7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook

09-10 Nov, 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon
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. Philip Parubets

Philip Parubets has been Business Advisor of Husky’s PET Systems and Tooling team since 2016. He joined Husky in 2006 as part of the Engineering team in Bolton, Canada and has since held a variety of technical and management roles within the PET System and Tooling organization in Canada, Singapore, China, and Thailand. As part of the PET Systems and Tooling team, he supports Husky customers in South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand with PET asset management and application development. Philip holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada in Mechanical Engineering.


Mr. Philip Parubets, Business Advisor, PET Systems and Tooling
Husky Injection Molding Systems (Thailand) Ltd.
Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 09:00 AM
Growth Opportunities for PET in the Consumer Era
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 09:35 AM

Mr. Rakesh Gaur

Mr. Gaur is an Engineer & a Management Graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He has a total experience of 35 years out of which 26 years have been in Polyester industry. In Reliance, Mr Gaur has worked in business units of PTA, MEG, Polyester Filament Yarn, Polyester Staple Fibre & bottle grade chips. The Polyester sector in Reliance has an annual revenue of $ 4 billion, with 3 million tonnes capacity of PFY, PSF & PET chips. Today, Reliance is the world's largest Polyester Fibre & Yarn producer. Mr Gaur has widely travelled across globe & participated in various seminars / conferences to deliver subject matter presentations.

Mr. Rakesh Gaur, President
Recron Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Current Scenario of PX, PTA & Polyesters – Emerging Challenges & Opportunities
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 09:05 AM

Ms. Bongkotthip Srithavatchai

Ms Bongkotthip Srithavatchai, a Consultant based in Nexant’s Bangkok office, located in Thailand, has more than ten years of experience in petrochemical industry.  Having involved in various studies covering market analysis and pricing evaluation, she has broad experience in olefins and derivatives markets, which also include EO and MEG.  She is involved in Asian petrochemical profitability analysis.  Prior to Nexant, she worked with Siam Cement Group (SCG) as a market analyst for polyolefins market and researcher in olefins complex.  

Bongkotthip holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, and a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Ms. Bongkotthip Srithavatchai, Consultant
Nexant Asia Limited
Asia MEG Outlook
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 10:05 AM

Hideyuki Suzuki

Hideyuki Suzuki graduated from a Master's course of department of Organic and Polymeric Materials of the University of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2008. 
From April 2008 until August 2013, he had worked at Japanese chemcal company and did the work to treat functional polymer for flexible and rigid food packaging. After that, he joined in Suntory group from September 2013 and is working on development of bio-based PET bottle, and light-weighting technology for PET bottle.

Hideyuki Suzuki, Packaging Engineer
Suntory Monozukuri Expert Limited
Suntory’s Sustainable Packaging Strategy "2R+B"
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 10:05 AM

Kim Yong Jung

YJ Kim heads the PTA and polyester chain from Asia regional office in Malaysia with specific responsibility for supporting our Asian client base. 
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with over 30 years experience in petrochemicals in both commercial and financial roles, Mr. Kim formerly worked with Samsung where he was Finance and Sales manager responsible PTA plant projects, procurement for the feedstock, and sales of over 1 million tonnes of PTA globally.
His specialisation in PTA and polyester stems from broad commercial and financial experience at various positions and many in-depth analysis reports have been produced by YJ including Asian PTA Cost Model, China Textile Chain Analysis, Polyester Production Cost Comparison, India’s Future Influence in Global Textiles. 

Kim Yong Jung, Senior Consultant
PCI Wood Mackenzie
Are Changes in Global Supply and Demand Helping or Hindering the Asian PET industry?
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 11:05 AM

Mr. Nguyen Anh Dung

Dzung Nguyen is Director of Nielsen Retail Measurement Services. Prior to this, he was a CMI Director of Mondelez Kinh Do and Nielsen Analytics Consulting in USA & China. Dzung has extensive experience in market research in both developed markets (the United States) and developing markets (China & Vietnam) and a great story of driving team development and client management.

