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6th Annual Asia Chemical Conference (incorporating the Acrylonitrile, Derivatives & Fibres Conference)

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

  • 9:00 AMTraining Workshops

    - Petrochemicals Industry Fundamentals Workshop

    - Price Forecasting Workshop

  • 5:00 PMEnd

Thursday, 01 November 2018

  • 8:00 AMRegistration and Welcome Refreshments
  • 8:50 AMWelcome Remarks

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

    Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

  • Session 1: Megatrends Shaping the Chemicals Industry

    Moderator: Tony Potter, Global Vice President, Specialty Chemical Insight, IHS Markit

  • 8:55 AMMegatrends Affecting the Industry: Managing Risks and Opportunities

    Mark Eramo, Vice President, Global Business Development, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemical, IHS Markit

  • 9:20 AMTransformation in Personal Mobility: Impact on Oil Markets

    Victor Shum, Vice President, Energy, IHS Markit

    The automotive ecosystem is getting bigger—there is more of just about everything: more light vehicle sales, a bigger global fleet of both oil- and electric-powered light vehicles, and more miles traveled. Mobility as a service is also growing, as are plans to roll out driver-less car services. The hand of government is also extending its reach. But will growth continue in all dimensions and how will oil markets be impacted?

  • 9:45 AMChina - A Global Force in Chemicals

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

  • 10:10 AMQ and A / Panel Discussion
  • 10:25 AMNetworking Break
  • Session 2: Megatrends Shaping the Chemicals Industry

    Moderator: Mark Eramo, Vice President, Global Business Development, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemical, IHS Markit

  • 10:50 AMCrude-to-Chemicals: Refinery & Petrochemicals at the Interface

    Steve Lewandowski, Vice President, Olefins, IHS Markit; Duncan Clark, Vice President, Aromatics, IHS Markit

  • 11:15 AMReinventing the Wheel: How is the Vehicle Change Scenario Impacting Chemicals?

    Tony Potter, Global Vice President, Specialty Chemical Insight, IHS Markit

  • 11:40 AMPanel Discussion / Q and A
  • 11:50 AMThe Sustainability Agenda's Impact on Chemicals in Asia

    Moderator: Utpal Sheth, Executive Director – Plastics, IHS Markit

    Mike Lacey, Senior Representative, World Plastics Council; Sustainability Ventures, ExxonMobil Chemical

    Thomas Kustusch, Partner – APAC Chemical Sector Lead / RCML, ERM

  • Panel Discussion / Q and A
  • 12:35 PMNetworking Lunch/Meet the Experts
  • Three Parallel Breakout Sessions

    Olefins & Derivatives

    Moderator: Paul Pang, Vice President, Business Development, Oil, Mid-Downstream, and Chemical (OMDC), IHS Markit

  • 2:00 PMPropylene Market Outlook

    Jinsu Yim, Executive Director – Asia Olefins, IHS Markit

  • 2:25 PMGlobal Ethylene: Focus on Asia

    Steve Lewandowski, Vice President, Olefins, IHS Markit

    What is the latest news on plant startups? What derivatives will lead or follow? What will the wave of new capacity startups do to steam cracker margins?

    Meanwhile, there has been a lot of volatility in Asia but as margins and prices remain strong, interest in cracker projects could be rekindled. Does this mean another wave of ethylene capacity is in the works? What does it take to encourage the next wave of cracker investment in Asia?

  • 2:50 PMProspects for C4s and Elastomers

    Anthony Song, Senior Manager, C4s and Elastomers, IHS Markit

  • 3:15 PMQ and A / Panel Discussion
  • 3:30 PMNetworking Break

    Moderator: Tony Potter, Global Vice President, Specialty Chemical Insight, IHS Markit

  • 4:00 PMGlobal PE

    Utpal Sheth, Executive Director – Plastics, IHS Markit

  • 4:30 PMPolypropylene Outlook: Asia, A Beacon of Growth

    JP Nah, Director, Polyolefins, IHS Markit

  • 5:00 PMDevelopments in the Vinyls Chain: EDC, VCM and PVC

    Eddie Kok, Executive Director, Inorganics, IHS Markit

  • 5:30 PMQ and A / Panel Discussion
  • 5:45 PMDay One Concludes
  • 6:00 PMNetworking Cocktails

    Sponsored by: ERM

  • Aromatics & Derivatives

    Moderator: Duncan Clark, Vice President, Aromatics & Fibres, IHS Markit

  • 2:00 PMBenzene Outlook

    Omi Tatsuo, Executive Director – Aromatics Market Services, IHS Markit

  • 2:25 PMStyrene and Styrenic Polymers

    Brian Lee, Director – Asian Aromatics, IHS Markit

  • 2:50 PMPerspective of Cumene, Phenol and Acetone

    Derrick Chin, Senior Research Analyst, IHS Markit

  • 3:15 PMQ and A / Panel Discussion
  • 3:30 PMNetworking Break

    Moderator: Mark Eramo, Vice President, Global Business Development, Oil, Mid-Downstream and Chemical, IHS Markit

  • 4:00 PMPara-xylene Update

    Duncan Clark, Vice President, Aromatics & Fibres, IHS Markit

  • 4:30 PMPTA and Polyester Market Outlook

    Ashish Pujari, Senior Director, Aromatics and Fibres, IHS Markit

  • 5:00 PMProspects for EO and EG

    Ding Wei, Director, Aromatics & Fibers, IHS Markit

  • 5:30 PMQ and A / Panel Discussion
  • 5:45 PMDay One Concludes
  • 6:00 PMNetworking Cocktails

    Sponsored by: ERM

  • Acrylonitrile, Derivatives & Fibers

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

  • 2:00 PMPropylene Market Outlook (this session takes place in the olefins breakout room)

    Jinsu Yim, Executive Director – Asia Olefins, IHS Markit

  • 2:25 PMPanel Discussion: The Future of Acrylic Fibre
    • Acrylic fibre continues to lose volume, particularly to polyester. How can the industry fight this trend?
    • In which area is acrylic fibre winning?
    • Is the industry doing enough to promote the superior qualities of acrylic fibre to retailers/consumers?

