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Managing global market flux - Will changing capacity impact supply concerns?

The 6th ICIS World Polyolefins Conference will address the crucial questions asked by polyolefin producers, buyers and logistics providers, and explore how best to manage global fluctuations in capacity, economics and the market. With over 30 force majeures occurring so far in 2016, has the polyolefins industry been able to properly recover since the crash of spring 2015? With vast volumes of North American material due to be exported in 2017, and with China’s huge production potential - will changing capacity impact supply concerns in Europe? Will shifting trade agreements and legislations in Iran, the UK, and in the form of REACH alter the global exchange of goods? What opportunities for investment are there across the world? Finally, in light of the circular economy, how will changing polymer use impact on upstream dynamics and ultimately affect supply and demand globally?

The 6th ICIS World Polyolefins Conference and the Polymer Procurement Forum to hear in depth analyses of all of these issues and more!

 
 
Agenda

Managing global market flux - Will changing capacity impact supply concerns?

Conference Day 1: Wednesday 26 April

8:00
Registration and refreshments
8:50
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
9:00
Security of supply vs. increased imports: How to balance?
  • An update on European stability: Force majeures in 2016
  • 2017 polyolefin streams and what it means for converters
  • How will supply affect current competition in the market?
  • Major polyolefin players: How could USA, China and the Middle East affect Europe?
 
Christian Mayr, Head of Corporate Purchasing, Alpla-Werke Alwin Lehner
9:40
The polyolefin market in Europe and beyond
  • Reviewing polyolefin pricing drivers and trends  
  • How far does currency affect polyolefin trade?
  • PP vs. PE – why the price differential?
  • How does the industry allow for polyolefin profitability?
 
Linda Naylor, Senior Editor, ICIS
10:20
Refreshment break and networking
10:50
European polyolefin market in the spotlight: A producer outlook
  • Fundamentals of olefin and polyolefin dynamics 2020 in Europe
  • Future dynamics PE and PP polymers and applications
  • Threats and how to mitigate 
  • New opportunities - Europe as power house for innovation and sustainability
Anton Wolfsberger, Marketing Manager Energy and Infrastructure, Borealis
11:30
Industry perspective: Economic factors, olefins and capacities
  • How global economics has affected olefins
  • Ethylene & propylene: What is changing?
Rob Ingram, Business Director, INEOS O&P North
12:10
The North American Polyolefin Industry
Sanjay Moolji, Global Director - Business Development, Tricon Energy
12:50
Lunch and networking
13:50
Trading with Iran: Potential for the future
  • Trade legislation overview and political update
  • How well is the country placed for involvement in the global polyolefins industry?
  • The Iranian market outlook and aims for expansion
Kambiz Mirkarimi, Commercial & Executive Director, JAM POLYPROPYLENE COMPANY
14:30
Global polyolefin trade: A Middle Eastern perspective
  • Areas of investment: How are major producing regions planning to proceed?
  • What are the import and export costs for the Middle East?
  • Will China or North America compete with Middle Eastern polyolefin supply?
 
15:10
Refreshment break and networking
15:40
The new China: What it means for polyolefins
  • The slowdown in economic growth and the impact on PE and PP
  • CTO, PDH and naphtha profitability versus social value
  • Scenarios for local capacity and demand growth
  • The pivotal role of the One Belt, One Road in capacity and demand growth
 
John Richardson, Senior Consultant, Asia, ICIS
16:20
Panel discussion: Is polyolefin trade experiencing globalization or localization?
  • The challenges of sourcing globally: Trade barriers and regulations
  • Update on Brexit and EU member states
  • Are internal requirements causing European countries to become more isolated?
  • Will polyolefin trade benefit or suffer from upcoming legislation?
 
Ruya Bayegan, CEO, Bayegan
17:00
Chairman’s closing remarks
17:10
End of conference day one

Conference Day 2: Thursday 27 April

8:50
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
9:00
Interpolymer competition and substitution: Demand downstream
  • PS, PP, PA, PVC, PET and HDPE: Which polymers compete?
  • How do margins affect polymer choice?
  • Is quality or price more important for the consumer?
 
9:40
The international influence of Asian polyolefins
  • Imports and exports from Asia – what are the key regions of trade?
  • ASEAN supply and demand dynamics: Which are the areas of growth?
  • What are the barriers to investment in Vietnam and Indonesia? 
10:20
Refreshment break and networking
10:50
What will prevail, consumer demand or environmental needs?
  • Key impacts on plastics: Microbeads, polyethylene bags and multi-layer packaging
  • How important is the cost of post-consumer waste recycling for the polyolefins industry?
  • Should we be minimising food waste with increased shelf life and barrier materials, or increasing the recyclability of plastics?
  • Diverting from landfills: Getting use from waste
 
Barry Turner, Director and CEO , Packaging and Films Association
Matt Baldock, Founder & MD, VOW PACKAGING PARTNERS
Mohammad Ali Vadikheil, CEO, Phoenix Vision Consultant Group
11:30
Turkish polyolefins: Where is the market headed?
  • Turkish production: The entire value chain
  • Consumer demand trends: Where are the areas of growth?
  • Turkish polymer trade: Europe, Iran and beyond
 
Ruya Bayegan, CEO, Bayegan
12:10
Chairman’s closing remarks
12:20
Lunch and end of conference
Speakers
Testimonials
 Informative, well organised, networking platform.
Senior Expert, SIBUR LLC
Interesting overview of the global PO market.
Procurement Director, Manucor
Comprehensive world view across value chain, well crafted in such a beautiful atmosphere.
Chief Manager & Head PR Business, Indian Oil Corp Ltd
 Great assortment of market stakeholders. 
Senior Research Analyst, Beroe
 Relevant topics and useful information.  
Global Procurement Manager, Fibervisions

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