Why should a chemist or a business executive be concerned: Lack of jobs? Inflation? Uncertain tax future? All of the above? According to our speaker, Paul Hodges, “It’s the ‘big picture’ issues that we need to watch these days.” Our dynamic duo is back. Join Paul Hodges, of International eChem, and Bill Carroll, of Occidental Chemical Corporation, as they discuss the issues and trends affecting you in 2012.
“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
- How the global economy affects us
- How financial markets affect our budgets
- The outlook for wages and pensions
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011
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 Programme. He holds two patents, and has over sixty publications in the fields of organic electrochemistry, polymer chemistry, combustion chemistry, incineration and plastics recycling.
The Fine Print
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