Industry in Motion: Defining the next steps for the petrochemicals industry

The past 12 months have been a period of disruption in the petrochemicals industry, with the pandemic impacting long-term plans for sustainability and changing how the upstream interacts with the market.

In these times of great disruption, it is important to make smart decisions to remain competitive in an ever-changing petrochemical landscape. Whether this is realigning with sustainability goals or adopting new technologies, being in the know is vital for success in 2021 and beyond.

Join S&P Global Platts experts for 2hrs 45 mins of insights into current challenges and opportunities present in the industry today. We will be covering the important areas of the day as well as fielding your questions to our industry-leading speaker faculty.

Webinar focus areas:
— Petrochemical market dynamics in a post-pandemic world: Europe and beyond 
— What does a low-crude world mean for olefins?
— Polymer prices post USGC deep freeze
— Recycled plastics - Will Europe reach its 2025 plastics recycling targets?
— Aromatics and methanol - where does Europe fit with changing global fundamentals? 
— Outlook for Petrochemical sustainability in a post-covid market

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  • Build your network—You can't "work a room" like you used to. Now you can see who else is registered, help people find you, and exchange contact information digitally.
  • Connect—Use 1:1 messaging and video to introduce yourself. Conversations are saved and searchable for your convenience.
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  • Take it all with you—Look up contacts and conversations later. Visit the replay for a refresher and to download speaker presentations. 


Thursday, May 27, 2021
    • 09.45 AM Online networking
    • 10.00 AM Welcome
      Anna Crowley, Editorial Director, European Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts
    • 10:10 AM Global refining market outlook
      Rick Joswick, Global Head of Oil Pricing and Trade Flow Analytics, S&P Global Platts
    • 10:35 AM Has olefins, PE/PP prices turned the corner after unprecedented Q1 outages?
      Yi-Jeng Huang, Analyst, Global Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts
    • 10:55 AM   European Polymers – how long will the supply imbalance remain?
      Miguel Cambeiro, Senior Editor, European Olefins & Polymers, S&P Global Platts
    • 11:15 AM Networking Break
    • 11:35 AM Aromatics and methanol - where does Europe fit with changing global fundamentals?
      Alexander Borulev, Associate Editor, European Aromatics, S&P Global Platts
    • 11:55 AMRecycled plastics and the road to 2025 
      Benjamin Brooks, Global Lead Recycled Plastics, S&P Global Platts
    • 12:15 PMQuestion and answer with our speaker panel
      Moderated by: Luke Milner, Managing Editor, Olefins & Polymers - EMEA Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts
    • 12:30 PMClose of conference


Anna 100x100.png Anna Crowley
Editorial Director, European Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts

Anna Crowley is editorial director at S&P Global Platts. She moved to petrochemicals in 2017 to head the EMEA region having previously led Platts European natural gas and power pricing business. Anna joined Platts in 2008, covering electricity markets and managing reporting teams. Prior to that she was an editor with S&P Global Ratings specializing in Corporate and Infrastructure Finance.

miguel 101x101.jpg Miguel Cambeiro
Senior Editor, European Olefins & Polymers, S&P Global Platts

Miguel Cambeiro is a senior editor at S&P Global Platts, focused on the ethylene chain and derivatives, in particular polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride and ethylene glycols. Miguel has over 15 years of experience working in petrochemicals and index consulting, having previously developed and set-up key Platts benchmarks: MTBE, ethanol, ETBE, synthetic rubber. As part of the price group, Miguel helped to develop the Asian paraxylene benchmark. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys cycling.

Katji.jpg Benjamin Brooks
Global Lead Recycled Plastics, S&P Global Platts

Ben is the global lead for recycled plastics and is responsible for S&P Global Platts’ recycled plastics price assessments as well as news content. Ben also assesses the recycled plastics markets in the UK and Europe. Ben joined the petrochemicals team at Platts in 2018, starting with coverage of aromatics markets as well as virgin PET.

Luke 100x99.png Luke Milner
Managing Editor, European Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts

Luke Milner joined Platts in October 2017 and has been managing editor of the European olefins and polymers team since 2019. Luke has seven years’ experience reporting on petrochemical markets in Europe and, prior to moving into the petrochemical markets, spent several years reporting on a diverse range of industries, including banking, shipping and retail. Luke studied Modern European Languages at the University of Durham and has spent time working in Italy, France and Brazil, as well as in the UK.

alex 100x100.jpg Alexander Borulev
Associate Editor, European Olefins & Polymers, S&P Global Platts

Alexander Borulev: Senior Pricing Specialist for the aromatics desk, EMEA Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts. Alexander evaluates the daily market quotations of the European toluene, xylenes and PET markets. Alexander has been with Platts since 2019.

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Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Platts Petrochemicals Webinar, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services, and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

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