2021: A new paradigm for petrochemical markets

COVID-19 has caused huge disruption to the petrochemical balance in Asia. The industry in Asia was already undergoing game-changing shifts in feedstock diversity, new players, emerging markets, and changing demand and supply in products pre-pandemic, only to find itself stepping into a new normal in 2021.

What are the big changes you need to adapt to? How will trade patterns transform? Will we see new pockets of demand? A shift in product requirements? Will the mega refineries continue to push for self-sufficiency and will they balance the supply chain?

With a continued global push for recyclable plastics and improved sustainability and technology, what does it mean in the long-term for the market?

And more importantly, what does it mean for you?

Answering key market concerns, addressing fundamental shifts and aiming to provide solutions to critical questions, the conference will provide a global and regional, broad and deep analysis of the petrochemical industry.

At this critical juncture for the industry, do not miss the S&P Global Platts 9th Annual Asian Petrochemicals Markets Conference. The must-attend virtual conference once again sets a global agenda, gathering key industry leaders to discuss critical developments affecting the feedstock, petrochemicals and trading communities.


 

    Early Bird Rate: $199
    Full Rate: $299

    Register by March 3, 2021 to save $100

    Duration: 8 hours

    Gain access to:

    • Valuable insights from 20+ speakers
    • Our new virtual environment with an enhanced user friendly interface
    • Financial services
    • 1 to 1 meetings with the attendees to discuss business and catch up

     

Agenda

Session 1: A new petrochemical paradigm and shifting global trade flows
  • 09:00 amChairperson's opening remarks
  • 09:10 amOPENING KEYNOTE: Transforming challenges to opportunities in the new petrochemical era
    Patrick Henry Go, CEO & President, JG Summit Petrochemicals
  • 09:30 AM PANEL: Petrochemical markets post Covid-19: Finding a new balance amidst the disruption • Where is the disruption happening?
    • A deep dive into feedstock supply and demand dynamics
    • The impact of RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) on petrochemical markets
    Panelists:
    Yogesh Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Petrochem Middle East
    Renato Teodoro Goebel, Head of Asia Pacific, Braskem
    Senior Representative, Petronas
  • 10:15 AM PANEL: Expanding the petrochemical swap curve: Unearthing trading opportunities in financial derivatives • Current key factors around hedging and managing risk in petrochemicals
    • Price spikes, high stocks and poor demand and impact on spot petrochemical purchases
    • Olefin derivatives: fall in utilization rates to impact ethylene affordability
    Panelists:
    Reef Al-Lahiq, Petrochemicals Broker, SCB Group
    Chris Cusack, Energy & Agriculture Sales Head, Asia, Macquarie Group
    William Prajogo, Associate Director, Commodities, SGX

Session 2: Regional snapshots of an evolving landscape
  • 11:00 AM Key drivers for US markets: Where are the shale gas export investments headed? • Feedstock price volatility due to decline in oil prices
    • Deep consolidation in the US shale markets in response to Covid-19
    • Is there expected recovery after a boom-bust period?
    John Archer, Feedstocks Business Development Manager, INEOS
  • 11:30 AM Thailand’s road to self-sufficiency post-Covid: Stepping into a new world • Changes to the petrochemical balance due to Covid-19
    • Supply and demand disruption in Asia and the impact on Thailand
    • Trade flow changes and market converters driving new applications
    Promporn Sinsoke, VP – Petrochemical Marketing Business, IRPC
  • 12:00 PM Petrochemical integration: Appetite for investment/consolidation in GCC • CAPEX cuts driving consolidation in a challenging global market
    • Access to growing chemical markets, and hedging against weakening demand growth for gasoline and diesel
    • Impact of end-user demand shift to eco-friendly alternatives on naptha feedstock
    Samir Al-Jishi, General Manager of Strategy & Business Development, SIPCHEM
  • 12:30 PM Closing remarks and end of morning sessions
Session 3: Gearing up for the future: Aromatics & Olefins

Session 3a

  • 02:00 PM PANEL: Shifting fundamentals in aromatics – a look at benzene and toluene • Key factors driving the aromatics market – opportunities and risks
    • Fragmented demand – which aromatics are experiencing a spike in demand and which are seeing a decline?
    • Will the global footprint of benzene trading continue to grow in Asia?
    Panelists:
    Huang Kai, Market Analysis Specialist of Purchasing Department, Wanhua Chemical Group
    Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute
  • 02:50 PM What is happening to PX? A medium-term outlook • Market drivers and challenges around PX
    • Supply realities: Impact of China’s production on PX demand
    • Will PX margins remain under pressure in 2021?
    Senior Representative, S&P Global Platts

