Date(s) - Nov 03, 2020 - Nov 05, 2020
9:00 am

The 23rd IMPCA Asian Methanol Conference is scheduled to be held in Singapore from November 3 – 5, 2020. A virtual version of the conference is also being prepared. The exact format and location of the event will be announced in June 2020. Details will be provided as the environment for corporate business travel globally as well as local regulations regarding COVID-19 develop.

Following is the agenda from the 2019 conference, attended by over 165 of the global methanol industry’s commercial leaders:

Mark Berggren addressing the 22nd conferenceSession 1: General Session

  • Global Methanol – State of the Industry
    Mark Berggren, Managing Director, MMSA
  • Asian Methanol – China and the Rest
    Simon Maddren, Head of Single Client Studies, MMSA
  • Panel Discussion: MacroEconomy and Methanol
    Wood Mackenzie, Cowen & Company and MMSA

Session 2: China – Making Olefins from Methanol

  • MTO/CTO: Boom or Doom?
    Paul Pang, Chief Technology Officer, Wison Engineering Ltd.
  • MTO – The Manufacturer Perspective
    Ji Xiaoqin, Methanol Procurement Manager, Shenghong Petrochemcial
  • MTO from the Investor Perspective
    Charles Neivert, Managing Director, Cowen & Company

Session 3: Traditional Methanol Derivatives

  • DK&A’s Forward View on Global Gasoline and Ethers Markets – Challenges & Opportunities Ahead
    Dieter Krumbach, Owner, Head Consultant, DK & Associates Consultancy
  • Indian Methanol Market: Supply, Demand and Future + Formaldehyde in India
    Karan Gupta, Director, BK Sales
  • European Methanol – Reliant on Asian Markets
    Wolfgang Seuser, VP Multiclient Studies, MMSA

Session 4: Developing Methanol Derivatives

  • New Methanol Markets – Global Progress
    Chris Chatterson, Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute
  • A Journey through the Forest: Navigating around the complexities of a Methanol Project
    Dr. Matthias Stein, Director Marketing Chemicals, Air Liquide – Lurgi Technologies
  • India Methanol Economy Grand Plans in Early Stages
    Simon Maddren, Head of Single Client Studies, MMSA

Session 5: Logistics and Services

  • Methanol Shipping Markets
    Karan Grover, Chartering Manager, Quincannon Asia Pte Limited
  • Methanol Derivatives in Singapore
    William Prajogo, Commodities, Singapore Exchange (SGX)
  • Methanol as a Marine Fuel
    Rungtawan Tangphongprasit, Senior Consultant, NEXANT

Session 6: Process Technology

  • Improving Methanol Plant Efficiency  New development
    Bo Hartvigsen, Product Line Director for Ammonia & Methanol segment, Haldor Topsoe A/S
  • Process Technology Updates
    Andrew Fenwick, Methanol Marketing Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • The Next Level of Process Optimization for Methanol (and MTP)
    Norbert Ringer, Global Methanol Director, Clariant (Produkte) Deutschland GmbH

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Delegate (IMPCA Member)
Early registration till Oct. 3rd, 2020 (Singapore Dollars)
Early Delegate (non-IMPCA Member)
(Singapore Dollars)

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