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8:00
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE
9:00
OPENING REMARKS AND LIVE VOTE
9:15
GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
The turmoil in the oil market has become one of the most striking manifestations of the global economic crisis in 2020. A sharp decline in the consumption of all types of energy resources has led to a decrease in production. However, reverse excise tax on ethane and liquefied petroleum gas in Russia will give an additional incentive to modernize petrochemical enterprises, increase their capacities, and attract industry investments.
  • PRESENTATION
The impact of COVID-19 on the global petrochemical industry. How petrochemical players need to update their strategic agendas to reflect lessons learned from 2020?
MAXIM UFAYEV
Partner
MCKINSEY & COMPANY
  • PRESENTATION
Overview of the key global petrochemical market trends
KSENIA KARETINA
Head of Analytical Center
SIBUR
  • PRESENTATION
Global trends in petrochemical feedstock balance: when petrochemicals demand is likely to rebound to pre-COVID levels? What is going to happen with the global market after large-scale ethylene production significantly grows in the USA and Asia?
Valentin Kotlomin
Manager – Petrochemicals, Consulting, CIS
Argus Media
10:45
COFFEE BREAK
11:15
REGIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION: ROAD TO RECOVERY
How significantly has COVID-19 affected the petrochemical industry in the CIS region, and how will chemical manufacturers respond to the current challenges? How will shifts in the global economy and decarbonisation trends affect the development of the petrochemical market in Russia and the CIS?
  • KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
The post-COVID-19 state of the petrochemical market in Russia and the CIS
DMITRY AKISHIN
Head of Gas and Chemistry
VYGON CONSULTING
  • KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:
Governmental support - financial incentives to boost petrochemical production and reverse excise for LPG and ethane
ANTON RUBTSOV
Director, Oil Refining, Gas Processing and Petrochemicals Department
MINISTRY OF ENERGY
  • DISCUSSION:
  • What would be the leading trends in the petrochemical industry 5 years forward?
  • Building back better: a sustainable, resilient recovery of the petrochemical sector after COVID-19
  • How can Russian oil & gas companies to capitalise on feedstock abundance and provide the economy with a greater downstream hedge against volatile oil prices
  • Investing in innovations to drive up business profitability and cut costs to maximise competitiveness
  • DISCUSSION PARTICIPANTS:
SERGEY DONSKOY
Member of the Board, Advisor to General Director
IRKUTSK OIL COMPANY
Mikhail Sutyaginsky
Chairman of the Board of Directors
GC Titan
ANTON RUBTSOV
Director, Oil Refining, Gas Processing and Petrochemicals Department
MINISTRY OF ENERGY
DMITRY AKISHIN
Head of Gas and Chemistry
VYGON CONSULTING
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
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.

Moderator: Victor Burykin, Vice-President, Consulting, CIS, Argus Media
  • PRESENTATION
Joint presentation by Linde Engineering and SIBUR: effective implementation of the ZapSibNeftekhim project
Alexey Sboev
Head of Marketing, Basic Polymers Division
SIBUR
  • PRESENTATION
Project prospects: Baltic Chemical Complex - ethane-containing gas processing complex
Dmitry Kolobov
Managing Director
RusGazDobycha
  • PRESENTATION
Updates on polypropylene plant at Nizhny Novgorod Refinery
SERGEY KOLYADA
Chief Manager, Business Development Analysis
LUKOIL
  • Overview of investment and construction projects in Central Asia
15:30
COFFEE BREAK AND EXHIBITION TOUR
16:00
“NEW NORMAL”: ADDRESSING THE NEW REALITY OF PROJECT DELIVERY
Last year made many amendments. Projects have been delayed or cancelled. Supply chains were under threat. What is the new normal for petrochemical capital projects in the more flexible post-COVID business environment? Let's discuss the best practices in project management in the “new reality” and how to protect your project against external threats of labor shortage, supply disruption, or capital shock.
  • PRESENTATION BY GAZPROMBANK
Bank support of contracts as an effective tool in the realization of investment projects
Oleg Melnikov
Vice President
Gazprombank
  • PRESENTATION BY GAZPROMBANK
Analysing major challenges of implementing petrochemical projects in the new post-COVID reality
OXANA KOERNER
Advisor
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
17:15
DISCUSSION WITH EPC CONTRACTORS AND ENGINEERING COMPANIES
  • What are the key “lessons learnt” of 2020 for the project teams and EPC contractors in the CIS region?
