2018 PCI Wood Mackenzie Americas Polyester Industry Conference

  • Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental
  • Houston, United States
The US and the world is now nearly through one year of the Trump Administration. Although this has shaken up international global norms, from an economic prospective, we have seen US economic growth improve to the 3% range over the last two quarters, but will it last? On the energy front, OPEC's agreement to production cuts has held, helping stabilize prices in the upstream polyester intermediates markets. However, the Americas polyester markets have been roiled by the restructuring of M&G, affecting the time table of its large integrated PTA/PET resin plant at Corpus Christi, Texas and possibly the conversion of a PET resin line to polyester staple fibre by another polyester producer. On the MEG side, major new capacity additions are still expected to be on stream by 2019, making regional polyester producers more competitive on the global market. Combined, these factors will likely change the nature of the polyester and upstream intermediates markets over the next few years and could very well have implications for the polyester industry for years to come. Join us as we discuss and analyse those issues in depth at our PCI Wood Mackenzie Americas Polyester Conference, 21 - 22 February in Houston


  • 21 February 2018

    • Registration

    • Recycling Overview - training & teaching session

      Recycling Overview 2:20 PM - 3:20 PM This afternoon session will provide everything you or your team needs to get up to speed on the Recycling industry. There are limited places available for this session. By ticking the box during registr Read More...

    • The PCI Wood Mackenzie PX asset cost tool service: overview

      Registration from 1:20 PM - 2:20 PM PX Asset Cost Tool Service - Overview This 1 hour session lead by Gordon Haire will provide an informal and interactive review of how PX technology and feedstocks have evolved. There are limited places a Read More...

    • DEG and PEO session

      Global balance projected shortfall DMO in China creating DEG imbalance US will go long starting mid 2019

    • Networking drinks

    • Dinner

    • Welcome address

    • North American economic and Polyester outlook, one year into Trump administration: what has changed?

      Current state of the regional economy. Current state of the regional polyester markets. Policy changes under the Trump administration. What new policy changes can be expected this year? What is our baseline forecast growth rate for the reg Read More...

    • Cotton and other fibres: the rise of emerging countries

      Can rising incomes in emerging countries sustain growing volumes of cotton and viscose staple fibre? Divergent trends for acrylic and wool prices. Changing industry structure in nylon fibres and spandex. State of play for recycling technol Read More...

  • 22 February 2018

    • Oil and refining

    • Paraxylene: what opportunities and threats await buyers and sellers now that the ramp up in region

      How will the regional refining outlook impact the competitive feedstock position for aromatics? What opportunities and threats await PX buyers and sellers now that the uncertainty around M&G's Corpus Christi PTA/PET project will inevitably Read More...

    • Morning Coffee break

    • New North America capacity will cause the ethylene markets to rock & roll!

      Review of all the "first wave" ethylene projects and "second wave" potential projects Discussion of the risks associated with these investments Global implications

    • 2018 MEG supply now dependent on new China DMO capacity

      No new global EO based MEG until Lotte and Sasol in the US Surging demand in China and recovery in PET pushes 2 MT MEG demand growth US MEG margins expected to reach record annual levels

    • Americas PET Recycling: greater challenges or opportunities given the China waste ban?

      China waste ban -the impact on North America Recycle pricing, as demand is set to increase How key is recycle to major brands achieving sustainability targets

    • Networking Lunch

    • PTA: can Asian over supply come to North Americas aid

      The PTA outlook now that M&G's Corpus Christie plant has no timeframe for start-up Will the 2017 shocks in PET supply hit North American PTA demand in 18/19 Could chemical recycle impact PTA demand in the medium term PTA trade the impact of M&G – are imports more likely

    • Americas PET Resin market: an industry in flux

      2017 review Update on the M&G Situation Update on regional PET resin AD/CV suits Price/margin step change. Short-term vs. long-term regional PET resin outlook

    • Coffee break

    • Polyester Fibres: the growth continues

      Many moving parts in the US market – anti dumping, NAFTA renegotiation, M&G closure, China ban on waste imports. South America: Imports climb. China: Does a strong 2017 lead to more capacity investments?

    • Panel Q&A session

    • Welcome coffee and registration

    • Welcome address


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