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Latin American LPG Seminar & Workshops 2019

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IHS Markit is closely monitoring the situation in Ecuador. We expect to move forward
with the IHS Markit Latin America LPG Seminar & Workshops in Quito.

Agenda subject to change

Tuesday,12 November 2019

  • 8:00 AM Full-Day Workshop: Fundamentals of LPG

    This workshop will only be offered in English.

    The course is designed for anyone requiring a thorough overview of the global markets and infrastructure for liquid petroleum gases. Course attendees have diverse backgrounds, but typical participants include business development managers for midstream companies, natural gas liquids traders and shippers, high-level managers assuming commercial responsibility for natural gas liquids, project managers for NGL infrastructure projects, business analysts for petrochemical, petroleum and natural gas companies, and new professionals entering the NGL industry.

    Instructors: Walt Hart, Vice President, Global NGLs, IHS Markit and Fernando Covas, Executive Director, Midstream Oil & NGL Research and Consulting, IHS Markit

  • 8:00 AM Half-Day Workshop: Basics of Waterborne LPG Shipping

    This workshop will only be offered in English.

    US LPG exports are increasing, thus giving cause for additional LPG carriers, and changing the established trade routes. Meanwhile, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean output is also on the rise, causing a shift in the global trade balances. Market participants have an increasing need to understand the logistics and dynamics of the changes that are rapidly occurring. For example, Will there be a sufficient number of vessels? Will there be too many? Will terminal capacity become a hindrance to global trade? How will freight costs be affected?

    Who is it for?
    This course is designed for those with an interest in learning the basic principles and mechanics behind the overwater LPG shipping market. While the course is not intended to teach attendees how to trade LPG, it will cover overwater imports, exports and trade flows, including ship-tracking systems. Information critical to understand waterborne LPG shipping will be covered, including specification issues, industry-specific vernacular, industry participants and their respective roles and other components. The workshop will also cover basic LPG ship design, dimensions, characteristics and costs, freight factors, costs and drivers, as well as terminal development. As a bonus, the development of the overwater ethane trade will be covered, including the interface with the global LPG markets.

    Instructors: Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit and Joanna Campos, Senior Analyst, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

  • 1:00 PM Half-Day Workshop: NGL Price Drivers

    This workshop will only be offered in Spanish.

    With surplus Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) in the US and global trade flows changing, there is intense interest in the impacts of these trends on NGL prices in the US and around the world. While not intended to teach how to trade NGLs, this course will discuss what factors influence NGL prices in global markets and why there are regional price differences. We will show how NGL prices compare with other energy and petrochemical prices, and how the various NGL prices differ among each other. We will discuss the importance of supply, demand and inventories, including the effects of seasonality as well as the extent to which the byproduct nature of NGLs and the various NGL end uses influence pricing. Some other topics include competition, substitution, freight and arbitrage and market sentiment.

    Who is it for?
    This course will benefit anyone who wants a better understanding of NGL price trends, such as business and financial analysts, traders, commercial managers, petrochemicals producers, LPG retailers and refiners.

    Instructors: Adrian Calcaneo, Director Latin America & the Caribbean NGL Lead, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit and Joanna Campos, Senior Analyst, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

  • 5:30 PM Welcome Reception

Wednesday,13 November 2019

  • 7:45 AM Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM Welcome Remarks

    Dr. Walt Hart, Vice President NGLS, IHS Markit

  • Session I: The Big Picture

    Moderator: Dr. Walt Hart, Vice President NGLS, IHS Markit

    • 8:55 AM Perspectives of the Energy Sector in Ecuador and its Impact on the LPG Market

      Honorable Carlos Perez, Minister of Hydrocarbons, Government of Ecuador

    • 9:15 AM Economic Outlook for Latin America and the World

      Rafael Amiel, Director, Economics, IHS Markit

    • 9:35 AM The Impact of Oil and Refined Products in Latin America

      Felipe Perez, Director Americas Refining, Latin America Downstream Strategist, IHS Markit

    • 9:55 AM Outlook for NGLs in Latin America

      Adrian Calcaneo, Director, Latin America & the Caribbean NGL Lead, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

    • 10:15 AM Q&A

      Moderator: Dr. Walt Hart, Vice President NGLS, IHS Markit

  • 10:30 AM Networking Break
  • Session II: Regional LPG Markets I

    Moderator: Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit

    • 11:05 AM Argentina Demand

      Hector De Cillis, Executive Director, Cámara de Empresas Argentinas de GLP (CEGLA)

