Global chemical, refining, and oil industry leaders and experts — as well as leaders from the technology and construction sectors — will be among those to address WPC 2018 by IHS Markit, March 19—23, 2018, at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. The 33rd Annual World Petrochemical Conference (WPC) will welcome more than 80 speakers and 1,300 attendees from more than 40 countries to the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston.
The WPC 2018: Cresting the Wave: Prospering in an Extended Upcycle, hosted by global business information provider IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), will examine the current market dynamics for global chemicals—2017 was the best year in a decade for global chemicals, cresting the wave of one of the longest upcycles on record. Conference presenters will discuss the changing dynamics of the global energy and feedstock markets, global mobility trends, the impacts of technology, increasing refinery and petrochemical integration, transportation and logistics, capacity expansions, government policies, environmental regulations and the global economy.
Mark E. Lashier, president and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical; Peter Huntsman, president and CEO of the Huntsman Corp.; Thomas Casparie, vice president, Chemicals Americas, Shell Chemicals; Nick Clausi, senior vice president, polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; Bi Chen, executive vice president, China National Offshore Oil Corp., and Tom Salmon, chairman and CEO, Berry Global Group will participate in an executive panel, Wednesday, March 21, where they will address this topic of prospering in an extended upcycle.