Nashville, Tennessee - The US Centre for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI), part of the American Chemistry Council, has revealed more speakers for its upcoming technical conference.
In a 24 Aug announcement, CPI said trends and innovation expert Jim Carroll will deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the Polyurethanes 2011 technical conference on 26 Sept.
CPI said in the announcement that Carroll is a "leading international futurist" and a "thought leader" on global trends, rapid business model change, business transformation during economic uncertainty and the necessity for fast-paced innovation.
The association also announced that Kevin Swift, the American Chemistry Council's chief staff economist, will speak at the closing session. Swift will focus on the future of the polyurethanes industry and the broader US and global economies. He will explain how larger macroeconomic trends could impact the industry, with a focus on specific end-use markets for polyurethanes, CPI said.
This year's closing session will also unveil the findings from CPI's biennial end-use market survey. The 2010 End-Use Survey presents historic trends by market segment and identifies new applications and uses, as well as presenting data on product use, opinions on market drivers, and issues that affect the industry on both a domestic and global scale. IAL Consultants, which collects the data and prepares the report, will present the survey's findings.
The Polyurethanes 2011 technical conference will take place 26-28 Sept at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.