2019 Wood Mackenzie Asian Nylon Conference

  • Taipei Marriott Hotel
  • Taipei City, Taiwan
The latest addition to the Nylon Conferences series, the 2nd Wood Mackenzie Asian Nylon Conference , taking place on 14 – 15 May 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan will bring together key industry speakers and deliver a comprehensive agenda that provides valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the market. Join us as we will discuss market trends and analyse commercial drivers that shape opportunities for the coming year.

Agenda

  • 14 May 2019

    • Polyamide Training Session

      All you want to know about polyamide but do not dare question? Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide everything you or your new team needs to get up to speed on the polyamide industry. What the session will Read More...

      Speakers

      • Quentin has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry in both France and Brazil, most recently with Rhodia, part of Solvay Group. Having held positions in marketing and market intelligence processing and tools, he has extensive project management, chemical process management and R&D experience. A Chemical Engineer graduation from UNICAMP (Campinas State University), Quentin holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

      • Dr. Crystal Chiang is a native of Taiwan and graduated with a BS in chemistry from Soochow University in Taipei. And she went on to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Massachusetts, Lowell in United States. After graduation, Crystal worked for BASF Taiwan for her first job in petrochemical industry in 1998, and then moved to only caprolactam producer in Taiwan, CPDC (China Petrochemical Development Corporation) for 7 years. In 2007, Crystal joined CMAI focusing on nylon intermediates, polymers and related businesses in Singapore. She joined PCI continuing her professional life in the nylon industry in 2010

    • Registration and networking lunch

    • Welcome and introduction

      Speakers

      • Quentin has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry in both France and Brazil, most recently with Rhodia, part of Solvay Group. Having held positions in marketing and market intelligence processing and tools, he has extensive project management, chemical process management and R&D experience. A Chemical Engineer graduation from UNICAMP (Campinas State University), Quentin holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

    • Benzene markets: Going where the wind blows

      How changing trends in paraxylene drive benzene markets into oversupply and shortage Will cheap benzene persist and do continued low prices stimulate a supply response? What happened to benzene demand? Why didn't profitable styrene keep be Read More...

      Speakers

      • Darryl joined Wood Mackenzie’s Chemical Research team in 2012 as an analyst, with specialization in aromatics (benzene, xylene, toluene). He is developing new chemical research products and analytics that integrate closely with existing Wood Mackenzie research. Prior to joining, he spent 7 years in ExxonMobil, with experience in both a manufacturing and a business environment in Singapore. He started his career as a process engineer within ExxonMobil Chemicals, spending time in both the chemicals pant and the refinery. Subsequently he undertook roles as a start-up engineer and logistics planner in ExxonMobil’s Intermediates business. He then progressed to site optimisation and coordination, covering aromatics, olefins, chemical intermediates, naphtha and crude oil. Darryl’s last role prior to joining Wood Mackenzie was as the Aromatics Regional Business Planner for Asia Pacific.

    • A tale of two Olefins

      Propylene & butadiene in the nylon chain Propylene: the next wave is bigger than the last Butadiene: how much longer will volatility last?

      Speakers

      • Catherine joined the Downstream Research team of Wood Mackenzie as a Chemicals Analyst in March 2013. She was previously with SABIC, where she was the Market Intelligence manager supporting the Functional Chemicals portfolio for Performance Chemicals, responsible for providing market analysis, price forecasts and competitor analysis. Prior to SABIC she was with CMAI for 4 years as Research Associate supporting Asian Aromatics. Catherine graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

    • Networking break

    • Inorganics - Ammonia, Sulphur and Ammonium Sulphate

      Ammonia – what about China – will demand continue to grow? Sulphur - Capacity expansions in the Middle East and Asia Ammonium Sulphate - Anti-Dumping duties on Chinese exports

      Speakers

      • Peter Shaddick has been the Asian correspondent for Fertecon for the past 20 years, responsible for reporting on the fertilizer and ammonia markets in Asia, east of India. He has been working in the fertilizer industry since 1974 , spending the last 38 years in Singapore, firstly as vice president of Transammonia, then with his own trading company.

    • Polyamide Market Overview - The calm before the storm?

      • Polyamide intermediates: how to navigate in a sea of future uncertainty?
      • Polyamide 6: Could the market storm bring also the opportunities? • Polyamide 66: how to get by and survive, waiting for the end of the shortage? and when?

      Speakers

      • Quentin has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry in both France and Brazil, most recently with Rhodia, part of Solvay Group. Having held positions in marketing and market intelligence processing and tools, he has extensive project management, chemical process management and R&D experience. A Chemical Engineer graduation from UNICAMP (Campinas State University), Quentin holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

    • Summary day 1

    • Networking drinks reception

    • Supplying the Future of Nylon 66 Growth

      Speakers

      • As Regional Director of INVISTA Nylon Polymer, Angela Dou is responsible for the strategic direction and profit and loss performance of this business in Asia Pacific, as well as supporting the Shanghai polymer plant (Yinglon) to drive operational excellence and quality improvement that will transform the ability to meet customer expectations. Before this role, Angela worked at INVISTA headquarter for an assignment in Commercial Development, then transitioned to Shanghai as the Yinglon Commercialization Leader ensuring Day 1 readiness for the start-up of the new polymer plant. After successfully transitioning the clients to the new plant, Angela assumed the role of China Senior Sales Manager, leading the China sales business. Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in Polymer Science at Fudan University

  • 15 May 2019

    • Welcome and coffee break

    • Welcome to day 2

      Speakers

      • Quentin has over 30 years’ experience in the chemical industry in both France and Brazil, most recently with Rhodia, part of Solvay Group. Having held positions in marketing and market intelligence processing and tools, he has extensive project management, chemical process management and R&D experience. A Chemical Engineer graduation from UNICAMP (Campinas State University), Quentin holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral in Brazil.

