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Agenda subject to change.
Please note all times listed are US Central Standard Time (CST)

Click HERE for the Global Chlor-alkali, Vinyls and Polyurethanes conference on demand material available to all delegates on October 1.

Monday,05 October 2020

  • 7:00 AM Training Workshop (Full day)

Tuesday,06 October 2020

  • 7:00 AM CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION
    Welcome comments
    Mark Eramo - Vice President, Energy & Natural Resources, IHS Markit
  • 7:10 AM PLENARY TRACK, SESSION 2: ECONOMICS, ENERGY & CHEMICAL MARKETS STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR RECOVERY
    • 7:10 AM
      Economic Outlook - Looking Beyond COVID-19
      Nariman Behravesh - Senior VP, Chief Economist, IHS Markit
    • 7:35 AM
      Global Energy Markets - What to Expect Post COVID-19
    • 8:00 AM
      Climbing Out of the COVID-19 Hole: Expectations for the Post-Pandemic Chemical World
      Dewey Johnson - VP Basic Chemicals Insights, IHS Markit
    • 8:25 AM
      Live Q & A Panel: Economic, Energy and Chemical Markets Outlooks
      Moderator: Lyn Tatum - VP Global Chemical Information, IHS Markit
  • 8:40 AM Break
  • 8:55 AM PLENARY TRACK, SESSION 3: RECOVERY PROJECTIONS FOR KEY END-USE MARKETS
    • 8:55 AM
      Sector Outlook: Forecast for Construction in a Post-COVID World
      Jeannine Cataldi /Scott Hazelton - IHS Markit
    • 9:20 AM
      Sector Outlook: Automotive Market Forecast for a Post-COVID World
    • 9:45 AM
      China: Leading Indicator for a Recovered CA Market Picture?
      William Chen - Executive Director, China Research, IHS Markit
    • 10:10 AM
      Live Q & A Panel: Recovery projections for key end-use markets

Wednesday,07 October 2020

  • 7:00 AM TRACK 2 SESSION 1: STRATEGIC EXPECATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET
    • 7:00 AM
      Chlor-alkali and Vinyls Strategic Issues
      Hazel Kreuz - VP Inorganics, IHS Markit
    • 7:10 AM
      The Future of Global Chlor-alkali: Recovery from COVID-19 and the Outlook Beyond
      Lina Suarez - Executive Director, North America Chlor-alkali, IHS Markit
    • 7:25 AM
      Live Q & A Panel: Chlor-alkali Strategic Issues and Outlook
      Moderator: Dewey Johnson - VP Basic Chemicals Insights, IHS Markit
  • 7:35 AM Break
  • 7:50 AM TRACK 2 SESSION 2: REGIONAL CHLOR-ALKALI OUTLOOKS FOR RECOVERY AND BEYOND
    • 7:50 AM
      Regional Markets: EMEA Chlor-alkali Rising
      Nick Kovics - Executive Director, Global Chlor-alkal, IHS Markit
    • 8:05 AM
      Industry Speaker: A CA Producer's Perspective on Recovery
      Speaker TBD
    • 8:20 AM
      Incredible India: A Rapidly Rising Regional Chlor-vinyls market
      Kaushal Soparkar - Managing Director, Meghmani Finechem Limited
    • 8:35 AM
      Live Q & A Session: Regional Outlooks for Recovery & Beyond
      Moderator: Hazel Kreuz - VP Inorganics, IHS Markit
  • 8:45 AM Break
  • 9:00 AM TRACK 2 SESSION 3: CHLOR-ALKALI DERIVATIVES DEMAND AND CHLOR-VINYLS TRADE - HOW WILL THEY INFLUENCE RECOVERY?
    • 9:00 AM
      Chlorine Derivatives - Epichlorhydrin, Chlorinated Organics & More: What's Next & Why?
      Francesco Martella - Senior Analyst, IHS Markit
    • 9:15 AM
      The US Chlorine Market - When and Why Does the Tide Rise?
      Ana Lopez - Director, Chlorine and Vinyls Americas, IHS Markit
    • 9:30 AM
      Trade: What's Changed and What Returns to Pre-COVID "Normal"?
      Speaker TBD
    • 9:45 AM
      Live Q & A Session: EMEA & Asia Chlor-alkali
      Moderator: Lyn Tatum - VP Global Chemical Information, IHS Markit
  • 9:55 AM Lunch Break
  • 10:55 AM TRACK 2 SESSION 4: CHLOR-ALKALI DERIVATIVES AND HOW THEY WILL INFLUENCE RECOVERY, PART 2
    • 10:55 AM
      TiO2 Market: Status & Outlook
      Duffy Fischer - Equity Analyst, Barclays Bank
    • 11:10 AM
      Alumina Market: What Market Dynamics & History Portend for the Future
      Andrew Wood - Group Executive, Strategy & Development; Alumina Limited
    • 11:25 AM
      Pulp & Paper: Engine for Recovery?
      Kevin Mason - Managing Director, ERA Forest Products Research
    • 11:40 AM
      Pulp & Paper: Outlook for the Indian Market
      Anjan Kumar Dayam - Purchasing Manager, Andhra Paper Limited
    • 12:10 PM
      The Food & Beverage Industry: Drivers for Demand Growth in a Post-COVID World
      Speaker TBD
    • 12:25 PM
      Live Q & A Session: Derivatives and Their Influence on Recovery
      Moderator: Duncan Clark - VP Aromatics and Fibers, IHS Markit
  • 12:35 PM TRACK 2 SESSION 5: TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE OF CHLOR-VINYLS
    • 12:35 PM
      Technology speaker
    • 12:50 PM
      Technology speaker
    • 12:15 AM
      Technology speaker