  • How to identify the right digital solutions for immediate and long-term project delivery needs?
MIKHAIL KUZNETSOV
Head of technological partnerships and import substitution of equipment and technologies
GAZPROM NEFT
MARAT USMANOV
General Director
LUKOIL-NIZHEGORODNI-INEFTEPROEKT
Mikhail Kozlov
General Director
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
18:00
GALA DINNER
8:30
MORNING COFFEE
9:00
DECARBONISATION AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Despite the world's situation, oil & gas majors are not abandoning their ambitious net zero carbon goals and the development of alternative energy. The European Union has accelerated the economy's decarbonization and the newly elected US President renewed US participation in the Paris climate agreement. How will sustainable development dynamics affect the CIS petrochemical industry?
  • PRESENTATION
Industry risks and opportunities of international initiatives in the field of decarbonization. How will European carbon regulation affect the course of petrochemical projects?
Vladimir Lukin
Director
KPMG
  • PRESENTATION
Decarbonization as an opportunity - A holistic view on challenges and options for low carbon processing in refining and petrochemical industries
Thomas Streich
Global Head of Green Technologies & Decarbonization Portfolio
Thyssenkrupp
  • PRESENTATION
Case study from Russia. Achieving circular economy goals at Sibur: new plastic recycling projects and collaborations
Maxim Remchukov
Sustainable Development Director
SIBUR
10:15
DISCUSSION: PLASTIC WASTE RECYCLING IN RUSSIA: TO BE OR NOT TO BE
  • Social responsibility vs economic feasibility. Can plastic recycling projects be profitable in Russia?
  • Why is it important to invest in ESG now?
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES
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?
  • PRESENTATION
Overview of crude oil to chemicals technologies and projects
ANDREY KOSTIN
General Director
Industry Research Center
  • PRESENTATION
Technologies for increasing the production of petrochemical products at oil refineries in accordance with market conditions
Igor Rogov
Sales Director
Sulzer GTC Technology
  • PRESENTATION
Design to production: achieve project results and capture value with UNIPOL™ PE Technology
YURY GOLUBEV
Commercial Manager, Russia, CIS & CEE
UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES
  • PRESENTATION
Refinery of the future – petrochemical integration & optimization
Erik Guckel
Program Director, Refinery of the Future
Honeywell UOP
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
SEIZING THE BENEFITS OF DIGITALISATION
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?

Moderator: Andrey Kostin, General Director, INDUSTRY RESEARCH CENTER
  • Digital technology trends: looking beyond the short term fix
  • PRESENTATION
Analyzing big data across the entire production chain to improve the quality of products by customer companies
  • PRESENTATION
Digital transformation in Gazproment and development of own digital solutions
Nina Sukhova
Head of Digitalisation programms
Gazprom neft
  • PRESENTATION
Economic benefits of innovative automation in petrochemicals
SERGEY MISHIN
Strategic Sales Department Director Russia & CIS
EMERSON
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
POTENTIAL FOR PRODUCTION OF LOW / MEDIUM TONNAGE CHEMICALS IN RUSSIA
In Europe, about 30-40% of all chemical products are speciality chemicals, whereas in Russia only 15%. In December 2020, the Government’s recommendations at the meeting on the development of the petrochemical industry indicated that the production of small and medium tonnage chemical products should increase by 2030. What should be done to achieve this target?
  • Mechanisms of state regulation and support for small-scale chemicals production in Russia
  • Industry audit: how to create a sustainable domestic demand for Russian small-tonnage chemical products
  • Priority projects of small-tonnage and medium-tonnage chemicals. Which products of speciality chemicals are most relevant in Russia?
  • PRESENTATION
Production outlook of isocyanates in Russia
Aleksey Ioffe
Project Manager Research and Development
SIBUR
  • PRESENTATION
How to properly develop R&D in the segment of speciality chemicals. Will domestic petrochemical producers be able to license their own technologies?
Ratmir Dashkin
General Director
Mendeleev Engineering Center
17:15
CLOSING KEYNOTE: 3 TRENDS WHICH MAY CHANGE THE FUTURE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
17:30
CLOSING THE CONFERENCE
DAY 2, 23rd APRIL