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Maximizing Propylene Yields 2019 (updated January 3, 2019)

January 23 - January 24

Enhancing Best Strategies & Technologies Across The Supply Chain

Already on its 6th edition, ACI’s Maximizing Propylene Yields 2019 Summit (January 23-24, 2019) in Barcelona, Spain, will bring together senior executives and experts from the refining, chemical & petrochemical industries, as well as leading market analysts, consultants, technology providers & innovators to discuss the latest challenges and developments within the propylene industry.

The two day event will give you an in depth insight into the industry’s latest & future technology trends, while also concentrating on key updates and future forecasts on the supply & demand trends of propylene feedstocks, propylene derivatives & propylene itself. By highlighting the sector’s current major challenges and opportunities, the conference will provide a holistic outlook on major market trends and drivers in the future.

This year the biggest focus of the event will be dedicated to the innovations in OPP, FCC & Steam Cracking Technologies and on the great need of strong strategy in Europe, to enhance propylene business profitability in the each section of the supply chain. Other topics like Circular economy, Refining strategy, Chemical advancements & requirements to adjust petrochemical plants will also play an important role on the two days discussion.

Join Maximizing Propylene Yields 2019 to hear in depth dives into the global & European market shifts, key business applications & innovations, technology projects as well as the future objectives on maximising propylene production capacity & value.


Key Topics Include:

  • In depth insight into the propylene supply chain markets
  • A long term outlook into the propylene end markets: Analysing the future of propylene derivatives
  • Evaluating profitability & future developments of on purpose propylene technologies (OPP)
  • Maximising Propylene Yields with FCC (Fluid Catalytic Crackers) & Steam Crackers: a refining perspective
  • In search for additional sourcing of propylene in the future: Adjusting production plants & sites to the existing & new technologies
  • Analysing the future of refining strategy in the light of lower fuel demand & higher supply yields
  • In search for best solutions for European refineries
  • Making the most of small volume products & special applications: a chemical perspective
  • Enhancing business flow in the propylene supply chain: Evaluating new circular economy trends
  • Unlocking new technology innovations & advancements

Who Will Attend?

  • Senior refining representatives
  • Refining R&D
  • Technology developers
  • Feedstocks providers
  • Polymer producers
  • Chemical companies
  • Technology & solution providers
  • Petrochemical experts & consultants
  • Technology licensors
  • EPC contractors
  • Investments bankers
  • Energy markets analyst & advisors Chemical, refining & petrochemical associations

Why you cannot miss this Event?

The two day event will uncover the industry’s latest & future market dynamics and uncertainties. It will also focus on key updates and future forecasts on supply & demand trends of propylene feedstocks and derivatives availabilities, examining how refining strategies can be adjusted to propylene production trends.

The detailed agenda can be had here 

Online registration can be had here

The standard delegate rate is GBP 1595 (ex.Vat) which includes attendance of the two day conference, all speakers’ presentations, lunches and networking opportunities as well as documentation from the event, while the GBP 320 early bird discount is reducing this rate to GBP1275 (ex.VAT).

Join us in Barcelona to network with senior representatives from leading companies and excellent networking opportunities.

Enhancing Best Strategies & Technologies Across The Supply Chain

Hear from Stephen Bowers discussing “An outlook into the impact of Electric Vehicles on the demand of feedstocks & refined products“.
Stephen has over 38 years of experience in the oil and gas, refining and petrochemical business in a number of roles. He originally started his working life for a Schlumberger company as a mud logger, in oil and gas exploration and production before moving on to the selling of refining process chemical aids for Nalco Chemical. He has worked for 3 years Jubail Saudi Arabia in the refining and petrochemical complexes. After returning to the UK he worked in the refining sector, gaining an in depth knowledge of most of the UK refineries until 1990. He them moved to a chemical distributor, based in London as the product manager for hydrocarbons solvents until the company was acquired by Univar and thereafter moved to his current employer, Evonik Performance Materials in 1999.
During his time at Evonik he has worked in Sales and Marketing of C4 products in Europe and North America, in the Global Projects groupand currently as a Feedstock and Petrochemical Technologies Manager for Evonik Performance Materials. This involves all aspects of base chemical feedstocks and technologies for the production of feedstocks, olefins and aromatics and his experience is used across the company.

Rafael Moreno will discuss “In depth analysis of the future fuel demand in Europe: What strategy European refineries should take to stay in business?“.