Session 3b

  • 02:00 PM PANEL: Where do olefins and polyolefins fit into the 2021 petrochemicals story? • Stronger refining-olefins integration and evolution of COTC
    • Maximizing ethylene margins from US exports
    • Transportation and logistics – critical factors to consider around shipping
    Panelists:
    Stephen Bowers, Feedstock and Petrochemical Technologies Manager, Evonik
    Rajesh Rawat, Business Head – Cracker, Reliance Industries
    Senior Representative, MEGlobal
  • 02:50 PM Methanol markets post-COVID-19 – Same-same, but different • Methanol demand outlook
    • Methanol supply outlook
    • Methanol trade
    • Methanol price outlook by region
    Mark Berggren, Managing Director, Methanol Market Services Asia

Session 4: A new trajectory – Sustainability and the end user
  • 03:20 PM Dynamics in global polycarbonate market • Covid-19 impact on demand and market outlook
    • Megatrends as basis for innovation and sustainable market growth
    • A shaping force in circular economy
    Elif Isikyildiz, Head of Global Business Support – Director, Covestro
  • 03:50 PM Unlocking the circular economy through waste recycling and reuse • Climate change policy and regulations driving ESG benchmarks
    • Latest advancements in technology improving the economics of recycling plastics
    • Waste to fuel – from mechanical recycling to chemical recycling
    Jeroen Verhoeven, President Production Partners Management , Renewable Polymers & Chemicals, Neste
  • 04:20 PM Polymers for high performance solutions and sustainability • Considerations and criteria for sustainable polymers
    • Applications in automotive, construction and aerospace
    • Is the sustainable polymer industry poised to gain from the pandemic?
    Jeff Uhrig, CEO, Novomer
  • 04:50 PM Closing remarks & end of conference

Speakers

  • Patrick Henry Go, CEO & President, JG Summit Petrochemicals
  • Yogesh Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Petrochem Middle East
  • Renato Teodoro Goebel, Head of Asia Pacific, Braskem
  • Reef Al-Lahiq, Petrochemicals Broker, SCB Group
  • Chris Cusack, Energy & Agriculture Sales Head, Asia, Macquarie Group
  • William Prajogo, Associate Director, Commodities, SGX
  • John Archer, Feedstocks Business Development Manager, INEOS
  • Promporn Sinsoke, VP – Petrochemical Marketing Business, IRPC
  • Huang Kai, Market Analysis Specialist of Purchasing Department, Wanhua Chemical Group
  • Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute
  • Samir Al-Jishi, General Manager of Strategy & Business Development, SIPCHEM
  • Stephen Bowers, Feedstock and Petrochemical Technologies Manager, Evonik
  • Rajesh Rawat, Business Head – Cracker, Reliance Industries
  • Mark Berggren, Managing Director, Methanol Market Services Asia
  • Elif Isikyildiz, Head of Global Business Support – Director, Covestro
  • Jeff Uhrig, CEO, Novomer 



Become a sponsor

Position your business in expert company, distinct from your competitors. At S&P Global Platts 9th Asian Petrochemicals Markets Conference each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their product or service to industry-wide professionals. We provide an environment that encourages an honest and open dialogue among attendees. If you would like to lead the conversation as an event sponsor, contact us for more details on available packages: Sheryl Tan on +65 6216 1191 or [email protected].

Download the brochureDemonstrate your strengths, raise your company profile, and maximize your ROI as we bring key industry players and decision-makers to you. At the S&P Global Platts 9th Asian Petrochemicals Markets Conference, each sponsor has the opportunity to showcase their products and services, and distinguish themselves from the competition. We offer a full range of opportunities and packages, and can even tailor solutions to suit your needs.

Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Sheryl Tan, Business Development Manager, at +65 6216 1191 or [email protected].

Pricing

The S&P Global Platts 9th Asian Petrochemicals Markets Conference will take place Online on March 25, 2021 at 09:00 am - 05:00 pm SGT.

Early Bird Rate*
Register by March 3, 2021
Standard Rate*
Register by March 22
Webinar / Virtual Conference Delegate
$199    
$299    

* Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of local taxes or VAT.








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