17th Phenol/Acetone & Derivatives,

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04-05 Jun, 2020 - Singapore, SINGAPORE

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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08:00

Morning Registration & Coffee/Tea

09:00

Chairman’s Welcome Remarks & Introduction

09:10

GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

  • Is globalisation really going into reverse?
  • Longer-term effects of the US-China trade war and COVID-19
  • The US Presidential Election – another potential shock for the markets?
  • Which is the rising star in SE Asia amidst global uncertainty?
  • Forex forecast

Mr. Khoon Goh, Head of Asia Research

ANZ Research

09:45

PANEL DISCUSSION : GLOBAL PHENOL/ACETONE MARKET TRENDS & DIRECTION

  • Where is the Phenol market heading?
  • Acetone imbalance & alternative outlets
  • Sustainability & profitability in the phenol-acetone business
Panelists:

Mrs. Lynn Calder, Commercial Director

INEOS Phenol GmbH

10:15

Discussion followed by Refreshment

10:50

CHANGING TRADE FLOWS AMID EXCESS CAPACITIES

  • Focus on BPA, PC & Phenol

Mr. Tomoki Miki, Deputy GM, Phenol & Coating Materials Dept., Aromatics & Industrial Chemicals Div

Mitsui & Co., Ltd

11:20

CHINA/ASIA POLYCARBONATE MARKET TRENDS MOVING FORWARD

  • Demand/supply dynamics & capacities update
  • Rising PC capacities & weakening demand – where is the market heading? 
  • Raw materials supply chain
  • Emerging application & growth trends

Mr. Derek Gao Weidong, Global Sales Director - Engineering Plastics Dept

Luxi Group

11:50

GLOBAL EPOXY RESINS MARKET OUTLOOK & TRENDS

  • Demand/supply outlook & growth drivers
  • BPA supply chain & its impact on epoxy resins production
  • Green epoxy resins landscape & growth trends
  • Recyclability in epoxy  composite
  • Key growth region & demand drivers

Dr. B. Venkataraman Balakrishnan, Joint President, Global Head - Sales and Marketing, Advanced Materials

Aditya Birla Group

12:25

Discussion followed by Networking Lunch

13:45

Afternoon Chairman’s Introduction

13:50

BENZENE TRADE FLOWS & MARKET TRENDS- ASIAN REGION

  • Consumption and Trade flows
  • Path Forward and breakthrough anticipated

Mr. Surya Kumar Sikha, Commercial Director (South Asia)

Fortrec Chemicals & Petroleum Pte Ltd

14:20

PROPYLENE MARKET DYNAMICS 2020

Wu Jian, Marketing Director – Feedstock & Petrochemicals

14:50

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE (To be confirmed)

15:20

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

15:50

PROSPECT OF PHENOLIC RESINS MARKETS & TRENDS

  • Demand/supply forecast
  • Growth drivers, regions & emerging Application
  • Phenolic resins in the circular economy

Mr. Suresh Kalra, Global Vice President - Industrial Resins & Specialties

SI Group-India Private Limited

16:20

MMA MARKET OUTLOOK & TRENDS IN A VOLATILE ECONOMY

  • New capacities vs demand
  • Growth region and emerging applications
  • Drive towards recycling and sustainability
  • Challenges facing the industry

16:50

IMO 2020 & ITS IMPACT ON CHEMICALS SHIPPING & FREIGHT RATES

  • Global economic growth and impact on chemical tanker shipping market
  • IMO 2020’s impact on freight rates

Hu Qing, Lead Analyst

Drewry Maritime Services Asia Pte Ltd

17:20

Discussion followed by End of Day 1

17:30

Networking Reception for all speakers & delegates

09:00

Chairman’s Introduction

09:10

SUPPLY/DEMAND PROJECTION & MARKET TRENDS OF PHENOL/ACETONE IN CHINA

  • Changing market dynamics with new phenol/acetone capacities coming on stream
  • US-China trade tensions & its impact on phenol/acetone trade
  • Key growth drivers & emerging application
  • China’s antidumping measures on trade flow

Mr. Kevin Yu Bocai, Senior Sales Executive

CEPSA Chemical (Shanghai) Co. Ltd

09:45

SUSTAINABILITY AND MARKET TRENDS IN CAPROLACTAM & NYLON VALUE CHAIN (Title to be confirmed)

  • Caprolactam & Nylon growth trends
  • Feedstock supply chain challenges & optimization
  • (dis)advantages of phenol based capro from a sustainability footprint point of view vs other routes to Capro
  • Key growth markets & emerging applications

David Hitchins, VP Purchasing & Supply Chain

Fibrant BV

10:15

IPA MARKET TRENDS & OUTLOOK

  • Supply/demand outlook
  • Future of Propylene-based IPA vs Acetone based IPA
  • Key growth drivers & application

10:45

Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment

11:15

INDIA’S SLOWING ECONOMY AND ITS IMPACT ON PHENOL/ACETONE MARKETS

  • Demand/supply projection & changing trade flow with increased local production
  • Key growth drivers & downstream investment
  • Expansion plans moving forward

Mr. Rajeev Pandia, Member of the Board

Deepak Phenolics Limited

11:45

ACETONE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY & ECONOMICS

12:15

Final Discussion followed by Closing Networking Lunch

13:45

End of Conference.

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