Around 3,000 members of the petrochemical business community will head to Vienna for the European Petrochemical Association’s (EPCA) Annual Meeting.
From 7-10 October, petrochemical experts will gather in Vienna’s City Park area for the opportunity to meet industry leaders and selected stakeholders and stay abreast of international market developments as well as technological and societal trends.
The theme of this years’ meeting: 'Petrochemicals and the Low-Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability' will look at how the petrochemical industry contributes to the transition towards a low-carbon economy.
One of this year’s highlights is the European Youth Debating Competition (EYDC). The aim is to promote the importance of science, technology, sustainability and diversity.
The theme of this year’s EYDC competition is: ‘Living, Learning, working and moving in Smart Cities of the future: With or without plastics and petrochemicals?’
Nathalie Debuyst, communication and education manager at EPCA said: "Vienna is known as a leading smart city and therefore this year’s theme of our competition fits perfectly for the host city of the 52nd EPCA Annual Meeting.
"We are extremely proud that the head of the Smart City Agency in Vienna, Mr. Dominic Weiss, will join the jury and will deliver an introductory speech, sharing his experience and knowledge with the students on what Smart Cities mean, with the example of Vienna."
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