CMT’s Oleochemicals Outlook 2013 to be held on 22-23 August in Jakarta will assess, analyze and reflect on the fast changing scenario in the region, in particular, Indonesia, while addressing key determinants of growth, end use market, pace of innovation, and technology access in oleochemical trade
Global oleochemical markets are being led by surging demands for renewable based products, favorable government initiatives, and shifting consumer preferences for sustainable solutions. Asia Pacific led by Indonesia, China, and Malaysia, with advantaged feedstocks and markets, account for nearly 70% of the global markets and 60% of the total capacity. While low utilization rates and rising feedstocks costs limit the markets elsewhere, Asia Pacific faces impending challenges of oversupply due to large oleochemicals capacity expansions, margin squeeze and rising energy costs.
Rationalization and consolidation in Asia Pacific continues with large plantations moving forward into oleochemicals and downstream business to capture value. The regional plantation markets stand polarized with smaller plantation firms remaining on the oil production end while majors have aligned with technology players for downstream value integration. Indonesian players, Sinar Mas Group, Musim Mas Group and Permata Hijau have all fast tracked their forward integration initiatives into downstream sector. The future growth will also depend on how these players are able to tap the newly emerging applications and leverage the promise of renewable surfactants markets. Palm oil based industry clusters in Sei Mangke, North Sumatra, Kuala Enok, Duma, Riau and Maloy, and East Kalimantan are bound to attract global investments and alter the oleochemicals landscape in the region. How the rest of Asia Pacific oleochemicals industry will respond to this structural shift remains to be seen.
CMT’s [Oleochemicals Outlook 2013 on 22- & 23 August will assess, analyze and reflect on the fast changing scenario in the region while addressing key determinants of growth, end use market, pace of innovation, technology access and many more. Expert briefings will include:
· Palm to oleo – value addition through integration, Steve Goei, PT. Socimas
· Indonesia Economic outlook, Anton H. Gunawan, Bank Danamon
· Asia oleochemical market outlook, Ashok D. Pol, VVF (India) Limited
· Feedstock – demand/supply & alternatives, Chris de Lavigne, Frost & Sullivan
· Indonesia – growing oleo & downstream industry, Togar Sitanggang, Apolin (Indonesian Oleochemicals Manufacturers Association)
· Latest innovations & performance of renewable surfactants from biorefinery, John YS Lim, Elevance Renewable Sciences
· Biodiesel market outlook - Malaysian experience, Ir. Samsudeen Ganny, Mission Biotechnologies
· Development in oleochemicals technology, Manfred Hoffmann, Lurgi Gmbh
· Soap noodle Outlook, Mr. Sovakar Nayak, Palms Resources
· Trends in fabric care and cleaning market Aseem Puri, Unilever ASIA
· Skin Care market & trends in Indonesia, Mr. Samuel Eduard Pranata, Martha Tilaar Group
· Latest advancement/development of oleo application in industrial sector, Dr. Zainab Idris, Malaysian Palm Oil Board
Details on speakers’ line-up and sessions’ breakdown are available on the Oleochemicals Outlook 2013 Event Page: http://www.cmtevents.com/eventschedule.aspx?ev=130837&pu=222111
. For inquiries, please contact Ms. Grace at Tel. 6346 9147.