Argus Petrochemicals Forum

21 August 2019, Wednesday, 9.00 am - 11.40 am
Registration begins at 8.30 am

Millennium Seoul Hilton, Atrium Hall, 3rd Floor
50 Sowol-ro, Namdaemunno 5(o)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

View the detailed agenda below. 


Argus invites you to join our complimentary forum to network with industry leaders and market participants and find out more about the the key trends and outlook for the petrochemicals industry in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Turkey.

This is a complimentary event. Due to limited spaces, please register your details now to reserve a seat.

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Forum Agenda
   
   8.30 am          
 Registration

9.00 am

 Introduction and opening address
9.05 am
 Olefins: Demand & supply outlook
  • Rising US ethylene exports into Asia. Shifts in trade flows amid rapid expansions within Asia-Pacific.
  • Updates on key Asia-Pacific, as well as US cracker projects and analysis on supply and demand
  • China’s continuing expansions in coal-to-olefins and propane dehydrogenation projects. Updates on new regulations and the impact on the sector
  • An outlook on the Asia-Pacific propylene and butadiene markets. Could the market see tight supplies in the years to come as crackers cut run rates?
 Presented by: Bohan Loh, Business Development Manager, Argus Asia

9.35 am
 Polymers: Chasing better netbacks in an ultra-competitive PE/PP landscape
  • Polyethylene (PE)/polypropylene (PP) pricing fundamentals in Asia
  • Increased PE exports from the US and the impact on trade flows to Europe, Turkey and Asia
  • New capacity in Russia, the Middle East, northeast and southeast Asia
  • Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Turkey polymer market overview
  • Opportunities for South Korean producers in an era of trade tariffs
  • Introduction to Argus PE/PP services and new product launches
 Presented by: Muhamad Fadhil, Editor, Petrochemicals, Argus Asia

10.00 am
 
 Q&A for olefins and polymers session

10.10 am  Coffee break
10.30 am
 Methanol: Impending oversupply or continued shortage
  • A look at global methanol supply/demand and trade
  • Key demand growth drivers in the China market. Methanol’s role as a boiler and motor fuel.
  • A global look at future methanol projects and supply
  • Key drivers of methanol pricing and the Argus methodology
 Presented by: Mahua Chakravarty, Editor, Petrochemicals, Argus Asia


11.00 am

 Q&A for methanol session
11.05 am
 Aromatics: A look at pricing in an oversupplied market
  • Updates on key aromatics project start-ups in China and changes in trade flows
  • A look at key benzene/styrene monomer and paraxylene (PX)/PTA demand growth drivers
  • Benzene and PX, long-term oversupply?
  • The growing longer term relevance of the PX cfr spot price for China and price risk diversification and the Argus methodology
 Presented by: Bohan Loh, Business Development Manager, Argus Asia


11.35 am

 Q&A for aromatics session

11.40 am

 Closing address and end of forum

**This agenda is subjected to changes.

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