Keynote Presentation

Quo vadis, European chemical industry? - The Brussels perspective

Time & Location

Thursday: 12.40 to 13.00, Stage 1


Dorothee ArnsDirector General, Fecc

About this presentation

The presentation will focus on the following elements: I. Who is Fecc? II. The EU perspective on – Market trends – Regulatory trends – Environmental trends IV. Reflections VI. Summary

Speaker Bio:

Dorothee Arns is the Director General of the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc) since 1 June 2019. Of German nationality, Dorothee Arns is a seasoned public affairs executive with vast experience in leading profit and nonprofit organisations. Her professional career in the chemical industry started in 1995 at BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, and in the course of the years she held senior management positions in various areas of BASF chemicals’ business, notably in marketing, sales, eBusiness and controlling. From 2013 to 2019 Dorothee served as Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe (an industry sector of Cefic) and beforehand, from 2006 to 2011, as Director General of the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG). During her many years in Brussels she has built up an extensive network of contacts to the EU Institutions and far beyond. Dorothee studied in Germany, Ireland and Spain and holds Master degrees in business administration and in applied languages & linguistics.