December 2017 Roundtable

Date / Time:

Friday, December 8, 2017

11:15 am – 12:00 pm    Registration & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch & Program
   1:00 pm – 1:45 pm     Networking


“2018 Outlook for Petrochemicals: Markets in Transition”

The US is building on its cost advantage in light feedstocks to significantly expand local capacity in petrochemicals. With an ethylene boost of more than 40% and at least 6.5mn t of new polyethylene production, these volumes could overwhelm domestic and international markets even as economic growth has maintained a good pace. We will discuss the expansion of this key petrochemical building block in the context of overall petrochemical markets and capacity trends in other regions.

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Paige Marie Morse, PhD.
Vice President, Argus

Paige Marie Morse is a strategic thinker with extensive experience in global energy and chemicals markets. As Vice President at the Argus since 2016, she is responsible for market intelligence and analysis in petrochemical markets. Paige has worked in R&D, market development, and strategic planning at leading companies including Shell, Dow, Sunoco and Clariant in the US and Europe. She has advised on several M&A projects throughout her career, with a focus on acquisition targeting, market and technology assessment, and asset integration. Paige has PhD in chemistry from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Ohio.

Location & Parking:

Grand Hall in the Rice Ley Student Center Detailed campus maps are available on the web at or download the map here here. The Ley Student Center, located in the central part of Rice campus, is building number 21 on the campus map. The Central Campus Garage, which is the closest parking facility, is located at building number 57, to the left of the Ley Student Center across the street.

Rice University is a popular meeting location. In the remote possibly the underground parking is full, the second closest parking is the West Lot. Continue down the Laboratory Loop Road to the stop sign. Cross the street and the gate will be on the left. Be sure to bring an umbrella if the weather seems inclement.

The campus also offers a bus shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes as it loops the campus. Look for the bus stop signs to use or enjoy a short brisk walk!


$25 per person for online registration and $35 per person for on-site registration – a boxed lunch will be served. $ 0 for Rice Students and $15 for Rice Faculty – registration required in advance. Online registration will close at Noon on Thursday, December 7, 2017. On-site registration is available on the day of the event for $35 per person.

Payment accepted online by credit card at time of registration.

In order to protect the privacy of the luncheon attendees, the list of attendees is not published or distributed.

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.