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20 years of development: Taking stock of the industry today and change drivers for the future

In 2016 we're celebrating the 20th anniversary edition of the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference. Over the past 20 years the conference has become firmly established as the most important date in the global base oils and lubricants industry calendar. Each year we welcome up to 600 attendees from over 50 countries to debate the latest industry developments and to benefit from the vast networking opportunities on offer.

To mark the 20th anniversary edition, delegates will benefit from added value networking features including a pre-conference drinks reception and an anniversary celebration evening function. We look forward to welcoming back past delegates as well as new attendees to this special 20th anniversary event.

Over 470 people have registered already, find out who they are. 



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Conference Day 1: Thursday 18 February

8:00
REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
9:00
Welcome from ICIS
9:05
Opening remarks from the Chair
X B Cox, Global Planning Manager - Basestocks & Specialties, EXXONMOBIL BASESTOCKS
Mike McCabe, Global Segment Marketing Manager, LUBRIZOL
9:20
Keynote: Refinery economics in era of low oil prices
  • Are there new ‘norms’ for refineries now?
  • The impact on base stock economics from changing demand and specifications for other refinery products
  • Is it better to make base oils or fuels with lower crude prices?
  • What sort of base oil? Light, medium, heavy?
Ashok Krishna, Vice President, Downstream Technology & Services, CHEVRON ENERGY TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
10:00
Major milestones over the last 20 years and lessons learnt
  • What has changed in base oils and lubricants over the last 20 years?
  • What have been the major technological and business milestones?
  • How has this influenced where the industry is today?
  • What can we learn for the future?
David Wedlock, Base Oils Expert and Consultant
10:45
REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15
The OEM perspective on 2020 and beyond
  • Developments in the automotive sector will continue to drive the future direction of base oil and lubricants
  • Future technology and trends in passenger cars
  • What the latest engines will require from 21st century lubricants
John Coxon, Technical Specialist – Engine Lubricants, JAGUAR LAND ROVER
12:00
An aerial view of changing base oil dynamics and global trade flows
  • Major factors impacting base oil markets
  • Highlights of supply/demand trends
  • The growth of Group II and its eventual markets
  • What happens to an excess of group III?
Geeta Agashe, President, GEETA AGASHE & ASSOCIATES LLC
12:45
LUNCH

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14:30
New global capacity and impact on global supply balances
  • New global additions
  • Trade from Group II and III supply rich regions
  • Exports of group I from Europe
  • What will be available for blenders in Europe now, and in 5 years hence?
Stephen Ames, Managing Director, SBA CONSULTING
15:15
A perspective from a European Group I base oils producer – Quo Vadis Group I?
  • Is there a place for Group I in the long term?
  • The different situations in Western, Central European and Russian markets
  • How will the European Group I landscape play out?
Zbigniew Lach, Raw Materials Division Manager, LOTOS OILS SA
16:00
REFRESHMENT BREAK

 
16:30
Brightstocks: Salvation of Group I, or a gleam in the gloom
  • Changing supply/demand and pricing fundamentals for brightstocks
  • What are the value levers determining which Group I plants will survive, and which may fail?
Ian Moncrieff, Vice President Energy, KLINE GROUP
17:15
The base oils and lubricants landscape in China
  • China continues to drive global demand
  • What are the economic and industry prospects in China
  • The changing base oil supply/demand landscape
Whitney Shi, Senior Industry Analyst, ICIS CHINA - C1 ENERGY
18:00
CLOSE OF DAY ONE
19:30
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION at Altitude 360

Conference Day 2: Friday 19 February

9:00
Welcome from ICIS
9:05
Opening remarks from the Chair
APU GOSALIA, Vice President Sustainability & Global Competitive Intelligence, FUCHS PETROLUB SE
BRIAN CRICHTON, Director, CRICHTON CONSULTING LTD
9:15
BP: Energy outlook to 2035
William Zimmern, Head, Macroeconomics, BP
9:50
Developments in the automotive lubricants market
  • Societal, market and technological factors driving change
  • An outlook to the next 5, 10 and 20 years 
Mike McCabe, Global Segment Marketing Manager, LUBRIZOL
10:25
A Heavy Duty OEM perspective - Construction
  • An outlook on future developments in HD engines for construction
  • The special requirements of HD engine lubricants
  • The broader range of lubricants required for the construction industry
  • Are construction performance specifications catching up with the on-road market?
Anders Petterson, Global Lubricant Coordinator, VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
11:00
REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:30
Time for a Time Out! The Lubricant Performance Standards: Where Next?
  • Non-OEM industry standards in testing, specification setting and monitoring were put in place 30 years ago - is that system and structure still a valid model in today’s world?
  • Examine the changes from 1996 to 2016 in a step wise approach to better understand how we have evolved to our current situation.
  • While there will likely always be regional needs, how can these regional systems be aligned to make testing more efficient?
Chris Locke, Executive Vice President Marketing and Technology, INFINEUM
12:15
Next generation engine oil specifications and impact on base oil interchange
  • The latest status with key global specifications: GF6, PC11, ACEA 2016 and Dexos Next Generation 1 & 2
  • What will they mean for base oil interchange?
  • A global and European perspective
Chris Castanien, Technical Services Manager – Americas, NESTE
13:00
Networking Lunch

14:00
Challenges for the independent blender
  • Obtaining OEM approvals is getting more complicated and expensive
  • Will this be passed on in higher prices for lubricants?
  • What then is the future for small lubricant blenders?
Adrian Hill, Automotive Product Manager, MORRIS LUBRICANTS
14:35
The Russian base oils and lubricants landscape
  • A near term overview
  • Review of refinery capacities and upgrades
  • Russian heavy neutrals and brightstock
  • Export and tariff policy – what can make Russian product more attractive for export?
Tamara Kandelaki, Managing Director, InfoTEK-CONSULT
15:10
Basestock trends in the future
  • The growing demand for synthetics
  • The growth of bio-based products
  • How OEM and regulatory drivers will influence demand for these basestocks
William Downey , SVP for Business Development, Novvi LLC
15:40
Closing remarks from the Chair and close of conference
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Speakers

The ICIS World Base Oils and Lubricants conference agenda annually features a cutting edge speaker line-up of senior industry experts from the highest profile companies in the world.

2016 Speakers include:

Geeta Agashe
President
GEETA AGASHE & ASSOCIATES LLC
Samer Akram
Director - Operations
UNICHEM SERVICES
Stephen Ames
Managing Director
SBA CONSULTING
Chris Castanien
Technical Services Manager – Americas
NESTE
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Testimonials
Greatest base oils and lubricants event in the year
Specialist Global Competitive Intelligence/Sustainability Management, FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Remains most the professional event and networking opportunity in Europe
Sales Manager, EMEA, Infineum
An excellent forum of lubricants and base oil industry trends
Manager Plants Operation, ENOC
Great networking and information gathering opportunity
Commercial Manager, Vopak
Very important opportunity to meet with stakeholders
President , Viking Energy
Innovative and very good
Export Manager Division, Galp Energia
Provides a very good overview of the industry
Senior Principal Analyst, IHS Global
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