Steigenberger Hotel Düsseldorf

9th June - 11th June 2015

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Distinguished Speakers 2015:

Aref Al-Awadi Aref Al-Awadi Senior Specialist, Business Process Development PIC
Ahmed Abdel-Zaher Khalifa Ahmed Abdel-Zaher Khalifa Maintenance Planning Manager Sidi-Kerir Petrochemicals Co.
Dr. Stefan Iselborn Dr. Stefan Iselborn Global Licensing Mgr Hydrogenation Technologies BASF
Guo Hongli Guo Hongli Director Sinopec
Shailendra Mohite Shailendra Mohite Senior Engineer Stakeholder Management Kuwait Petroleum International
Dorothee Arns Dorothee Arns Executive Director Petrochemicals Europe
Péter Plókai Péter Plókai Director of Distribution & Sourcing, EU Southern Polymer, Inc.
Ahmed Said Kotb Ahmed Said Kotb Asset Management Team Leader Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO)
Shafi Al Ajmi Shafi Al Ajmi Team Leader Business Development Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC)
Dr. Greg Funk Dr. Greg Funk Sr. Product Line Manager UOP
Dr. Andreas Freund Dr. Andreas Freund Head of Marketing & Business Development B.L Catalysts Evonik Industries
Anil Chandramani Anil Chandramani Chief Finance Officer International Finance Corporation
Lampson Liu Lampson Liu Chief Editor China ChemNet
Peter Tijm Peter Tijm Chief Technology Officer Standard Alcohol Company of America
Ihab Yahia Ihab Yahia Market Research Department Head ETHYDCO (Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company)
Wolfgang Klecker Wolfgang Klecker Director of Business Development Schmidtshe Schack Arvos Group
Jamie Hughes Jamie Hughes Director Business Development Imtex
The 12th Annual Global Petrochemicals Conference

Re-Balancing Global Feedstock Dynamics Using New Business Strategies

The global petrochemical industry is changing at a rapid pace with many new challenges adding to the transformation of the past couple of years. The shale gas revolution has sparked an unprecedented wave of ethane cracker construction and expansion announcements in North America and with production capacity set to increase by as much as 37% there will undoubtedly be an abundance of ethylene being exported from the USA in the very near future.  
Add to this the Middle East’s continuing expansion of its downstream capacity with the construction of mega-integrated complexes in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman, coupled with Europe looking to diversify its product portfolio and cut costs wherever possible the global supply and demand dynamics become increasingly volatile. 
Subsequently, unstable supply and demand dynamics are having an impact on pricing globally and therefore addressing this imbalance is a top priority for countries looking to stay competitive on the international stage.
Brought to you by the World Refining Association, the 12th Global Petrochemical Conference (GPC) is the premier meeting place for worldwide petrochemical producers and their partners, bringing the international petrochemical community to Dusseldorf, Germany, between the 9th and 11th of June 2015. 
Sponsored by Platts McGraw Hill Financial, UOP, Evonik Industries,Wieland and Imtex, GPC provides the meeting place for global petrochemical colleagues in the heart of Europe. Join leaders, colleagues and peers to examine not only Europe’s effort to diversify product portfolios and increase efficiency and operational costs but also the impact of North America’s ethylene export abundance as well as the Middle East’s continuing expansion of its downstream capacity with the construction of mega-integrated complexes.
From East to West, GPC has become the global meeting place for the Petrochemical industry. Analyze all global markets in one central location
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Information about the 12th Global Petrochemicals Conference 2015

If you would like some more information about next year’s conference, join the speaker panel or discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact; 
Maxwell Thompson,
Head of Content, Middle East 
T: +971 (0) 4 435 6101