AGENDA

DAY 1
DAY 2
08:00
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00
Opening remarks and live vote
09:15
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

09:15 | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Global petrochemicals: Present and future

  • Current and future trends in global petrochemicals
  • Development strategies for petrochemical facilities
  • The role of circular economy trends in petrochemical business

MAXIM UFAEV
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY


09:35 | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Are politics and business hand and glove?

  • Is global political instability gaining ground?
  • China-US trade war: Implications for global industry
  • Anti-Russian sanctions in O&G: Boon or bane?

MARIA AREFIEVA
Partner
A.T. KEARNEY


09:55
KEYNOTE DISCUSSION: WHAT IS BEYOND THE HORIZON?

09:55 | PANEL DISCUSSION

  • What is the next breakthrough in petrochemicals over the coming 15 years?
  • Life ‘beyond’ base polymers: Is it high time go further downstream for the CIS producers?
  • Innovative business models to advance production
  • New incentives to promote growth and competitiveness of the industry across global markets
  • Regional and global trends in petrochemical feedstock balance

MIKHAIL KARISALOV
General Director, Chairman of the Board
SIBUR

RUSTEM GIMALETDINOV
Vice President for Refining, Petrochemicals, Gas Processing
LUKOIL

ANTON RUBTSOV
Director, Oil Refining, Gas Processing and Petrochemicals Department
MINISTRY OF ENERGY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

UWE BOLTERSDORF
Member of the Board of BU Chemical & Process Technologies
THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS

SERGEY DONSKOY
Member of the Board, Advisor to General Director
IRKUTSK OIL COMPANY

11:15
Coffee break
Coffee break image
12:00
GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

CHAIRPERSON : MARINA KOSTINA
Analyst
ARIGUS

12:00 | PRESENTATION

PE & PP: Demand Shifts & Growing Integration of Recycled Material

PETER CALLAIS
Vice President
TOWNSEND SOLUTIONS


12:20 | PRESENTATION

Advantaged feedstocks – developments in the US and Middle East

ALAN GELDER
Vice President Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets
WOOD MACKENZIE


12:40 | CASE STUDY

Large-Scale Polyolefins Development in the Middle East – Industrialising Africa

PETER SKELLEY
Chief Projects Officer
CARBON HOLDINGS

DAMIR ZAGIDULLIN
Vice President – Corporate Finance
CARBON HOLDINGS

13:00 | PRESENTATION

Promoting the adoption of ethane crackers: what can Russia learn from other countries?

DENIS BORISOV
Energy Center Leader – CEE & Central Asia
EY


13:45
Lunch
14:45
ZERO TO ONE: HOW TO MAKE BIG INVESTMENT DECISIONS IN A HIGH-RISK SECTOR

CHAIRPERSON : ANDREY KOSTIN
General Director
RUPEC

14:45 | PRESENTATION

Best practices in optimising and shortening the cycle of due diligence in petrochemical capital projects

CARLOS MONDOLFI
Project Director Refining and Petrochemical Joint Projects Development
ROSNEFT


15:05 | PRESENTATION

How to prioritise when working with uncertainties and risks in the early phase of a capital project

ANDREY KOSTIN
General Director
RUPEC


15:25 | PRESENTATION

The art of project leadership

MAXIM VARSHAVSKY
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY


15:45 | DISCUSSION

  • Ways for a project owner to enhance project management flexibility under high risk and uncertainty
  • CIS-specific due diligence. What do foreign partners should be aware of?
  • Key challenges facing project decision-making before the final investment decision
  • Ways to adapt to unpredictable government regulations and tax policies

CARLOS MONDOLFI
Project Director Refining and Petrochemical Joint Projects Development
ROSNEFT

ANDREY KOSTIN
General Director
RUPEC

MAXIM VARSHAVSKY
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY

ALEKSEY ANTONOV
Head of Project Execution & Construction Dept
LUKOIL

PETER SKELLEY
Chief Projects Officer
CARBON HOLDINGS

16:30
Coffee break
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17:00
FINANCING GROWING INVESTMENT DEMAND

