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    07:00 am
    Registration & Breakfast07:00 am - 08:30 am
    ["Registration & Breakfast"]["Networking"]
    08:30 am
    New! Introduction to Global Chlor-Alkali Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["New! Introduction to Global Chlor-Alkali Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    New! Petrochemical Price Forecasting Techniques Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["New! Petrochemical Price Forecasting Techniques Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    Special Program: Technology Seminar08:30 am - 12:30 pm
    08:30 am
    Technology Seminar

    This full-day program will showcase a variety of innovations in chemistry, bio-science, and engineering for the production chemicals — all of which are advancing commercial competitiveness and sustainability to allow stakeholders to compete more effectively in a capital-constrained and a risk-averse business environment.

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    ["Technology Seminar"]["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]
    ["Special Program: Technology Seminar"]
    Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    08:30 am
    Transportation & Logistics Summit

    This full-day program will feature discussion of considerations, challenges, and opportunities relating to chemical trade and shipping.

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    ["Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]["John A. Moseley"]
    ["Special Program: Transportation & Logistics Summit"]
    Specialty Chemical Industry Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Specialty Chemical Industry Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    12:30 pm
    Lunch12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
    ["Lunch"]["Networking"]
    02:00 pm
    Special Program: Sustainability Seminar02:00 pm - 05:30 pm
    02:00 pm
    Sustainability Seminar

    This new half-day seminar will focus on working-level discussion, execution, and case studies through the value chain of chemicals and plastics, from producers through converters, retail, and end users, and how to ensure cradle-to-grave responsibility.

