2018 Mexico-U.S. LPG Congress Agenda

Day 1: June 6, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration Open/Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

Ben Scriber, Senior Editor, North America NGLs, OPIS
Mario Guido, Partner, Strategic Business Development

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address: Liberalization – The Realities of Doing Business in Mexico’s LPG Industry

Jay Harbison, President, 4J Energy

This hard hitting presentation by one of the most experienced U.S propane exporters to Mexico will focus on the realities on the ground and the opportunities and challenges encountered moving product across the border. From contracts to transport, logistics to pricing perceptions versus actual pricing, this is an unparalleled opportunity to hear tangible experiences and hard facts from a company on the front lines of this unique, ever changing and volatile marketplace.

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
LPG in Mexico – The Evolution of the Market

Susana Cazorla, Director General GLP, Comisión Reguladora de Energia (CRE)

As the industry focused on regulating the energy industry in Mexico, the CRE focuses on pricing, quality, deliverability and ensuring a competitive landscape. This presentation will provide actionable information direct from this leading regulatory body concerning the state of market completion and ceiling prices, imports and Pemex’s role and position, and distribution and supply changes facing the LPG industry south of the border – this type of detail is unparalleled and only available to attendees at this event.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
SASISOPA – Environmental Protection & Industrial and Operational Security

Alfredo Orellana, Legal Director, ASEA

Learn how this new policy will impact Mexico’s LPG and energy industry’s – from safety to monitoring, verification, evaluations and reporting – you’ll come away with an understanding of the who, what, when and why to ensure that you remain in compliance and conducting business within the boundaries of this critical piece of legislation.

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Lunch

1:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Interactive Workshop: NGL Price Drivers

Dr. Walt Hart, Vice President, NGL Research, IHS Markit

With surplus Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) in the US and global trade flows changing, there is intense interest in the impacts of these trends on NGL prices in the US and around the world. While not intended to teach how to trade NGLs, this course will discuss what factors influence NGL prices in global markets and why there are regional price differences. We will show how NGL prices compare with other energy and petrochemical prices, and how the various NGL prices differ among each other. We will discuss the importance of supply, demand and inventories, including the effects of seasonality as well as the extent to which the byproduct nature of NGLs and the various NGL end uses influence pricing. Some other topics include competition, substitution, freight and arbitrage and market sentiment.

This course will benefit anyone who wants a better understanding of NGL price trends, such as business and financial analysts, traders, commercial managers, petrochemicals producers, LPG retailers and refiners. A 15-minute break will take place during this workshop.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m..
Welcome Reception

Day 2: June 7, 2018

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration Open/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
The Energy Reform – 2018 and Beyond

Lorena Rosas, Oil Products Director, SENER

Join one of the Mexico energy industry’s most visible governmental figures as Mr. Rosas provides a detailed, comprehensive look at the path the energy reform in Mexico is following and its impact on the LPG markets both north and south of the border. Topics to be discussed and analyzed include infrastructure, product supply, the growth of the Mexican LPG market and a review of the new storage policies. If you’re currently or plan to be involved in the LPG industry in Mexico, this presentation can’t be missed!

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
LPG in Mexico – Current Market Realities and Future Market Possibilities

Lic. Eduardo Téllez, President, ANHIDE

This reality based overview of the LPG industry in Mexico will focus on private sector imports since the market opening in 2016 – competition, prices, product quality, regulations and logistics and then transition into a forward thinking analysis of future market needs, opportunities, threats and challenges. Grounded in and based upon real life experiences and successes/failures, Mr. Tellez’s thoughts and perspective will be eye opening and cut through the misinformation that seeps into the market at the most inopportune times.

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
A Waterborne LPG Imports and Exports Overview

Scott Gray, Senior Director, Waterborne, IHS Markit

One of the LPG and NGL’s industries foremost experts on the waterborne markets will provide attendees with a detailed overview and analysis of the global supply and demand landscape, the LPG supply picture in Mexico and the economics involved in the import and export of NGL & LPG via waterborne methods. Mr. Gray’s perspective and insight will provide food for thought and discussion as it relates to Mexico’s role in the global NGL and LPG marketplaces – both today and in the future.

10:15- 10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Pemex’s Vision of the Future of the Mexican LPG Market

Alberto Quiroz Ramirez, Manager for LPG, Petrochemical and Chemical Products, PEMEX

Join a subject matter expert from Mexico’s state oil company as he provides the perspective from the engine that drives the Mexico LPG markets. From industrial to petrochemical, automotive to residential, Mr. Quioz will discuss and analyze price drivers, regional trends, infrastructure, domestic production and the market for imports in the future. This can’t miss market intelligence is a must attend and only available at this event!

11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Boxed Lunch and Enterprise Tour in Mont Belvieu, TX

Join one of the US’s premier NGL companies for a tour of its cutting edge Mont Belvieu facility and see firsthand how a fractionation plant separates the individual components and other byproducts and how a storage facility operates. Attendees from both Mexico and the US will find this an educational, informative and rewarding experience. Transportation to and from the facility from the host hotel will be provided and a box lunch served. For our valued attendees from Mexico who would prefer that the tour is conducted in Spanish, OPIS will have personnel available to translate during the excursion. Space is limited so reserve your place at the same time you register for the conference and ensure yourself a seat on the tour!