2023 – MMSA International Methanol Conference: Chemicals Recovery, Fuels Expansion

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Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore, Singapore, 039595

Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023

(Estimated conversions: 1543 € , $1740USD)

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MMSA IMPCA partnership

The Methanol Industry’s Only Internationally Focused, Asia-Based Event Returns to Singapore:

2023 MMSA International Methanol Conference:

Chemicals Recovery, Fuels Expansion

October 31 – November 2, 2023
Pan Pacific Singapore

MMSA looks forward to gathering methanol players from around the world to meet, collaborate and share business insights.

 Global methanol markets continue to struggle with China yet to fully re-emerge, a war continuing in Europe, and a tightening of global monetary policy. Longer term, methanol markets continue to be involved with the transition away from fossil-based energy towards renewable energy. This “greening” of the energy system will create several opportunities for methanol and its derivatives. Since last year, it is clear that the use of lower carbon intensity versions of methanol as a marine fuel has made great inroads, with a sizeable number of vessels able to consume such products when and if they become available. All of these opportunities come with risks and costs, which will be addressed at the event.

Meanwhile, methanol pricing is benefitting some more than others. Although at high historic levels, some combination of prices rising and/or costs falling much transpire to support investment in new, “greener” production capacity and “greening” of existing assets. MMSA has designed the event to address the outlook for methanol markets from a broad array of perspectives.

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. MMSA will also hold a limited number of hotel rooms for guests as well as meeting spaces at the Pan Pacific Hotel on a first come, first served basis.



Final Agenda is Ready!!!

Global Methanol Outlook – Cycles Persist
Mark Berggren, Managing Director, MMSA

European Methanol Outlook and the Lower Carbon Methanol Transition
Simon Maddren, Managing Director, Proprietary Services, MMSA

Full Steam Ahead: Marine Methanol
Greg Dolan, Chief Executive Officer, Methanol Institute

Lower Carbon Shipping Fleets
Wataru Arai, Deputy GM, Tanker Unit, Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd.

Large Scale e-Methanol Production
Renato Pereira, CEO, HIF USA

Unpacking China’s Chemical Industry Outlook
Paul Pang, Vice President, Asia Region, Westlake Chemicals

Hydrogen – the Answer to Decarbonization?
Graham Hoar, Global Head, Hydrogen, Ammonia & Methanol, Poten Advisors

Geely Development of Methanol for Motor Vehicles
Song Zhao Huan, Vice President & CBO, Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group

Methanol to Fuels
Norbert Ringer, Global Methanol Director, Clariant (Produkte) Deutschland GmbH

Green Methanol – Expectation versus Reality
Dr. Matthias Stein, Global Marketing Director Chemicals, Lurgi Technologies at Air Liquide E & C

How to Get Away with Carbon in Methanol Plants
Pietro Moreo, Technology Manager, Casale SA

The Impact of Global Climate Policies on Demand/Supply of Low Carbon Projects
Aarnoud van Weelderen, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Group

Methanol Futures
Reef Al Lahiq, Petrochemicals Broker, SCB Brokers SA

Ready for The Future: Low Emissions Methanol by Fuel-less Reforming
Stanislav Kachevsky, Johnson Matthey

Shipping Market Overview
Josh Saxby, Director, H. Clarkson & Co. Ltd

Methanol Shipping Market Update
Karan Grover, Director, Argo Pte Ltd

IMPCA Update
Ralph Grote, Secretary, IMPCA

Clean Solutions: The Hydrogen Story So Far
Ezwan Johaniff Elias, Head, Marketing & Sales (ROW), Gentari Hydrogen Sdn. Bhd.



