06 October 2019
Berlin, Germany

Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar

Petrochemicals – what will the next five years bring?

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Morning registration and coffee
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Welcome and introduction by Argus
  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Keynote address: Macro, regulatory & geopolitical risks: the implications for energy commodity markets David Fyfe - Chief Economist, Argus
  • Cyclical economic slow-down and the territories most at risk
  • Tightening fuel specifications and constraints on global trade
  • Key oil and gas market drivers for the 1-5 year horizon

  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • North America shale oil and NGL production – projections through 2030 Steve Weber - Vice-President, Refining and Petrochemical Consulting, Argus
  • Major US shale production regions (Bakken, Permian, Marcellus) and outlook for production
  • Outlook for US natural gas liquids production and demand
  • Canada – renewed emphasis on petrochemical development

  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • US exports of ethylene and feedstocks - Senior Representative, Enterprise
 
  • 10.50
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  • 11.20
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:10
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  • 12:00
  • Panel discussion: The impact of US exports of ethylene and derivatives on external markets - Argus
Moderator:

Chuck Venezia, Senior Vice-President, Global Petrochemicals, Argus
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Developments in Chinese petrochemicals – the future of methanol-to-olefins Becky Zhang - Petrochemical Analyst, Argus
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • China refining investments Tom Reed - Editor, Argus
  • How is China’s addition of new refining capacity changing crude demand and trade flows?
  • How are the new refineries affecting product trade?
  • Assessing how alkylation and reforming units will affect demand for petrochemical feedstocks such as naphtha and butane?

  • 13:00
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  • 14:30
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • European refining – the next challenges Francis Osborne - Head of Forecasting, Consulting, Argus
  • How fast will the local market shrink?
  • Forecasting regional imbalances
  • Where will operators market surplus product?

Stream 1 - Olefins

Start End
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Recycling of Polymers – threat or opportunity? Will Collins - Polymers, Europe, Argus
 
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Propylene balance: The next five years Sarah Rae - Vice-President, Olefins and Derivatives, Argus
  • Will growth keep pace with new capacity additions - particularly in Asia
  • Refinery sourced propylene - the swing factor
  • The potential impact of recycling on polypropylene usage

Stream 2 - Aromatics

Start End
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • The paraxylene-benzene connection Chuck Venezia - Senior Vice-President, Global Petrochemicals, Argus
 
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Styrene - the impending storm Andy Nicholson - Vice-President, Market Development, Petrochemicals, Argus
  • Regional balances and trade flows
  • Growth prospects and investment plans
  • Pricing and profitability outlook

Start End
  • 16:00
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  • 16:10
  • Chairperson's closing remarks
  • 16:10
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  • 17:30
  • Networking drinks
  • 17:30
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  • Close of conference
  • 07:00
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  • 09:00
  • Methanol breakfast briefing: Exploring the developments in global methanol supply and demand over recent years Tony Devlin - Methanol, Argus

This interactive workshop will examine developments in the global methanol industry, including supply and demand over recent years, how to expand into new markets, regulatory developments, challenges faced, and the impact on Europe as a result of changing global dynamics. Attend the breakfast briefing to learn about market fundamentals and prepare your business to be successful within the market.

Who is the breakfast briefing for?

The methanol breakfast briefing is aimed at purchasing directors/managers, traders, supply chain managers, storage/ shipping companies and other service providers involved with the methanol industry who wish to gain valuable insight on the latest global methanol industry.

*Hot food will be served during the workshop