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  • Tuesday October 30
  • Wednesday October 31
  • Thursday November 1
  • 8:30am
    Tuesday October 30
    8:30am - 9:00am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    Workshop Registration & Continental Breakfast
    [Tuesday October 30][Registration & Continental Breakfast][][Workshop Registration & Continental Breakfast]
  • 9:00am
    Tuesday October 30
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Workshop

    Workshop: The Commercial Impact of Olefins and Polyolefins Technologies on Cost Competitiveness, Market Dynamics and Trade
    [Tuesday October 30][Workshop][][Workshop: The Commercial Impact of Olefins and Polyolefins Technologies on Cost Competitiveness, Market Dynamics and Trade][Robin Waters]
  • 9:00am
    Tuesday October 30
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Workshop

    Workshop: The Thermoplastics Industry
    [Tuesday October 30][Workshop][][Workshop: The Thermoplastics Industry][Brendan Dooley][Joel Morales][Javier Ortiz][Tison Keel]
  • 6:00pm
    Tuesday October 30
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Cocktail Welcome Reception

    0
    Cocktail Welcome Reception
    [Tuesday October 30][Cocktail Welcome Reception][0][Cocktail Welcome Reception]
  • 7:00am
    Wednesday October 31
    7:00am - 7:50am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    [Wednesday October 31][Registration & Continental Breakfast][][Registration & Continental Breakfast]
  • 8:00am
    Wednesday October 31
    8:00am - 8:20am
    Welcome Address

    Welcome Address
    [Wednesday October 31][Welcome Address][][Welcome Address][Nick Vafiadis][Patty Long]
  • 8:20am
    Wednesday October 31
    8:20am - 8:45am
    Global Economic Outlook

    Global Economic Outlook
    [Wednesday October 31][Global Economic Outlook][][Global Economic Outlook][Nariman Behravesh]
  • 9:05am
    Wednesday October 31
    9:05am - 9:25am
    Plastics Global Economic Overview

    Plastics Global Economic Overview
    [Wednesday October 31][Plastics Global Economic Overview][][Plastics Global Economic Overview][Perc Pineda]
  • 9:05am
    Wednesday October 31
    9:05am - 9:25am
    Energy & Feedstock Outlook

    Energy & Feedstocks Outlook
    [Wednesday October 31][Energy & Feedstock Outlook][][Energy & Feedstocks Outlook][Dewey Johnson]
  • 9:25am
    Wednesday October 31
    9:25am - 9:45am
    Morning Group Q&A

    Morning Group Q&A
    [Wednesday October 31][Morning Group Q&A][][Morning Group Q&A][Lyn Tattum]
  • 9:45am
    Wednesday October 31
    9:45am - 10:15am
    Morning Break

    0
    Morning Break
    [Wednesday October 31][Morning Break][0][Morning Break]
  • 10:15am
    Wednesday October 31
    10:15am - 10:50am
    Keynote: Global Polyethylene – The Exciting Opportunity for Continued Responsible Growth

    Keynote: Global Polyethylene – The Exciting Opportunity for Continued Responsible Growth

    Fueled by increased demand across the globe and incentivized by abundant, low cost feedstocks in the United States, the plastics industry is undergoing a manufacturing shift from East to West with an unprecedented wave of new investments in polyethylene capacity of nearly 10MM KTA, phased for ramp up from now until 2021. For value chains, these investments will bring new catalyst and process technologies, differentiated products and innovation to support the growing need of plastics for applications in food packaging, health and hygiene, automotive, supply chain and industrial uses, transmission pipe and even artificial turf. Plastics has proven to be a reliable and sustainable choice for multiple types of high performance applications and a future of growth seems certain for our industry. But there is an Achilles heel to this bright scenario – the rising amount of plastics waste that is polluting our ocean, environments, and communities. We must acknowledge that the world has a severe waste management issue, and plastics is the poster child of our trash problem with disturbing images of overflowing landfills, debris strewn beaches, rivers and seas. Every day, voices are getting louder and challenging the use of plastic packaging. Special interest groups are mobilizing. We must work together as an industry to drive end-of-life options for plastics that support a circular economy that will take plastics out of the waste stream and recycle for energy or another strategic purpose. This is just not a reputational issue… it is business critical. In order to preserve our ability to sustain a preference for plastics with consumers and the value chain, we must close the loop on the recyclability of plastics.

    [Wednesday October 31][Keynote: Global Polyethylene – The Exciting Opportunity for Continued Responsible Growth][][Keynote: Global Polyethylene – The Exciting Opportunity for Continued Responsible Growth][David Morgan]
  • 10:50am
    Wednesday October 31
    10:50am - 11:35am
    Keynote Panel: The Industry’s Role in Plastic Preservation – Producer, Processor and Industry Association

    Processor Perspective
    Producer Perspective
    Industry Association Perspective
    [Wednesday October 31][Keynote Panel: The Industry’s Role in Plastic Preservation – Producer, Processor and Industry Association][][Processor Perspective][Scott Farmer][][Producer Perspective][Paul Augustowski][][Industry Association Perspective]
  • 11:35am
    Wednesday October 31
    11:35am - 11:50am
    Keynote Panel Q&A

    Keynote Panel Q&A
    [Wednesday October 31][Keynote Panel Q&A][][Keynote Panel Q&A][Lyn Tattum]
  • 11:50am
    Wednesday October 31
    11:50am - 12:10pm
    State Pre-Emption

    State Pre-Emption

    Speaker to be announced.

