Program Details
12th March 2019
08:00
Registration & Coffee
BUSINESS SESSION I – Feedstock Markets
09:00

Inaugural Lamp Lighting

09:15

Keynote Address
Mr. R. D. Udeshi
President – Polyester Chain
Reliance Industries

09:45

Global polyester markets
Mr. Ashish Pujari
Senior Director, Aromatics & Fibers
IHS Markit, Singapore

10:15

PX overview – Impact of Chinese PX on global market
Mr. Tokio Sudo
Team Leader – PX
Aromatic Chemicals Dept.
Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan

10:45

Asian MEG: 2018 market review and outlook for 2019
Mr. Eric Su
Senior Editor Manager
ICIS, Singapore

11:30
Coffee Break
BUSINESS SESSION II – Polyester Markets
12:00

Polyester feedstock overview
Mr. Mathew George
General Manager (Petrochemicals)
Indian Oil Corporation

12:30

PET opportunity in India
Mr. Shrinath Kasi
CEO
TPAC Packaging

13:00

Textile fibres – India
Mr. Amit Damani
Vice President, Business Head – POY
Reliance Industries

13:30

What does the next decade hold for India’s PTA industry?
Mr. Ian Woodcock
Licensing Manager
INVISTA Performance Technologies, UK

14:00
Lunch Break
BUSINESS SESSION III – Emerging trends and innovations
15:00

Melt to yarn
Mr. D. Ghosh
General Manager – Sales, Oerlikon Barmag Division
Oerlikon Textile

15:30

BP PX & PTA: Advantaged proven technologies
Mr. Timothy H. Keyes
Senior Petrochemicals Technology Advisor
BP

16:00

The fibre story – Opportunities & challenges
Mr. R. K. Vij
Advisor
Indo Rama Synthetics

16:30

Polyester film growth trends
Mr. B. N. Gupta
Vice President & Head (Technical Services, APD & QA)
SRF

17:00
Coffee Break
17:30 – 18:30
PANEL DISCUSSION

“How should we develop India’s latent growth potential in polyester?”

  • Factors driving a shift in the mindset of Indian manufacturers
  • Orientation of domestic market towards increasing consumption of polyester
  • Promotion of synthetic textiles
  • Sourcing pattern of global buyers from India
  • Moderator:
    Mr. Prashant Agarwal, Jt. Managing Director, Wazir Advisors

    Panelist:
    Mr. Ashish Pujari, Senior Director – Aromatics & Fibers, IHS Markit, Singapore
    Mr. D. Ghosh, General Manager – Sales, Oerlikon Barmag Division, Oerlikon Textile
    Mr. Amit Damani, Vice President, Business Head – POY, Reliance Industries

    18:30
    Closing Remarks
    18:35

    Mind Matters – Meditation
    Mr. Mayur Arora
    Faculty, Art of Living Foundation

    19:00 onwards
    Networking Cocktails & Dinner