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    07:00 am
    Breakfast07:00 am - 08:30 am
    ["Breakfast"]["Networking"]
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions

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    ["Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    [" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    08:15 am
    Special Program: Technology Seminar08:15 am - 02:00 pm
    08:15 am
    Welcome Remarks
    ["Welcome Remarks"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]["Don Bari"]["Jeffrey S. Plotkin"]
    08:30 am
    Competitive Pathways for Crude to Chemicals

    Refinery margins have remained attractive in North America in the last few years, but demand growth in refinery fuel products has been sluggish relative to petrochemicals. Petrochemical prices have shown more resilience worldwide, when compared to transportation fuels prices.

    Globally, various refining and petrochemical companies are considering higher conversion of crude oil to chemicals than we have seen traditionally. In fact, several investments were announced in the last few years to specifically produce chemicals with refinery fuels as by-products. It is not uncommon for today’s refinery projects in the Middle East and Asia to demand 50% or higher conversion of crude barrels to chemicals.

    The U.S. crude palette has lightened and gas is abundant with the renewed tight oil and shale oil/gas. Costs in the U.S. for hydrogen production and utilities are lower than most other regions worldwide. International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2020 regulations make the production of high sulfur fuel oil (HSFO) unattractive. While ethylene and propylene generally are produced by steam cracking and propane dehydrogenation (PDH), these new drivers may create an interesting opportunity for U.S. refiners to diversify their product slate to include chemicals.

    Technologies exist today to convert all crude barrels to chemicals, but to make such investment economical, these technologies need careful tailoring with the right processing conditions and catalyst systems followed by the correct choice of products. Direct crude cracking applications and limitations are discussed followed by other reaction pathways with building blocks that include molecular transformation through (i) residue hydrocracking, conversion of residue-derived gas oils, and steam cracking; (ii) high propylene FCC ; and (iii) solutions for extra light, light, medium and heavy crudes along with a narrative on reasonable blends. The paper emphasizes the benefits of crude sourcing flexibility, varying product slate with market demands and the use of proven technological solutions with emphasis on reliability and flexibility.

    ["Competitive Pathways for Crude to Chemicals"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]["Leon de Bruyn"]
    09:00 am
    Advances in Technology to Enable Crude Oil-to-Chemical Mega-Projects

    Keywords: innovative technologies, from laboratory scale to the first industrial unit, energy efficiency, process configuration optimization, refining petrochemical integration, crude to Paraxylene (PX), Olefins. In Middle East, refiners are increasingly assessing options to further upgrade their products into petrochemicals by increasing conversion and by implementing technologies to produce more valuable chemicals. This global trend is based on various studies showing that the petrochemicals growth will be much higher than that of transportation fuels. It is expected to see a petrochemicals global growth at about 4% per year compared to 0.8% for fuels. Integrating Refining and Petrochemicals offers several advantages to the refiners: expand into higher growth markets; mitigate risks related to raw material and product price variations; improve asset profitability. However, these Refining to Petrochemicals projects are typical large and complex. Managing these projects is challenging and keeping them on budget and on schedule are some of the key challenges that refiners will face. Examples will be given on how the right process configuration can bring the best solution for the refiners to meet the growing demand for petrochemicals products while meeting some demand in clean transportation fuels meeting new specifications linked to the looming environmental regulations. In particular, this paper will detail the largest crude to PX project in Asia for Hengli which includes a complete suite of technologies to maximize residue conversion to produce heavy naphtha and further upgrade it to paraxylene. A second example will show how S-Oil has chosen a novel technology to further upgrade its atmospheric residue into valuable products and in particular into propylene while minimizing its Fuel Oil production. Finally, the author will present how AXENS is preparing also the future by developing new technologies through an innovative R&D approach efficiently structured from the laboratory scale to the first industrial unit. Some examples of the main R&D challenges will be illustrated.

    ["Advances in Technology to Enable Crude Oil-to-Chemical Mega-Projects"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]["Eric Benazzi"]
    09:30 am
    Are Crude Oil to Chemicals Projects Good Investments? Economics Case Study: Hengli’s Mega p-Xylene Project
    ["Are Crude Oil to Chemicals Projects Good Investments? Economics Case Study: Hengli’s Mega p-Xylene Project"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"][". R. J. Chang"]
    10:00 am
    Group Q&A
    ["Group Q&A"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]["Jeffrey S. Plotkin"]
    10:15 am
    Networking Break
    ["Networking Break"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]
    10:30 am
    Bioconversion of Natural Gas to Petrochemicals
    ["Bioconversion of Natural Gas to Petrochemicals"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"][". Robert Walsh"]
    11:00 am
    Small Scale Production of Renewable Acrylonitrile

    Acrylonitrile is a commodity petrochemical used notably in the production of acrylic fiber, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, styrene-acrylonitrile resin, acrylamide and carbon fibers. It is currently manufactured via ammoxidation of propylene. As an alternative feedstock, biomass is inexpensive, ubiquitous and renewable which motivated Southern Research (SR) to develop a novel, thermocatalytic biomass to acrylonitrile (B2ACN) process. Briefly, B2ACN consists of three steps: (i) hydrocracking, (ii) dehydration and (iii) ammoxidation. SR has completed the development and testing of novel, high performance catalysts for each step at laboratory scale and is currently undertaking bench scale study where each catalytic step is scaled up by nearly a factor of 1000. TEA/LCA study highlights compelling cost (0.7-0.8 $/lb) and environment benefits of small-to-moderate scale acrylonitrile production (5000 – 25,000 mt/year). Critical performance attributes of produced bio-acrylonitrile were compared successfully with the petroleum derived counterpart for readiness of use in carbon fibers, a key emerging application market of acrylonitrile.