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

    Panelists:

    • Alfredo Mora, Director General, Kaltex Fibres
    • Thomas Varghese, Business Head - Thai Domestic Textiles, Overseas Spinning & Acrylic Fibre, Aditya Birla Group
    • Stefan Braun, CEO, Dralon
  • 2:50 PMPast to Present: An Evolution of ABS

    Tim Stedman, Senior Vice President and Business President for The Plastics and Feedstocks businesses and Global Supply Chain, Trinseo

    This presentation will look at the evolution of ABS in the Asia Pacific market from an Industry perspective. To understand the current landscape for ABS the presentation will look at market developments over the past decade then look ahead with a snapshot on outlook and unique market opportunities for ABS in APAC.

  • 3:30 PMNetworking Break
  • 4:00 PMAcrylonitrile : The Industry Perspective

    Naoki Koyama, Vice President, Asahi Kasei

  • 4:30 PMPropylene Panel: Propylene Outlook and Impact on Acrylonitrile

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

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

  • 5:00 PMProspects for Acrylonitrile, Adiponitrile, Nylon 66

    John Ferguson, Vice President, Chemicals and Intermediates, Ascend Performance Chemicals

    This paper will outline Ascend Performance Chemical’s current acrylonitrile position, its plans to expand derivative production and continued opportunities for long-term partnerships with global acrylonitrile consumers. Ascend is the only world-scale producer of adiponitrile manufactured from acrylonitrile. The company operates the largest acrylonitrile production facility in the world and is expanding capacity to meet increasing internal demand for adiponitrile, hexamethylene diamine and nylon 6,6, as well as supplying external acrylonitrile partners for the long term.

  • 5:45 PMDay One Concludes
  • 6:00 PMNetworking Cocktails

    Sponsored by: ERM

Friday, 02 November 2018

  • Three Parallel Breakout Sessions

    Olefins & Derivatives

  • 9:00 AMDay 2 Opening Remarks

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

  • 9:05 AMNGLs - Ethane and LPG in Asia

    Yanyu He, Executive Director, Asia Pacific/Middle East NGLs, IHS Markit

  • 9:35 AMMethanol Market Update: Focus on MTO

    Xiaomeng Ma, Associate Director, IHS Markit

  • 10:05 AMOverview of Acrylic Acid, Acrylates and SAP

    Mike Park, Associate Director, Acrylates & SAP, IHS Markit

  • 10:35 AMNetworking Break

    Moderator: Tony Potter, Global Vice President, Specialty Chemical Insight, IHS Markit

  • 11:00 AMSpecialties: Leveraging Opportunities in Asia

    Masahiro Yoneyama, Senior Director - Special Chemical Insight, IHS Markit

  • 11:30 AMOutlook for Methyl Methacrylate (MMA) and Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

    Xu Xu, Principal Research Analyst - Specialty Chemical Insight, IHS Markit

  • 12:00 PMNetworking Lunch
  • 1:00 PMConference Ends
  • Aromatics & Derivatives
  • 9:00 AMDay 2 Opening Remarks

    Moderator: Duncan Clark, Vice President, Aromatics & Fibres, IHS Markit

  • 9:05 AMPetchem Feedstocks - Naphtha, Octane Amid Vehicle Change Scenarios

    Premasish Das, Senior Director, Research & Analysis, IHS Markit

  • 9:35 AMNylon Feedstocks

    Meiko Wu, Director, Global Nylon Fibres and Feedstocks, IHS Markit

  • 10:05 AMPolyurethanes: Prospects for MDI/TDI and PO

    SeeYan Wong, Associates Director, Chemicals, IHS Markit

  • 10:35 AMNetworking Break

    Aromatics Conclude

  • 12:00 PMNetworking Lunch
  • 1:00 PMConference Ends
  • Acrylonitrile, Derivatives & Fibers
  • 9:00 AMDay 2 Opening Remarks

    Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

  • 9:05 AMA Producer Perspective of Acrylonitrile

    Alex Haynes, Global Business Manager, INEOS Nitriles

  • 9:35 AMThe Epitome of ABS Market: Bearish Bull & Bullish Bear Is Here’s to Stay (for Now)

    Daniel Siow, Director, Styrenic Polymers/APAC, IHS Markit

    It was just recently that every ABS producer felt the time has come for them to turn a quick profit from new capital investments of ABS. However, the euphoria is disrupted by fear of the next looming crisis – “The United States-China Trade War”. As the conflict does not seem to be ending soon, the only certainty we have is more uncertainty ahead. This presentation offers an insight into the potential impact of a trade war on the ABS market and the essentials of dos and don’ts to come out triumphant.

  • 10:05 AMPolyester and Cotton Update

    Ashish Pujari, Senior Director, Aromatics and Fibres, IHS Markit

  • 10:35 AMNetworking Break

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

  • 11:00 AMAcrylonitrile & Derivatives Global Outlook

    Simon Garmston, Global Director, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

    Kieran Garland, Senior Research Analyst, Acrylonitrile, IHS Markit

  • 12:00 PMNetworking Lunch
  • 1:00 PMConference Ends
*Agenda subject to change.
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