The 55th edition of EPCA Annual Meeting will be held online on 5 – 7 October 2021.
The theme of this year ‘Future Reimagined’ will drive the conversation and reflection on the future of the petrochemical industry along with its value chain and its place in the world.
Last October, the 54th EPCA Annual Meeting concluded with a strong consensus that the industry is committed to taking its share in the green and social transformation and the economic recovery – despite the massive disruptions generated by the pandemic.
This year, EPCA wants to explore the contribution of the petrochemical sector further, showcase progresses accomplished over the past 12 months and think forward about the future of the industry through three main lenses: industry transformation, sustainability revolution, and success re-invention.
Each topic will be addressed through a varied offering of online sessions including curtain raiser interviews with thought leaders, leadership forums with C-suite executives, strategic dialogue, bringing together our best and brightest and external stakeholders, workshops with practical insights and networking opportunities.
Day one of the event will be titled: ‘Industry Reimagined.’ During 5 October participants will be able to discover companies and engage with thought leaders that are adapting their manufacturing, procurement, supply chain strategies and practices to enable an industrial renaissance in Europe and other regions.
The theme on day two will be ‘Sustainability reimagined.’ EPCA will explore the sector’s contribution in a decade that climate-change experts call ‘decisive’ for the future of the planet. Carbon is not the only defining issue for our sector. Plastic waste is another challenge. Our industry is gearing-up to implement innovative solutions. The transition towards a climate neutral, circular and sustainable society will require additional technologies with investment and innovations to match, which in turn require an optimal business environment.
The final day of the event will cover: ‘Success reimagined.’ Beyond mastering industrial processes and business strategies embracing the green transformation, our industry is also actively engaged in a more holistic and profound transformation. Several companies have defined a new sense of purpose, redefining their mission towards creating long-term value for a large group of stakeholders and increasingly aligning their strategy with ESG criteria.
This year’s key speakers include, among others, Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board for BASF, Neil Carr, President for Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa and Thomas Casparie, Executive Vice President for Shell.