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Day 1 - November 19th, CST

07:00 - 08:00

Chemical Distributors Round Table - Hosted by the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc)

  • Trends in the chemical supply chain
  • Challenges and opportunities of circular economy and sustainability for the chemical distribution sector
  • Practical examples: best practice
  • Impact of COVID-19 on chemical supply chains

FECC Dorothee Arns Moderator Director General at the European Association of Chemical Distributors (Fecc)

IMCD Group Frank Schneider Director Coatings & Construction IMCD Group

Omya Peter Bigler Vice President Global Distribution Services Omya

Univar Solutions Nick Powell President EMEA & Asia Pacific and President Global Speciality Chemicals & Ingredients Univar Solutions

08:00 - 09:00

A Refining Outlook

08:00 - 08:15

The Developing World, Refining Industry & COVID – 19 – A Perspective

  • Energy Imperatives for the Developing World – Energy Transition Outlook
  • Refiners & Hydrogen – A marriage with an objective of net zero emissions
  • Refining Industry & the New Reality beyond Covid-19
  • Fragile Supply Chains – Lessons Learnt – A Tale of Nervousness, Surpluses, Shortages & Mirages
  • An Imagined Petrochemicals Landscape-2025

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd Mathew George General Manager (Petrochemicals) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

08:15 - 08:30

A Refining Outlook

  • Global oil supply & demand trends
  • US refining zoom-in
  • Recovery path

Par Petroleum Joseph Israel CEO Par Petroleum

08:30 - 08:45

Global pandemic brings the Energy Transition into stark reality - what is a sustainable refining asset?

  • Covid-19 pandemic accelerates over-supply
  • Role of petrochemicals in adding value to integrated sites
  • Energy transition – what is the future vision for sustainable assets

Wood Mackenzie Alan Gelder VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Downstream Global SME, Commodities Research Wood Mackenzie

08:45 - 09:00

Live Q&A

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd Mathew George General Manager (Petrochemicals) Indian Oil Corporation Ltd

Par Petroleum Joseph Israel CEO Par Petroleum

Wood Mackenzie Alan Gelder VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Downstream Global SME, Commodities Research Wood Mackenzie

09:00 - 10:00

Executive Perspectives: The Path to a Sustainable Future

09:00 - 09:15

Dow Solo

Dow Mary Draves Chief Sustainability Office Dow

09:15 - 09:30

Shell solo

Shell Huibert Vigeveno Downstream Director Shell

09:30 - 09:45

Chemours Solo

Chemours Mark Vergnano President & CEO Chemours

09:45 - 10:00


BASF SE Saori Dubourg Member of the Board of Executive Directors BASF SE

10:00 - 10:20

Live Q&A

ICIS Louise Boddy Head of Commercial Strategy, Sustainability ICIS to Moderate

Chemours Mark Vergnano President & CEO Chemours

Shell Huibert Vigeveno Downstream Director Shell

BASF SE Saori Dubourg Member of the Board of Executive Directors BASF SE

10:20 - 10:35

Green Hydrogen – the way of decarbonization on an industrial scale

  • With Raffinerie Heide`s transition to becoming a refinery of the future, we want to make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of our industry.
  • The project purpose of WESTKÜSTE100: to fly, build and heat more sustainably with building up a regional hydrogen economy on an industrial scale.
  • Regulatory framework: Projects like this can only be implemented if the investment is secure.

Raffinerie Heide Jürgen Wollschläger Managing Director Raffinerie Heide

10:35 - 11:20

Downstream Innovation Elevation

  • How are new technologies changing the way we think about how we create resilience and flexibility in downstream?
  • Understand how innovation is changing the way we react to customer demands and optimize product development.
  • Build highly effective cultures and processes that inspire action and produce results at all levels of your organization.

