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Chief Executives of Chevron Phillips Chemical, Huntsman Corp., ExxonMobil Chemical, Shell Chemicals and PEMEX Etileno Will Be Among Speakers at World Petrochemical Conference, March 19-23, 2018 by IHS Markit


WPC features expanded petrochemicals and refining agenda, and new
seminars in technology, and transportation and logistics

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
by IHS
, 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.

Other featured speakers at WPC
will include:

  • Stanley B. Bikulege, chairman and CEO, NOVOLEX
  • Pei Wei Cheunkong, assoc. professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
    Tsinghua University
  • Kevin Courville, executive vice president, Performance Contractors
  • Cal Dooley, president and CEO, American Chemistry Council (ACC)
  • Chen Huimei, senior vice president, Wilson Engineering Ltd.
  • Doug May, business president, Olefins, Aromatics & Alternatives, The
    Dow Chemical Company
  • Luis Montanano, CEO, PEMEX Etileno
  • John Rizopoulos, senior vice president, Process & Technology,
  • Vipul Shah, CEO, Petrochemical, Reliance Industries Ltd.
  • Chet M. Thompson, president and CEO, American Fuel & Petrochemical
    Manufacturers (AFPM)
  • Joseph Vaillancourt, chairman and CEO, Agilyx Corp.
  • Thomas Van De Velde, vice president, business unit Hydrocarbons &
    Energy, Borealis
  • Frank Vingerhoets, president, Katoen Natie
  • Yuan Wang, president, Sinopec Chemical Commercial Holding Co. Ltd.
  • Hiroyuki Yano, general manager, Technology Dev., Asahi Kasei Corp.

"We are delighted to have many of the world's leaders in petrochemical,
refining, construction, and transportation joining us at WPC
," said Dave Witte, senior vice president and division head,
energy and chemicals at IHS Markit. "We welcome their insights regarding
the global opportunities and challenges their companies face as the
industry continues to ride the wave of profitability and expansion into
2018 and beyond."

The industry leaders will join a host of 60 other CEOs, senior level
executives and industry experts at the expanded event, which now offers
more programming focused on refining and refinery-petrochemical
integration, as well as two new seminars, one focused on technology in
the industry, and the second on transportation and logistics. These two
new seminars are in addition to the China Forum and the Latin American
Petrochemical Summit.

WPC is the premier annual international gathering of chemical industry
leaders, experts, government officials, and policymakers, as well as
leaders from key end-use markets and technology innovators. To view the
current agenda for WPC 2018: 33rd Annual World Petrochemical
Conference and register for the event or the training workshops please

MEDIA REGISTRATION: The WPC 2018 will include an on-site workroom
for media, featuring internet access, ample workspace and a dedicated
staff liaison to assist with facilitation of interviews. Credentialed
members of the news media interested in covering the event can do so
free of charge pursuant to their advanced registration approval, and
their acceptance of the event media policy. Contact Melissa Manning at
or +1 713 906 2901. Please send your name, organization, phone,
e-mail and organization website.

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