21st IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference 

Location: The Regent Hotel, Singapore
Dates: November 6th – 8th, 2018

Online Registration
 – Click here to register

Registration form to print & fax – Click here to download

Hotel Reservation – Click on link to book guestroom (Our group code is MMSA110518) – Rooms are running out, please book quickly.

Preliminary Conference Agenda Click here to download

List of Registered Attendees Click here to download

Time Schedule Agenda – Will be available closer to conference date.


Payable in advance in Singapore Dollars (All rates listed below are per person)

Regular Delegate Rate: S$2,050.00
Regular IMPCA Delegate Rate: S$1,925.00 
(rate after IMPCA discount)

(IMPCA Members, please refer to the email sent by IMPCA for the discount code to enter at the registration page or you may contact MMSA – Hema directly to obtain the code, thank you.)

MMSA will again gather methanol players from around the world in Singapore this November at the industry’s major internationally focused Asia-based methanol event. It has been clear for a decade that the Asian region is dictating the fate of global methanol markets, yet sustainability of growth has come into question as demand outstrips supply and methanol prices near their ceilings. As pricing threatens the viability of applications that have driven growth (especially methanol-to-olefins and methanol in transportation fuels), buyers are combing the world for new supplies, which appear slow in coming. MMSA has designed the event to address the sustainability of methanol markets from a broad array of perspectives.

Preliminary speakers are (subject to change):

  • Global Methanol – Fine Line Between Asian Affordability and Oversupply
    Mark Berggren, Managing Director, MMSA
  • Commodity Market Outlook: Crude Oil, LNG, Coal
    Suresh Sivanandam, Senior Manager, Wood Mackenzie
  • Methanol Market Outlook
    Fred Lee, Commercial Director, Asia Pacific, Methanex Asia Pacific Limited
  • China Methanol
    James Xie, Consultant, MMSA
  • China Methanol Futures Market
    Ken Yin, Chemical & Energy Business Unit, PKU Founder Commodities Group Co., Ltd
  • MTO from the Investor Perspective
    Charles Neivert, Managing Director, Cowen & Company
  • MTBE Global Market Outlook
    Dieter Krumbach, Owner, Head Consultant, DK & Associates Consultancy
  • Methanol Use as a Transport Fuel – Focus on China
    Speaker Invited
  • China Policy and Regulatory Actions – Impact on MTBE
    Dieter Krumbach, on behalf of Clarence Woo, Executive Director, Asian Clean Fuels Association
  • New Methanol Markets – Global Progress
    Gregory Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, Methanol Institute
  • The Outlook for Licensing MTO in China  
    Dr. Xin Mu, Head, Director of Overseas Business, SYN Energy Technology Co., Ltd. Co. (DICP)
  • European Methanol: Supply Options Changing
    Wolfgang Seuser, VP Multiclient Services, MMSA
  • Methanol Shipping Markets
    Karan Grover, Chartering Manager, Quincannon Asia Pte Limited
  • Marine Diesel Fuels – Methanol a Promising Alternative
    Esther Ng, Senior Editor Methanol, S&P Global Platts
  • Methanol Use in Marine Diesel – Southeast Asia
    Speaker Invited
  • Operational Profitability, Reliability and Safety Maximization via Catalyst and Service
    Dr. Norbert Ringer, Head of Sales Syngas Catalysts EMEA/CIS, Clariant
  • Advances in Operational Performance via Catalysis
    Andrew Fenwick, Methanol Market Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • Carbon2Chem – Methanol and OME
    Dr. Achim Schaadt, Head, Department Thermochemical Processes, Fraunhofer Institute

This conference, which allows the world’s major commercial participants to cost-effectively network, meet, and prepare for the following year’s business, has become a “must-attend” event. MMSA has created unique and cost-effective opportunities to present, sponsor, and meet at this conference – please contact us at hema@methanolmsa.com or +65 6465 2720 to secure one of these slots if you have not already. MMSA will also hold a limited number of hotel rooms for guests at the award-winning Regent Hotel on a first come, first served basis.

Join IMPCA and Save

IMPCA members will enjoy discounts or, if they qualify, one complimentary access; please contact MMSA or the International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association (IMPCA) at http://my.impca.eu for information.

See you in November!

Thank you.