    ["Small Scale Production of Renewable Acrylonitrile"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]["Amit Goyal"]
    12:45 pm
    Lunch - Technology Seminar
    ["Lunch - Technology Seminar"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]
    ["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]
    08:30 am
    Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Roger Green"]["Sean Stevenson"]
    Specialty Chemical Industry Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Specialty Chemical Industry Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Adam Bland"]["Aida Jebens"]["Mike Malveda"]["Stefan Schlag"]["Vivien Yang"]["Masahiro Yoneyama"]
    Petrochemical Price Forecasting Techniques Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Petrochemical Price Forecasting Techniques Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Larry Tan"]
    Introduction to the Global Chlor-Alkali Business Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Introduction to the Global Chlor-Alkali Business Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Eddie Kok"]["Nick Kovics"]["Hazel Kreuz"]["Catherine Webster"]["Lauren Zeiss"]
    Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    08:30 am
    Welcome Remarks
    ["Welcome Remarks"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Mark Szakonyi"]
    08:45 am
    Keynote
    ["Keynote"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Jonathan Wright"]
    09:10 am
    Digitizing Trade Using Blockchain – A Case Study
    ["Digitizing Trade Using Blockchain – A Case Study"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Brian Morris"]
    09:30 am
    Digital Transformation in the Process Industry Supply Chain

    Digitizing supply chains started when companies started sharing data electronically – it is not new. Even some of the technologies that we associate with digitization are not new. What is new is the ability to combine all digital signals and associate them with your supply chain transactions. This enables a higher level of automation and data quality. In this presentation, we will address the following topics: Getting past the “digitization” hype – how should you start? ; What pitfalls you should expect and how can you overcome them? ; The use of Digital Supply Networks to enable your digital journey.

    ["Digital Transformation in the Process Industry Supply Chain"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["David Cahn"]
    09:50 am
    Supply Chain Digitization
    ["Supply Chain Digitization"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Bryan Wahlberg"]
    10:10 am
    Q&A
    ["Q&A"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Mark Szakonyi"]
    10:20 am
    Networking Break
    ["Networking Break"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]
    10:45 am
    PE/PP US Capacity and the Impact on Exports until 2022
    ["PE/PP US Capacity and the Impact on Exports until 2022"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Joel Morales"]
    11:05 am
    USGC PE Export Supply Chain Challenges and Solutions
    ["USGC PE Export Supply Chain Challenges and Solutions"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Tushar Bhuta"]
    11:25 am
    Q&A
    ["Q&A"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Mark Szakonyi"]
    11:35 am
    The Future of Trucking
    ["The Future of Trucking"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Frank Vingerhoets"]
    11:55 am
    Q&A
    ["Q&A"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Todd Brown"]
    12:05 pm
    Lunch - Transportation & Logistics Summit
    ["Lunch - Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]
    01:35 pm
    Afternoon Keynote: Geopolitics Affecting Trade
    ["Afternoon Keynote: Geopolitics Affecting Trade"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Carlos Pascual"]
    01:55 pm
    Q&A
    ["Q&A"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Mark Szakonyi"]
    02:00 pm
    Panel Discussion: Global Port Updates
    ["Panel Discussion: Global Port Updates"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"][". Filip Vandenbussche"]["Didier de Beaumont"]["Tony Quinn"]["Charles Misseghers"]["Rich Byrnes"]["Olivier Maronneaud"]
    02:50 pm
    Afternoon Networking Break
    ["Afternoon Networking Break"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]
    03:20 pm
    The Chemical Tanker Market & IMO 2020

    Tighter fundamentals & IMO 2020 pushing international chemical tanker freight costs much higher in the next 12 months.

    Freight costs in the chemical tanker market are forecast to rise sharply in the near term, based on two key factors; market fundamentals and IMO 2020.

    Limited investment in new chemical tankers will mean fewer new deliveries in the next 2 years. At the same time, much stronger demand, especially from growing long haul trades from the US Gulf and Middle East, will tighten industry fundamentals and transport costs.

    Secondly, the shipping industry is facing one of its biggest ever step changes in operations and costs, with the introduction of the IMO 2020 legislation to reduce sulphur limits.

    The combination of these two major developments will impact significantly on the chemical tanker market, with the net result that costs are expected to rise.

    Steve will address these key areas, focusing especially on the potential impact of IMO 2020 and costs in the chemical tanker sector.

    ["The Chemical Tanker Market & IMO 2020"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Steve Christy"]
    03:45 pm
    Navigating Choppy Waters - IMO 2020
    ["Navigating Choppy Waters - IMO 2020"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Stephen Jew"]
    04:05 pm
    LNG Alternative Fuels for Marine Shipping
    ["LNG Alternative Fuels for Marine Shipping "]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Greg Denton"]
    04:25 pm
    Q&A
    ["Q&A"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Mark Szakonyi"]
    04:35 pm
    Container on Barge: The Alternative to Port Congestion for the Petrochemical Industry
    ["Container on Barge: The Alternative to Port Congestion for the Petrochemical Industry"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Marc Marling"]
    04:55 pm
    Q&A
    ["Q&A"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["James Arnold"]
    05:00 pm
    Transportation and Logistical Advantages for the Petrochemical Industry
    ["Transportation and Logistical Advantages for the Petrochemical Industry"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Anthony Palmer"]
    05:20 pm
    Q&A and Closing Remarks - Transportation & Logistics Summit
    ["Q&A and Closing Remarks - Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]
    ["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]
    12:30 pm
    Special Programs Lunch12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
    ["Special Programs Lunch"]["Networking"]
    01:00 pm
    Special Program: Sustainability Seminar01:00 pm - 05:30 pm
    01:00 pm
    Lunch - Sustainability Seminar
    ["Lunch - Sustainability Seminar"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]
    02:00 pm
    Welcome Remarks
    ["Welcome Remarks"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Dewey Johnson"]
    02:10 pm
    Sustainability Themes facing Energy & Natural Resources and Chemicals
    ["Sustainability Themes facing Energy & Natural Resources and Chemicals "]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Dewey Johnson"]
    02:25 pm
    Industry's Role in Development of Systemic Solutions to Plastics Waste
    ["Industry's Role in Development of Systemic Solutions to Plastics Waste"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Mark Nikolich"]
    02:45 pm
    Plastics Policies and Initiatives by Governments and Brand Owners

