23rd APS (Asia Petrochemical Summit 2017)

12-13 Sep, 2017 - Singapore, SINGAPORE

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay
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About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Andrew Lee Fagg

Lee is Principal and Practice leader for Nexant’s Chemicals Consulting business in Asia, based in Bangkok.  He is more than 20 years of combined consulting and industry experience covering technology, markets, business planning, strategy and M&A, spanning all major regions.  Before relocating to Asia in 2007, Lee worked in Nexant’s London office, supporting a wide range of consulting projects across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Nexant, Lee worked for SASOL and Rio Tinto in a variety of commercial and business development roles.  He studied Chemistry and Business at Leeds University in the UK.

Mr. Andrew Lee Fagg, Principal, Energy & Chemicals Consulting
Nexant Ltd
Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 09:00 AM
Outlook of Asia Petrochemicals Market – Growth, Opportunities & Threats
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 09:45 AM

Ms. Tuuli McCully

Tuuli is Scotiabank’s principal economist for the Asia-Pacific region, where the Bank has a presence in 8 countries. Tuuli brings a global perspective to her macroeconomic forecasts and fundamental analysis of the region, drawing from her experience in Asia, Europe and North America. Speaking from the perspective of a Canadian bank with extensive Latin American operations, Tuuli also provides unique insight on the growing trade and investment flows between
Asia and the Americas.

Tuuli is a regular contributor to international media outlets, including BBC World News and Reuters.  She provides economic intelligence to Scotiabank’s senior executives, is actively involved in market strategy and client development and is a regular contributor to the Economics department’s various publications.

Tuuli joined Scotiabank in 2006; prior to that she worked for the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. She holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics in Finland. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics on a part-time basis.

Ms. Tuuli McCully, Head of Asia-Pacific Economics
Asian Economic Outlook: In the Shadows of Two Giants?
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 09:10 AM

Mr. Satyen Daga

Mr.Daga is a commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College. He is having 32 years’ of experience of trading and distribution in chemical industry in India, China and Middle East. He has participated in various supply chain sessions organised by Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Chemical Council, Chemical Weekly, EPCA etc.. He is thrice recipient of National Level Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices.

Mr. Satyen Daga, Managing Director
Daga Global Chemicals Ltd
India’s Steady Economic Growth & Petrochemical Markets Balance
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 11:20 AM

Mr. Steven Kantorowicz

Steven has over 40 years of experience in Olefins, Polyolefins and Petrochemicals in Technical, Management, Business Development and Technology Marketing positions with Exxon Chemical Company, Lummus Technology and KBC Advanced Technology.

He is a Worldwide Refining/Petrochemical SME with experience in project feasibility, integration, design, construction, startup, operation, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, energy reduction and Management of Change, with in-depth knowledge of the Petrochemical Industry.

His speciality is Ethylene Plant Complexes including cracking yields and cryogenic/ refrigeration aspects of Olefins production, being considered a subject matter expert in this regard.

Mr. Steven Kantorowicz, Sr. Vice President, Technology & New Ventures
CIMES Pte. Ltd.
Olefins Production: Imagining the Future
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 11:50 AM
Afternoon’s Chairman’s Introduction
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 01:50 PM

Chairman’s Welcome & Remarks
Day 2 [Wed 13, September], at 09:00 AM

Mr. Chee Seng Lim

Chee Seng is the managing director of the Singapore Branch of Rim Intelligence Company. Graduated with a Master degree in Chemical Engineering, he has 20 years of experience in the oil & gas industry. He has been involved in supply operations and trading, market analysis as well as price assessments of various energy markets, including crude, petroleum products and LPG.

Mr. Chee Seng Lim, Managing Director
RIM Intelligence Co (Singapore)
Global Crude Oil Outlook & Petrochemical Situation in Japan
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 01:55 PM

Mr. Ryan Chun

Ryan Chun join Yeochun NCC in 2006. He focus primarily in ethylene market as product manager, and isresponsible for domestic and oversea sales of ethylene.

