Specialty Chemical Industry Workshop

Full-day Workshop

With the ongoing transformation of the chemical industry into commodity and specialty oriented enterprises, it is imperative to have a good understanding of key industry fundamentals of the specialty chemical industry. This workshop reviews these fundamentals, starting with the definition and differences of specialties versus commodities and fine chemicals, and how specialty chemicals impact our daily lives.

Other topics to be covered include key market players, market segmentation by functionality, application areas and regions, importance of a strong service component, and key factors to be successful in the specialty chemicals business. Especially important for industry newcomers is that our instructors will clarify the technical jargon commonly used in the specialty-chemical industry.

As illustration of the above scope topics, various specialty chemical sectors with their markets and players will be presented. Demand drivers in the different regions will be compared and their outlook discussed.

Offerings:

One section offered: Tuesday, 20 March

Instructors:

  Stefan Müller, Associate Director Research & Analysis, IHS Markit
Yoshio Inoguchi , Director Specialty Chemicals, IHS Markit
Mike Malveda, Director Specialty Chemicals, IHS Markit
Rita Wu, Director Specialty Chemicals, IHS Markit
Adam Gao, Director Specialty Chemicals, IHS Markit

Time:

8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Outline:

  • Introduction (120 min)
  • Definition of SC, Comparison with commodities, consumer and fine chemicals, examples of SC in daily life
  • Electronic Chemicals (45 min)
  • Definition, Consumers, Suppliers, Types of products, Demand, Outlook
  • Nutraceutical Ingredients (45 min)
  • Definition, Consumers, Suppliers, Types of products, Demand, Outlook
  • Lubricants (45 min)
  • Definition, Consumers, Suppliers, Types of products, Demand, Outlook
  • Region Americas (20 min)
  • Consumption, Players, Outlook
  • Region China (20 min)
  • Consumption, Players, Outlook
  • Region Northern Asia (excl. CN) (20 min)
  • Consumption, Players, Outlook
  • Region Europe (20 min)
  • Consumption, Players, Outlook
  • Specialty chemical strategy and profitability (60 min)

What Delegates will receive:

  • Admittance to evening “Welcome Reception”
  • Networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks
  • Hard copy of workshop presentations
  • Certificates of course completion upon request

The content is designed for:

  • Chemical Industry – Employees assigned to a position dealing with specialty chemicals, strategy development & management positions
  • Finance – Analysts, investors dealing with specialty chemicals
  • Consulting – Consultants involved in specialty chemicals projects
  • Government – Anyone dealing with legislation impacting chemicals
  • University, Media – Researchers / media staff interested in chemical economy

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