CHAIRPERSON: TIMUR KHARETDINOV
Managing Director – Project and Structured Finance
GAZPROMBANK

17:00 | SPECIAL PRESENTATION

First-ever practical experience in syndicated loan fundraising: A case of a large-scale petrochemical project in Russia

ALEXANDER SILKIN
Director for Energy and Downstream Sector
GAZPROMNEFT

TATYANA TARASOVA
Vice President, Projects Development
VNESHNECONOMBANK (VEB)

17:30 | PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Several large-scale projects are entering the market at the same time – is it possible to attract funding for all projects?
  • Effective instruments of attracting big, cheap, and long money for chemical investment projects in the CIS market
  • Project financing techniques for elevated risks of ‘messing up’ and increasingly expensive loans
  • Investment cooperation opportunities with Europe and Asia

YURIY RUBIN
Director for Investment and Project Finance
IRKUTSK OIL COMPANY

OLGA DAVYDAVA
Partner
HERBER SMITH FREEHILLS

ULRICH SCHULTE LEUNZUM
Head of Department Project Finance and Untied Loans
EULER HERMES

JUNHYUN KIM
Senior Loan Officer – Plant Finance Department
THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OF KOREA

DMITRIY TKACHENKO
Managing Director
KAZAKH INVEST

TIMUR KHAIRETDINOV
Managing Director – Project and Structured Finance
GAZPROMBANK

TATYANA TARASOVA
Vice President, Projects Development
VNESHECONOMBANK (VEB)

EVGENIYA PILIPENKO
Director of Infrastructure Projects & Deals
SIBUR

18:45
Evening gala reception
08:30
Welcome coffee
09:00
PETROCHEMICAL KNOW-HOW: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FOR HIGH VALUE-ADDED CHEMICALS PRODUCTION

CHAIRPERSON: DANILA LOGOFET
Global Energy Practice Partner
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

9:00 | PRESENTATION

Development of R&D division by a large petrochemical holding

DMITRY STEPKIN
R&D Director
SIBUR

09:20 | PRESENTATION

Downstream joint ventures: the dating guide

DANILA LOGOFET
Global Energy Practice Partner
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS


09:40 | DISCUSSION

  • What is the potential for partnerships in the CIS region in terms of resource/feedstock supply, technology and product application know-how, and growth-market access?
  • Foreign chemical business’ take on setting up JVs in Russia and CIS. What are the current barriers?
  • Cooperation prospects with global technology suppliers. Ways to choose the optimal legal and financial framework for a JV
  • How can local business build effective R&D and commercialisation?

DANIL EFREMOV
Director – Business Development, Petrochemical Plants
LINDE ENGINEERING

DMITRIY BULAVIN
Managing Director
AGENCY FOR TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT

DANILA LOGOFET
Global Energy Practice Partner
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

MARAT FATYKHOV
Chief Technologist – New Petrochemical Complex Project Office
TATNEFT

DMITRY STEPKIN
R&D Director
SIBUR

WALTER TESCH
Head of Business Area Refining
ILF CONSULTING ENGINEERS

10:30
Coffee break
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11:00
WHAT IT TAKES TO ACHIEVE WORLD-CLASS PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION

CHAIRPERSON: INNA NAZAROVA
Digital Transformation Oil & Gas Leader
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC

11:00 | PRESENTATION

STAR – state-of-the-art dehydrogenation process

MARTIN COSFELD
Senior Sales Manager
THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS


11:20 | PRESENTATION

SOCAR Polymer: approach to logistics, sales and technical service

KIRILL MAKSIMOV
Business Development Manager
SOCAR RUS


11:40 | PRESENTATION

Digital, a new source of value for petrochemicals?

AHMED WAFI
EMEA Petrochemical Business Development
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC


12:00 |Q & A  SESSION

A large-scale project of digitizing production and business processes. 

