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Day 1 - Tuesday 19 June 2012

8:00

Registration and refreshments

9:00

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks

John Keeley, Chief Executive Officer, INTERNATIONAL e-CHEM
9:15

Global economic outlook

William Adams, Senior International Economist, THE PNC FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP
10:00

A review of the feedstocks markets for phenol and acetone

  • The drivers and outlook for benzene and propylene
Kieran Cosgrove, Senior Consultant, Olefins & Database Manager, PARPINELLI TECNON
10:45

Refreshment break

11:15

The European epoxy resin market

  • Key drivers and an outlook for the future
Nigel Seymour, Vice President, Base Epoxy Resins and Intermediates, MOMENTIVE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS BV
12:00

Panel discussion

  • Key challenges facing the industry

Currently confirmed:

Georg Buellesbach, General Manager, 1st Basic Chemicals Division, Mitsui & Co, Deutschland
Ron Coyle, Commercial Director, INEOS PHENOL
Fernando Irissari, Senior Vice President Commercial, CEPSA QUIMICA, S.A.
Thomas Nitsche, Director Phenol & Acetone Procurement, BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE AG
13:00

Lunch

14:15

An overview and outlook for the cumene market

  • How will the cumene feedstock situation affect the phenol-acetone market in the near future?
Stewart Hardy, Global Manager - Petrochemical Market Dynamics, NEXANT
15:00

The phenol-acetone market in the US

  • Major players and capacities
  • Trade flows to and from the US
  • Market outlook
John Dietrich, Markets Editor, ICIS
15:45

Refreshment break

16:15

Bio-based Acetone - the Economics of ABE Co-Production

  • Commercial status of biobutanol/bio-acetone
  • Future supply scenarios of renewable chemicals
  • Long term impact of biofuels on bio-acetone
Timothy G Staub, Vice President - Business Development, GREEN BIOLOGICS LTD
17:00

The Way of the Dragon – China’s impact on petrochemical supply and demand dynamics

Larry Tan, Vice President - Business Development & Consulting, ICIS CONSULTING
17:45

Chairman’s closing remarks and end of day one

20:00

Evening reception at the Bernabéu stadium

Hosted by CEPSA QUIMICA

Day 2 - Wednesday 20 June 2012

9:20

Chairman’s opening remarks

John Keeley, Chief Executive Officer, INTERNATIONAL e-CHEM
9:30

A perspective on the chemical industry

Fernando Iturrieta, CEO, CEPSA QUÍMICA, S.A.
10:00

The phenol-acetone market in India and prospects for the future

Debashish Nandi, Vice President, Chemicals Business, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
10:45

Refreshment break

11:15

Riding the Shale Gas wave

  • Shale gas as a game changer
  • Impact on the chemical industry
  • Is there a future in Europe?
Peter Wood, Petroleum Engineer, Office of the Chief Economist, THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY
12:00

Developments in the Asian phenol-acetone and downstream markets

Liu Xin, Senior Editor, Manager, ICIS ASIA
12:45

Chairman’s closing remarks

 

13:00

Lunch and end of conference


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