29 January - 30 January 2019
London, UK

Argus Chlor-Alkali

Pricing | Sustainability | Global trends

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  • 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

Stephanie Koenig, Editor, European Chlor-Alkali, Argus

Bernard Law, Editor, Argus Chlor-Alkali, Asia, Argus

  • 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

Yves Heroes, Sales and Marketing, Kem One

Rajesh Shethia, Managing Director, Hiranyavarnaam Chemicals and Alkalis

Mayank Shekhar Sharmar, Chief Marketing Officer, Chlor-Alkali Business, Aditya Birla Group

Noel Irizarry, Vice-President, Westlake

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  • 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 changing regulations Frank Reiner - President, Chlorine Institute

- 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?

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  • 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 Vivek Sane - Vice-President, Reliance Industries

- 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 George Eisenhauer - Editor, Argus Chlor-Alkali, Americas, Argus

- 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?

  • 11:30
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  • 12:10
  • 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

Vivek Sane, Vice-President, Reliance Industries

Jonathan Stewart, Vice-President, Vinyls Business, Vynova

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?

Adrian Brown, Senior Research Analyst, SSY
Alejandro Bagnoli, Shipbroker, Atlas Marine Group

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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.