Latin American Petrochemical Summit 2016
Energy Reform: Prospects for Petrochemicals in Latin America

Friday, March 18, 2016
8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hosted by: Dr. Rina Quijada, Senior Director Latin America, IHS Chemical

Testimonial:“.. thank you for putting on this event, I found it very useful not only as background for events and projects in my market, but it also reinvigorated some ideas in my approaches to shipping to the Latin American market.”

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This annual summit will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Develop and strengthen business relationships with key companies in Latin America who can help you grow your business
  • Gain regional knowledge through valuable session discussions with speakers from Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico
  • Meet with IHS Chemical regional experts addressing Outlooks and forecasts such for PE throughout Latin America

Friday, 18 March 2016

  • 7:30 am
    • 7:30 amRegistration and Networking
    • 8:30 amWelcome and Opening Remarks

      Dave Witte, Senior Vice President and General Manager, IHS Chemical

    • 8:35 amOverview of the Economy and Petrochemicals in Latin America

      Rina Quijada, Senior Director Latin America, IHS Chemical

    • 9:00 amMexico Energy Reform Advances: Making Texas Shale Gas Available

      Alejandra Leon, Senior Manager, Research, IHS Energy

    • 9:25 amOutlook for the PE Market in North America and Impact on Latin America

      Javier Ortiz, Principal Analyst, IHS Chemical

    • 9:50 amQ&A

      Moderator: Rina Quijada, Senior Director Latin America, IHS Chemical

    • 10:05 amNetworking Break
    • 10:35 amDevelopments in the Etileno XXI Project

      Cleantho de Paiva Leite Filho, Commercial Director/Business Development, Braskem, S.A

    • 11:00 amPlastics Processors in Latin America: Strategic Market for Surplus Resin

      Raul Alvarez Arias, Director, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Chemical

    • 11:20 am Brazilian Petrochemical Industry Weathering the Perfect Storm

      Otávio Carvalho, Director, MaxiQuim Assessoria de Mercado

      Corruption scandals that engulfed top engineering companies and Petrobras, combined with political turmoil, inflation, recession and currency depreciation would make us think that Brazilian petrochemical producers would be hard hit in 2015. However, low cost naphtha, a surge in exports and reduced imports led to improved market-share and record high margins.

    • 11:40 amAPLA Overview

      Manuel Diaz, Executive Director, APLA

    • 11:50 amQ&A

      Moderator: Rina Quijada, Senior Director Latin America, IHS Chemical

    • 12:05 pmNetworking Lunch - Luncheon Speaker

      Brazilian Petrochemical Industry: An Update and Expectations for 2016

      Marcus de Freitas Simões, Director of Capital and Technlogy Based Industries, Secretariat of Production Development, Brazil 

    • 13:00 pmMeeting Concludes