PVC 2014 conference announces day 1 highlights

27 Nov 2013

With less than
six months to go, PVC 2014 has published some of the highlights of the first day
of the three-day conference. So far confirmed for 1 April are:

Jonathon Porritt CBE, Founder and Director of Forum for the Future will
deliver a keynote address Sustainable
Futures: Re-Making the World
. He will present the
sustainability journey so far, giving advice on the direction to take for the


Sajjad Karim, MEP for North West England and the
European Parliament’s representative on the VinylPlus Monitoring Committee will
deliver the keynote Regulations - Meeting
Targets and Easing the Burden.

Henry Warren, Senior Principal Analyst with IHS, a
leading provider of information in the global market and economy, will discuss Global Vinyls: Past, Present and…Future
by examining some recent changes and looking at future developments.

Dr Brigitte Dero, General Manager of the European Council of Vinyl
Manufacturers and Deputy-General Manager of VinylPlus will
present The Contribution of the VinylPlus
Programme to the Sustainability of the PVC Industry
. With the purpose of VinylPlus being to enhance the sustainability of
PVC and its products throughout the life cycle, this paper will describe the
programme, the challenges, and the results obtained so far.

Burak Dincel of Dincel Construction System will address The Developing and Innovative Usage of PVC in Building
. Dincel Construction System produces an internationally
patented permanent PVC polymer-based construction formwork designed for walls
and columns that, when filled with ready mixed concrete, produces a
sustainable, economical, strong and durable structure that reduces CO2 emissions. The end product is also the solution to many currently known concrete

In a session entitled What’s Happening in My Market, leading
experts will cover the latest market situation, issues being faced and
strategies for the future in the European Suspension and Paste Resin
businesses, the PVC industry in Japan, the North American position and the
Asian picture, with a particular focus on the Chinese Carbide PVC process
supply position.

Additional speakers are currently finalising their contributions to
the plenary session, which promises to deliver the most comprehensive day 1
programme - in the history of the conference.

The triennial PVC Brighton event has built a reputation for its
broad appeal, contrasting speaker content and high quality papers. The 2011
event welcomed more than 70 presentations and 400 delegates from all over the world
including the UK, Europe, North and South America and the Middle East and Far

Further information

PVC 2014 Brighton Conference