Chemical Week, Indian Chemical Council, and Chemical & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association Partner Again on the Third Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook

NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India--()--As the world’s attention is focused on recovery, chemical companies are looking ahead to sustainable growth. The last two years have reshaped the chemical industry and companies are working leaner and smarter and have plans to push forward and grow in 2010 and beyond. At the Third Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook, presented by Chemical Week, the Indian Chemical Council (ICC), and Chemical & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (CPMA), attendees will find out exactly how the opportunities presented in the dynamic Indian economy, plus global trends, will sustain the chemical industry post recession. The event will be held February 17-18, 2010 at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai, India.

Participants will have an opportunity to network with and hear from senior Indian government officials and CEOs from major international companies. Speakers this year include:

  • Nikhil Meswani, Executive Director, Reliance Industries
  • Bijoy Chatterjee, Secretary/Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Government of India
  • Jai Hiremath, President, Indian Chemical Council (ICC)
  • U.S. Jha, Chairman and Managing Director, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Ltd
  • Arup Basu, COO, Chemical India, Tata Chemicals
  • Phillip Logan, VP/South Asia, International Specialty Products
  • Debra M. Phillips, Managing Director/Responsible Care, American Chemistry Council
  • Rajeev M. Pandia, Group Advisor & Director/Global Markets, SI Group-India Limited
  • S. Ishwar Subramanian, Managing Director, AkzoNobel Coatings India
  • Roger Kearns, Region General Manager/Asia Pacific, Solvay
  • Ashwin C. Shroff, Chairman and Managing Director, Excel Industries Ltd
  • Harish Badami, President and Managing Director, Dow India
  • Alasdair Nisbet, Managing Director, Lazard
  • James Robson, Director Exwold Technology; International Trade Team Leader, North East of England Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC)

Now in its third year, this event has proven to be of growing importance for India’s chemical industry and for international executives eager to participate in the rapid growth of India as a chemicals market,” says Lyn Tattum, Publisher and Group Vice President, Chemical Week.

“Attendees to this event include an impressive mix of top executives from local Indian companies plus international participants; government officials and financial and other experts. The conference will provide great insight and information, helping companies move forward post recession.”

The agenda this year will focus on key issues affecting growth and sustainability in the chemical industry in India. The conference will explore:

  • An update on the Indian chemical industry including feedstocks, petrochemicals, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, and investment zones
  • Global outlook on mergers and acquisitions
  • Responsible Care initiatives
  • Opportunities in the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical sector
  • Sustainability in the chemical industry
  • Infrastructure and logistical challenges in the industry and how companies are navigating these challenges
  • R&D and innovation in the chemical industry

For the first two years of the conference, attendance averaged more than 200 attendees. The attendee breakdown for the last two years was 75% Indian, 25% outside India. More than 80% of attendees were chemical companies, around 20% industry service suppliers, consultants, and associations. More than 90% of chemical company attendees are senior level officers including CEOs, Vice Presidents, and Managing Directors. Government representatives from the ministry of chemical and petrochemical in India attend each year.

The Third Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook is the only chemical conference in India organized specifically to address a broad range of issues impacting the industry. Lazard is the gold sponsor and Nova Chemicals is the Silver Sponsor of the event to be held February 17-18 at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai, India.

For the latest event information and to register, please call (212) 621-4978 or visit For speaking opportunities, please contact Peck Sim at For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Dana Carey at or (212) 621-4972.

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