The 11th ICIS World Oleochemicals Conference :: Agenda The 11th ICIS World Oleochemicals Conference :: Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday 24 October 2017


Registration and Refreshments


Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks

Norman Ellard, Managing Director Asia, IP SPECIALITIES ASIA

Overview of the global oleochemicals market landscape in 2017

  • Looking at the oleochemicals industry in 2017 – current supply and demand trends, production etc.
  • Challenges and opportunities of operating in a market of relatively balanced supply and demand
  • Regional outlooks – Asia, US, Latin America and Europe
  • Looking ahead, what will the market look like 5 years from now?
Dr Caroline Midgley , Director of Bio-based Chemicals Research, LMC INTERNATIONAL

Are palm Oleochemicals driving the competitiveness of Bio-based Chemicals Industries?

Dr. Zainab Idris, Malaysian Palm Oil Board

Refreshment break and networking


Biodiesel and oleochemicals – an ongoing competition?

  • How much is the biodiesel industry influencing demands on palm oil/rapeseed and soy globally?
  • What effect will the growing trend of Asia towards palm oil used in biodiesel have on the oleochemicals industry?
  • Anti-dumping regulation and the effect this will have on both Latin America and Europe biodiesel production
  • The role of tallow in the production of biodiesel in Europe and the US.
Melissa Bartlett, Senior Editor, Manager, ICIS
Samantha Wright, Markets Reporter , ICIS

The role of the end-user in the supply chain – What influence do they hold on the oleochemicals market?

  • How influential are end-user market demands on the overall oleochemicals industry?
  • What are they looking for from a demand side
  • What are consumers looking for in their products?
  • Is the oleochemicals market becoming greener and how much have customers affected this shift?
Miquel Osset, R&D Director, BLUESUN

Lunch and networking


Global glycerine market: How sustainable is the current situation?

  • Looking at supply and demand trends in Latin America, Asia and Europe
  • Developments in the global biodiesel industry and the effects on glycerine production
  • The challenge of balancing supply and demand- how are companies coping with this? 
Roberto Echeverria, Business Development Manager, Product Manager Glycerine, CREMER

Spotlight on India – Changes to its domestic market and the implications for the future

  • Implications of a growing Indian market on the rest of the region? 
  • Looking at Indian capacity – Is the market oversupplied? Is overcapacity a concern?
  • What is expected to happen in the Indian market going forward?
Ramesh Doraiswami, Managing Director, VVF ltd

Refreshment break and networking


Logistical challenges in transporting oleochemicals

Stephan Marusczyk, Business Unit Manager , TRANS OCEAN BULK LOGISTICS

Chair's Closing remarks


Close of conference day one

Day 2 - Wednesday 25 October 2017


Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks

Chris Sayner, VP Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, CRODA

Looking towards a more sustainable future: Is the industry prepared to take the necessary steps in the right direction?

  • The role of the RSPO in ensuring market transformation to sustainable palm. How efficient is it proving?
  • What are companies doing to commit to this goal? 
  • Are companies as prepared as they appear to tackle these issues?
  • When you can’t replace everything – How can you make the market more sustainable?
Chris Sayner, VP Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability, CRODA

Advantage synthetics - how synthetic alcohols and acids are gaining market share

  • Synthetic routes to alcohols and acids
  • Linear vs. branched alcohols and acids 
  • Economics of synthetics vs. oleochemicals
  • Advantages of synthetic alcohols and acids in different application areas
Dr. Jens Kubitschke, Application & New Business Development Manager, OXEA

Refreshment break and networking


Fatty alcohol market and its role in the global oleochemicals market

  • The fatty alcohol market is predicted to continue to grow steadily over the next few years but what will be driving the demand?
  • Supply and demand predictions – What role will developing regions play growing this market?
  • Looking at the role of synthetic fatty alcohols and its implications in the global fatty alcohols industry
  • Are synthetic alcohols the growing market it once was? What is causing these changes?
Norman Ellard, Managing Director Asia, IP SPECIALITIES ASIA

Oleochemical Derivatives - Opportunities for Downstream Integration

  • Why are companies moving downstream? 
  • Fatty Acid Chemistry Roadmap- An Overview
  • Non-Ionic Surfactants and Safe EO Handling 
  • Amines: High Value Derivatives 
  • New Developments in Continuous Processing 
Thomas Blocher, Business Manager – Reaction Technology, BUSS CHEMTECH

Chairman’s closing remarks


Lunch and end of conference

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