12th LPG Trade Summit

23-25 Oct, 2017 - Dubai, U A E

The H Dubai
About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Tony Liang

Upon graduation, Tony joined Wanhua Chemical Group as Finance Controller and then promoted to Finance Manager of Wanhua Netherlands B.V. After 3.5 years working in Amsterdam, he was transferred to Budapest as the Marketing Manager of BorsodChem for 6 months.

Tony returned to China in the beginning of 2013 and then joined Purchasing Department as manager for the raw materials procurement, currently he is the Assistant General Manager of Wanhua Petrochemical Co.,Ltd. and also perform the role as Managing Director of Wanhua Chemical (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.

Mr. Tony Liang, Assistant General Manager
Wanhua Petrochemical Co. Ltd.
LPG Demand Growth in China & Import Growth Outlook
Day 1 [Mon 23, October], at 11:25 AM

Mr. Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim is the Head of Global Planning Team at SK Gas Co. He leads the development of growth strategy for the companys LPG trading business.  His responsibilities also include leading the companys partnership initiatives for product and geographic expansion. Before holding the current position from 2016, he headed the corporate planning and risk management functions of SK Gass trading company in Singapore, helping the company to upgrade its risk management platform as it doubled its LPG trading volume to 10 million tons per year. Throughout his career as the strategy and planning specialist in SK, he led various cross cultural corporate development projects in the US, China, Singapore, Vietnam and Korea. He obtained an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Kevin Kim, Team Leader, Global Planning, LPG & Coal Trading
SK Gas Co Ltd
South Korean LPG Market: Supply Dynamics & Demand Drivers
Day 1 [Mon 23, October], at 11:55 AM

Mr. José Ramón Arango

Jose Ramon Arango is a Senior Specialist for the Executive Vice Presidency for Planning and Business Development of the Panama Canal Authority. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Santa María La Antigua, Master Studies in Maritime Development from the School of Law from the University of Panama. He completed executive programs in Advanced Maritime Economics and Logistics, from the Center of Maritime Economic and Logistics - Erasmus University of Rotterdam, on Pricing Strategies from The Transportation Center of Northwestern University and on Project Management from Texas A&M University.

He has been with the Panama Canal since 1991. Until 2000, he held several positions in Canal Financial Management and Organizational Effectiveness. In 2001 he was transferred to the Executive Vice Presidency for Planning and Business Development as an International Trade Analyst for the Liquid Bulk Segment, responsible for research, analysis and management of studies and relevant information about logistics, international trade and world economy and its impact in Canal competitiveness against other routes and liquid bulk transportation alternatives.

Mr. José Ramón Arango, Leader, Liquid Bulk Segment
Panama Canal Authority
Managing LPG Trade Flow with the Expanded Panama Canal
Day 2 [Tue 24, October], at 11:35 AM

Mr. Reidar A Sundvor

Reidar A Sundvor is the Managing Partner with ViaMar AS, the Oslo based independent shipping market analyst company. He holds a Master of Science degree in Finance and International Marketing from the University of Lund, Sweden (1979). He is responsible for ViaMar’s LPG Shipping Market Outlook. He was a co-founder of ViaMar AS in 1996, after serving 10 years in leading positions in ship owning companies controlled by I. M. Skaugen and later Kvaerner of Norway within the LPG and tanker markets. Before that, Reidar worked 8 years as a ship broker for R. S. Platou in Oslo and New York.

Mr. Reidar A Sundvor, Managing Partner
ViaMar AS
LPG Shipping: VLGC Market Outlook - Trade & Fleet Growth, Ship Value Development
Day 2 [Tue 24, October], at 12:05 PM

Mr. Gaurav Ambasht

Mr Gaurav Ambasht is a Post Graduate in management with +15 years experience in the Petroleum sector. With varied experience of all the disciplines with LPG segment like LPG Operations, Sales, Strategies & LPG Engineering, he is having a clear idea of LPG business aspects. The Present Profile enables him to have a bird’s eye view of the present Supply Demand Scenario and well as the emerging trend in LPG market. Based on the background, the observations on Future Projections and consumption patterns shall be an important content for understanding the LPG scenario in India.


Being associated with one of the largest Oil Public Sector Enterprises in India and a Fortune 500 company for a long time, the speaker had ample opportunity to contribute in the field, implement his ideas and take his initiatives to a logical conclusion. He has been associated with one of the longest pipelines of LPG i.e. 2700 km long. With a clear cut mandate from the Govt. of India, the huge infrastructure development plans are being formalized across the Industry with him pioneering all such activities. So, being at the helm of affairs he has enough inputs to share with all of us.

Mr. Gaurav Ambasht, Chief Manager (LPG Operation)
Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOC)
Day 2 [Tue 24, October], at 09:05 AM