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EVENT

Thermoplastics Conference 2023

21 March 2023

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM CET

Frankfurt, Germany

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Conference Overview

European polyamide in turmoil – Threats and opportunities for 2023 and beyond.

 

The Wood Mackenzie Thermoplastics Conference will be taking place in Frankfurt on March 21, 2023. The Conference combines integrated analysis across the polyamide value chain to deliver a clear view of the bigger picture underpinned by in-depth market analysis. 

Join us in March to hear from our industry experts as we address the following during the 2023 conference:

  • Is there any hope for the European polyamide industry?
  • When can we expect the return to a historical normal? 
  • Will China's importation threat permanently change the European polyamide market?
  • What are the future polyamide price trends and forecasts? 
  • Who will be the winners and losers of the current situation? 

The conference will include sessions focused on feedstocks, polymers, and key application markets, deep dives into emerging trends and technologies, and discussions on the hottest topics facing the industry. 

Tickets & Fees:

  • Conference Ticket (access to full conference) - €995 per person
  • 3+ Group Ticket (full conference group discount when registering 3 or more attendees from the same company) - €895.50 per person

Please note fees are subject to VAT

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Please complete the form below if you are interested in sponsoring the 2023 Thermoplastics Conference.

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Why Attend

  • Hear from our industry experts and guest speakers as we present integrated analysis across the thermoplastics value chain. 
  • Have access to deep-dive sessions covering Polyamide Intermediates, China Market, Crude Oil to Base Chemicals, Ammonia Market, PA6, PBT, Fibres and Automotive.
  • Be part of a network, learn and share with attendees across Europe - connect with industry peers via our event communities.

Who should attend?

Chemicals Manufacturers, Institutional Investors, Investment Banks, Packaging Companies, Brands, Converters, IOCs, Logistics and Transportation Companies

Past Attendees include:

AdvanSix, Ascend Performance Materials, Aquafil SPA, BASF SE, Celanese, Covestro, DOMO Chemicals, DSM Sourcing, DuPont, EMS-CHEMIE, EPSAN, Fibrant BV, Genomatica, INVISTA, ITOCHU Corporation, Kordsa, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, McKinsey & Co, Nexis Fibers, Nilit Group, Pentac Polymer GmbH

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Registration

Questions?

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Agenda

8:30 AM

CET

8:30 AM - 8:40 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Quentin de Carvalho

Head of Thermoplastics

Wood Mackenzie

8:40 AM

CET

8:40 AM - 9:20 AM

Are we back to fundamentals for oil and feedstocks?

9:20 AM

CET

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Are European gas markets out of the woods? The outlook for 2023 and beyond

Penny Leake

Research Analyst, Europe Gas & LNG

Wood Mackenzie

9:40 AM

CET

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:00 AM

CET

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

China's polyamide outlook and exports threats

Anna Zhao

Managing Consultant - Thermoplastics/Nylon

Wood Mackenzie

10:40 AM

CET

10:40 AM - 11:50 AM

Polyamide 6 Outlook (CPL and Polymer) & CPL EU Cost analysis

Timur Zilbershteyn

Consultant – Chemicals, Polymers & Fibres

Wood Mackenzie

Quentin de Carvalho

Head of Thermoplastics

Wood Mackenzie

11:30 AM

CET

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Polyamide 6 (The vision from non-integrated players)

11:50 AM

CET

11:50 AM - 1:00 PM

The European lack of competitiveness and its consequences

1:00 PM

CET

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

CET

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Polyamide 66 Outlook (Adipic, ADN/HMD, Polymer) & Adipic, ADN EU cost Analysis

Timur Zilbershteyn

Consultant – Chemicals, Polymers & Fibres

Wood Mackenzie

Quentin de Carvalho

Head of Thermoplastics

Wood Mackenzie

2:50 PM

CET

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM

European Polyamide Fibres ecosystem – how to navigate in the storm and survive

Alexei Sinitsa

Fibres Consultant

Wood Mackenzie

3:20 PM

CET

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Coffee Break

3:40 PM

CET

3:40 PM - 4:15 PM

Riding the roller coaster – bracing for the ups and downs of ammonia markets

Mariana Moreira

Principal Research Analyst, Chemicals of the Energy Transition

Wood Mackenzie

4:15 PM

CET

4:15 PM - 4:50 PM

The needs and challenges of the automotive industry concerning polyamides

Laurent Gervat

Technical Polymers and Composites Expert

Renault Group

4:50 PM

CET

4:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Comments

Quentin de Carvalho

Head of Thermoplastics

Wood Mackenzie

Speakers

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Event Location

Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt

Franklinstraße 65, Frankfurt, 60486. Germany

 

