Southeast Asia Plastics Processing in a Coronavirus World

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In a world of collapsing and uncertain demand, how do your run your converter business? We bring you through the challenges and assess the risks in the market from reduced supply of polymer products as a result of refinery cutbacks to logistics, currency and other challenges.

ICIS invites you to join our free live webinar and analyse plastic processing in southeast Asia together with our experts and discuss how businesses can maneuver successfully in today’s changing dynamics.


  • The demand challenges: Assessing the fall in regional and global consumption
  • How refinery cutbacks are affecting petrochemical plant operations
  • A “must do” guide for the next 6-12 months
  • What the post-virus world could look like


Meet the experts

John Richardson
Asia Senior Consultant

John Richardson is a highly experienced trainer and chemicals industry consultant who has been working in the industry for 22 years. Based in Asia-Pacific, John has a deep knowledge of the companies and people who have transformed the region into the world’s major production and consumption region. His aim is to provide insightful, factually-based consultancy of the key issues facing the industry.

Hazel Goh
Senior Editor

Hazel Goh is a Senior Editor with ICIS, with over 7 years of reporting experience on PET and other petrochemical product markets in Asia and the Middle East. She collaborates closely with her counterparts in other regions to provide comprehensive coverage in this world of economic globalization. Her reporting on the PET market is valued by industry players who appreciate her independent assessments reflective of the market. She has a background in chemical engineering that has helped her understand the technical aspect of petrochemical processes during market engagement.

Leanne Tan
Senior Editor

Leanne Tan is a senior editor in the ICIS Singapore pricing team covering several key polymer markets, including the Polypropylene (PP) Asia-Pacific and southeast Asia domestic markets, as well as Metallocene Linear Low Density Polyethylene (MLLDPE) Asia-Pacific market, generating price assessments that are considered benchmarks for trade in the industry. Leanne previously worked at SABIC as a supply and inventory planner for three years, supporting the creation of a feasible production plan for all PP material produced in Asia through coordination and communication with plant affiliates. She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from the National University of Singapore.

Izham Ahmad
Senior Editor

Izham Ahmad is a Senior Editor at ICIS and is currently responsible for the polyethylene markets for the southeast Asian region. Izham also covers the base oils market in the Middle East.
Izham is based in Singapore and holds a degree in Economics from The University of Adelaide in Australia. He started his career as a journalist in 1999, while he was then based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Izham has written a wide variety of articles on finance, economics and energy, and has analysed the impacts of some of the major global events which have taken place since the end of the 1997/1998 Asian Financial Crisis. He has written for various newswire organisations such as Dow Jones and Bridge Information Systems/Telerate. His articles have also previously been published in the Wall Street Journal Asia.

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