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Recent/Upcoming MMSA Presentations

“Methanol Market Outlook” – 2013 IMTOF, June 2013 in London

“Methanol and Derivatives Update” – Formaldehyde China 2013, May 2013 in Beijing, China

“Global Methanol: Innovation and Growth in Asia” – 2013 Methanol & Derivatives Forum, March 2013 in Sanya, China

“Asian Methanol: Innovation and Growth” – 10th Methanol Forum, September 2012, Houston, Texas

“Methanol Markets – Growth via Refined Product Substitution” – SCIC Sharing Session, August 2012 in Singapore

“Methanol in Refined Product Substitution: Asia/China vs ROW” – 2012 IMPCA Europe Mini Conference, June 2012 in Wiesbaden, Europe

“Energy and Methanol: Chinese Inputs, Global Outcome” – CAAEFA, May 2012, Taiyuan, China

“‘Dream Concept No More’ – Growing Potential of Petcoke Use in Chemicals Manufacturing via Methanol” – Argus Asian Petroleum Coke 2012, April 2012, Singapore

“The Middle East and Global Methanol Market – ‘Perspectives on Various Important Issues’” – 11th China Methanol & Derivatives Forum, March 2012 in Guiyang, China

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