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06/10/2012

REPORT OF THE 46th ANNUAL MEETING INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, MARRIOTT HOTEL, SOFITEL CHAIN BRIDGE HOTEL BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 6 –10 OCTOBER 2012

Talent and Technology : Drivers of Innovation in the Chemical Industry


Tom Crotty
Director, Ineos Group
EPCA President


Welcome address


Welcoming delegates to the 46th Annual Meeting, Tom Crotty EPCA President and Ineos Group Director expressed his delight that so many delegates – over 2,600 – were in attendance and that EPCA had, once again, secured a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss talent and technology : drivers of innovation in the chemical industry. “This is my third and last year as President. I feel that you have put up with me long enough,” Crotty also joked. However, he described heading the EPCA as “a marvellous opportunity for me to represent an industry that I feel passionate about.”


Crotty also took the opportunity to spotlight what he called “the great work going on with inGenious,” an organization represented at the conference with a stand, people and literature. “To ensure we have the right people for the future, we’ve got to enthuse young people throughout Europe about science and engineering. That’s what inGenious is about : it’s a partnership between industry, national science platforms and ministries of education.”


inGenious’s mission is to reinforce young Europeans’ interest in science and technology industry careers by influencing maths and science teaching, EPCA’s outgoing President explained. “That starts with getting involved with about 1,000 schools throughout Europe, to build strong links between young people, their schools and us – an industry that is a provider of what we believe are exciting and challenging careers. So do get involved,” he urged delegates.


“To ensure we have the right people for the future, we’ve got to enthuse young people throughout Europe about science and engineering. That’s what inGenious is about : it’s a partnership between industry, national science platforms and ministries of education.”



DAY 1

General Business Sessions

Official Opening and Introductory Petrochemical Industry Speech
• Tom Crotty, Director,
Ineos Group, EPCA President— ——————— 1


Speeches
•— Dr. Ajit Baron Shetty,
former Chairman of the Board,
Janssen Pharmaceutica, former President Global
Chemical Pharmaceutical Operations and
Corporate Vice-President Enterprise Supply
Chain, Johnson & Johnson——————————— 6

•— Soumitra Dutta, Dean, Samuel Curtis
— Johnson Graduate School of Management
— Cornell University, Fellow of the World
— Economic Forum——————————————— 9

• John Kao, Chairman, Institute for Large
— Scale Innovation, past Chair of the World’s
— Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council
— on Innovation————————————————12

Panel Discussion _______________________ 14
• Nadine Dereza, Moderator


EVENING ADDRESS

“What is it Going to Take to Be Successful”_ ______________________ 17
Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Author & Economist



DAY 2


CLOSING LUNCH

“Talent, Technology and Sports. What Business can Learn from the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics”

• RT Hon Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, Former
Olympic Athlete, Politician and Chairman of the
London Organising Committee of the Olympic
and the Paralympic Games — ——————— 18


SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS LEADERS BREAKFAST

Geographical Scope, Technology, Sustainability, Complexity and Transparency in EPCA’s Supply Chain Spotlight


Chairman :
• Raf Bemelmans, Director Supply Chain
Polymers Europe, Sabic Europe, Chairman
EPCA Supply Chain Program Committee— —— 20


INGENIOUS


The inGenious stand at the 46th EPCA
Annual Meeting___________________________ 17

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