Why you should attend
IT in Chemicals focuses on how e-business can enhance your company's position in the global chemicals market.
This event will analyse impact and future of independent trading exchanges. What will be their impact on the supply chain? Will they undermine or enhance relationships that have existed for years? Will they alter existing pricing mechanisms, benefit buyers more than suppliers or diminish the role of distributors?
Where will neutral sites fit into the picture? Envera will explain how B2B systems are using the internet and present service providers (logistics, financial and business management).
E-business offers companies, their customers and suppliers, the possibility of a one-stop-shop. But how will this fit in with back office functions? Is one global SAP system still necessary to integrate operations? Hear how Shell Chemicls approached this issue.
Research has shown that middle management are often the first to realise the real potential of e-business. How do you gain your ceo's support in the face of high costs for the new technology? Discover how to link your company's business strategy to your IT strategy.
Learn how the leading chemical companies are integrating e-commerce into their business strategy, how they are integrating ERP and how they have achieved outstanding results in the realm of customer relationships and supply chain management. Case studies include presentations from SHELL CHEMICALS, BP, DOW CHEMICAL and EASTMAN CHEMICAL.
All in all IT in Chemicals is a great forum to learn, share ideas and meet the people who are right at the centre of making things happen in this new and exciting web-enabled world.
"Excellent coverage of e-business issues relating to the industry"
Karin Mortensen Laljani, Global E-commerce Manager, Uniqema, Member of the ICI Group
"Good networking opportunity - useful measure of what stage the industry has reached"
Stephen J Williams, Head of Sales, EMEA, Industry To Industry, Inc.
"Good insight on e-business, channel and market segmentation strategies"
Chester J Mroz, President Petroleum, chemical & Consumer Ind. Divison, ABB Automation Group Ltd
"The conference gave me a good overview of what others are doing and what future standards will look like"
Dr Achim Hofmann, Ticona GmbH
Organised by ecn
Sponsored by Anderson Consulting
The Third IT in Chemicals Conference
Transforming the chemical company and marketplace through e-business
Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th November 2000 - Hôtel Lutétia, Paris
Day One - Monday 6th November
Registration & coffee
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Richard Miller, Director of Knowledge & Sustainability, UNIQEMA
Keynote address: E-Business and its impact on the chemical industry
Rachael Bartels, Partner, ANDERSEN CONSULTING
Exiting from a major outsourcing contract
Jane Kimberlin, IT Director, SCOTTISH & NEWCASTLE RETAIL
Creating a neutral transaction and services network - Envera
Richard J Chvala, Vice President - Membership, ENVERA
Netmarkets: Why the first initiatives have disappointed users
Herman Rijks, CEO, CHEMUNITY.COM B.V.
Connecting your customer and supplier using technology that is already in place
CASE STUDY: The impact of e-commerce in a global organisation
Michael Petillo, Project General Manager, BP
The impact and future of trading exchanges
Gina Fyffe, Director, INTEGRA
Marketplaces in the Chemical Industry
Juergen Jung, SAP
CASE STUDY: IT and e-business integration
Susan Tholstrup, VP eBusiness and Information Strategy, SHELL CHEMICALS
Chairman's closing remarks
Day Two - Tuesday 7th November
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Chance & Hunt - Evolution from static website to fully integrated e-business
Peter Fields, Managing Director, CHANCE & HUNT LTD
Growth and Transformation at Dow through e-Business
Snehal Desai, Director of e-Business Development, THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
Balancing your IT with your company's business strategy
Don Abbott, Vice President of e-Business, MILLENNIUM CHEMICALS INC.
Bill Landuyt, Chairman, MILLENNIUM CHEMICALS INC.
E-commerce: Emergence of new clicks and mortar models
Marc Fermont, Senior Industry Consultant, DISTRICONSULT
Competitive intelligence in e-commerce: Who's gaining on you?
Edward Badger, Sr. Information Specialist, ASHLAND INC.
CASE STUDY: Organising for e-business - Putting the 'e' in Eastman
Ralf Taube, Regional e-business Manager, EASTMAN CHEMICAL B.V.
Point and click or point and blame?
Dr Peter Blair, Director, Equity Research, SCHRODER SALOMON SMITH BARNEY
Future technologies: What comes after the PC?
Moni Pangali, SUN MICROSYSTEMS
Chairman's closing Remarks
Please note that the organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or venue should circumstances require.