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Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar

Your only analyst-driven event for the global petrochemical industry – heading to Vienna

You can join petrochemical producers, traders, and key participants for 7+ hours of focused discussion on supply demand trends, price forecasts and trade flows at Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar 2018.

The event takes place on Sunday 7 October in Vienna and offers you the chance to explore the future of international markets with 100+ participants. 

You will also have the opportunity to engage in stimulating panel discussions, attend invaluable networking events such as the exclusive Methanol Breakfast Briefing and hear insightful presentations from Argus and international experts.

Information The Super Early Bird Discount will save you 

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you book by 18 May

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Expanding your content in the Olefins and Aromatics market:

Whether your key focus is olefins or aromatics – we are currently designing a programme so you can spend more time getting to grips of your particular market.

Bringing back the Methanol Breakfast Briefing:

Do you want to learn more about the European methanol market? Attend this breakfast briefing and understand the supply/demand landscape, pricing forecasts and the current trading landscape.

Expert speakers at the 2017 event included:

 Joe Duffy Steve Weber Andy Nicholson Dorothee Arns, Cefic
Joe Duffy

Steve Weber
Andy Nicholson
Vice President,
Business Development
Dorothée Arns
Executive Director
Petrochemicals Europe, Council for the European Chemicals Industry (Cefic)

Who will you meet?

    Our annual, focused event attracts companies from across the entire petrochemical value chain, including producers, traders, consumers and service providers such as:

    • Solvay
    • Trammo
    • Dow Europe
    • InterChem Energy
    • Sasol
    • Solvadis
    • Aramco Overseas
    • Dow Europe
    • OMV Refining & Marketing
    • Lanxess
    • Infineum
    • Novapex
    • PKN Orlen
    • PKN Orlen
    • ExxonMobil Chemical Europe
    • Galp Energia
    • Helm
    • Huntsman Europe
    • Unita
    • Shell
    • Tricon International
    • Cabot Corporation
    • DSM Sourcing
    • Kolmar Group
    • BASF Intertrade
    • NOVA Chemical Corporation
    ...and many more

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To receive announcements about the agenda and latest speakers, please contact the team:

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Conference rates:

Super Early Bird Registration - expires 18 May

EURO (€)
Seminar (Sunday 7 October)       
Seminar + Methanol Breakfast
Methanol Breakfast Only

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EURO (€)
Seminar (Sunday 7 October)       
Seminar + Methanol Breakfast
Methanol Breakfast Only

As the conference is being held in Austria, all delegate tickets are subject to VAT. EU businesses may be able to reclaim VAT charged through their local tax office. Please click here for more information.

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Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar will provide participants with a high-level update and detailed analysis of the global olefins and aromatics markets. The seminar sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar 2018 - Agenda at a Glance


Morning registration and networking

09.00 Welcome and introduction by Argus 
09.10 Keynote speech: Exploring the intersection between petrochemicals and the oil markets

Feedstocks outlook: Crude, naphtha and LPG

10.10 Refining developments and margin impacts

Morning coffee and networking


Electrification and the future for gasoline and diesel


The future of polymer markets: Issues of recyclability and the environment

12.10 Panel discussion: Challenges facing the industry

Networking lunch





Ethylene and polyethylene: Changing regional balances and logistics

Paraxylene: Engulfed by new Asian supply? 
 15.00 Propylene and polypropylene: New investments and changes in competitiveness
Benzene: China’s deficit and the effect on global trade flows
15.30 Butadiene: Reflections on past developments and the outlook of the future
Styrene monomer: Chinese investments and forward balances
Argus closing remarks  

Networking drinks reception

17.30 Close of Conference

*Full agenda and speakers to be added shortly.

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Methanol Breakfast Briefing - 7 October 2018

07.00 – 09.00

Exploring the developments in global methanol supply and demand over recent years

This interactive workshop will examine developments in the global methanol industry, including supply and demand over recent years, how to expand into new markets, regulatory developments, challenges faced, and the impact on Europe as a result of changing global dynamics. Attend the breakfast briefing to learn about current and predicted key “new uses” for methanol that could further impact traditional methanol market fundamentals, and prepare your business to be successful within the market.

Who is the breakfast briefing for?

The methanol breakfast briefing is for methanol experts looking to assess changing supply and demand dynamics. And it is for petrochemical companies, traders, supply managers, directors and purchasing managers across the petrochemicals sector looking to gain invaluable knowledge of the global methanol industry.

* The Methanol Breakfast Briefing is separately bookable

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2018 Sponsors

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ChemMed Tarragona: creating value between Port and Industry.

Tarragona is the home of the most important Petrochemical complex and a large concentration of manufacturing and processing in the Mediterranean, as a consequence of the excellent location and accessibility from the area to the inner European markets. ChemMed represents the commitment to develop and enhance the appeal and competitiveness of the area for industry, research and logistics in the chemical plant sector.

If you would like to be kept up to date on the 2018 event, please contact us.

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Here you will find a number of downloads relating to the Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar. You may access these resources by clicking on the links below. Check back regularly for updates.


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