Agenda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    0
    Morning Break
    [Wednesday 31 October][Morning Break][0][Morning Break]
  • 10:15am
    Wednesday 31 October
    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 31 October][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 31 October
    10:50am - 11:35am
    Keynote Panel: The Industry’s Role in Plastic Preservation – Producer, Processor and Industry Association

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

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

    Statewide Uniformity of Container Regulations
    [Wednesday 31 October][State Pre-Emption][][Statewide Uniformity of Container Regulations][Matt Seaholm]
  • 12:10pm
    Wednesday 31 October
    12:10pm - 1:40pm
    Lunch

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

    Global PE Capacity
    [Wednesday 31 October][Global PE Capacity][][Global PE Capacity][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 2:10pm
    Wednesday 31 October
    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 31 October][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 31 October
    2:40pm - 3:10pm
    PP Capacity and its Impact on Global Markets

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

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

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

    US Policy Update

    Speaker to be announced.

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

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

    0
    Transportation/ Logistics

    Speaker to be announced.

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

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

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

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

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

    Welcome Remarks
    [Thursday 1 November][Welcome Remarks][][Welcome Remarks][Nick Vafiadis][Patty Long]
  • 8:15am
    Thursday 1 November
    8:15am - 8:40am
    Higher Demand for Sustainable Solutions in Packaging Driving Innovation

    Sustainability is becoming a key priority for consumers, customers and value chains. This increased focus on sustainability could be viewed as a threat to the Plastics Industry. Instead, sustainability can be a catalyst for innovation. This session will discuss the overall concept of sustainability as it relates to the Plastics Industry, the challenges that result, as well as the leadership role Plastics can and does play to drive improved product sustainability. Key process, product, and packaging design innovations at The Dow Chemical Company that advance sustainability will be highlighted.

    Higher Demand for Sustainable Solutions in Packaging Driving Innovation
    Sustainability is becoming a key priority for consumers, customers and value chains. This increased focus on sustainability could be viewed as a threat to the Plastics Industry. Instead, sustainability can be a catalyst for innovation. This session will discuss the overall concept of sustainability as it relates to the Plastics Industry, the challenges that result, as well as the leadership role Plastics can and does play to drive improved product sustainability. Key process, product, and packaging design innovations at The Dow Chemical Company that advance sustainability will be highlighted.
    [Thursday 1 November][Higher Demand for Sustainable Solutions in Packaging Driving Innovation][][Higher Demand for Sustainable Solutions in Packaging Driving Innovation][Bob Maughon]
  • 8:40am
    Thursday 1 November
    8:40am - 9:00am
    Turning Plastic Waste into Building Blocks

    Turning Plastic Waste into Building Blocks
    [Thursday 1 November][Turning Plastic Waste into Building Blocks][][Turning Plastic Waste into Building Blocks][Donald Thomson]
  • 9:00am
    Thursday 1 November
    9:00am - 9:10am
    Q&A

    Q&A
    [Thursday 1 November][Q&A][][Q&A][Patty Long]
  • 9:10am
    Thursday 1 November
    9:10am - 9:20am
    Morning Break

    0
    Morning Break
    [Thursday 1 November][Morning Break][0][Morning Break]
  • 9:20am
    Thursday 1 November
    9:20am - 10:15am
    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 1 November][Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets][][Game Changing Panel: The Future of Plastics in Key End Markets]
  • 10:15am
    Thursday 1 November
    10:15am - 10:30am
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Thursday 1 November][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A][Patty Long]
  • 10:30am
    Thursday 1 November
    10:30am - 11:00am
    Break

    Break
    [Thursday 1 November][Break][][Break]
  • 11:00am
    Thursday 1 November
    11:00am - 11:20am
    PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers

    PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers
    [Thursday 1 November][PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers][][PET Markets and Raw Material Drivers][Tison Keel]
  • 11:20am
    Thursday 1 November
    11:20am - 11:45am
    Engineering Plastics

    Engineering Plastics
    [Thursday 1 November][Engineering Plastics][][Engineering Plastics][Brendan Dooley]
  • 11:45am
    Thursday 1 November
    11:45am - 12:05pm
    Polystyrene Global Market Outlook

    Polystyrene Global Market Outlook
    [Thursday 1 November][Polystyrene Global Market Outlook][][Polystyrene Global Market Outlook][Javier Ortiz]
  • 12:05pm
    Thursday 1 November
    12:05pm - 12:15pm
    Group Q&A

    Group Q&A
    [Thursday 1 November][Group Q&A][][Group Q&A][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 12:15pm
    Thursday 1 November
    12:15pm - 12:20pm
    Closing Remarks

    0
    Closing Remarks
    [Thursday 1 November][Closing Remarks][0][Closing Remarks][Nick Vafiadis]
  • 12:20pm
    Thursday 1 November
    12:20pm - 1:20pm
    Lunch

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