04 2月 - 05 2月 2020
London, UK

Argus Chlor-Alkali Conference

Your expert speakers

Adrian Brown
Senior Research Analyst, Simpson Spence Young
Adrian graduated from Thames Polytechnic in 1982 with an honours degree in International Marketing. After a brief spell in marketing, Adrian started his shipbroking career with GLM, a subsidiary of Powell Duffryn Shipping. Three years later, Adrian joined ICIS-LOR and moved to Paris where he set up the ICIS Chemical Tanker Shipping Report. 1988 saw him move back to the UK,...
Adrian graduated from Thames Polytechnic in 1982 with an honours degree in International Marketing. After a brief spell in marketing, Adrian started his shipbroking career with GLM, a subsidiary of Powell Duffryn Shipping. Three years later, Adrian joined ICIS-LOR and moved to Paris where he set up the ICIS Chemical Tanker Shipping Report. 1988 saw him move back to the UK, still with ICIS, becoming a Senior Editor, responsible for their Shipping and Base Oil reports. In 2007 he joined SSY, where he heads their Chemical Tanker Research Desk.
Andy Nicholson
Vice-President, Market Development Petrochemicals, Argus
Andy Nicholson works for Argus and is responsible for the aromatics and derivatives consulting business in Europe, the Middle East and India. He has 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry, including 13 years with ICI in the UK and Germany and eight years with Rhone-Poulenc/Rhodia in France. He studied at the universities of Cambridge and Freiburg and is fluent ...
Andy Nicholson works for Argus and is responsible for the aromatics and derivatives consulting business in Europe, the Middle East and India. He has 35 years’ experience in the petrochemical industry, including 13 years with ICI in the UK and Germany and eight years with Rhone-Poulenc/Rhodia in France. He studied at the universities of Cambridge and Freiburg and is fluent in English, German and French.
Frank Reiner
President, Chlorine Institute
Since 2010, Frank has led the Chlorine Institute (CI) where he is responsible for day-to-day operations and for helping to strengthen the Institute’s safety, stewardship and leadership programs. He joined CI in 2005 as Vice President of Transportation and Emergency Preparedness, and continues to guide the industry’s engagement of producers and packagers as well as outreac...
Since 2010, Frank has led the Chlorine Institute (CI) where he is responsible for day-to-day operations and for helping to strengthen the Institute’s safety, stewardship and leadership programs. He joined CI in 2005 as Vice President of Transportation and Emergency Preparedness, and continues to guide the industry’s engagement of producers and packagers as well as outreach to customers. Prior to joining the Institute, Frank had a successful career at Union Tank Car Company where he held various positions including Chief Engineer and Director, Shop Operations. Frank earned a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Masters Degree in Management from Purdue University and is a registered Professional Engineer.
Teresa Marques
Manager of Logistics, Production Planning and Energy Management, Bondalti
Teresa Marques is an electrotechnical and computer engineer and master in operations research at energy-intensive consumer company Bondalti Chemicals, where she co-ordinates the logistics, production planning and energy management areas. Her role focuses on energy efficiency, procurement, follow-up on legal and regulatory issues and monitoring the electricity and natural...
Teresa Marques is an electrotechnical and computer engineer and master in operations research at energy-intensive consumer company Bondalti Chemicals, where she co-ordinates the logistics, production planning and energy management areas. Her role focuses on energy efficiency, procurement, follow-up on legal and regulatory issues and monitoring the electricity and natural gas markets. She is active in Portuguese business associations regarding energy and climate issues, represents industrial consumers on the Portuguese Regulator Natural Gas Tariff Counsel and integrates the CEFIC’s (European Chemical Industry Council’s) Energy and Climate Change Program Counsel.
Trevor Sikorski
Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research, Energy Aspects
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, includi...
Trevor Sikorski is the Head of Natural Gas and Carbon Research at Energy Aspects. Trevor has been analysing European energy and environmental markets for more than 15 years, having held senior analytical research roles with Barclays Capital, Point Carbon, Global Insight and PwC. He has an in-depth understanding of the global markets for generation fuels and carbon, including their fundamentals, trading behaviours, and complex interactions. In 2010, he was named the top carbon market analyst by Environmental Finance magazine and was in Commodity Magazine’s commodities research team of the year in 2011. Trevor is frequently featured in leading media outlets, including the Financial Times, BBC News, Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, and Sky News.
Arun Tyagi
Head of Marketing, Nuberg
