CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Day One - 13th November 

10:00- 10:05 Welcome address: James Snodgrass, Editor, Urethanes Technology International

10:05- 10:30 Keynote address

10:30-10:55 Opportunities and challenges: Insights into the Asian polyurethane industry
Damini Dabholkar, Markets Editor, ICIS
Shannen Ng, Markets Reporter, ICIS

10:55 – 11:25 Refreshment Break

11:25 – 11:50  Promoting PU as material in the South East Asian region and a look at the difference between comfort foams and technical foams.
Stefan Hermes, CEO, King Global 

11:50 – 12:15 Circular foam for the many
Jose Naraval, Material and Technology Engineer-Foams Material & Innovations, IKEA Purchasing Services Poland Sp

12:15 – 13:00 Panel discussion: Is there a roadmap for sustainable polyurethane production in the Middle East?

- Setting the scene – the sense of urgency for sustainable material solutions
- How can PU compete with other material solutions?
- What needs to be put in place to ensure sustainable polyurethane. Production in the Middle East?

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:25 Sustainable pathway for polyurethanes 
Speaker to be confirmed, BASF

14:25 – 14:50 Redeeming CO2: coupling sustainability and performance for future polyurethanes
Richard Stevenson, Senior Scientist – Polyol & Application Development, Econic Technologies

14:50 – 15:20 Refreshment Break

15:20 – 15:45 A Sustainable Journey with Dow Polyurethane
Patcharaporn Chainiwatana (Toy)SEA Market Development Manager Polyurethane, Dow Chemical Thailand Co., Ltd.

15:45 – 16:05 Innovation and solution introduction of polyether polyols
Kuanliang Bao, Technical Service Manager of Polyol Business, Wanhua

16:05 – 16:30 Panel discussion: what is the real potential of the South East Asian polyurethane market?
- Predictions of the PU SEA market to 2029
- Upcoming opportunities, threats, competition and driving factors 
- What does the drive for sustainability really mean for the polyurethane market in the region?

 

16:50 End of Day One

 

 

Day Two - 14th November

 

10:05- 10:30 Improved properties of sandwich metal panels with modified Isocyanates components.
Ilhan Kurt, Head of Research and Development, Pearl Polyurethanes

10:30-10:55  Talk title to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed, Momentive

10:55 – 11:40 Panel discussion – a look at sustainable energy-efficient polyurethane solutions within construction in the region
- Examining the use of polyurethanes within construction in the South East Asian region
- Innovations within the sector
- A look to the future

11:40 – 12:10 Refreshment Break

12:10 – 12:35 Complexity and volatility: unpicking the market and price drivers for isocyanates and polyols in Asia
James Elliot, Business Development Manager, Argus Media

12:35 – 13:00 Talk title to be confirmed 
Speaker to be confirmed, Altair

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 14:40 Bio-based polyols, diols and diluents for EV PU applications
James Zhao, Technical Marketing Manager, Cardolite Chemical 

14:40 – 15:05 Cost effective machinery
Speaker to be confirmed, Cannon Far East Singapore

15:05  – 15:30 Refreshment Break

 

16:40  End of Day Two