Frequently Asked Questions

General

Who can become an EPCA member?

EPCA is happy to receive your application for membership if your company's activities fall into one of the following categories, taking into account the definition of the petrochemical industry as utilized in Article 2 of EPCA’s Articles of Association. 


  1. Full Members 

 Producers of petrochemicals in Europe by reference to the definition of the petrochemical industry;

 'The petrochemical industry shall mean legal entities whose activities involve the chemical conversion of raw materials extracted from fossil and renewable hydrocarbons and their derivatives'


  1. Associate Members 
  • Producers of (petro)chemicals outside Europe.  
  • Suppliers and customers of EPCA member companies inclusive of traders and distributors. 

  • Service providers that generate a substantial part of their turnover from activities performed for or with the chemical industry: 
  • Chemical supply chain and logistics service providers such as, but not limited to: forwarders, 3 and 4PL*,transport companies whatever the mode, liners, terminal owners or operators, handling, warehousing, storage, tank cleaning.
  • Service providers other than supply chain and logistics: consultants, engineering and construction companies, inspectorates, investment companies, specialized press and surveyors. 
  • Ports & other authorities organized in the form of companies or agencies rendering services or support to the chemical business community.
    *Three andFourth Party Logistics Companies


The procedure for becoming a member of EPCA is as follows: 

  • Your company sends EPCA a duly completed and signed application form which  includes the names and contact details of a person in two EPCA member companies who can be contacted for the company reference.
  • If positive replies are obtained from the references, the application is submitted to the Board for approval;
  • If your company’s application is approved, official membership documents are sent. 

Membership becomes effective after the payment of the membership fee.

The membership year runs from January to December. All annual memberships expire on December 31st however, new members are welcome to join at any point during the membership year.

 The fees are as follows: 

How to become an EPCA member?

The procedure is as follows:


  • Your company sends EPCA a duly completed and signed application form which includes the names and contact details of a person in two EPCA member companies who can be contacted for the company reference;
  • If positive replies are obtained from the references, the application is submitted to the Board for approval;
  • If your company’s application is approved, official membership documents are sent. 

How to access the list of EPCA members?

General information on the profile of EPCA member companies and a concise list of members can be found in the public area of the EPCA website. This list is updated automatically and contains both full and associate members.

The contact details of the Official Representatives are available in the section 'EPCA Members' in the Member companies area of the EPCA website.

How to participate in EPCA events?

Companies interested in participating in EPCA events must be members of the Association.

You will find more information on the official membership application procedure in the section 'Membership' in the public area of the EPCA website.

Unless otherwise stated, invitations are always sent to the Official Representatives.

What is the function of the Official Representative?

The Official Representative is the contact person for EPCA in the member company through whom EPCA communicates on its activities, meetings and workshops.

The OR is responsible to disseminate this information within one's company. It is also the OR who receives the yearly membership invoice at the beginning of each calendar year.

Find out more about our governing structure.

Who can access the Member companies area?

Access is granted to Official Representatives and employees of member companies having paid their annual membership fees.

Who to contact to amend one's company contact details?

The EPCA Meetings Administration Team is happy to assist you from 8am to 6pm (CET), Monday to Friday  - meetings@epca.eu or phone the EPCA office on +32 (0)2 741 86 60.

Annual Meeting

Who can register for the 54th EPCA Virtual Annual Meeting?

Any employee of an EPCA member company up to date with its annual membership fee.

The EPCA Annual Meeting is open to members only.

Who participates in the EPCA Annual Meeting?

CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Chairpersons, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Business Unit Leaders, Senior Executives, Marketing & Sales Purchasing Directors, Managers, Commercial Coordinators and Product Managers.

When does the online registration for the 54th EPCA Virtual Annual Meeting open?

Register from 1 September 2020.

Only employees of EPCA member companies, up to date with their annual membership fees, will have access to the online registration.

How to register for the 54th EPCA Virtual Annual Meeting?

  • online
    Register from 1 September 2020.

How to access the online registration for the 54th EPCA Virtual Annual Meeting?

Use your personal username and password to log in in the section 'Sign in to My EPCA' that you'll find in the Member companies area of the EPCA website. 

If you don't have any credentials yet, you must create a Profile

You will get access to the online registration once the profile is activated by the EPCA Administration team.

For assistance, please contact meetings@epca.eu

When is the registration acknowledgement sent?

As soon as the online registration is finalised.

When is the attendance list available?

Early September.

The list is available, to all registered delegates, in the section 'Virtual AM 2020' that you will find in the Member companies area of the EPCA website.

When does the 54th EPCA Virtual Annual Meeting take place?

 -  7 October 2020.

Who to contact for more information on the 54th EPCA Virtual Annual Meeting?

The EPCA Meetings Administration Team is happy to assist you from 8am to 6pm (CET), Monday to Friday  - meetings@epca.eu or phone the EPCA office on +32 (0)2 741 86 60