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8:00
Registration and welcome coffee
9:00
Welcome speech
9:10

ENERGY SECURITY AND THE GROWING GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ENERGY. THE REGIONAL ROLE IN THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL PETROCHEMICALS

This session examines global energy trends, with a spotlight on China's economic impact and Kazakhstan's initiatives in petrochemical investments and gas monetisation. We'll also highlight collaborative projects boosting regional energy independence and economic growth.
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Dmitry Makeyev
Deputy Chairman of the Board
KAZMUNAYGAS
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Senior Representative
Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
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Senior Representative
Samruk Kazyna
Dmitry Makeyev
Senior Representative
Senior Representative
10:00

LEVERAGING THE REGION'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES IN THE GAS PROCESSING, PETROCHEMICAL, AND REFINING SECTOR

PLENARY DISCUSSION

In this session, future industry trends and necessary actions to attract petrochemical investments are explored. We will discuss strategies to enhance the global competitiveness of regional enterprises, optimise profitability and cost-efficiency, and shift towards production efficiency, as well as the future of oil and gas companies.
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Orkhan Aliyev
Head of Refinery and Petrochemical Segment Business Management Department
SOCAR
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Zhandos Orazaliev
Managing Director for Business Development
Samruk-Kazyna Ondeu
Orkhan Aliyev
Zhandos Orazaliev
10:50
Coffee and business networking break
11:30

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CASPIAN

This session will explore investment opportunities in the region, assessing the appeal of refining and petrochemicals, key aspects of Kazakhstan's market liberalisation for attracting investments, and highlighting the importance of decarbonisation. It will also delve into the effectiveness of Special Economic Zones and present a case study of successful project financing.
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Senior Representative
Samruk Kazyna
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Erlan Ibraev
Senior Banker, Client Services department
Development Bank of Kazakhstan
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Marat Omarov
Chairman of
Agency for the Protection and Development of Competition of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Speaking slot available
Senior Representative
Erlan Ibraev
Marat Omarov
13:00
Business lunch break
14:00

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

This session discusses strategies for reducing the carbon footprint in the chemical industry, including global actions for emissions reduction and recycling improvement. The contribution of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to aviation decarbonisation using agricultural waste in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is also examined.
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Damesh Bektaliyeva
Regulatory and Transition Manager
KPO
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Senior Representative
Lummus Technology
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Yuliya Lim
Chief Compliance and Sustainability Officer
Air Astana
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Senior Representative
Topsoe
  • Moderator:
Damesh Bektaliyeva
  • Presentation:
Key global decarbonisation trends in the chemical industry: potential emissions reduction, recycling, and increased energy efficiency
Senior Representative
  • Presentation:
The role of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in aviation decarbonisation. Potential production of eco-friendly aviation fuel SAF from agricultural waste in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan
Yuliya Lim
  • Presentation:
Overview of Green and Blue Technologies Topsoe
Senior Representative
15:30
Coffee and business networking break
16:00

DEVELOPMENT OF THE GAS INDUSTRY IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CASPIAN. CURRENT STATE AND PROSPECTS FOR NATURAL GAS MONETISATION

This session focuses on the development of the gas industry in Central Asia and the Caspian, highlighting natural gas monetisation and market trends. It discusses industry challenges, development strategies, and the expansion of export routes. Attention is given to innovations in gas processing to enhance efficiency and impact on the regional economy.
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John Roberts
Energy Security Specialist
METHINKS
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Zhandos Jilkaidarov
Director of the Gas Processing Department
QazaqGaz
  • Presentation:
Key trends in the global gas market and the region's gas industry stance. Analysis of constraints and necessary initiatives for the development of the gas sector
John Roberts
  • Presentation:
Unlocking the potential of gas processing and gas commercialisation for the sustainable economic growth of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Zhandos Jilkaidarov
16:40

KPI - KAZAKHSTAN'S FIRST INTEGRATED GAS CHEMICAL COMPLEX FOR POLYPROPYLENE PRODUCTION

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

The experience gained and lessons learned throughout the entire period from construction to the initial months of operation.
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Daniyar Tiyesov
General Director
Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries
Daniyar Tiyesov
17:10

THE ROLE OF ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT IN KAZAKHSTAN IN IMPLEMENTING NEW PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS IN THE COUNTRY

DISCUSSION
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ALEXANDRA BEKISHEVA
General Director
KGNT
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Isagali Espolov
Head of Gas Project Assessment Department
KMG Engineering
  • Moderator:
ALEXANDRA BEKISHEVA
  • A new approach to project management: Cost reduction via the implementation of turnkey construction projects by local engineering companies
  • Development of local talent and reducing dependence on foreign specialists
  • Discussion members:
Isagali Espolov
18:00
End of day one and preparations for the evening program
18:30
Evening gala cocktail reception
8:30
Registration and morning coffee
9:00

NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MODERNISATION PROJECTS IN THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CASPIAN

This session highlights key petrochemical projects in the region, spotlighting achievements in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. It will cover high-value-added products, the expansion of gas processing capacities, and innovations. The discussion will address the demand for petrochemicals and showcase pioneering projects, emphasising the sector's innovative growth.
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Abzal Narymbetov
Business Analyst, Oil and Gas Analyst, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Director of Energy Analytics, and Author of the Telegram channel
Energy Analytics
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Sanjay Sharma
Vice President, Head of Global Chemical Consulting
S&P Global
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Diaz Diyanov
Deputy Chairman of the Board
KMG PetroChem
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Senior Representative
Uzbekistan GTL
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Robert Poteet
Director of Technology and Applications
WIKA Global Projects Business
  • Moderator:
Abzal Narymbetov
  • Presentation:
Global Industry Outlook and overview of Polyolefins Industry
Sanjay Sharma
  • Presentation:
Kazakhstan: Implementation of large-scale productions for high-value-added petrochemical products
Diaz Diyanov
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Implementation and current activities of the first synthetic liquid fuels plant in Europe and the CIS: Uzbekistan GTL Project Overview
Senior Representative
  • Presentation:
Two revolutionary advancements in temperature measurement of Claus or Thermal Oxidizers in SRU
Robert Poteet
10:15

SOCAR'S INVESTMENT PROJECTS IN THE TURKISH PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
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Sultan Garayev
Corporate Strategy and Development Group Director
SOCAR Turkey
Sultan Garayev
10:30
Coffee and business networking break
11:00

OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTION AUTOMATION: STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS

This session explores increasing operational efficiency and automation, including refinery maintenance improvements and equipment optimisation. We'll discuss energy efficiency strategies, emission reduction, water resource management and water treatment, brownfield projects, predictive maintenance, and the benefits of eco-friendly production.
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Vadim Iskhakov
Head of Process Development, Knowledge Management, Benchmarking
Sibur
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Sanjay Lodha
Global Business Director
Tubacex Group
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Senior Representative
Sulzer
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Petr Sudilovskiy
Regional Vice-President for Turkey/Caspian/CIS
Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
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Ivan Tomashevskii
Business Development & Consulting Director, CIS & Turkey
HSB Solomon Associates
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Senior representative
KazMunayGas
  • Case Study:
Production Efficiency: Benchmarking Petrochemical Manufacturings
Vadim Iskhakov
  • Presentation:
SMART and Multifunctional Tubacoat technology for OPEX reduction, CAPEX, decarbonisation and biofuels production in refining and petrochemical Applications.
Sanjay Lodha
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Strategies and technologies for reducing emissions and improving resource efficiency
Senior Representative
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Industrial Effluent Reuse as a Safe and Reliable Source of Utility Water Helping to Cope with Water Scarcity and Improving Carbon Footprint
Petr Sudilovskiy
  • Presentation:
Transition to a 3-Year Maintenance Interval at KMG Refineries in Line with Global Best Practices
Ivan Tomashevskii
Senior representative
12:30
Business lunch break
13:30

GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR THE PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR IN THE REGION

This session highlights the petrochemical sector's growth strategies, emphasising the importance of expanding exports and optimising logistics. We'll examine polypropylene export routes, the role of Caspian ports in logistics, and innovations in bitumen storage that respond to global demands and logistical challenges.
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Gaziz Baymukhamedov
General Director
Ersai Sea Port
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Sherkhan Sugurbekov
General Director
Caspian Integrated Maritime Solutions Ltd
Speaking slot available
  • Presentation:
Ports of Kuryk, Ersai and other key Caspian ports: Nodes of growth and development of regional logistics
Gaziz Baymukhamedov
  • Presentation:
Prospects for the development of maritime logistics in Kazakhstan: strategies and challenges
Sherkhan Sugurbekov
15:00
Coffee and business networking break
15:30

GROWTH STRATEGIES FOR THE PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR IN THE REGION

This session focuses on strengthening domestic demand and creating conditions favourable for further petrochemical processing, including methods for stimulating local consumption and economic cluster creation in energy-rich countries. It underscores the importance of economic diversification, job development, and small/medium business growth.
16:15

ROUNDTABLE WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF PROCESSORS AND KEY CONSUMER INDUSTRIES OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

This roundtable will explore the needs of processing companies, examine the polyolefin market, and discuss approaches to product range development in response to market demands. Additionally, we'll address the expansion of petrochemical product applications in the domestic market and assess the future demand for polymer materials.
17:00
Closing speech and end of the conference
19 SEPTEMBER |
CONFERENCE DAY 2