    This presentation will discuss how the move toward plastic sustainability is the most critical issue facing the plastics industry today. In the last year, many countries have established recycling targets, recycled content requirements, design requirements and bans on certain disposable plastics in order to help reduce the world’s “plastic crisis” in the wake of China’s National Sword policy, which banned many material categories from import and set strict contamination restrictions for others. Major companies have also begun to make commitments regarding plastics, such as eliminating or reducing their use of plastics, modifying packaging designs and increasing their use of recycled materials. The presentation will address how sustainability initiatives of plastic packaging and short-life products will impact both the demand for virgin and recycled feedstocks and the potential increased supply of recycled materials.

    ["Plastics Policies and Initiatives by Governments and Brand Owners "]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Victor Bell"]
    03:05 pm
    Together for Sustainability - a Procurement Initiative
    ["Together for Sustainability - a Procurement Initiative"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Hubert Fink"]
    03:25 pm
    Challenges in Aligning Recycling Infrastructure and Policy Development
    ["Challenges in Aligning Recycling Infrastructure and Policy Development"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Nina Butler"]
    03:45 pm
    Group Q&A
    ["Group Q&A"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Dewey Johnson"]
    04:00 pm
    Networking Break
    ["Networking Break"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]
    04:20 pm
    Plastics Sustainability- Recycling Innovation Panel
    ["Plastics Sustainability- Recycling Innovation Panel"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Ellen Martin"]["Tamsin Ettefagh"]["Mark Morgan"][". Surendra Borad Patawari"]["Dewey Johnson"]
    05:00 pm
    Plastics Sustainability- Priorities and Implications
    ["Plastics Sustainability- Priorities and Implications"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Robin Waters"]
    05:20 pm
    Q&A and Closing Remarks - Sustainability Seminar
    ["Q&A and Closing Remarks - Sustainability Seminar"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]["Dewey Johnson"]
    ["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]
    06:00 pm
    Welcome Reception06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
    ["Welcome Reception"]["Networking"]
    07:00 am
    Breakfast07:00 am - 08:30 am
    ["Breakfast"]["Networking"]
    07:15 am
    Advancing Chemistry with the Use of Quantum Computing07:15 am - 08:15 am
    ["Advancing Chemistry with the Use of Quantum Computing"]["Executive Conference"]["Jeannette Garcia"]
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions

    Connect with leaders in the chemical industry and innovators from top universities to see first-hand today’s solutions that can launch your business into future growth and success.

    Learn more

    ["Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    10:35 am
    Morning Break
    ["Morning Break"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    10:35 am
    Braskem

    • Impacts of Human Activity + Concern for the Environment
    • Circular Economy
    • Green Plastic
      • Process and Products
      • Benefits
      • Seal

    ["Braskem"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]["Thomas Gallagher"]
    10:50 am
    Reaction35 Alkanes-to-Olefins Technology

    Reaction35 LLC is advancing technology for the direct production of olefins from alkanes that promises lower capital cost, higher feedstock efficiency and substantially lower carbon footprint than current on-purpose processes. The technology uses a bromine / HBr cycle to facilitate the alkane conversion, a key step that has been operated successfully at the large pilot scale. Reaction35 is now moving the technology into an integrated Demonstration Facility as the final development stage and seeks strategic partners / licensees to place the technology into commercial use.

    ["Reaction35 Alkanes-to-Olefins Technology"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]["Jeffrey Sherman"]
    03:25 pm
    Afternoon Break
    ["Afternoon Break"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    03:25 pm
    Disruptive Supply Chain Network Innovation

    Understanding the importance of accurate data and the need for data to be connected, cleaned, and linked from disparate sources. Once established, how to successfully on-board suppliers/carriers/ customers from months to minutes to approach end-to-end visibility.

    ["Disruptive Supply Chain Network Innovation"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"][". Roger Ciarleglio"]
    03:40 pm
    An Phat Holdings Group - Rapid Growth from its Own Corporate Ecosystem

    An Phat Holdings Group, a Vietnamese manufacturer, visions itself as one of leading Group in high technology and environmentally friendly plastics in South East Asia. An Phat positions itself to be the pioneer Group to establish high technology and ecofriendly plastics value chain, developing a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Its mission is to promote and support Vietnam’s plastic industry, enhance the image of high-tech and eco-friendly made-in-Vietnam plastic products.

