Logichem: Chemical Supply Chain Conference in Antwerp

These are uncertain times. With Europe's leaders in a desperate race against time to prevent the sovereign debt crisis spreading across the continent and the global economy, rarely there's been a more uncertain economic outlook.

There are reasons to be concerned about the volatility of the economic environment, particularly since lower production levels (particularly in August) and amid fears about a double dip recession that can ultimately impact even the fairly robust chemical industry.

In this turbulent climate you need to speed-up your response to market volatility. But how?

Now in its 11th edition, LogiChem brings you a programme covering the most pressing issues affecting you in a format that fosters high levels of interactive networking, learning and benchmarking. The conference will again take place at the sumptuous Hilton in Antwerp, April 17-19, 2012.

Key focus for 2012:

The main conference programme directly addresses your key supply chain challenges right now as the market experiences higher levels of volatility, the chemical supply chain needs to be suitably adaptive, flexible and resilient. 

For 2012 we have created a timely focus day addressing how to monitor, mitigate and anticipate supply chain risk in volatile environments.  I can send you the PDF of the agenda, but would like to highlight some sessions that may be right for you, including:

  1. Re-Defining Risk in the Chemical Supply Chain in the Context of the Current Dynamic Economic Environment
  2. Optimising Demand Planning & Sensing as a Key Tool to Identify Demand Changes Earlier and Respond Accordingly
  3. Devising Robust "What-if" Plans to Better Manage Uncertainty and Drive an Adaptive Response
  4. Beating the Margin Squeeze - Implementing New Strategies in the Face of a Volatile Economy
  5. Improving Supply Chain Integration by Increasing both Internal and External Visibility
  6. Advanced Tools and Techniques to Achieve Operational Excellence within the Chemical Industry
  7. Optimising Global Leverage of Your Supply Chain through BPM

 Confirmed speakers include:

  • Danny van Gansen, Procurement Manager, Logistics,Borealis
  • Dirk Backhaus, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Management and Strategy, Bayer Cropscience
  • Sukumar Narasimhan, Senior Vice President Supply Chain
    Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Martin Croissant, Global Supply Chain Director, Adhesives and Functional Polymers, Dow Chemical
  • Andreas Claussen, Vice President Supply Chain Network Europe, BASF
  • Guillermo Fumero, Head of Supply Chain TLP
    Clariant International
  • Roger Kerckhoffs,Global Business Integration Manager,DSM
  • Roger Moore, Styrolution

Advisory Board Members:

  • Laurent Hanssen, Director Global Supply Chain & CRM, Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals
  • Andreas Claussen, Vice President Supply Chain Network Europe, BASF
  • Guillermo Fumero, Head of Supply Chain TLP, Clariant International
  • Peter Devos, Supply Chain Competence Director, Monsanto
  • Danny van Gansen, Supply Chain Manager BU Feedstock and Olefins, Borealis
  • Tim Bett, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK), Benelux Group and Principal, Camelot MC AC
  • Martin Feuerhahn, Owner, MF Consult-Europe
  • Roger Moore, Styrolution


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Chemical Manufacturers

Attending alone?  Save €1,489, pay only €2,559 to attend the 3 conference days. This is the biggest saving you can get for attending LogiChem 2012, if you register before 23 December. Prices will only go up after Christmas.

Attending as a team? With a multitude of streamed sessions, roundtables, break out sessions, debates and audience engagement sessions to choose from, LogiChem 2012 will benefit you and your colleagues at. You can benefit from the attractive team discount that I've put together for you: 3rd and subsequent delegates pay only €750 to attend. Contact us for more details on logichem@wbr.co.uk.

Distributors, 3PLs and other Solution providers

Over 250 supply chain directors from the world's top chemical manufacturers attending LogiChem every year. Will you join them? Book before the deadline to save up to €1,000!

If you're yet to see who attends LogiChem, you can request the attendee list here


I look forward to seeing you in Antwerp in April.

Kind regards,

Steve Craig
Director - LogiChem 2012


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Associate Partners:
Odyssey Logistics & Technology
Bearing Point
Camelot Management Consultants
WEW or Westerwälder Eisenwek GmbH
Chemical Marketing Concepts

Event Partner:
BDP International
Lodestone Management Consultants AG

Antwerp Port Authority
OM Partners