2018 Wood Mackenzie Asia Polyester Conference

  • The Westin Singapore
  • Singapore, Singapore
This year's Asia Polyester Conference will be taking place in Singapore on 12- 13 November. Join us and benefit from a truly integrated understanding of the Polyester industry. Hear from Wood Mackenzie Chemicals experts offering in-depth analysis of the driving forces across the business sectors from Economy, Recycle through to Paraxylene, Ethylene, PTA, EO-MEG, Polyester Fibres and PET Resin in Asia


  • 12 November 2018

    • Networking Evening

  • 13 November 2018

    • Registration

    • Outlook for the regional economy: 2019 and beyond

      Overview of the regional economy A look at Asia’s growth engines: China and India The economic impact of political risk in China and India

    • Energy & Feedstocks

    • China in the world of polyesters: the strengths of China, the weaknesses of China

      China as number one in capacity and production volumes, quality, costs and speed and raw materials What China cannot do in volumes, quality and value-added services China's other disadvantages, and why other polyester markets continue to grow Why China can dominate but not conquer the world of polyesters

    • Morning Break

    • PTA: Is 2019 going to be another balanced year?

      Possible landscape change for global trade Appetite for new investments for net importing countries Trends in PTA pricing outside China

    • Paraxylene in Asia – Will 2019 be the tipping point?

      2018 in review Update on new PX capacity (mega refinery-chemicals projects and plant restarts) Outlook on 2019

    • Networking Lunch

    • MEG: The imminent threat of oversupply and forced rationalisation

      Coal-based MEG – How big is it really going to get? US – The new Middle East Survival of the fittest – Who will have to bow out?

    • Is the world ready for a surge in polyester fibre capacity?

      Chinese volumes remain dominant but capacity also rising in other regions Widespread demand for polyester fibres across regions and applications Sustainability – opportunity and risk

    • Networking break

    • The Spring of China’s PET industry

      Global, Asia and China PET Demand and Supply in 2018 Margin Surge of China's PET and the reasons How long the good margin could maintain in China's PET industry

    • Managing polyester environmental issues: Key industry challenges and successes

      What are the environmental issues facing the polyester value chain? Are there possible improvements for conventional polyester chip? Will there be trade-offs to consider?

    • Closing Comments


Conference Registration


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