Key topics covered - Country Focus


April 22/29, 2019
Specials: Fine & Specialty Chemicals

This feature will cover how Japan’s chemical makers continue to look abroad and to innovate to help offset weak domestic growth. Japanese chemical makers are shifting to higher-performance materials, while restructuring continues.

Distributed at:

  • APIC 2019


August 12/19, 2019

Chemical Week’s Annual Canada Country Focus report is an overview of the Canadian chemical industry, covering:

  • Ongoing expansion plans in Canada’s western and eastern petrochemical production hubs
  • Opportunities and challenges brought on by surging production in the United States


August 26/September 2, 2019

Featuring a ranking of the industry’s top companies by sales, as well as data by region, R&D spending and capital expenditures.

Distributed at:

  • Global Chlor Alkali Conference - September 2019
  • 10th China Petroleum and Chemical International Conference (CPCIC) - September 2019


October 7/14, 2019

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Distributed at:

  • Latin American LPG Seminar and Workshop, November 2019/li>
  • Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) - November 10 - 13, Cancun, Mexico

Middle East

November 4/11, 2019

Continuing with the Vision 2030 initiative announced last year, Saudi Arabia, the largest petrochemicals player in the Mideast, is diversifying to cope with the drop in the price of oil and shortage of gas feedstocks. All eyes are on Saudi Aramco’s planned IPO next year, expected to be the largest listing in history. Major players, such as SABIC, are expanding their geographical footprint to China, the United States and Kazakhstan, to benefit from feedstock availability.

Distributed at:

  • Gulf Petrochemical Association (GPCA) 14th Annual Forum - November 2019