CMAI Headlines Impressive List of High Profile Speakers at Upcoming 2011 World Petrochemical Conference: Early Registration Extended

HOUSTON, Feb. 22, 2011 - On March 22-24, 2011 Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) will host its 26th Annual World Petrochemical Conference and Workshops in Houston, Texas. This annual event boasts over 30 industry experts as speakers, consisting of respected industry leaders from companies all over the world complemented by CMAI product experts from its global offices. In addition, panel discussions will be held both days to create an environment for an open exchange of opinions regarding future market conditions. Workshops will be held March 22nd, followed by the two Conference days on the 23rd and 24th. Early registration for the conference and workshops has been extended to Friday, March 4, 2011.

On the first day, the popular General Session will focus on the critical macro issues for the chemicals, plastics and fiber industries. Keynote speaker Alan Armstrong, CEO of Williams, will provide a valuable outlook regarding trends in feedstocks to the petrochemical industry. Bill Sanderson, President of Purvin & Gertz, CMAI's strategic alliance partner, will speak on global energy dynamics and what the economic recovery will bring for the energy industry. Rui Chammas, Vice President, Polymers of Braskem S.A., will focus on Brazil's emerging market and how renewables will play an important role in their growth.

Further defining the outlook for major chemical industry sectors, day two will include concurrent sessions for Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates, Olefins & Derivatives, Chlor-Alkali and a specially focused products session. All sessions will include market insight from global CMAI consultants, who will discuss the pertinent issues facing the industry, and will be complemented by outside industry speakers. In the Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates session, a refinery update will be presented along with a presentation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Carol Skelly on the Cotton market; as well as presentations on benzene, toluene/xylene, styrene, phenol, paraxylene/PTA, PET, and synthetic fibers. The Olefins & Derivatives session will include a review of the changes in the U.S. NGL industry as a result of shale gas developments by Jim Teague, EVP & COO of Enterprise Products GP LLC; insight from David Lumpkins, Chairman of Petrologistics Company, on the propane dehydrogenation route to propylene; as well as presentations on ethylene, propylene, polyethylene, polypropylene, and butadiene by CMAI expert consultants. In the Chlor-Alkali session, CMAI consultants will provide updates on chlorine, caustic, vinyls and soda ash. In the Focused Products Session topics covered include Polycarbonate and ABS, On-purpose Propylene Technology, Acetyls and Ethylene Oxide.

Whether managing chemicals, plastics or fibers businesses, providing financial analysis, or developing capital plans, attendees consistently rate this conference as exceeding their requirements for a concise and connected analysis of future conditions. Given these uncertain times, participation in this annual event will provide attendees with a critical update on important future market dynamics. Important decisions hinge on a clear and concise vision of future market conditions, which is the core product of this annual event.

Register on-line at or contact CMAI by email:, phone: 1-281-531-4660, or fax: 1-281-531-0995. Room reservations should be made directly with The Hilton Americas-Houston.

CMAI is the premier provider of Market, Planning and Business Advisory Services offering a unique combination of consulting analytics and expertise for the global chemical, plastics, fibers and chlor-alkali industries. With offices in Houston, New York, London, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai, CMAI has provided expert business advisory services to a broad base of companies across multiple value chains and geographies since 1979. Clients to CMAI services include chemical and oil companies, technology & EPC companies, banking and financial institutions, law firms, plastic converters, textile & apparel manufacturers, brand-owners, grocers/retailers, government agencies and trading companies.

SOURCE Chemical Market Associates, Inc.

CONTACT: Sarah Godby of Chemical Market Associates, Inc., +1-281-531-4660, fax, +1-281-531-9966,

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