    [Wednesday October 31][State Pre-Emption][][State Pre-Emption]
  • 12:10pm
    Wednesday October 31
    12:10pm - 1:40pm
    Lunch

    0
    Lunch
    [Wednesday October 31][Lunch][0][Lunch]
  • 1:40pm
    Wednesday October 31
    1:40pm - 2:10pm
    Global PE Capacity

    Global PE Capacity
    [Wednesday October 31][Global PE Capacity][][Global PE Capacity][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 2:10pm
    Wednesday October 31
    2:10pm - 2:40pm
    The Return on Canadian Polypropylene Project: Inter Pipeline expands into Plastics

    The Return on Canadian Polypropylene Project: Inter Pipeline expands into Plastics
    [Wednesday October 31][The Return on Canadian Polypropylene Project: Inter Pipeline expands into Plastics][][The Return on Canadian Polypropylene Project: Inter Pipeline expands into Plastics][David Chappell]
  • 2:40pm
    Wednesday October 31
    2:40pm - 3:10pm
    PP Capacity and its Impact on Global Markets

    PP Capacity and its Impact on Global Markets
    [Wednesday October 31][PP Capacity and its Impact on Global Markets][][PP Capacity and its Impact on Global Markets][Joel Morales]
  • 3:10pm
    Wednesday October 31
    3:10pm - 3:25pm
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Wednesday October 31][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A]
  • 3:25pm
    Wednesday October 31
    3:25pm - 3:55pm
    Afternoon Break

    0
    Afternoon Break
    [Wednesday October 31][Afternoon Break][0][Afternoon Break]
  • 3:55pm
    Wednesday October 31
    3:55pm - 4:10pm
    US Policy Update

    US Policy Update

    Speaker to be announced.

    [Wednesday October 31][US Policy Update][][US Policy Update]
  • 4:10pm
    Wednesday October 31
    4:10pm - 4:20pm
    Q&A

    Q&A
    [Wednesday October 31][Q&A][][Q&A][Lyn Tattum]
  • 4:20pm
    Wednesday October 31
    4:20pm - 5:15pm
    Innovation

    0
    Innovation

    Speaker to be announced.

    [Wednesday October 31][Innovation][0][Innovation]
  • 5:15pm
    Wednesday October 31
    5:15pm - 5:30pm
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Wednesday October 31][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A]
  • 5:30pm
    Wednesday October 31
    5:30pm - 5:35pm
    Day 1 Concludes

    Day 1 Concludes
    [Wednesday October 31][Day 1 Concludes][][Day 1 Concludes][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 6:30pm
    Wednesday October 31
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Cocktail Reception & Solutions Showcase

    0
    Cocktail Reception & Solutions Showcase
    [Wednesday October 31][Cocktail Reception & Solutions Showcase][0][Cocktail Reception & Solutions Showcase]
  • 7:00am
    Thursday November 1
    7:00am - 7:50am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    [Thursday November 1][Registration & Continental Breakfast][][Registration & Continental Breakfast]
  • 8:00am
    Thursday November 1
    8:00am - 8:15am
    Welcome Remarks

    Welcome Remarks
    [Thursday November 1][Welcome Remarks][][Welcome Remarks][Nick Vafiadis][Patty Long]
  • 8:15am
    Thursday November 1
    8:15am - 8:35am
    Innovation

    Speaker to be announced.

    [Thursday November 1][Innovation]
  • 8:35am
    Thursday November 1
    8:35am - 9:20am
    Keynote

    Keynote

    Speaker to be announced.

    [Thursday November 1][Keynote][][Keynote]
  • 9:20am
    Thursday November 1
    9:20am - 9:30am
    Q&A

    Q&A
    [Thursday November 1][Q&A][][Q&A]
  • 9:30am
    Thursday November 1
    9:30am - 9:40am
    Morning Break

    0
    Morning Break
    [Thursday November 1][Morning Break][0][Morning Break]
  • 9:40am
    Thursday November 1
    9:40am - 10:20am
    Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets

    Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets
    Panelists to be announced.
    [Thursday November 1][Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets][][Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets]
  • 10:20am
    Thursday November 1
    10:20am - 10:35am
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Thursday November 1][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A]
  • 10:35am
    Thursday November 1
    10:35am - 11:05am
    Break

    Break
    [Thursday November 1][Break][][Break]
  • 11:05am
    Thursday November 1
    11:05am - 11:20am
    Global Recycle

    Global Recycle

    Speaker to be announced.

    [Thursday November 1][Global Recycle][][Global Recycle]
  • 11:20am
    Thursday November 1
    11:20am - 11:40am
    PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers

    PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers
    [Thursday November 1][PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers][][PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers][Tison Keel]
  • 11:40am
    Thursday November 1
    11:40am - 12:05pm
    Engineering Plastics

    Engineering Plastics
    [Thursday November 1][Engineering Plastics][][Engineering Plastics][Brendan Dooley]
  • 12:05pm
    Thursday November 1
    12:05pm - 12:25pm
    Polystyrene Global Market Outlook

    Polystyrene Global Market Outlook
    [Thursday November 1][Polystyrene Global Market Outlook][][Polystyrene Global Market Outlook][Javier Ortiz]
  • 12:25pm
    Thursday November 1
    12:25pm - 12:35pm
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Thursday November 1][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 12:35pm
    Thursday November 1
    12:35pm - 12:40pm
    Closing Remarks

    0
    Closing Remarks
    [Thursday November 1][Closing Remarks][0][Closing Remarks][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 12:40pm
    Thursday November 1
    12:40pm - 1:40pm
    Lunch

    0
    Lunch
    [Thursday November 1][Lunch][0][Lunch]