06 November - 07 November 2019
Shanghai, China

Argus Asia LPG & Petrochemical Feedstocks Conference

Day One

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Opening remarks by chairperson and antitrust reminder David Appleton - Business Development Executive, Argus Media, Singapore

China's role and influence in the future of the LPG industry

Start End
  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Downstream development in China and what this means for LPG demand and imports Yang Qing - Vice President, Oriental Energy, China
  • Shifts in domestic LPG sources
  • Residential and petrochemical demand outlook
  • The future of China’s LPG supply structure
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • China’s independent refiners and their role in domestic LPG market supply Yier Meng - Manager – LPG, Shenghong Group, China
  • How is China’s addition of new refining capacity affecting products trade?
  • Will local refineries have a growing share of LPG production in the country?
  • Are independent refiners going to be using more LPG and how will this affect the balance of LPG availability in China?
 
  • 10:10
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  • 10:35
  • The growing competition for feedstocks: Propylene production routes and the growth of PDH & MDH plants in China Senior representative - Wanhua Petrochemical, China
  • Key drivers of PDH capacity growth
  • Feedstock demand and price-sensitivity
  • The current split between butane and propane feedstock facilities and future investments
 
  • 10:35
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  • 11:20
  • Networking break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • The growth of alkylation units in China and their demand for industrial LPG as feedstock Elaine Xiaojing Yuan - LPG Manager - Intentional Trading, Sinopec, China
  • China’s gasoline standards upgrade and current alkylation capacity
  • Feedstock requirements and competition for butane supply
  • Demand for alkylate, MTBE, bio-ethanol and the impact on LPG requirements 
 

Navigating the new order in LPG markets

Start End
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Putting China in the global context: Market developments and price movements Esther Phua - Asian Editor, Argus International LPG, Argus, Singapore
  • 12:20
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  • 13:00
  • Interactive discussion: A fine balance: US-China trade and what this means for LPG traders and end users
  • Beyond China - the wider geopolitical impact of US trade policies
  • Fulfilling Asia’s appetite for LPG – evolving supply sources and stability of supply
  • LPG trade in the aftermath of the US shale revolution
  • Global LNG exports and the impact on LPG availability

Panellists:

Yier Meng, Manager – LPG, Shenghong Group, China

Senior representative, Wanhua Petrochemical, China

Esther Phua, Asian Editor, Argus International LPG, Argus, Singapore

Yang Qing, Vice President, Oriental Energy, China

Elaine Xiaojing Yuan, LPG Manager - Intentional Trading, Sinopec, China

Senior representative, Quest Group, Russia

  • 13:00
  • -
  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch

Trumping the trade war: Securing China's LPG supply

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 14:55
  • The role of Middle East suppliers in a changing global dynamic
  • 14:55
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  • 15:20
  • Everybody needs good neighbours: Russia’s investment in LPG overland and seaborne export facilities Sergey Lukianov - Senior representative, Blue Line International, Russia
  • 15:20
  • -
  • 15:45
  • LPG markets in CIS countries: New production facilities and evolving geography of export supplies
  • 15:45
  • -
  • 16:15
  • Networking break

The potential in petchems: Opportunities and challenges

Start End
  • 16:15
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  • 16:45
  • Asia’s propylene requirements and the changing nature of LPG demand Joe Zhao - General Manager, Chemical Feedstock Unit, Sinochem International Corporation, China
  • Asia’s propylene capacity by process
  • Growth of new propylene production routes: PDH & ADH, CTO, MTO
  • The role of PDH in Asia’s propylene balance 
  • 16:45
  • -
  • 17:10
  • Feedstock economics: LPG vs Naphtha David Appleton - Business Development Executive, Argus, Singapore
  • How do propane, ethane and naphtha compare as competitive feedstocks?
  • Is the switch to LPG expected to be a long-term solution?
  • Evaluating the security of supply markets for various feedstocks
  • 17:10
  • -
  • 17:15
  • Closing remarks by chairperson David Appleton - Business Development Executive, Argus Media, Singapore
  • 17:30
  • -
  • 19:30
  • Networking drinks reception sponsored by Quest Group

Day Two

Start End
  • 08:00
  • -
  • 09:00
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:00
  • -
  • 09:10
  • Opening remarks by chairperson and antitrust reminder David Appleton - Business Development Executive, Argus Media, Singapore

Fuelling Asia: The future of demand

Start End
  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Surging demand for LPG in Japan: Future prospects in the residential, power generation and petrochemical sectors Shigeo Ishikawa - Representative Director and Executive Vice President, ENEOS Globe, Japan
  • 09:40
  • -
  • 10:10
  • Incredible India: LPG requirements in the residential and petrochemical sector NK Bansal - Director (Oil Refining & Marketing), Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), India
  • LPG demand post-elections and future prospects of the residential sector
  • Investments and initiatives to improve LPG penetration
  • Petrochemical feedstock demand options
  • 10.10
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  • 10.40
  • Opportunities & challenges in Indonesia’s LPG industry Mukesh Agrawal - Technical Director, PT. Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk, Indonesia
  • Current state of LPG supply in Indonesia
  • Domestic use demand expectations and developments in storage capacity and infrastructure
  • Overview of Natural Gas based LPG plants
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 11:20
  • Networking break
  • 11:20
  • -
  • 11:50
  • New frontiers on Asia’s LPG trail: Sri Lanka’s position in the market W.K.H. Wegapitiya - Executive Chairman, Laugfs Holdings Limited, Sri Lanka
  • 11:50
  • -
  • 12:40
  • Asian buyers panel: An interactive discussion of LPG consumption priorities with buyers from emerging demand centers in South and South East Asia.

Panellists:

Wasim Ashfaq, Team Lead, PARCO Pearl Gas, Pakistan

Shigeo Ishikawa, Representative Director and Executive Vice President, ENEOS Globe, Japan

W.K.H. Wegapitiya, Executive Chairman, Laugfs Holdings Limited, Sri Lanka

Mukesh Agrawal, Technical Director, PT. Surya Esa Perkasa Tbk, Indonesia

NK Bansal, Director (Oil Refining & Marketing), Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI), India

David Appleton, Business Development Executive, Argus, Singapore

  • 12:40
  • -
  • 12:45
  • Closing remarks by chairperson David Appleton - Business Development Executive, Argus Media, Singapore
  • 12:45
  • -
  • 14:15
  • Networking lunch and end of conference