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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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Conference Day 1: Tuesday 22 November

Registration and Refreshments
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Chow Bee Lin, Head of Asia Markets, ICIS
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
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
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.

Refreshment break and networking
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?
Kongsak Dokbua, Vice President, Plastics Market Intelligence Department, Plastics Institute of Thailand
Is Indonesia reaching its full polymer potential?
  • PE and PP supply and demand dynamics in Indonesia 
  • Why isn’t domestic demand meeting the levels it could?
  • Could excess PP from China be used to supply Indonesia
Budi Sadiman, Business Development Director, INAPLAS
Lunch and networking
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
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, Senior Consultant, Asia, ICIS
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?
Refreshment break and networking
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 Consultant, JAM POLYPROPYLENE COMPANY
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?
Lane Kelley, Senior Editor , ICIS
Laurence Jones, Vice President Packaging, Borouge
Mark Saurin, Commercial Vice President, Packaging & Speciality Plastics, Dow
Analysing the opportunities in Vietnam
  •  Examining the Vietnamese economy and demand for polymers
  • Defining the polyolefins potential of Vietnam
  • Where are the challenges and opportunities?
Dinh Ngoc Tan, Regional Director for Asia Pacific Market, Opec Plastics
Close of conference day one

Conference Day 2: Wednesday 23 November

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Chow Bee Lin, Head of Asia Markets, ICIS
Supply and demand in India – A key polyolefin growth region
  • Coal emerging as an alternative feedstock to natural gas
  • Defining the potential of Indian import and export markets for polyolefins
  • Examining inter-regional trade dynamics in Asia 
Jasbir Singh Saini, Executive Director, GAIL India
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
Refreshment break and networking
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
Lane Kelley, Senior Editor , ICIS
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
Chairman’s closing remarks
Lunch and end of conference
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.
 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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