Preliminary Program

June 22, Wednesday

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and welcome coffee

10.00 – 11.30 SESSION 1: BENZENE AND FEEDSTOCK

Moderator: Svetlana Sinega, Senior Styrene and Benzene Market Analyst, Deputy Editor, Chem-Courier

    •       Refinery and cracker operations in Europe at risk of feedstock shortage
    •       Recent trends in benzene market
    •       Logistical routes before, during and after war

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 13.30 SESSION 2: STYRENE MARKET SWINGS IN 2022

CHINA: PATH FROM NET IMPORTER TO NET EXPORTER?
Iryna Pavlenko, Senior Market Analyst, Chem-Courier

    •       EU styrene market struggles to survive shortages, outages and trade route shifts
    •       China: path from net importer to net exporter?
    •       Outlook for styrene consumption

13.30 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 SESSION 3: POLYMER RECYCLING IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: ECONOMICS OF STYRENE EXTRACTED FROM PLASTICS

POLYMER RECYCLING IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: CURRENT STATE AND FUTURE TRENDS
Tim Stedman, CEO, Agilyx