The 11th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Conference The 11th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday 17 May 2017

8:00

Registration and refreshments

9:00

Welcome

9:05

Opening remarks from the Moderators

Anna Hiramatsu, Executive Director, JAPAN SUN OIL COMPANY
Li Wang, Vice President, KLINE & CO.
9:15

The ‘new normal’ in the geopolitical lansdcape and impact on Asian trade flows

  • A new regime in the US is looking more protectionist
  • How will this impact US-Asia trade flows?
  • What is the outlook for US-China trade?
Jonathan Berkshire Miller, International Affairs Fellow, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
9:55

Supply/demand balances, global trade flows and impact on Asia.

  • Overview of global capacity developments 
  • Significance of cargoes from the Middle East, US and Europe entering the region
  • How is the local market reacting and realigning?
  • Potential destination/displacement of domestic production
Milind Phadke, Director, Energy, KLINE & CO
10:35

CDU, VGO and the feedstock situation

  • Clarity on refinery decisions – what decides shutdowns and turnarounds?
  • Current supply situation for the key feedstocks
  • Where globally can you find UCO and VGO?
Subhasis Bhattacharya, Base Oil Technology Manager, CHEVRON LUMMUS GLOBAL
11:15

Refreshment break and networking

11:45

Developing a Global Slate

Kitae (Joseph) Kang, Vice President, Head of Lube Sales Division, S-OIL CORPORATION
12:30

Group III+ : Now Every Blender Can Blend Low Viscosity Lubricants

  • Petronas has upgraded an existing plant to produce Group III+
  • Why now?
  • How is this process different to other Group III processes?
  • ​The implications for Group III read across and API interchangeability. 
Mr. Lee Seow King, Head, Business Planning, PETRONAS Penapisan (Melaka) Sdn. Bhd
13:15

Lunch and networking

14:30

Trends in shipping and global trade flows

  • Supply/demand balance in the shipping market
  • Outlook and health of the global market
  • A focus on Asia
  • Shipping trade flows for base oils and lubricants
Caroline Huot, Global Head Lubricants , COCKETT MARINE OIL GROUP
15:15

Brightstock alternatives in marine lubricants

  • Key developments in marine lubricants
  • 2020 is a landmark date for reductions in sulphur content for marine fuel and oils
  • How viable are brightstock alternatives in marine applications?
Youhei Inagaki, Lubes Technologist, INFINEUM
16:00

Refreshment break and networking

16:30

Prospects for development and growth in India

  • The pace of change in India has been phenomenal
  • The impact of leaping from Bharat IV to Bharat VI emission norms
  • Will the rate of change be impeded by demonetization?
  • Trade flows with the rest of Asia
DR. YP RAO, Chief Technology Officer, GULF OIL INTERNATIONAL
17:15

The role of oleochemistry in the lubricants value chain

  • Uses of natural oils in fuels, lubes, greases and additives
  • Drivers, legislation and trends in bio-degradeable lubricants
  • Value proposition and barriers to use of oleochemicals in lubricants
Choon Wai How, Senior Manager, Wilmar, WILMAR INTERNATIONAL GROUP
17:45

Close of Day One

18:00

Networking Drinks Reception

      

Day 2 - Thursday 18 May 2017

9:00

Opening remarks from the Moderator

Joe Rousmaniere, Director Business Development , CHEMLUBE INTERNATIONAL
9:10

Base oil industry trends: Growing use of Group II in Asia

Perspective from a multinational player

  • Factors driving base oil demand shifts
  • Impact on lubricant performance and base oil design
  • Key implications for lube marketers
Duncan Connolly, Basestocks & Specialties Market Development Manager , EXXONMOBIL FUELS, LUBRICANTS & SPECIALTIES MARKETING
10:00

Asian demand patterns and growth markets

  • Identifying countries showing healthy demand growth
  • Where is it in decline?
  • A focus on SE Asia and growth opportunities
Shikhar Aggarwal, Director Visionary Sciences, Frost & Sullivan
10:40

New Category JASO DH-2F of Fuel Economy Oil for Heavy Duty Diesel Engine

  • The end-customer view on latest engine developments and the lubricant performance required. 
  • Lubricant specifications to meet environmental and fuel economy commitments
  • What are the essential qualities demanded for lubricant performance?
Ken Hashimoto, Power Train Evaluation & Engineering Division, HINO MOTORS
11:15

Refreshment break and networking

11:45

Latest industry specifications in HD and PCMO vehicles

  • The latest situation in key specifications for Asia
  • Will some be in play faster than others?
  • Importance of fuel economy regulations in HD vehicles
  • Implications for the lubricants industry and base oil production
Roy Mah, Product Manager, Engine Oils, South East Asia , LUBRIZOL
12:30

Best practice in bulk liquid supply chain logistics

  • Introduction to Shipping Base Oils & Lubricants in Bulk using Flexitank
  • Efficiencies in packaging at the point of sale (filling from bulk to retail packs in the country of sale)
  • Environment and quality packaging (HSE zero defects)
  • Cost economies and savings in Bulk Liquid packaging
  • Industry associations such as CEFIC, COA & other certifications. All are trying to raise the quality standards in the interest of safety
Andrew Sangster, Technical Director, BRAID LOGISTICS ASIA PTE LTD
13:00

Closing remarks from the Chair

13:15

Lunch and end of conference


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