7th Annual Latin American Petrochemical Networking Meeting

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm

Venue: Ballroom of the Americas D, Level 2 - Hilton Americas


Merri Lloyd Hosted by: Dr. Rina Quijada, Senior Director Latin America, IHS Chemical, formally CEO of Intellichem and recently acquired by IHS.


This year’s theme: Latin America: Strategic Market for North American Producers Latin American Networking

North America’s energy revolution in shale gas is affecting trade worldwide. As a result, Latin America has become a strategic market rather than an opportunistic one.

Learn about the business opportunities firsthand from the people and companies who are creating these opportunities and begin to foster business relationships with the people critical to advancing your companies business objectives in Latin America.

Our Networking Meeting has become the premier event and location to meet the right companies and to develop new business opportunities in Latin America.

Please join us on Friday, March 28th.

Fee: US $500
Includes: Printed material, coffee break and luncheon.

Agenda: Subject to change as of March 17, 2014.

Friday March 28

7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration and Networking
8:30 am - 8:50 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dave Witte, SVP and General Manager, IHS Chemical

Host: Rina Quijada, Ph. D., Senior Director Latin America, IHS Chemical

8:50 am - 9:15 am

Energy Outlook for 2014 - Mexican Energy Reform

Alfred Luaces, Senior Director of Research, Global Refining and Product Markets, IHS Energy

9:15 am - 9:45 am

Potential Growth Market for PE demand in Latin America

Javier Ortiz, Principal Analyst, IHS Chemical

9:45 am - 10:15 am Networking Break
10:15 am - 10:35 am

An update of the Etileno XXI Project

Cleantho de Paiva Leite Filho, Commercial Director/Business Development, Braskem, S.A. 

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Petrochemical Feedstock Markets in Brazil

Otávio Carvalho, Principal, MaxiQuim Assessoria de Mercado

11:05 am - 11:35 am

New PET production in Brazil

Sonny Hansen, CEO Advisor, Petroquimica Suape

11:35 am - 11:40 am

APLA Overview:

Manuel Díaz, Executive Director, Asociacion Petroquimica y Quimica Latinoamericana, (APLA) 

11:40 am - 11:55 am Question & Answers - Closing Remarks
12:00 am - 1:00 pm Buffet Luncheon
1:00 pm Meeting concludes