22 五月 - 23 五月 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Argus US Chlor-Alkali Summit

Day 1

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson's opening remarks
  • 09:10
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  • 09:30
  • US producer's opening keynote
  • Outlining the scope of production capacity in America
  • Assessing the spread of new projects in chlor-alkali
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Global overview: Understanding import and export dynamics
  • Outlining trade global trade flows
  • Reviewing import and export capacities
  • 10:00
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  • 10:20
  • Myth of reality: The threat of production growth in Asia
  • Who are the China chlor-alkali producers?
  • Analysing caustic soda exports from Asia to the US
  • 10:20
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  • 11:05
  • Networking break
  • 11:05
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  • 11:35
  • Panel discussion: Evolving trade flows and the implication on markets in the Americas
  • Discussing global trading dynamics and the role of the US
  • Understanding the impact of Indian regulations on US markets
  • Analysing the US export capabilities – capacities and barriers
  • 11:35
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  • 11:55
  • Case study: Expanding vinyl production
  • Outlining expansions in MDI capacity
  • Examining barriers and opportunities for new MDI production
  • Reviewing project timelines, material procurement, technologies and production capacity
  • 11:55
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  • 12:15
  • Case study: Expanding vinyl production
  • Assessing new projects in vinyl production
  • Reviewing project timelines, material procurement, technologies and production capacity
  • 12:15
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  • 13:30
  • Lunch break
  • 13:30
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  • 13:45
  • Reviewing trends in EDC production and exports
  • Outlining current volumes and trade flows of EDC products
  • Analysing the role of ethylene availability in the US and the implications on production capacity
  • 13:45
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  • 14:00
  • How sustainable is PVC demand?
  • Understanding supply/demand trends in PVC markets
  • To what extent are environmental pressures creating risks for PVC demand, bringing risks to US manufacturers?
  • 14:00
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  • 14:20
  • Evaluating factors changing chlorine demand
  • 14:20
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  • 14:50
  • Networking break
  • 14:50
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  • 15:10
  • Case study: To what extent have international trade boundaries destabilised the alumina industry?
  • Outlining the current demand for caustic soda in the alumina industry
  • Understanding fundamentals driving growth in the alumina industry
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Case study: How is the availability and sourcing challenges of materials in the pulp and paper industry impacting growth
  • Reviewing the factors driving increasing demand for pulp and paper
  • Assessing the impact of lima availability on sector growth
  • Is soda ash a feasible alternative to caustic soda?
  • 15:40
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  • 16:50
  • Analytics exploration: Balancing chlor-alkali production against the industry's demand for the co-products
  • Analysing risks to demand for co-products
  • Understanding fundamentals in end-user industry growth
    • This session will include breakout tables. 6 industry professionals, with expertise in the variety of products and fundamentals driving the chlor-alkali industry will host specialised tables. Each table will last 10 minutes, and hosts will switch table through the session. Experience a crash-course session in areas including the role of fracking, the impact of changes in refrigerant regulation, the potential of an uptake in soda ash, to help you in understanding the complex and diverse aspects of the market.
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairperson's closing remarks
  • 17:00
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  • Networking drinks reception

Day 2

Start End
  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairperson's opening remarks
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Understanding political and regulatory boundaries in US chlor-alkali productio
  • Analysing US changing regulation and the requirements for industry players
  • Assessing the production capacity in the US
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Best practice in health and safety, and cost reduction through effective systems
  • Reviewing effective methods in safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals
  • An overview: Standards and equipment to meet health and safety requirements
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Networking break
  • 11:00
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  • 11:40
  • Spotlight: IMO2020 and the implications to chlor-alkali markets
  • Reviewing regulations and implications on chemical tanker availability
  • How is the shipping industry preparing for regulation changes?
  • What does IMO2020 mean for trading and freight costs?
  • 11:40
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  • 12:20
  • The America's: Interactive spotlights

A series of roundtables focussed on the continent's dynamic opportunities and challenges:

Brazil: To what extent will it remain a domestic market?

Venezuela: Can stability bring opportunity?

Mexico: Capacity and demand

Canada: Specialties and challenges

 

  • 12:20
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  • 12:30
  • Closing remarks