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ICIS is delighted to announce that The 4th Asian Polyolefins Conference  will take place 22-23 November 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. 
 
Join your peers at the only business focused conference dedicated exclusively to the full Asian polyolefins value chain. Take advantage of unparalleled networking and hear exclusive insight from our expert speaker panel.
 
The 2015 conference took place on 24 - 25 November 2015 at the Le Meridien in Bangkok, Thailand and attracted 75+ attendees representing over 20 companies from 50+ countries.
 


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Agenda

Conference Day 1: Tuesday 22 November

8:00
Registration and Refreshments
8:50
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Chow Bee Lin, Head of Asia Markets, ICIS
9:00
Politics, economics and polyolefins in Asia
  • How are global macroeconomic trends impacting the sector?
  • What does the current crude price mean for polyolefins?
  • Key regions for growth and decline in 2016/2017
9:40
Outlook for Asian polyolefins in a changing global environment
  • Macroeconomic trends influencing polyolefin demand
  • How global capacity changes will impact supply/demand dynamics
  • Analysing supply and demand dynamics in a complex region and what it means for Asian polyethylene
Mark Saurin, Commercial Vice President, Packaging & Speciality Plastics, Dow
10:20
Speed networking – Business card exchange

Take advantage of this speed networking session and exchange business cards with those sat around you. Start with the people sitting closest then move around the room and introduce yourself to other attendees to learn more about their companies and projects.

10:35
Refreshment break and networking
11:05
Focus on feedstock – Olefin supply and demand in a complex market
  • Feedstock feasibility and raw material availability 
  • Ethane vs. naphtha – analysing price arbitrage between feedstocks 
  • Key market drivers for ethylene and propylene in Asia
Regan Hartnell, Senior Consultant, ICIS
11:45
Analysing US market trends– A PE powerhouse in the making?
  • New trade realities – the US as a PE export market
  • Where will this capacity go beyond Europe and Latin America?
  • Impacts on Asia
12:25
Lunch and networking
13:25
Who wants to live without polyolefins? – Overcoming the challenges of consumer perception, sustainability, reusability and end-life management
  • Why do consumers, lobby groups and governments want to ban polyolefin packaging?
  • How do we justify using non-renewable resources to make polyolefins?
  • Could there be a day when polyolefins are no longer part of our lives?
  • What can the industry do to change the perception of polyolefins?
Laurence Jones, Vice President Packaging, Borouge
14:05
What does the slowdown in China mean for polyolefins?
  • Defining the current economic and social situation
  • Examining supply and demand in a fluctuating market of increasing capacity
  • What does this mean for polyolefins dynamics in the rest of Asia?
John Richardson, ICIS Consultant- Asia, ICIS
14:45
China – The PP export market of the future?
  • PDH vs. CTO/MTO production – which is more cost effective?
  • Understanding the shift in supply-demand balance in view of increasing PP capacity 
  • Where will this capacity go?
Qu Liang, Analyst, PETROCHINA PLANNING & ENGINEERING INSTITUTE
15:25
Refreshment break and networking
15:55
Iran – A new player in the market
  • Will the lifting of sanctions increase polymer investments in Iran?
  • Production outlook for the region 
  • What will this mean for the rest of Asia?
Kambiz Mirkarimi, Commercial & Executive Director, JAM POLYPROPYLENE COMPANY
16:35
Dynamics of the Thai market
  • Analysing domestic demand in Thailand and how this influences the market
  • Capitalising on the export potential of the region 
  • How will increasing capacity outside of Asia impact Thailand’s current market position in the longer term?
17:05
Metallocene polyolefin outlook in Asia
  • Highlighting key markets for MPO in Asia – China and India 
  • Growing demand for MPO in end-user applications 
  • Using MPO as an alternative – understanding the benefits
17:45
Close of conference day one

Conference Day 2: Wednesday 23 November

8:50
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Chow Bee Lin, Head of Asia Markets, ICIS
9:00
Supply and demand in South Asia – A key polyolefin growth region?
  • Defining the potential of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • Examining inter-regional trade dynamics in Asia 
  • How are consumer trends influencing demand?
9:40
Indonesia Gas Policy - Impact on Asia’s polyolefins Industry (2016-2025)
  • Latest developments in Indonesia’s gas policy
  • What are the implications for the domestic polyolefins sector
  • How will Indonesia’s gas policy help shape the Asian polyolefins industry?
Anas Pradipta, LNG Market Research & Marketing, SKK Migas
10:20
Refreshment break and networking
10:50
An end-user perspective on polyolefins and packaging trends
  • How is downstream demand influencing upstream developments
  • Highlighting key consumer trends – now and for the future 
  • Taking the global view – do regional trends influence local product selection and development in Asia?
11:30
Managing volatility through effective risk management
  • Defining key market fundamentals 
  • Key considerations when developing a hedging strategy 
  • The use of hedging as a tool to mitigate risk in Asia
Olivier Treuer, Executive Director, MORGAN STANLEY
12:10
Panel discussion: The future of polyolefins – Focus on Asia
  • How will US PE exports shape the future of the global polyolefins market?
  • Can Asia remain competitive in the global market with increasing production elsewhere?
  • What role will the growing markets of Vietnam and Myanmar play in the Asian polyolefins sector?
12:50
Chairman’s closing remarks
13:00
Lunch and end of conference
Speakers 
Testimonials
Useful and informative meeting.
Saowanee Preechanaruechikul, Sales Manager, Ampacet (Thailand) Co.
 Very useful due to diverse topics chosen.
Alia Salleh, Analyst, Permodalan Nasional Berhad
 Wonderful insights and good perspective across the whole chain from producers to end users.
Irving Goh, Worldwide Polypropylene Business Planner, Chevron Phillips Chemical Asia Pte Ltd
 Very well covered from upstream to downstream.
Goon Yin Wong, Managing Director, FOOK HUAT PLASTIC INDUSTRIES M SDN BHD
 Informative conference that covers a broad based topic on the Polyolefin market.
Charlotte Lee Wei Wei, Technical Sales Executive, The Polyolefin Company(S) Pte Ltd
 Give the update information of Polymer market now.
Jaywaine Baridwan Aruan, Assisant Olefin Domestic, PT Pertamina (Persero)
 Insightful and well rounded conference.
Vincent Hwee, Business Executive, Sumitomo Corporation Asia and Oceania Private Limited
 Insightful and thought provoking.
Cong Jing Ng, Technical Sales Executive, The Polyolefin Company(S) Pte Ltd
 Very resourceful and information through a network of experienced professionals in the Polyolefin industry.
Md Ziaul Haque, Director of Sales and Marketing, A N Woven Bulk Bag Ind Ltd
 Great for networking opportunity.  Useful introduction of hedging segment and GSK on consumer insights.
Terence Wong, Market Intelligence Manager, Borouge Pte Ltd
 A very informative conference event.  It has expanded my horizons immensely.
Yeo Hong Chia, Senior Business Executive, Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Pte Ltd

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