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13th MEAPET Istanbul 2012


(Middle East/Africa PET Conference)
7-8 Mar 2012 – Istanbul

Elite World Istanbul Hotel – Galata

Day 1 – 07 Mar 2012 – Wednesday

08:00     Registration & Coffee

09:00     Chairman’s Welcome & Introduction

09:10     Expanding Capacity but Diminishing Inter-regional Trade
– Imbalances of growth in demand and supply
– Prospects for Middle East & Africa region
– Declining opportunities for international trade
– Trends & drivers impacting current and future global PET pricing
– PET recycling and sustainable developments
Speaker: Mr. David Swift, Sr. Consultant
PCI PET Packaging Resin & Recycling Ltd

09:45     Challenges & Opportunities for the Turkish PET Resin Producers
– New PET resin projects
– Raw material challenges
– Impact on regional trade flow
Speaker: Mr. Orhun Kutevu, General Manager
Artenius TurkPET

10:20     Expansion of the PET Business: Dhunseri’s (ASPET) Experience
Speaker: Mr. Mrigank Dhanuka, Vice Chairman & Executive Director
Dhunseri Petrochem and Tea Ltd.

10:55     Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

11:30     Global MEG Markets: The Turmoil Ahead
– Glimpse at the state of world markets and current drivers
– Near term synopsis of the potential for shortages if demand recovers in 2012
– Long term strategic outlook based on expected supply and demand
Speaker: Mr. George S. West, Director
Chemical Intelligence

12:05     PX/PTA Crunch: What Can be Expected in 2012/13?
– Just how scarce will Asian Paraxylene be in 2012/13?
– Impact on the Paraxylene trade flows from new PTA capacity in Europe & Brazil
– Asian PX tightness how will Asian PTA producers react and the implications for the Middle East and Africa
– PTA trade the key to operating rates in 2012/13
Mr. Gordon Haire, Senior Consultant
PCI Xylene & Polyester Ltd.

12:40     Discussion followed by Networking Lunch
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14:00     Chairman’s Remarks

14:10     Using Preform Systems Technology to Enable Business Flexibility
Speaker: Mr. Craig Reynolds, Director, Business Development
Preforms and Bottles
Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd

14:40     New Approach for the Sorting Process in PET Recycling
S+S Separating & Sorting Technology GmbH
Speaker: Mr. Yetkin Türken, Area Sales Manager
S+S Separation and Sorting Technology GmbH

15:10     MRS Extrusion Technology: A new standard in PET Processing
Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH
Speaker: Dr. Axel Hannemann, Manager Technical Sales
Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH

15:40     Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

16:10     Trade Outlook & Quality Challenges for rPET as a Commodity Resin
Speaker: Mr. Edward Kosior, Managing Director
Nextek Limited

16:40     Logistic and Strategic Competitiveness of Turkey’s PET Export vis-à-vis Other Producers
– Strategy of Turkish Goverment on plastic resins imports and local production
– Turkey’s strategic ties with PET importing countries
– Logictics advantages of centrally located Turkey
– Turkey’s logistic advantage on access to multiple markets worth USD 23 trillion of GDP
Speaker: Mr. Yavuz Eroglu, General Manager
SEM Plastik San. ve Tic AS

17:10     Discussion followed by end of Day 1

17:15     Networking Reception for Speakers & Delegates

Day 2 – 8 Mar 2012 – Thursday

09:00     Chairman’s Remark
Speaker: Mr. Yavuz Eroglu, General Manager
SEM Plastik San. ve Tic AS

09:05     Trends in PET Folio for Food & Non-food Applications
Speaker: Mr. Ayhan Kurt Kuruc, General Manager
Farmamak Ambalaj Maddeleri ve Ambalaj Makineleri San. ve Tic. A.S.

09:35     Importance of Packaging Design: Perspective of “ARMA Group”
Speaker: Mr. Panchal M.S., Technical Director
Arma Group

10:05     Brand Owner’s Session: Trends & Challenges for Food Contact, Water & Beverage PET Packaging
Mr. Panchal M.S., Technical Director
Arma Group

10:35     Discussion followed by Refreshment Break

11:05     Sustainability in Caps & Closures
Speaker: Mr. Tarek Sultan, General Manager
Bericap Egypt

11:35     Developments in Cooling Technology for Improved Performance
Speaker: Mr. Manfred Lausenhammer, Director, Business Development & Sales MPET
Mold-Masters Europa GmbH

12:05     Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch

13:30     End of conference.

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