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Day one
Saturday- April 22, 2017

Registration: 08:00 – 08:50

Recitation of Verses from the Holy Quran National Anthem of I. R. of Iran:

08:50 – 09:00

Session One: Opening Session : 09:00 – 10:30

Welcoming Address
Farnaz Alavi
Director of Planning & Development, National Petrochemical Co. (NPC) I.R. of Iran & Forum Chairperson 

Marziyeh Shahdaei
Deputy Minister of Petroleum & President of National Petrochemical Co. (NPC) I.R of Iran

Mohammad H. Adeli 
Secretary General, Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)

Video Clip

Bijan N. Zangeneh
Minister of Petroleum, I.R of Iran

Networking Break & Exhibition Opening: 10:30 – 11:00

 Session Two: Petrochemical Market & Technology Trends: 11:00 – 12:30

Chairman: Mohammad H. Peyvandi, Managing Director, TAPPICO, I.R. of Iran

Christian Bruch
Member of the Executive Board, Linde AG, Germany
Market Driven Technological Trends in the Petrochemical Industry

Amir Hossein Zamaninia
Deputy Minister, Commerce & International, Ministry of Petroleum, I.R. of Iran
Investment Environment of I.R. of Iran and Petrochemical Opportunities

Jean Sentenac
President & CEO, Axens, France
Capturing Value in Petrochemicals with Advanced Technologies

Per Bakkerud
Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsoe AS, Denmark
Using Scientific Leadership in Bringing Technology Solutions to the Market


Prayer & Networking Lunch: 12:30 – 14:00

Session Three: Iran’s Petrochemical Feedstock & Opportunities: 14:00 – 15:30

Chairman: Jean Sentenac, President & CEO, Axens, France

Hassan Shahrokhi

Stefano Zehnder
Senior Consultant, Global Refining & Petrochemical Feedstocks, ICIS, Italy
Iranian Petrochemical Feedstock in the Global Scenario

Farnaz Alavi
Director, Planning & Development, National Petrochemical Co. (NPC), I.R. of Iran & Forum Chairperson
Iran's Petrochemical Projects

Adel Nejad Salim
Managing Director, Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co., I.R. of Iran
Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company: Past- Present -Future

Andrew Spiers
Senior Vice President, Middle East Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant Limited, United Kingdom
The Outlook and Challenges facing the Petrochemical Industry and the Implications for Development of the Iranian Industry


 Networking Break & Visiting the Exhibition: 15:30 – 16:00

Session Four (Panel Discussion): Petrochemical Investment: 16:00 – 17:30

Chairman: Hossein Alimorad, Director of Investment National Petrochemical Co. (NPC) I.R. of Iran

Ali Ashraf Afkhami
Chairman & Managing Director , Bank of Industry & Mine, I.R. of Iran
Iran’s Petrochemical Financing: Challenges Ahead

Stefan Kratz
Managing Director, Ferrostaal Topsoe Projects GmbH, Germany
Project Financing and Developing Major Projects

Hassan Daher
CEO, Crescent Finance, I.R. of Iran
Understanding the International Sukuk Issuance Process


Day Two
Sunday- April 23, 2017

Session Five: Petrochemical Opportunities and Outlooks: 09:00 – 10:30


Chairman: Amir Hossein Zamaninia
Deputy Minister, Commerce & International, Ministry of Petroleum, I.R. of Iran 

Christof Günther
Managing Director, InfraLeuna GmbH, Germany
Restructuring and Operating Infrastructures for the Chemical Industry

Alastair Hensman
Vice President, Nexant Limited, United Kingdom
The Global Opportunities for Iranian Petrochemicals

Matthieu Giard
Executive Vice President, Africa, Middle East & India, Air Liquide S.A., France
The Over-Fence- Concept and Cluster Development

Mahua Chakravarty
Petrochemical Market Editor (Benzene, Methanol, Polymers), Argus Media Ltd, Singapore
China Olefins and Polymers Demand – Can it Absorb New US Capacity


Networking Break & Visiting the Exhibition 10:30 – 11:00

Session Six: Value Chain in Petrochemical Industry: 11:00 - 12:30


Chairman: Andrew Spiers, Senior Vice President, Middle East Energy & Chemicals Advisory, Nexant Limited, United Kingdom

Olivier Thorel
Vice President, Asia, Ventures and NBD Shell Chemicals
Global petrochemical industry drivers; focus on the Middle East

Serge Lorek
Deputy Vice President, Business Development Refining & Petrochemicals Orient, Total S.A., France
Relative Competitiveness of Petrochemical Projects in the World

Balasubramaniam Ramani
Senior Consultant, Asia, ICIS, Singapore
Certainties Amidst more Uncertainties for Asia

Mehdi Sharifi Niknafs
Managing Director, Petrochemical Commercial Co., I.R. of Iran
Major Challenges Facing Petrochemical Industry: The IRAN Dimension


Workshop: Risk Management Standard (ISO 31000) Principles, Design, Implementation, Monitoring and Continual Improvement: 09:30-12:30


Mohammad Dehbozorgi
Managing Director, Arshamimen Company, I.R of Iran

Alexis Dali
Managing Director, The Global Institute for Risk Management Standard, Belgium

Ersoy Aksoy
Director of Middle East Branch, The Global Institute for Risk Management Standard, Belgium

Shakhnoza Bekova
Chief Operation Officer, The Global Institute for Risk Management Standard, Belgium

Prayer & Networking Lunch 12:30 – 14:00

Session Seven: : Petrochemical Technologies’ Development: 14:00 – 15:30

Chairman: M. Hassan Panjeshahi
Professor & Dean, Institute of Petroleum Eng. University of Tehran, I.R. of Iran

Matthias Stein
Director, Chemical Conversion Market, Air Liquide S.A., France
Synthesis Gas and Derivatives- The Proven Bridge Between C1 and Petrochemicals

Thomas S. Christensen
Technology Manager, Haldor Topsoe AS, Denmark
Market-leading Developments for Autothermal and Oxygen-fired Reformers

Peter Roberts
Methanol Market Director, Johnson Matthey Plc, United Kingdom
Gas Heated Reforming Technology – A Unique Solution to Minimizing CO2 Emissions and Water Usage for Methanol Manufacture

Alexis Dali
Managing Director, The Global Institute for Risk Management Standards, Belgium
ERM at Petrochemical Industries


Networking Break & Visiting the Exhibition 15:30 – 16:00

Session Eight (Panel Discussion): Newly-Developed Technologies: 16:00 – 17:30

Chairman: Jafar Towfighi Darian
Secretary, Office for Technology Development & Innovation in Oil, Gas & Coal Industries, I.R. of Iran

Nigel Orchard
General Manager, Europe, Africa, CIS & Caspian Regions Honeywell UOP Ltd., United Kingdom
Honeywell UOP Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) and OleflexTM for Profitable Olefin Production

Joost Smit
Principal Process Engineer, Johnson Matthey Plc, United Kingdom
A New Route to VCM with Methanol Co-production

Saeed Sahebdelfar
Head of Catalysis Research Group, Petrochemical Research and Technology Co., I. R. of Iran
Effective Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis: NPC-RT Experience

Lars H. Evensen
Director of Business Development, Norner AS, Norway
Norner HDPE Trimodal Technology

S. Mehdi Ghafelebashi
Polymer Research Manager, Petrochemical Research & Technology Company, I.R. of Iran
Polyolefin (PO) Catalysts Development in Petrochemical Research and Technology Company (NPC-RT)


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