Mr. Nguyen Anh Dung, Director, Head Retail Measurement Services
Nielsen Vietnam
Asia’s Rising Urbanisation and Changing Lifestyles
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 11:45 AM

Mr. Khadem Mahmud Yusuf

Khadem M Yusuf is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Ltd (BPCL). He has over 20 years of experience working in Silicon valley, USA and in Bangladesh. BPCL is the brainchild of Mr. Yusuf, which established itself as the first post-consumer PET bottle recycling plant in Bangladesh.  BPCL is a company with an environmental commitment to lessen greenhouse gas emissions and a social commitment to eradicate child labor and bring fairness in the supply chain of recycled bottles. Prior to forming Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited (BPCL), he has worked for 5 years as the Country Manager Global Services for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, at Nokia Siemens Networks. His key responsibilities were to manage Global Services and Consultation and Engineering division of the company. He was also the Founder Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Alap Communication, a Nationwide Broadband Wireless Data Network service provider in Bangladesh and National Data Consultant for Bangladesh Bank. Alap Communication was acquired by a local conglomerate in 2007.

Before moving back to Bangladesh in 2005  he worked at Cowave Networks in Fremont, California, USA, as a Designer for next generation cost effective NLOS (Non Line of Sight) Broadband Wireless Access Systems. He also worked as a Project Manager at Zettacom Inc, San Jose, California, iReady Corp, Sunnyvale, California and as Senior Microprocessor Design Engineer in National Semiconductor Corporation, Santa Clara, California, USA and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin. Texas, USA.

Khadem M Yusuf holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, USA and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Mr. Khadem Mahmud Yusuf, Managing Director
Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited BPCL
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 01:40 PM
PET Recycling in Bangladesh
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 09:35 AM

Mr. Kazuhiro Hatanaka

Mr. Hatanaka had been engaged in trading of industrial plastics, especially related to stylenic polymers and engineering plastics, in Mitsui & Co., Ltd. more than 25 years.  
Since May this year, he became responsible for new global business development related to bio-chemicals and bio-polymer business in the company.

Mr. Kazuhiro Hatanaka, Senior Business Coordinator
Mitsui & Co., Ltd
Developments on PEF Polymer, Films & Bottles
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 01:45 PM

Andreas Stoiber

After a business education, Andreas Stoiber was studying Plastics Engineering in Vienna and the UK and joined the Industry right away. His experience comprises 17 years in the plastics extrusion industry as Project Manager and subsequently as Area Sales Manager. The past 10 years he was working with leading recycling technologies, predominantly in PET -decontamination, -SSP and -extrusion. Within viscotec he is the responsible Area Sales Manager for the Asian region.

Andreas Stoiber, Area Sales Manager
Starlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Bottle to Sheet – Packing Your Success in PET
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 02:15 PM
Chairman’s Introduction
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 09:00 AM

Mr. John Lin

Mr. John Lin is the representative of Hon Chuan Vietnam, in charge of the company daily operation, Sales, Customer Service and HR.

Hon Chuan Group has been in the beverage packaging industry for more than 47 years and owns 41 factories in 9 countries.

Hon Chuan Vietnam was established in 2007 and currently provides the services to the international brands, such as Coca-Cola,

Pepsico, Suntory, Kirin, FrieslandCampina, URC, and also local brands in Vietnam, including Tribeco, Bidrico, Masan, Vinacafe,

Vinh Hao, etc. By working with these esteemed brands, Mr. John Lin has rich practical experiences on the beverage packaging

applications, including HDPE closures and  PET preform & bottles. He is also familiar with the Vietnam beverage market trends.

Mr. John Lin, General Manager
Hon Chuan Vietnam Co Ltd
Trends and New Applications of PET Preforms & HDPE closures in Vietnam Beverage Market
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 02:45 PM

Dr. Fanny Liao

Dr. Liao obtained her doctoral degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA.  She is currently with the Far Eastern Group (http://www.feg.com.tw/), a conglomerate covering 10 business sectors such as chemicals, textile, retailing, cement etc. in Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia including Vietnam. 
Dr. Liao has experiences in petrochemical projects, r-PET operation, medical device business, brewery, biotechnology venture capital investments and bioplastics researches.  She is President of Oriental Resources Development Ltd.(http://www.ord.feg.com.tw/) and also the Senior Vice President of R&D in Far Eastern New Century Corp.(http://www.fenc.com/) has commercialized 30% bio-based PET/polyester.  Dr. Liao also demonstrated the world first 100% bio-PET bottle, and 100% bio-polyester shirt which won the top 5 finalists of European Bioplastic award.

