Major petchem experts to examine feedstock, markets, technology & more at 19th APS in Singapore

The 19th APS (Asia Petrochemical Summit) will open in Singapore to review the feedstock markets, shale gas development, aromatics market, the present scenario of the Asian petrochemical industry and much more.

Despite the cautious climate of the petrochemical industry, there appears to be a steady growth, as major petchem producers including Honam, Itochu Corporation, Petronas, PTT Global Chemical, ONGC, and many more move forward, exploring new prospects and possibilities in the industry. While some companies have invested in, or acquired petrochemical complexes, others prepare to tap into and commercialize reserves of alternative fuels such as shale gas.

Leaders of the petrochemical sector will convene in Singapore on 26-27 September at the 19th APS (Asia Petrochemical Summit) to discuss the industry's prospects throughout Asia. The 1.5 day conference themed "Gearing Up for the Recovery!" will see key authorities analyze the growth and outlook of the petrochemical industry in Korea, India, China, Middle East, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia, discuss the impact of shale gas in the Middle East, touch on the methanol market in Asia's last frontier – Myanmar and review downstream markets of butadiene and styrene, among many more crucial subjects that affect the Asian petrochemical sector.

Among the top experts slated to share their views on petrochemical project financing, industry outlook in Asian countries, feedstock competitiveness and considerations, developments in olefins technology, aromatics market, bio-biobased chemicals, and much more are:

Mr. Ramakrishna Pataballa, Director of Structure Finance
BNP Paribas

Mr. Phil Parker, Consultant
Former GM Business Development at Shell Chemicals

Mr. Andrew Lee Fagg, Manager Energy & Chemicals Consulting
Nexant Asia Limited

Mr. Shi Weimin, Director Asia Pacific
Tricon Energy Ltd

Mr. Jasbir Singh Saini,
General Manager, GAIL (India) Ltd,
Chief Operating Officer, ONGC Petroaddition Ltd (OPaL)

Ms. Kyung Sun, Seo, Executive Director, Consulting Dept
Chemical Market Research Inc./ChemLocus

K T Han, Director of Petrochemicals Technology Business Unit

Dr. Salman Fahad Al-Ajmi, Senior Business Analyst & Planner - Aromatics
Petrochemical Industries Company KSC (PIC)

Mr. Steven Kantorowicz, Vice President Petrochemicals Asia
KBC Advanced Technology Pte Ltd

Mr. Kanetsugu Zushi, GM of Styrene Marketing & Sales Dept
Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation

Dr. Marco Ziegler, Principal
McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Mr. Budi Susanto Sadiman, Vice Chairman for Business Development
The Indonesia Olefin Aromatic & Plastic Industry Association (INAPLAS)

Mr. M Suhaimi Busra, Head of Sales, Methanol & MTBE
PETRONAS Chemicals Group

David Myers, Product Line Manager – Olefins
UOP LLC, (Universal Oil Products ), A Honeywell Company

The conference, specially structured for coal and natural gas entities, refineries, plastics companies, traders in feedstock, olefins and aromatics, project financiers, technology licensors, energy consultants, and other international allied sectors of the petrochemical industry is now accepting registration.

One can obtain the full agenda for the 19th APS (Asia Petrochemical Summit), from the event website at and/or direct any enquiries to Ms. Huiyan ( at 65 6346 9113

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