    ["An Phat Holdings Group - Rapid Growth from its Own Corporate Ecosystem"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"][". Hang Nguyen"]
    06:00 pm
    Genius Exchange Concludes
    ["Genius Exchange Concludes"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    [" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    08:30 am
    Welcome Remarks08:30 am - 08:35 am
    ["Welcome Remarks"]["Executive Conference"]["Dave Witte"]
    08:35 am
    Moderator Remarks08:35 am - 08:40 am
    ["Moderator Remarks"]["Executive Conference"]["Lyn Tattum"]
    08:40 am
    Global Economic Outlook08:40 am - 09:05 am
    ["Global Economic Outlook"]["Executive Conference"]["Nariman Behravesh"]
    09:05 am
    Global Crude Oil Outlook09:05 am - 09:30 am
    ["Global Crude Oil Outlook"]["Executive Conference"]["Jim Burkhard"]
    09:30 am
    Navigating Geopolitics of Energy09:30 am - 09:55 am
    ["Navigating Geopolitics of Energy"]["Executive Conference"]["Carlos Pascual"]
    09:55 am
    State of the Global Chemical Industry09:55 am - 10:20 am
    ["State of the Global Chemical Industry"]["Executive Conference"]["Dave Witte"]
    10:20 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers10:20 am - 10:35 am
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Executive Conference"]["Lyn Tattum"]
    10:35 am
    Networking/Coffee Break10:35 am - 11:05 am
    ["Networking/Coffee Break"]["Executive Conference"]
    11:05 am
    Moderator Remarks11:05 am - 11:10 am
    ["Moderator Remarks"]["Executive Conference"]["Lyn Tattum"]
    11:10 am
    Executive Panel: The Golden Age of Chemicals – A Question of Sustainability11:10 am - 12:15 pm
    ["Executive Panel: The Golden Age of Chemicals – A Question of Sustainability"]["Executive Conference"]["Jim Fitterling"]["Deepak Parikh"]["Lyn Tattum"]
    12:15 pm
    Strategic Dialogue Luncheon – Sponsored by Orrick12:15 pm - 01:50 pm
    ["Strategic Dialogue Luncheon – Sponsored by Orrick"]["Networking"][". Aravind Swaminathan"]["Harry Clark"]["George Humphrey"]["Jonathan Ayre"]
    Executive Conference Luncheon12:15 pm - 01:50 pm
    ["Executive Conference Luncheon"]["Executive Conference"]
    01:50 pm
    Afternoon Session – Tour of the World - Moderator Remarks01:50 pm - 01:55 pm
    ["Afternoon Session – Tour of the World - Moderator Remarks"]["Executive Conference"]["John Page"]
    01:55 pm
    Europe: Leading Growth Through Sustainability01:55 pm - 02:15 pm
    ["Europe: Leading Growth Through Sustainability"]["Executive Conference"]["Daniele Ferrari"]
    02:15 pm
    Impact of Sustainability Trends on Global Markets 02:15 pm - 02:35 pm
    ["Impact of Sustainability Trends on Global Markets "]["Executive Conference"]["Bob Patel"]
    02:35 pm
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers02:35 pm - 02:50 pm
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Executive Conference"]["John Page"]
    02:50 pm
    Executive Discussion: Developments in Emerging Markets 02:50 pm - 03:25 pm
    ["Executive Discussion: Developments in Emerging Markets "]["Executive Conference"]["Fernando Musa"]["Bi Chen"]["John Page"]
    03:25 pm
    Networking/Coffee Break03:25 pm - 03:55 pm
    ["Networking/Coffee Break"]["Networking"]
    03:55 pm
    Panel Discussion: The Essentials of a Sustainability Business Strategy03:55 pm - 04:55 pm
    ["Panel Discussion: The Essentials of a Sustainability Business Strategy"]["Executive Conference"]["Dewey Johnson"]["Keith A. Christman"]["Tim Stedman"]["Edison Terra"]["Nina Butler"]["Lyn Tattum"]
    04:55 pm
    Global Petrochemical Markets Outlook04:55 pm - 05:25 pm
    ["Global Petrochemical Markets Outlook"]["Executive Conference"]["Mark Eramo"]
    05:25 pm
    Closing Remarks05:25 pm - 05:30 pm
    ["Closing Remarks"]["Executive Conference"]["Mark Eramo"]
    06:30 pm
    Country & Western Reception06:30 pm - 09:30 pm
    ["Country & Western Reception"]["Networking"]
    07:00 am
    Mobility & the Future Impact on Chemicals07:00 am - 08:00 am
    ["Mobility & the Future Impact on Chemicals"]["Networking"]["Anthony Palmer"]["Fellipe Balieiro"]
    Breakfast: Tracks 2 and 407:00 am - 08:10 am
    ["Breakfast: Tracks 2 and 4"]["Networking"]
    Breakfast: Tracks 1, 3, and 507:00 am - 08:10 am
    ["Breakfast: Tracks 1, 3, and 5"]["Networking"]
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions

    Connect with leaders in the chemical industry and innovators from top universities to see first-hand today’s solutions that can launch your business into future growth and success.

    Learn more

    ["Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Break
    ["Morning Break"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    10:15 am
    Braskem - Circular Economy

    • Braskem portfolio (Wecycle and Maxio)
    • Recycling chain development (BR, USA, Mexico)
    • Chemical and Mechanical Recycling – Technological Development

    ["Braskem - Circular Economy"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]["Gabriel Muller"]
    10:30 am
    How Gemini-Sigma is promoting Plastics Recycling Worldwide

    Gemini-Sigma Recycling Company

    1. Our Circular business model: Collection of plastics scrap. Supply to recyclers. Buyback of reprocessed materials for distribution to end users.

    2. Geographical reach: Worldwide

    3. Quantity and Types of plastics

    4. Legal compliance.

    5. Technical and financial assistance.

    6. Promotion of recycling thru music as a messenger

    7. Social Contribution of the Group.

    ["How Gemini-Sigma is promoting Plastics Recycling Worldwide"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"][". Surendra Borad Patawari"]
    03:10 pm
    Afternoon Break
    ["Afternoon Break"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    03:15 pm
    Reliable Turbine
    ["Reliable Turbine"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    05:00 pm
    Genius Exchange Concludes
    ["Genius Exchange Concludes"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    [" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    08:10 am
    Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates08:10 am - 05:00 pm
    08:10 am
    Moderator Opening Remarks
    ["Moderator Opening Remarks"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Duncan Clark"]
    08:15 am
    Strategic Assessment of Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates
    ["Strategic Assessment of Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Duncan Clark"]
    08:30 am
    Global Benzene Outlook
    ["Global Benzene Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Peter Feng"]
    09:00 am
    Global Styrene, PS and EPS Outlook
    ["Global Styrene, PS and EPS Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Brian Lee"]
    09:30 am
    Developments in Cumene, Phenol & Acetone
    ["Developments in Cumene, Phenol & Acetone"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Tobias Spyra"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Duncan Clark"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break - Track 1
    ["Morning Refreshment Break - Track 1"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    10:45 am
    Prospects for Global Paraxylene & PTA
    ["Prospects for Global Paraxylene & PTA"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Duncan Clark"]
    11:15 am
    Global MEG Outlook
    ["Global MEG Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Ashish Pujari"]
    11:45 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Peter Feng"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon - Track 1

    Sponsored Hosted Luncheon Open to all: New IHS Markit Study Results: Shale Crescent USA Natural Gas & Natural Gas Liquids -Transportation and Logistical Advantages for the Petrochemical Industry.