Conference Registration and Cocktail Reception
October 31st, 4:00pm – 7:00pm Pan Pacific Singapore, Poolside

Speakers and Sponsors Dinner Hosted by MMSA
October 31st, 7:300pm – 9:30pm, New Ubin Seafood Restaurant, CHIJMES

Conference Day One
November 1st, 8:00am – 5:00pm Pan Pacific Singapore, Pacific 3 – Level One

Conference Day Two
November 2nd, 8:00am to 12:30pm Pan Pacific Singapore, Pacific 3 – Level One


Venue Information

Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square
Singapore 039595

The Conference discounted room nights have been sold out. Please contact Pan Pacific Singapore directly to book your guestrooms or you may contact Joe Teh at joe.teh@panpacific.com. Please contact services@methanolmsa.com for further queries.


Conference Fees (SGD):

Regular Delegate (IMPCA Member) – S$2,250 (October 1, 2023 onwards)
Regular Delegate (non – IMPCA Member) – S$2,375 (October 1, 2023 onwards)
(IMPCA Members, please contact MMSA-Hema for code to enjoy member rate)

IMPCA member companies may designate one representative for complimentary access in lieu of access to the June 2023 IMPCA mini-Conference and are limited to three (3) member rate enrollments per company – please contact services@methanolmsa.com for an IMPCA discount code and for any clarification.

Group discounts may apply for companies sending 3+ attendees. Please contact services@methanolmsa.com for details.


Registered Delegates 

A list with registered attendees and contact details (unless specifically prohibited) will be made available to registered delegates upon request.

2023 List of Registered Companies:

Advario Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions
Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association
ARGO Pte Ltd
BASF Intertrade AG
Brunei Energy Services & Trading Sdn Bhd
Brunei Methanol Company
Casale SA
Celanese Pte Ltd
Clariant (Produkte) Deutschland GmbH
DOW Inc.
Equinor ASA
Geely – Farizon New Energy Commercial Vehicle Group
Gemoil (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Gentari Hydrogen Sdn. Bhd.
H. Clarkson & Company Limited
Haldor Topsoe
HMM Co., Ltd.
Hubei Sanli Fengxiang Technology Co., Ltd
Hutama Trans Kencana
Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute
Jiangyin Golden Bridge Chemical Co., Ltd
Jiangyin Sinotec Co., Ltd
Johnson Matthey
Koch Methanol, LLC
Lake Charles Methanol
LOPS Asia Pte. Ltd.
Macquarie Group
Methanol Market Services Asia (MMSA)
Methanex Asia Pacific Ltd
Methanol Institute
Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Musim Mas Holdings Pte. Ltd. / PT Musim Mas
Ocean Network Express Pte Ltd
OCI Methanol Marketing LLC. / OCI Global
ODFJELL Terminals Korea Co., Ltd
OQ Trading
PetroChem Middle East
Petronas Chemical Groups
PT Dover Chemical
PT. Gelora Citra Kimia Abadi
PT Kaltim Methanol Industri
Poten Advisors
PT Pertamina International Shipping
Qatar Fuel Additives Co., Limited (QAFAC)
Repsol Trading Singapore Pte Ltd
Rio Tinto
RoxTrade OÜ
Samsung C&T
Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)
SCB Brokers SA
Schupp Iberica SL
Shanghai WeiLei Import and Export Co., Ltd
Sinopec Chemical Commercial Holding (Singapore) Pte Ltd
SIPCHEM Asia Pte Ltd
SK Chemical Trading (HK) Ltd
Solvadis Group GmbH
Solvadis Methanol GmbH
Sojitz Corporation
Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd.
Tricon Energy
Vopak Rotterdam Botlek
Westlake Chemicals
Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange
Zagros Petrochemical Company


Speakers and Sponsorships:

MMSA has created unique and cost-effective opportunities to present, sponsor, and meet at this conference – please contact us at services@methanolmsa.com or +65 9021 6275 to secure one of these slots if you have not already.


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Please contact us at services@methanolmsa.com for assistance with presentation proposals, sponsorship, and/or registration.



Join IMPCA and Save: IMPCA members will enjoy discounts as described above; please contact MMSA or the International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association (IMPCA) for information on IMPCA membership.


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