Day 1 - Thursday 20 February 2014

8:00

REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

9:00

Welcome

9:05

Opening remarks from the Chair

9:15

Sustain Ability in the Global Lubricants Industry

  • Global lubricants market development
  • Industrial lubricants
  • Competitive landscape
  • Sustainability
APU GOSALIA, Head of Global Competitive Intelligence, FUCHS PETROLUB
10:00

Chevron’s Pascagoula Group II base oil plant: enabling market evolution in Europe and beyond

The latest update on Chevron Group II production from Pascagoula
Chevron’s views on Group II trade flows

BRENT LOK, Global Manager, Base Oil Marketing and New Business Development, CHEVRON
10:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15

A global supply and demand overview of the base oils market

  • Supply/demand balances by region
  • Winners and losers in the base oil market
MILIND PHADKE, Director - Energy Practice, KLINE & CO
12:00

The Drive to Efficient Lubricants

  • Ultra-low viscosity lubricants in automotive and industrial applications
  • Innovations in additive science, polymer chemistry and testing
TOM CURTIS, Vice President - Engine Additives, LUBRIZOL
12:45

LUNCH

14:30

Investing in Europe, enabling the future

  • The challenges and benefits of manufacturing Group III base oils in Europe in 2014
  • The changing role of Group III base oils
  • Only Group III base oils with OEM approvals will meet the demand
PAUL KERWIN, European Sales Manager, SK LUBRICANTS EUROPE B.V.
15:15

The impact of LSPI (Low speed pre-ignition) on lubricants

  • A major concern of the automotive OEMs
JON PILBEAM, Research & Development Engineering Specialist, AFTON CHEMICAL
16:00

REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:30

The attributes of world champion lube blending plants

  • What are the attributes of world champion lube blending plants?
  • What is the economic benefit in being a world champion plant?
ANNIE HANAFIN, Global Lubricants Benchmarking Project Manager , MALIK PIMS
17:15

Trends in the shipping of base oils

  • New global capacity
  • Drivers of the market
  • Latest developments in the shipping of base oils
MARK ROBERTS, Director/Head of Specialised Products Market Analysis, H CLARKSON & CO
18:00

CLOSE OF DAY ONE

Day 2 - Friday 21 February 2014

9:00

Welcome

9:05

Opening remarks from the Chair

9:15

Basestocks - from a historical perspective

  • The history and evolution of the basestocks business as a lens on the current environment economies
X B COX, Global Planning Manager - Basestocks & Specialties, EXXONMOBIL BASESTOCKS
10:00

An outlook for Group III basestocks

  • Where will the global Group III production find a home?
STEPHEN AMES, Managing Director, SBA CONSULTING
10:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:30

Changes in the European market for naphthenic base oils

  • Recent Nynas acquisition
  • Impact on naphthenic supply/demand balances
VALENTINA SERRA-HOLM, Marketing Director, NYNAS
11:50

Panel Discussion: ‘The future of Group I in Europe’

  • Daniel Iannuzzi, Director, FEEDCO S.A
  • Jan Trocki, Vice President – Strategy, Gulf Oil International
  • David Atkinson, R&D Director, Industrial and Metalworking, Afton Chemical
  • Zbigniew Lach, Strategic Raw Materials Management, Lotos Oil S.A
12:50

LUNCH

14:00

The use of Group II basestocks in marine lubricant applications

Sylvain Leblanc, Global Marine Manager, INFINEUM
14:45

A global overview of re-refined base oils

  • Re-refined base oils production by region
  • Quality levels and applications
  • Future inroads by re-refined baseoils into the traditional market
CHRISTIAN HARTMANN, Managing Director, PURALUBE
15:30

Closing remarks from the Chair

15:35

Thank you and close of conference

15:45

Base oils pricing methodology and market outlook session

Complimentary (optional) session hosted by ICIS

During this session, ICIS will take you through how the editors derive the base oils price assessments and provide insights as well into the dynamics that can influence the price movements. All base oil grades will be covered as well as looking in detail at specific regions - Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Attending the session will enable you to get a good overview of price drivers and fluctuations, anticipate market developments that may affect your business and meet all of our regional base oils experts in one place and talk about the market and your other areas of interest.

 


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