Prior to work in olefin, He was responsible for aromatics products. He worked for Benzene/Styrene/Toluene/Xylene and also was responsible for C5/C9 stream and fuel/utilities as well.

His duties include managing domestic and overseas consumption of products, conducting sales of new products, as well as establish/strengthen good relationship with international customers and traders.

Mr. Ryan Chun, Product Manager
Yeochun NCC Co Ltd -HQ
Naphtha Crackers’ Competitiveness in the Future, with Focus on Ethylene Market
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 02:25 PM

Mr. Joe Zhao Jun

Dr. Joe Zhao Jun is senior strategy and investment manager of Sinochem International.  He has rich research and investment experience on chemical/energy industry and logistics industry, his research and investment spreads from petrochemical, natural gas chemical, coal chemical, olefins and feedstock, methanol, MEG, PX, etc to fine chemical segments, natural gas liquids and LNG end-market applications, energy and chemical tank storage, shipping and tank container; besides, Dr. Joe has rich practical experience on Strategy, Operation, Organization Performance and value customer management.

Mr. Joe Zhao Jun, Senior Strategy and Investment Manager
Sinochem International Corporation
MEG Market Outlook & Competitiveness of Coal-to-MEG in Asia
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 03:55 PM

Mr. Michael Tallman

Mike is Manager, Catalytic Olefins Technology, for KBR and his duties include developing, marketing and licensing KBR proprietary technologies for the production of olefins. 

Mr. Tallman has 37 years of industry experience, all with KBR.    

Mr. Tallman holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in USA (1980) and holds five US patents.  Mr. Tallman is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Mr. Michael Tallman, Manager, Catalytic Olefins Technology
Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR)- HQ
Olefins Technologies Provides Key Flexibility to Ensure Profitability
Day 1 [Tue 12, September], at 04:25 PM

Mr. Wang Song

WANG Song, Chief supply market analysis, WANHUA Chemical Group CO., LTD. He has extensive experience in researching the petroleum chemical industry and coal chemical industry field.

Meanwhile, relying on his rich experience in aromatics field, he provides sourcing strategy decision support for the procurement of raw materials. WANHUA is the largest MDI producer in the world, with annual benzene purchase quantity reaching one million tons. He got a master degree in Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) in 2009. 

Mr. Wang Song, Chief Analyst - Aromatics, Purchasing Dept
Wanhua Chemical Group Co.,Ltd
New Trends in Asian Benzene Market
Day 2 [Wed 13, September], at 09:10 AM

Ms. Kanokwan Saktrakool

Kanokwan Saktrakool is a consultant for Nexant Asia’s energy advisory services based in Bangkok.  She has more than 10 years combined industry and consulting experience within the petrochemicals sector.   Within her current role at Nexant, Kanokwan has worked across a broad spectrum of projects covering feasibility studies, project due diligence, market and technical reviews and project master plans.  Her experience covers the entire petrochemical value chain including in depth analysis of Olefins, Polyolefins and Styrene derivative markets including analysis of production cost competitiveness, market analysis and price forecasting.   Prior to joining Nexant, Kanokwan worked as a polyolefin products analyst in the Business Planning Department for SCG.  Her key roles included implementing product and production planning strategies, managing production planning and co-ordination of supply chain processes.

Ms. Kanokwan Saktrakool, Consultant
Nexant Asia Limited
Market Dynamics of Asia Styrene & Derivatives
Day 2 [Wed 13, September], at 09:40 AM

Mr. John Chua

Mr Chua has experience in handling the methanol sales and marketing of two regional producers. Specialising mainly in SEA market, he is well versed in the market dynamics. In Sojitz, he is in charge of methanol distribution for SEA market as well as trading activities in Asia.

Sojitz is a general trading company whose operations includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks.Sojitz holds a major equity share of PT Kaltim Methanol Industri in Indonesia, and engages in marketing and distribution of methanol in South East Asia.

Mr. John Chua, Methanol Trader
Sojitz Asia Pte Ltd
MEOH: Beyond 2020, Simple Molecule Yet Challenging Market
Day 2 [Wed 13, September], at 10:50 AM