AMI celebrates 10th anniversary of Polymer Sourcing conference

The event will take place from 12-14 May 2014 in Hamburg

Bristol, (PresseBox) - AMI is pleased to announce that the 10th edition of the Polymer Sourcing & Distribution conference will be held in Hamburg from 12-14 May 2014.

AMI has once again gathered a panel of expert speakers from across the supply chain to discuss the latest trends in the polymer industry.

Growth in the polymer distribution channel slowed down through 2011-2012 as converters became more cautious in their purchasing and pricing and supply volatility impacted on buying trends. European resin suppliers continue to rationalise production and reorganise their distribution networks reducing the number of companies they deal with. On the other hand, distributors who have succeeded in retaining their distribution mandates have, on average, increased their sales thanks to more and more customers being passed onto distributors.

The conference will openwith a session about the different regional dynamics with presentations about the Russian market, the impact of supply and feedstock issues in the Middle East and North America, the Turkish polyolefin market as well as opportunities for polymer distributors in North Africa.

The second session will include topics such as sourcing, transport & logistics with papers about connecting overseas suppliers with intermodal bulk solution to European markets, the role of logistics in polymer distribution, but also the sourcing implementation of recycled polymers and strategic sourcing and collaborative value creation.

The event will close with supply chain perspectives from different players, including polymer supplier Repsol, distributor Plastribution and end user Manucor. The last session will also include a discussion panel to debate the most relevant issues for the supply chain.

The conference is an ideal place for all involved to network with senior personnel from every link in the European polymer supply chain.

Once again, the event is supported by headline sponsors Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH.

POLYMER SOURCING 2014 will be held at the Marriott Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, from 12-14 May 2014. For further information please go to AMI's website at   or call Maud Lassara, Senior Conference Organiser on +44 (0)117 924 9442 or e-mail:  

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