29 January - 30 January 2019
London, UK

Argus Chlor-Alkali

Pricing | Sustainability | Global trends

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Stephen Harriman - Principal, CA-SH

Caustic soda overview

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  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Global supply/demand balance: An overview

- Outlining global production and consumption trends in the past two years

- Summarising market fundamentals: What is driving the price

- Asia, US, Europe and the Middle East in context


 

  • 10:00
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  • 10:40
  • Panel Discussion: Evaluating the future for global supply

- Evaluating the expansions and new production capacities globally

- Identifying future global trade flows – where will supply come from?

- Understanding the impact of structural changes of the global caustic soda industry

- A market outlook: The future of international trade

Start End
  • 10:40
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  • 11:20
  • Networking break

Trade and regional developments

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  • 11:20
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  • 11:40
  • Regulatory developments in Europe and the implications on business

- Analysis of production landscape in Europe

- Evaluating regulatory developments and implications on chlor-alkali production

- Outlining the energy markets and their developing regulatory framework

- An update: HSE regulations

  • 11:40
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  • 12:00
  • New business opportunities in China – discovering real capacity of Chinese chlor-alkali

- Unearthing the landscape of production and expansion potential in China

- Evaluating the future of imports and exports

  • 12:00
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  • 12:20
  • US production landscape and the impact on international business

- Analysing the current production landscape in the region

- Understanding barriers and opportunities in exports

- Future export scenarios

  • 12:20
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  • 12:40
  • Production and consumption in the Middle East and the impact on world markets

An overview: Production and consumption in the Middle East

- Defining current trade to European markets and its future

- Where are there opportunities to export to the Middle East?

Start End
  • 12:40
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  • 14:10
  • Lunch break

Assessing caustic soda markets

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  • 14:10
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  • 14:30
  • Evaluating the market drivers for caustic soda

- Outlining recent pricing trends

- Assessing underlying market drivers for the short-term

  • 14:30
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  • 15:10
  • Panel Discussion: Indexation: Increasing transparency

Start End
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Networking break

The end-user's perspective

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  • 15:40
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  • 16:00
  • To what extent will caustic soda demand grow from the alumina industry?

- Examining current growth in the alumina industry

- Evaluating future needs for aluminium

- Could Trump’s “trade war” have an impact on alumina production levels?

  • 16:00
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  • 16:20
  • Pulp and paper industry outlook: Demand for caustic soda

- Understanding growing demand for caustic soda in the pulp and paper industry

- Summarising the industry outlook for pulp and paper

- Identifying risks for the pulp and paper industry

 
  • 16:20
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  • 16:50
  • End-User Panel Discussion: Perspective on the future demand for caustic soda

- Outlining expectations of sector growth and consumption for caustic soda

- Analysing recent trends in alumina, pulp and paper and chemicals industries

- Understanding challenges and risks in procurement

- Examining alternatives to caustic soda – can soda ash have a significant impact on caustic soda markets?

Start End
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson's closing remarks Stephen Harriman - Principal, CA-SH
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Evening drinks reception
Join fellow attendees for a relaxed evening of informal networking

Investments | Case studies | Logistics

Start End
  • 08:50
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:30
  • -
  • 09:40
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Stephen Harriman - Principal, CA-SH

Start End
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Networking break

Outlook for chlorine

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  • 11:10
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  • 11:30
  • Chlorine and PVC market overview

- An overview of consumption trends in chlorine markets

- Analysing the future for PVC

- Discussing new opportunities for PVC

- Analysing the effects of chlorine demand trends on the chlor-alkali industry

  • 11:30
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  • 11:50
  • Analysing the future of EDC markets

- Outlining recent trends in EDC demand

- Focussing on driving factors and challenges in the EDC markets

  • 11:50
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  • 12:10
  • New technology for chlorine recycling – can this eventually affect chlorine supply?

- Outlining the technology and it’s progress in development

- Understanding the health and safety risks 

- What are the benefits of chorine recycling technology?

- What is the potential and how might this change demand for chlorine?

  • 12:10
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  • 12:40
  • Panel Discussion: Outlook for the chlorine industry in the next 3-5 years

- Analysing the market drivers for the consumption of chlorine 

- Investigating new applications for chlorine products

- Analysing the outlook for PVC and vinyl markets

- The switch to sustainable products: the implications for the chlorine industry

Challenges in logistics

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  • 13:40
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  • 14:00
  • The perspective of a storage terminal: Challenges in caustic soda logistics

- Assessing caustic soda movements and limitations in storage capacity

- Identifying costs and operational efficiencies

- Understanding security of supply and transportation boundaries

- Where do we need to see new investments for increasing storage capacity?

  • 14:00
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  • 14:40
  • Panel discussion: Freights and interregional logistics

- Analysing costs of freight rates and logistics

- Outlining current trends and outlook of freight rates

- How might IMO 2020 impact freight costs?

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  • 14:40
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  • 15:00
  • Networking break

Speaking opportunities at Argus Chlor-Alkali 2019

 

To discuss speaking opportunities at this event, please contact sarah.rayment@argusmedia.com or call +44 207 199 4800.