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Future of Polyolefins 2018

Date: 17th January 2018 - 18th January 2018 Location: Dusseldorf - Germany

Following the success of its previous editions, ACI’s 6th annual Future of Polyolefins Summit will be taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany on 17-18 January 2018.

Once again, the conference will look at the supply & demand trends of feedstocks, the global and European polyolefin markets, as well as the main drivers amongst end-products. Building up on last year’s feedback, the event will also take an in-depth look into trends & innovations, new technologies developments and predictions on the long to very long term.Over the two days, the participants will discuss topics such as lightweighting, sustainability & circular economy for polyolefins, as well as bio-based PE & PP, through case studies and interactive discussions led by industry experts.

This new edition will bring together senior executive from petrochemical companies, plastic converter, technology providers, chemical intermediate suppliers, researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders from the value chain.

Join us in Dusseldorf to exchange your point of view with your peers and engage in excellent networking opportunities.


17th January 2018
18th January 2018
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Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Sam Cormack – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0609
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606


Steigenberger Parkhotel Dusseldorf
Konigsallee 1a
Dusseldorf, 40212 Germany
+49 211 1381-0
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  • Feedstocks’ Trends & Developments
  • Overview of the Polyolefins Market
  • Lightweighting – What is the Next Stage?
  • Up & Coming Technologies
  • Latest Updates on Regulation
  • Recycling & Circular Economy: Enhancing Sustainability of the Polyolefin & Plastic Industries
  • Focus on the End-Products & Manufacturers’ Strategies
  • Bio-Based PE & PP
  • A look into the Future – Very long term views
  • Dr. Jörg Rothermel, Head of Department Energy, Climate Protection and Raw Materials, German Chemical Industry Association (VCI)
  • Roberto Ribeiro, President, Townsend Solutions
  • Theo Jan Simons, Management Consultant, McKinsey
  • Maria Ciliberti, VP Polyolefins Marketing & New Business Development, Borealis
  • Afsar Hussain, Research Analyst, EMEARC Chemicals, Wood Mackenzie
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global Sustainability Technology Leader, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, DuPont
  • Markus Franzen, Vehicle Interior Technologies, Ford
  • Jan Smook, Programme Area Coordinator Polyolefins, DPI – The Polymer Research Platform
  • Zack Adams, Global Product Line Manager, Milliken
  • Marcel Bosma, Global Regulatory Expert, SABIC (representing PlasticsEurope)
  • Eugenio Longo, Head of Sustainability & EU Affairs, Borealis
  • Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe
  • Sander Defruyt, Project Manager, New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • David Walsh, Director, Impact Recycling
  • Sonia Achard, R&D Manager, Renault
  • Richard Cowling, Managing Director, Hellyar Plastics
  • Risto Vapola, Technical Manager, Renewable Plastics, Research and Development, Neste
  • Krisztina Petrenyine Szabo, Head of Group Petrochemicals, Product Management, MOL
  • Paolo Glerean, PET rigid film sales Director – Public Affairs, Aliplast


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 20-30 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Lauriane Pardoux

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0632

Email: [email protected]

For this 6th edition of the event, we have gathered some key industry players to form an advisory committee and help us build the conference agenda, on top of our research.

  • Rob Vanderhenst, Front end innovation expert, Beiersdorf
  • Karlheinz Hausmann, Global Sustainability Technology Leader DuPont Packaging And Industrial Polymers, DuPont
  • Maira Magnani, Advanced Material & Processes, Ford
  • Krisztina Petrényiné Szabó, Head Of Group Petrochemicals Product Management, MOL
  • Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, Petrochemicals Europe
  • Henrik Eriksson, Development Manager, Polykemi
  • Sonia Achard, Expert In Commodity Polymer, Renault


PlasticsEurope is one of the leading European trade associations with centres in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan and Paris. We are networking with European and national plastics associations and have more than 100 member companies, producing over 90% of all polymers across the EU28 member states plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.

The European plastics industry makes a significant contribution to the welfare in Europe by enabling innovation, creating quality of life to citizens and facilitating resource efficiency and climate protection.

More than 1.5 million people are working in 60,000 companies (mainly small and medium sized companies in the converting sector) to create a turnover above 340 bn EUR per year. The plastics industry includes polymer producers – represented by PlasticsEurope, converters – represented by EuPC – and machine manufacturers – represented by EUROMAP.

