2018 PCI Wood Mackenzie European Nylon Symposium

  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The age of reason? Now in it’s 12th year, the PCI Wood Mackenzie European Nylon Symposium brings together key industry professionals 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 February 2018

    • Polyamide Training Session - Optional - Broadway Meeting Room

      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

      • 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.

      • 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 and Networking lunch - Liberty Foyer

      Registration and Networking lunch

    • Welcome & Introduction - Liberty Ballroom

      Speakers

      • Robin leads a team of more than 80 experts embedded in markets worldwide, who together provide a detailed perspective on chemicals markets that ranges from feedstocks such as crude oil, natural gas, NGLs and coal, to petrochemicals, intermediate chemicals, polymers, fibres, films and then further downstream into consumer products. Previously, Robin was Managing Director of PCI Nylon, part of PCI Group, the leading market analytics service on the nylon and fibres value chain.

      • 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.

    • The upstream outlook: crude oil & benzene

      Benzene supply growth comes from the PX chain, which creates many challenges The growing global supply/demand imbalance needs to be met with increased trade What are the unknowns – either upstream or downstream – that could change the outlook?

      Speakers

      • Truong Mellor is a Senior Research Analyst with PCI Wood Mackenzie, covering the aromatics chain in Europe since June 2017. He was previously working at ICIS as a Markets Editor for nearly 9 years, where he covered several product chains but was primarily focused on benzene, styrene and other derivatives. He graduated from Sussex University in 2005 with a First Class degree in Politics, and has also lived, worked and studied in France, Australia and Singapore.

    • Olefin feedstocks for nylon in Europe: the long & the short of it

      Propylene supply is tightening in Europe as demand growth outpaces constrained co-product supply. How long will this trend last? Europe is blessed with surplus butadiene supply, but will this continue or will it go the way of propylene? How Read More...

      Speakers

      • Vince Sinclair joined Wood Mackenzie in May 2013 to develop research content and services on the Asian markets for olefins, aromatics and plastics. With over 35 years’ experience in chemical industry research and consulting, Vince established his own consulting company, PCI Plastics (part of the PCI Consulting Group) in 1989, which was acquired by CMAI in 1998. Vince moved to Singapore in 1999 to build CMAI’s Asian market research capabilities. Vince is graduate of London University with a degree in Chemistry.

    • Networking break

    • Outlook for ammonia, sulphur and ammonium sulphate markets

      Speakers

      • Marina Simonova is Head of Ammonia and Sulphur Analysis at Fertecon, which is part of Informa Group. She joined the company in October 2013 and has over a decade experience in the fertilizer industry, previously working as a Senior Consultant in CRU (based in London) and as a market analyst for a leading Russian fertilizer producer EuroChem (based in Moscow). She is a regular speaker at international fertilizer & chemical conferences and presented papers to the IFA, TFI, CRU and other international fertilizer events.

    • Polyamide intermediates & polymer: 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.

    • PA6 and PA66 fibres - the final divorce?

      The reducing 6 / 66 fibres market overlap Increasing selectivity of PA66 supply chains Drivers and dynamics of this process What it means for key nylon market sectors

      Speakers

      • David has been working in the global manmade fibres business for over 40 years with detailed experience of nylon and polyester fibre in all major product formats and end-use applications. David spent over 20 years with ICI Fibres occupying senior management roles in the apparel, industrial and carpet fibre sectors with global responsibilities within these distinct product sectors. He moved into consultancy with PCI Fibres, focusing on research of the end-use segmentation of key synthetic fibre markets and definition of relevant business dynamics. David is a recognised expert in fibre and textile end-use segmentation and has a strong reputation in building market models to project business dynamics and market development. He has edited the PCI Wood Mackenzie ‘Global Spandex Report’ over many years. He graduated with a Masters Degree from Cambridge University.

    • PCI Wood Mackenzie - Sales introduction

      Speakers

      • Simon Metcalfe Sales, PCI 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 February 2018

    • Welcome coffee

    • Day 2 Introduction

      Speakers

      • Robin leads a team of more than 80 experts embedded in markets worldwide, who together provide a detailed perspective on chemicals markets that ranges from feedstocks such as crude oil, natural gas, NGLs and coal, to petrochemicals, intermediate chemicals, polymers, fibres, films and then further downstream into consumer products. Previously, Robin was Managing Director of PCI Nylon, part of PCI Group, the leading market analytics service on the nylon and fibres value chain.

      • 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.

    • China's new direction and its effect on the polyamide market

      Is environmental regulations in China constrained polyamide chain production? Production costs in China are increasing. Polyamide chain producers are looking for exports market.

      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.

    • Nylon engineering plastics market overview: opportunities and threats for growth

      Demand: Overall PA demand in 2017 by product and application Impact of Electrification and Lightweighting in Car production Flame retardant market development Competing engineering plastics such as PBT Recycling Supply: Acquisition and cha Read More...

      Speakers

      • Tony has 35 years experience in the Engineering Plastics Industry , including 11 years commercial experience of selling PA and other engineering plastic compounds to the UK Injection Moulding Market . More recently he has undertaken multi-client studies on the PA Markets in Europe , North America , China , and India . He has also completed single client studies of the European Markets for PBT , PPS , and POM .

    • Networking break

    • PA Innovative products with solutions for high potential application markets

      Speakers

      • • RadiciGroup Performance Plastics innovation approach • Innovative solutions for Auto, EE and other markets • Innovative projects for high potential new markets : solutions for electric vehicles, water industry, solar industry, other

    • ICX = Innovative Compounding and Extrusion Technology, and lightweight highlights

      Focusing on quality and reproducibility, by using global uniform process technology and Feddem machine equipment Giving some lightweight highlights based on ICX: o Extreme stiffness with 40 GPa based on CF reinforced nylons o Lighter than w Read More...

      Speakers

      • Thilo is Innovation Manager and Director global sales at AKRO-PLASTIC. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering specialized in Polymer Processing at the Technical University in Aachen (RWTH) in Germany. (Dipl.-Ing)

    • Networking lunch

    • Automotive industry

      Speakers

      • Pete Kelly is Managing Director of LMC Automotive, a leading provider of global automotive industry market intelligence and forecasts with offices in the UK, the US, China and Thailand. In addition to overall management responsibility, Pete acts as one of the company’s global Light Vehicle industry analysts. He also focuses on product development for the company, leading expansion into new services and areas of automotive research. He currently leads the Mobility Group within LMC which focuses on disruptive trends in the automotive sector. Prior to leading LMC Automotive, Pete was Director of the European arm of J.D. Power and Associates’ Forecasting Group, working there for almost a decade with involvement in light and heavy vehicle forecasts and consulting services. He also spent a year working for LMC International, as Head of Tyre and Rubber Research, before his current role. Earlier in his career, Pete worked as an editor for the world’s largest publisher of scientific journals. He graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Dual Honours Degree in Astrophysics.

    • 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

€1250.00

Training

€700.00