IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Financial Forum


Agenda

8:00am Coffee and Registration
9:00am

Welcome remarks

Conference Chair: Rob Westervelt, Editor-in-Chief Chemical Week, IHS

Keynote Addresses: Sustaining Growth Across the Cycle

9:10am

Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures:  Ways to Advance Strategy

Curt Espeland, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Eastman Chemical Company

9:30am Question & Answer
9:40am

Sustaining Growth Across the Cycle

Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS

10:05am

Trends in Energy: Shale and Natural Gas Opportunities for US Chemical Makers

Carlo Barrasa, Director - NGLs & Cracker Economics, IHS
10:30am Question & Answer
10:45am Networking Refreshment Break

Session One: The Rejuvenation of the US Petrochemical Sector

11:00am

Investing in Sustainability
Eduardo E. Cordeiro, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Cabot Corporation

11:25am

Positioning for Broader Rebound of Manufacturing in the US and the Impact on Chemicals

Garrett Gee, Director, PwC

11:50am

Question & Answer

Session Two: Private Equity for Chemical Industry
12:05pm

Moderator: Rob Westervelt, Editor-in-Chief Chemical Week, IHS
Telly Zachariades, Partner, The Valence Group
John Televantos, Partner, Arsenal Capital
Ronald Ayles, Managing Director and Partner, Advent International

1:45pm

Networking Lunch

Session Three: Panel Discussion – Managing Supply Chain Costs

2:15pm

Moderator: W. Brad Householder, Principal, PwC

Keith Hausmann, Senior Vice President, Procurian

Raymond Newhouse, Chief Financial Officer, Lanxess

3:00pm

Networking Refreshment Break

Session Four: Changes in Financial Regulations and the Potential Impact on Chemicals

3:20pm

Oxea: Case Study of a Complex Carve-out in the Chemical Industry

Ronald Ayles, Managing Director and Partner, Advent International 

3:45pm

Managing Investment in Emerging Markets

Anil Chandramani, Chief Investment Officer & Global Sector Lead, Chemicals & Fertilizers, International Finance Corporation

4:10pm

Question & Answer

4:25pm Closing remarks
5:00pm Cocktail reception
6:00pm

11th Annual CFO of the Year Reception and Dinner
hosted by PwC



*Agenda is as of 5-8-12 and is subject to change












 
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