7th PET & Polyester Asia Outlook

09-10 Nov, 2017 - Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM

Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon
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.
Dr. Joe Zhao Jun
Dr. Joe Zhao has rich research and investment experience on chemical/energy industry and logistics industry, his research and investment spreads from petrochemical, natural gas chemical, coal chemical, olefins and feedstock, methanol, MEG, PX, etc to fine chemical segments, natural gas liquids and LNG end-market applications, energy and chemical tank storage, shipping and tank container; besides, Dr. Joe has rich practical experience on Strategy, Operation, Organization Performance and value customer management.
Dr. Joe Zhao is also the writer for many famous chemical magazines, and column writer for some strategic management magazine

Dr. Joe Zhao Jun, Senior Strategy and Investment Manager
Sinochem Plastics Co., Ltd.
MEG Market Outlook & Competitiveness of Coal to MEG in Asia
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 09:35 AM

Mr. Hideyuki Suzuki

Hideyuki Suzuki graduated from a Master's course of department of Organic and Polymeric Materials of the University of Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2008. 
From April 2008 until August 2013, he had worked at Japanese chemcal company and did the work to treat functional polymer for flexible and rigid food packaging. After that, he joined in Suntory group from September 2013 and is working on development of bio-based PET bottle, and light-weighting technology for PET bottle.

Mr. Hideyuki Suzuki, Packaging Engineer
Suntory Monozukuri Expert Limited
Suntory’s Sustainable Packaging Strategy "2R+B"
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 10:05 AM

Mr. Kim Yong Jung

YJ Kim heads the PTA and polyester chain from Asia regional office in Malaysia with specific responsibility for supporting our Asian client base. 
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with over 30 years experience in petrochemicals in both commercial and financial roles, Mr. Kim formerly worked with Samsung where he was Finance and Sales manager responsible PTA plant projects, procurement for the feedstock, and sales of over 1 million tonnes of PTA globally.
His specialisation in PTA and polyester stems from broad commercial and financial experience at various positions and many in-depth analysis reports have been produced by YJ including Asian PTA Cost Model, China Textile Chain Analysis, Polyester Production Cost Comparison, India’s Future Influence in Global Textiles. 

Mr. Kim Yong Jung, Senior Consultant
PCI Wood Mackenzie
Are Changes in Global Supply and Demand Helping or Hindering the Asian PET industry?
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 11:05 AM

Mr. Rakesh Dayal
Rakesh is the Head of Consumer Insights in Nielsen Vietnam, the global and Vietnam leader in market research. He has more than 15 years of rich experience in the research industry understanding consumer behavior across India, Middle East, North Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam. He is regarded as a trusted advisor who brings valuable contribution to clients’ business growth in the market place. He was a speaker in television, MBA classes etc.
He is a Post Graduate in Business Administration (Marketing) from one of the Top B School in India. He has extensively worked on various Consumer Insights projects for strategic clients across categories including FMCG, Financial Services, Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Aviation, Real Estate and others. He was the Pricing Champion for MENAP from 2009 to 2012.
Rakesh is a father of two children. And he loves jogging, reading books and spending time with family. 

Mr. Rakesh Dayal, Executive Director, Head of Consumer Insights
Nielsen Vietnam
Asia’s Rising Urbanisation and Changing Lifestyles
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 11:45 AM

Mr. Minoru Watari

Mr. Minoru Watari is responsible for New Business Development in Biobased Chemicals and Plastics in Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. since four years before. He joined Mitsui in 1995 and spent most of his career for new business development and investment management in various industries, e.g. Minerals, Inorganic Chemicals, Battery Materials, Nanotechnology, Fertilizers, Photovoltaic Power Generation, Methanol, LLDPE, etc.
Mitsui & Co. enjoys high expertise and experiences acquired through its long term commitment to PET and polyester industry both in trading and manufacturing, and also enjoy the same in biobased building blocks and polymers.
This time Mr. Minoru Watari will provide you with some news and data relating to Mitsui & Co.’s recent activity in this industry, especially PEF in film and bottle application.

Mr. Minoru Watari, Team Leader New Business development, Biochemical business Dept. Specialty Chemicals Div
Mitsui & Co., Ltd
Developments on PEF Polymer, Films & Bottles
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 01:45 PM

Mr. Andreas Stoiber

After a business education, Andreas Stoiber was studying Plastics Engineering in Vienna and the UK and joined the Industry right away. His experience comprises 17 years in the plastics extrusion industry as Project Manager and subsequently as Area Sales Manager. The past 10 years he was working with leading recycling technologies, predominantly in PET -decontamination, -SSP and -extrusion. Within viscotec he is the responsible Area Sales Manager for the Asian region.

Mr. Andreas Stoiber, Area Sales Manager
Starlinger & Co. Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Bottle to Sheet – Packing Your Success in PET
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 02:15 PM

Mr. John Lin

Mr. John Lin, General Manager
Hon Chuan Vietnam Co Ltd
Trends and New Applications of PET Preforms & HDPE closures in Vietnam Beverage Market
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 02:45 PM

Dr. Fanny Liao

Dr. Liao obtained her doctoral degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA.  She is currently with the Far Eastern Group (http://www.feg.com.tw/), a conglomerate covering 10 business sectors such as chemicals, textile, retailing, cement etc. in Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia including Vietnam. 
Dr. Liao has experiences in petrochemical projects, r-PET operation, medical device business, brewery, biotechnology venture capital investments and bioplastics researches.  She is President of Oriental Resources Development Ltd.(http://www.ord.feg.com.tw/) and also the Senior Vice President of R&D in Far Eastern New Century Corp.(http://www.fenc.com/) has commercialized 30% bio-based PET/polyester.  Dr. Liao also demonstrated the world first 100% bio-PET bottle, and 100% bio-polyester shirt which won the top 5 finalists of European Bioplastic award.

