Thomas Cherian, Senior Domain Lead at Beroe Inc., spoke at the 7th Annual China Petrochemical Focus Conference in Shanghai, China. The conference was attended by industry luminaries such as Norbert Meyring (Partner, KPMG), Michael McCool (Partner, A.T. Kearney), Chow Bee Lin (Deputy Manager, ICIS), Santosh Joshi (President, GSE Systems), Frank Doerner (VP, PUR Business Unit, Bayer Material Science), Lian Longhu (SINOPEC), Zhengh Daqing (Senior VP, BASF- China, Johny Browaeys (DuPont) etc . The conference was organized by China Decision Makers Consultancy (CDMC)
Some of the key issues discussed during the conference included strategic transformation of China's Petroleum and Chemical Industry, New Wave of Petrochemical growth in Asia, Sustainability issues, Feedstock Volatility and Demand Dynamics, Propane Dehydrogenation Development, Downstream/Macro Analysis etc.
Thomas Cherian spoke on the following lines about the advancements of shale gas in China
Current status of the Chinese shale gas revolution in China
The industries to be impacted once commercial production starts
How the story in China is different from the US fairy tale
Roadblocks they might face in the initial years and what the future holds
He was also selected as Chairman for the session titled "Technology innovation and alternative feedstocks"Ã¯Â¾Â and was the moderator for the panel discussion held on April 19th.
Thomas Cherian is a Senior Domain Lead with the Asia Pacific team at Beroe. His area of expertise is Petrochemicals & Fibers with special interest in procurement strategies, industry benchmarks & best practices and forecasting for the polymers and elastomers. He enables procurement decision making for 60+ Fortune 500 companies, including 5 of the top 10 in the Chemicals vertical.