    • 2019 – decision time for PA66 Nylon Industrial Filament

      Key PA66 NIF segments at risk in 2019/2020 Will PA6 or polyester benefit? Can the process ever be reversed?

      Speakers

      • Senior Consult for PCI Consulting Group, initially part time since 2012, reporting on the Chinese nylon fibre market, and later spandex. Since summer 2015 Tracey has been our full-time consultant in China responsible for providing market reports, analysis and insight into the wider fibre market within China, including polyester, nylon, cellulosic, acrylic and spandex fibres. From 2010 with Jiangsu Holdsun-Zue Yarn & Textile Co., Ltd. (a Sino-Swiss joint venture). Assistant of the general manager. 2008-2010 Padma (Shanghai) Ltd. (A British representative office in Shanghai). 1993-2008 China Kingdom (Beijing) Import & Export Co., Ltd. 1986-1990 Nankai University, International Commerce & Business Institute (formerly Tianjin Institute of Foreign Trade), working as a teacher. 1982-1986 - University of International Business & Economics (Beijing) studying English of Foreign Trade (Bachelor’s degree)

    • The Outlook of Nylon Fibres Used in Apparel Textiles

      The role of Taiwanese Nylon supply chain playing in the global apparel industries The prospect of using Nylon fibers for apparel: analysis from the overall market of apparel; from the perspective of the development of international brand go Read More...

      Speakers

      • Education Background Ph. D. of Department of Economics, National Taiwan University Master of Department of International Trade, National Chengchi University Working Experience Associate Research Fellow, Division of Taiwan Economy, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research Speciality Economics, Economic Development, Econometric Economics, Industry Development Representative studies include Taiwanese textile industry structure analysis, the value-added analysis of textile industries, sourcing strategy analysis of the international sports and outdoors brands , textile raw materials supply and demand trend analysis,the development trend analysis of Taiwanese textile industries under the regional economy, and the application analysis of big data in textile industries.

    • Chinese Polyamide: new challenges

      • Environmental Challenges • Economic Challenges • Leadership Challenges

      Speakers

      • Dr. Crystal Chiang is a native of Taiwan and graduated with a BS in chemistry from Soochow University in Taipei. And she went on to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Massachusetts, Lowell in United States. After graduation, Crystal worked for BASF Taiwan for her first job in petrochemical industry in 1998, and then moved to only caprolactam producer in Taiwan, CPDC (China Petrochemical Development Corporation) for 7 years. In 2007, Crystal joined CMAI focusing on nylon intermediates, polymers and related businesses in Singapore. She joined PCI continuing her professional life in the nylon industry in 2010

    • Coffee break

    • Polyamide Engineering Plastics Market Overview

      • Overall European PA Demand in 2017 by product and application • Polyamide substitution – Risks and opportunities • Competing engineering plastics PA vs. PBT

      Speakers

      • Lei joined Wood Mackenzie’s Chemicals team in August 2018 as a Business Consultant. He is currently taking care of the PBT research in Asia region, including market study, pricing analysis, supply/demand analysis and other studies related to PBT and its intermediates. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Lei was 6 years with Bayer firstly as a Senior Process Engineer and later Operational Excellence Consultant. He has experience in process design & optimization in both polymer industry and fine chemicals industry. He is also experienced in Lean Six Sigma methodology and have led projects in various fields such as production, logistics, and corporate functions. Lei graduated from Tsing University with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and then got his PhD degree also in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore.

    • Engineering Plastics – Creating Sustainable Solutions for Tomorrow

      Speakers

      • Business leader with more than 15 years of regional experience in the Chemical Industry, Evelyn started her career in Application and Market Development for Engineering Plastics with BASF and has since then worked in various roles within the company. Currently heading the Product Management, Product Stewardship and Quality Management team for Performance Material Asia Pacific, BASF, Evelyn has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Germany and is now based in Singapore. Evelyn holds a Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Chemicals) from the National University of Singapore

    • Asia Automotive Industry: it’s all about risk

      Asia Market Summary: 2018 Performance & 2019 Outlook Risks and Growth Prospects Key OEM Performances

      Speakers

      • Ammar’s work experience includes six years of covering the automotive markets in India and Thailand as a journalist. As a senior manager for LMC Automotive’s Asia Pacific automotive forecasting, he is currently responsible for monitoring, analyzing and forecasting the automotive market in India and Pakistan. He also previously analyzed and forecasted the automotive market in ASEAN and South Korea. Prior to joining LMC Automotive, Ammar spent two years in India as an automotive journalist and worked for a leading trade magazine and a business newspaper. He has a Bachelor of Commerce H.R. College of Commerce & Economics in Mumbai, India. Ammar is fluent in English, Thai, Hindi and Gujarati.

Fees

Training

$700.00

Full Delegate Fee

$1100.00

Government Tax

$5.00