    • 11:25 AM Brazil

      Mauricio Jarovsky, Ultragaz

    • 11:45 AM Central America

      Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Recope

    • 12:05 PM Q&A

      Moderator: Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit

  • 12:20 PM Lunch

    Two Lunch Options:

    Networking Lunch - sponsored by Gasmar

    Cooking for Life Workshop  - Presented in Spanish

    Cooking For Life is  a campaign launched by WLPGA in 2012 that aims to facilitate the transition of ONE BILLION people from cooking with traditional biomass and other dirty and dangerous fuels such as Kerosene to cleaner-burning LPG by 2030. This shift will lift countless people out of the poverty trap, improve health, empower women, and preserve the environment. 

    As part of the campaign WLPGA regularly organizes interactive workshops to promote awareness of the benefits of LPG and to discuss key  issues that impact the industry such as policy, regulation and global best practices. These workshops attract a mix of policymakers, industry representatives, end users and other key stakeholders. 

    This year WLPGA is excited to partner with IHS Markit to hold the first ever Cooking For Life workshop in the stunning city of Quito. 

  • Session III: Emerging Markets

    Moderator: Xavier Rodríguez, Hydrocarbons trading and chartering Consultant for Ecuador

    • 2:20 PM Ecuador

      Speaker to be announced.

    • 2:40 PM LPG for Power Generation in Latin America

      Gonzalo Granda, Managing Director, Wärtsilä

    • 3:00 PM Peru

      Peter Hartmann, CEO, SOLGAS

    • 3:20 PM Bolivia

      Speaker to be announced.

    • 3:40 PM Q&A

      Moderator: Xavier Rodríguez, Hydrocarbons trading and chartering Consultant for Ecuador

  • 3:55 PM Networking Break
  • Session IV: LPG Supply Trends

    Moderator: Rajesh Joshi, Senior Editor, OPIS, IHS Markit

    • 4:20 PM Trends in Waterborne LPG Trade

      Moderator: Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit

    • 4:40 PM VLGC Markets: Global Outlook & Impacts on Latin America

      Oliver Christiansen, Charter, Navigator Gas

    • 5:00 PM Outlook for LPG from Shales in Argentina

      Javier Vivas, Gerente Commercial, MEGA

    • 5:20 PM US LPG Production & Exports

      Jonathan Buchanan, NGL Marketing & Supply Manager, Enterprise Products

    • 5:40 PM Q&A

      Moderator: Rajesh Joshi, Senior Editor, OPIS, IHS Markit

  • 5:55 PM Closing
  • 6:00 PM Networking Reception

Thursday,14 November 2019

  • 8:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks

    Dr. Walt Hart, Vice President Global NGLS, IHS Markit

  • Session V: Regional LPG Markets II

    Moderator: Joanna Campos, Senior Analyst, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

    • 8:40 AM Colombia

      Didier Builes, General Manager, Grupo Inversiones del Nordeste

    • 9:00 AM Ecuador Outlook II

      Speaker to be announced.

    • 9:20 AM Mexico

      Luis Landeros, President, ADG

    • 9:40 AM Topic to be announced

      Speaker to be announced

    • 10:00 AM Q&A

      Moderator: Joanna Campos, Senior Analyst, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

  • 10:15 AM Networking Break
  • Session VI: Pricing and Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Adrian Calcaneo, Director, Latin America & the Caribbean NGL Lead, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

    • 10:40 AM NGL Pricing Trends

      Dr. Walt Hart, Vice President Global NGLS, IHS Markit

    • 11:00 AM Panel Discussion: LPG Associations Working Together to Increase LPG Demand in Latin America

      Moderator: Adrian Calcaneo, Director, Latin America & the Caribbean NGL Lead, Midstream Oil & NGL, IHS Markit

      Panelists:

      • Laura Acuna, Executive Director, ASOGAS
      • German Leon, Director of Economic Affairs, GASNOVA
      • Diego Ciufici, Executive Director, AIGLP
      • Carlos Serrano, Executive President, AMEXGAS
      • Michael Kelly, Deputy Managing Director, WLPGA
  • 12:00 PM Closing
  • 12:05 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Offsite Networking Activity

    More information to be announced.

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