2018 Wood Mackenzie European Polyester Conference

  • Le Meridien Vienna
  • Vienna, Austria
Now in it's 26th year The European Polyester Conference brings together key industry players for a comprehensive overview of economic, technical, environmental and commercial themes affecting the European polyester industry. Senior business planners, procurement leads, heads of strategy, lead salespeople and marketers from around the globe attend this established annual event, seeking independent analysis of short and longer term commercial trends in the polyester industry.

Agenda

  • 06 October 2018

    • Polyester Industry - Training Session

      A half day training session led by our Head of Polyester, Philip Marshall who will provide everything you or your team need to get up to speed with the Polyester industry. With many competing drivers in the polyester industry which surface Read More...

      Speakers

      • Gordon now heads PCI Wood Mackenzie’s Aromatics team. Gordon has significant experience in refining/petrochemicals optimisation, and in paraxylene production economics, technology evaluation and project/manufacturing management. He joined the PCI Group in 2009 following 20 years with one of the world’s major oil companies and leading producer of paraxylene and PTA.

      • Helen was a Business Studies graduate from Nottingham Trent University and has worked in consultancy for nineteen years including earlier experience in the IT industry. She joined The PCI Group in 2004, supporting the client base with market analysis and custom research for both virgin and recycled PET markets. Helen now leads the activity to support to the RPET chain worldwide with a wide network of contacts including collection agencies, all major reclaimers, technology suppliers, machine manufacturers, industry associations, government bodies and major brand owners. Helen’s key role is to lead research and analysis for all aspects of PET recycling, its place in the increasingly important agenda for sustainability of the entire supply chain and its fusion with the growing global focus on the Circular Economy. In line with this, Helen is developing research and insight into the recycling of other polymers and materials used in packaging.

      • Paul focuses on the ethylene to glycol and related businesses in Europe, Middle East and Asia. Before joining PCI in 2000, Paul had 16 years of experience in one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies, including European Business Manager for propylene and butadiene and then ethylene oxide derivatives.

      • Phil is PCI Wood Mackenzie’s Senior consultant for polyester, with responsibility for our research and analysis of the global polyester chain. His particular specialism is in the western hemisphere PTA and polyester business. His engineering and project management experience draws him into many special projects in commercial and technical areas, in particular on PTA technology selection. He joined PCI in 2003 with over 20 years experience with ICI in a range of different roles both technical and commercial in the PTA, PET and fibres business areas. He has been with PCI for over 13 years.

  • 07 October 2018

    • Registration

    • Welcome

    • Global economy: full steam ahead or running out of steam?

      Maturing cycle; structural slowing Risks: what could trigger the next recession? Dire demographics: headwind for economic growth over the longer term

      Speakers

      • Peter joined Wood Mackenzie in September 2010 as an energy analyst before moving to Wood Mackenzie’s Economics research team in 2011. Responsible for Wood Mackenzie’s macroeconomic outlook to 2040, the Economics team forecasts key metrics including: GDP, Industrial Production, exchange rates, and inflation. Peter covers the economies of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Caspian. He also regularly contributes to consulting projects, such as developing scenarios of the fragmentation of the European Union and assessing the economic impacts of oil and gas development. Another area of interest is the fiscal stability of oil producing economies in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Peter spent three years at Iberdrola. In this role he was responsible for providing technical and fundamental analysis of European energy markets to the trading desk. Peter holds an MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Economic Management and Policy from Strathclyde Business School

    • Energy and feedstocks: - Rising feedstocks prices: Is the only way up?

      Key events for 2019 to watch that will drive the crude oil price Refining: the disruptive impact of bunker fuel legislation on naphtha and gasoline LPGs: Will the discounts remain?

      Speakers

      • Alan is VP Refining, Chemicals and Oil Markets. He is responsible for formulating Wood Mackenzie’s research outlook and integrated cross-sector perspectives on this global sector. Alan Gelder joined Wood Mackenzie’s Downstream Consulting team in 2005 and became global head in 2009. He transitioned into research upon his return from Houston in 2011 and was Global Head of Refining and Chemicals. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Alan had 10 years of industry consulting after working for ExxonMobil in a variety of project planning and technical process design roles. Alan has a first class Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London, supplemented by an MBA from Henley Management College.

    • PX: Western Hemisphere trade deficit emerges into a world of growing surplus

      Where will Western Hemisphere PX come from? Is there an impact on regional pricing structures? How much of a splash will the mega Chinese refining to PX projects make?

      Speakers

      • Gordon now heads PCI Wood Mackenzie’s Aromatics team. Gordon has significant experience in refining/petrochemicals optimisation, and in paraxylene production economics, technology evaluation and project/manufacturing management. He joined the PCI Group in 2009 following 20 years with one of the world’s major oil companies and leading producer of paraxylene and PTA.

    • Networking Break

    • Ethylene - The Theory of Evolution in the Global Ethylene Market

      Current market update (prices, margins, new plants under construction) Supply evolution: North America shale & China methanol to olefins – What's next? Demand evolution: China, China, China – What's next?