Wood Mackenzie Sri Iyer VP of Strategy & Planning and Innovation & Technology Braskem

Global Excellence & Innovation Jose Pires Founder & CEO Global Excellence & Innovation

McKinsey & Company Tim Fitzgibbon Senior Expert McKinsey & Company

Radix John de Koning SVP of O&G and Chemicals in Europe Radix

11:20 - 11:35

Options for transforming downstream chemicals businesses into circular and low emissions models:

  • Circularity as a solution to waste and emissions intensity – how far can it go in the plastics industry?
  • The real drivers for sustainable transformation in the chemicals industry.
  • Which technologies are out of the blocks and what are the remaining challenges.
  • How do you value the new materials and processes coming out of these initiatives?

ICIS Louise Boddy Head of Commercial Strategy, Sustainability ICIS

Day 2 - November 20th, CST

09:00 - 09:45

Energy investments in 2020, where is the money flowing?

  • Practical information on the investment community’s perspective of Downstream value creation
  • Take advantage of exclusive insight of what investors are looking for in Downstream
  • Understand how downstream can become more attractive to investors

Credit Suisse Osmar Abib Chairman of Global Energy Credit Suisse

Black Rock Adi Blum Managing Director, Energy & Power Infrastructure Black Rock

Chemours Alok Sinha Global Head, Oil & Gas and Chemicals Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

APICORP Nicolas Thévenot Managing Director, Corporate Banking Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP)

09:45 - 10:15

The Downstream Industry in a World of Political Risks, Opportunities, Transitions and Volatility

  • The aftermath of the US election: Implications for the Downstream industry
  • Are we entering a new era of geopolitical competition?
  • Trade Wars, Currency Wars and Tech Wars
  • The geopolitics of climate change

Braskem Saad Rahim Chief Economist Trafigura Pte Ltd

10:15 - 11:00

CapEx cuts and the threat of bankruptcy: Paving the way for divestitures, takeovers, consolidation and M&A?

  • Discover the true effect of uncertainty and how it is reshaping the industry
  • Manage the impact of the coronavirus, with actions ranging from rapid responses to more fundamental, strategic shifts
  • Look much further ahead and envision how the crisis will continue to affect the competitive environment and what society will need in the coming months and years

Deloitte LLP Duane Dickson Vice Chairman, US Oil, Gas & Chemicals Leader Deloitte LLP

Black Rock Adi Blum Managing Director Energy & Power Infrastructure, Black Rock

Argus Media Stephen Jones Senior Vice President, Global Head of Oil Products Argus Media

McKinsey & Co Khush Nariman Expert Partner McKinsey & Co

11:00 - 11:15

Growing and diversifying Alberta’s energy sector

  • Insight into Alberta’s recently released Natural Gas Vision & Strategy to revitalize the natural gas sector, bringing jobs and investment back to the province.
  • Discussing upcoming downstream opportunities for Alberta producers and refiners, including details of the new Alberta Petrochemical Incentive Program, a goal to be the North American center of excellence for plastics recycling and the vast, emerging possibilities in clean hydrogen production.
  • Exploring Alberta’s efforts to reinforce our role as leaders of responsible energy development by highlighting our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) leadership.

Wood Mackenzie Honourable Dale Nally Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Electricity Government of Alberta

11:15 - 12:00

Creating Resilience in Global Supply Chains

  • Hear how to manage risk of the current hub and spoke model of the current global supply chain and increase its flexibility
  • Understand how you can utilise your supply chain to deliver on increasing customer demands and over supply
  • Understand downstream infrastructure development's impact on operational efficiency and growth potential

Supply Chain, ICIS Simon Hardy Commercial Strategy Manager Supply Chain, ICIS

BASF Josselyn Rosario Director, Supply Chain Performance Chemicals North America BASF

A&R Global Logistics Dale Carpenter President A&R Global Logistics

CSCMP Mark Baxa Chairman of the Board CSCMP

12:00 - 12:30

An Interview with Braskem

Join Bridget Robinson, Head of Downstream, Reuters Events in an exclusive interview with Geoffrey Inch, North America Circular Economy & Sustainability Director, Braskem to delve deep into the future of circular economy

Braskem Geoffrey Inch North America Circular Economy & Sustainability Director Braskem

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