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April 3, 2019
8:30 am – 5 pm ICT

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Le Méridien Saigon
3C Ton Duc Thang Street,
District 1, Ho Chi Minh City,
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Insight is critical to understanding your markets. Join us for S&P Global Platts and Refinitiv Vietnam Commodity Market Insights Forum in Ho Chi Minh City on April 3, 2019 and allow us to equip you with the latest market insights to get ahead.

Hear first-hand from our subject matter market specialists at this forum as they cover key topics affecting the markets and provide essential intelligence on the oil, petrochemical and metals markets.

This free forum is a great opportunity to stay informed and connect with our specialists and your industry peers.

Simply fill out the registration form on the right to secure your place at this free event. We look forward to seeing you there.

*Attendance to this forum is by pre-registration only. Registration will close at 6pm ICT on Thursday, March 28, 2019


Andrew Toh

Andrew Toh

Editor, Asian Low Sulfur Crude & Condensate
S&P Global Platts

Jonathan Nonis

Jonathan Nonis

Senior Managing Editor, Asia & Middle East Oil
S&P Global Platts

Gustav Holmvik

Gustav Holmvik

Team Leader, Asia Petrochemical Team
S&P Global Platts

Jun Kai Heng

Jun Kai Heng

Associate Editor, Asia Iron Ore Team
S&P Global Platts

Samuel Chin

Samuel Chin

Associate Editor, Steel & Scrap Markets
S&P Global Platts

Keith Tan

Keith Tan

Senior Managing Editor, Steel & Scrap
S&P Global Platts

Henning Gloystein

Henning Gloystein

Managing Editor, Energy, APAC

Yan Chong Yaw

Yan Chong Yaw

Director, Oil Research & Forecast, Asia


8:30 am

Registration and light breakfast

9 am

Welcome and introduction

Nga Tran Ngoc, Sales Director, Vietnam & Myanmar, Refinitiv

9:05 am

An eagle-eyed perspective about an oil world influx

  • The global oil markets amid OPEC cuts
  • Shifts in oil supply with the shale boom, and US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela
  • Shaping the way the world consumes oil products: Surge in Chinese fuel exports, changing maritime rules, cleaner fuel standards and technological advancement in land transport

Henning Gloystein, Managing Editor, Energy, APAC, Reuters

9:30 am

Asia and the evolving global crude oil complex

  • Arbitrage economics and flows to Asia
  • Global to local: An overview of regional crude oil market

Andrew Toh, Editor, Asian Low Sulfur Crude & Condensate, S&P Global Platts

9:55 am

Refreshment break

10:15 am

Impact of IMO 2020 on global markets

  • How will reduction of sulphur levels in marine fuel transform the way the oil industry operates?
  • How will refineries run and refined products like fuel oil and diesel be traded?
  • Outlook on the near-term impact of the new regulation and how the market is expected to cope with the change

Yan Chong Yaw, Director, Oil Research & Forecast, Asia, Refinitiv

10:40 am

Development in transportation fuels post 2020

  • Asia's progression to cleaner transport fuels
  • Asia - the dominant supply giant in refined products
  • The impact of IMO 2020 on motor fuels

Jonathan Nonis, Senior Managing Editor, Asia & Middle East Oil, S&P Global Platts

11:05 am

Asian aromatics: An update on key markets and their outlook

  • PX and PTA: Can the downstream support new capacities?
  • Is there an end to the length in the benzene market?
  • Will styrene margins stay healthy after Q1?

Gustav Inge Holmvik, Team Leader, Asia Petrochemical Team, S&P Global Platts

11:05 am

The wave of China's olefin and polymer supply and market outlook

  • Global LLDPE supply to Asia outpacing demand
  • Asian naphtha crackers: How can they survive the light-feed cracking era?

Gustav Inge Holmvik, Team Leader, Asia Petrochemical Team, S&P Global Platts


Panel discussion with guest panelist from PVOil

All speakers with guest panelist Nguyen Ngoc Doan, Senior Expert, Crude Oil Division, PVOil

12:15 pm

End of Oil & Petrochemicals session
Networking lunch

1:30 pm

Registration for Metals session and networking lunch

2 pm

Welcome & introduction

Nga Tran Ngoc, Sales Director, Vietnam & Myanmar, Refinitiv

2:05 pm

Keynote address by Vietnam Steel Association


Iron ore & coking coal changing trade flows and market updates

  • Shifting trends in iron ore procurement/blast furnace feedstock usage in China
  • Impact of Vale's dam accident
  • Coking coal trade flows

Jun Kai Heng, Associate Editor, Asia Iron Ore Team, S&P Global Platts

3:05 pm

Refreshment break

3:25 pm

Asian long steel and scrap: An update on changing market dynamics

  • Overview of South East Asian blast furnace capacity additions
  • Review of impact on regional billet trade
  • Changing patterns in regional scrap trade and consumption

Samuel Chin, Associate Editor, Steel & Scrap Markets, S&P Global Platts

3:55 pm

Chinese industrial policy and its impact on Asian flat steel trade

  • Overview of Chinese industrial policy on steel and impact on exports
  • Review of regional HRC capacity additions
  • Changing patterns in Asian flat steel trade

Keith Tan, Senior Managing Editor, Steel & Scrap, S&P Global Platts

4:25 pm

Panel discussion
Threats and opportunities for Vietnam’s steel industry amid growing capacity

All speakers with guest panelist from Vietnam Steel Association

5 pm

End of Metals session

Agenda subject to change