    ["Luncheon - Track 1"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Peter Feng"]
    01:40 pm
    Global PET Outlook
    ["Global PET Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Tison Keel"]
    02:10 pm
    The Future of PET Recycling

    Consumer packaged goods companies (particularly food-grade brand-owners) have made substantial, although nuanced, long-term public commitments for the use of recycled PET in their packaging. This has sparked a recent wave of consolation of rPET reclaimers by PET manufacturers, as they become a one-stop solution. However, the acquisition trend is not likely to solve meaningful systemic issues in recycling, which will challenge brand-owners’ meeting their goals.

    ["The Future of PET Recycling "]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Peter Zurkow"]
    02:40 pm
    Global Polyester Fibers Outlook
    ["Global Polyester Fibers Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Prem Chitkara"]
    03:10 pm
    Refreshment Break
    ["Refreshment Break"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    03:30 pm
    Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks Outlook
    ["Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Meiko Woo"]
    04:00 pm
    A Producer Perspective of Polyurethane and Isocyanates Market

    This presentation will cover the global isocyanates and polyurethane market - elaborating current market dynamics, production capacity, supply and demand, and market projections for coming years. It will also provide an analysis of downstream sectors to demonstrate future development and market potential trends of the global polyurethane industry.

    ["A Producer Perspective of Polyurethane and Isocyanates Market"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Peter Huo"]
    04:30 pm
    Polyurethane & Isocyanates
    ["Polyurethane & Isocyanates"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["James Elliott"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks - Track 1
    ["Closing Remarks - Track 1"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    ["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration08:10 am - 05:00 pm
    08:10 am
    Moderator Opening Remarks
    ["Moderator Opening Remarks"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    08:15 am
    Strategic Assessment of Refining & Aromatics
    ["Strategic Assessment of Refining & Aromatics"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    08:30 am
    Market Update on Crude Oil
    ["Market Update on Crude Oil"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Jim Burkhard"]
    09:00 am
    Energy Disruption: How New Forces Are Changing Refined Product Markets
    ["Energy Disruption: How New Forces Are Changing Refined Product Markets"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Sandeep Sayal"]["Stephen Jew"]
    09:30 am
    Natural Gas and NGL Prospects
    ["Natural Gas and NGL Prospects"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Darryl Rogers"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break - Track 2
    ["Morning Refreshment Break - Track 2"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]
    10:45 am
    Impact of Increased Electric Vehicles on Gasoline and Oil Demand

    In today’s world of electric vehicle headlines, the intricacies of how this may be done and factors driving it are often overlooked. Join us for a deep dive discussion on the how IHS Markit sees the light vehicle evolution taking place, the key factors driving change, its impacts on light vehicle fuel demand, and signposts for the petrochemical industry.

    ["Impact of Increased Electric Vehicles on Gasoline and Oil Demand"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Fellipe Balieiro"]
    11:15 am
    How Technology and Policy is Changing Trucking, Ship and Aviation

    Over the past several decades refined product demand has become increasingly concentrated in the transportation sector. But, refiners are now anticipating headwinds for gasoline and diesel demand in the passenger car segment and are increasingly relying on trucking, shipping and aviation to deliver growth for refined products. However, the mobility revolution extends well beyond the passenger car and IHS Markit anticipates major changes to the way in which trucks, planes and ships are operated and propelled. This session will explore how regulation and technology are shaping the role that oil will play in fuelling the trucks, planes and ships of the future.

    ["How Technology and Policy is Changing Trucking, Ship and Aviation"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Daniel Evans"]
    11:45 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon - Track 2

    Sponsored Hosted Luncheon Open to all: New IHS Markit Study Results: Shale Crescent USA Natural Gas & Natural Gas Liquids -Transportation and Logistical Advantages for the Petrochemical Industry.

    ["Luncheon - Track 2"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Blake Eskew"]
    01:40 pm
    Light & Heavy Naphtha - Drivers for Greater Integration

    This presentation explores supply-side and demand-side drivers affecting the naphtha market. While demand for petrochemical products will rise, the gasoline market will change due to gasoline market demand and quality changes, as well as biofuels influence. On the other hand, crude processing growth will moderate, even decline in the long run. How will that impact the supply of light and heavy naphtha for petrochemical feedstock? Is conventional refinery-petrochemical integration enough? What else is needed?

    ["Light & Heavy Naphtha - Drivers for Greater Integration"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Premasish Das"]
    02:10 pm
    Similarities and Differences in the World’s two Largest Gasoline Markets: US and China

    The economic fundamentals driving the two world’s largest gasoline markets are converging. Much of the convergence in the two markets are due to policy influences. In the US, increasingly stringent fuel economy standards combined with continued penetration of renewable fuels will shift the makeup of new vehicles and place downward pressure on gasoline demand. Chinese refined products markets demand growth and quality improvements have strongly influenced Asian and even world fuels and petrochemicals markets. Now slowing gasoline demand growth, new NEV regulations and upcoming fuel standards are creating strong forces on both gasoline and petrochemical markets. How will these trends influence gasoline and petrochemical feedstock markets?

