European Petrochemical Association Gathers Chemistry's Top Industry Leaders in Berlin

European Petrochemical Association Gathers Chemistry's Top Industry Leaders in
                                    Berlin

  PR Newswire

  BRUSSELS, September 27, 2013

BRUSSELS, September 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) will hold its 47th Annual
Meeting from 6 to 8 October 2013 in Berlin. More than 2,600 delegates will
attend one of the world's most important meetings of the chemical industry
under the theme "Leadership and the Chemical Industry". Among the attendees
are mostly CEOs and other top-level executives from EPCA's almost 700 member
companies but also high-ranking guests.

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During the two-day event participants can organise meetings and attend
business sessions and networking events in amongst others the hotels Pullman
Schweizerhof and InterContinental located at walking distance from each other
in Berlin. They also have the opportunity to hear from opinion leaders and
influential speakers with a global reach: the Annual Meeting will feature a
keynote speech by President Bill Clinton, founder of the Clinton Foundation
and 42 ^nd President of the United States. Other examples are Dr. Kurt Bock,
Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, Mohamed H. Al-Mady,
Vice Chairman and CEO of SABIC CORP., and historian Niall Ferguson, Laurence
A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University.

There will also be a special session on "Leadership and chemical supply
chains". This session will compare the EPCA 2013 report "Sustainable Chemical
Supply and Logistics Chains: the Path Forward" with the vision of supply chain
experts.

Annual meeting is also framework for educational initiatives

In a teachers' workshop within the Annual Meeting, 30 science teachers from
all over the world are given the opportunity to meet chemical industry leaders
and to experience them closely during several events. The workshop complements
EPCA's numerous educational initiatives, intending to encourage young people
to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to
promote careers in the chemical industry.

Within the educational context, EPCA has also become an official partner of
the 25 ^th Berlin mini-MARATHON that will take place in Berlin on 28 September
2013 as part of the famous Berlin Marathon one day after. All of the 1,500
schools which are invited to participate in the mini-MARATHON and everyone of
the 40,000 athletes at the marathon will be provided with EPCA's two vivid
educational films "Chemistry: All About You" and "Science: Where Can It Take
You?" The first one highlights that chemicals are everywhere, offering
sustainable solutions to access food, drinking water, comfortable clothes, and
instant communications. The second film promotes gender equality and shows
that a STEM education leads to interesting and rewarding careers in the
chemical industry.

About EPCA

EPCA (The European Petrochemical Association) is a Brussels based
international non profit association that serves a global network for the
chemical business community consisting of producers of petrochemicals, their
suppliers, customers and service providers. In this industry segment EPCA is
the platform to meet, exchange information and transfer learning as well as
think tank challenging business as usual approaches. EPCA counts over 700
member companies from 53 different countries that stand for an aggregate
turnover of over 4.2 trillion €. EPCA was founded in 1967.

Homepage: http://www.epca.eu

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/epcanetwork

Press contact: Cathy Demeestere Secretary General Avenue de Tervueren 270
BE-1150 Brussels Tel.: +32(0)2-741-86-60 Fax: +32(0)2-741-86-80 E-Mail:
cathy@epca.eu