20th APS (Asia Petrochemical Summit),

26-27 Sep, 2013 - Singapore, SINGAPORE

Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay

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Bracing for Changing Market and
Feedstock Fundamentals 

The slackening Eurozone recovery threatens to limit growth in the Asia petrochemical and downstream markets. Besides, the projections for a slowdown in India and China coupled with the complexities of leveraging alternate feedstocks pose serious concerns for Asia petrochemical producers.  


With increasing focus on the US and its shale gas driven petrochemical projects the impact on M.E and Asia petrochemical markets is bound to be felt in diverse ways. How is ME responding to the decline of US dependence on ME feed stocks imports and how is Asia planning to respond to shale gas driven exports?


Will Sinopec’s gas-based petrochemical complex using natural gas and LPG as feedstock emerge as a model for other countries? Besides, China’s continued investment in Coal to Olefins projects seems to offer an avenue for sourcing competitive feedstocks for Asia's producers to secure cheaper petrochemical costs.


How are Asia petrochemical producers strategizing to meet feedstocks and market challenges? Will US exports of petrochemical products to Asia dent the historical competitiveness of Asia? What are the unfolding technological and feedstocks challenges that Asia's players will need to tackle through next two years?


Japanese petrochemical market has been on a slow growth and is most likely to follow the trend of last few years. Middle East, on the other hand, continues to explore diverse models from downstream integration to investing overseas for downstream expansions.


CMT’s 20th Asia Petrochemical Summit brings an international panel of authorities to debate and analyze the short and long term trends in petrochemical markets. Join the experts to gain insights and discuss on topical issues:


  • Factors affecting global recovery and key drivers for growth
  • US Shale gas projects impact on Asia petrochemical industry
  • How competitive is ME feedstock against US shale?
  • Korean project update by SK Gas
  • Dynamics and market trends in the olefins and its derivatives  markets

  • Insights into market developments in Butadiene, polyester wedge (PX-MEG-PTA) and Methanol
  • Technology overview on MTO and dehydrogenation
  • Prospects of bio-based chemicals & polymers
  • Outlook for China, India, Japan and Middle East


The 20th Asia Petrochemical Summit examines the changing market dynamics and feedstocks evolvement in Asia petrochemical industry. Top executives from upstream and downstream players will convene this exclusive summit.


So don’t miss your chance!

Register with your team today to enjoy group discount!


For more information, please contact

Ms.Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg

Whom you will network with

CEOs , Presidents, GMs, Product/Marketing/Sales Directors, Business Development Managers, Executives & Traders from Feedstock / Olefins / Aromatics / Plastics Companies, Coal & Natural Gas Companies, Refineries, Additives and Catalyst Companies, Industry/Energy Consultants, Project Financiers, Technology Licensors, International Engineering &Contracting Firms supporting the energy industries

Be a sponsor or exhibitor

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.


Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request.


Contact nisha@cmtsp.com.sg or

(65) 6346 9130


Profile of attendees in 19th APS


Industry News


Sinopec Corp has proposed for the development of its first gas-based petrochemical complex, a $3.1 billion ethylene plant in east China. The Qingdao complex will be using natural gas and LPG as petrochemical feedstock, which comprises of a likely 50-50 mix of imported natural gas from US and locally-produced LPG from Sinopec’s refinery.


The complex is estimated to take three years to build and will help to cushion the impact of US’ shale gas boom and reduce the cost of ethylene production in Asia - a typically naphtha-fed crackers region. Meanwhile, local Chinese and regional players are looking forward to the successful development of shale gas potential in China. Currently, a replication of the shale gas boom in China remains a complicated one as geology complexity and water scarcity present technological and environmental challenges albeit a possible large shale gas reserve.


Be it shale gas, LPG or naphtha-based petchem, global industry players remain alert on international and regional feedstock developments, especially shale gas developments in China as the revolutionary feedstock may bring about a wave of evolving trends across the Asian and global market.


Market leaders and industry majors are set to convene in Singapore on September 26-27, 2013 at the 20th Asia Petrochemical Summit for timely updates on the market dynamics, forecasts on opportunities and challenges, as well as network with top executives of major leaders.


More information on the 20th Asia Petrochemical Summit is available on the Event Page.


For inquiries, please contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel. +65 6346 9113.

09 Jul, 2013


While the US energy and chemicals sectors cheer and celebrates the shale gas revolution, Asian and Middle Eastern petrochemicals players are feeling the pressure on their naphtha-based sector. Cheap shale gas-derived ethane is directly impacting on Asia’s and Middle East’s high-cost naphtha-based petrochemicals industry, creating an increasingly competitive environment for the Asian and Middle Eastern players.


By-products from shale gas and naphtha are used in downstream plastics and fiber sectors, such as in the making of toys, shrink wraps, food packaging, grocery bags and etc. With naphtha-derived ethylene cost standing at three times higher than that of shale gas’, the Asian and ME players are likely to go into a downward spiral fiery with shale gas-based US petchem sector. Staying cost-competitive against the blooming US sectors will only get tougher and a shift in production strategy is likely in the next few years.


At CMT’s 20th Asia Petrochemical Summit held in Singapore on September 26-27, industry leaders will look into trends and key challenges in China, India, South Korea, ASEAN and Middle East. Top executives from upstream/downstream petchem industry are set to attend the annual summit for a deeper analysis and market forecast of the Asian petchem market.


For more event details or enquiries, please contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or Tel. +65 6346 9113.

07 Jun, 2013