Senior Vice President of Kline Europe Presents at European Petrochemical Association Meeting

- Fred du Plessis Discusses Chemical Clusters on Plenary Panel -

Dec 27, 2007, 00:00 ET from Kline

    LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred du Plessis, Senior
 Vice President of Kline Europe, participated in a discussion of chemical
 clusters on a plenary panel at the European Petrochemical Association's
 annual meeting in Berlin this past October.
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     Sharing the platform with Michael Porter, the Bishop William Lawrence
 University Professor at Harvard Business School, Tom Crotty, CEO of Ineos
 Olefins, and other distinguished industry leaders, du Plessis shared his
 insights from the EPCA's recently completed Think Tank project on supply
 chain optimization in European chemical clusters.
     "Dissemination of the Think Tank's key conclusions is an essential
 component of optimization of European chemical supply chains," says du
 Plessis. "The advantages of chemical site clusters cannot be fully realized
 until there is industry-wide understanding of the benefits and hurdles
 accompanying them."
     As a member of the steering committee, du Plessis, who is also
 treasurer of the European Chemical Site Promotion Platform, played a
 leading role in the EPCA's Think Tank, which studied two representative
 European chemical clusters-the Antwerp-Rotterdam-Rhine-Ruhr (ARRR) cluster
 in northwest Europe and the Tarragona cluster in Spain. The findings of the
 EPCA Think Tank have been published in a report available to members of the
 EPCA and the ECSPP.
     For more information on chemical site cluster business strategies or
 the European Chemical Site Promotion Platform contact For information about EPCA visit
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