London (PRWEB) July 2, 2005
ICIS, the worldÂs largest information provider for the global chemical industry, launches ÂPetrochemicals Â A BeginnersÂ CourseÂ in the Middle East on 19 September. To be held in Dubai, the course, which is intended to give an introduction to the petrochemical industry, comes at a time when Middle East petrochemical production investment is growing rapidly with several major petrochemical complexes planned to be built.
Within five years, the region will account for a significant 20% of global ethylene capacity, the building block from which many petrochemicals are made. The attraction of the Middle East as a production location is the abundance of low cost oil and natural gas. Its proximity to the fast-growing markets in Asia make it a hub for the plastics and petrochemical industries.
Aimed at newcomers to the petrochemicals industry as well as those providing services to this sector, 'Petrochemicals Â A BeginnersÂ Course' explains the fundamental relationship between oil/gas, petrochemicals and the everyday products we purchase and consume. 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.
ÂICIS training courses bring clarity and focus to often difficult concepts and ideas,Â commented Christopher Flook, ICIS training Publisher. ÂOur 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 about how oil and petrochemicals impact one another as they are increasingly used in consumer production,Â he said.
These introduction courses to petrochemicals are designed and delivered by ICIS editors and reporters to provide new starters with the tools to understand the basics from both business and technical standpoints.
ICIS training will run this course at The Grand Hyatt, Dubai (19 September) before its successful Middle East Base Oils Conference (20 September). There will also be an ÂPetrochemicals Â A BeginnersÂ CourseÂ in Cologne, Germany on 14 November.
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