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The next chapter

James Graham previews the 53rd annual meeting of the European Petrochemical Association on 6-9 October
The theme this year in Berlin will be how the industry is writing together the next chapter of the European petrochemical Industry.
The annual meeting provides an efficient platform for the global petrochemical business community to meet captains of industry and selected stakeholders, to exchange ideas and best practices and stay abreast of international market developments as well as technological, geopolitical and societal trends, says the EPCA.
The last time the event was held in Berlin, delegates discussed the challenge for the industry to adapt to the changes the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ – digitalisation – is bringing about. Not only is it impacting industry’s structures and systems, but it is changing the way people work and the skills that are needed in the petrochemical industry.
S&P global outlook
Global petrochemical markets are bound to face numerous challenges in the second half of 2019 with the dispute between superpowers and the emergence of China's new mega-refineries impacting trade flows, demand- supply dynamics and currency fluctuations. With more new capacities coming on stream soon, turmoil may be the new norm in global markets.
According to business intelligence analyst S&P Global, the EPCA meeting is being staged as “the global petrochemical industry is heading into the second half of 2019 caught in a ......
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October 24, 2019


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