Rafael Moreno Lahore is a BCG member of the Energy Practice and part of the WESA expert team in Downstream and Petrochemicals. Rafael is a leader in lean manufacturing, strategy, market, crude refining, value chain optimization, as well as operations and continuous improvement.

He has experience in implementation in large IOCs and NOC . Rafael also has operational expertise having held several positions in refineries, including Business Manager of a propylene oriented FCC unit.
Prior to joining BCG, Rafael worked for the Spanish oil major CEPSA for more than 15 years in refineries mainly in Operations as Business Area Manager, Deputy Business Manager and LP Engineer.

Rafael holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Sevilla Industrial School of Engineers, Master of Science in Petroleum, Engineering & Gas from the French Institute of Petroleum and has also graduated from the Management Development Programme with honors at IE Business School.

Hear from Araceli Fernandez Pales, Senior Energy Technology Analyst, International Energy Agency discussing:
  • Understanding a recycling initiative across the whole supply chain
  • Evaluating reality of polymers’ recycling
  • What are the options for better polymer reuse, especially in the automotive sector (end of life of light vehicles)?
Araceli Fernandez leads the industry technology analysis at the IEA on long-term scenarios with more than ten years’ experience in the Oil & Gas field. Araceli holds a MEng in Chemical Engineering and a MSc in Process Engineering. Before joining the IEA, she worked on process optimization and emissions monitoring at refinery sites for BP, as well as designing thermal equipment and steam reforming units for green-field refinery and petrochemical projects as EPC contractor. She focused more lately on defining energy efficiency upgrade and plant performance improvement strategies for refinery operators.
Confirmed Speakers Include
Rosa Jiménez Lázaro, Development & Innovation Manager, CEPSA
Francisco Javier Ruiz de Miguel,
Corporate Strategy Manager, CEPSA
Shuja H. Zaidi, 
President & CEO, CHEM – ENERGY
Stewart Hardy, 
Senior Consultant, Nexant
Stephen Bowers, 
Feedstock & Petrochemical Technologies, EVONIK
Damien Valderaire, 
Science Executive, Refining,  CONCAWE
Yang Zhigang, 
Regional Representative,   SINOPEC
Pascal Castro, 
Competence Manager,  Borealis Group
Patrick Kirby, 
Principal Analyst EMEARC Olefins, WoodMackenzie
Gabor Kis, Technology Development Lead Expert, MOL Group
Grzegorz Jozwiak, 
Refining and Petrochemical Process Optimisation Manager, PKN Orlen
Rafael Moreno, P roject Leader, Oil & Gas Downstream Expert,   The Boston Consulting Group

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Meet Senior Executives & Experts from the Industry from:
Fluor B.V. * Repsol * Wood Mackenzie * Rabigh Refining  & Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh) * Tasnee * NIS A.d. Novi Sad * Braskem Netherlands B.V. * PETKİM PETROKİMYA HOLDİNG A.Ş. * Total Refining & Petrochemicals (TRTF) * Grace GmbH & Co. KG Sucursal En Espana * Ascend Performance Materials * Japan Petroleum Energy Center (JPEC) * General Atomics * Messer Group GmbH * BP Europa SE * Albemarle Catalysts Company B.V. * Repsol Petróleo SA * PKN Orlen * I H S MARKIT * CEPSA * UniSieve * International Energy Agency * Global Bioenergies * Nexant * CHEM – ENERGY * SINOPEC * MOL Group * CONCAWE * Borealis Group * EVONIK * The Boston Consulting Group BCG and many more…
Hear the Latest Industry Updates
  • In Depth Insight Into The Propylene Supply Chain Markets
  • A Long Term Outlook Into The Propylene End Markets: Analysing The Future Of Propylene Derivatives
  • Evaluating Profitability & Future Developments Of On Purpose Propylene Technologies (OPP)
  • Maximising Propylene Yields with FCC (Fluid Catalytic Crackers) & Steam Crackers: A Refining Perspective
  • In Search For Additional Sourcing Of Propylene In The Future: Adjusting Production Plants & Sites To The Existing & New Technologies
  • Analysing The Future Of Refining Strategy In The Light Of Lower Fuel Demand & Higher Supply Yields
  • In Search For Best Solutions For European Refineries
  • Making The Most Of Small Volume Products & Special Applications: A Chemical Perspective
  • Enhancing Business Flow In The Propylene Supply Chain: Evaluating New Circular Economy Trends
  • Unlocking New Technology Innovations & Advancements


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