Workshop

Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies

Full-day Workshop | Friday, 27 March 2020

Time: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

 

Instructors:

  • Clark Brumbaugh, Executive Director, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit
  • Robin Waters, Director, Plastics Planning and Analysis, IHS Markit
 

This full day workshop will examine the commercial impact of olefins and polyolefins technologies on cost competitiveness, market dynamics and trade.

  • Thorough assessment of the global light olefins (ethylene and propylene) business, including
    • Process technologies
    • Impact of shale gas
    • Key players
    • Demand drivers
    • Regional strength and weaknesses
  • Examination of polyethylene and polypropylene businesses, including
    • Advantages/disadvantages of polyolefin process technologies
    • Demand drivers
    • Key producers
    • Inter-regional trade
  • Analysis of the competitiveness of both olefins and polyolefins
    • A discussion of cost of production methodologies
    • Definition of terms (variable costs, fixed costs, cash costs)
    • Comparative regional economics
  • Presentation of global cost curves for both olefins and polyolefins
 

What Delegates will receive:

Networking opportunities, including continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks

A printed color copy of the presentations in a workbook, which includes a glossary

Certificates of course completion (upon request)

Who should attend:

Those new to the polyolefins business, as well as experienced professionals, wishing to expand and update their knowledge and understanding of how the latest “hot topic” issues are driving change along the entire polyolefins value chain — from feedstocks through to the basic olefins and plastics. The workshop is designed to be of interest and value to both technical and commercially oriented participants.