    ["Similarities and Differences in the World’s two Largest Gasoline Markets: US and China"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Debnil Chowdhury"]["Fenglei Shi"]
    02:40 pm
    Refinery-Chemical Integration at Jamnagar
    ["Refinery-Chemical Integration at Jamnagar"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"][". Partha P Maitra"]
    03:10 pm
    Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 2
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 2"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]
    03:30 pm
    Developments in Refining & Petrochemical Integration Technology
    ["Developments in Refining & Petrochemical Integration Technology"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Keith Couch"]
    04:00 pm
    Crude-to-Chemicals and Deep Petrochemical Integration Developments
    ["Crude-to-Chemicals and Deep Petrochemical Integration Developments"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"][". Sanjay Sharma"]
    04:30 pm
    An Alternative Feedstocks View - Autonomy Scenario
    ["An Alternative Feedstocks View - Autonomy Scenario"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks - Track 2
    ["Closing Remarks - Track 2"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]
    ["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integration"]
    Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives08:10 am - 05:00 pm
    08:10 am
    Moderator Opening Remarks
    ["Moderator Opening Remarks"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Chuck Carr"]
    08:15 am
    Strategic Assessment of Chlor-alkali & Vinyls
    ["Strategic Assessment of Chlor-alkali & Vinyls"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Chuck Carr"]
    08:30 am
    Global Caustic Soda Market Developments
    ["Global Caustic Soda Market Developments"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Hazel Kreuz"]
    09:00 am
    A Producer’s Perspective on the Chlor-Alkali/ Vinyls Market

    The Chlor Alkali - Vinyls environment in Europe has undergone quite some changes over the last years. With the creation of INOVYN in 2015 some consolidation took place after some very difficult years in our industry.

    Conversion from the mercury and diaphragma asbestos cellrooms to the Best Available Technology as required by the EU Industrial Emissions Directive required heavy investments. As a result not all capacity was converted and this impacted trade flows of caustic in Europe. However, new capacities are on its way and this will revert the current situation again.

    Europe has its challenges when it comes to energy cost compared to other regions. INEOS and INOVYN have taken steps to access cheaper energy and to remain the most competitive player in the European market.

    Sustainability and innovation are key topics for our industry. Thanks to the VinylPlus® program PVC is now regarded as the frontrunner of the circular economy.

    ["A Producer’s Perspective on the Chlor-Alkali/ Vinyls Market"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"][". Bart Michiels"]
    09:30 am
    China and the Changing Landscape
    ["China and the Changing Landscape"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Eddie Kok"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Chuck Carr"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break - Track 3
    ["Morning Refreshment Break - Track 3"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    10:45 am
    India and Southeast Asia - Growing Markets for Caustic Soda
    ["India and Southeast Asia - Growing Markets for Caustic Soda"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Wilson Loh"]
    11:20 am
    Outlook for CAV Investments
    ["Outlook for CAV Investments"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Lauren Zeiss"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon - Track 3

    Sponsored Hosted Luncheon Open to all: New IHS Markit Study Results: Shale Crescent USA Natural Gas & Natural Gas Liquids -Transportation and Logistical Advantages for the Petrochemical Industry.

    ["Luncheon - Track 3"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Chuck Carr"]
    01:35 pm
    Panel Discussion: Competition Between Materials - Aluminum, Glass, Plastic, Paper….Is There a Winner?
    ["Panel Discussion: Competition Between Materials - Aluminum, Glass, Plastic, Paper….Is There a Winner?"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Nick Kovics"]["Marguerite Morrin"]["Robin Waters"]["Chuck Carr"]
    02:10 pm
    TiO2 Market Update
    ["TiO2 Market Update"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Eric Bender"]
    02:40 pm
    PVC Converter Industry Outlook

    This presentation sets the stage for understanding the challenges that PVC converters are facing nowadays and in the near future. We will review the supply chain structure in North America, analyze the nature of the different PVC end use applications and the main markets in which converters participate. We will take a glance at the power input for the extrusion process and explain why there are regional differences within the US. Finally, we will analyze the influence that end-product international trade, infrastructure funding, and competition with other materials have on the market.

    ["PVC Converter Industry Outlook"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Ana Lopez"]
    03:15 pm
    Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 3
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 3"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    03:30 pm
    IMO 2020 and the Impact on Trade: Caustic Soda, EDC, PVC and Soda Ash
    ["IMO 2020 and the Impact on Trade: Caustic Soda, EDC, PVC and Soda Ash"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Marguerite Morrin"]
    04:00 pm
    Vinyl Industry Sustainability Update: +Vantage Vinyl

    The presentation will review the process, the involvement criteria, and the path forward for an industry-wide sustainability initiative: +Vantage Vinyl, launched by The Vinyl Sustainability Council, an unincorporated council managed by the Vinyl Institute.

    This speech will outline how the initiative provides a platform for members of the vinyl value chain to contribute to the industry's efforts to advance sustainable development.

    ["Vinyl Industry Sustainability Update: +Vantage Vinyl"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Cristian Barcan"]
    04:30 pm
    The Future of PVC in a More Sustainable World

    This presentation will review the current base case outlook for prime PVC on a regional and global level. Amongst the aspects that will weigh on growth in future will be the increasing profile of recycling, an industry that we will discuss in detail, with a particular focus on Europe, which is playing a leading role in recycling. In conclusion, the presentation will analyze the net effect (base case less recycling in certain scenarios) in terms of prime PVC supply/demand, and short-/mid-term planning and investment options.

    ["The Future of PVC in a More Sustainable World"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Henry Warren"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks - Track 3
    ["Closing Remarks - Track 3"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    ["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives 08:10 am - 05:00 pm
    08:10 am
    Moderator Opening Remarks
    ["Moderator Opening Remarks"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Dewey Johnson"]
    08:15 am
    Assessment of Olefins Market
    ["Assessment of Olefins Market"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Dewey Johnson"]
    08:30 am
    Olefins and Polyolefins: Management of Feedstock Dynamics

    One of the largest risk factors facing petrochemical companies trying to deliver stable, long-term business results is the price volatility of feedstock. What are the drivers of these risks and how can companies mitigate the impact to their business?

