PARALLEL SESSIONS

EXECUTIVE FORUM SESSION: Creating Value Through Collaboration

TIME


11.15AM- 12.25PM

Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Moderator
  2. Datuk Md Arif Mahmood
    • EVP & CEO Downstream, PETRONAS
  3. Vipul S Shah
    • CEO, Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Ltd, India
  4. Dr. Andrea Frenzel
    • President, BASF - South & East Asia, Asean and Australia/New Zealand

SESSION 1 - General Matters And Raw Materials

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Global oil and gas supply / demand and price outlooks focusing on chemical feedstock
    • PCI Wood Mackenzie
  2. Asia’s competitive position
    • IHS
      Is it sustainable? – a look at the relative competitive position of Asia, focusing on ethylene and propylene, how the cost position changes throughout the cycle, the impact of the new wave of US shale related capacity, and the sustainability of Asia margins into the 2020s.
  3. What the world looks like post-US boom
    • Argus : Olefins


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Shamsairi M Ibrahim - Session Chair
    • PCML PETRONAS
  2. Alan Gelder
    • VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, EMEARC Research
      PCI Wood Mackenzie
  3. Tony Potter
    • Vice President, Chemicals, APAC
      IHS
  4. Becky Zhang
    • Editor, Olefins and Methanol
      Argus

SESSION 2 - Polyolefins

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Polyolefins price outlook
    • ICIS
  2. Enhancing Sustainability of the Polyolefins Downstream Business through expansion of added-value products and focus on converter strategies.
    • Phillips Townsend
  3. Strategies for petrochemicals companies in building a value chain for emerging bio-based polymers.
    • Lux Research
  4. Industry Speaker:
    • ExxonMobil


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Mr. Dennis Lee - Session Chair
    • Director Polymer Sales & Marketing
      Lotte
  2. Philips Townsend - Roberto Ribeiro
    • Plastic & Polymers
  3. Yuan-Sheng Yu
    • Senior Analyst
      Lux Research
  4. Katherine Ko,
    • South Asia Marketing Manager, Polyethylene
      ExxonMobil

SESSION 3 - Styrenics

TIME

ARGUS

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Outlook for Asia Benzene & Styrene - where will value come from ?
    • PCI Wood Mackenzie
  2. Can downstream demand support upstream expansions?
    • Platts Editorial
  3. Opportunities in the Unsaturated Polyester Resins Industry
    • Technon Orbichem
  4. New applications of Polystyrens for the construction industry
    • Nexant


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Mr. Norihiro Miyoshi - Session Chair
    • Idemitsu
  2. Daphne Ho
    • Analyst
      PCI Wood Mackenzie
  3. Platts Editorial
  4. Yazmine Khan
    • Consultant - Orthoxylene, Phthalic Anhydride, UPR, Aromatics, UK
      Tecnon OrbiChem
  5. Nexant

SESSION 4 - PVC

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. PVC with margins set to expand, where and when is the next Investment Cycle?
    • IHS
  2. Is caustic soda killing vinyls chain?
    • Platts Editorial
  3. The future development and business strategy of PVC in India.
    • Industry Speaker - Reliance


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. En. Umat Lokman - Session Chair
    • PCG PETRONAS
  2. Kyle Choi
    • Director Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls
      IHS Markit
  3. Industry Speaker
    • Vivek Sane, Vinyl
      Reliance

SESSION 5 - Synthetic Rubber

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. C4s and Elastomers market outlook
    • IHS
  2. Butadiene: How long will the rubber oversupply continue?
    • Argus
  3. Will growing PX supply spur second second wave of PTA?
    • Platts Editorial
  4. Challenges facing the synthetic rubber market in Asia in 2018 (to include the never ending tussle between Synthetic & Natural rubber)
    • ICIS


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Mr. Dennis Lim - Session Chair
    • Petrochemicals Malaysia Sdn Bhd
  2. Anthony Song
    • Director, C4s and Elastomers
      IHS Markit
  3. Paul Brisson/Brian Leonal
    • Vice President, C4 Olefins & Derivatives/Asian Petrochemical Markets Reported, C2/C3/C4s
      Argus

SESSION 6 - Synthetic Fibre Raw Materials

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Polyamide market outlook - consolidation and collaboration
    • PCI Wood Mackenzie
  2. Moving from “Irrational exuberance” to a “New Normal” in the Polyester & PET value chain
    • ICIS
  3. Opportunities and prospects in regional synthetic fiber businesses
    • Tecnon OrbiChem
  4. Prospect & challenges of bio-based synthetic fiber OR Synthetic fiber for megatrend
    • Industry Speaker : Recron


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Mr. Rakesh Gaur - Session Chair
    • Recron
  2. Crystal Chiang
    • Asia Director, Polyamide
      PCI Wood Mackenzie
  3. Grace Shen
    • Sr. Consultant - Individual Project Studies
      Tecnon OrbiChem
  4. Tarun Narang
    • Recron

SESSION 7 - Chemicals

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Could new technologies Propylene Oxide (PO) in China change the world supply balance?
    • ICIS
  2. Is methanol heading towards an oversupply?
    • Argus
  3. Achieving Global Energy & Environmental Security
    • Methanol Institute
  4. Business prospect in Ammonia and Urea through Collaboration/ Role of Ammonia and Urea for food security
    • Industry speaker : PETRONAS


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Dr. Sven Crone - Session Chair
    • BASF PETRONAS Chemicals
  2. Mahua Chakravarty
    • Asia Petrochemical Market Editor
      Argus
  3. Dom LaVigne
    • Director of Government & Public Affairs/Asia Pacific/ Middle East
      Methanol Institute
  4. Shahrom Muhammad Yusuf
    • Industry Speaker
      PETRONAS

SESSION 8 - ENVIRONMENT

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Managing environmental issues - examples of  industry challenges and polyester chain sustainability
    • PCI Wood Mackenzie
  2. Twin Approaches to Environmentally Friendly Plastics: Recycling and Raising Bio-Content
    • Technon Obichem
  3. Technology and Innovation Driving the Oil and Gas Industry’s Environmental Initiatives
    • Lux Research
  4. Potential of Green PE
    • Industry speaker - Braskem


Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Goh EngLeong,- Session Chair
    • MD, Head, Malaysia & Singapore Business Area
      BASF
  2. PieterJan Van Uytvanck
    • Sr. Consultant, Singapore
      PCI Wood Mackenzie
  3. Dr. Charles Fryer
    • Chairman, Tecnon OrbiChem, UK
      Tecnon OrbiChem
  4. Harshit Sharma
    • Practice Lead, Exploration & Production
      Lux Research
  5. Avdo Niksic – Nick
    • CEO
      Asia Plan
  6. Industry Speaker – Braskem

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