By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.


In Japan? You can go to Argus Japan


Argus Petrochemical Asia 2017

The aromatics conference will be held on 17 August 2017. The event is bookable separately and as a package. Click the link below to make a booking.

Register now 

 08:40 - 09:10
Registration and coffee
 09:10 - 09:20
Chairman’s welcome remarks
 Anu Agarwal, Senior Vice -President, Argus

Exploring benzene 

 09:20 - 09:50
How soon will China become the world’s biggest benzene buyer?
TBC, Wanhua
 09:50 - 10:20
India emerging as a bigger exporter: What’s the story?
Makarand Dixit, Head of Marketing, OPAL
 10:20 - 10:30
Questions and answers
 10:30 - 11:00
Networking refreshments
 11:00 - 11:30
An overview and outlook for global benzene trade

Paco Rangel, Vice President, Aromatics, Argus
 11:30 - 12:00

Middle East benzene: Supply growth and its impact on trade dynamics

 12:00 - 12:10
Questions and answers
 12:10 - 14:00  
Networking lunch

New global shifts in styrene

 14:00 - 14:30
Changing trade flows in SM market

Dora Zhu ,
General Manager, Grand Resources
 14:30 - 15:00
Developments in phenol markets and trends

Jens Kaatze, Senior Vice President, Covestro
 15:00 - 15:10
Questions and answers
 15:10 - 15:40
Networking refreshments

 PX and PTA margins 

 15:40 - 16:10
PTA futures and the impact on PX markets

Bohan Loh, Petrochemical Markets Editor, Argus

 16:10 - 16:40 Rising PTA production capacity in China and trade margins

B.C Shou,General Manager, Rongsheng Petrochemicals
 16:40 - 16:50
Questions and answers
 16:50 - 17:20
Closing panel discussion: Is aromatics poised for oversupply?

Roger Van Baal,
Executive Director, Integra
Jens Kaatze,
Senior Vice President, Covestro
Paco Rangel,
Vice President, Aromatics, Argus
 17:20 - 17:30
Chairman's closing remarks and end of conference

Mahua Chakravarty,
Petrochemical Markets Editor, Argus

Singapore-based companies stand to enjoy 40% cash payout or 400% tax deduction when their staff attend any Argus conferences in Singapore.

Click here for more information
Asian Clean Fuels Association

The Oil and Gas Year Media Partner

Petrofinder Media partner

Lubricant World - Media Partner

World of Chemical Logo - Media Partner