06 outubro 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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  • 10:55
  • Development of US propylene and ethylene: Open access hub and export terminal Chris D'Anna - Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals, Enterprise Products
 
  • 10:55
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Global ethylene balances Jimmy Levine - Vice-President, Olefins, Argus
  • 12:00
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  • 12:40
  • Panel discussion: The impact of US exports of ethylene and derivatives on external markets - Argus
  • What will the future of US supply market look like in the next 1-2 years?
  • What will be the impact on new inbounds on the European petrochemical market – and what products will be imported?
  • How will global petrochemical producers adapt to the new wave of US supply?

Moderator:

Chuck Venezia, Senior Vice-President, Global Petrochemicals, Argus

Panellists:

Sarah Rae, Vice-President, Olefins and Derivatives, Argus

  • 12:40
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch
  • 13:40
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  • 14:10
  • Developments in Chinese petrochemicals – what are these meant for the world? Becky Zhang - Petrochemical Analyst, Argus
  • The new wave of Chinese petrochemical expansions
  • How are the expansions affecting supply/demand balance for selected chemicals (olefins/aromatics/methanol)?
  • The change of China’s role in the selected chemical markets
  • 14:10
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  • 14:40
  • 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?

  • 14:40
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  • 15:10
  • 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?

  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon coffee and networking

Stream 1 - Olefins

Start End
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Recycling of Polymers – threat or opportunity? Will Collins - Senior Reporter, Polymers, Europe, Argus
  • How is the focus on sustainability impacting the polyolefin industry and what changes are being made?
  • How are efforts to combat plastic waste expected to evolve?
  • How will virgin polyolefin demand growth be affected in Europe and globally?
  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • 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
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • 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