As head of marketing for Nuberg, Arun is responsible for building the Nuberg brand, setting up teams and processes, and preparing marketing communications. Nuberg is a global project management company that provides single-point solutions and services for the engineering and construction of industrial plants. A passionate marketer, Arun has more than 15 years’ experience ...
As head of marketing for Nuberg, Arun is responsible for building the Nuberg brand, setting up teams and processes, and preparing marketing communications. Nuberg is a global project management company that provides single-point solutions and services for the engineering and construction of industrial plants. A passionate marketer, Arun has more than 15 years’ experience in strategising, developing and executing marketing programmes. He began his career in 1999, selling customised enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management products. Arun has an MBA in marketing from Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University in Nagpur, India.
Francis Osborne
Head of Forecasting, Consulting, Argus
Francis Osborne is Head of Forecasting in the Argus Consulting group, where his remit is to develop and co-ordinate the forecasting processes across a range of different commodities. Francis has over 30 years of experience of analysing and consulting on global oil and gas markets, and has worked for a number of leading consultancies. Prior to joining Argus, Francis was Hea...
Francis Osborne is Head of Forecasting in the Argus Consulting group, where his remit is to develop and co-ordinate the forecasting processes across a range of different commodities. Francis has over 30 years of experience of analysing and consulting on global oil and gas markets, and has worked for a number of leading consultancies. Prior to joining Argus, Francis was Head of Analytics at ICIS. He has also held positions with Saudi Petroleum Overseas, refining consultancy KBC Advanced Technologies and research firm Wood Mackenzie.
Adrian Warren
General Manager, Chemicals, Mitsui & Co Europe
Adrian has worked at Mitsui - a major player in both caustic soda and the vinyl feedstock markets – for more than 13 years, mostly heading up its petrochemicals team in London which covers chlor-alkali activities in the EMEA region. Before joining Mitsui, Adrian worked at BP for 18 years in a variety of commercial and business management roles in the oil and chemicals stre...
Adrian has worked at Mitsui - a major player in both caustic soda and the vinyl feedstock markets – for more than 13 years, mostly heading up its petrochemicals team in London which covers chlor-alkali activities in the EMEA region. Before joining Mitsui, Adrian worked at BP for 18 years in a variety of commercial and business management roles in the oil and chemicals streams. In his spare time, he is a semi-professional musician, playing the organ and tuba in London and southeast England.
Plamen Angelov
Product and Marketing Director, Dow Europe
Plamen is Product and Marketing Director for Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia at Dow Chemical. He joined Dow in 1990 and has held multiple Product and Market manager positions for the EMEAI region, as well as becoming Country Manager for Bulgaria in 1993 and District Sales Manager for the Balkans in 1996, before relocating to Switzerland in 19...
Plamen is Product and Marketing Director for Chlor-Alkali and Vinyl in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia at Dow Chemical. He joined Dow in 1990 and has held multiple Product and Market manager positions for the EMEAI region, as well as becoming Country Manager for Bulgaria in 1993 and District Sales Manager for the Balkans in 1996, before relocating to Switzerland in 1997. Plamen has also been Chairman of the European Chlorinated Solvents Association and Chairman of the REACH Steering Committee. He graduated from the Economic University of Sofia, Bulgaria, with a degree in International Economic Relations, and began his career as a purchasing specialist for metals at Rudmetal in Bulgaria.
Stephanie Koenig
Editor, Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives, Argus
Stephanie joined Argus in 2017 as part of the team setting up the Argus Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives service and now leads the European chlor-alkali coverage. As an established and trusted source of insight she has a wide industry network and a deep understanding of local and global market forces. Prior to joining Argus Media, she spent nearly ten years at IHS Markit and...
Stephanie joined Argus in 2017 as part of the team setting up the Argus Chlor-Alkali and Derivatives service and now leads the European chlor-alkali coverage. As an established and trusted source of insight she has a wide industry network and a deep understanding of local and global market forces. Prior to joining Argus Media, she spent nearly ten years at IHS Markit and previously Harriman Chemsult, where she developed and led the Global Bleaching Chemicals service and covered the chlor-alkali chain. Stephanie has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Leipzig, Germany.
Juergen Luderer
Sales and Product Director, Vinnolit