CANADIAN PLASTICS RESIN OUTLOOK CONFERENCE AGENDA

As of Apr 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Workshop: Is Your Resin Supply Chain Value Focused? Linking resin supply to your company’s business strategy
International Centre
Presented by: Bruce Petersen, Chief Procurement Officer, Mathelin Bay

With all the pressures that plastics processors face, each day often consists of chasing the “best price” at the expense of “the best value”. During this informative workshop you will learn how to step back and pursue creating value all along the supply chain for plastic resins. (

Most importantly, you will learn how to make resin supply a real partner to your company’s business strategy and the procurement function a recognized asset within your company.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014

7:45 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
International Centre


Time

Event

7:45 - 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Sponsored by Wittmann Canada Inc.
8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Stephen, Editor, Canadian Plastics Magazine
8:35 - 8:50 a.m. Plastics Industry Statistics & CPIA Initiatives
Carol Hochu, President & CEO, Canadian Plastics Industry Association
8:50 - 9:30 a.m. Economic Outlook for Canada and USA
Warren Jestin, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Scotiabank
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. The Impact of Shale Gas
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Outlook for Polyethylene
Sam Beasley, Senior Vice-President and Practice Leader, Resin Technology Inc.
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. REFRESHMENT AND NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by Cantec
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Outlook for Polyethylene, from a Resin Producer’s Viewpoint
11:15 - 11:55 p.m. Outlook for Nylon and Polycarbonate Resins
Paul Blanchard, Director Engineering Plastics, IHS Chemical
12:05 - 12:25 p.m. NETWORKING RECEPTION
Sponsored by PMC Group
12:25 - 1:10 p.m. LUNCHEON
Co-sponsored by Mathelin Bay and Canadian Plastics
1:10 - 1:40 p.m. Outlook for Polypropylene
Scott Newell, Vice President, Polypropylene, Resin Technology Inc
1:40 - 2:10 p.m. Outlook for PET
Phil Karig, Managing Director, Mathelin Bay Associates LLC
2:10 - 2:40 p.m. Outlook for Polystyrene
Jeremy Rakes, Polystyrene Editor, Platts - a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies
2:40 - 3:05 p.m. REFRESHMENT AND NETWORKING BREAK
Sponsored by Canadian Pacific
3:05 - 3:35 p.m. Outlook for PVC
3:35 - 4:05 p.m. Outlook for Biopolymers
4:05 - 4:35 p.m. Outlook for Recycled Resins
4:35 - 4:40 p.m. Closing Remarks
Mark Stephen, Editor, Canadian Plastics Magazine