    ["Olefins and Polyolefins: Management of Feedstock Dynamics"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Stephen R Cornell"]
    09:00 am
    Prospects for Global Ethylene
    ["Prospects for Global Ethylene"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Steve Lewandowski"]
    09:30 am
    Global Propylene Outlook
    ["Global Propylene Outlook"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Todd Dina"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Dewey Johnson"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break - Track 4
    ["Morning Refreshment Break - Track 4"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]
    10:45 am
    Global Polyethylene Developments
    ["Global Polyethylene Developments"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Nick Vafiadis"]
    11:15 am
    Global Polypropylene – Moving from Strong to Balanced as the World Taps the Brakes on Demand

    Polypropylene is in the middle of a prolific run of strong demand that has exceeded global production in recent years which has led to elevated prices and margins for global suppliers. However, the landscape appears to be moderating in 2019 and 2020 as global demand is forecast to stall slightly versus previous expectations, led by China’s reaction to the trade war with the United States. This talk with focus on the new demand forecast and touch on hot topics for key regions around the world affecting supply, prices and margins.

    ["Global Polypropylene – Moving from Strong to Balanced as the World Taps the Brakes on Demand"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Joel Morales"]
    11:45 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Dewey Johnson"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon - Track 4

    Sponsored Hosted Luncheon Open to all: New IHS Markit Study Results: Shale Crescent USA Natural Gas & Natural Gas Liquids -Transportation and Logistical Advantages for the Petrochemical Industry.

    ["Luncheon - Track 4"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Steve Lewandowski"]
    01:40 pm
    Energy and Feedstocks in Olefins
    ["Energy and Feedstocks in Olefins"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Walt Hart"]
    02:10 pm
    Asia Olefins & Derivatives
    ["Asia Olefins & Derivatives"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Jinsu Yim"]
    02:40 pm
    EMEA Olefins & Derivatives
    ["EMEA Olefins & Derivatives"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Matthew Thoelke"]
    03:10 pm
    Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 4
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 4"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]
    03:30 pm
    Global Acrylonitrile Outlook
    ["Global Acrylonitrile Outlook"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Simon Garmston"]
    04:00 pm
    Global Methanol Value Chain
    ["Global Methanol Value Chain"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Mike Nash"]
    04:30 pm
    Global C4/Butadiene Markets
    ["Global C4/Butadiene Markets"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Bill Hyde"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks - Track 4
    ["Closing Remarks - Track 4"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Todd Dina"]
    ["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]
    Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates08:10 am - 05:00 pm
    08:10 am
    Moderator Opening Remarks
    ["Moderator Opening Remarks"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Tony Potter"]
    08:15 am
    Strategic Assessment of Specialty Chemicals
    ["Strategic Assessment of Specialty Chemicals"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Tony Potter"]
    08:30 am
    An Industry View of the Specialties Market

    April Yeager, Head of North America Procurement for Clariant, will explain why and how active portfolio management via digitalization, customer focused innovation and process excellence is integral to the company’s ongoing success.

    Clariant Corporation has a storied history in specialty chemicals. It began as a Sandoz’ Chemicals Division spin-off. After several key acquisitions, such as Hoechst AG and Süd-Chemie, Clariant started its journey to becoming the leader it is today in the specialties chemicals market. The company rebranded in 2012, and today is in 53 countries with over 17,000 employees and CHF6.6m in sales (2018). Clariant has a 5-pillar strategy for enhanced product and solution offerings to increase performance. One of which is optimizing the company’s portfolio for sustainable profitability.

    ["An Industry View of the Specialties Market"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["April Yeager"]
    09:00 am
    M&A Drivers in Specialty Chemicals
    ["M&A Drivers in Specialty Chemicals"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Mark Morgan"]
    09:30 am
    Specialty Chemicals – Key Enablers of Sustainable Development
    ["Specialty Chemicals – Key Enablers of Sustainable Development"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Marifaith Hackett"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Tony Potter"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break - Track 5
    ["Morning Refreshment Break - Track 5"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    10:45 am
    Global Fertiliser Markets – Feeding the World without Spoiling It?
    ["Global Fertiliser Markets – Feeding the World without Spoiling It?"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Bala Suresh"]
    11:15 am
    Flavors and Fragrances: Delighting the Senses
    ["Flavors and Fragrances: Delighting the Senses"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Liliana Viciu"]
    11:45 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Tony Potter"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon - Track 5

    Sponsored Hosted Luncheon Open to all: New IHS Markit Study Results: Shale Crescent USA Natural Gas & Natural Gas Liquids -Transportation and Logistical Advantages for the Petrochemical Industry.

    ["Luncheon - Track 5"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Adam Bland"]
    01:40 pm
    Battery Materials - Supply & End-Use Market Dynamics
    ["Battery Materials - Supply & End-Use Market Dynamics"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Stefan Schlag"]
    02:10 pm
    Engineering Polymers: Markets Prepare for Economic Shifts

    Supply is shifting; capacity is increasing for most major engineering polymers as new production plants are coming onstream. Markets are about to move towards a new, lower equilibrium price, but the magnitude of the price movement will depend on market characteristics, which are different for each engineering polymer. Come and see the data and hear about the outlook for the global industry.

