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Discovering new market opportunities in light of recovering global demand

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The 6th ICIS European Butadiene and Derivatives Conference will address crucial questions asked by butadiene producers, buyers, end-users and traders, and explore new market opportunities in light of a recovering global demand. Join the conference in Munich on the 13 -14 September 2017, to network with key players from the entire value chain from Europe and beyond.

With ever-changing derivative demand trends, which outlets look most promising going forwards? How will increased switching between the cracker feedstocks affect crude C4 and butadiene? Is rising demand in Asia sustainable? How does natural rubber affect the market? Attend the butadiene industry’s most comprehensive value chain event to hear in depth analyses of all of these issues and more.

New for 2017:

  • Join us at the brand new location of Munich, Germany, to mingle with your fellow peers in a fresh setting
  • New global angle: Focus sessions on Europe, China, Asia, India and Iran
  • Even more derivative trends - Rubbers, latices, ABS and polyamides

 

Agenda

'Discovering new market opportunities in light of recovering global demand'

Conference Day 1: Wednesday 13 September

8:15
Registration and refreshments
8:50
Welcome and chair’s opening remarks
Vincent Bordereau, Purchasing Head - Raw Materials - Polyamide & Intermediates GBU, SOLVAY
9:00
Macroeconomics and crude oil: An improving dynamic for the future?
  • Current socioeconomic factors affecting the petrochemicals industry
  • Has crude oil price recovery had an impact downstream?
  • Drivers of change: Emerging markets and shifting from West to East
Jason Miner, Senior Global Chemicals Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
9:40
Butadiene industry breakdown: Exploring capacities, demand and trade flows
  • Worldwide production of butadiene: Where is supply tight?
  • Comparing butadiene consumption in Europe and the world – is demand growing?
  • Pricing and trade: Will Asia’s arbitrage window open?
David Hughes, CEO, INTERNATIONAL eCHEM
10:20
Refreshment break and networking
10:50
Spotlight on India: A rising global player
  • Butadiene, & C4 outlook: Capacities now and future
  • Key market drivers and supply/demand balances
  • Butadiene sufficiency: Impact on India
Dr B V Venugopal, Leader Olefins Platform, SABIC
11:30
Asia insight: Upstream economics and butadiene landscape
  • Asia supply and demand balance
  • Asia economics of on-purpose production
  • China on-purpose production: Operating rates
  • What are the prospects for demand in Asia?
Rhian O’Connor , Senior Analyst, Consulting and Analytics, ICIS
12:10
Advanced technology for on-purpose butadiene production
  • Technology with remarkably higher performance & reduced environmental footprint
  • Various feedstock options & combinations
  • Attractive alternative in a market with tight supply and volatile butadiene prices
Dirk Burghardt, Director, Licensing and Technology Sales Petrochemistry, Air Liquide
12:50
Lunch and networking
13:50
The SBR market in Europe: From a producer perspective
  • Domestic demand: Trends in European SBR consumption
  • Exporting SBR: Impacts for European market strength
  • High performance tyres: Where is the opportunity for SBR?
Samer Al Jabi, Global Business Director Synthetic Rubber, Trinseo
14:30
ABS at a glance: How will global demand affect the butadiene industry?
  • Assessing supply and demand balance globally
  • Comparing trends for ABS: Asia vs. Europe
  • How far will ABS drive butadiene demand in future? 
Dr Eike Jahnke, Head of Product Management, Standard ABS, EMEA, INEOS Styrolution
15:10
Refreshment break and networking
15:40
Supply outlook for plasticizers in Europe
  • Legislation drive away from aromatic extracts
  • Alternatives to aromatic extracts
  • The impact of base oil industry restructuring on future supply outlook
Valentina Serra-Holm, Marketing and Technology Director Naphthenics, Nynas
16:20
Global Elastomer Outlook and Impact of Middle East
  • Market Dynamics: impact of mega trends
  • Profitability Performance: where is the value grab?
  • Development in the Middle East 
Xuesong Peng, Senior Consultant, Nexant
17:00
Chairman's closing remarks
17:10
End of day one

Conference Day 2: Thursday 14 September

8:50
Welcome and chair’s opening remarks
Vincent Bordereau, Purchasing Head - Raw Materials - Polyamide & Intermediates GBU, SOLVAY
9:00
Analysing SB latex trends: An outlook on the European market
  • A review of consumption/supply in Europe
  • Key drivers of price in the SB latex industry
  • Impact of natural latex on the synthetic market
Nikola Matic, Director, Chemicals & Materials, Kline & Company
9:40
Expanding US butadiene: Closing the demand gap?
  • Lengthening availability
  • New crackers & expansion projects
  • Global influences on US BD
  • Hurricane Harvey impact on the US market
Jessie Waldheim, Markets Reporter, Americas, ICIS
10:20
Refreshment break and networking
10:50
Panel discussion: Butadiene consumption in Asia – What are the drivers, demand and opportunities?
  • How do population and economic growth affect the Asian butadiene market?
  • How have consumer industries affected demand for butadiene derivatives?
  • What can we expect from the future and what is the global impact?
Nikola Matic, Director, Chemicals & Materials, Kline & Company
Jason Miner, Senior Global Chemicals Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence
Dr B V Venugopal, Leader Olefins Platform, SABIC
David Hughes, CEO, INTERNATIONAL eCHEM
11:30
Natural rubber: Short- and long-term impacts on SBR
  • Price evolution of NR and short/medium/long-term supply/demand outlook
  • Relationship between SBR and NR: Which leads and which follows?
  • Substitution analysis: Demand for natural rubber vs. SBR in the tyre industry
  • Southeast Asia: Will SBR production ever replace cultivation?
John Heath, Director, RCMA Europe BV
12:10
Chair's closing remarks
12:20
Lunch and end of conference
Speakers

We are currently finalising our speaker line up, keep checking back to see who are new confirmed speakers are. 

Testimonials
 A perfect connection with butadiene tendancy (actuality, trends, challenges...)
Project Manager, IFPEN
 Perfect opportunity to exchange views on the market and its driving forces with key stakeholders
Global Key Account Manager, Goodpack
 Helped me to make future plans and strategies
Propreitor, Create International
 Productive and a good opportunity to meet industry members 
Associate Commercial Director, Dow Chemical

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