Chemical industry leaders to speak at 2021 EU Industry Days

EU Industry Days

How to build a business case for a greener, more digital and more resilient industry amidst the COVID pandemic? The four-day online conference organised by the European Commission will cover a wide range of topics, from the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on value chains to challenges and opportunities for global trade and the transition to safe and sustainable chemicals.

24 February  –  10.35-12.00
Lesson learnt from COVID crisis? Resilience through increasing Europe’s strategic capacity

The COVID19 crisis has shown certain vulnerabilities of global value chains. Increasing resilience and ensuring the provision of goods and services can mean diversification of sourcing, stronger alliances with like-minded partners, and reinforcing production capacities in Europe.  Investing in strategically important future technologies and infrastructures is essential to improve the resilience of our industrial ecosystems. This panel will discuss how to implement this approach in practice.

Samia Nehme, Vice President Chemicals Europe and Africa, Shell Chemicals and Chair of Cefic’s Product Stewardship Programme Council is among of the speakers.

26 February  –  10.50-12.20
Trade in times when the global competitive landscape is fundamentally changing

The Covid-19 pandemic has confronted economies across the world fueling calls for a further diversification of sources, development of strategic capacities, reshoring or nearshoring to make Europe more resilient. This panel will discuss how businesses see their complex and integrated value chains in the near future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Neil Carr, President of Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa and India and Chair of Cefic’s Industrial Policy Programme Council is among the speakers.

26 February  –  15.45-17.15
Transition to safe and sustainable chemicals – opportunities and challenges

Marco Mensink, Cefic’s Director General will speak at this session.

For the full 2021 Industry Days programme and registrations please visit