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The 2017 edition of the ICIS PET Value Chain took place from 7 - 8 March at The Kempinski Hotel Bristol in Berlin, Germany. Over 90 delegates were in attaendance representing the entire value chain. 28 speakers across the two day conference and R-PET forum shared invaluable insights and presented key infomation on the indusry, to make sure you dont miss out on all of this in 2018 register your interest now. 


Conference Day 1: Tuesday 7 March

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Stephen Short, Director, Business & Commercial Development and Former Chairman, Indorama and CPME
Macroeconomic outlook and the political landscape of PET
  • Analysing the influence of global macroeconomic trends on the sector
  • The Great Reckoning for the failure of stimulus policies begins – Brexit, Trump and the rise of Populism in the euro area
  • The end of globalisation and the rise of protectionism
  • Opportunities for the PET market from adopting the sustainability and circular economy agendas
Paul Hodges, Chairman, INTERNATIONAL eCHEM
Supply and demand dynamics: Aromatic feedstocks for PET
  • Drivers of crude oil price and projecting downstream effects
  • PX and PTA market analysis
  • Do global aromatic feedstocks for PET prices align to the European market?
Rob Peacock, Consultant, ICIS
Refreshment break and networking
Understanding the global PET market and its impact on Europe
  • Worldwide trade flows for PET: Which continents are exchanging goods?
  • Exploring major new capacities and forecasting their impact
  • Worldwide production and areas of potential demand growth
  • Global and regional supply and demand: The next 5-10 years
Ciarán Healy, Analyst, ICIS
Anti-dumping/anti-subsidy/duties on PET: A recurrent phenomena
  • Anti-dumping and anti-subsidy mechanism in the EU
  • Recent developments in EU Antidumping and its relation with WTO
  • Overview of ADP and AS duties on imports of PET and other plastics
Claudia Orozco, International Trade Law Consultant, Trade Law Advice
Delegate lunch and networking

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Trading with Turkey: An emerging industry hotspot
  • Update on Turkey’s political and economic situation
  • Changes in Turkish production and trade flows for PTA, MEG and PET
  • Challenges and opportunities for European business trading with Turkey
  • Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt: A summary of their importance for PET in light of trade challenges
Ahmet Bilgili, Logistics and Purchasing Director, KÖKSAN
The sway of China: A global economic force
  • Can China influence the entire value chain? (MEG, PTA, PX and PET resin)
  • Domestic industry growth and the impact on global pricing
  • How will overcapacities affect European PET?
Hazel Goh, Market Editor - Asia & ME PET, Asia R-PET, Asia PE Pipe-grade, ICIS
Refreshment break and networking
The volatility of PET
Marco Piscitelli, CEO and Founder, International Gate SA
Panel discussion: How do competing end-use industries affect PET demand?
  • Summary of global industry outlooks and inter-polymer competition
  • Which shifts in application will affect the value chain upstream?
  • How are the major polyester industries taking advantage of global connectivity?
Heinz Meierkord, CEO, ADVANSA
Fernando Castro, Operations Director, CAIBA
Cor Waringa, Senior Global Lead Packaging Materials, Heineken
Chairman’s closing remarks
End of day one

Conference Day 2: Wednesday 8 March

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
Francesco Zanchi, CEO and Owner, GSI Global International
Sustainability in the packaging sector
  • The demands for beer packaging
  • The challenges of recyclability
  • The increase in recycled content
Cor Waringa, Senior Global Lead Packaging Materials, Heineken
Practising sustainable business growth: An industry perspective
  • How can companies fit a sustainable product/service into their model?
  • Which opportunities for economic growth become available?
  • Not just recycling: How sustainability can benefit the entire value chain.
Joop Groen, Senior Manager New Business Development, TNO
Refreshment break and networking
Panel discussion: Are 100% bio-based plastics on the rise?
  • Which companies are involved and what are their goals?
  • What are the trends in consumer demand?
  • The impact of consumer dynamics on upstream materials
  • Weighing the future use of PET, R-PET and bioplastics (PEF/PTF)
Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs , European Bioplastics
Lirys Crawford, Channel Marketing Manager of Biomaterials, DuPont
Joop Groen, Senior Manager New Business Development, TNO
Stephan Roest, Market Development Manager, Corbion
Quality marking and visibility in PET packaging
  • RAL Quality Assurance: Aiming towards a more visible future
  • How PET quality can affect the entire value chain
  • Trends and implications for the beverage industry
  • Importance of quality in the circular economy 
Andreas Normann, President, RAL Quality Assurance Association
Chairman’s closing remarks
Lunch and end of conference
R-PET Forum

The R-PET Forum will take place at the end of day 2, Wednesday 8 March.

The R-PET Forum will examine: 

The standing of R-PET in a competitive market

Tackling recyclability in a consumer-driven industry

The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics 

Bottle collection schemes: A closed-loop initiative 


This conference has been an outstanding opportunity to: i) Have access to valuable information and new interesting topics, ii) Network and meeting with partners
GSI Global International

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