    ["Engineering Polymers: Markets Prepare for Economic Shifts"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Brendan Dooley"]
    02:40 pm
    Polyalphaolefins – The Lubricants of the Future
    ["Polyalphaolefins – The Lubricants of the Future"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Vivien Yang"]
    03:10 pm
    Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 5
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break - Track 5"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    03:30 pm
    Developments in Coatings
    ["Developments in Coatings"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Eric Linak"]
    04:00 pm
    MMA/PMMA: Have the Markets Returned to Normalcy?
    ["MMA/PMMA: Have the Markets Returned to Normalcy?"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Emanuel Ormonde"]
    04:30 pm
    Global Acrylates & SAP
    ["Global Acrylates & SAP"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Denis Poussin"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks - Track 5
    ["Closing Remarks - Track 5"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    ["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    12:00 pm
    Breakout Tracks Luncheon - Tabletop Discussions12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
    ["Breakout Tracks Luncheon - Tabletop Discussions"]["Networking"]
    Public Strategic Dialogue Luncheon – Sponsored by Shale Crescent12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
    ["Public Strategic Dialogue Luncheon – Sponsored by Shale Crescent"]["Networking"]["Jerry James"]
    07:30 am
    Breakfast07:30 am - 08:30 am
    ["Breakfast"]["Networking"]
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions08:00 am - 02:00 pm
    08:00 am
    Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions

    Connect with leaders in the chemical industry and innovators from top universities to see first-hand today’s solutions that can launch your business into future growth and success.

    Learn more

    ["Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"][" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    [" Genius Exchange: A Showcase for Today's Business Solutions"]
    08:30 am
    Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit08:30 am - 01:30 pm
    08:30 am
    Welcome Remarks
    ["Welcome Remarks"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Rina Quijada"]
    08:40 am
    Networking Exercise
    ["Networking Exercise"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]
    08:50 am
    Latin America Economic Overview and Industry Structural Changes
    ["Latin America Economic Overview and Industry Structural Changes"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Rina Quijada"]
    09:10 am
    Energy Outlook
    ["Energy Outlook"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Bob Fryklund"]
    09:35 am
    TMEC-US-Mexico/Canada Trade Agreement
    ["TMEC-US-Mexico/Canada Trade Agreement"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Miguel Benedetto"]
    10:00 am
    Questions & Answers
    ["Questions & Answers"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Joel Morales"]
    10:10 am
    Networking Break
    ["Networking Break"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]
    11:05 am
    Feedstock Panel Questions & Answers
    ["Feedstock Panel Questions & Answers"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Blake Eskew"]
    11:45 am
    Sustainability Panel Questions & Answers
    ["Sustainability Panel Questions & Answers"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Javier Ortiz"]
    11:55 am
    Closing Remarks - Latin American Petrochemical Summit
    ["Closing Remarks - Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Rina Quijada"]
    12:00 pm
    Lunch - Latin American Petrochemical Summit
    ["Lunch - Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]
    01:30 pm
    Summit Concludes
    ["Summit Concludes"]["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]
    ["Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit"]
    Special Program: China Forum08:30 am - 01:40 pm
    08:30 am
    Welcome Remarks
    ["Welcome Remarks"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Mark Eramo"]
    08:40 am
    China Chemical Industry Outlook and Impact from US and China Trade Relations
    ["China Chemical Industry Outlook and Impact from US and China Trade Relations"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Fu Xiangsheng"]
    09:05 am
    Collaboration for Energy and Chemical Between US and China

    Where are the opportunites for crude oil/NGL/LNG and chemical exports to China? What is the short- and long-term impact from trade friction?

    ["Collaboration for Energy and Chemical Between US and China "]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Walt Hart"]
    09:30 am
    International Business Opportunities for Chinese Companies

    This presentation will explore the impact of trade relations and investment opportunities for Chinese companies, as well as discuss exports of feedstocks to China and cost competitiveness of doing so.

    ["International Business Opportunities for Chinese Companies "]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Roger Green"]
    09:55 am
    Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Mark Eramo"]
    10:10 am
    Networking/ Coffee Break
    ["Networking/ Coffee Break"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    10:35 am
    Doing Business in China: A Global Player's Perspective

    After several years of silence, MNCs are now investing in China again. In 2018, Aramco, BASF, ExxonMobil announced mega investment plans in China. This presentation will discuss the key drivers for these investment decisions, and the opportunities and pitfalls.

    ["Doing Business in China: A Global Player's Perspective "]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Jennifer Chan"]
    11:00 am
    China Refining and Fuel Market Developments

    The presentation will address China's refining capacity growth and provide a fuel market outlook. It will also address the impact from electric vehicles and mobility trends.

    ["China Refining and Fuel Market Developments"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Qiangbin Xia"]
    11:25 am
    Private Enterprises: China’s Rising Stars

    This paper focuses on China's fast-growing private refining/chemical companies. Several private companies are currently building multiple mega-sized integrated refining/petrochemical complexes. It is the first time Chinese private companies will have a fully integrated value chain from oil imports to end chemical products. The driver for such mega investments and future growth plans will be discussed from the perspective of a Chinese private company.

    ["Private Enterprises: China’s Rising Stars"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Tujun Ma"]
    11:50 am
    Key Shifts in China's Chemical Industry: What You Need to Know

    The presentation will address policy shift, environmental push, and how the changes transform the industry. It will also discuss the details of mega projects, coal chemicals, PDH, MTO.

    ["Key Shifts in China's Chemical Industry: What You Need to Know "]["Special Program: China Forum"]["William Chen"]
    12:15 pm
    Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Larry Tan"]
    12:30 pm
    Closing Remarks - China Forum
    ["Closing Remarks - China Forum"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Mark Eramo"]
    12:35 pm
    Lunch - China Forum
    ["Lunch - China Forum"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    01:40 pm
    Forum Concludes
    ["Forum Concludes"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    ["Special Program: China Forum"]
    Purchasing Excellence in Chemicals Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Purchasing Excellence in Chemicals Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Steven Darienzo"]["Russell Heinen"]["John Mulholland"]
    Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Robin Waters"]["Mark Morgan"]["Yi Ling Tan"]
    Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Chris Geisler"]["Jesse Tijerina"]
    Understanding Petrochemical Feedstocks and the Refinery/Petrochemical Interface Workshop08:30 am - 05:20 pm
    ["Understanding Petrochemical Feedstocks and the Refinery/Petrochemical Interface Workshop"]["Workshops"]["Jeffrey S. Plotkin"]["Glenn Giacobbe"]