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8:00
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE BREAK
9:00
WELCOME SPEECH
9:10
GLOBAL MARKET OVERVIEW OF DOWNSTREAM DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES IN CENTRAL ASIA
  • Global strategic priorities that will determine the development of the downstream sector in the next 5 years. How will the new trends of decarbonisation affect the development of the industry?
  • China market: main trends and dynamics of supply and demand. Introduction of new capacities and reduction of dependence on imported feedstock
  • Petrochemicals focus: Uzbekistan's strategy in the implementation of promising gas-to-chemicals projects and new directions for the development of the industry
  • National project for the development of the petrochemicals industry of Kazakhstan until 2025
10:50
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:30
PROMISING PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND SALES CHANNELS
  • Forecast and trends of domestic consumption of petrochemical products in Central Asia. Overview of polyethylene, polypropylene, olefins, and polyolefins market production in Central Asia
  • Fuel market challenges and the market of petroleum products in Central Asia: domestic markets, export directions, pricing analysis
  • Overview of petrochemical megaprojects in Russia and how the launch of new petrochemical facilities will affect the Central Asian market
12:30
DISCUSSION: PROMISING PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND SALES CHANNELS
  • Which petrochemical products will main market players focus on in the development of their business in Central Asia?
  • What petrochemicals products will be highly in demand in foreign markets in the next 5 years?
  • How promising will the export of gasoline and diesel fuel be, considering the global trends of decarbonisation, the hydrogen economy, and electric vehicles.
13:00
BUSINESS LUNCH
14:00
INVESTMENT ATTRACTIVENESS OF DOWNSTREAM PROJECTS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND CHALLENGES IN PROJECT FINANCING
  • The main criteria for attracting international banks to finance petrochemical projects in Central Asia
  • What are the opportunities to provide project financing in Uzbekistan?
  • Banking support of contracts as an effective tool in the implementation of investment projects
  • Investment roadmap of the petrochemicals industry in Kazakhstan and measures of state support for foreign investors
15:30
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16:00
WHAT ARE THE MAIN TASKS THAT NEED TO BE SOLVED FOR THE OPTIMAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY IN THE REGION?
  • Task № 1 Logistics optimisation and feedstock provision of the downstream industry.
  • Task № 2 Ensuring environmental safety and introducing the latest technologies for the production of environmentally friendly fuels.
  • Task № 3 Reducing capital costs and improving operational efficiency at existing refineries.
  • Task № 4 Downstream integration: increasing the production of petrochemical products at refineries in accordance with market conditions.
  • Task № 5 Improving the efficiency of export sales and developing domestic producers own trading competencies.
17:30
END OF THE FIRST DAY OF THE CONFERENCE AND PREPARATION FOR THE COCKTAIL RECEPTION
18:00
EVENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION
8:30
REGISTRATION AND MORNING COFFEE BREAK
9:00
OVERVIEW OF THE LARGEST DOWNSTREAM PROJECTS
  • Kazakhstan: production of polypropylene( PP), industrial gas plant and plant for the production of polyethylene terephthalate( PET); construction of the integrated gas chemistry complex Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries (KPI)
  • Uzbekistan: modernisation of the Bukhara Oil Refinery, expansion of the production capacity of the Shurtan Gas Processing Plant
  • Azerbaijan: modernisation of the Baku Oil Refinery
  • Special presentation: How to improve the efficiency of project management, taking into account the local specifics
11:00
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:30
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF PRODUCTION
  • International trends in the digitalisation of downstream production
  • Case study of implementing advanced process control and end-to-end optimisation systems at refineries
  • How do we reduce the number of human errors by digitalisation in production?
  • Implementation of big data analytics and predictive analytics for refinery repairs
  • How to reduce costs and increase flexibility through automated production processes
13:00
BUSINESS LUNCH
14:00
NEW DIRECTIONS OF GAS CHEMICALS DEVELOPMENT IN THE REGION
  • Global market overview of methanol, ammonia, fertilizers
  • Project in focus: Jizzakh Petroleum gas chemistry complex based on MTO technology (methanol to olefins).
  • Innovative technologies for synthesis gas production and its conversion into high-value-added products.
  • New developments in GTL, XML, MTO, and CTO technologies
15:00
DISCUSSION: WHAT PARAMETERS SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHEN DEVELOPING THE TECHNOLOGICAL CONFIGURATION OF A GAS CHEMISTRY COMPLEX?
15:30
NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
16:00
ROUND TABLE "DIALOGUE BETWEEN CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS”
Informal round-table discussion with representatives of refineries in Central Asia and the opportunity to ask questions about their plans, new tenders and the challenges they face in 2021-2025.
17:00
END OF THE CONFERENCE
8 SEPTEMBER 2021 | DAY 2