Will 2014 finally be the year of economic recovery? There are signs of a stronger economy in the US and Europe. Pharma is shifting and downsizing as it works on its de-risking strategy. How does all of this affect you? Join Paul Hodges, of International eChem, and Bill Carroll, of Occidental Chemical Corporation, as they discuss the issues and trends affecting you in 2014.
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“Chemistry and the Economy: Year-end Review and Outlook” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speakers Paul Hodges, Chairman of International eChem and Dr. William Carroll, Jr., Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation.
What You Will Learn
- What will happen with shale gas and energy prices
- Will reshoring parts of pharma bring it back into growth mode again
- The outlook for the US and other major regions
- And much much more…
- Central banks will make global downturn worse
- US Economy: Demographics the ‘silent witness’
- Paul’s blog in the economy “The New Normal”
Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Meet Your Experts
Paul Hodges is Chairman of International eChem (IeC). Founded in 2001, IeC has built a reputation as trusted commercial advisers to the global chemical industry and its investment community. He is also serving as non-executive Chairman of a fast-growing technology spin-out from Heriot Watt University, Scotland. In addition, Paul writes the well-regarded ICIS ‘Chemicals and the Economy’ blog. Previously, Paul was an Executive Director of a $1B global business for Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), Vice President of European Aromatics and Derivatives for DeWitt, and Vice President of Europe for ChemConnect. He is co-author of the new eBook, ‘Boom, Gloom and the New Normal’.
Dr. William Carroll, Jr. holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, and is currently Vice President, Industry Issues for Occidental Chemical Corporation and also Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Indiana. Bill is a Past President (2005) of ACS, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and member of a number of committees for the National Research Council. In 2009, he was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. On behalf of OxyChem he has chaired numerous committees for industry associations, including the American Chemistry Council and has served on expert groups commissioned by the United Nations Environment Program. He holds two patents, and has over sixty publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.
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