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    ["Sustainability Seminar"]["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]
    ["Special Program: Sustainability Seminar"]
    06:00 pm
    Welcome Reception06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
    ["Welcome Reception"]["Networking"]
    07:00 am
    Breakfast: IBM Blockchain07:00 am - 08:00 am
    ["Breakfast: IBM Blockchain"]["Executive Conference"]
    Registration & Breakfast07:00 am - 08:30 am
    ["Registration & Breakfast"]["Networking"]
    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"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    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 - 12:00 pm
    ["Executive Panel: The Golden Age of Chemicals – A Question of Sustainability"]["Executive Conference"]["Bob Patel"]["Datuk Sazali Hamzah"]["Olivier Thorel"]
    12:00 pm
    Executive Panel Discussion/Question & Answers12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
    ["Executive Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Executive Conference"]["Lyn Tattum"]
    12:20 pm
    Networking Lunch12:20 pm - 01:50 pm
    ["Networking Lunch"]["Networking"]
    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
    China Chemical Market Developments01:55 pm - 02:35 pm
    ["China Chemical Market Developments"]["Executive Conference"]["Paul Pang"]["Bi Chen"]
    02:35 pm
    Prospects for India02:35 pm - 02:55 pm
    ["Prospects for India"]["Executive Conference"]["Avinash Verma"]
    02:55 pm
    Americas: Land of Opportunities02:55 pm - 03:15 pm
    ["Americas: Land of Opportunities"]["Executive Conference"]
    03:15 pm
    Europe: Adaptability for Sustainability03:15 pm - 02:35 pm
    ["Europe: Adaptability for Sustainability"]["Executive Conference"]["Daniele Ferrari"]
    03:35 pm
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers03:35 pm - 03:50 pm
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Executive Conference"]["John Page"]
    03:50 pm
    Networking/Coffee Break03:50 pm - 04:20 pm
    ["Networking/Coffee Break"]["Networking"]
    04:20 pm
    Panel Discussion: The Essentials of a Sustainability Business Strategy04:20 pm - 05:00 pm
    ["Panel Discussion: The Essentials of a Sustainability Business Strategy"]["Executive Conference"]["Cal Dooley"]["Tim Stedman"]["Joseph O. Thompson"]["Senior Official"]
    05:00 pm
    Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers05:00 pm - 05:20 pm
    ["Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers"]["Executive Conference"]["John Page"]
    05:20 pm
    Global Petrochemical Markets Outlook05:20 pm - 05:50 pm
    ["Global Petrochemical Markets Outlook"]["Executive Conference"]["Mark Eramo"]
    05:50 pm
    Closing Remarks05:50 pm - 05:55 pm
    ["Closing Remarks"]["Executive Conference"]
    06:30 pm
    Country & Western Reception06:30 pm - 09:00 pm
    ["Country & Western Reception"]["Networking"]
    07:00 am
    Breakfast: Mobility & The Future Impact on Chemicals07:00 am - 08:00 am
    ["Breakfast: Mobility & The Future Impact on Chemicals"]
    Registration & Breakfast07:00 am - 08:20 am
    ["Registration & Breakfast"]["Networking"]
    08:10 am
    Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates08:10 am - 04:30 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
    Aromatics Producer Perspective
    ["Aromatics Producer Perspective"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    09:00 am
    Global Benzene Outlook
    ["Global Benzene Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    09:30 am
    Global Styrene, PS and EPS Outlook
    ["Global Styrene, PS and EPS Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Peter Feng"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Duncan Clark"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break
    ["Morning Refreshment Break"]["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"]["Duncan Clark"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon
    ["Luncheon"]["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
    Global Polyester Fibers Outlook
    ["Global Polyester Fibers Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Prem Chitkara"]
    02:40 pm
    Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks Outlook
    ["Global Nylon Fibers & Feedstocks Outlook"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Meiko Woo"]
    03:10 pm
    Refreshment Break
    ["Refreshment Break"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    03:30 pm
    Polyurethane & Isocyanates
    ["Polyurethane & Isocyanates"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    04:00 pm
    Developments in Cumene, Phenol & Acetone
    ["Developments in Cumene, Phenol & Acetone"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]["Tobias Spyra"]
    04:30 pm
    Closing Remarks
    ["Closing Remarks"]["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    ["Track 1 – Aromatics & Fiber Intermediates"]
    Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations08:10 am - 05:00 pm
    08:10 am
    Moderator Opening Remarks
    ["Moderator Opening Remarks"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    08:15 am
    Strategic Assessment of Refining & Aromatics
    ["Strategic Assessment of Refining & Aromatics"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    08:30 am
    Market Update on Crude Oil & NGLs
    ["Market Update on Crude Oil & NGLs"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]["Kurt Barrow"]
    09:00 am
    Coal Market Developments
    ["Coal Market Developments"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    09:30 am
    Natural Gas and LNG Prospects
    ["Natural Gas and LNG Prospects"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break
    ["Morning Refreshment Break"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    10:45 am
    Global Dynamics of Energy Transition
    ["Global Dynamics of Energy Transition"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    11:15 am
    The Mobility Writ: How Technology and Communication is Changing Ship Aviation and Mobility for Vehicles
    ["The Mobility Writ: How Technology and Communication is Changing Ship Aviation and Mobility for Vehicles"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    11:45 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon
    ["Luncheon"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    01:40 pm
    Naphtha and Octane – Drivers for Integration
    ["Naphtha and Octane – Drivers for Integration"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    02:10 pm
    Chinese Fuels Market – Trends, Dislocations and Implications
    ["Chinese Fuels Market – Trends, Dislocations and Implications"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    02:40 pm
    Trends in Mega-Integrated Refining / Petrochemical Capacity
    ["Trends in Mega-Integrated Refining / Petrochemical Capacity"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    03:10 pm
    Afternoon Refreshment Break
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    03:30 pm
    Crude-to-Chemicals and Integration Technology Developments
    ["Crude-to-Chemicals and Integration Technology Developments"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    04:00 pm
    The Future of FCC Units and Reformers
    ["The Future of FCC Units and Reformers"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    04:30 pm
    Implications of IMO 2020 for Petrochemicals
    ["Implications of IMO 2020 for Petrochemicals"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks
    ["Closing Remarks"]["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    ["Track 2 – Feedstock & Refining Integrations"]
    Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives08:10 am - 05:00 pm
    08:10 am
    Moderator Opening Remarks
    ["Moderator Opening Remarks"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    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
    ["A Producer’s Perspective on the Chlor-Alkali/ Vinyls Market"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    09:30 am
    Global Vinyls Market
    ["Global Vinyls Market"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Eddie Kok"]
    10:00 am
    Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Questions & Answers"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    10:15 am
    Morning Refreshment Break
    ["Morning Refreshment Break"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    10:45 am
    Asia Chlor-Alkali/ Vinyls and the Changing Environmental Landscape
    ["Asia Chlor-Alkali/ Vinyls and the Changing Environmental Landscape"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Wilson Loh"]
    11:20 am
    Pulp and Paper Market Developments
    ["Pulp and Paper Market Developments"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Nick Kovics"]
    12:00 pm
    Luncheon
    ["Luncheon"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Chuck Carr"]
    01:35 pm
    Alumina/Aluminum Market Industry Perspective
    ["Alumina/Aluminum Market Industry Perspective"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    02:10 pm
    Pulp and Paper Industry Perspective
    ["Pulp and Paper Industry Perspective"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    02:40 pm
    Global PVC Market Developments
    ["Global PVC Market Developments"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Henry Warren"]
    03:15 pm
    Afternoon Refreshment Break
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]
    03:30 pm
    PVC Converter Industry Outlook
    ["PVC Converter Industry Outlook"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Ana Lopez"]
    04:00 pm
    Global Soda Ash Outlook
    ["Global Soda Ash Outlook"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Marguerite Morrin"]
    04:30 pm
    HCL Derivative Markets
    ["HCL Derivative Markets"]["Track 3 – Inorganics & Derivatives"]["Stefan Schlag"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks
    ["Closing Remarks"]["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 & Polyolefins: Sustainability and Demand Risks
    ["Olefins & Polyolefins: Sustainability and Demand Risks"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Stephen 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
    ["Morning Refreshment Break"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]
    10:45 am
    Global Polyethylene Developments
    ["Global Polyethylene Developments"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Nick Vafiadis"]
    11:15 am
    Update on Global Polypropylene
    ["Update on Global Polypropylene"]["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
    ["Luncheon"]["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
    Global Acrylonitrile Outlook
    ["Global Acrylonitrile Outlook"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]["Simon Garmston"]
    03:30 pm
    Afternoon Refreshment Break
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]
    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
    ["Closing Remarks"]["Track 4 – Olefins, Feedstocks & Derivatives "]
    ["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
    Industry View of the Specialties Market
    ["Industry View of the Specialties Market"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    09:00 am
    M&A Drivers in Specialty Chemicals
    ["M&A Drivers in Specialty Chemicals"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Mark Morgan"]
    09:30 am
    Specialties Chemicals – the Key Enabler of Sustainable Development
    ["Specialties Chemicals – the Key Enabler 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
    ["Morning Refreshment Break"]["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 & Fragrances
    ["Flavors & Fragrances"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Liliana Viciu"]
    11:45 am
    Panel Discussion/Question & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/Question & Answers"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Tony Potter"]
    01:30 pm
    Afternoon Moderator Remarks
    ["Afternoon Moderator Remarks"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    01:30 pm
    Panel Discussion: Battery Materials- Supply & End-Use Market Dynamics
    ["Panel Discussion: Battery Materials- Supply & End-Use Market Dynamics"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]["Nick Kovics"]
    02:10 pm
    Engineering Plastics & Automotive Lightweighting
    ["Engineering Plastics & Automotive Lightweighting"]["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
    ["Afternoon Refreshment Break"]["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"]["Dennis Poussin"]
    05:00 pm
    Closing Remarks
    ["Closing Remarks"]["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    ["Track 5 – Specialties & Intermediates"]
    07:30 am
    Registration and Breakfast07:30 am - 08:30 am
    ["Registration and Breakfast"]["Networking"]
    08:30 am
    Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    New! Understanding Petchem Feedstocks and the Refinery/Petrochemical Interface Workshop08:30 am - 05:20 pm
    ["New! Understanding Petchem Feedstocks and the Refinery/Petrochemical Interface Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    Purchasing Excellence in Chemicals Workshop08:30 am - 05:00 pm
    ["Purchasing Excellence in Chemicals Workshop"]["Workshops"]
    Special Program: China Forum08:30 am - 01:35 pm
    08:30 am
    Welcome Remarks
    ["Welcome Remarks"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Dave Witte"]
    08:35 am
    China Chemical Industry Outlook and Impact from US and China Trade Relations

