29 janeiro - 30 janeiro 2019
London, UK

Argus Chlor-Alkali

Pricing | Sustainability | Global trends

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:30
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  • 09:40
  • Argus welcoming address Andy Nicholson - Vice-President, Business Development, Argus
  • 09:40
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  • 09:50
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Stephen Harriman - Principal, CA-SH

Caustic soda overview

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  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • 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

  • 10:20
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  • 11:10
  • Panel Discussion: Evaluating changing global supply and demand dynamics

- Evaluating the expansions and new production capacities globally

- Identifying global trade flows

- 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, Chlor-alkali and Derivatives, Westlake

Start End
  • 11:10
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  • 11:50
  • Networking break

Trade and regional developments

Start End
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • New business opportunities in China – discovering real capacity of Chinese chlor-alkali Shi Wei Min - Business Director, Asia Pacific Region, Tricon

- Unearthing the landscape of production and expansion potential in China

- Evaluating the future of imports and exports

  • 12:20
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  • 12:40
  • 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

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 caustic soda price and the market drivers Bernard Law - Editor, Argus Chlor-Alkali, Asia, Argus
- Outlining pricing trends
- Assessing underlying market drives
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Panel Discussion: Pricing trends analysis using historic data

- Analysing how market characteristics are reflected in indexation

- Outlining scenarios to increase market representation in indexation

- Will caustic soda indexation change in the short to medium term?

Stephen Harriman, Principal, CA-SH

Stephanie Koenig, Editor, European Chlor-Alkali, Argus

Shi Wei Min, Business Director, Asia Pacific Region, Tricon Energy

Start End
  • 15:00
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  • 15:40
  • Networking break

The end-user's perspective

Start End
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Live interview: To what extent will caustic soda demand grow from the alumina industry? Aleksey Tarasov - Head of Caustic Soda, Rusal

- Examining current growth in the alumina industry

- Evaluating future needs for aluminium

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

  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • Pulp and paper industry outlook: Demand for caustic soda Werner Bartsch - Procurement Manager, Mondi Group

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

Assessing alternatives to caustic soda and the uptake of technologies

- Summarising the industry outlook for pulp and paper

- Identifying risks for the pulp and paper industry

Start End
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • 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
  • 08:30
  • -
  • 09:30
  • Registration and refreshments
  • 09:10
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  • 09:50
  • Chairperson's opening remarks Stephen Harriman - Principal, CA-SH

Start End
  • 10:00
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  • 10:20
  • Excellence in project development Arun Tyagi - Head of Marketing, Nuberg

- Outlining the current investment landscape

- Assessing future projects in chlor-alkali production

 
  • 10:20
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  • 10:40
  • Technologies for liquid and dry gaseous chlorine applications Rajesh Gandikota - Director, Sales and Marketing, Bell-o-Seal

- Available technologies and practices in valve selection for liquid chlorine and dry gaseous chlorine applications in chlor-alkali plant and related certification 

- Exposure limit of chlorine in Industry as per OSHA

- Why Bellow seal valves are ideal for liquid and dry gaseous chlorine applications and the technical parameters and features

- Salient features of Bellow seal valves with Material of construction  

- Understanding quality and testing procedures

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

  • 11:30
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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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  • 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

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.