VALERY CHEREPANOV
Head of Industry 4.0
SIBUR


12:30
Lunch
13:15
KEYNOTE: LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM SPACE

CHAIRPERSON: WALTER TESCH
Head of Business Area Refining
Chemicals and Petrochemicals
ILF CONSULTING ENGINEERS

Bound by gravity and biology, we cannot easily step outside it, above it, or away from it. For most of us, Earth is inescapably larger than life. Even now, after nearly six decades of human spaceflight, just over 560 people have had this rarefied experience. Oleg Kotov, 100th Russian Cosmonaut 1996-2016, will speak about his experience as a veteran of three space flights, including as the Commander aboard the International Space Station.

  • What can business leaders learn about teamwork and leadership from space travelers?
  • Unique challenges of effective teamwork and motivation in extreme isolation and confinement
  • How to manage an international team that you did not select?

OLEG KOTOV
100th Russian Cosmonaut 1996-2016

Keynote Session Host – ILF Consulting Engineering 

14:00
REFINERY – PETROCHEMICAL INTEGRATION. CAN IT WORK IN THE CIS?

CHAIRPERSON: ANTON TVELENEV
Global Director – Polymers Sub-Sector Lead
WORLEYPARSONS

Deciding whether and where integration is commercially attractive or even viable for petrochemical and refinery operations requires careful consideration. In the current market conditions, such integration makes sense for many refineries and can potentially be a reasonable source of feedstock for petchem production. Yet, the current landscape in the CIS region keeps triggering more questions than answers.

14:00 | SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Synergy between refining and petrochemical production. What works, what doesn’t, and why?

  • Cases of successful integration
  • Process efficiency evaluation
  • Product and feedstock diversification opportunities

ANTON TVELENEV
Global Director – Polymers Sub-Sector Lead
WORLEYPARSONS


14:20 | SPECIAL PRESENTATION

The future of CIS downstream – Refinery and petrochemical integration for increased profitability

VYACHESLAV AGAFEEV
General Director
UOP


14:40 | PRESENTATION

Maximising refinery profitability via adding petrochemicals


ALEJANDRO CARRILLO
Director Business Development
Petrochemicals
McDERMOTT


15:00 | DISCUSSION

  • Are there commercially viable scenarios of integrating petrochemical production into brownfield refineries in Russia and the CIS?
  • What is the cost performance of various means of integrating refining crude hydrocarbon flows into petrochemical production?
  • What are the new designs of production and integration (steam-cracker, light olefins, C5 – C12, heavy aromatic hydrocarbons, etc.)?
  • What are the innovative models for product basket optimization?

OLEG VEDERNIKOV
Head of Refining and Petrochemicals Development Department
GAZPROM NEFT

ANTON TVELENEV
Global Director – Polymers Sub-Sector Lead
WORLEYPARSONS

VYACHESLAV AGAFEEV
General Director
UOP

ALEJANDRO CARRILLO
Director Business Development
Petrochemicals
McDERMOTT

IGOR NASIROV
Business Development Director
THYSSENKRUPP

ANDREY BOGDANOV
General Director
LUKOIL NIZHEGORODNEFTEORGSINTEZ

15:45
Coffee break
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16:15
PETROCHEMICALS IN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY PARADIGM

CHAIRPERSON: MARAT AMINEV
Head of Polyethylene
Amur Gas Chemical Complex
SIBUR

16:15 | PRESENTATION

Developments in Polyolefin Technology – Addressing the market needs

  • Polyolefins market and market outlook
  • PP/PE product developments and related technology
  • Most recent catalyst highlights

MAURIZIO BACCI
Associate Director, Licensing Sales EMEAI
LYONDELLBASELL


16:35 | PRESENTATION

Sustainable Advantages of UNIPOL™ PE Technology for HDPE Products

YURY GOLUBEV
Commercial Manager, Russia, CIS & CEE
UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES


16:55 | PRESENTATION

Unique solutions for engineered integration of steam cracker and polyethylene units for new build and retrofit projects

DANIL EFREMOV
Director – Business Development, Petrochemical Plants
LINDE ENGINEERING


17:15 | PRESENTATION

Leading C5 Fractions Separation Technology

XU YOUMING
Ph.D Regional Representative Technology and Marketing
SINOPEC

17:45
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Cocktail Reception

Get ready for a great party with your colleagues at 18:00

Special session

Leadership lessons from space – 12 Apr, 13:15