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

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


Fatty Acids - What will the next few years look like?

  • European markets vs the rest of the world 
  • Uses for fatty acids- have we seen a shift 
  • Supply and demand patterns - is the market predicting radical changes? 

Logistical challenges in transporting oleochemicals


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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