Anna Zhao

Managing Consultant - Thermoplastics/Nylon

Wood Mackenzie

Anna joined Wood Mackenzie Chemicals in 2021 as a senior analyst for nylon value chains. Before that, she had been as a senior consultant at a petrochemical consultancy for more than ten years and worked on a series of commodities ranging from olefins, aromatics and polymers & intermediates. As a chemical engineering major, she started her career in sales & marketing roles for specialty chemicals and has experience in many industries including textiles, electronics and automobiles.

Laurent Gervat

Technical Polymers and Composites Expert

Renault Group

Laurent Gervat, PhD, is the Expert for Technical Polymers and Composites at Renault, an international automobile manufacturer headquartered in France. He also leads the Upstream Strategy Material Team, which is composed of buyers and engineers. Together they define the strategy for selecting and prescribing plastics and composites for Renault. Since 2014, Dr Gervat has also been supervising the merger of Renault and Nissan design methods for plastics parts. Prior to this, Dr. Gervat had worked for over 20 years in the chemicals industry. He held various positions, with both technical and marketing implications for many polymers and additives. Earlier in his career, he was a Scientist at ESPCI (Paris), where he obtained his Ph-D, specializing in mechanical properties and processing of semi-crystalline polymers.

Penny Leake

Research Analyst, Europe Gas & LNG

Wood Mackenzie

Penny joined Wood Mackenzie’s Gas & LNG Research team in 2019 as an analyst in the Global Gas Modelling team, before moving to EMEA Gas Markets research. Penny leads the Europe gas short-term analysis, focusing on pan-Europe gas supply-demand fundamentals and market balances. Penny is also responsible for Europe gas pricing analysis both in the short- and long-term, focusing on key hub differentials and dynamics across Europe. In addition, Penny leads our European gas contracts analysis. Penny holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and MSc in Global Energy Management, both from the University of Strathclyde Business School

Timur Zilbershteyn

Consultant – Chemicals, Polymers & Fibres

Wood Mackenzie

Timur joined Wood Mackenzie’s Chemicals team in 2015, following the acquisition of PCI Group by Wood Mackenzie. He started at PCI in January, 2015 as a Business Analyst, responsible for preparing cost models, analysis of price tendencies and market situation in the nylon chain from petrochemical feedstock to fibres and engineering plastics. Prior to PCI, Timur was 7 years with SIBUR petrochemical company as a leading researcher, responsible for exploring business opportunities and leading in-house and collaborative R&D teams. He participated in feasibility studies, market analysis and chemical process evaluations. Timur graduated from the Moscow State University with a Specialist’s degree in Chemistry, and earned his doctor degree in Petroleum Chemistry from the Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science.

Quentin de Carvalho

Head of Thermoplastics

Wood Mackenzie

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.

Alexei Sinitsa

Fibres Consultant

Wood Mackenzie

Dr Alexei Sinitsa has over 20 years experience in chemical industry, starting his journey with Rhône-Poulenc/Rhodia, and spanning technical, commercial, executive and consulting roles in the nylon chain, including intermediates, polymers, fibres and downstream applications. He graduated as organic chemist with honours from Kiev University, and did his doctoral research with Institute of Organic Chemistry, NAS Ukraine.

Mariana Moreira

Principal Research Analyst, Chemicals of the Energy Transition

Wood Mackenzie

Mariana is a Senior Research Analyst within Wood Chemicals; she joined the team in 2020. Mariana's research focuses on regional and global markets for Films & Flexible Packaging, providing short-term supply, demand and price monitoring and long-term strategic outlooks. Prior to this, Mariana was a Senior Research Analyst at IHS Markit where she was the regional expert for the South American chlor-alkali market while also covering bleaching chemicals markets in Europe and South America. Mariana holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.