Acrylonitrile, Derivatives & Fibres Conference 2017

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Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017

    • 8:30 amRegistration/Morning Refreshment
    • 9:00 amTraining Workshops

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017

    • 8:00 amRegistration and Welcome Refreshments
    • 9:00 amWelcome Remarks

      Tony Potter, Vice President, Business Development, APAC, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC), IHS Markit; Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

    • 9:10 amEconomic Prospects and Mega trends in the Asia Chemical Industry

      Tony Potter, Vice President, Business Development, APAC, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC), IHS Markit

    • 9:25 amToday's Oil Market: What Does the Future Hold?

      Victor Shum, Vice President, Energy, IHS Markit

      OPEC and Russia’s initial agreement in November 2016 to limit crude production took nearly a year to be realized. Compliance with the agreement during first half 2017 has been remarkably high, with little apparent cheating and the agreement has now been extended through first quarter 2018. In the meantime, the rapid recovery in US tight oil production continues and US barrels are now competing in the same international markets with OPEC and Russia. Some within OPEC and Russia might reasonably ask: what has been gained for all the effort?

      The decision made in October 2016 by the International Maritime Organization to implement global bunker fuel sulfur specification reduction in 2020 will cause an industry scramble. With limited alternative markets to clear the displaced high sulfur fuel oil, the regulation will create much turmoil for investment and strategic plans in both refining and shipping industries. How will the implementation of global low sulfur bunker fuel impact refining margins and supplies of refined products including petrochemical feedstocks?

    • 9:50 amState of the Global Chemical Industry

      Mark Eramo, Vice President, Global Business Development, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC), IHS Markit

    • 10:20 amPanel/Q and A
    • 10:35 amBreak
    • Session 2: Economic and Industry Outlook

      Moderator: Mark Eramo, Vice President, Global Business Development, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC), IHS Markit

    • 11:05 amOpportunities for Chemicals in Asia

      Damian Chan, Executive Director, Energy and Chemicals, Economic Development Board Singapore

    • 11:30 amChina Under Transformation

      Paul Pang, Vice President, Business Development, China, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC), IHS Markit

      This presentation will outline China's macro economy and the growth prospects of chemical industry. On the macro view, the impact on the chemical industry from economic shifts, changes in governmental policy, emergence of private companies, competition from low cost import will be analysed. On the industry level, on-going buildup in conventional petrochemicals and unconventional chemicals including coal-to-chemicals, methanol-based MTO, PDH, and coal-to-MEG, their economic viability, as well as demand growth outlook will be covered. It will also dicuss the impact and opportunities from China’s prevalent clean act, Made-in-China 2025, and the trend of overseas expansion.

    • 11:55 amRising Stars of Asia: ASEAN and India

      Tony Potter, Vice President, Business Development, APAC, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemicals (OMDC), IHS Markit

    • 12:20 pmPanel/Q and A
    • 12:35 pmNetworking Lunch/Meet the Experts
    • Breakout 1: Acrylonitrile

      Moderator: Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

    • 2:00 pmPropylene: Growing Global On-Purpose Production (this session takes place in the olefins breakout room)

      Jinsu Yim, Director, Asia Olefins, IHS Markit

      Will LPG prices favor PDH players?

      Will methanol-to-propylene and methanol-to-olefin processes continue to grow in China?

      Which process has the most competitive cash cost?

    • 2:35 pmAcrylic Fibre Market Outlook

      Vinay Jain, CFO, Thai Acrylic Fibre Co., Ltd.

    • 3:10 pmProspects for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Rubber

      Andrew Lanham, Director, Business Operations, YTY Group

    • 3:45 pmNetworking Break

      Moderator: Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

    • 4:15 pmTrends in Polyester and Cotton

      Ashish Pujari, Senior Director – Aromatics, IHS Markit

    • 4:45 pmTrends in Nylon Fibres and Feedstocks

      Meiko Wu, Director, Fibres, IHS Markit

    • 5:15 pmDay one concludes
    • 5:30 pmNetworking Cocktails
    • 7:30 pmCocktails End

Friday, Nov 03, 2017

    • 8:30 amMorning Refreshments

      The 5th Asia Chemical Conference takes place concurrently in the next room. You are welcome to attend any of the sessions. Visit the agenda.

    • 8:55 amDay 2 Opening Remarks

      Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

    • 9:00 amAcrylonitrile : INEOS Perspective on the Challenges Ahead

      Paul Overment, CEO, INEOS Nitriles

      The Acrylonitrile industry is looking healthier than it has for several years but the capabilities required to succeed in this industry are becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. This speech looks at the key challenges facing the industry and the way in which INEOS Nitriles is positioning itself for further growth.

    • 9:35 amProspects for Polyacrylamides

      Yoshio Inoguchi, Director, Specialty Chemicals, IHS Markit

      Polyacrylamide (PAM) is a water soluble polymer produced from acrylamide. More than 90% of acrylamide is converted to PAM and consumed in water treatment, oilfield, paper, mining and other. Global PAM consumption was estimated at ca. one million metric tons, value at ca. $5 billion in 2016. Water treatment is the largest PAM consumption segment. PAM consumption is expected to grow at 4-5% per year for the next five years. Chinese consumption is almost half of the global consumption and is growing very strongly led by oilfield.

    • 10:10 amEvolution II – The ABS Tomorrow

      Daniel Siow, Associate Director, IHS Markit

      The Asian ABS market saw margins soar in mid-2017 at a time when demand is forecast to rise steadily for the next 10 years. In this presentation, we will look into the reasons for the recent dramatic margin improvement the Asian ABS industry has achieved. We will also examine the prospects of the ABS industry to ascertain whether “sunshine days” are here to stay.

    • 10:45 amNetworking Break
    • 11:15 amPropylene Panel: Market Outlook and Impact on Acrylonitrile

      Moderator: Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

      Panelists: Steve Lewandowski, Vice President, Olefins, IHS Markit; Jinsu Yim, Director, Asia Olefins, IHS Markit

    • 11:50 amAcrylonitrile & Derivatives: Demand Growth but What Balance?

      Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

      Acrylonitrile demand continues to grow but the key question is how the acrylonitrile balance will look moving forward. After the new Shanghai plant starts up in 2018, there is no new capacity confirmed. However, there is talk of a number of new plants for China in the 2020/21 time frame. This is very much when they will be needed, but is there a danger that too much new capacity will be added and the industry will see average utilisation plummet again? Or is there a danger that capacity will be delayed due to technology issues or environmental concerns and the market will run short?

    • 12:25 pmNetworking Lunch
    • 2:00 pmConference Ends

*Agenda subject to change

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