The 12th ICIS World Olefins Conference :: Agenda The 12th ICIS World Olefins Conference :: Agenda

Wednesday 8 March 2017

8:00

Registration and refreshments

9:00

Welcome and chair’s opening remarks

David Hughes, Senior Vice President , INTERNATIONAL eCHEM
9:10

Understanding the global context of Olefin production: Assessing regional competitiveness and opportunities

  • Exploring the macro economic trends driving olefin production changes
  • Examining where new investment is coming from: Emerging pipelines and regional projects
  • How should Europe respond to increased supply overseas? Ensuring agility, enhancing cracker flexibility and preparing for further plant integration
  • Where will the markets for Olefins be in the next 5 years?
Jaap Kalkman, Partner, ARTHUR D. LITTLE
9:50

Optimising feedstock selection: A global overview

  • Naphtha v ethane cracking: Examining what US’s oversupply of ethane means for Europe and Naphtha plants? Should Europe look to change to ethane?
  • Forecasting feedstock supply: Which countries will be coming out on top and how will feedstock changes affect the market place?
Richard Roudeix, Olefins Europe & President France, LYONDELLBASELL
10:30

Examining how US exports impact on olefins landscape and the domestic market

  • Gauging developments in the cracker plants: Identifying the status of new plants, PDH plans and the landscape for the next 12 month
  • Analysing US Olefin economics: How does the development of a long market compete with European olefins
  • Understanding downstream demand for US supply
  • Forecasting the resulting displacement of global olefin trade flows: Assessing how ethylene will be shifted and tapped out of the US 
Aline Ingram, Senior Consultant, Energy and Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
11:10

Morning refreshments

11:40

Iranian olefins market: Projections for the industry and impact on supply and demand globally

  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by the new players in the olefins market
  • Assessing the competition: How quickly can Iran build capacity and export?
  • Opportunities for international stakeholders: Who are the partners that Iranian companies are looking to work with?
  • Evaluating the impact of a further potential increase of ethylene supply on the European market
Naeimeh Bahri Laleh, Professor of Polymer Engineering, Iran Petrochemical and Polymer Institute
12:20

Is Asia on its way to self-sufficiency?

  • Exploring the Asian olefin market landscape, supply and demand: Who are the new key players? Where are the investments and where is the growth?
  • Appraising how China’s reduced olefin demand impacts the global olefin and petrochemical industry
  • Examining China’s exotic projects: What is the outlook for these plants in the rising crude environment?
Rizal Repin, Head of Olefins Asia, Integra
13:00

Networking lunch

14:00

PANEL DISCUSSION: Assessing the potential impact of BREXIT on the European Petrochemicals industry

  • How will BREXIT impact the petrochemical industry?
  • What is the likelihood of a barrier to trading that will disadvantage the UK?
  • How will BREXIT affect freedom of movement and business?
  • What might the impact be on regulations and standards both importing and exporting outside of the UK?
Jaap Kalkman, Partner, ARTHUR D. LITTLE
Stephen Bowers, Global Projects - Advanced Intermediates & Performance Intermediates, EVONIK INDUSTRIES
Aline Ingram, Senior Consultant, Energy and Chemicals Advisory, Nexant
14:40

Understanding changes to the propylene market: Assessing profit viability, capacity and demand

  • Forecasting planned capacity for propylene globally over the next 2 years
  • Analysing global propylene demand mid to long term and how demand is changing in Asia
  • Appraising how potential increases in ethane cracking affect propylene production
  • Assessing the global outlook for propylene derivatives for Europe and rest of the world
15:20

Afternoon refreshments

16:00

Butadiene: An overview of supply and cracker operations

  • Production outlook scenarios for light olefins and butadiene over the next two years
  • Driving global growth: Determining where to expect demand
  • Understanding the market dynamics of butadiene end use: Where is butadiene moving and who is currently investing in production?
  • Determining the value of C4 products needed to ensure naphtha cracking remains competitive
Stefano Soccol, Vice President, Business Unit Intermediates, VERSALIS
16:40

Examining ethylene supply and demand: A global outlook for polyethylene and other major derivatives

  • Understanding the drivers for ethylene supply and demand in Europe and globally
  • Analysing how cracker capacity will be affected by demand
  • How much ethylene is likely to be exported into Europe?
  • Assessing the global outlook for ethylene derivatives
Fabrizio Galiè, Senior Consultant, ICIS CONSULTING
17:20

Outlining how the shipping and trading industry is changing in response to the shift in global trade dynamics

  • Assessing the import/export flows of the most significant geographic regions
  • Examining fleet growth: Current and anticipated vessels to be delivered through 2018
  • Forecasting changes to freight rates
  • Outlook for new terminals being built to cater to the projections for overcapacity in the industry
Bernard Bekaert, Chairman and CEO, C4U TRADE
18:00

Chair's closing remarks

18:10

End of conference


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