Asian Refining and Petrochemicals Summit 
Disruption of the downstream

The downstream industry has been dealt challenge after challenge in recent times, from COVID, to shipping and supply chain issues, to complex questions about how to approach and implement energy transition strategies. Demand for transportation fuels has been decimated. Policy restrictions and amendments have caused constraints. Consumer sentiment has become increasingly hostile to certain types of output. Not forgetting, competition has been fierce with new mega-refineries dominating the market.

There are a lot of questions about what and how the refining industry needs to do to achieve the numerous demands on it: how to move forward with energy transition, how to ensure margins are healthy, what to produce, and in what quantity.

Join 100+ producers, refiners, traders, and buyers who are looking to understand trends, risks, and issues within the downstream industry from those at the forefront. This event will also allow you to exclusively network, forging sustainable and lasting partnerships with your peers. After an extended time apart due to the COVID pandemic, the Asian Refining and Petrochemicals Summit will give you a great opportunity to meet the downstream industry, face-to-face, in one place!

The Summit will ensure that you gain first-hand, valuable insights into the issues that matter for you, as well as the opportunity to devise workable solutions to put you and your business at the forefront of the market!

Register in a group of 4 or more to get a special discount rate from us! 
Contact us at [email protected] for more information. 


    Super Early Bird Rate: $599 (end Jan 26)
    Early Bird Rate: $699

    Full Rate: $899
    Register by January 26 to save $300! 
    Registering a group of 4 or more?
    Email us at [email protected] to get a special discount for your group!
    Registration closes on:  
    March 11, 6:00 pm SGT
    Duration: Sixteen hours


Day 1: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • 10:00 AM Chairperson’s welcome address
Session 1: Global action, regional impacts

  • 10:10 AM Panel discussion: Growth momentum, inflation, debt, and disappointment: macro-economic impacts on the downstream
Session 2: Selecting crudes, altering product slates

  • 10:50 AM Panel discussion: Will OPEC continue to increase output, and will this affect trade flows and crude balances?
  • 11:30 AM Mid-morning break
Session 3: Running a refinery post-pandemic

  • 12:00 PM Panel discussion: How will electrification and decarbonization displace traditional transportation fuels and what will be the knock-on effects for refineries?
  • 12:40 PM Chairperson summary of morning discussions
  • 12:45 PM Lunch break
Session 4: The decline of transportation fuels

  • 1:45 PM Chairperson’s opening remarks
  • 1:50 PM Panel discussion: Will petrochemicals come to the rescue as transportation fuel demand diminishes in the long run
Session 5: Measuring the carbon footprint of the refining industry

  • 2:30 PM Panel discussion: Clean versus profitability: how to strike a balance between increasing costs and low carbon fuels
  • 3:10 PM Mid-afternoon break
  • 4:10 PM China: The reorganization of the carbon market for refining and petrochemical sectors and how this will affect upstream, midstream and the downstream
Session 6: The ESG debate

  • 4:30 PM Panel discussion: How will COP26 affect the downstream value chain?
  • 5:00 PM Chairperson’s afternoon summary remarks and closing statements
Day 2: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • 10:00 AM Chairperson’s welcome address
Session 7: Focusing on feedstocks

  • 10.10 AM Panel discussion: Competitiveness of feedstocks in petrochemical production: naphtha, LPG, and crude-to-olefins
Session 8: Accessing aromatics

  • 10:50 AM Panel discussion: With additional PX/PTA capacity online and flowing, who are the winners and losers in Asia?
  • 11:30 PM Mid-morning break
Session 9: Olefins and polyolefins

  • 12:00 PM Panel discussion: Will we see a further disconnect of virgin polymer versus recycled polymers?
Session 10: Shipping set to stall supply chains

  • 12:40 PM Tanker and container freight: Key market trends as the industry evolves to meet challenges head on
  • 1:20 PM Fireside chat: Untangling the web of regulations in a sea of change
  • 1:40 PM Conference closing remarks and conclusion

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Become a sponsor

Position your business in expert company, distinct from your competitors. At S&P Global Platts Asian Refining and Petrochemicals Summit 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, Commercial Partnerships Manager on +65 6216 1191 or [email protected].

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 Asian Refining and Petrochemicals Summit, 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, Commercial Partnerships Manager at +65 6216 1191 or [email protected].


Super Early Bird Rate*
Register by January 26
Early Bird Rate*
Register by February 16
Standard Rate*
Register by March 11

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

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How do I register?

We offer three easy ways to register:

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Email: [email protected]

Phone: +65 6530 6430

What forms of payment do you accept?

For this event, we only accept payment by credit card.

I'm no longer able to attend. May I send someone else in my place?

If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected], and are subject to approval.

For assistance, you may also reach out by phone:
+65 6530 6430

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellation is not available for this event. Once payment has been made, we are not able to offer a refund. If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, you will still receive access to the on-demand replay of the event and all the materials (included with your registration).

To transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, send your request by email to [email protected] up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests are subject to approval.

For assistance, you may also reach out by phone:
+65 6530 6430

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

Yes, we offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this event:

Sheryl Tan
Phone: ** Sponsor phone
Email: [email protected]

Are there speaking opportunities?

Yes, we're always looking for the best voices in the industry to share their experience and perspective on opportunities, challenges, and trends. Please reach out directly to the Conference Producer to discuss availability and suitability:

Jade Tynan
Phone: ** Producer phone
Email: [email protected]om

Are press passes available?

Yes, we allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

Angela Poh
Phone: ** Marketer phone 
Email: [email protected]

What are the event terms and conditions?

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