IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Financial Forum


8:00am Coffee and Registration

Welcome remarks

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

Keynote Addresses: Sustaining Growth Across the Cycle


Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures:  Ways to Advance Strategy

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

9:30am Question & Answer

Sustaining Growth Across the Cycle

Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS


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


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


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

Garrett Gee, Director, PwC


Question & Answer

Session Two: Private Equity for Chemical Industry

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


Networking Lunch

Session Three: Panel Discussion – Managing Supply Chain Costs


Moderator: W. Brad Householder, Principal, PwC

Keith Hausmann, Senior Vice President, Procurian

Raymond Newhouse, Chief Financial Officer, Lanxess


Networking Refreshment Break

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


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

Ronald Ayles, Managing Director and Partner, Advent International 


Managing Investment in Emerging Markets

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


Question & Answer

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

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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