EXECUTIVE FORUM SESSION: Creating Value Through Collaboration

TIME


11.15AM- 12.25PM

Session Chairs / Speakers

  1. Datuk Md Arif Mahmood, Executive Vice President & CEO, Downstream,
    PETRONAS
  2. Vipul S Shah, Chief Operating Officer – Petrochemicals, Reliance Industries Limited
  3. Moderator - Dato’ Sri Hj. Syed Zainal Abidin Syed Mohamed Tahir, VP Marketing, Downstream Business, PETRONAS


PARALLEL SESSIONS

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

Session Chair: Shamsairi M Ibrahim, CEO PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd
CO-CHAIR: JUI-SHIH CHEN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FORMOSA PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. 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, PCI Wood Mackenzie
  2. Title: Asia’s Competitive Position – Is it sustainable?
    • Speaker: Tony Potter, Vice President, IHS Markit
  3. Title: The Potential of Asia to Accommodate To New Mega Capacity
    • Speaker: Becky Zhang, Editor, Olefins and Methanol, Asia, Argus
  4. Title: Advanced Packaging Development with Performance Additives: Success through Collaboration
    • Industry Speaker: Samuel Yap, Technical Manager, Milliken Asia Pte. Ltd

SESSION 2 - Polyolefins
venue: Meeting Room 306

Session Chair: LAU CHEE MING, Director Polymer Sales & Marketing, Lotte Chemical Titan
CO-CHAIR: WU, JEN-LONG, VICE PRESIDENT, FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

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

SESSION 3 - Styrenics
venue: MEETING ROOM 308 – 309

Session Chair: Nobuhiro Miyagashi, Managing Director, Idemitsu SM (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
CO-CHAIR: LOU, HSIU-TSAN, SALES MANAGER, GRAND PACIFIC PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

    • Title: Outlook for Asian Benzene & Styrene – Where will Value come from?
    • Speaker: Su Jie, Analyst, PCI Wood Mackenzie
  1. Title: Can consumerism, and packaging demand lead the way for Asian SM?
    • Speaker: Genevieve Soong, Managing Editor, Asia Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts
  2. Title: Opportunities in the Unsaturated Polyester Resins Industry
    • Speaker: Yazmine Khan, Consultant – Orthoxylene, Pthalic Anhydride, UPR, Aromatics, Tecnon Orbichem
  3. Title: Polystyrene the Changing Landscape
    • Speaker: Johan Vandebeek, Senior Analyst, Nexant

SESSION 4 - PVC
venue: Meeting Room 304

SESSION CHAIR: M Zameer Zahur Hussain, Head Business Development, PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd
CO-CHAIR: CHAN, YI-NENG, SALES DIRECTOR, FORMOSA PLASTICS CORPORATION

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Title: PVC, with Margins Set To Expand, Where and When Is The Next Investment Cycle?
    • Speaker: Eddie Kok, Executive Director, Inorganics (Global – Vinyls), IHS Markit
  2. Title: The Game Changer
    • Speaker: Fumiko Dobashi, Senior Editor, Asia Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts
  3. Title: Strategy of China’s Players Amidst PVC Overcapacity
    • Speaker: Dr. Shiyao Wang, Senior Consultant, Consulting division, China National Chemical Information Centre (CNCIC)
  4. Title: The Future Development and Business Strategy of PVC in India
    • Industry Speaker: Vivek Sane, Vice President – Polymer Marketing, Reliance Industries

SESSION 5 - Synthetic Rubber
venue: Meeting Room 303

Session Chair: DENNIS LIM, DIRECTOR, PETROCHEMICALS MALAYSIA SDN BHD
CO-CHAIR: LI, YU-LIAN, MANAGER, TSRC CORPORATION

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Title: C4s and Elastomers Market Outlook
    • Speaker: Anthony Song, Director, C4s and Elastomers, IHS Markit
  2. Title: Butadiene: Demand growth in Asia
    • Speaker: Paul Brisson, Vice President, C4 Olefins & Derivatives, Argus
  3. Title: The Changing C4 Feedstock Slate and the Shift in Trade Dynamics
    • Speaker: Serena Seng, Managing Editor, S&P Global Platts
  4. Title: Challenges Facing the Synthetic Rubber Market in Asia in 2018
    • Speaker: Ann Sun, Senior Analyst, Analytics & Consulting, ICIS
  5. Title: Synthetic Rubbers in Tyre and Automotive Industries
    • Industry Speaker: Prof. Dr. Azemi Samsuri, Director, ANURAZ Enterprise

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

Session Chair: Rakesh Gaur, Recron Malaysia Sdn Bhd
CO-CHAIR: JASON CHEN, SENIOR MANAGER, ORIENTAL UNION CHEMICAL CORPORATION

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Title: Polyamide Market Outlook – Consolidation and Collaboration
    • Speaker: Dr. Crystal Chiang, Asia Director – Polyamide, PCI Wood Mackenzie
  2. Title: Moving from “Irrational Exuberance” to a “New Normal” in the Polyester & PET Value Chain
    • Speaker: Jenny Yi, Senior Analyst, ICIS
  3. Title: Opportunities and Prospects in Regional Synthetic Fibre Businesses
    • Speaker: Michelle Yang, Senior Consultant – Acrylonitrile & Derivatives, Paraxylene, PTA, Tecnon OrbiChem
  4. Title: Prospect & Challenges of Bio-based Synthetic Fibre
    • Industry Speaker: Tarun Narang, Chief Marketing Officer for Polyester Business, Recron Malaysia Sdn Bhd

SESSION 7 - Chemicals
venue: MEETING ROOM 305

Session Chair: Dr. Sven Crone, Managing Director, BASF PETRONAS Chemicals
CO-CHAIR: RICKY CHEN, VICE PRESIDENT, CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Title: Could New Technologies Propylene Oxide (PO) in China Change The World Supply Balance?
    • Speaker: Rhian O’Connor, Senior Analyst, ICIS
  2. Title: Is Methanol Heading Towards An Oversupply?
    • Speaker: Mahua Chakravarty, Editor, Petrochemical Markets, Argus
  3. Title: Achieving Global Energy & Environmental Security
    • Speaker: Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute
  4. Title: Methanol Prospect Co-creating Value in Emerging Application
    • Industry Speaker : Shahrom Muhammad Yusuf, Head, Marketing & Sales (Methanol, Aromatics & MTBE), PETRONAS Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd.

SESSION 8 - ENVIRONMENT
venue: Meeting Room 307

Session Chair: GOH ENGLEONG, MD, HEAD, MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE BUSINESS AREA, BASF (MALAYSIA) SDN BHD
CO-CHAIR: TSAI, SHENG-HSIUNG, MANAGER, USI CORPORATION

TIME


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Topic

  1. Title: Managing Environmental Issues – Examples of Industry Challenges and Polyester Chain Sustainability
    • Speaker: PieterJan Van Uytvanck, Senior Consultant, PCI Wood Mackenzie
  2. Title: Twin Approaches To Environmentally Friendly Plastics: Recycling and Raising Bio-Content
    • Speaker: Matthew Hartley, Senior Consultant - Individual Project Studies, Tecnon Orbichem
  3. Title: Technology and Innovation Driving the Oil and Gas Industry’s Environmental Initiatives
    • Speaker: Harshit Sharma, Practice Lead, Exploration & Production, Lux Research
  4. Title: Plastics Sustainability in Malaysia: Challenges and The Way Forward
    • Industry Speaker: Wee Ching Yun, Exco Member, Malaysian Plastics Manufacturers Association
*Conference Programme is subject to change

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