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  • Wednesday October 11
  • Thursday October 12
  • Friday October 13
  • 8:30am
    Wednesday October 11
    8:30am - 9:00am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    [Wednesday October 11][Registration & Continental Breakfast]
  • 9:00am
    Wednesday October 11
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Workshop

    The Commercial Impact of Olefins and Polyolefins Technologies on Cost Competitiveness, Market Dynamics and Trade
    [Wednesday October 11][Workshop][][The Commercial Impact of Olefins and Polyolefins Technologies on Cost Competitiveness, Market Dynamics and Trade][Robin Waters][Anthony Palmer]
  • 9:00am
    Wednesday October 11
    9:00am - 6:00pm
    Workshop

    The Thermoplastics Industry
    [Wednesday October 11][Workshop][][The Thermoplastics Industry][Robin Waters][Joel Morales][Javier Ortiz][Rina Quijada][Priya Ravindranath][Paul Blanchard][Brendan Dooley][Kailin Fu]
  • 6:00pm
    Wednesday October 11
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Cocktail Welcome Reception

    [Wednesday October 11][Cocktail Welcome Reception]
  • 7:00am
    Thursday October 12
    7:00am - 7:50am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    [Thursday October 12][Registration & Continental Breakfast]
  • 8:00am
    Thursday October 12
    8:00am - 8:20am
    Welcome Address

    Welcome Address
    [Thursday October 12][Welcome Address][][Welcome Address][Dave Witte][Bill Carteaux]
  • 8:20am
    Thursday October 12
    8:20am - 8:50am
    Global Economic Overview

    Global Economic Overview
    [Thursday October 12][Global Economic Overview][][Global Economic Overview][Nariman Behravesh]
  • 8:50am
    Thursday October 12
    8:50am - 9:05am
    Plastics Global Economic Overview

    Plastics Global Economic Overview
    [Thursday October 12][Plastics Global Economic Overview][][Plastics Global Economic Overview][Perc Pineda]
  • 9:05am
    Thursday October 12
    9:05am - 9:30am
    Keynote: Energy & Feedstock Outlook

    Keynote: Energy & Feedstock Outlook
    [Thursday October 12][Keynote: Energy & Feedstock Outlook][][Keynote: Energy & Feedstock Outlook][Mark Eramo]
  • 9:30am
    Thursday October 12
    9:30am - 9:50am
    Morning Group Q&A

    Morning Group Q&A
    [Thursday October 12][Morning Group Q&A][][Morning Group Q&A][Lyn Tattum]
  • 9:50am
    Thursday October 12
    9:50am - 10:30am
    Morning Break

    [Thursday October 12][Morning Break]
  • 10:20am
    Thursday October 12
    10:20am - 11:05am
    Keynote: Dow

    Ensuring a Sustainable Future of Growth for Plastics

    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.

    [Thursday October 12][Keynote: Dow][][Ensuring a Sustainable Future of Growth for Plastics][Diego Donoso]
  • 11:05am
    Thursday October 12
    11:05am - 12:05pm
    “Faster Together – From Pellets to Package” Collaboration Across the Value Chain

    In this talk, we will discuss how our three companies are working together to design and market a recyclable stand-up-pouch. Join us to learn more:

  • How widening the lens have allowed us to leverage each company’s strengths
  • The critical elements that have enhanced our collaborative engagement
  • Ultimately why this has been a great approach for this project
  • “Faster Together – From Pellets to Package” Collaboration Across the Value Chain
    Keynote Panel Q&A
    [Thursday October 12][“Faster Together – From Pellets to Package” Collaboration Across the Value Chain][][“Faster Together – From Pellets to Package” Collaboration Across the Value Chain][Todd Becker][Kathy Bolhous][][Keynote Panel Q&A][Lyn Tattum]
  • 12:05pm
    Thursday October 12
    12:05pm - 1:35pm
    Lunch

    [Thursday October 12][Lunch]
  • 1:35pm
    Thursday October 12
    1:35pm - 2:05pm
    Global PE

    Global PE
    [Thursday October 12][Global PE][][Global PE][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 2:05pm
    Thursday October 12
    2:05pm - 2:35pm
    Global PP

    Global PP
    [Thursday October 12][Global PP][][Global PP][Joel Morales]
  • 2:35pm
    Thursday October 12
    2:35pm - 2:55pm
    Commodity Plastics

    [Thursday October 12][Commodity Plastics]
  • 2:55pm
    Thursday October 12
    2:55pm - 3:10pm
    Global PE/PP Q&A

    Global PE/PP Q&A
    [Thursday October 12][Global PE/PP Q&A][][Global PE/PP Q&A][Lyn Tattum]
  • 3:10pm
    Thursday October 12
    3:10pm - 3:45pm
    Afternoon Break