For more information: www.plasticseurope.org


Petrochemicals Europe is the Association of Petrochemical Producers in Europe and brings together some 90 member companies. These are companies manufacturing ethylene and propylene from steam cracking, other olefins, aromatics for chemical use, and first stage petrochemical derivatives and intermediates excluding polymers.

As the voice of the European petrochemical industry, our mission is to

– advocate for conditions that will allow the industry to operate successfully in a highly-competitive global environment

– raise awareness of the contribution of our industry to the European economy which provides essential raw materials for thousands of products produced by diverse industries, driving innovation and creating employment

– engage continuously with all our stakeholders in the pursuit of sustainable solutions.

Petrochemicals Europe is an industry sector of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry council, and based in Brussels.

Website: http://www.petrochemistry.eu


Established in 1933 the British Plastics Federation is the most powerful voice in the UK plastics industry with over 500 members across the plastics industry supply chain, including polymer producers and suppliers, additive manufacturers, recyclers, services providers, end users, plastics processors and machinery manufacturers.

The BPF promotes the interests of its members and addresses industry wide concerns including the environment, product safety and industrial health & safety.



Packaging Herald is a state-of-the-art B2B magazine about news and contemporary trends in the packaging industry and related fields. Every two months it gives practical tips for daily business and provides readers with innovation insights. Its mission is to create communication and an information exchange platform for all participating parties that deal with packaging and related services: the packaging users, the packaging producers, packaging technology providers, designers, service partners and retailers.

The digital version of the magazine is distributed to 7200 registered readers. 63% of which are packaging users from various industries. They are usually decision makers in charge of vendor selection and corporate strategy including research and development. Therefore, each presentation in our magazine is a targeted form of promotion. It is a unique chance to raise the awareness of your product or service. The digital version of the catalogue can be downloaded from www.packagingherald.cz and readers have unlimited access to the magazine archive. The portal www.packagingherald.cz  also offers segment news on a daily basis. We also publish fortnightly online newsletter.


PlasticPortal.eu® is a portal for the plastics industry in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The main purpose of the portal is a comprehensive support managers in performing tasks related to sales promotion, finding the best solutions for the purchase of raw materials, machinery, equipment and search of human resources.



Chemical Search International specialises in global executive search, talent acquisition and professional career development services for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals.

LINK: https://www.chemicalsearch.co.uk/

ChemExecSM | Executive Club is an exclusive online Club offering faster, simpler networking for chemicals, materials, resources and bioscience professionals on a worldwide basis. Please join us.

LINK:  ChemExecSM | Executive Club


Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.



Plastech is the largest and most popular information and business platform designed for plastics and packaging industry.

We are proud to inform that since its foundation in 2002, the Plastech business platform has continuously grown as a branch media player. We have gained the trust of our clients and receivers being a core value for any business and media venture and became a well known brand. We are aware of the responsibility coming from Plastech becoming a leading polish branch business platform gathering branch community. Therefore in our everyday work we pay a strong attention to maintaining and conveying the trust of all users trying to keep the highest level of quality in all our actions.

Plastech – being a branch Internet vortal, is continuously evolving as a business platform. However, the general idea of a free-access business platform operated by specialists and targeting the wide plastics and packaging industry public is not going to change.



PIE – Plastics Information Europethe well-known newsletter and online portal, boasts daily updated online coverage of the industry’s most important news. PIE offers staff-researched price reports on standard and technical thermoplastics, polyurethanes and PET, as well as industry reports – including market trends and other background articles. Additional attractive features of this website are the opportunity to create personal price reports and individualised polymer price charts.

Providing independent market information, the PIE price indices are accepted throughout the industry and embedded in countless supplier contracts. More than 5,500 European companies already trust in our data and industry coverage.


Christine Halfen
Marketing Manager
phone +49 (0) 6172 9606-12
eMail  [email protected]



Oil Refining Professional Social Network | Refinery Connection | Refinery News | Refinery Jobs | Refinery Services



Polymerupdate is a news and media company headquartered in India that specializes in providing market-moving information and pricing data on petrochemical products and industrial polymers. Backed by years of extensive experience in garnering and providing business-critical content, our information portal is much coveted by a vast readership that spans across 60 countries. Our trusted pricing methodology is considered as a benchmark across South Asia. As part of our sustained efforts to serve our readers better, we have joined hands with Platts—a division of The McGraw-Hill Financial—and have come up with Polymerupdate/Platts Joint Reports designed specifically for the South Asian region. These are weekly scans on PP, PE and PVC. We constantly strive to further enhance the quality of our services by incorporating new ideas and innovation and are the first in the world to develop mobile applications for polymer news feeds, prices and reports. Our services are now available on the world wide web, on all smartphones and hand-held devices, and through SMSs, WhatsApp and BlackBerry Messenger apps.


