The Plaza Group's Velarde to Speak at Phenol / Acetone & Derivatives Markets Conference March 8-9 in Bangkok

The Plaza Group's Randy Velarde will speak at the 2010 7th annual Phenol / Acetone & Derivatives Markets conference to take take place March 8-9 in Bangkok.

Houston, TX, February 04, 2010 --( Randy Velarde, founder and president of The Plaza Group, will be a guest speaker at the 2010 7th annual Phenol / Acetone & Derivatives Markets Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The event is sponsored by the Centre for Management Technology, the world leader in petrochemicals, energy & renewables conferences.

Velarde spent 15 years in management and market development at Shell Chemical and Texaco Chemical, and is globally recognized for his refinery and petrochemical products marketing expertise. Velarde will address the conference on the topic of “Phenol / Acetone Markets in the USA,” specifically discussing the global acetone dilemma with shifting phenol markets, how the economic crisis has impacted the markets, market dynamics in USA – emerging patterns in phenol / acetone trade flows – and future prospects.

“I am tremendously honored to be a speaker at this global conference in Bangkok, and truly excited about the opportunity to share insights, assessments and forecasts about the phenol / acetone markets with my international colleagues,” said Velarde.

The 7th annual Phenol / Acetone & Derivatives Markets Conference takes place March 8-9, 2010. For online registration, visit:

The Plaza Group
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Houston, The Plaza Group is a multi-million dollar international marketing company of refinery and petrochemical products. The company is a marketer of certain chemical products for Alon Refining, Blue Island Phenol LLC, BP, Flint Hills, Frontier Oil, Georgia Gulf, Halterman, Mitsui, PDVSA, Polimeri Europa, Sabic Innovative Plastics, Sumitomo and Total Petrochemicals. For orders call (800) 876-3738 or visit the company’s web site at

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