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ICIS Training Launches Petrochemicals Course

ICIS training offers a one day introduction course to petrochemicals. Aimed at new starters or those servicing the industry the course is designed in simple to understand language. Delegates will get a global view of the industry as well as future trends, understand petrochemical chains and discover who the major players are and their role in the industry.

London (PRWEB) November 4, 2005 -- ICIS, the world’s largest information provider for the global chemical industry, launches ‘Petrochemicals – A Beginners’ Course’ in India on the 7th December 2005. To be held in Mumbai, the course is intended to give an introduction to the petrochemical industry, a sector which is expected to see considerable growth in India over the next few years.

Bullish growth projections for the Indian economy have prompted new interest in petrochemical projects. It is forecast that India will become the third largest polymer consumer globally by 2010. Indian textile exports are projected to jump from $14bn in 2003 to $50bn in 2010 following the end of quotas. However, this growth will become more dependent on imported gas and oil, leading to the challenges of managing volatile raw material costs.

'Petrochemicals – A Beginners’ Course' explains the fundamental relationship between oil products and petrochemicals, and then how petrochemicals are used in the many everyday consumer products which India will manufacture for local demand and export. The petrochemical business and fundamentals that drive markets are covered, providing delegates with the tools to be able to apply their knowledge to the bigger picture.

“ICIS training courses bring clarity and focus to often difficult concepts and ideas,” commented Christopher Flook, ICIS training Publisher. “Our training seminars are designed for newcomers to the industry, analysts and service providers, as well as product specialists who want to refresh their knowledge of the big picture. Delegates will learn the basics from both business and technical standpoints and how oil and petrochemicals impact one another as they are increasingly used in consumer production,” he said.

ICIS training will run this course at The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel, Mumbai on the 7th December 2005. Training will also take place in Shanghai, 25 November 2005 at the Four Seasons Hotel. Other successful events have been held in Amsterdam, Singapore and Dubai.

Notes to Editors:

ICIS is the world’s largest information provider for the chemical industry. We aim to help chemical and oil companies worldwide increase revenues and profits by providing high-quality, business-critical information, sales leads and brand positioning. ICIS provides: independent chemical and oil price reporting from ICIS-LOR; ICIS news, the real-time news service as well as facts and analysis behind the news.

ICIS publishes market leading regional weekly publications: Asian Chemical News, European Chemical News and Chemical Market Reporter. See for the latest industry TV news broadcasts; key business contacts and data in Who’s Who in World Petrochemicals and Plastics and the OPD Chemical Buyers Directory. ICIS also runs numerous topical industry conferences and training courses.

ICIS is part of Reed Business Information (RBI), a division of Reed Elsevier plc, the world’s leading publisher and information provider. RBI publishes more than 100 market leading publications, directories and online services, and organises many industry conferences and awards. The RBI portfolio includes Computer Weekly, Caterer & Hotelkeeper, Commercial Motor, Community Care, Estates Gazette, Farmers Weekly, Flight International, New Scientist, Travel Weekly,,, CWJobs, Estates Gazette Interactive (EGi), ATI (Air Transport Intelligence), ICIS, Kellysearch, Kompass UK, and Bankers’ Almanac.

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