19-23 March 2018 | Houston, Texas | Hilton Americas-Houston

In 2017, 1,232 delegates from more than 550 companies and 45 countries attended the World Petrochemical Conference

19-23 March 2018 | Houston, Texas | Hilton Americas-Houston

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19-23 March 2018 | Houston, Texas | Hilton Americas-Houston

  • Nariman BehraveshChief Economist, IHS Markit
  • Stanley B. BikulegeChairman and CEO, NOVOLEX
  • Bi ChenExecutive Vice President, China National Offshore Oil Corp.
  • Nick ClausiSenior Vice President, Polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Kevin CourvilleExecutive Vice President, Performance Contractors
  • Cal DooleyPresident and CEO, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • Peter HuntsmanPresident and CEO, Huntsman Corporation
  • Jason KelleyGeneral Manager, IBM Blockchain Services, IBM
  • Mark E. LashierPresident and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Doug MayBusiness President , Olefins, Aromatics & Alternatives, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Tom SalmonChairman and CEO, Berry Global Group
  • Chet M. ThompsonPresident and CEO, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
  • Cresting the Wave: Prospering in an Extended Upcycle

    2017 was the best year in a decade for global chemicals, cresting the wave of one of the longest upcycles on record.

    Oil demand remains strong, yet prices are fluctuating at lower levels than in the past. Gas is readily available for global power needs, and for chemical production, thanks to shale technology developments. New regulations, new mobility trends will impact demand for refined products. Record M&A activity continues to re-shape the competitive landscape.

    For the rest of the decade, the chemical industry rides the crest of the extended upcycle, approaching the peak by the turn of the next decade. However, new risks loom amidst the emergence of uncertainty in investment levels, new capacity startups, geopolitics and technological changes.

    How will the industry stay ahead of the curve? Which value chains will fare best?

    Find out from more than eighty speakers over four days sharing expert analysis and expert insight. Network with more than 1,200 attendees from around the world.

    The World Petrochemical Conference & Workshops is the premier petrochemical industry event, providing unparalleled insight and critical analysis from across the supply chain – from the wellhead to retail.