Thursday,08 October 2020

  • 7:00 AM TRACK 4 SESSION 1: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF KEY FEEDSTOCKS
    • 7:00 AM
      Benzene/Toluene - Market Update
      Simon Cleghorn - Executive Director, Aromatics, IHS Markit
    • 7:15 AM
      Propylene - Market Update
      Matthew Thoelke - Executive Director, IHS Markit
    • 7:30 AM
      Live Q & A Session:Strategic Expectations for Key Feedstocks
      Moderator: Duncan Clark - VP, Aromatics and Fibers, IHS Markit
  • 7:40 AM Break
  • 7:55 AM TRACK 4 SESSION 2: ANALYSIS OF POLYURETHANE END USES
    • 7:55 AM
      Polyurethane End Use Sector Analysis and Competing Products
      Speaker TBD
    • 8:10 AM
      The Latest Developments in the Automotive Industry
      Speaker TBD
    • 8:25 AM
      Live Q & A Session: Strategic Expectations for Polyurethanes Feedstocks
      Moderator: Ashish Pujari - Executive Director, IHS Markit
  • 8:35 AM Break
  • 9:35 AM TRACK 4 SESSION 3: STRATEGIC EXPECATIONS FOR POLYURETHANES FEEDSTOCKS
    • 9:35 AM
      MDI: Latest Market Developments
      James Elliott - Associate Director, Aromatics, IHS Markit
    • 9:50 AM
      TDI: Latest Market Developments
      David Brown - Associate Director, Aromatics, IHS Markit
    • 10:05 AM
      PO/Polyether Polyols: Latest Market Developments
      See Yan Wong - Associate Director, IHS Markit
    • 10:20 AM
      Live Q & A Session: Strategic Expectations for Polyurethanes Feedstocks
      Moderator: Ashish Pujari - Executive Director, IHS Markit
  • 10:30 AM Break
  • 10:44 AM
    • 10:44 AM
      Technology speaker
    • 10:59 AM
      Technology speaker
    • 11:14 AM
      Live Panel: The Polyurethanes Sustainability Initiatives Outlook

Friday,09 October 2020

  • 7:00 AM TRACK 3 SESSION 1: STRATEGIC EXPECTATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL VINYLS MARKET
    • 7:00 AM
      Strategic Issues and the Future of Global Vinyls: Recovery from COVID-19 and the Outlook
      Eddie Kok - Executive Director, Global Vinyls, IHS Markit
    • 7:15 AM
      Producer Perspective on the Outlook for Vinyls
      Jonathan Stewart - VP Vinyls, Vynova
    • 7:30 AM
      Outlook for PVC Raw Materials: Ethylene, VCM
      Gordon Kuo - Associate Director, Asia Vinyls, IHS Markit
    • 7:45 AM
      Recovery and beyond: Expectations for the Global EDC Market
      Henry Warren - Director, EMEA Chlorine & Vinyls, IHS Markit
    • 8:00 AM
      Live Q & A Session: Strategic Expectations for the Global Vinyls Market
      Moderator: Hazel Kreuz - VP Inorganics, IHS Markit
  • 8:10 AM TRACK 3 SESSION 2: OUTLOOKS FOR VINYLS APPLICATIONS
    • 8:10 AM
      Sector Outlook - Trends in Paste PVC
      Jürgen Luderer - Director Sales and Product Management, Vinnolit
    • 8:25 AM
      Emerging Trends in PVC Applications - A Converter Perspective on the Outlook for Vinyls
      Speaker TBD
    • 8:40 AM
      Sector Outlook
    • 8:55 AM
      Live Q & A Session: Sector and Regional Vinyls Outlooks
      Moderator: Eddie Kok - Vinyls Global Service Lead, IHS Markit
  • 9:05 AM Electronic Interface Break
  • 10:05 AM TRACK 3 SESSION 3: SUSTAINABILITY AND COMPETION CONSIDERATIONS FOR VINYLS
    • 10:05 AM
      Evolution of the Vinyls Market - Sustainability Trends and Anticipated Impacts on Vinyls
      Robin Waters - Executive Director, Plastics Planning & Analysis, IHS Markit
    • 10:20 AM
      Polymer Competition - Vinyls Challenges & Opportunities v. Other Polymers
      Speaker TBD
    • 10:35 AM
      Live Q & A Session: Vinyls Challenges & Opportunities s
      Moderator: Duncan Clark - VP Aromatics and Fibers, IHS Markit
  • 10:50 AM TRACK 3 SESSION 4: TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE OF CHLOR-VINYLS
    • 10:50 AM
      Technology speaker
    • 11:05 AM
      Technology speaker
    • 11:05 AM
      Technology speaker
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