The 54th Annual Meeting of the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) will be held October 5-7, 2020 and will be virtual for the first time.

EPCA’s annual meeting is the largest petrochemical industry event in Europe, and would normally attract around 2,500 attendees. The EPCA said it “acts as the primary business network in Europe for the global petrochemical community, bringing together more than 700 companies from more than 50 countries”.

The virtual event, which is named Beyond the New Normal, will be on the theme ‘Building a smarter, circular and more inclusive post-pandemic world: Contributions of the petrochemical industry.’

The event is free of charge for delegates of EPCA companies that paid their 2020 membership fees.

EPCA President and Chief Operating Officer of Arkema, Marc Schuller, said the discussion will take “a wide-ranging look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping the global petrochemical industry, focusing on the key political, economic and social issues and their effects on Europe and its trading partners, as well as what happens beyond the current crisis mode.”

Confirmed speakers include Martin Brudermüller, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of BASF, Jim Fitterling, Chairman and CEO of Dow, Thomas Casparie, President of Shell Chemicals, Bernard Pinatel, President, refining and chemicals, Total, Peter Hinssen, Co-Founder and Partner of nexxworks, Gina Fyffe, CEO of Integra Petrochemicals, Jan Arnet, CEO of Bertschi, and Christian Kohlpaintner, CEO of Brenntag.

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10th September 2020