Special Program – Latin American Petrochemical Summit

Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:30 am – 12:00 pm


"Thank you for putting on this event, I found it very useful not only as background for events and projects in my market, but it also reinvigorated some ideas in my approaches to shipping to the Latin American market."
– A global transportation company

Hosted by:

Dr. Rina Quijada, Senior Director Business Development Latin America, IHS Markit

This annual summit will provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Develop and strengthen business relationships with key companies in Latin America who can help you grow your business
  • Gain regional knowledge through valuable session discussions with speakers from Brazil, Argentina and Mexico
  • Meet with IHS Chemical regional experts addressing Outlooks and forecasts for PE throughout Latin America


8:30amWelcome Remarks
8:35amNetworking Excercise
8:45amLatin America Economic Overview
9:00amFeedstock in Latin America – Setting the Stage
9:15amFeedstock Availability for Petrochemicals in Argentina
9:30amMexico Raw Material Challenges
9:45amBrazil Feedstock Update: Moving Away from Naphtha?
10:00amQuestions & Answers
10:15amNetworking Break
10:35amPetrochemical Overview: Fundamentals Behind Demand Growth in the Region
10:50amNew PE Capacity in Mexico: Update and Expected Trends for 2017
11:10amMexican Automotive Industry: Expected Growth Trends in Trade
11:30amImpact of Panama Canal Expansion on Trade
11:50amQuestions & Answers
12:05pmClosing Statements

Full Agenda & Speaker Details

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