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Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017

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Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017 is an annual event for petrochemical market movers and industry experts from all over Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to meet and collaborate. The event is designed to merge all Asia’s key petrochemical events into three days of compact yet astute educational experiences, energetic discussions and robust business networking. Conference deliberations include new project developments, futures, domestic trading and the influence of feedstock prices.

Register today and join all participants from the industry. Active business discussions are guaranteed!

Highlights and confirmed speakers

Day one: MTBE and methanol conference

  • Surging MTO capacity: Will there be enough methanol?
  • Asian gasoline demand and specification changes impact on MTBE markets
  • New methanol and MTBE investment challenges and opportunities

Confirmed speakers:

  • Li Kai Wai, General Manager - Sales, Shangdong Dongming
  • Becky Zhang, Petrochemical Analyst, Argus
  • Dave McCaskill, Vice President Methanol & Derivative Services, Argus
  • Dom LaVigne, Director of Government & Public Affairs, Methanol Institute
  • Hu Qing, Lead Analyst, Drewry
  • Reza Ebadzadeh, CEO, SPI International
  • Roel Salazaar, Methanol & Derivatives Consultant, Argus
  • Clarence Woo, Executive Director, Asian Clean Fuels Association
  • Yeo Yukin, Vice-President Consulting, Argus

Day two: Petrochemical training

  • Petrochemical fundamentals: Value chain, jargon, chemical compounds and hydrocarbons
  • Influence of feedstock on chemical production and interaction of petrochemicals with oil, gas and energy
  • Price dynamics: Exploring factors affecting petrochemical price trends and forecasts
  • Regional trade patterns, supply, demand and refinery methods

Trainers:

  • Paco Rangel, Vice-President, Aromatics, Argus
  • Anu Agarwal, Vice -President Petrochemicals, Argus
  • Becky Zhang, Petrochemical Analyst, Argus

Day three: Aromatics conference

  • PX Margins: How long and how much will PTA demand hold up?
  • China is heading to be the world’s largest importer of benzene: How will trade flows change?
  • Styrene: New capacity developments and the impact on margins

Confirmed speakers:

  • Wang Song, Chief Analyst, Wanhua Chemical
  • Makarand Dixit, Head of Marketing, OPAL
  • Paco Rangel, Vice President, Aromatics, Argus
  • Roger Van Baal, Executive Director, Integra
  • Dora Zhu, General Manager, Grand Resources
  • Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President, Covestro
  • Bohan Loh, Petrochemical Markets Editor, Argus
  • B.C Shou, General Manager, Rongsheng Petrochemicals

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Reasons to attend

Three events in one: The event explores latest market movements in the MTBE, methanol and aromatics markets. It also features a training course on 16 August.

Bigger means more networking: As a three-in-one event, expect to meet a larger group of industry professionals from various fields of the petrochemical sector.

Getting ready for ever changing markets: Hear the latest developments in product flows and new projects coming on stream in the Middle East and China.

Participating companies include

ACFA, ADNOC, Afco Energy, Amjey Chem Trade, BK Sales, Covestro ( BASF), Crescent Organics, Drewry, ExxonMobil, Formosa, Huntsman, Integra, JXTG, Kempar Energy, LG Chem, LG MMA, Lotte Chemical Corporation, Lyondell Greater China Holdings, Marubeni Corporation, Methanol Institute, Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore, Petronas Chemicals Marketing (Labuan), Rayong Olefins, Reliance Industries Limited Company, Rongsheng International Petrochemical Co., Shangdong Dongming, Shell Eastern Petroleum, SIBUR, Sipchem, SK Global Chemical, SPI International, Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Sumitomo Corporation, TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., Vopak Terminals Singapore, Wanhua Chemicals, Zagros, Zhejiang Grand

Argus DeWitt Aromatics Forum 2016 - Website Images





The MTBE and methanol segment at the Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017 will be held on 15 August 2017. The event is bookable separately and as a package. Click the link below to learn more. 

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08:40 - 09:10
Registration and coffee
09:10 - 09:20
Chairman’s welcome remarks

Methanol - capacity, trade and new ventures

09:20 - 09:50  Evolution and growth forecast for MTO
 
Becky Zhang, Petrochemical Analyst, Argus
09:50 - 10:20
Global updates and US projects

Dave McCaskill, Vice President Methanol & Derivative Services, Argus
10:20 - 10:30
Questions and answers
10:30 - 11:00
Networking refreshments
11:00 - 11:30  Methanol futures and shipping in China

Hu Qing, Lead Analyst, Drewry
11:30 - 12:00
Iranian methanol: Challenges and opportunities 

Reza Ebadzadeh, CEO, SPI International
12:00 - 12:10
Questions and answers
12:10 - 14:00
Networking lunch

 MTBE: A study of global developments and market trends

 14:00 - 14:30
Global MTBE update: A look at the increasing price environment

Roel Salazaar,
Methanol & Derivatives Consultant, Argus
 14:30 - 15:00
Clean fuels and impact on MTBE