    [Thursday October 12][Afternoon Break]
  • 3:45pm
    Thursday October 12
    3:45pm - 4:15pm
    Trade & Logistics Policy

    Trade & Logistics Policy
    [Thursday October 12][Trade & Logistics Policy][][Trade & Logistics Policy][Ron Johnson]
  • 4:15pm
    Thursday October 12
    4:15pm - 4:45pm
    BP Energy Marketing & Trading: Petrochemical Risk Management

    BP Energy Marketing & Trading: Petrochemical Risk Management
    [Thursday October 12][BP Energy Marketing & Trading: Petrochemical Risk Management][][BP Energy Marketing & Trading: Petrochemical Risk Management][John R. McGuire]
  • 4:45pm
    Thursday October 12
    4:45pm - 5:00pm
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Thursday October 12][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A][Lyn Tattum]
  • 5:00pm
    Thursday October 12
    5:00pm - 5:05pm
    Day 1 Concludes

    [Thursday October 12][Day 1 Concludes]
  • 6:30pm
    Thursday October 12
    6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Cocktail Reception & Solution Showcase

    [Thursday October 12][Cocktail Reception & Solution Showcase]
  • 7:00am
    Friday October 13
    7:00am - 7:50am
    Registration & Continental Breakfast

    [Friday October 13][Registration & Continental Breakfast]
  • 8:00am
    Friday October 13
    8:00am - 8:05am
    Welcome Remarks

    Welcome Remarks
    [Friday October 13][Welcome Remarks][][Welcome Remarks][Patty Long][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 8:05am
    Friday October 13
    8:05am - 8:25am
    Age of Innovation

    Age of Innovation
    [Friday October 13][Age of Innovation][][Age of Innovation][Dr. Jeannette Garcia]
  • 8:25am
    Friday October 13
    8:25am - 9:10am
    Consumer product/Brand owner

    Consumer product/Brand owner
    [Friday October 13][Consumer product/Brand owner][][Consumer product/Brand owner]
  • 9:10am
    Friday October 13
    9:10am - 9:20am
    Q&A

    Q&A
    [Friday October 13][Q&A][][Q&A][Patty Long]
  • 9:20am
    Friday October 13
    9:20am - 9:50am
    Morning Break

    [Friday October 13][Morning Break]
  • 10:10am
    Friday October 13
    10:10am - 11:40am
    Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets – Automotive & Transportation and Packaging & Medical Devices

    Polymer-based Optical Metamaterial for Large-scale Day-time Radiative Cooling

    Micro/nano-structured materials offer significantly new opportunities for high efficiency devices and systems for energy harvesting, conversion and storage. We demonstrated the scalable manufactured microstructured optical metamaterial with extreme light-material interaction provides a 24/7 continuous cooling power of 110 W/m2 without consuming electricity or water (Zhai, et al., Science 355, 1062).

    Medical – Skin
    Packaging
    Automotive – Reinventing the Wheel
    Game Changing Panel Q&A
    [Friday October 13][Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets – Automotive & Transportation and Packaging & Medical Devices][][Polymer-based Optical Metamaterial for Large-scale Day-time Radiative Cooling][Xiaobo Yin][][Medical – Skin][][Packaging][][Automotive – Reinventing the Wheel][Anthony Palmer][][Game Changing Panel Q&A][Patty Long]
  • 11:40am
    Friday October 13
    11:40am - 11:45am
    PET

    PET
    [Friday October 13][PET][][PET][Tison Keel]
  • 11:45am
    Friday October 13
    11:45am - 12:10pm
    Engineering Plastic & Engineering Resins

    Engineering Plastic & Engineering Resins
    [Friday October 13][Engineering Plastic & Engineering Resins][][Engineering Plastic & Engineering Resins][Paul Blanchard]
  • 12:10pm
    Friday October 13
    12:10pm - 12:30pm
    Polystyrene Market Overview

    Polystyrene Market Overview
    [Friday October 13][Polystyrene Market Overview][][Polystyrene Market Overview][Priya Ravindranath]
  • 12:30pm
    Friday October 13
    12:30pm - 12:40pm
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Friday October 13][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 12:40pm
    Friday October 13
    12:40pm - 1:25pm
    Keynote: Business in the Future – Game Changer

    Driverless Auto – Tesla
    Q&A
    [Friday October 13][Keynote: Business in the Future – Game Changer][][Driverless Auto – Tesla][][Q&A][Patty Long]
  • 1:25pm
    Friday October 13
    1:25pm - 1:30pm
    Closing Remarks

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    Closing Remarks
    [Friday October 13][Closing Remarks][0][Closing Remarks]
  • 1:30pm
    Friday October 13
    1:30pm - 2:15pm
    Lunch

    [Friday October 13][Lunch]