CK attend CIA Annual Dinner

CK Science’s Liam O’Connell and Victoria Walker attending the Chemical Industry Association’s Annual Dinner on Thursday 19th November. The dinner, which was held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London, had over 900 industry professionals including senior representatives of chemical companies and leading figures from government, industry, stakeholders and the news media join together for an evening of networking and intelligence gathering.

With a speaker list that consisted of the CEO of Solvay who is also the President of CEFIC (equivalent of CIA within Europe), the MP for Local Growth and Northern Powerhouse as well as CIA’s President and Chief Executive, the event covered some highly topical industry concerns.

Tom Crotty, President of the CIA took the opportunity to recognise future challenges when he said “We have the opportunity to build a new European chemical business around shale and I believe to rejuvenate our three key UK chemical clusters with energy, infrastructure and skills in Central Scotland, Merseyside and Teesside.” But warned “If government is genuinely committed to a manufacturing resurgence they need to understand that a thriving chemical industry is vital.
We need to urgently address our energy base if we want a thriving UK chemical industry.”

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