Webinar on “Coronavirus, Brexit and other trends – potential impact on chemicals?”



We warmly invite you to the webinar on "Coronavirus, Brexit and other trends - potential impact on chemicals?" co-organised by Fecc and ICIS on 6 March 2020 from 11:00 am -12:00 pm (CET).

Guest speakers

  • John Richardson, ICIS Senior Consultant, Asia
  • Will Beacham, ICIS Chemical Business, Deputy Editor


Preamble (11:00 - 11:10 am)
Dorothee Arns, Director General of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc)

  • Introduction and welcome on behalf of Fecc (including anti-trust reminder)

PART 1 (11:10 - 11:30 am)
John Richardson, ICIS Senior Consultant, Asia

  • Coronavirus – its impact on the Chinese economy and chemical supply chains
  • A global outlook for polyolefins: the impact of the US polymer start-ups on markets everywhere

PART 2 (11:30 - 11:50 am)
Will Beacham, ICIS Chemical Business, Deputy Editor

  • The latest situation in terms of negotiating positions
  • Likely impact on chemicals of the various options – free trade deal, close integration model, exit onto WTO tariffs
  • What impact has there been so far on UK/European chemicals/value chains?

Q&A - for first and second part (11:50 am - 12:00 pm)

Closure (12:00 pm) (Dorothee Arns)

Please note that this webinar is organised exclusively for Fecc members and ICIS media subscribers. Contact the Fecc Secretariat for more information (Michela Pichereddu, Communications Manager, mpi@fecc.org).