Global Methanol Experts Share Perspectives on Methanol Production & Outlook at 6th Methanol Markets & Tech 2011

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How will petrochemical and methanol production projects that rely on natural gas feedstocks manage anticipated high global demand for natural gas supplies? 6th Methanol Markets & Tech conference offers a glimpse, with updates on projects in Asia, Middle East & North Africa, as well as insights on outlook for methanol and derivatives markets.

6th Methanol Markets & Tech, 1-2 March 2011, Manama, Bahrain

6th Methanol Markets & Tech

Expected to attend are key industry professionals from a range of sectors: oil and gas, coal, biomass, petrochemicals, methanol, derivatives/downstream, Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, and more.

Petrochemical prices, in particular methanol, have strengthened in the past year. Yet, outlook for their natural gas feedstocks, as regards to the impact on supplies, if the methanol industry will perform at even more impressive levels in the coming year, how petrochemical and methanol production projects could be affected, plus what key driving market factors to look out for, still remain uncertain.

To provide clarity on these issues and more, the 6th Methanol Markets & Tech conference will once again gather the global methanol community in Manama, Bahrain, on 1-2 March 2011. Recognized in the industry for its in-depth and practical sessions, the annual conference promises an international line-up that will not disappoint.

An exclusive luncheon sponsored by Johnson Matthey Catalysts and networking reception hosted by Sud-Chemie will provide ample time for networking and making new business contacts. Expected to attend are key industry professionals from a range of business sectors like oil and gas, coal, biomass, petrochemicals, methanol, derivatives/downstream, Formaldehyde, Acetic Acid, and more.

Sud-Chemie AG is also slated to contribute a paper on mega-scale methanol production in a volatile economy, to be presented by Mr. Norbert Ringer, Group Product Manager Methanol, Catalytic Technologies – Chemicals.

Other major petrochemical players will present first-hand insights on the outlook for the global methanol industry and natural gas supplies. Highlights include Nexant Ltd sharing on methanol market dynamics, feedstock issues and profitability; and IHS Global Insight Ltd addressing availability of gas feedstock in the Middle East and North Africa regions.

The conference will also deliver experts’ perspective on downstream and derivatives market outlook, including:

  •     Development of the Global MTBE Markets, with Focus on Asia (Asian Clean Fuels Association)
  •     Indian Methanol Market Dynamics & Growth in Derivatives Market (DJ Research)
  •     Global Formaldehyde Market Outlook & Updates (Queensland University of Technology)

Besides, latest updates on developments in methanol industry technology will come from renowned global institutions such as Methanol Institute, Techint S.p.A, and Toyo Engineering Corporation.

Those keen to pre-register or find out more about the conference, may contact Ms. Grace Oh at (65) 6346 9147.

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