training, where he successfully launched the business in the region, providing a wide range of courses covering petrochemicals, oil refining, fertilizers and base oils. He now works for the ICIS Consulting team. John has also co-authored an e-book, Boom, Gloom and the New Normal, with Paul Hodges of United Kingdom-based consultancy, International eChem. The book, which has been published by ICIS, examines how demographic factors and events in financial markets have reshaped the global economy. His Asian Chemical Connections blog has a wide regional and global readership.

Seet Tiong Boon, Head of Learning & Development

Seet has served in the commercial and technical capacity within the plastics and rubber industry for 20 years prior to serving at ICIS in the recent 5 years to promote its supply and demand database service for energy, refining, feedstock and petrochemicals and helping customers take advantage of the database in their strategic planning activities.

From 1990 through 2000, Seet served with Phillips Petroleum and Advanced Elastomer Systems where she established a technical center and developed new applications for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). She also twice set up computer simulations labs to model polymer flows in injection molds and conduct mechanical stress analyzes to refine both part and mold designs as well as to optimize processing parameters for engineering plastics and TPEs. Beyond injection molding, Seet also worked on extrusion and blow molding technologies. From 2000 to 2009, Seet served at Solvay Advanced Polymers working with high and ultra performance engineering plastics developing new business and applications. By training, Seet is a polymer rheologist, a mechanical engineer, a professional marketer and a certified Workforce Skills Qualification trainer and assessor.

Seet has delivered presentations at regional conferences in the past sharing her expertise on TPEs, engineering plastics and related commodities.

Seet has delivered presentations at regional conferences in the past sharing her expertise on TPEs, engineering plastics and related commodities.

She now joins the ICIS training team bringing in a blend of technical and applications development experience as well as refining and petrochemicals markets background to deliver relevant learning experience to the delegates.

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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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