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India Chemical Industry Outlook to Explore Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Indian Chemical Industry

2:15 PM MST | January 27, 2011

Chemical Week, Indian Chemical Council and Chemical & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association Present Fourth Annual Event

NEW YORK and MUMBAI (January 24, 2011) – The chemical industry is at a turning point, as shifts in demographics, society, environment, macroeconomics and technology bring a new set of challenges and opportunities in the new decade. Business leaders will need to identify the megatrends that will impact the sector’s long-term growth, as well as company growth strategies. At the Fourth Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook, presented by Chemical Week ( part of IHS Inc.), the Indian Chemical Council (ICC) and Chemical & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (CPMA), attendees will find out how global trends and the opportunities presented in the dynamic Indian economy will grow the chemical industry.The event will be held February 23-24, 2011 at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai, India.

The theme for this year’s event is Global Megatrends Shaping the Chemicals Business: the Indian Perspective. Participants will have an opportuntity to network with and hear from senior Indian government officials and executives from major international companies. Speakers this year include:

• M. Raman, secretary, DCPC, ministry of chemicals and fertilizers, Government of India

• Patrick Thomas, chief executive officer, BayerMaterialScience

• Wilhelm Sittenthaler, executive board member, Wacker Chemie AG

• Yousef Al-Zamel, executive vice president/chemicals, SABIC Industries

• Nikhil R Meswani, executive director, Reliance Industries

• Jorg Strassburger, managing director and country representative, LANXESS India

• Ajay Shah, vice president, Reliance Industries Ltd

• G. R. Goves, head-agribusiness (crop nutrition & agri business), Tata Chemicals. Ltd.

• Ravi Kapoor, managing director, Heubach Colour Pvt Ltd

“This event has proven to be an important one for India’s chemical industry and for international executives eager to participate in the rapid growth of India as a chemicals market,” said Lyn Tattum, publisher and group vice president, Chemical Week. “Attendees to this event include an impressive mix of top executives from local Indian companies plus international participants including government officials, financial and other experts. The conference will provide great insight and information to help companies grow their businesses.”

The agenda this year will focus on key issues affecting growth in the chemical industry in India. The conference will explore:

  • Outlook of the Indian chemical industry and initatives for attracting investments

  • Global trends shaping the industry

  • Innovation as a response to global trends

  • Opportunities in the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical sector 

  • Prospects for securing feedstock and implications for petrochemicals in India

  • Defining sustainability and translating it into a business strategy

  • Responsible care initiatives

More than 200 participants attend this annual event. The attendee breakdown is 75 percent Indian, 25 percent outside India. More than 80 percent of attendees were chemical companies, around 20 percent  industry service suppliers, consultants and associations. More than 90 percent of chemical company attendees are senior level officers including CEOs, vice presidents, and managing directors. Government representatives from the ministry of chemical and petrochemicals in India attend each year.

The Fourth Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook is the only conference in India organized specifically to address a broad range of issues impacting the chemical industry.

For the latest event information and to register, please call +1 212 621 4978 or visit www.chemweek.com/india11. For speaking opportunities, please contact Peck Sim at psim@chemweek.com. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Dana Carey at dcarey@chemweek.com or +1 212 621 4972.













 
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