With increased material and energy costs becoming a standard, chemical/petrochemical companies must concentrate on finding ways to drive and manage demand for their products. Demand management influences every single part of a chemical company’s operations. All the challenges of risk management, volatility in the market, key supplier relationship management or sustainability, demand planning and forecasting has driven experts from top companies to discuss the issues together and try to find the way to get out of the recession as winners. This event fills a hole in the market as it is the only downstream direct procurement summit in Europe. A glance at the speaker's panel illustrates the depth of quality that this summit exudes. From BASF we have secured the Director of business development in procurement to divulge key insights, knowledge and experiences. In addition, we have speakers at CPO level from CABB, Clariant, Jotun, Serge Ferrari, and Saltigo and a panel littered with senior thought leaders from across the globe. Year on year the demand to attend this summit outweighs the number of seats available. Join the 9th Annual Strategic Sourcing in Chemical/Petrochemical Summit and examine the effect of the market ups and downs on strategic sourcing focusing on price hedging, real sourcing secrets, methods, and achievements in the chemical/petrochemical industry.