    Senior Officer, CPCIF

    ["China Chemical Industry Outlook and Impact from US and China Trade Relations"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    09:00 am
    Opportunities 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?

    ["Opportunities for Energy and Chemical Between US and China"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    09:25 am
    Opportunity and Challenges for 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.

    ["Opportunity and Challenges for Doing Business in China: A Global Player's Perspective "]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    09:45 am
    Opportunities for Chinese Companies in the U.S.

    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.

    ["Opportunities for Chinese Companies in the U.S."]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Mark Eramo"]
    10:05 am
    Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Paul Pang"]
    10:30 am
    Networking/ Coffee Break
    ["Networking/ Coffee Break"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    11:00 am
    China Refining and Fuel Market

    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"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    11:20 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"]
    11:40 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"]
    12:00 pm
    Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers
    ["Panel Discussion/ Questions & Answers"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Paul Pang"]
    12:20 pm
    Closing Remarks
    ["Closing Remarks"]["Special Program: China Forum"]["Mark Eramo"]
    12:25 pm
    Lunch
    ["Lunch"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    01:30 pm
    Forum Concludes
    ["Forum Concludes"]["Special Program: China Forum"]
    ["Special Program: China Forum"]
    Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit08:30 am - 12:10 pm
    08:30 am
    Special Program: Latin American Petrochemical Summit

    The petrochemical industry is going through dramatic changes and factors outside the industry will affect markets in Latin America. We hope to cover the critical issues which may disrupt the way we do business in the region. During the summit we will cover three key disruptive events that will impact markets in the region:

    -Changing trade flows as a result of tariff changes will impact Latin America
    -Sustainability issues is also having a dramatic impact on demand for plastic
    -Feedstock diversification will be fostered by US Gulf Coast surplus exports to the region

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