06 November - 07 November 2019
Shanghai, China

Argus Asia LPG & Petrochemical Feedstocks Conference

Day One

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Opening remarks by chairperson and antitrust reminder

China's role and influence in the future of the LPG industry

Start End
  • 09:10
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  • 09:35
  • Downstream development in China and what this means for LPG demand and imports
  • Shifts in domestic LPG sources 
  • The future of China’s LPG supply structure
  • Growing refinery integration and the impact on LPG availability 
 
  • 09:35
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  • 10:00
  • China’s independent refiners and their role in domestic LPG market supply
  • How is China’s addition of new refining capacity affecting products trade?
  • Will local refineries have a growing share of LPG production in the country?
  • Are independent refiners going to be using more LPG and how will this affect the balance of LPG availability in China?
 
  • 10:00
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  • 10:25
  • The growing competition for feedstocks: Propylene production routes and the growth of PDH & MDH plants in China
  • Key drivers of PDH capacity growth
  • Feedstock demand and price-sensitivity
  • The current split between butane and propane feedstock facilities and future investments
 
  • 10:25
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  • 11:10
  • Networking break
  • 11:10
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  • 11:35
  • The growth of alkylation units in China and their demand for industrial LPG as feedstock
  • China’s gasoline standards upgrade and current alkylation capacity
  • Feedstock requirements and competition for butane supply
  • Demand for alkylate, MTBE, bio-ethanol and the impact on LPG requirements 
 
  • 11:35
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  • 12:00
  • The importance of a price index for China and how this will impact regional traders, suppliers and buyers

Navigating the new order in LPG markets

Start End
  • 12:00
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  • 12:25
  • Putting China in the global context: Market developments and price movements
  • What are the effects of OPEC oil prices on the LPG market
  • What will drive LPG demand over the next few years?
  • The role of buyers: How is pricing and supply affected
  • 12:25
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  • 13:10
  • The great debate - The transition to a post-2020 world: Are IMO reforms a friend or foe to the LPG industry?
  • What IMO 2020 legislations mean for LPG buyers
  • How will the price-sensitive feedstock demand be affected by the new regulations?
  • How shipowners are tackling the sulphur cap
  • 13:10
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  • 14:40
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:40
  • -
  • 15:25
  • Interactive discussion: A fine balance: US-China trade and what this means for LPG traders and end users
  • Beyond China - the wider geopolitical impact of US trade policies
  • Fulfilling Asia’s appetite for LPG – evolving supply sources and stability of supply
  • LPG trade in the aftermath of the US shale revolution
  • Global LNG exports and the impact on LPG availability

Trumping the trade war: Securing China's LPG supply

Start End
  • 15:15
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  • 15:40
  • The role of Middle East suppliers in a changing global dynamic
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Networking break
  • 16:30
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  • 16:50
  • Charting a new course: Canada’s Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET) and the advantage of reduced shipping time
  • 16:50
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  • 17:10
  • Everybody needs good neighbours: Russia’s investment in LPG overland and seaborne export facilities
  • 17:10
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  • 17:30
  • Australian LPG production from the Ichthys and Prelude LNG projects
  • 17:30
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  • 17:40
  • Closing remarks by chairperson
  • 18:00
  • -
  • 20:00
  • Networking drinks reception

Day Two

Start End
  • 08:00
  • -
  • 09:00
  • Registration and welcome refreshments
  • 09:00
  • -
  • 09:10
  • Opening remarks by chairperson and antitrust reminder

The potential in petchems: Opportunities and challenges

Start End
  • 09:10
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  • 09:35
  • Asia’s propylene requirements and the changing nature of LPG demand
  • Asia’s propylene capacity by process
  • Growth of new propylene production routes: PDH & ADH, CTO, MTO
  • The role of PDH in Asia’s propylene balance 
  • 09:35
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  • 10:00
  • Feedstock economics: LPG vs Naphtha
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 10:25
  • End user perspective: South Korea’s Propylene and Polypropylene production from PDH and its impact on LPG demand
  • 10:25
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:40
  • Interactive discussion - China’s regional LPG requirements and the resulting infrastructure needs
  • Shifting regional demand from the chemical, residential, industrial and PDH sectors
  • Current state of LPG storage and logistics facilities in different regions
  • Expected bottlenecks, future investments and strategies to overcome shipping and storage challenges

Fuelling South Asia: The future of demand

Start End
  • 11:40
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  • 12:05
  • Incredible India: LPG requirements in the residential and petrochemical sector
  • LPG demand post-elections and future prospects of the residential sector
  • Investments and initiatives to improve LPG penetration
  • Petrochemical feedstock demand options
  • 12:05
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  • 12:30
  • New frontiers on Asia’s LPG trail: Sri Lanka’s position in the market

Buyer perspectives: Opportunities in Asia

Start End
  • 12:30
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  • 12:55
  • Surging demand for LPG in Japan: Future prospects in the residential, power generation and petrochemical sectors
  • 12:55
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  • 13:15
  • Check your mirror: Will there be a growth of autogas markets in Asia?
  • 13:15
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  • 14:45
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:45
  • -
  • 15:15
  • Asian buyers panel
An interactive discussion of LPG consumption priorities with buyers from emerging demand centers in South and South East Asia.

LPG at the forefront of energy transition

Start End
  • 15:15
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  • 15:35
  • Are we there yet? The road to competitiveness for LPG as a marine fuel
  • 15:35
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  • 15:55
  • Methanol vs LPG: a viable alternative fuel for residential demand in China?
  • 15:55
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  • 16:15
  • Gaspirations: The future role of LPG in power generation
  • 16:15
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  • 16:35
  • Blockchain technology in trading: what is impacting commodity trading now and who benefits the most
  • 16:35
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  • 16:40
  • Closing remarks by chairperson
  • 16:40
  • -
  • 17:10
  • Networking break and end of conference