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Entering the Downstream Petrochemical Value Chain

Manufacturing Opps in the Tri-State Region 9/20 8:30AM-3:30PM New Philadelphia, OH
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Kent State University
330 University Dr. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

"The Shell Chemical Ethane Cracker operation is due to make 1.6 million tons a year of ethylene which is used in products ranging from food packaging to automotive parts." - State Impact - NPR

Educational Workshop

A one-day educational workshop is being presented in multiple locations to explain the benefits of entering the downstream petrochemical value chain and help companies create a plan to connect with industry players

The first Ohio workshop will take place on September 20, 2018 at Kent State University Tuscarawas Campus, in New Philadelphia, Ohio.


Key points for the workshop agenda:
  • Presentation about the downstream petrochemical industry and the latest news on key influencers for the industry
  • Case studies about manufacturing companies who have successfully sold products and services in this value chain
  • Strategy sessions to help each participant develop a customized plan to move forward in the downstream petrochemical economy


8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM Technical Overview, Matt Henderson - President, Henderson Consulting

12:00 PM Lunch

12:30 PM Petrochemical Industry Video

1:30 PM Guest Speaker

2:15 PM Wrap Up

Who should attend?

Manufacturing companies that use chemicals, plastics and advanced materials will benefit most from the workshop content. The cost of this workshop for attendees has been subsidized by grant provided by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) through the West Virginia University Research Corporation.

The Entering the Downstream Petrochemical Value Chain Workshop is made available exclusively for manufacturing companies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. We recommend more than one person from each company attend to get the most benefit from your customized market entry plan.

Company positions that should consider attending include: President/CEO and senior executives of Sales, Business Development, New Products and Engineering.