• 2019 International Petrochemical Conference

    2019 International Petrochemical Conference

    Sunday, March 24 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Grand Hyatt San Antonio
    600 E. Market Street
    San Antonio, TX 78205


    Please note, items in black are part of the IPC program while items in red are part of the BOW agenda. All registered attendees are invited to attend all sessions, unless otherwise noted below.

    Schedule of Sessions and Special Events

    Saturday March 23, 2019

    02:00 pm - 07:00 pm Registration

    Sunday March 24, 2019

    09:00 am - 07:00 pm Registration

    05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Welcome Reception

    Monday March 25, 2019

    07:30 am - 08:00 am Breakfast

    07:30 am - 05:00 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 10:00 am General Session -

    2019 Petrochemical Heritage Award Presentation
    James & Albert Chao, Westlake

    Changing Geo-Politics and the Impacts on Global Petrochemical Trade
    Robert D. Kaplan, Author, Foreign Correspondent, Geopolitical Expert

    10:15 am - 11:15 am Senior Executive Roundtable - By Invitation
    Dick Cheney, Former U.S. Vice President

    11:30 am - 01:00 pm Leadership Luncheon - By Invitation
    Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel, CEO, LyondellBasell

    02:00 pm - 05:00 pm BOW - Base Oils and Waxes Session

    Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Wax: Alternative to Microcrystalline Wax for Rubber Products
    Yoji Nakamura, Nippon Seiro Co., Ltd.

    A Global Scenario for Base Oils: Expected Developments in Supply & Demand
    James Ray, ICIS

    02:00 pm - 06:00 pm General Session -

    2:00pm - 2:45pm
    Life Cycle Management & Sustainability
    Sheryl Corrigan, Koch Industries
    Rachel Meidl, Rice University
    Danielle Joseph, Closed Loop Partners
    Jim Becker, Moderator, CP Chem

    2:45pm - 3:30pm
    Engaging the Next Generation
    Molly Sands, Humu
    Chuck Alvarez, Cameron Brooks
    Julia Christenson, Edelman
    Jaime Zarraby, Moderator, AFPM

    3:45pm - 5:00pm
    Get the Best Out of Your Workforce with Inclusion
    A panel discussion hosted by: BASF Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries, and The DOW Chemical Company.
    Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel, CEO, LyondellBasell
    Wayne Smith, CEO, BASF Corporation
    Jane Palmeieri, DOW
    Dr. Steve Robbins, Moderator, S.L. Robbins and Associates

    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Reception -
    Sponsored by BASF Corporation, LyondellBasell Industries, and The DOW Chemical Company.

    Tuesday March 26, 2019

    08:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration

    09:30 am - 11:00 am Petrochemical Forum -

    9:30am - 10:15am
    Politics, Technology, Cost: What are the Future Drivers of Competitive Advantage?
    Steve Zinger, Wood Mackenzie
    Steve Weber, Argus Media
    Duane Dickson, Deloitte

    10:15am - 11:00am
    Petrochemicals Role in Changing Mobility Landscape
    Roman Kramarchuk, S & P Global Platts
    Kurt Barrow, IHS Markit
    Mike Hickner, Penn State University
    Dr. Bob Kumpf, Moderator, Deloitte

    11:30 am - 02:00 pm International Petrochemical Luncheon -

    North American Geo-Politics and the Energy Industry: Former Leaders Reflect
    Dick Cheney, Former U.S. Vice President
    Stephen Harper, Former Canadian Prime Minister
    Felipe Calderon, Former Mexican President
    Chet Thompson, Moderator, AFPM

    Price: $100.00

    Luncheon open to registered attendees only. Badge & ticket required to gain admittance. Reserved Seating is available with purchase of table of 10 only. Tickets must be purchased by March 15. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.