PARALLEL SESSIONS


EXECUTIVE FORUM SESSION: Creating Value Through Collaboration

TIME


11.15AM- 12.25PM

Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Datuk. Md Arif Mahmood, EVP & CEO Downstream
    PETRONAS
  2. Vipul S Shah, COO Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Ltd
  3. Dr. Andrea Frenzel, President South & East Asia, Asean and Australia/New Zealand, BASF
  4. 4. Moderator - Dato’ Seri Hj. Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, Vice President Marketing, Downstream Business, PETRONAS

SESSION 1 - General Matters And Raw Materials
venue: Conference Hall 3

Session Chair: Shamsairi M Ibrahim, CEO PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. PCI Wood Mackenzie
    • Title: Global Oil and Gas Supply/ Demand and Price Outlooks Focusing on Chemical Feedstock
      Speaker: Alan Gelder, Vice President Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, EMEARC Research
  2. IHS Markit
    • Title: Asia’s Competitive Position – Is it sustainable?
      Speaker: Tony Potter, Vice President
  3. Argus
    • Title: The Potential of Asia to Accommodate To New Mega Capacity
      Speaker: Becky Zhang, Editor, Olefins and Methanol

SESSION 2 - Polyolefins
venue: Meeting Room 306

Session Chair: Lau Chee Meng, Director Polymer Sales & Marketing, Lotte Chemical Titan

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. ICIS
    • Title: Asia Polymers – Are New Global Capacities Poised to Change The Trade Dynamics?
      Speaker: Felita Widjaja, Market Editor
  2. Townsend Solutions
    • Title: Enhancing Sustainability of the Polyolefins Downstream Business through Expansion of Added-Value Products and Focus on Converter Strategies
      Speaker: Roberto Ribeiro, President
  3. Lux Research
    • Title: Strategies For Petrochemicals Companies in Building A Value Chain For Emerging Bio-based Polymers
      Speaker: Yuan-Sheng Yu, Analyst
  4. Asia Plan
    • Title: Opportunities and Challenges in ASEAN Polyolefins Markets
      Speaker: Avdo Niksic-Nick, CEO
  5. Industry Speaker – W.R Grace & Co
    • Title: Product Innovation through Catalyst Solution to Polyolefin Producers
      Speaker: Mohd Rohizat Abd. Aziz, Regional Technical Manager

SESSION 3 - Styrenics
venue: Meeting Room 305

Session Chair: Norihiro Miyoshi, Idemitsu

TIME

ARGUS

2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. PCI Wood Mackenzie
    • Title: Outlook for Asia Benzene & Styrene – Where will Value come from?
      Speaker: Daphne Ho, Analyst
  2. S&P Global Platts
    • Title: Can Increased Consumerism and Packaging Demand Keep The SM Party Going
      Speaker: Frank Zeng, Editor, Asia Petrochemicals
  3. Tecnon Orbichem
    • Title: Opportunities in the Unsaturated Polyester Resins Industry
      Speaker: Yazmine Khan, Consultant – Orthoxylene, Pthalic Anhydride
  4. Nexant
    • Title: Polystyrene the Changing Landscape
      Speaker: Chommanad Thammanaykatip, Managing Consultant
  5. Industry Speaker – Malaysia Automotive Institute

SESSION 4 - PVC
venue: Meeting Room 304

Session Chair: Umat Lokman, Petrochemicals Group, PETRONAS

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. IHS Markit
    • Title: PVC, with Margins Set To Expand, Where and When Is The Next Investment Cycle?
      Speaker: Kyle Choi, Director Chlor-Alkali & Vinyls
  2. S&P Global Platts
    • Title: The Game Changer
      Speaker: Fumiko Dobashi, Senior Editor, Asia Petrochemicals
  3. China National Chemical Information Centre (CNCIC)
    • Title: The Future Development Strategy of China PVC Overcapacity
      Speaker: Peter Huang, CEO Consulting Division
  4. Industry Speaker - Reliance Industries
    • Title: The Future Development and Business Strategy of PVC in India
      Speaker: Vivek Sane, Vice President – Polymer Marketing

SESSION 5 - Synthetic Rubber
venue: Meeting Room 303

Session Chair: Dennis Lim, Petrochemicals Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. IHS Markit
    • Title: C4s and Elastomers Market Outlook
      Speaker: Anthony Song, Director, C4s and Elastomers
  2. Argus
    • Title: Butadiene: How Long Will The Rubber Oversupply Continue?
      Speaker: Paul Brisson, Vice President, C4 Olefins & Derivatives
  3. S&P Global Platts
    • Title: The Changing C4 Feedstock Slate and the Shift in Trade Dynamics
      Speaker: Izzat Hamzah, Senior Editor, Asia Petrochemicals
  4. ICIS
    • Title: Challenges Facing the Synthetic Rubber Market in Asia in 2018
      Speaker: Ann Sun, Senior Analyst, Analytics & Consulting
  5. Industry Speaker – ANURAZ Enterprise
    • Speaker: Prof. Dr. Azemi Samuri, Director, ANURAZ Enterprise

SESSION 6 - Synthetic Fibre Raw Materials
venue: Meeting Room 302

Session Chair: Rakesh Gaur, Recron

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. PCI Wood Mackenzie
    • Title: Polyamide Market Outlook – Consolidation and Collaboration
      Speaker: Dr. Crystal Chiang, Asia Director – Polyamide
  2. ICIS
    • Title: Moving from “Irrational Exuberance” to a “New Normal” in the Polyester & PET Value Chain
      Speaker: Ong Shu San, Senior Consultant – Individual Project Studies
  3. Tecnon OrbiChem
    • Title: Opportunities and Prospects in Regional Synthetic Fibre Businesses
      Speaker: Grace Shen, Senior Consultant – Individual Project Studies
  4. Industry Speaker : Recron
    • Title: Prospect & Challenges of Bio-based Synthetic Fibre
      Speaker: Tarun Narang, Chief Marketing Officer and Director

SESSION 7 - Chemicals
venue: Meeting Room 307

Session Chair: Dr. Sven Crone, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. ICIS
    • Title: Could New Technologies Propylene Oxide (PO) in China Change The World Supply Balance?
      Speaker: Rhian O’Connor, Senior Analyst
  2. Argus
    • Title: Is Methanol Heading Towards An Oversupply?
      Speaker: Mahua Chakravarty, Editor, Petrochemical Markets
  3. Methanol Institute
    • Title: Achieving Global Energy & Environmental Security
      Speaker: Dom LaVigne, Director of Government & Public Affairs, Asia Pacific & Middle East
  4. Industry speaker : PETRONAS
    • Title: Methanol Prospect Co-creating Value in Emerging Application
      Speaker: Shahrom Muhammad Yusuf, Head, Marketing & Sales (Methanol)

SESSION 8 - ENVIRONMENT
venue: Meeting Room 308 – 309

Session Chair: Goh EngLeong, MD, Head, Malaysia & Singapore Business Area, BASF

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. PCI Wood Mackenzie
    • Title: Managing Environmental Issues – Examples of Industry Challenges and Polyester Chain Sustainability
      Speaker: PieterJan Van Uytvanck, Senior Consultant
  2. Tecnon Orbichem
    • Title: Twin Approaches To Environmentally Friendly Plastics: Recycling and Raising Bio-Content
      Speaker: Dr. Charles Fryer, Chairman
  3. Lux Research
    • Title: Technology and Innovation Driving the Oil and Gas Industry’s Environmental Initiatives
      Speaker: Harshit Sharma, Practice Lead, Exploration & Production
*Conference Programme is subject to change

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