Business programme


Reaction Rates: Trends in the Global Chemical Industry

06 Jun, 11:00–12:15
The Global Economy in Search of a Balance
Pavilion H, conference hall H23

Economic growth and the formation of any economy’s crystal lattice would be unthinkable without the chemical industry. 2019 has been declared by the UN as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, with the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the periodic table being commemorated across the whole world. Globally, requirements for chemical products are becoming ever more stringent. Industrial chemistry is adapting to the requirements of time and related industries: microelectronics, robotics, smart construction, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, energy and other sectors, with priority given to green chemistry. The modern global chemical industry is increasingly focusing on the production of recyclable products. The industry has seen the emergence of new professions such as the IT chemist, and this comes as no surprise, as nowadays it is difficult to imagine companies working without the virtual modelling of chemical processes and global digitalisation. What are the development trends of the global chemical industry today? What is the role and place of the Russian chemical industry globally and what are the prospects for its development in the context of severe competition in the markets of the future?

Moderator
Boris Smolkin, Merited Artist of the Russian Federation

Panellists
Sergey Bykovskih, President, Henkel Russia
Viktor Evtukhov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
Mikhail Karisalov, Chairman of the Management Board, Chief Executive Officer, SIBUR
Elisa Markula, President, Chief Executive Officer, Tikkurila Oyj
Sergey Momtsemlidze, Chairman of the Board of Directors, URALCHEM JSC
Maxim Protasov, Head, Russian Quality System (Roskachestvo)
Anatoliy Tikhonov, General Director, Russian Energy Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation

Front row participants
Yulia Gorbunova, Vice-President, Russian Chemical Society
Yaroslav Kuznetsov, Chairman of Board of Directors, PJSC “Khimprom”
Alexander Mazhuga, Rector, Dmitry Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia

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