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WEBINAR: 'Economic, Energy and Chemical Industry Trends and Outlook'

The September 22nd webinar has been recorded.
Members of Société can view the webinar

A year and a half into the pandemic and the geopolitical, economic, oil price, financial and supply chain turmoil, it is important to understand what has happened to the chemical industry and where we are headed. Kevin Swift will be retiring as the Chief Economist at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) on September 15, 2021 and is well known as a leading economist and for his knowledge of the economy, the energy industry and the chemical industry. He has been with the ACC for 31 years. He will share with us his perspectives on what happened to the chemical industry in 2020 and this year and what he thinks the trends will be going forward. This is a must attend event for those who are managing chemical companies or serving the chemical industry.


Kevin will give a speech, followed by a fireside chat with Peter Young, Société de Chimie Industrielle President and Board member and also the CEO of Young & Partners, the chemicals and life science investment bank.

Event Format (hosted on the Airmeet Platform):

12:00 pm ET - Virtual Networking

1:00 to 2:00 pm ET - Speaker and Fireside Chat



Dr. Thomas Kevin Swift, CBE,
Chief Economist
American Chemistry Council

About our Speaker:

Dr. Kevin Swift is the retiring chief economist at the American Chemistry Council in Washington, DC where he has been responsible for economic analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, tax, and innovation, as well as monitoring business conditions, identifying emerging trends, and assessing the economic and societal contributions of chemistry. Prior to joining the ACC, Dr. Swift held senior level and executive positions at two major industrial market research consultancies.


Dr. Swift is a member of the Harvard Discussion Group of Industrial Economists, the National Business Economics Issues Council, and the Association of Industry Analysts. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal Forecasters’ Survey panel. After serving on the board of directors of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), he chaired the NABE Education Committee and for his service as a professional economist and contributions to the profession, he was elected a NABE Fellow. Dr. Swift was also one of the first to achieve NABE’s Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation and more recently served as president of NABE.

Dr. Swift is a graduate of Ashland College with a BA degree and a graduate of Case Western Reserve University with an MA degree in Economics. He is also a graduate of Anglia Polytechnic University with a doctorate in business administration (DBA) degree and has completed studies at Harvard University and the University of Oxford.


Dr. Swift is an adjunct professor of business economics at the University of Mary Washington. He is also a member of the Heritage Council of the Science History Institute.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry.  An innovative, $526 billion enterprise, we work to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world. Our mission is to deliver value to our members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research. We are committed to fostering progress in our economy, environment and society.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Webinar/1:00 pm EST
A link to the webinar will be sent a day or two prior to the broadcast.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Danielle J Fraser
203-763-9255 (p)
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