(311e) Agility & Resilience: How to Maintain Career Competitiveness in the Changing Chemical Industry Conference: AIChE Annual MeetingYear: 2018Proceeding: 2018 AIChE Annual MeetingGroup: Liaison FunctionsSession: What the Heck Happened? Past, Present & Future Disruptions to the Chemical/Fuels Business (Invited Talks) Time: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:20pm-12:40pm Authors: Papadourakis, A., LANXESS Corporation The world around is changing. The shift to protectionism, global instability and price volatility of raw materials and feedstocks has the potential to wreak havoc on the chemical industry. With the revolution of shale gas in North America and the sudden drop in feedstock costs, the chemical sector in the US has reasserted its historic dominance. Learn how the role of a chemical engineer can contribute to industry growth and resilience, while adapting to allow for personal agility throughout the career life cycle.