Dr. Fanny Liao, Senior Vice President of RD
Far Eastern New Century Corporation
A Sustainable Approach of PET/Polyester: Recycled and Bio-based PET/Polyester
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 03:45 PM

Ms. Renee Howard

Renee Howard is a 25 year veteran of the sporting goods industry. Over the course of her career she has worked on 3 continents and has had 8 International postings.  She has held a variety of Senior Management roles within Adidas in both Development and Sourcing for Footwear, Apparel and Materials.  Her current role is VP Apparel Operations North Asia and resides in Taipei.  

Ms. Renee Howard, VP Apparel Sourcing North Asia
Adidas Group
Sustainable Sourcing – From a Brand’s Perspective
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 04:15 PM

Mr. George Xue Jinliang

Mr George XUE graduated from Nankai University with a Degree in Chemical Science. He has worked in Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group around 29 years. He is in charge of the foreign business of this group more than 20 years

Mr. George Xue Jinliang, General Manager
Jiangsu Sanfangxiang International Trade Co. Ltd. -Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group Co., Ltd
China PET & Polyester Market Outlook and Trends
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 09:05 AM

Mr. Hiromasa Iwashita

Mr. Iwashita graduated Japan national university which was TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY with University/Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He is a package specialist and has high level and wide range of package technical experience and knowledge in Toiletry Food, Cosmetic and Beverage through over 30 years.

In addition, he is a specialist for package new idea/concept creation and designing with consumer research.

His career are a senior package engineer of Coca-Cola Tokyo, Japan from 2002,  SHISEIDO CO., LTD (2001-2000), Bristol-Myers Squibb CO., LTD (2000-1999), TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. (1999-1987).

Mr. Hiromasa Iwashita, Senior Engineer, R&D Package Technology & Design
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co Ltd
Innovative Packaging Design Trends for Beverages in Japan
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 04:45 PM

Dr. Pattra Maneesin

Dr.Pattra Maneesin, the director of packaging development laboratory at the Thai Packaging Centre, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Bangkok, Thailand.  She received her Ph.D. in Packaging from Michigan State University in 2001. Not only having more than 30 years experiences doing researches on packaging, she has also provided special lectures to universities, conferences, seminars and trainings. Her research area includes modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), active packaging and shelf life extension of food products, etc.

Dr. Pattra Maneesin, Director of Packaging Development Laboratory
Thai Packaging Centre (TPC)
Moving Toward Active and Intelligent Packaging
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 11:05 AM

Mr. Koichi Matsuda

Koichi is General Manager of T-Bay International company a beverage consulting firm and has consulted on technological issues for PET bottle drink production, PET bottle or preform weight reduction, DLC coating technology, PET recycling technology in the beverage industry. With over 30-year experience in Kirin , including 4-years in their Packaging R&D Center, Koichi maintains good relationship with many major suppliers, packers, brand owners and recyclers over the world.

Mr. Koichi Matsuda, CEO
T-Bay International Beverage Business Consulting
Trend of 100% Recycle PET Bottle Usage in Japan as Direct Food Contact Packaging Materials
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 11:35 AM

Mr. Tomohiko Sugimori

Tomohiko Sugimori graduated from a Master's course of Mechanical Engineering of Keio University in 2004.
He is working in Suntory group from 2004. He was incharge of PET package development and package equipment development in Japan until 2014. 
From 2015, to accelarate South East Asia activities, Suntory establised regional shared service company in Singapore and he belongs to Packaging development department of Suntory Business Systems Asia PTE LTD. 
He is providing a package technical support service for group company in South East Asia.

Mr. Tomohiko Sugimori, Packaging Development Director
Suntory Business System Asia Pte Ltd
Suntory’s Sustainable Packaging Strategy "2R+B"
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 10:05 AM

Takeshi Irie

Mr. Takeshi Irie studied Physical Chemistry in Tokyo University of Science, and join BASF Japan in 1998. He worked in sales/marketing of intermediates for engineering plastics & various industry applications in Japan, Europe & Asia. In 2013 after the experience in Intermediates division, he expanded business field to downstream including packaging industry being responsible for marketing of biodegradable polymers & functional materials at several divisions in BASF Japan. Since 2017, Mr. Takeshi Irie has been responsible for the representative of Synvina C.V. in Japan as well as Asia to develop PEF applications.

Takeshi Irie, Senior Business Manager Japan
Synvina C.V. (BASF Japan)
Developments on PEF Polymer, Films & Bottles
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 01:45 PM