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ICIS & ELGI are delighted to announce that the 4th Industrial Lubricants Conference will be returning once again this 15-16 November to the brand new location of Vienna. Established as the industry meeting place for the industrial lubricants sector and covering both technical and commercial content, join us again this year for more expert insight and unrivalled networking opportunities.
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Conference Day 1: Wednesday 15 November

Registration and refreshments
Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
A global market in transition – The continuing evolution of base stocks
  • Group I availability and outlook 
  • Bright stock alternatives 
  • The shift to higher group base stocks – what pressures will this put on the market?
  • Cost vs. value – reformulating higher viscosity base stocks to mitigate shortages
Industrial lubricants – Creating opportunities in a market of slow demand growth
  • Supply and demand outlook for the sector 
  • Searching for success – growth potential by application and product type
  • How is base stock availability and demand influencing lubricant formulation?
Refreshment break and networking
To what extent is regulation driving the industrial lubricants sector?
  • REACH 2018 – are we ready?
  • Future expectations for low volume chemicals – do we have alternatives?
  • Additional regulatory requirements on a global scale – what extra considerations need to be taken?
Optimising energy efficiency in gear applications using high viscosity base stocks
  • PAOs vs. PAGs in industrial gear lubrication
  • Maximising performance and compatibility
  • Applications in lubricant formulations
Is the drive for sustainability fuelling growth in biodegradable lubricants?
  • To what extent is sustainability a driver for innovation?
  • The rise of Ecolabel products and its impact on the industry 
  • Environmental and performance advantages of biodegradable products
Lunch and networking
OEM perspective on industrial lubrication
  • Expectations from next generation formulations 
  • Defining the approval process 
  • Understanding how design evolution will impact lubrication requirements
Has the synthetics market reached its full growth potential?
  • Will synthetics see the same uptake in the industrial sector as automotive 
  • Measuring cost vs. value 
  • Performance advantages in challenging applications
Refreshment break and networking
Analysing the advantages of ester based lubricants in the marine sector
  • Ensuring compliance to the VGP
  • Formulations of the future – creating the next generation of EALs 
  • Verifying biodegradability, minimal toxicity and bioaccumulation
Creating the next generation of hydraulic oils
  • Challenges and opportunities for the hydraulic oil market
  • Reducing downtime and maximising productivity through innovative formulation
  • Maintaining thermal stability in extreme temperature operating conditions
Close of conference day one

Conference Day 2: Thursday 16 November

Welcome and Chairman’s opening remarks
White etched cracking in wind turbines – Assessing the role of lubrication
  • Analysing the causes
  • Maintaining operational efficiency through effective lubrication – are synthetics the answer?
  • How are diverse operating environments and gearbox design evolution influencing lubricant selection and formulation?
Food grade lubricants – A smaller but more demanding sector?
  • Small volumes but high growth potential?
  • Managing the challenges of direct food contact 
  • How are end-user requirements influencing lubricant selection?
Refreshment break and networking
A perspective from the CEE region – Supply and demand outlook
  • Industrial growth opportunities in Central Eastern Europe
  • What will this mean for lubricant demand?
  • Assessing market appetite according to application and product type
Panel discussion: Innovation in industrial lubricants and the drive for collaboration
  • What is the role of innovation, sustainability and regulation 
  • What more needs to be done to foster collaboration across the value chain
  • Looking to the future – what is next for the industrial lubricants sector?
Chairman’s closing remarks
Lunch and end of conference
The ICIS & ELGI Industrial Lubricants Conference agenda annually features a cutting edge speaker line-up of senior industry experts from the highest profile companies in the world. The 2017 speaker line up will be announced soon.
 Useful, informative conference, good location
Paul Veerkamp, Specialist Lubrication Technology, Tata Steel
 Everything was at the highest level
Roman Podriezov, Head of Research & Development, JV Yukoil
 Very good and informative presentations and excellent organisation
Wolfgang Weil, Head of Purchasing, Bucher AG Langenthal Motorex Schmiertechnik
 The ICIS conference provided room for interesting presentations as well as networking helping to not only understand the current market trends and technologies but also to connect for future discussions.
Nawid Kashani, Global Strategic Marketing Manager Basestocks and Metalworking Fluids, BASF
 Getting the latest information about the industrial lubricant sector. A very good place for networking.
Maren Ohnesorge, Product Manager, AVISTA OIL Refining & Trading Deutschland GmbH

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