5th LPG Trade Abu Dhabi


5th LPGtrade Summit | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Day 1 – 25 October 2010, Monday

08:00  Registration and Coffee

09:00  Chairman’s Welcome and Remarks
Speaker: Win Thein Maung, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Commodities Asia

09:15  Aspiring Production & Export Growth of Abu Dhabi’s LPG
Speaker: Abdulla Sultan Al Nuaimi, Gas Sales Manager, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)

09:45  Outlook & Market Dynamics of Global LPG Waterborne Trade
• Long delayed LPG supply projects are finally coming on stream
• As LPG export volumes continues to rise, especially from the AG, where & which outlets will absorb the volumes?
• How will future LPG trade affect the VLGC market, which was so depressed in 2009?
Speaker: Michael Panas, Consultant, Poten & Partners (UK) Ltd

10:25  Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

11:05  Macro Economics Outlook, with Focus on the Middle East Growth Potential
Speaker: Shady Shaher, Economist, Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

11:40  Prospects of LPG as Petrochemicals Feedstock
• Global Petrochemical Market Outlook
• Middle East Developments
• LPG Competitiveness versus Alternative Feedstocks
Speaker: Richard Sleep, Senior Vice-President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Nexant ChemSystems

12:15  We are on the Right Track – A View on the Developments and Prospects of the VLGC Shipping Market
Speaker: Ulrik Uhrenfeldt Andersen, Head of VLGC, A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S

12:45  Discussion followed by Networking Lunch at Flavours Restaurant
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14:00  Current Status & Prospects of Korean LPG Market
• Demand and Imports Outlook
• Prospects of LPG in Korea, especially for Petrochemicals purpose
Speaker: Chung Young-Hoon, Vice President, Corporate Planning, SK Gas Co Ltd

14:30  China’s LPG Market – Demand, Imports and Impact from Rise of Domestic LPG Production from the Chinese Refining
• Demand Pattern versus Import Market Outlook
• Fluctuation of LPG Import Under the Impact of Abundant Domestic Production
Speaker: Jacky Cai, LPG Procurement Director, Jovo Energy Co. Ltd.

15:00  India’s LPG Imports Scene & Competitiveness – Rise of Supply from Domestic Refineries & Corresponding Impact on Imports
Speaker: S. S. Lamba, Deputy General Manager (LPG – Operations), Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOC)

15:30  Growth Outlook for Brazil’s LPG market and Opportunities for Imports
Speaker: Marco Antonio Costa Tritto, LPG Trading Manager, Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.)

16:00  Discussion followed by Networking Tea

16:40  Panel discussion: Economics & Risk Management of LPG Shipping
• LPG ship values – what drives development and where is it heading
• VLGC industry economics vs. MGC/LGC and small pressurized ships
• Investing in LPG shipping – risks and rewards?
• Forecasting LPG shipping markets – what can it tell us?
Michael Panas, Consultant, Poten & Partners (UK) Ltd
Reidar Sundvor, Partner, Viamar AS
Alexander Hadjipateras, Vice President, Eagle Ocean Transport Inc.
Ulrik Uhrenfeldt Andersen, Head of VLGC, A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S

17:40  Discussion followed by End of Day One

20:00 – 22:00
Gala Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel
(Assemble at Hotel Lobby for Transport at 19:00)
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Day 2 – 26 October 2010, Tuesday

09:00  Chairman’s Remarks
Speaker: Macgill James, Manager, Waterborne LPG Trading, ConocoPhillips

09:05 Evolving East of Suez LPG markets
• The impact of growing AG supplies on global trading patterns
• Performance of the mixed cargo market
• Evolution of benchmark methodologies
• Comparisons between CP (term market) and FEI (spot market)
Speaker: Jason Feer, Sr. Vice President/General Manager – Asia Pacific, Argus Media

09:30  Managing Risk Exposures & Building Successful Businesses in LPG
• Understanding the needs to manage the risk exposures
• Usage of financial swaps to hedge or minimise risks in the businesses, usage of forward prices
• Looking into the future
Speaker: Win Thein Maung, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc.

10:00  Discussion followed by Networking Coffee

10:30  Growth of LPG Imports & Usage from Asia: Thailand
Speaker: Pipat Suvanajata, Director, International Trading, PTT Public Company Ltd

11:00  Growth of LPG Imports & Usage from Asia: Vietnam
Speaker: Ms. Pham Thi Kim Phung, Manager of Import and Export Dept, PetroVietnam Gas Trading Company

11:30  LPG’s Competitiveness as Autogas in India’s Transportation Market
Speaker: Suyash Gupta, General Secretary, Indian Auto LPG Coalition

12:00  Final discussion followed by Closing Lunch at Flavours Restaurant

13:30  End of Conference

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