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Vienna Announced As Location For Petrochemical Association Meeting

The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) yearly conference will take place in Vienna later this year.

It has been announced that the 52nd EPCA Annual Meeting will be held in the Austrian capital between October 7th and 10th this autumn.

More than 3,000 people from the petrochemical industry around the world will head to the city for the conference, including those who want to learn more about this year’s theme, ‘Petrochemicals and the Low Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability’.

The meeting will look closely at the contribution of the petrochemical sector towards a low-carbon economy.

Director of Vienna Convention Bureau Christian Mutschlechner said the conference will be held around the City Park, affecting various hotels in the area.

He stated: “We expect an impact for Vienna of approximately 12-15,000 overnights and we are proud to be a regular meeting destination for EPCA.”

The EPCA is based in Brussels and is the main network for those in the petrochemical business around Europe, including chemical producers, suppliers, customers and service providers.

More than 700 companies from 54 countries worldwide are members of the EPCA, demonstrating just how integral the organisation is to the industry.

Last year’s Annual Meeting was held in Berlin, with the event taking place between September 30th and October 3rd 2017.

Its theme was The Chemical Industry and the 4th Industrial Revolution: People, Planet, Profit in the Digital Age’. Its speakers included the chief economics commentator of the Financial Times Martin Wolf, the chief executive officer of Clariant Dr Hariolf Kottmann, the executive director of EY Mark Wolstenholme, and the United Nations’ secretary general Ban Ki-moon, among many others.

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