2023 MMSA International Methanol Conference: Chemicals Recovery, Fuels Expansion

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Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023


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

Event Info

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 Hotel, 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.



Preliminary Agenda 

Global Methanol Outlook
Mark Berggren, Managing Director, MMSA

Low Carbon Methanol – Implications and Outlook
Simon Maddren, Managing Director, Proprietary Services, MMSA

Asian Methanol Outlook
James Xie, Consultant, MMSA

European Methanol
Patrice Dauvin-Dedise, Consultant, MMSA

MTBE Market Outlooks
Dieter Krumbach, Managing Director, DK & Associates

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

Shipping Market Overview
Josh Saxby, Divisional Director – Specialized Products, H. Clarkson & Co. Ltd.

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

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

Methanol Institute Update

Methanol Futures
Reef Allahiq, Petrochemicals Broker, SCB Brokers SA

IMPCA Update
Ralph Grote, Secretary, IMPCA

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



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

Speakers and Sponsors Dinner Hosted by MMSA
October 31st, 7:300pm – 9:30pm, Location TBD

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

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


Venue Information

Pan Pacific Hotel
7 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square
Singapore 039595

Online Hotel Room Booking is now available!

—> Click here to book hotel rooms at an exclusive rate unavailable online. Given a sharp rise in demand for Singapore hotels, delegates are encouraged to book well in advance to reserve one of the limited number of rooms set aside.


Conference Fees (SGD):

Early Delegate (IMPCA Member) – S$2,125 (Till September 30th, 2023)
Early Delegate (non – IMPCA Member) – S$2,250 (Till September 30th, 2023)
(IMPCA Members, please contact MMSA-Hema for code to enjoy member rate)

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 – No. of Participants as of Today Stands at 29 & Counting:

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

2022 List of Registered Companies:

Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Mitsui and Co., Ltd
Air Liquide Global E&C Asia Pacific Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd
Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association MMTX Inc. (Mitsui & Co., Ltd. 100% Subsidiary)
ARGO Pte Ltd MOL (Americas) LLC
Asian Clean Fuels Association NexantECA (M) Sdn Bhd
Atlantic Methanol Nexus Gas Pte Ltd.
Bangkok Synthetics Co., Ltd. OCI Methanol Marketing, LLC
Brunei Energy Services & Trading Sdn Bhd OQ Trading
Brunei Methanol Company PENTHOL LLC
CASALE SA Perusahaan Kimia Gemilang Sdn Bhd
Celanese Pte Ltd PT Anugerah Kimia Indonesia
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH PT Dover Trading Indonesia
CJ Shah & Co. PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad
DAELIM Co., Ltd. Petronas Chemicals Marketing Labuan Limited
DK & Associates Petronas (Co-lead (Utilization), CCUS)
Evonik (SEA) Pte.Ltd PT. Kaltim Methanol Industri
GEMOIL (Singapore) Pte Ltd PT Humpuss Transportasi Kimia
German Saudi Industrial Co. (GESICO) PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited
H. Clarkson & Company Limited PT PCM Kimia Indonesia (Petronas Chemical Group)
Haldor Topsoe Sdn Bhd PT Pupuk Kalimantan Timur
Helm Proman Methanol AG SCB Brokers SA
Helm Proman Methanol Pte Ltd S&P Global
HIF Asia Pacific SABIC
HMM Co., Ltd. Samsung C&T
ITOCHU Corporation Seco Trading Company (SITCO)
Johnson Matthey Sinopec Chemical Commercial Holding (Singapore) P/L
Kenoil Marine SIPCHEM
K P C Sipchem Asia Pte Ltd
Koch Methanol LLC SK Chemical Trading (HK) Limited
Lops Asia Pte Ltd Sojitz Corporation
LOTTE MCC Solvadis Group GmbH
Macquarie Group Solvadis Methanol GmbH
Macquarie Commodities Trading SP Global
Methanol Market Services Asia (MMSA) Stralsund University
Methanex Asia Pacific Limited Sumitomo Chemical Japan
Methanol Institute The Dow Chemical Company
MEKPCO Transition Industries LLC
Mirkhas Sdn Bhd Trident Chemphar Limited
Mitsubishi Corporation ZEEP Incorporated
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. Z P C


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.


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 at https://www.methanolmsa.com/ or the International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association (IMPCA) at http://my.impca.eu for information on IMPCA membership.

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