The 19th Latin American Logistic Meeting was held in Buenos Aires on May 31 and June 1, 2017, in the NH Buenos Aires City.

The event, organized by APLA, the Latin American Petrochemical and Chemical Association, brought together for two days the main producers and distributors, operators and companies of logistics services, ports and terminals, cameras and professionals of the sector.






9:00 Conference: Regional Economic Analysis

Speaker: Bour Juan Luis – Chief Economist – Fundación Fiel- Argentina

10:00 Vision of the Logistics of the Petrochemical and Chemical Sector in Latin America

Conference: Impact of Trends in Global Trade in Petrochemical Products

Martin George – Editor in Chief – ICIS

Conference: Logistics Trends in Petrochemicals for the Americas

Capuchino Richard – Associate Editorial DirectorS & P Global Platts

Conference: Vision of Latin America: Self-sufficiency in Basic Petrochemicals

Quinada Rina – Director Sr. – IHS Markit

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Workshop: Times and costs in export and import of: containers, liquid and solid bulk, in the ports and border crossings of Latin America.

Coordinator: Cristini Marcela -Economist Sr. – Fundación Fiel – Argentina

12:30 Welcome Lunch

14:30 Conference: Strategic Logistics Agenda for the Chemical Industry in Brazil


Andrea Carla Cunha- Director of Technical Affairs- ABIQUIM – Brazil

Marcus Vinicius D’Elia – Leggio Consulting – Brazil

Conference: SGA, GHS and GPS: its impact on the logistics and transport of chemical substances and products


Jorge de Zavaleta – Executive Director – CIQyP – Argentina

Rolando García Valverde – Leader of the Committees of Raw Materials and Energy, Sustainability and the Environment and Institutional Communications – CIQyP – Argentina

15:30 Conference: Logistics Solutions for the supply of Vaca Muerta operations. Integral Vision

Speaker: Quiñones Daniel, Infrastructure and Logistics Planning Manager, Vice Presidency Supply Chain – YPF- Argentina

16:30 Coffee Break

5:00 pm Conference: Maritime freight availability scenario. Container loading rates, liquid and solid bulk.

Speaker: Fernando Maggi – CEO- International Maritime Agency Buenos Aires (AMI) – Argentina

18:00 Conference: Lack of storage capacity in Brazil: Current situation and expectations.

Speaker: Guzen Lucas – Commercial Manager – Cattalini Terminais – Brazil

7:00 pm Cocktail at Madero Tango


09:00 Conference: Transport Plan and Logistic Challenges

Speaker: Luis Clementi- National Director of Urban Logistics Urban Logistics – Ministry of Transportation of the Nation – Argentina

10:00 Conference: Good Practices: “Challenges of infrastructure for a petrochemical project in Mexico”.

Speaker: Maciel Frederico – Logistics Manager – Braskem-Idesa – Mexico

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Workshop Conclusions & Closing

Marcela Cristini – Sr. Economist – Fundación Fiel

Eduardo Praselj – General Director – ALV

12:30 Closing Lunch

About the event:

When will the event take place?

The 19th APLA meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 1, 2017.

In what time?

Wednesday May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where will the meeting be held?

The meeting is held at the NH Buenos Aires City hotel

Address: Calle Bolívar 160, C1066, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Phone: +54 11 4121-6464

See site map here

What is the profile of the attendees of this meeting?

Executives of Supply Chain, logistics operations, purchases and commercial of the Petrochemical and Latin American Chemical Industry.
Representatives of companies producing and distributing petrochemical and chemical products.
Representatives of importing and exporting companies.
Representatives of companies providing logistics services.
Representatives of port terminals and logistics operators.

About the inscription:

What is the cost of registration to the event?

Partner companies Non-member companies
Until 05/12/2017 US $ 395.00 US $ 495.00
From 05/13/2017 US $ 465.00 US $ 580.00
How can I register?

You can register through this link

What is the last registration date?

You can register online until May 30, 2017.

You can register at the venue of the event on May 31 and June 1, 2017.

When does the registration fee change?

As of May 13, the new registration fee applies.

What are group discount rates?

They are the special rates that are granted to groups of 3, 5 and 10 people who attend representing the same company.

Cancellation of Registration Policies

Is there a refund if I cancel the registration?

Yes, the returns will be made taking into account the following deadlines:

Up to 21 days before the event Between 20 and 8 days before the event, Starting 7 days before the event Absent
The return of 70% of the amount paid will be made. The return of 50% of the payment will be made.
There is no refund. Only 50% of the subscription will be taken to the APLA members as credit for the registration for the following year’s meeting. The credit is non-transferable.

No refund

Can I substitute my assistance with that of a companion of the same company?

The substitution of one participant for another of the same company will be allowed, at no cost.

When will the returns be made in case of cancellation?

Returns will be made after the meeting.

About the hotel Headquarters:

What is the host hotel?

The headquarters hotel is the NH Buenos Aires City.

Will there be a preferential rate for staying at the host hotel?

Yes, the preferential rate at the headquarters hotel is US $ 105 + taxes. Standard Room

How to access the hotel reservation?

1- Register at the 19th Latin American Logistics Meeting.

2 – With the payment of your registration you will receive the information to register at the headquarters hotel accessing the special rate.

What is the dress code?

Casual business





Tel: +54 11 43251422

To access the list of participants and speaker presentations, please get in touch with the APLA team.