Dr. Fanny Liao, Senior Vice President of RD
Far Eastern New Century Corporation
A Sustainable Approach of PET/Polyester: Recycled and Bio-based PET/Polyester
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 03:45 PM

Mr. George Xue Jinliang

Mr George XUE graduated from Nankai University with a Degree in Chemical Science. He has worked in Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group around 29 years. He is in charge of the foreign business of this group more than 20 years

Mr. George Xue Jinliang, General Manager
Jiangsu Sanfangxiang International Trade Co. Ltd. -Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group Co., Ltd
China PET & Polyester Market Outlook and Trends
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 09:05 AM

Mr. Philip Parubets

Philip Parubets has been Business Advisor of Husky’s PET Systems and Tooling team since 2016. He joined Husky in 2006 as part of the Engineering team in Bolton, Canada and has since held a variety of technical and management roles within the PET System and Tooling organization in Canada, Singapore, China, and Thailand. As part of the PET Systems and Tooling team, he supports Husky customers in South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand with PET asset management and application development. Philip holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Waterloo, Canada in Mechanical Engineering.


Mr. Philip Parubets, Business Advisor, PET Systems and Tooling
Husky Injection Molding Systems (Thailand) Ltd.
Growth Opportunities for PET in the Consumer Era
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 09:35 AM

Mr. Hiromasa Iwashita

Mr. Iwashita graduated Japan national university which was TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY with University/Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He is a package specialist and has high level and wide range of package technical experience and knowledge in Toiletry Food, Cosmetic and Beverage through over 30 years.

In addition, he is a specialist for package new idea/concept creation and designing with consumer research.

His career are a senior package engineer of Coca-Cola Tokyo, Japan from 2002,  SHISEIDO CO., LTD (2001-2000), Bristol-Myers Squibb CO., LTD (2000-1999), TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD. (1999-1987).

Mr. Hiromasa Iwashita, Senior Engineer, R&D Package Technology & Design
Coca-Cola (Japan) Co Ltd
Innovative Packaging Design Trends for Beverages in Japan
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 10:05 AM

Dr. Pattra Maneesin

Dr.Pattra Maneesin, the director of packaging development laboratory at the Thai Packaging Centre, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), Bangkok, Thailand.  She received her Ph.D. in Packaging from Michigan State University in 2001. Not only having more than 30 years experiences doing researches on packaging, she has also provided special lectures to universities, conferences, seminars and trainings. Her research area includes modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), active packaging and shelf life extension of food products, etc.

Dr. Pattra Maneesin, Director of Packaging Development Laboratory
Thai Packaging Centre (TPC)
Moving Toward Active and Intelligent Packaging
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 11:00 AM

Mr. Koichi Matsuda

Koichi is General Manager of T-Bay International company a beverage consulting firm and has consulted on technological issues for PET bottle drink production, PET bottle or preform weight reduction, DLC coating technology, PET recycling technology in the beverage industry. With over 30-year experience in Kirin , including 4-years in their Packaging R&D Center, Koichi maintains good relationship with many major suppliers, packers, brand owners and recyclers over the world.

Mr. Koichi Matsuda, CEO
T-Bay International Beverage Business Consulting
Trend of 100% Recycle PET Bottle Usage in Japan as Direct Food Contact Packaging Materials
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 11:30 AM

Mr. Khadem Mahmud Yusuf

Khadem M Yusuf is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Ltd (BPCL). He has over 20 years of experience working in Silicon valley, USA and in Bangladesh. BPCL is the brainchild of Mr. Yusuf, which established itself as the first post-consumer PET bottle recycling plant in Bangladesh.  BPCL is a company with an environmental commitment to lessen greenhouse gas emissions and a social commitment to eradicate child labor and bring fairness in the supply chain of recycled bottles. Prior to forming Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited (BPCL), he has worked for 5 years as the Country Manager Global Services for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, at Nokia Siemens Networks. His key responsibilities were to manage Global Services and Consultation and Engineering division of the company. He was also the Founder Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Alap Communication, a Nationwide Broadband Wireless Data Network service provider in Bangladesh and National Data Consultant for Bangladesh Bank. Alap Communication was acquired by a local conglomerate in 2007.

Before moving back to Bangladesh in 2005  he worked at Cowave Networks in Fremont, California, USA, as a Designer for next generation cost effective NLOS (Non Line of Sight) Broadband Wireless Access Systems. He also worked as a Project Manager at Zettacom Inc, San Jose, California, iReady Corp, Sunnyvale, California and as Senior Microprocessor Design Engineer in National Semiconductor Corporation, Santa Clara, California, USA and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin. Texas, USA.

Khadem M Yusuf holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, USA and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

Mr. Khadem Mahmud Yusuf, Managing Director
Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited BPCL
Bangladesh’s first and only Bottle to bottle PET Recycling Plant
Day 2 [Fri 10, November], at 12:00 PM

Mr. Tomohiko Sugimori

Tomohiko Sugimori graduated from a Master's course of Mechanical Engineering of Keio University in 2004.
He is working in Suntory group from 2004. He was incharge of PET package development and package equipment development in Japan until 2014. 
From 2015, to accelarate South East Asia activities, Suntory establised regional shared service company in Singapore and he belongs to Packaging development department of Suntory Business Systems Asia PTE LTD. 
He is providing a package technical support service for group company in South East Asia.

Mr. Tomohiko Sugimori, Packaging Development Director
Suntory Business System Asia Pte Ltd
Suntory’s Sustainable Packaging Strategy "2R+B"
Day 1 [Thu 09, November], at 10:05 AM