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.