2020 Wood Mackenzie American Thermoplastics Conference

  • Atlanta, United States
Thermoplastics Sustainability: The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? The drive for sustainability is transforming the thermoplastics value chain. And the pace of change is only going to accelerate as public opinion and authorities are pushing for solutions to minimise environmental impact. What could this mean for the Thermoplastics industry? o What impact initiatives to reduce plastic consumption and increase plastic recycling are having on virgin Polyamide and feedstocks? o How is the Man-made fibres industry dealing with sustainability challenges? o How can the transformation of the automotive industry impact the thermoplastics polymers? o How a global economic recession could impact demand for petrochemicals? Join us as we will discuss market trends and analyse commercial drivers that shape opportunities for the coming year.

Agenda

  • 17 March 2020

    • Polyamide Training Session 1.0 - Optional

      All you would like 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 sessio Read More...

    • What is polyamide? A schematic vision of the chemistry and production process
    • The characteristics of different polyamides
    • Polyamide applications - Why polyamide?
    • Synthetic polyamide segments market vision?
    • Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

      There is a discount in place for delegates attending both training sessions: 1.0 and 2.0 (combined fee of €1,200 excl. VAT)

      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.

      • Laura joined Wood Mackenzie in 2017 after more than 25 years in the nylon and polyester industrial fiber business. Prior to joining WM, she worked for DuPont, Kordsa, Hailide America, and most recently Nexis Fibers. Her roles have included everything from process engineer to shift supervisor to market manager. Laura grew up in Rhode Island and received a chemical engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In her spare time, she is an avid underwater photographer and is currently trying to improve her golf handicap. She enjoys the occasional glass of pinot noir in her suburban Philadelphia home.

    • Polyamide Training Sessions - 1 & 2 combined fee

      Training Session 1.0 All you would like 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 ind Read More...

    • What is polyamide? A schematic vision of the chemistry and production process the characteristics of different polyamides
    • Polyamide applications - Why polyamide?
    • Synthetic polyamide segments market vision?
    • Training Session 2.0

      This session will provide a deep dive into the polyamide industry.

      What the session will cover:

      • PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects
      • Insights into special polyamides (long chain, semi-aromatics) and blends & copolymers
      • Market costs, strategies and forecasting
      • Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

        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.

        • Laura joined Wood Mackenzie in 2017 after more than 25 years in the nylon and polyester industrial fiber business. Prior to joining WM, she worked for DuPont, Kordsa, Hailide America, and most recently Nexis Fibers. Her roles have included everything from process engineer to shift supervisor to market manager. Laura grew up in Rhode Island and received a chemical engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In her spare time, she is an avid underwater photographer and is currently trying to improve her golf handicap. She enjoys the occasional glass of pinot noir in her suburban Philadelphia home.

        • Rob joined Wood Mackenzie’s chemicals business in May 2017 joining the Films & Flexibles team, having spent the previous two years working in their upstream oil & gas sector. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Rob spent 10 years working in the financial sector with an actuarial consultancy and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh.

    • 18 March 2020

      • Polyamide Training Session 2.0 - Optional

        Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide a deep dive into the polyamide industry What the session will cover: PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects. Read More...

      • PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects.
      • Insights into special polyamides (long chain, semi-aromatics) and blends & copolymers.
      • Market costs, strategies and forecasting.
      • Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

        There is a discount in place for delegates attending both training sessions: 1.0 and 2.0 (combined fee of €1,200 excl. VAT)

        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.

        • Laura joined Wood Mackenzie in 2017 after more than 25 years in the nylon and polyester industrial fiber business. Prior to joining WM, she worked for DuPont, Kordsa, Hailide America, and most recently Nexis Fibers. Her roles have included everything from process engineer to shift supervisor to market manager. Laura grew up in Rhode Island and received a chemical engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In her spare time, she is an avid underwater photographer and is currently trying to improve her golf handicap. She enjoys the occasional glass of pinot noir in her suburban Philadelphia home.

        • Rob joined Wood Mackenzie’s chemicals business in May 2017 joining the Films & Flexibles team, having spent the previous two years working in their upstream oil & gas sector. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Rob spent 10 years working in the financial sector with an actuarial consultancy and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh.

      • Registration & 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.

      • American Economy Overview

      • Feedstocks Update

      • Networking break

      • Speaker Session

      • Polyamide: The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?

        • Polyamide 2019/2020 overview - Is the worst behind us?
        • Polyamide sustainability - What should we expect?

        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

    • 19 March 2020

      • Welcome coffee

      • Introduction - Day 2

      • Polyamide Fibres - evolution of the market

        How will the fibre world will change in 2020? In what fibre end use segments will sustainability efforts show progress? Nylon 66 fibres substitution – has it halted for now?

        Speakers

        • Laura joined Wood Mackenzie in 2017 after more than 25 years in the nylon and polyester industrial fiber business. Prior to joining WM, she worked for DuPont, Kordsa, Hailide America, and most recently Nexis Fibers. Her roles have included everything from process engineer to shift supervisor to market manager. Laura grew up in Rhode Island and received a chemical engineering degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In her spare time, she is an avid underwater photographer and is currently trying to improve her golf handicap. She enjoys the occasional glass of pinot noir in her suburban Philadelphia home.

      • Is cost or recycling the bigger threat to BOPA film growth?

        Cost – In a cost sensitive climate, BOPA film continues to be an expensive option for converters Recyclability – Does the industry's drive towards mono-material laminates, and general downgauging, put BOPA film at a disadvantage Given the Read More...

        Speakers

        • Rob joined Wood Mackenzie’s chemicals business in May 2017 joining the Films & Flexibles team, having spent the previous two years working in their upstream oil & gas sector. Prior to Wood Mackenzie, Rob spent 10 years working in the financial sector with an actuarial consultancy and holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh.

      • Networking break

      • The future of Thermoplastics amid the transformation of the automotive industry

        How vital in the automotive industry to the Thermoplastics business and in particular for Polyamide and PBT? What could be the risks or opportunities brought by new energy vehicles? Opportunities and challenges: to replace or be replaced in the new automobile generation?

        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.

      • LMC Automotive

        Speakers

        • Bill Rinna is the Director, Vehicle Forecasts, The Americas at LMC Automotive. Included in this role is the overseeing of the North and South American production and sales forecasting services that detail manufacturer, segment, platform, model, and plant trends. Mr. Rinna has 21 years of industry experience which includes demand and production forecasting at a component, powertrain, and vehicle level. He has also contributed his insight and quotes to various major news organizations including Reuters, Bloomberg, Financial Times, Automotive News, Automotive Engineering, and the Detroit News. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rinna was at GM as the Global Forecast Lead responsible for GM’s crossover segment. Prior to GM, Bill was at CSM Worldwide for 12 years as the Senior Manager of North American Supply Chain and Technology Forecasts. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA in Business Economics from Wayne State University.

    Fees

    Polyamide Training

    $700.00

    Full Delegate Fee

    $1100.00

    Polyamide Training

    $700.00

    Polyamide Training 1 & 2 combined fee

    $1200.00