Chemical Industry Roundtables, LLC
Conferences and roundtables
for chemical industry executives
The idea for Chemical Industry Roundtables (CIR) emerged from observation of a rapid change, happening in the global chemical industry. As companies and their customers become more environmentally- and socially-conscious, the metrics for success and the demands made on chemical company executives are changing. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility standards influence everything from R&D management, to the choice of production technology, the choice of feedstock and plant location, to bottom line performance and return on investment.
China also at the forefront for CIR
In September, 2013, CIR acted as a co-organizer of the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Conference, the flagship event of the Chinese chemical industry, in Xi’an, China. This truly international event is put on each year by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) and attracted around 900 delegates from around the world in 2013. CIR’s John Pearson has a long-standing relationship with CPCIF, and we are pleased to announce that our two organizations are cooperating once again in 2014 on the CPCIC event, which this year will be held in Tianjin from 11 to 13 September.
China CPCIC Conference 2014, Tianjin from 10 to 12 September, 2014
Organized by the CPCIF, China’s chemical industry association, the CPCIC will be held in Tianjin from 10 to 12 September, 2014. The theme this year is “Innovation in the Chemical Industry: Catalyst of Sustainable Urbanization & Modernization”. This is the most important international Asian chemical industry conference in 2014, and it is expected to attract in excess of 1,000 delegates. Attendees at the CPCIC will hear from leading Chinese and international experts.
CIR in the GCC Region
The Sustainability Conference was the second collaboration in 2013 between CIR and the GPCA. Earlier in the year, in March, John Pearson moderated a discussion between SABIC’s Kenneth Miller and BASF’s Baerbel Arnold-Mauer at the GPCA’s Annual General Meeting, again on the topic of sustainable development and the chemical industry. It is very clear that the GCC region, which just three years ago adopted the Responsible Care charter for continuous improvement on the environmental, health and safety fronts, is committed to incorporating the tenets of sustainability into its business planning processes.
End of a busy 2013
Chemical Industry Roundtables’ final event of a packed year was the GPCA Sustainability Conference, which was held at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Finance Center from 17 to 19 December. This first-time event was programmed (and mostly moderated) by CIR’s John Pearson, and attracted a highly-engaged and -interactive audience of 247 sustainability professionals and senior executives from the GCC region and beyond. You can check out the website www.gpcasustainability.com/2013 to see details of the event, which focused on the need to make sustainable growth central to all aspects of business planning.
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