- is the European Petrochemical Association, the quality network for the global chemical business community in Europe.
- provides platforms to meet, exchange ideas, transfer knowledge and support learning, and serves as a think tank for its members and its stakeholders.
- operates for more than 700 member companies from 54 different countries.
49th EPCA annual meeting
3-7 October 2015
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50th EPCA ANNUAL MEETING
1 - 5 October 2016
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We promote sustainable and resilient supply chains
Talent & Technology: Drivers for supply chain leadership
EPCA organizes an Interactive Supply Chain Workshop for both producers and logistics service providers every two years. A networking and learning workshop which takes place in a European location between January and June. Key outcomes of the workshop feed in to subsequent EPCA Annual Meetings or Chemical Supply Chain & Logistics working groups.
Top speakers with in-depth expertise and global reach in their sector of activity are invited to address these workshops that also benefit from the support of top business schools in the world specialized in supply and logistics chains. We offer cross-sector transfer of learning with practical examples of implementation of innovative methods that delegates can use in their daily supply chain operations. Our round table discussions give participants the opportunity to voice their opinion and share their experience with their industry peers.
The last workshop, ‘Talent & Technology: Drivers for Supply Chain Leadership’, took place on 2nd and 3rd June 2014.
Sustainable Chemical Supply and Logistics Chains: the Path forward
This report shows on basis of thirty three cases coming from inside and outside the chemical industry, how in practice to cope with uncertainty and to manage complexity in supply and logistics chains whilst improving sustainability goals (People, Planet, Profit). As the report describes clearly, all of the aforesaid is enabled by collaborative approaches and technological developments. The latter are in the areas of equipment and operational processes as well as in IT communication and connectivity, as driven by either private initiative or governmental institutions. The report is the synthesis of the activities of three EPCA joint producers and service provider working groups during 2012 and 2013 with the support of academics and leading consultancy firms working for the Chemical Business Community.
EPCA supports STEM education
Petro & Chemistry: Partnership for a Better Life - Did you know that petroleum is a big supporter of your daily lifestyle and helps to shape a better future? No? Let us give you a few examples: Sneakers, smartphones and toothbrushes – all of these rely on petroleum derivatives and the chemical industry in one way or another.
CALL FOR INDUSTRY AND POLICY MAKERS:
‘SWITCHING ON’ TO STEM - INCREASING THE TALENT POOL OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS
Science and engineering are crucial to life in the 21st century, and key to solving many of the world’s major challenges. However, there is a shortage of scientists and engineers across the European Union, with 43% of manufacturing employers reporting difficulties in recruiting an appropriately skilled workforce.
The STEM Alliance intends to consolidate and expand the work of inGenious, by bringing together further key stakeholders from industry and education in order to:
1) Promote the attractiveness and importance of STEM jobs in all industrial sectors,
2) improve and promote all existing industry-education STEM initiatives supported by industry;
3) contribute to innovation in STEM teaching, iv.) support the competitiveness of companies by ensuring a STEM-skilled workforce and
4) enhance industry-education collaboration at national level across all EU member states.
Written by Joy Parvin, Director, Centre for Industry Education Collaboration, Department of Chemistry, University of York (UK)
EPCA, the Official Partner of the mini-MARATHON that took place in Berlin on 26th September 2015, as in 2013.
At this years occasion, EPCA launched its third educational film “Petro & Chemistry: Partnership for a Better Life”. The opportunity to launch the film at this event allowed us to reach between 8,000 and 10,000 young runners, their teachers and parents, as well as the more than 40,000 runners in the adults’ international marathon (27/9/2015). This partnership is a good opportunity for giving visibility to EPCA’s education projects.
Image: Moritz and Marie Horn, fastest runners of the mini-MARATHON presented with their winners prizes awarded by EPCA Secretary General, Cathy Demeestere.
Guidelines for collaboration between school and industry
Whether you are a teacher, education administrator, involved in industry or a policy maker – anyone engaged in collaboration between industry and schools can benefit from the information in this code produced by European Schoolnet - inGenious, the European coordination body for STEM education. The inGenious Code comprising principles, guidelines, checklists and templates, to help schools and industry work together in a safe, smooth and secure way. The inGenious Code offers best practice and practical advice in order to increase and further school-industry collaborations across the European Union. More information are available on www.ingenious-science.eu.
EPCA’s Annual Meeting is a world-class business event for the chemical business community, welcoming top international speakers, CEOs, business leaders and service providers from across the globe.
49th EPCA annual meeting