Chemical Week

Executive Conversations

 Live conversations where industry leaders engage with one another and the public

Executive Conversations
  • Chris Jahn, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) will speak on the future of the industry

    He will underscore why Michael Bloomberg’s $85 million assault on petrochemical expansion in the United States is an attack on sustainability, good-paying jobs, and the broader economy. 

    Jahn will also speak to how industry is helping to solve the biggest challenges facing our nation and the world, including: 

    Enabling a lower emissions future to fight climate change Monitoring and protecting the air and water of local communities Ensuring federal chemical regulations are implemented effectively and efficiently 

    Addressing U.S.’s transportation, supply chain and infrastructure challenges Advancing workforce diversity through the Future of STEM Scholars Initiative (FOSSI)

  • Ilham Kadri discusses Solvay's integrated approach to business, sustainability, and finance
    In this executive conversation, Ilham Kadri, CEO of Solvay, will explain the company’s strategy to drive cash generation and returns, while optimizing resource utilization to reduce its environmental footprint. Additionally, Kadri will discuss her vision to continue nurturing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture at all company levels.
  • Orbia's CEO Sameer Bharadwaj talks decarbonization and sustainability-driven business transformation
    In this executive conversation, Sameer S. Bharadwaj, CEO of Orbia, will join Carlos Pascual, Senior Vice-President of Global Energy at IHS Markit, and Lyn Tattum, Vice President of IHS Markit, to discuss how Orbia, formerly Mexichem, is walking the talk investing in carbon-light/carbon-neutral and resource-efficient technologies to deliver circular solutions that support the resilience of people and the planet.
  • S&P Global Chief Energy Strategist Atul Arya discusses energy transition: going faster or going slow?
    Worldwide CO2 emissions appeared to decline last year with the onset of the pandemic, boosting the industry’s contribution to the Energy Transition and net-zero agenda. But, figures today show that any reduction was short-lived. So, it remains unclear what lies behind the temporary decrease over the last 18 months.
  • Air Liquide's Michael Graff discusses Carbon Management
    Michael Graff, Chairman & CEO of American Air Liquide, speaks about the role of carbon management in meeting climate targets, and how the industrial gases sector can contribute to achieving global goals.
  • Bruce Chinn talks about his first 100 days as CEO of CPChem
    Bruce Chinn, CEO of CPChem, speaks about his vision to maintain its growth in the coming years. Discussion highlights include: How the company’s asset fleet continues to develop in line with customer demand? Company efforts in advanced recycling to promote a circular economy; and the importance of operational resilience.
  • AIHA's Mark Plamondon on how Alberta boosted its petrochemical investment game
    Petrochemical investment in Canada is experiencing a resurgence of interest. With cost-advantaged feedstock, world-class infrastructure, meaningful government incentives, and export access to Asia, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIHA) region is poised to take advantage of post-Covid investment activity.