Trends in the Chemical Industry, presented by Dr Tobias Lewe, Partner, AT Kearney, focused on market growth in the chemical industry.
He explained how key drivers across the value chain are shaping the future global environment for the chemical industry, reviewing how the new feedstock landscape is changing global pricing dynamics and regional investment decisions.
In his geographical picture, he stated that it is very likely that China will become a net exporter of key chemicals – but the question remains when exactly this will happen. He also looked at how shale gas is gaining importance with reserves well distributed all over the world.
His presentation concluded with a forecast on how these changes are affecting the logistics supply chain – underlining the fact that “value chain partnerships are the new mantra for growth with major opportunities.”
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