FECC Congress 2024 – Here is the exciting programme!

Fecc Congress 2024 – Here is the exciting programme!

The go-to event for everyone in the chemical value chain!

The summer is gaining momentum and slowly, but surely we are approaching our Annual Congress in Sitges from 11 to 13 September.

Today, we are delighted to share with you the draft programme, as it stands today (last-minute changes can, of course, always occur), and we could not be happier to come up with another unique, unprecedented speakers and topics line-up. We are sure you will love it!

This year Fecc will offer participants an extended programme, starting with a comprehensive Masterclass on “Chemicals and chemicals distribution in Europe – Quo vadis?” by Accenture on Wednesday, 11 September from 17:00h to 18:30h, before officially opening the Congress with a “drinks & tapas” welcome reception at the pool bar of our conference hotel, the ME Sitges Terramar.

For the two conference days on Thursday, 12 September, and Friday, 13 September, we foresee a first-class selection of major topics with high relevance for all chemical value chain players in general and for chemical distributors in particular:

  • Quo vadis, Europe? The regulator’s view
  • Resilience and Transformation: Shaping the Future of Europe’s Industry
  • Quo vadis, European chemical industry?
  • Next-level manufacturing
  • Next-level distribution
  • and the forum/focus topic this year on Friday, 13 September, is: Chemical Innovation, featuring the following aspects:
    • Consumer Trends 2025+
    • Innovation in Practice: “New chemicals in sight? Innovation made in Europe” & “From seed to solution - growing ideas into innovation”
    • The brand owners’ perspectives. Hear them first-hand from Reckitt, IKEA and Hyundai.

Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback on the Congress concept of 2022 & 2023, also this year every topic will be introduced by an external expert with profound know-how in the respective area, setting the scene with the latest facts and figures. Data, issues and trends will afterwards be commented on and brought into perspective by our outstanding panellists with diverse backgrounds and areas of responsibility.

Confirmed unique speakers’ line-up:

  • Stefan Koch, Head Chemical & Advanced Materials Industry, World Economic Forum
  • Georg Winkler, Senior Partner, McKinsey
  • Ib Jensen, President & CEO, Perstorp Group
  • Richard Jenkins, Senior Vice President & Executive Committee Member, Arkema
  • Dahai Yu, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Roehm GmbH
  • Babette Pettersen, Vice-President, LanzaTech
  • Alexander Traut, Vice-President, Global Strategic Marketing Intermediates, BASF
  • Madjar Navah, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Anna Bertona, CEO, Azelis
  • Michael B. Friede, CEO Brenntag Specialties & Member of the Board of Management of Brenntag SE
  • Patrick Elie, Chairman of the Board, Equilex
  • Dany Njeim, CEO, RN Chemicals
  • Wolfram Stichert, CEO, hte GmbH
  • Thomas Philipon, CEO, TotalEnergies Corbion
  • Andre Chieffi, Senior R&D Manager, Reckitt
  • Mukesh Sharma, Material and Innovation Developer, IKEA
  • Timo Unger, Manager Environmental Affairs, Hyundai

 The end of this year’s Fecc Annual Congress is foreseen for Friday, 13 September at 15:00h.

Additionally, ample networking opportunities along the entire chemical supply chain will contribute largely to extend the attendees’ outreach towards existing and new peers, in an entertaining way (expect cocktails, breakfasts, lunches and, of course, our already reputed and sparkling gala dinner & "side events").

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