2020 Wood Mackenzie American Thermoplastics Conference

Agenda

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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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    Training

    12:20 PM  -  4:50 PM
    Polyamide Training Session 1.0 - Optional

    All you would like to know about polyamide but do not dare question? Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide everything you or your new team needs to get up to speed on the polyamide industry.

    What the session will cover:

    • What is polyamide? A schematic vision of the chemistry and production process
    • The characteristics of different polyamides
    • Polyamide applications - Why polyamide?
    • Synthetic polyamide segments market vision?
    Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

    There is a discount in place for delegates attending both training sessions: 1.0 and 2.0 (combined fee of €1,200 excl. VAT)
    Fee  Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  12:30 PM
    (Wednesday, March 18, 2020)
    Polyamide Training Sessions - 1 & 2 combined fee
    Training Session 1.0

    All you would like to know about polyamide but do not dare question? Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide everything you or your new team needs to get up to speed on the polyamide industry.

    What the session will cover:

    • What is polyamide? A schematic vision of the chemistry and production process the characteristics of different polyamides
    • Polyamide applications - Why polyamide?
    • Synthetic polyamide segments market vision?

    Training Session 2.0

    This session will provide a deep dive into the polyamide industry.

    What the session will cover:

    • PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects
    • Insights into special polyamides (long chain, semi-aromatics) and blends & copolymers
    • Market costs, strategies and forecasting

    Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

    Fee  Optional 
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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    Training

    8:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Polyamide Training Session 2.0 - Optional

    Led by Quentin de Carvalho, this half day training session will provide a deep dive into the polyamide industry

    What the session will cover:

    • PA6 and PA66 – Polyamide bio-sourcing update, cast Nylon and PA Film technical and market aspects.
    • Insights into special polyamides (long chain, semi-aromatics) and blends & copolymers.
    • Market costs, strategies and forecasting.
    Delegates will be provided with a training pack for future reference

    There is a discount in place for delegates attending both training sessions: 1.0 and 2.0 (combined fee of €1,200 excl. VAT)
    Fee  Optional 
     

    Registration

    12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Registration & Networking lunch
     

    Speaker Session

    2:00 PM  -  2:10 PM
    Welcome and Introduction
    Speakers:
    2:10 PM  -  2:50 PM
    American Economy Overview
    2:50 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Benzene’s Tale: A story of chasing middle distillate cracks
    • US crude in the global market: from price maker to price taker • Diverting FCC feedstocks: Has the conventional wisdom regarding IMO 2020 missed the mark? • Benzene’s trajectory: Chinese capacity startups, FCC run rates, and styrenic demand
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    Break Times

    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Networking break
     

    Speaker Session

    4:00 PM  -  4:40 PM
    Engineering Plastics - DOMO Chemicals
    Speakers:
    4:40 PM  -  5:20 PM
    Polyamide: The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning?
    • Polyamide 2019/2020 overview - Is the worst behind us? • Polyamide sustainability - What should we expect?
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    6:00 PM  -  6:10 PM
    Summary - Day 1
     

    Networking

    6:10 PM  -  7:10 PM
    Networking drinks reception
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
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    Break Times

    8:30 AM  -  8:50 AM
    Welcome coffee
     

    Speaker Session

    8:50 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Introduction - Day 2
    9:00 AM  -  9:40 AM
    Polyamide Fibres - evolution of the market
    • How will the fibre world will change in 2020? • In what fibre end use segments will sustainability efforts show progress? • Nylon 66 fibres substitution – has it halted for now?
    Speakers:
    9:40 AM  -  10:20 AM
    Is cost or recycling the bigger threat to BOPA film growth?
    • Cost – In a cost sensitive climate, BOPA film continues to be an expensive option for converters • Recyclability – Does the industry's drive towards mono-material laminates, and general downgauging, put BOPA film at a disadvantage • Given the superior barrier properties offered by BOPA film, are there any viable alternatives currently available?
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    Break Times

    10:20 AM  -  10:50 AM
    Networking break
     

    Speaker Session

    10:50 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Brighter future for Thermoplastics amid the transformation of the automotive industry?
    • How vital in the automotive industry to the Thermoplastics business and in particular for Polyamide and PBT? • What could be the risks or opportunities brought by new energy vehicles? • Opportunities and challenges: to replace or be replaced in the new automobile generation?
    Speakers:
    11:30 AM  -  12:10 PM
    North America Automotive Outlook: Planning Under Uncertainty
    • Will US Light Vehicle demand remain strong despite the headwinds? • Is US Light Vehicle manufacturing set to soar? • What are the prospects for automakers in North America?
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