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Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017 is an annual event for petrochemical market movers and industry experts from all over Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to meet and collaborate. The event is designed to merge all Asia’s key petrochemical events into three days of compact yet astute educational experiences, energetic discussions and robust business networking. Conference deliberations include new project developments, futures, domestic trading and the influence of feedstock prices.

Register today and join all participants from the industry. Active business discussions are guaranteed!

Highlights and confirmed speakers

Day one: MTBE and methanol conference

  • Surging MTO capacity: Will there be enough methanol?
  • Asian gasoline demand and specification changes impact on MTBE markets
  • New methanol and MTBE investment challenges and opportunities

Confirmed speakers:

  • Li Kai Wai, General Manager - Sales, Shangdong Dongming
  • Becky Zhang, Petrochemical Analyst, Argus
  • Dave McCaskill, Vice President Methanol & Derivative Services, Argus
  • Dom LaVigne, Director of Government & Public Affairs, Methanol Institute
  • Hu Qing, Lead Analyst, Drewry
  • Reza Ebadzadeh, CEO, SPI International
  • Roel Salazaar, Methanol & Derivatives Consultant, Argus
  • Clarence Woo, Executive Director, Asian Clean Fuels Association
  • Yeo Yukin, Vice-President Consulting, Argus

Day two: Petrochemical training

  • Petrochemical fundamentals: Value chain, jargon, chemical compounds and hydrocarbons
  • Influence of feedstock on chemical production and interaction of petrochemicals with oil, gas and energy
  • Price dynamics: Exploring factors affecting petrochemical price trends and forecasts
  • Regional trade patterns, supply, demand and refinery methods


  • Paco Rangel, Vice-President, Aromatics, Argus
  • Anu Agarwal, Vice -President Petrochemicals, Argus
  • Becky Zhang, Petrochemical Analyst, Argus

Day three: Aromatics conference

  • PX Margins: How long and how much will PTA demand hold up?
  • China is heading to be the world’s largest importer of benzene: How will trade flows change?
  • Styrene: New capacity developments and the impact on margins

Confirmed speakers:

  • Wang Song, Chief Analyst, Wanhua Chemical
  • Makarand Dixit, Head of Marketing, OPAL
  • Paco Rangel, Vice President, Aromatics, Argus
  • Roger Van Baal, Executive Director, Integra
  • Dora Zhu, General Manager, Grand Resources
  • Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President, Covestro
  • Bohan Loh, Petrochemical Markets Editor, Argus
  • B.C Shou, General Manager, Rongsheng Petrochemicals

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Reasons to attend

Three events in one: The event explores latest market movements in the MTBE, methanol and aromatics markets. It also features a training course on 16 August.

Bigger means more networking: As a three-in-one event, expect to meet a larger group of industry professionals from various fields of the petrochemical sector.

Getting ready for ever changing markets: Hear the latest developments in product flows and new projects coming on stream in the Middle East and China.

Participating companies include

ACFA, ADNOC, Afco Energy, Amjey Chem Trade, BK Sales, Covestro ( BASF), Crescent Organics, Drewry, ExxonMobil, Formosa, Huntsman, Integra, JXTG, Kempar Energy, LG Chem, LG MMA, Lotte Chemical Corporation, Lyondell Greater China Holdings, Marubeni Corporation, Methanol Institute, Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore, Petronas Chemicals Marketing (Labuan), Rayong Olefins, Reliance Industries Limited Company, Rongsheng International Petrochemical Co., Shangdong Dongming, Shell Eastern Petroleum, SIBUR, Sipchem, SK Global Chemical, SPI International, Sumitomo Chemical Asia, Sumitomo Corporation, TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., Vopak Terminals Singapore, Wanhua Chemicals, Zagros, Zhejiang Grand

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