2019 Wood Mackenzie Asia Polyester Conference

  • Singapore, Singapore

The 2019 Asia Polyester Conference will be taking place in Singapore on the 30-31 October

Seeing beyond the tsunami.

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, PTA, Polyester Fibres and PET Resin in Asia.


  • 30 October 2019

    • Networking Drinks Reception

      An opportunity for topical discussion with your peers and our industry experts.

  • 31 October 2019

    • Registration and Networking Breakfast

    • Welcome & Introduction

    • Economic trends


      • Marthe is an Analyst in Verisk Maplecroft’s Politics team, where she focuses on South Asia and Japan, and also leads the company’s economic analysis for the APAC region. In her role, Marthe assesses political, regulatory, economic and security risks, and their implications for multinational businesses and investors. Marthe has over a decade of experience in providing macroeconomic and financial risk analysis for emerging Asian economies, as well as assessing rising geopolitical risks from growing Asian integration. Prior to joining Maplecroft, Marthe worked in the economic research and regional cooperation department of the Asian Development Bank since 2008, where she co- authored papers on Asian monetary policy, early warning systems for currency crises, risk spill-overs and transmission, and the fiscal sustainability of Southeast and East Asian economies. Marthe holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MSc in Finance from the University of the Philippines. Aside from her native Filipino language, Marthe also has working proficiency in Japanese.

    • Crude Oil / Energy

    • Paraxylene


      • Darryl joined Wood Mackenzie’s Chemical Research team in 2012 as a Research Analyst, with specialization in aromatics (benzene, xylene, toluene). Prior to this Darryl spent 7 years in ExxonMobil Chemical, with experience in both a manufacturing and a business environment. Darryl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore.

    • Networking Break

    • PTA


      • Arthur joined Wood Mackenzie’s Shanghai office in 2017 as a consultant covering polyester feedstock business in East Asia. He is responsible for the Polyester & Raw Materials Asia Daily Express and the Polyester & Raw Materials Asia Weekly Market Overview. His research area also extended to the meta-xylene and IPA markets. Before working with Wood Mackenzie LTD, Arthur was a crude oil and petrochemical trading strategist in a large Chinese trading house. Prior to that, he was a crude oil analyst in a market research centre in Shanghai. Arthur graduated with a master's degree (research) in economic history from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK. He also holds another master's degree in East Asia studies from Lund University in Sweden and two bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics from two elite Chinese Universities.

    • Ethylene Oxide and MEG


      • Jason has been in the petrochemical business since 2012, specializing in ethylene glycols and ethylene oxide derivatives. Jason began his career in Malaysia’s PETRONAS after a brief stint in Intel Corp in 2011. He was responsible for the sales of ethylene glycol, butyl glycol ethers, ethanolamines, ethoxylates and oxo-alcohols coming out from the ex-OPTIMAL plant in Malaysia. In 2016 he moved to the marketing division where he was responsible for business strategies on glycols and solvent products in Asia. Jason joined PCI Wood Mackenzie in September 2017, being recruited for the Asian market. Jason with his colleagues Paul Clarke, Doug Rightler and Salmon Lee are a team that is recognised as the leading authority for EO, glycols and EODs in all regions and on a global basis. Jason graduated with a BT degree (Hons) in Business Information Systems from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2011 and was involved in various projects and training throughout his career.

    • Networking Lunch

    • Futures markets for polyester raw materials


      • Salmon Aidan Lee watches the Asian polyester chain from paraxylene all the way to the downstream markets, but with a special focus on the PTA and MEG markets in the Chinese- speaking world. He joined PCI Xylenes and Polyester China Limited on 1 October 2009. Previously, he had spent nine years reporting on the PTA and MEG markets at chemical news, intelligence and price reporting service ICIS; and two years before that at the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomat. In 2003 and 2008, Salmon had working stints respectively at China’s Yizheng Chemical Fiber Co, and Sinochem Trading (Singapore). Since the acquisition of the PCI group by Wood Mackenzie’s parent, Salmon has been officially based in Singapore from 1 April 2016, but devotes a significant portion of his time in China, as well as other Asian countries to keep abreast of the latest situation and market trends there. Salmon was educated in Singapore and France; he is fluent in English, Chinese and several other languages and/or dialects.

    • Polyester growth (capacities and production) and prospects for Asia


      • YJ Kim heads the PTA and polyester fibre and PET chain from Asia regional office in Malaysia with specific responsibility for supporting our Asian client base. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with over 30 years experience in petrochemicals in both commercial and financial roles, Mr. Kim formerly worked with Samsung where he was Finance and Sales manager responsible PTA plant projects, procurement for the feedstock, and sales of over 1 million tonnes of PTA globally. His specialisation in PTA and polyester stems from broad commercial and financial experience at various positions and many in-depth analysis reports have been produced by YJ including Asian PTA Cost Model, China Textile Chain Analysis, Polyester Production Cost Comparison, India’s Future Influence in Global Textiles.

    • Polyester fibres grades and applications, 5 year outlook.


      • Senior Consult for PCI Wood Mackenzie, 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).

    • Networking Break

    • PET Bottle


      • Angie was born in Shan Xi Province China and has a bachelor’s degree in International Trade from the Henan Industry University. Immediately prior to joining the PCI Group, Angie was in a senior sales position with the major Chinese PET producer Dragon Special Resin, where she headed up relationships with major brand owners in China. Angie now handles PCI Wood Mackenzie’s PET and RPET work in China, from a base in Xiamen, and also reports on market developments in the rest of Asia

    • PBT


      • 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.

    • Closing Comments


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