Plastics Technology


In the realm of plastics, where innovation is rapid, plastics technology stands adept at conceptualizing unique ideas relevant to the B2B space.

With services like search engine optimization, social media marketing, e-mail marketing, banner advertising and event marketing within our platform, http://www.plastics-technology.com/ has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact”.

POLYMER BAZAAR- is a leading Indian information services provider for the Plastics & Polymers Industry.We offer all news alerts by SMS Alerts & E-mail Alerts along with web site access at most reasonable annual subscription.



With more than 51,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.



ChemistryViews.org is a comprehensive free-to-view news and information site with an associated scientific magazine, ChemViews. It is provided by ChemPubSoc Europe, an organization of 16 European chemical societies. The site offers news, commentary, opinion, and additional feature material from leading authors to the global chemistry community as well as educational material.



Eurasian Chemical Market is one of the leading industrial publications in the CIS. The magazine widely covers the most important up-to-date events of the CIS chemical market. This is a monthly publication, which started up in 2005 and is available both in Russian and English languages. Every issue includes reviews, marketing and analytical articles covering different products and branches of the chemical market.



Chemistry & Industry (C&I) is a news breaking, topical and international chemistry-based magazine published on behalf of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) bridging the gap between scientifi­c innovation and industrial and consumer products.



TD The Market Publishers, Ltd is a stand-alone company with a strong history of promoting and trading market research reports and analytical reviews produced by our many transnational partners, which include both large multinationals and smaller, more specialist concerns.


Townsend Solutions is a global leader in plastics-focused market research, strategic consulting and advisory services.  We have been following global polyolefins markets for over 40 years and publish an array of comprehensive & data-intensive reports on both large volume and specialty polymers.  From grade level pricing to long-term forecasts, all are deep-dive & leverage granular detail.

Asset level technology.  Company level supply.  Grade level pricing.  Application level demand.  Over 60,000 plastic converters.    

We call this “Townsend Deep”.  Our clients call it a game changer.



Milliken & Company is one of the largest privately held textile and chemical manufacturers in the world. Milliken’s strategy is focused on combining textile and chemical technologies in unique ways to serve a vast array of markets.

Milliken employs over 7.000 associates, working in 49 facilities, with business operations and manufacturing locations around the world: Spartanburg, South Carolina; Gent, Belgium; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Singapore and Shanghai.

Milliken Chemical, a division of Milliken & Company, specializes in developing and producing additives for plastics, detergents, and many other applications. Milliken Chemical products are found almost anywhere, in diverse applications, all over the globe.


  • Millad® NX 8000 Clarifying agents, the new standard in clear polypropylene allowing for ultimate clarity, energy savings and high productivity;
  • Hyperform® HPN Nucleating Agents for polyolefins, leading to productivity and barrier improvements along with down gauging opportunities;
  • ClearTint® Colorants, the clearest and brightest colors for clear polypropylene.

For more information: www.millikenchemical.com | [email protected]




DPI is a collaboration platform that enables industrial companies to join forces on polymer research. DPI’s research programmes bring together the strategic needs of industry and the scientific capabilities of top-class scientists working at universities and research centres across the world. Jointly shaped and jointly funded research programmes enable industrial partners from the entire value chain to expand their scientific base and enhance their innovation potential. This approach also enables companies to explore new fields extending beyond the scope of their individual R&D programmes.

For more information: www.polymers.nl

ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Sam Cormack

Tel: +44 203 141 0226

Email: [email protected]

  • Oil & Gas / Petrochemicals / chemicals companies
  • Feedstocks / olefins suppliers
  • Chemical & commodity trading
  • Polymer & polyolefin producers
  • End product manufacturers
  • Plastic converters & compounders
  • EPC
  • Technology providers (catalysts manufacturers etc.)
  • Masterbatch suppliers
  • Chemical intermediates suppliers
  • Research centres and institutes
  • Universities
  • Petrochemical / chemical consultants
  • Policy / regulation / environmental institutions
  • Financial stakeholders: venture capital firms, investment banks, private equity firms

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