July 10, 2008

Chemical Week Announces Complete List of Speakers for 13th Annual CFO Conference in New York

Chemical Week announced today the complete list of speakers that will be presenting at its 13th Annual CFO Conference to be held on August 5, 2008 at the Le Parker Meridien in New York.

Chemical Week's CFO Conference covers timely, relevant issues facing senior financial executives in the chemical industry. Nineteen speakers at more than a dozen sessions will address the current and future landscape of the chemical industry at this year's program. Key areas of focus include marketplace volatility, escalating costs for hydrocarbon feedstocks, historically high energy prices, slowing demand for chemical products, tight credit markets, M&A, new industry investment, the effect of private equity and private owners, price increases, cost-cutting and opportunities for growth.

"Chemical company CFOs today face a very challenging environment and tough decisions. This highly-focused conference provides an unmatched forum for senior financial executives in the chemical industry to talk with their peers about the latest strategies and best practices for today's turbulent economy," said Lyn Tattum, Publisher and Group Vice President, Chemical Week. "We are confident participants will walk away with valuable insights and information they can use immediately."

Speakers confirmed to present at this year's event include: David Drillock, VP and CFO, Cytec Industries; Matthias Zachert, CFO, Lanxess AG; Alan Bigman, Executive VP and CFO, LyondellBasell Industries; Simon Jones, VP/Tax, Rockwood Specialties; James Sullivan, Senior VP and CFO, Solutia Inc; Joe Samson, VP/Tax, Sun Chemical; Kevin Swift, Chief Economist and Managing Director, American Chemistry Council; John Televantos, Principal, Arsenal Capital; Natan Shklyar, Director & Managing Partner, Arthur D Little; Jay Deakins, President, Deacom, Inc.; Omar Diaz, Senior VP, Houlihan Lokey; Don Clark, VP/Global Industry Marketing, Invensys Process Systems; Robert Sheldon, Business Manager/Plastics, London Metal Exchange; Michael Burak, Partner and U.S. Chemicals Tax Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Saverio Fato, Global Chemicals Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Michael J. Gallagher, Partner, U.S. Chief Accountant, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Ryan Hawk, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Kenneth Taormina, Senior VP/Global Manufacturing Solutions, Satyam Computer Services; Kyle Loughlin, Managing Director, Standard & Poor's Ratings Service.

For the latest event information and to register, please call +1-212-621-4978 or visit www.chemweek.com/cfo08. For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Dana Carey at [email protected] or +1-212-621-4972.

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