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Kline’s Vice President to Present about Specialty Chemicals Strategy to Identify/Build Successful Portfolios in India at 11th Annual Chemical Weekly Business Outlook Conference

LITTLE FALLS, NJ, April 8, 2010 – Dilip Chandwani, Vice President with Kline & Company, leading the firm’s Technology & Manufacturing Economics Practice will present at the 11th Annual Chemical Weekly Business Outlook Conference on Wednesday, April 14, at 9:10 a.m. at the ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton, Sahar, in Mumbai. He will speak about Specialty Chemicals Strategy to Identify/Build Successful Portfolios in India.

The topics covered will include:

  • Specialty Chemicals Industry Overview
  • Characteristics of Specialty Chemicals Business
  • Challenges Facing the Global Specialty Chemicals Industry
  • Identifying Specialty Chemicals Opportunities in India
  • Building a Specialty Chemicals Business in India

The chemical industry is diverse including base chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer chemicals and specialty chemicals. It is a $2.4 trillion industry, with specialty chemicals totaling about $500 billion. Specialty chemical industry is shifting to China, India and other low-cost Asian countries. China’s share of specialty chemicals industry has increased rapidly in the past decade and reached about $50 billion in 2008. India’s specialty chemicals industry is currently around $10 billion in sales but growing consumer demand for differentiated products is creating opportunities for various specialty chemical segments.

What: Dilip Chandwani to present at 11th Annual Business Outlook Conference with focus on the Indian Chemical Industry – Meeting the challenges for the decade

The two-day event, which will be addressed by senior executives from the industry, will look at the opportunities and challenges and the steps India industry must take to rise to the task. It will also offer a flavor of the opportunities in the domestic and global markets for select chemicals besides a bird's-eye-view of the trends shaping the global industry.

When: April 13-14, 2010

Where: ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton, Sahar, Mumbai

To know more about the event, please visit:

To register, contact: Ravi Raghavan, Editor, Chemical Weekly; +91-22-24044477 or

To learn more about Kline’s presentation, contact: Vera Sandarova, Marketing Communications; +420-222-316282 or

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