12th LPG Trade Summit

23-25 Oct, 2017 - Dubai, U A E

The H Dubai

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23 Oct, 2017 - Monday



Chairman’s Welcome Remarks


Export Competitiveness of Middle East’s LPG

  • LPG Supply Outlook
  • New Petrochemical Projects
  • Export Competitiveness

FACTS Global Energy

Iran - Outlook of LPG Production & Export Capacity


Discussion & Networking Coffee


Changing Focus of LPG in Europe

  • How LPG seaborne trade has changed: challenges & expectations
  • Effect of petrochemical players on the NGL market in Europe
  • The role of the US on European NGLs


LPG Demand Growth in China & Import Growth Outlook

  • Demand outlook esp. PDH, Steam-Cracking, Butane in Gasoline, etc

Wanhua Petrochemical Co. Ltd.

South Korean LPG Market: Supply Dynamics & Demand Drivers

  • Overview & Origins of Supply
  • LPG Demand Changes & Future Outlook


Discussion followed by Networking Luncheon


Afternoon Chairman

FACTS Global Energy

LPG Bunkering & Outlook of Japan LPG Market

  • LPG Bunker Project as Alternative Source for IMO Regulation 2020 
  • Recent Out Look of LPG Market and Situation of Nuclear Power Plants
  • Domestic Price Formula, CP & MB


Indonesia’s LPG Demand Development, Opportunities for Imports & Trade



US’ LPG – Production Mix & Outlook, Domestic Demand & Export Markets


Discussion & Networking Tea


Basrah Gas - Insider's Perspective from One of Iraq’s Largest Public-Private Partnerships for Gas Infrastructure Development

  • Gas Infrastructure & potential in Iraq
  • Basrah Gas Company, inception, structure & journey so far
  • Gas development plans for Southern Iraq
  • Condensate & LPG exports/plans


The New Reality of the LPG Market: How is this Market Changing?

  • LPG: One Product, Two Different Stories (Propane vs Butane)
  • LPG’s Dependence on Other Product Economics:  From Simplicity to Complexity
  • LPG Petchem Demand: Steady or Swing Demand?
  • The present & potential of the retail market - what lies behind retail growth & how far can this be sustained?


Discussion followed by Networking Reception for ALL Speakers & Participants

End of Day One

24 Oct, 2017 - Tuesday

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks


India - Demand & Infrastructural Development, Opportunities for International Imports


Pakistan - Demand & Infrastructural Development, Opportunities for International Imports

International Petrochemicals Pvt Ltd (IP Chem)

Sub Saharan LPG Market Potential – Demand, Supply Sources & Infrastructure Development

Ultimate Gas Professionals Limited

Discussion & Networking Coffee


LPG Shipping: VLGC Market Outlook - Trade & Fleet Growth, Ship Value Development


Panel Discussion - Assessing Opportunities for Increased Demand & Global Trade

  • LPG production expectations – where do we expect further LPG export volumes to come from?
  • Rising importance of butane
  • How industrial LPG uses (steam-cracking, PDH, PowerGen) have changed the market & what we expect to be their impact in the future.
  • Is retail demand bouncing back?
  • Shipping market revival – timing & required steps

Moderated by:

Mr. Alex Hadjipateras, Executive Vice President of Business Development
Dorian LPG Ltd.

Wanhua Petrochemical Co. Ltd.


Final Discussion & Closing Luncheon


End of Main Summit

25 Oct, 2017 - Wednesday

Separately Bookable Post-Summit Workshop

( 25th Oct 9:00 – 14:00 )


LPG: A Byproduct Market Governed by the Economics of Major Markets (Tools & Fundamentals to Navigate Changing Circumstances)



LPG Shipping

  • LPG Shipping Fundamentals
  • LPG Shipping Supply/Demand and the Effects on Freight Rates
  • LPG Shipping Charter Types and Strategies


Key Economics of the LPG Market

  • Upstream & Midstream Economics
  • Petchem Economics
  • Shipping Economics
  • Exercises


LPG Trading

  • LPG Trading Fundamentals
  • Major Trading Routes and Players
  • What Factors Affect LPG Trading
  • LPG Market Arbitrage Calcs
  • Major Contractual Terms and Conditions
  • Trading Strategies and Tools


Case study and Debriefing


Conclusion & Closing Lunch


End of Workshop

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Fee Info

SAVE USD600 per person for the main conference when you register 3 or more from same company!

Optional Activity:
Post Summit WORKSHOP: "LPG: A Byproduct Market Governed by the Economics of Major Markets (Tools & Fundamentals to Navigate Changing Circumstances)", 24 to 25 Oct at USD1095 per person (for conference attendees)

Network With

Producers, Traders, Importers, Exporters, Distributors, Brokers, Ship Owners / Managers, Shipping Agencies, Supply & Trading Managers, Feedstock Purchasing Managers, Chartering Managers - CEOs - Managing Directors - General Managers - Business Development Directors - Director of Marketing- Regional Representatives - Petroleum Downstream Business Directors - Commercial Directors- Global & Regional Oil Corporations - Refineries Managers - Representatives from Storage & Terminalling Companies - Insurance, Trade & Structured Finance Banks

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