2018 PCI Wood Mackenzie American Nylon Symposium

  • Atlanta, United States
The age of reason? Now in it’s 11th year, the PCI Wood Mackenzie American Nylon Symposium brings together key industry individuals and delivers a comprehensive agenda that provides valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the market. The focused agenda will bring together senior decision makers from across the industry to discuss market trends and analyse commercial drivers that will shape opportunities for the coming year.

Agenda

  • 22 March 2018

    • Polyamide Training Session - Optional

      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.

    • Registration & Networking lunch

    • Welcome & 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.

    • Will 2018's surge in energy & feedstocks production trickle down to North American propylene market?

      Discuss Wood Mackenzie's bullish view on US tight oil and chemical feedstocks supply while highlighting Permian geological and technical risks Explain if growing NGL exports in the US and Canada hinders the next wave of petrochemical projec Read More...

      Speakers

      • Joe joined Wood Mackenzie in 2015 to lead Wood Mackenzie’s short-term olefins and NGL services. He currently leads a team that publishes monthly reports and insights on the near-term outlook for the ethylene, propylene, and NGL commodity markets. He brings nearly twenty years of experience in the energy and petrochemical industries, starting at ExxonMobil and Westlake Chemical in process engineering, financial analysis, and feedstock procurement roles. Most recently he managed NGLs and Olefins trading desks for BP and Castleton Commodities (formerly Louis Dreyfus Energy). Joe graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Houston.

    • Butadiene and Benzene: feedstocks of feedstocks

      Heavier cracking in 2017 has helped alleviate supply concerns, but are these enough to carry the market in the medium term? How will propylene and butadiene compare to each other as feedstocks to the nylon chain, given these factors? Benze Read More...

      Speakers

      • Ryan joined Wood Mackenzie’s Chemical Research team in 2012, with broad experience across aromatics and gasoline blending. He is developing new chemical research products and analytics that integrate Wood Mackenzie and PCI research models. He is also developing new models to further improve our existing research products. Ryan brings eight years of previous commercial petrochemical industry experience both at a trading organization and in market consulting. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

    • Networking break

    • Polyamide market overview: the age of reason?

      What has the Polyamide market learnt from crisis? Polyamide Shortage? and Prices ADN producers becoming reasonable again?

      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.

    • Marine Litter and Fibre issues

      Speakers

      • Alasdair has over 35 years experience in the Synthetic Fibres industry, having lived in Europe, Asia and the US in this time and been involved in the fibres industry in all the major markets of the world. After many years in the synthetic yarn manufacturing and processing machinery business he left Rieter and joined PCI Wood Mackenzie in 2000 with responsibility for Fibres activities in the Americas. Alasdair has spoken at many international conferences and has had numerous articles published. He is a graduate from Manchester in England, and is currently based in Spartanburg SC.

    • Sales introduction

      Beth Daniel, Senior Account Manager

      Chemicals, Wood Mackenzie

    • Summary day 1

      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.

    • Networking drinks reception

  • 23 March 2018

    • Welcome coffee

    • Welcome 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.

    • Nylon Fibers Update

      Speakers

      • Laura joined PCI Wood Mackenzie in 2017 after more than 25 years in the nylon and polyester industrial fiber business. Prior to joining PCIWM, 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.

    • Nylon EP market overview

    • Networking break

    • Nylon modification is the key to fill market demands

      Introduction about the Nylon market situation and challenges for the future from UBE point of view Description about UBE NYLON portfolio and Nylon modification technology, through copolymerization or compounding Examples of specific applic Read More...

      Speakers

      • Masters degree in Chemical engineering from Univerisdad of Valencia (Valencia, Spain) Masters degree in Polymer processing from AIMPLAS (Valencia, Spain) 13 years of experience in UBE, always inked to the R&D and technical service for Nylon extrusion applications, based on the R&D center that UBE has in Castellon factory (Spain). Currently Technical Development Manager at UBE America Inc. (Michigan, USA)

    • PA66 in Engineered Thermoplastics – The best in yet to come!

      Speakers

      • Dharm Vahalia is the global leader of the nylon engineered plastics business at Ascend Performance Materials. In this role Dharm is responsible for strategic planning and P&L management. Prior to this role, Dharm was the Global Marketing Director supporting the nylon business. Dharm has been associated with the plastics industry since 1996 and has held positions in manufacturing, R&D, sales and strategic marketing. Most of Dharm’s commercial experience spans across various assignments of increasing responsibility at GE Plastics (now, SABIC), strategic marketing for Nylon 6 resin at Honeywell (now AdvanSix), and global brand management at FMC Corporation. Dharm has a bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering from the University of Mumbai, a masters in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and an MBA from the University of California-Berkeley.

    • LMCA North America Automotive Outlook: Competitive Pressure Outpaces Growth as a Region Realigns

      What is the course of Global and North America Light Vehicle demand in 2018 and beyond? With potential changes to NAFTA as a backdrop, what is the outlook for Light Vehicle assembly in North America? And how will each OEM fare? Growth in SUVs is not new, but will it continue?

      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.

    • Conclusions and closing comments

      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.

Fees

Full Delegate Fee

$1100.00

Training

$700.00