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Downstream 2020 set to go virtual due to restrictions

Reuters Events is relaunching Downstream 2020 as a free virtual event during this challenging economic period as a result of Covid-19.
The Downstream 2020 online conference and expo, scheduled for 9-11 June, will offer more than 15,000 attendees access to 40-plus live and on-demand sessions from at least 150 speakers, giving the industry a unique opportunity to share knowledge and best practice at a critical time.
Industry leaders taking part include ABB, Air Liquide, AkzoNobel, BASF, Bechtel, BP, Chevron, Dow, Eastman, ExxonMobil, IndianOil, P&G Chemicals, Phillips 66, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Shell and Wood Mackenzie.
Attendance is free, with visitors able to book tickets at .
“With oil prices at all-time lows and the COVID-19 pandemic causing demand to flatline, downstream players need to come together to chart a route through an uncertain future,” said Kerr Jeferies, global project director for Petrochemical Update, the Reuters Events unit staging the event.
“It is more important than ever for there to be fluid dialogue between all those affected by our new market reality. Running Downstream 2020 as a virtual event will ensure our experts can reach as wide an audience as possible, contributing to the search for solutions.”
He added: “Downstream has a reputation as not only the biggest but also the most innovative conference in the sector.
“With the unprecedented challenges we face in 2020, it made sense for us to reinvent this vital event in a way that delivers more value than ever before.”