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Argus China and Global Oil 2018

Day 1 | 28 March (Wednesday)
08:30 - 09:20

Registration and refreshments

09:20 - 09:30

Welcome address by Argus

Jim Nicholson, SVP, Editorial, Argus

Session 1: Belt and Road Initiative - The future of energy trade

09:30 - 09:55

Belt and Road Initiative - What does it mean for China's economic influence on regional and global level and how will it impact China's oil & gas landscape? 

Oil and gas policy research expert, National Development and Reform Commission

09:55 - 10:20

How does the Belt and Road Initiative reshape commodity market?

Fu Xiao, Head of Commodity Market Strategy, BOCI Global Commodities

10:20 - 10:30

Q & A

10:30 - 10:55
Networking refreshments

Session 2: China's crude demand outlook

10:55 - 11:20

Roles and future plans of the oil and gas industry in continuing China's robust economic growth

Pang Guanglian, 
Vice Secretary General, Director of International Affairs, Senior Economist,
 China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation

11:20 - 11:45

China’s changing role in global supply and demand

Tom Reed, China Petroleum Editor, Argus

11:45 - 12:10 Presentation topic to be announced

China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone
12:10 - 12:25
 Q & A
12:25 - 14:00
 Networking Lunch

Session 3: Global outlook on crude futures

14:00 - 14:25

Going global with West Texas Intermediate

Nicolas Dupuis, 
Senior Director, Energy Products, Asia Pacific, CME Group

14:25 - 14:50

Russian crude - From west to east

Mikhail Temnichenkov, First Vice President, SPIMEX

14:50 - 15:15

China's progress in launching its first crude futures contract

Xu Chen, Senior Expert, Product and Marketing Department, Shanghai International Energy Exchange

15:15 - 15:30 Q & A
15:30 - 15:55 Networking refreshments

Session 4: Impact of China's independent refining sector to crude demand

15:55 - 16:20

Latest developments in China’s independent refining sector – What is its role and how it is changing the oil and gas landscape

Zhang Liucheng, Director & VP, Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group

16:20 - 16:45

Major challenges faced by independent refiners in China

Jonathan Xu, Director, Oil Products, Rongsheng International Trade Co Ltd

16:45 - 17:10
Energy trading and the Internet+ trends 

Jiang Xinyu, General Manager B2B Business, Sinochem
17:10 - 17:25

Q & A

17:25 - 17:35 Chairman's closing remarks and end of day one

Jim Nicholson, SVP, Editorial, Argus
17:35 - 20:00 Conference cocktail reception

Day 2 | 29 March (Thursday)
08:30 - 09:20
Registration and refreshments
09:20 - 09:30 Chairman's remarks

Jim Nicholson, SVP, Editorial, Argus

Session 5: Increasing market share of US crude in China

09:30 - 10:00

US crude imports – A changing landscape for China’s core suppliers

Wang Pei, Doctor of Economics, Deputy General Manager of Research and Strategy Department, UNIPEC

10:00 - 10:30

China benefits from West Texas Intermediate and Brent Crude spread – Dynamics and future trends of US crude import in China 

Jeff Kralowetz, 
Vice President - Business Development, Argus

10:30 - 10:40

Q & A

10:40 - 11:10 Networking refreshments

Session 6: Global crude market outlook

11:10 - 11:40

African crude market outlook – China’s partnership in building African energy businesses

Steve Lowden, Chairman, New Age African Global Energy

11.40 - 12:10

Global crude shipping outlooks – Will Opec's production cut extension and increasing US shale oil production make a huge impact on crude shipping?

Dong Zhou, Consultant, Drewry

12:10 - 12:20 Q & A
12:20 - 12:30
Chairman's closing remarks and end of conference

Jim Nicholson,
SVP, Editorial, Argus
12:30 - 14:00 Networking lunch and end of conference

Major challenges faced by independent refiners in China 

Jonathan Xu, 
Director, Oil Products, Rongsheng International Trade Co. Ltd.

Networking refreshments






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