European chemical industry. Consolidation, mergers, acquisitions. Logistics and infrastructure. Efficiencies and cost savings. Shipping, road haulage, trucks, containers, freight and other challenges. Manufacturing energy use. Factories, production of bulk commodities, plastics, packaging, pigments, ethylene, polyethylene, dyes, nylon, polythene, PVC, recycling, oil efficiency. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon.