Tuesday March 19, 2013
8:00 am – 12:00 pm World Petrochemical Workshops
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm World Petrochemical Workshops
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm CEO Roundtable & Dinner (Invitation Only)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

 

Wednesday March 20, 2013
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast Session
8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcoming Remarks
Dave Witte, SVP and General Manager, Chemicals, IHS
8:40 am – 8:45 am Moderator Remarks
Lyn Tattum, Senior Director, Chemicals, IHS
8:45 am – 9:10 am World Economic Outlook
Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS
9:10 am – 9:35 am Global Energy Outlook
Bill Sanderson, VP, Downstream Research and Consulting – Energy Insight, IHS
9:35 am – 10:00 am Global State of the Chemical Industry
Gary Adams, Chief Advisor, Chemicals, IHS; Dave Witte, SVP and General Manager, Chemicals, IHS
10:00 am – 10:25 am Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
10:25 am – 10:55 am Refreshment Break
10:55 am – 11:15 am Americas: Strategies for a Sustainable Future
Stephen D. Pryor, President, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
11:15 am – 11:35 am Next Stages in Developing a Mideast Chemical Industry
Moayyed Al-Qurtas,
Vice Chairman, TASNEE
11:35 am – 11:55 am Europe: Reshaping of the Industry for a Higher Value Future
Graeme Burnett, Senior Vice President, Refining & Petrochemicals Americas, Total SA
11:55 am – 12:15 pm Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges in an Emerging Landscape
José Luis Uriegas, CEO, Grupo IDESA
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
12:45 pm – 2:15 pm Luncheon and Keynote Address
Trade Challenges and Opportunities
Susan Esserman, Chair of the International Department, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; former Deputy US Trade Representative
2:15 pm – 2:20 pm Moderator Afternoon Remarks
Lyn Tattum, Senior Director, Chemicals, IHS
2:20 pm – 2:45 pm Global Consumer Markets
Zbyszko Tabernacki, VP, Economics & Country Risk, IHS
2:45 pm – 3:10 pm Outlook for China Coal Chemicals
Paul Pang,
Senior Director and Managing Director of Chemicals China, IHS
3:10 pm – 3:35 pm A New Era of Technology
Russell Heinen, Director of Technology and Analytics, IHS
3:35 pm – 4:05 pm Refreshment Break
4:05 pm – 4:30 pm A Wave of Capital Investment: Implications & Characterizations
Richard Meserole,
Vice President of Operations and General Manager, Houston, Fluor
4:30 pm – 4:55 pm Global Petrochemical Outlook:
As The Focus Returns To North America, How Will The Markets Respond?
Mark Eramo
, Vice President, Chemical Industry Insights, IHS
4:55 pm – 5:25 pm Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
5:25 pm – 5:30 pm Day one closing remarks
6:30 pm Country & Western Reception
Thursday March 21, 2013

Concurrent Breakout Sessions (click to expand)

Luncheon Keynote Address
The Regulatory Landscape and Its Implications on the Chemical Industry
Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Olefins & Derivatives Breakout
8:00 am – 8:15 am Moderator Opening Remarks
Bill Hyde, Senior Director, Olefins and Elastomers, IHS
8:15 am – 8:45 am The Impact on Olefins Investments from Advantaged U.S. Feedstocks
Kelly Knopp, Manager, Olefins Marketing & Business Development, Energy Marketing & Trading, Williams
8:45 am – 9:15 am Ethylene……One Product, Many Strategies
Chuck Carr,
 Senior Director, Global Olefins, IHS
9:15 am – 9:45 am Polyethylene: Global Momentum and Regional Challenges
Nick Vafiadis,
Senior Director, Global Polyolefins and Plastics, Chemicals, IHS
9:45 am -10:15 am Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
10:15 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am Propylene Producers Around The World – ‘If We Build It, They Will come!’
Matthew Thoelke,
Director, Olefins & Derivatives, Europe, Middle
East & Africa, IHS
11:15 am – 11:45 am Polypropylene:  One Change Leads to Another….What’s Next?
Robin Waters
Director, Polyolefins North America, IHS
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion Question & Answers
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Address
The Regulatory Landscape and Its Implications on the Chemical Industry
Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Moderator Afternoon Remarks
Chuck Carr, Senior Director, Global Olefins, IHS
1:40 pm – 2:15 pm North American Ethylene Feedstocks
Walt Hart, Director, NGL Research, IHS
2:15 pm – 2:50 pm Asia Olefins & Derivatives
Tony Potter,
Vice President, Asia Pacific, Chemical Insight, IHS
2:50 pm – 3:25 pm Middle East Olefins & Derivatives
Sanjay Sharma, Managing Director, Middle East and India, IHS
3:25 pm – 4:00 pm Butadiene:  A Market Seeking Metamorphosis
Bill Hyde, Senior Director, Olefins and Elastomers, IHS
 4:00 pm  Closing Remarks
Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates
8:00 am – 8:15 am Moderator Opening Remarks
Dewey Johnson, Senior Director, Chemical Market Research, IHS
8:15 am – 8:45 am RMS Benzene, Is It Unsinkable?
Peter Feng, Director, Aromatics, IHS
8:45 am – 9:15 am Mixed Xylenes, PX and PET – The Backbone of the Polyester Supply Chain
Chase Willett, Senior Director, Aromatics and Fibers, IHS
9:15 am – 9:45 am Challenges in the Refining Sector:  Are Refining Industry Issues Brewing an Aromatics Crisis?
Blake Eskew, Vice President, Downstream Energy Consulting, IHS
9:45 am -10:15 am Panel Discussion Question & Answers
10:15 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am Styrene & Derivatives – Les Misérables
Vince Sinclair,
Senior Director, Chemicals, IHS
11:15 am – 11:45 am Phenol: A Greek Tragedy?
David Potter, Director, Chemicals, IHS
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Address
The Regulatory Landscape and Its Implications on the Chemical Industry
Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Moderator Afternoon Remarks
Chase Willett, Senior Director, Aromatics and Fibers, IHS
1:40 pm – 2:15 pm PTA & Polyester –  Rise of the MegaTON
Ashish Pujari, Senior Director, Fibers & Feedstocks, IHS
2:15 pm – 2:50 pm MEG: Very Attractive, but Not Spoken For
Tison Keel, Director, Ethylene Oxide & Derivatives, IHS
2:50 pm – 3:25 pm The Global Nylon Value Chain
Richard Grayson, Director, Chemicals, IHS
3:25 pm – 4:00 pm Global Polycarbonate & ABS: Great Expectations
Paul Blanchard
, Director, Engineering Plastics, IHS
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Chlor-alkali & Derivatives
8:00 am – 8:15 am Moderator Opening Remarks
Joel Lindahl, Director, Chlor-alkali, Vinyls & Inorganics,
IHS
8:15 am – 8:45 am Has the Coal Market Reached the Top of a Super Cycle? Implications for China and Beyond
Xizhou Zhou, Director, Gas & Power, Head of China Energy, IHS
8:45 am – 9:15 am Alumina Industry Overview: A Three-Ring Circus
Ana Gamboa, Associate Director, Chlor-Alkali, Vinyls, Inorganics, IHS
9:15 am – 9:45 am Outlook for Paper and Board and Impact on Demand for Pulping Chemicals
Arnaud Franco, Senior Analyst Graphic Papers, Pulp and Paper Products Council
9:45 am -10:15 am Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
10:15 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am Chlor-alkali & Vinyls Asia: Sink or Swim?
Eddie Kok, Associate Director, Chlor-alkali & Vinyls, Asia, IHS
11:15 am – 11:45 am Overview of the TDI/MDI Market
Tim Chappell
, Product Manager at Bayer; Product Management at Bayer MaterialScience
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion Question & Answers
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Address
The Regulatory Landscape and Its Implications on the Chemical Industry
Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Moderator Afternoon Remarks
Steve Brien, Senior Director, Global Inorganics, IHS
1:40 pm – 2:15 pm The Top Five Things You Must Do to Be Successful in Vinyls 
Mike Smith, Director, Chlor-alkali & PVC, IHS
2:15 pm – 2:50 pm Global Chlorine: Exporting the Power Advantage
Andrew Brown, Director, Inorganics Group, IHS
2:50 pm – 3:25 pm Global Caustic Soda: New Landscape, New Future?
Joel Lindahl, Director, Chlor-alkali, Vinyls & Inorganics, IHS
3:25 pm – 4:00 pm Relative Soda Ash Production Costs
Marguerite Morrin, Director, Global Soda Ash Services, IHS
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
Specialty Chemicals & End-use Markets
8:00 am – 8:15 am Moderator Opening Remarks
John Bonarius, Senior Director, Chemicals, IHS
8:15 am – 8:45 am Engineering Resins: A Producer’s Perspective
Kyle Mathis, General Manager – Engineering Polymers, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
8:45 am – 9:15 am Specialty Chemicals Global Opportunities & Investment Trends
Stefan Mueller,
Senior Principal Analyst, Specialty Chemicals, IHS
9:15 am – 9:45 am Global Outlook on Synthetic Rubber
Emanuel Ormonde, Senior Analyst, Chemicals, IHS
9:45 am -10:15 am Panel Discussion Question & Answers
10:15 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break
10:45 am – 11:15 am Plastics in the Mix: Outlook for Automotive Materials
Phil Gott, Senior Director, Automotive, IHS
11:15 am – 11:45 am Material Perspectives in the Automotive Industry
Andreas Serr,
Associate Principal; Ulrich Weihe, Principal, McKinsey & Company
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Luncheon Keynote Address
The Regulatory Landscape and Its Implications on the Chemical Industry
Charles Drevna, President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm Moderator Afternoon Remarks
Stefan Mueller, Senior Principal Analyst, Specialty Chemicals, IHS
1:40 pm – 2:15 pm Global Acetyls: the Calm after the Storm?
Mike Nash, Global Director, Syngas Chemicals, IHS
2:15 pm – 2:50 pm Outlook on Ammonia-based Fertilizer Markets
Bala SureshAssociate Director, Chemicals, IHS
2:50 pm – 3:25 pm Renewables: Carving Out a Space in a Petrochemical World
Marifaith Hackett, Senior Manager, Chemicals, IHS
3:25 pm – 4:00 pm Global Construction Outlook:  Market Opportunities for Chemicals in the Construction Sector
Karen McCormick Blanford, Research Director, Global Construction Services, IHS
4:00 pm Closing Remarks