8:00
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
9:00
GLOBAL OVERVIEW AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGIONAL GAS MARKET
The pandemic year 2020 altered gas chemical companies' plans around the world, and the environmental agenda raised the issue of the feasibility of extracting certain types of hydrocarbons. According to experts, by 2025, methanol's global consumption, primarily due to China, will increase to 122 million tons. What other challenges and trends will the industry face in the coming years?
  • Global market developments and their impact on Russia and the CIS
  • Overview and prospects of the regional gas market
  • Methanol: current situation and prospects
  • LNG Market Review: Industry Trends
  • Gas Chemistry Outlook: US Market Impact
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
NEW AND EXISTING PROJECTS IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS: ARE THERE ANY PROSPECTS?
Russian companies continue to implement projects in gas chemistry, despite the pandemic and other aspects that have affected the industry. Businesses are actively looking for licensors, technologies, and EPC contractors.
  • Overview of promising gas monetization projects
  • Forecasts for the implementation of investment plans in the largest companies
  • Medium low-tonnage chemistry: how we look for projects, the experience of Metadynea
  • All bets on methanol - implementation of methanol projects
12:30
LUNCH BREAK
13:30
AMMONIA, UREA, AND FERTILIZERS: TRENDS AND PROSPECTS
Next year markets will be more balanced, although much will depend on weather conditions and the state of the global economy post-COVID-19. Over the past ten years, chemical production in Russia has increased its volume by 1.7 times. Large unit capacities for the production of mineral fertilizers, ammonia, methanol were introduced. What awaits the fertilizer market, and what are the prospects for the next 10 years? How to improve the possibilities for increasing the export of mineral fertilizers to the world market?
  • Mineral fertilizers: trends and market forecasts
  • Diversification of supply: a new item on the agenda of importers
  • Green ammonia: opportunities and technologies
  • Case: Experience in implementing "Industry 4.0" in the field of mineral fertilizers
15:00
COFFEE BREAK AND TOUR OF THE CONFERENCE EXHIBITION AREA
15:30
SESSION DEBATE: DEVELOPMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROJECTS
Russia and the CIS are among the world's leading owners of gas reserves and its producers and exporters. The well-being of the economy is largely ensured by the export of resources and finished products, but the gas chemical industry's logistics and infrastructure are still underdeveloped.
How can you consolidate your position in the global market?
How can you minimize logistic-based operational costs?
How can we boost cooperation and streamline the processes from logistics to transportation across the supply chain, from raw materials processing to transportation of finished products?
The session will cover the latest news in the field of infrastructure development and provide an opportunity to have a discussion with invited experts.
  • Clustering: how to combine the interests of the state and business for the development of integrated sites
  • Prospects for the development of port and transport infrastructure
  • The possibility of a "green future" using existing infrastructure without additional investment?
  • Liberalization of Russian Railway tariffs: assistance for methanol producers
17:30
COCKTAIL RECEPTION
8:30
MORNING COFFEE
9:00
NEW GREEN STRATEGY
As the global trend shifts towards decarbonisation and rejects oil and gas as preferred gas and energy carriers, hydrogen is set to become the “green” fuel of the future. Key industrialized countries have already claimed dominance in this promising market and have entered the competition. What place will Russia and the CIS countries take on this hydrogen map?
  • New green strategy: conditions and requirements for companies applying for work in the European market
  • Prospects for the hydrogen economy in Russia and the CIS: State support and the concept of hydrogen energy development
  • Development of industrial enterprises: how to find a balance between industrial development and environmental preservation
  • Hydrogen technologies and other solutions for the industry and transformation of the world's energy
  • Opportunities for domestic hydrogen initiatives: what problems will hydrogen projects face when entering the European market?
10:15
DISCUSSION: GREEN AGENDA
By 2050, 24% of the world's energy needs will be covered by hydrogen, and its price will drop to the level of today's gas prices. Experts note that with the most favorable development, the hydrogen industry will attract $11 trillion in investments in the next 30 years, and the global sales of hydrogen as an energy carrier will reach $700. Hydrogen was also identified as the main driver of economic growth to overcome the recession caused by COVID-19.
  • Carbon tax imposition in Europe - threat or bailout for the industry?
  • Will hydrogen replace gas? We estimate the cost of the structure for the transition to this new energy
  • The use of hydrogen in gas chemistry: does colour matter?
  • Green transformation: new technologies for ammonia and methanol
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
GAS CHEMISTRY OF THE FUTURE: TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
The session is dedicated to gas monetization, both new developments and traditional technologies adapted to new types of raw materials and modern challenges.
Applying advanced solutions for methanol, methanol-to-olefins, GTL, ammonia, and others. What are the essential criteria to keep in mind when choosing a technology? How to successfully implement programs to increase the resource base and introduce technologies?
  • An overview of technologies in the long term from an economic and environmental point of view
  • Modern and highly efficient technologies that meet the most stringent environmental requirements
Topsoe's projects for large-scale natural gas monetization in the CIS based on SynCOR ™ technology (GTL, methanol ... ammonia prospects?)
MAXIM VALKOVSKY
Director, Chemical Department, Moscow
HALDOR TOPSOE
Gas monetization with syngas technologies thyssenkrupp
TOBIAS BIRWE
Head of Sales, Ammonia & Urea
THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS
13:30
LUNCH BREAK
14:00
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF GAS CHEMISTRY
A separate guide could be issued to address all digital technologies currently in use or under development for the petrochemical industry. The number of such technologies has grown significantly over the past few years. The situation with business automation in the gas chemical industry is much better, but how not to "drown" in digitalization and choose the right solutions for your production?
  • An innovation driver or how to overcome digital barriers to avoid insufficient automation
  • How to improve the efficiency of companies' business processes?
  • Improving competitiveness: how to get the most out of the operation of each specific asset?
  • Accelerating digitalization and smart use of online tools
15:30
BRAINSTORMING DISCUSSION: LESSONS LEARNED AND PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS
This year has brought many adjustments to the gas chemical industry. The pandemic and its consequences, decarbonization, and hydrocarbon tax, economic and political impact. What has this year taught us, and what new priorities have we built for ourselves?

The discussion format encourages the active participation of all conference delegates, who, based on the information and statistics obtained during the two days of the conference, will discuss the lessons learned and priority tasks for the near future.
  • The influence of the world situation on the investment programs of gas chemical companies
  • The era of hydrocarbons ends, how to reorient. What are the strategies of Russian players?
  • Difficulty finding and attracting talent for becoming digital transformation leaders
  • Remote work, for or against?
16:30
TIME FOR BUSINESS NETWORKING AND MEETINGS
DAY 2, 21st APRIL