Clarence Woo, Executive Director, Asian Clean Fuels Association
 15:00 - 15:30
Study of Asian blending and mandates

Yeo Yukin, Vice-President Consulting, Argus
 15:30 - 15:40
Questions and answers
 15:40 - 16:10
Networking refreshments
 16:10 - 16:40
Chinese MTBE supplies and gasoline market

Li Kai Wei, General Manager - Sales, Shangdong Dongming
 16:40 - 17:10
Panel discussion: MTBE and competitive oxygenates
 17:10 - 17:20
Questions and answers
 17:20 - 17:30
Chairman’s remarks and end of conference
 17:30 - 19:30
Cocktail reception



The petrochemicals training segment will be held on 16 August 2017. The event is separately bookable. Click the link below for more information

Topics:

Introduction: Capturing trainee expectations and objectives


Morning session: Petrochemical basics and energy pricing

  • Global energy markets – changes in crude, natural gas, coal, LPG and condensates and the impact on chemical production in global market
  • Introduction to petrochemical value chain
  • Changing feedstock slates and the impact on chemical markets

Afternoon session: Olefins and aromatics deep dive

  • Olefins: ethylene, propylene and butadiene
  • Basic chemistry and importance of aromatics – benzene, toluene and xylenes
  • Gasoline markets, blend values and impact on aromatics production and pricing
  • Aromatics pricing fundamentals
  • Benzene and derivatives
  • Styrene market overview
  • Paraxylene and downstream market overview
  • Global aromatics trade flows
  • Intermediates, derivatives and end markets/industries
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2017 expert trainers

Anu Agarwal, VP, Chemicals - Asia & Mideast Gulf, Argus DeWitt
Paco Rangel Argus
Anu Agarwal
Vice President, Petrochemicals
Asia
Argus

Paco Rangel
Vice President,
Aromatics
Argus


The aromatics conference will be held on 17 August 2017. The event is bookable separately and as a package. Click the link below to make a booking.

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 08:40 - 09:10
Registration and coffee
 09:10 - 09:20
Chairman’s welcome remarks
 
 Anu Agarwal, Senior Vice -President, Argus

Exploring benzene 

 09:20 - 09:50
How soon will China become the world’s biggest benzene buyer?
 
TBC, Wanhua
 09:50 - 10:20
India emerging as a bigger exporter: What’s the story?
 
Makarand Dixit, Head of Marketing, OPAL
 10:20 - 10:30
Questions and answers
 10:30 - 11:00
Networking refreshments
 11:00 - 11:30
An overview and outlook for global benzene trade

Paco Rangel, Vice President, Aromatics, Argus
 11:30 - 12:00

Middle East benzene: Supply growth and its impact on trade dynamics

 12:00 - 12:10
Questions and answers
 12:10 - 14:00  
Networking lunch

New global shifts in styrene

 14:00 - 14:30
Changing trade flows in SM market

Dora Zhu ,
General Manager, Grand Resources
 14:30 - 15:00
Developments in phenol markets and trends

Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President, Covestro
 15:00 - 15:10
Questions and answers
 15:10 - 15:40
Networking refreshments

 PX and PTA margins 

 15:40 - 16:10
PTA futures and the impact on PX markets

Bohan Loh, Petrochemical Markets Editor, Argus

 16:10 - 16:40 Rising PTA production capacity in China and trade margins

B.C Shou,General Manager, Rongsheng Petrochemicals
 16:40 - 16:50
Questions and answers
 16:50 - 17:20
Closing panel discussion: Is aromatics poised for oversupply?

Roger Van Baal,
Executive Director, Integra
Jens Kaatze,
Senior Vice President, Covestro
Paco Rangel,
Vice President, Aromatics, Argus
 17:20 - 17:30
Chairman's closing remarks and end of conference

Mahua Chakravarty,
Petrochemical Markets Editor, Argus




Conference registration

 Price  
One day pass   USD 1,200
Two days pass USD 2,000
 Three days pass (standard rate)
USD 3,000

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*** All Singapore-based companies are eligible for the PIC scheme. Stand to enjoy a 40% cash payout or 400% tax deduction when you  attend any Argus conferences in Singapore. Click here for more information.

Terms and Conditions

  • Fees include participation in all sessions/panel discussions, conference luncheons/receptions, coffee breaks and one set of conference documentation per person. 
  • Travel and accommodation costs not included.
  • 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST) is applicable to all Singapore based companies in Singapore.
  • Registration fees are subject to prevailing government tax.               

*For more terms and conditions, view here

Contact

Contact Josephine Pulvera

  • For registration and group bookings enquiries 
  • To receive updates on the 2017 conference

Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017 is to discuss on the latest developments and updates in the Asian and global petrochemical sector .The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.




Conference venue

Suntec Convention Centre
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City
Singapore 039593


Singapore-based companies stand to enjoy 40% cash payout or 400% tax deduction when their staff attend any Argus conferences in Singapore.

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