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April 18, 2018
8:30 am - 3:45 pm

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Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

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S&P Global Platts

Do you need insights that drive opportunities for your business in the commodity markets? Join us in for S&P Global Platts Malaysia Commodity Market Insights Forum in Kuala Lumpur on April 18, 2018.

Hear first-hand from our market specialists as they delve into current global market trends and how Malaysia can find its place in global market volatility. Providing valuable insights and an opportunity to network, S&P Global Platts Malaysia Commodity Market Insights Forum is a great chance to stay informed and connect with our specialists and your industry peers.

Simply fill out the registration form on the right to secure your place at this free event. We hope to see you there.


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Morning Plenary Session

8:30 am

Registration & Networking Refreshments

9:15 am

Welcome Address

Ching Ong, Vice President Asia Sales, S&P Global Platts

9:30 am

Opening Keynote Presentation
Energy Transition: Malaysia’s Perspective

Datuk Shahrol Halmi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation

10 am

World Energy Outlook and the Impact to Asia

  • From oil to power

  • Is the world getting more balanced?

  • What does it mean for Southeast Asia?

Jebsen Seo, Senior Project Consultant, S&P Global Platts Analytics

10:45 am

Networking Coffee Break

11 am

Key Developments in US, Asia and Middle East Crude Markets

  • Increasing exports from the US and its potential

  • Changing arbitrage flows into Asia and its impact on the region

  • IMO 2020 sulfur cap’s wide-ranging implications

Dex Wang, Editor, Regional Oil Markets Development, S&P Global Platts

11:30 am

Challenges and transformation in Asia refining and gasoline

  • Changes in the refining landscape within Asia and crude intakes

  • Asia's gradual shift to lower sulfur gasoline

  • Feedback on potential methodology changes

Calvin Lee, Editorial Director, Asia & Middle East Markets, S&P Global Platts

12 pm


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1:15 pm

Regional LNG outlook

  • Status of, and drivers behind, current global LNG supply/demand/prices

  • Outlook for the LNG supply ramp-up, its unique characteristics and global/ASEAN implications

  • Which LNG markets, including ASEAN, will absorb the ongoing LNG supply ramp-up, and why

Jeff Moore, Manager LNG Analytics, S&P Global Platts

LNG's pricing, and non-pricing, flexibilities ramp-up

  • Key indicators of growing LNG pricing, and non-pricing, flexibilities

  • Evidence of, and drivers behind, increasing adoption of JKM in spot and term LNG transactions

  • The fast-growing LNG derivatives trade

Edwin Loh, Editor, Asian LNG Markets, S&P Global Platts

2:15 pm

Coffee Break

2:45 pm

Impact of India and China on seaborne coal prices

  • Chinese influence on seaborne coal prices

  • Is India losing its shine as a coal importer?

  • Growing importance of North East Asian markets

Mia Aureus, Associate Editor, Asia Thermal Coal, S&P Global Platts

1:15 pm

Biofuel trends and changing regulations

  • Changing biofuels regulations by various governments

  • Europe's turn away from palm oil based biodiesel

  • How will Asian biodiesel producers in Malaysia and Indonesia survive the transition – are there any silver linings in the clouds?

Samar Niazi, Pricing Specialist, Editor Agriculture, S&P Global Platts

Emerging trends in Petrochemicals

  • Impact of refinery trends on long-term Chemical Space

  • Case-study: Asian Demand Pockets and trends

  • Environmental Policy - Opportunities

Eshwar Yennigalla, Analyst, Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts

2:15 pm

Coffee Break

2:45 pm

Asian Aromatics: All belts and roads lead to China, or will it?

  • PX/PTA: How long before China becomes a net exporter?

  • Benzene: Could Chinese downstream growth support the supply glut?

  • SM: How will China's ADD alter global trade flows?

Gustav Holmvik, Team Leader, Asia Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts

Asian Olefins: Can Asia secure its foothold on the rise of US production?

  • Cracker economics: Naphtha vs the rest

  • Pending global trade flow changes

  • Could environmental concerns further tighten supply in China?

Yi-Jeng Huang, Senior Editor, Asia Petrochemicals, S&P Global Platts

1:15 pm

Asia Pacific Shipping Outlook

  • Tankers: Oil shipping market adjusting to new trade flows

  • Dry Bulk: Steadier economies helping drive dry freight markets

Pradeep Rajan, Senior Managing Editor, Asia Pacific Shipping & Freight, S&P Global Platts

2:15 pm

Coffee Break

2:45 pm

Chinese Steel Capacity Replacement and its Impact on Exports

  • Review of steel capacity replacement in China

  • Impact on Southeast Asian steel trade

Keith Tan, Senior Managing Editor, Steel & Raw Materials, S&P Global Platts

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