About APIC Conference
In 1979, the East Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (EAPIC) was originally founded by the petrochemical associations in east Asia – Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPCA), Korea Petrochemical Industry Association (KPIA) and Petrochemical Industry Association of Taiwan (PIAT). Over a period of more than two decades, presidents, chairmen, board directors and senior managers of the leading Asian petrochemical corporations convened to discuss issues confronting the industry.The responsibility to host the annual conference was equally shared by each of the founding association on a rotational basis.
In the year 2000, the founding members of EAPIC decided to open its membership to other major petrochemical associations from around Asia. In the same year, the conference was renamed the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC). Since then, APIC has been an effective avenue facilitating valuable exchange of information, sharing of issues of common concern, and most of all, an excellent business networking platform for industry professionals from around the world, interested in the Asian petrochemical industry. In recent years, the conference has typically attracted over 1,000 senior corporate executives from the petrochemical, chemical and chemical-related industries from around the world to update themselves on the very latest developments in the Asia petrochemical industry. The Federation of Thai Industries,Petrochemical Industry Club (FTIPC) was the organisation from ASEAN to be admitted into the APIC Committee.
The main objective of the conference is to spur mutual friendship and goodwill amongst the petrochemical industry players in Asia and around the world and thereby contribute to the advancement of the petrochemical industry in Asia. APIC is hosted on a rotational basis by members of the Steering Committee made up of the following petrochemical associations: