8:00
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
9:00
GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL MARKET REVIEWS
The turmoil in the oil and petroleum products market has become one of the most striking manifestations of the global economic crisis in 2020. A deep and sharp decline in the consumption of all types of energy resources has led to a decrease in production and, as a result, to a severe drop in prices. However, reverse excise tax on ethane and liquefied petroleum gas will give an additional incentive to modernize petrochemical enterprises, increase their capacities, and attract industry investments.
  • Overview of the international market and what consequences await the Russian industry
  • New petrochemical trends - a test of strength or hope for the future?
  • Key challenges and their impact on investment programs of petrochemical companies
10:30
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
REGIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION: PROSPECTS AND TRAJECTORY OF RECOVERY
The past year has led to decreased production margins and a drop in demand for core petrochemical products. The Russian industry is under pressure. How significantly has COVID-19 affected the petrochemical industry, and how will chemical manufacturers respond to the current challenges? How will shifts in the global economy and politics affect the development of the petrochemical market?
  • The post-COVID19 state of the petrochemical market in Russia and the CIS
  • Domestic markets: market response to surplus
  • Re-evaluating and developing new approaches to restore the industry
  • The decline in oil prices: reasons for the fall and forecasts for the near future
12:30
LUNCH
13:30
FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE: PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS
Practical case studies on the implementation of the largest petrochemical projects in Russia. Peer learning from petrochemical companies, construction companies, and licensors.
  • Joint presentation by Linde Engineering and SIBUR: effective implementation of the ZapSibNeftekhim project
  • Overview of investment and construction projects in Central Asia
  • Project prospects: Baltic Chemical Complex - ethane-containing gas processing complex
  • Industry potential: overview of low-tonnage projects
  • Project support tools - regulation and reverse excise tax
15:30
COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION TOUR
16:00
DISCUSSION: NEW REALITIES AGAINST OLD PROBLEMS
The words of 2020 are "self-isolation", "lockdown" and "pandemic". For the petrochemical industry, words of 2020 have also become "hydrogen", "plastic", "decarbonization", "ecology", and "work from home". It has become more difficult to implement projects. Last year made many amendments; what is the new reality, and what should you pay attention to this year? Let's discuss these and other scenarios for the development of the industry in a new global paradigm and hear key notes about the best practices in project management.
  • How will European carbon regulation affect the course of petrochemical projects?
  • Global hydrogen prospects, what can local players expect?
  • How to prepare for remote work of employees and make processes efficient and accessible?
  • Project financing, how to work in new conditions?
17:30
GALA DINNER
8:30
MORNING COFFEE
9:00
OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS OF A GREEN FUTURE
Despite the world's situation, countries are not abandoning their ambitious goals in the field of climate policy and the development of alternative energy. COVID-19 also forced the world to reconsider its attitude towards plastic, and disposable products became salvation in the fight against the virus's spread. Will this situation prompt companies to think about recycling plastic as well?
  • ESG Agenda (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance): How can Russian companies mitigate the risks posed by the spread of ESG principles and benefit from this new practice?
  • Green financing - how to properly attract financing to projects
  • State support: how to avoid negative consequences for domestic companies and the country's economy as a whole
  • Recycling: prospects and technologies of commercialization
10:15
DECARBONIZATION OF THE ECONOMY - OVERCOMING THE RECESSION
BP says in its report that as the world moves towards lower carbon, the global energy system fundamentally ‎restructures, becoming more diverse and energy consumption shifts away from fossil fuels. Also highlighting the rapid growth in renewables as the world continues to electrify.
To restore the European economy after the pandemic, the European Union has accelerated the economy's decarbonization and the newly elected US President intends to renew US participation in the Paris climate agreement. Perhaps 2050 will not be the year when fossil fuels disappear from our grid, but what position will we take in decarbonization?
  • How oil companies can decarbonize: outlook on world decarbonisation and how to meet climate-change goals
  • Decarbonization and energy security in Russia: the road to more sustainable, efficient, and flexible energy, how to choose the right course?
  • Decarbonization of the industry in Europe: restrictions and pitfalls for Russia and the CIS
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY
Today's critical competitive advantage is not the asset's ownership but access to technologies that will allow them to operate these assets in a cost-effective manner. What technologies and engineering solutions are to choose to increase efficiency and competitiveness? What relevant technologies and scientific developments should be introduced today?
  • Outlook on new technologies and global trends in engineering solutions
  • Economics of pyrolysis: choice of raw materials and capital intensity of production
  • CO2 technologies for CO2 capture, recovery, and storage
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
DEBATE SESSION: NAVIGATING THROUGH DIGITIZATION
Digital transformation requires significant investments. The main positive effect for business promises to be the introduction of cloud computing, artificial intelligence technologies, and new technologies for working with big data and business analytics.

How can we avoid succumbing to the wave of "digitalization for the sake of digitalization" and how to use digital technologies reasonably and economically?

During this session, we will discuss real cases and customer solutions for your problems. You will have the opportunity to speak directly with the experts and determine the best path for your company.
  • Current digitalization trends and the practice of introducing new technologies
  • Smart pyrolysis furnace concept: Optimized efficiency and fully automated control, presentation by Linde
  • Digital technologies to meet growing environmental requirements and monitoring
  • How to involve even those who opposed the introduction of new technologies into digital projects
DAY 2, 23rd APRIL