18th Deloitte Global Chemicals Think Tank

The Industrial Dynamics between Energy and Chemicals

The Global Chemicals Think Tank is a thought-provoking Deloitte event that draws diverse international leaders from the chemicals & specialty materials, oil & gas, life sciences, and consumer products sectors.

29 – 30 January 2019, The Netherlands

Ruud Bos

Associate Fellow at Clingendael International Energy Programme

Duane Dickson

Global Oil, Gas & Chemicals Consulting Leader Deloitte

Wolfgang Falter

Global Chemicals and Specialty Materials Leader Deloitte

Araceli Fernandez

Senior Energy Technology Analyst at IEA

Martijn de Graaff

Senior Business Development Manager at VoltaChem/TNO

Dr. Just Jansz

Managing Director at Experience Beyond Borders

Dr. Simon Jones

Vice President Business Development at Borealis

Ronald Meijers

Partner Human Capital Consulting Deloitte

Peter Nieuwenhuizen

Corporate Director RD&I & Sustainability at Nouryon

Mats Rinaldo

Planetary Steward and Researcher at DNV GL

Willem Vaessen

Netherlands Chemicals Leader at Deloitte

Eric Vennix

Northwest-Europe Energy & Resources Leader at Deloitte

Frank de Vries

Director Global Foam & Lightweight at SABIC

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

19:00 – 22:00

  Welcome Dinner, Hilton Amsterdam

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

08:30 – 09.00

  Registration & Coffee, Impact Hub Amsterdam

09:00 – 16:00

  18th Think Tank, Impact Hub Amsterdam

16:00 – 17:00

  Networking Cocktail, Impact Hub Amsterdam

30 January meeting location:

The Impact Hub in Amsterdam
Haarlemmerweg 8C, 1014 BE Amsterdam

Hotel information:

Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138, Amsterdam, 1077 BG, Netherlands

Note: Please note that all attendees are expected to pay for their own travel and hotel expenses. Hotel accommodations can be reserved via the registration link.


For questions, please contact Larissa Skwirblies at | +49 699 713 7440

Deloitte’s 18th Global Chemicals Think Tank will focus on the following sessions:

The focus will be on the interface between energy and chemicals, industry rivalry and structure triggered by three underlying drivers.


This bi-annual learning session has grown to a highly reputable and thought-provoking event that attracts over 120 international leaders from across the business and academia ecosystem. Although the focus of the Think Tank originates from the chemical industry, the thinking and ideas are broad and includes insights across all industries. Past events included C-suite executive presenters from Koch Industries, Eastman Chemicals, BMW, Mexichem, Harley-Davison, and Ashland Chemicals, as well as other top executives from ABB Technology, GE, Caterpillar, BASF SE, Syngenta, Evonik, and Solvay. Think Tank participants will have the opportunity to interact/network with leaders and engage in the discussion.

What to Expect

The Think Tank agenda is designed to focus on the event theme of “The Industrial Dynamics between Energy and Chemicals.” The session will address top-of-mind issues on the following themes: the feedstock advantage, material transition, and energy transition. The event will host highly interactive discussions which will yield provocative insights. Attendees will be able to hear from educational experts, thought leaders, and top executives from leading global companies. There is no cost to attend the event..




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