      Speakers

      • Vince Sinclair joined Wood Mackenzie in May 2013 as part of the new chemicals team, with an emphasis on developing research content and services on the Asian markets for olefins, aromatics and plastics. Vince has over 30 years' experience in chemical industry research and consulting. He 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 the company’s Asian market research capabilities and set up a number of new market advisory services focused on the Asian region. He has experience in most major chemical value chains, but spent 27 years specializing in styrene monomer and styrene derivatives. He has participated in numerous Consulting studies covering a wide range of petrochemicals and petrochemical feedstocks. Before joining Wood Mackenzie, he held the roles of regional leader for chemical insight and market advisory services, responsible for research, sales and personnel, and service leader for the Asian aromatics market report. Vince is graduate of London University with a degree in Chemistry.

    • MEG: the rising flood tide

      Will the investments in MEG in the US find a marketplace and at what cost to Asian producers Out of control investments in China may lead to very depressed profitability of the sector – or trigger a trade war? What role, if any, does coal based DMO investments play in the near term future

      Speakers

      • Paul focuses on the ethylene to glycol and related businesses in Europe, Middle East and Asia. Before joining PCI in 2000, Paul had 16 years of experience in one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies, including European Business Manager for propylene and butadiene and then ethylene oxide derivatives.

    • Networking Lunch

    • Has the PTA cycle turned?

      Will PTA become tight in the next 2-3 years? Will Europe stop being reliant on Asian PTA? Has the time come for market based pricing again?

      Speakers

      • Phil is PCI Wood Mackenzie’s Senior consultant for polyester, with responsibility for our research and analysis of the global polyester chain. His particular specialism is in the western hemisphere PTA and polyester business. His engineering and project management experience draws him into many special projects in commercial and technical areas, in particular on PTA technology selection. He joined PCI in 2003 with over 20 years experience with ICI in a range of different roles both technical and commercial in the PTA, PET and fibres business areas. He has been with PCI for over 13 years.

    • Strong demand for textile fibres looks set to continue into 2018 and 2019

      Cotton and viscose/lyocell now sharing volume gains with polyester filament Can the domestic industry respond to high polyester fibre demand in Europe? Is environmental sustainability compatible with growing textile fibre volumes?

      Speakers

      • Bruna Angel has Masters degrees in Economics and in Agricultural Economics from the USA. Bruna was involved in the econometric modelling of agricultural commodities at the Center for Agricultural Research and Development (CARD) at Iowa State University, USA. Between 1990 and 2000 Bruna worked with The Woolmark Company developing supply, demand and price analysis and forecasts for key players in the wool market. She has travelled extensively in China, Australia and South America. Bruna has been with PCI Wood MacKenzie since 2001 working on natural fibres and their interaction with man-made fibres, on trade data and trade policy issues and contributing to our single client projects in the man-made fibre area. She is a specialist in spun yarn markets involving all the main chemical fibres and natural fibres. She also provides important consulting advice on current trade-issues across regions and products involving fibres, textiles and apparel

    • Networking Break

    • PET: Where has the demand growth come from?

      PET a year of tightness – can it continue What has been the effect of higher prices and tight supply Is PET set to benefit form the 'plastics backlash'

      Speakers

      • Phil is PCI Wood Mackenzie’s Senior consultant for polyester, with responsibility for our research and analysis of the global polyester chain. His particular specialism is in the western hemisphere PTA and polyester business. His engineering and project management experience draws him into many special projects in commercial and technical areas, in particular on PTA technology selection. He joined PCI in 2003 with over 20 years experience with ICI in a range of different roles both technical and commercial in the PTA, PET and fibres business areas. He has been with PCI for over 13 years.

    • Rising demand for RPET in West Europe, is it sustainable?

      Strong demand for RPET but constrained supply – will this change Are rising RPET values doing more harm than good Brands/packaging producers – are they fully on board

      Speakers

      • Helen was a Business Studies graduate from Nottingham Trent University and has worked in consultancy for nineteen years including earlier experience in the IT industry. She joined The PCI Group in 2004, supporting the client base with market analysis and custom research for both virgin and recycled PET markets. Helen now leads the activity to support to the RPET chain worldwide with a wide network of contacts including collection agencies, all major reclaimers, technology suppliers, machine manufacturers, industry associations, government bodies and major brand owners. Helen’s key role is to lead research and analysis for all aspects of PET recycling, its place in the increasingly important agenda for sustainability of the entire supply chain and its fusion with the growing global focus on the Circular Economy. In line with this, Helen is developing research and insight into the recycling of other polymers and materials used in packaging.

    • The role of BOPET film in sustainable packaging

      Global packaging volumes are growing, but pressure is building on the negative impact packaging waste has on the environment - how has the flexible packaging industry responded? Flexible packaging is a key end use market for the BOPET film 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.

    • Closing Comments

    • Drinks Reception

Fees

Conference Registration

€1250.00

Polyester Chain - Training

€600.00