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

Day 1 - Wednesday 17 May 2017


Registration and refreshments




Opening remarks from the Moderators

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

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

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

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

Refreshment break and networking


Developing a Global Slate

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

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

Lunch and networking


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

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

Refreshment break and networking


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

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

Close of Day One


Networking Drinks Reception


Day 2 - Thursday 18 May 2017


Opening remarks from the Moderator

Joe Rousmaniere, Director Business Development , CHEMLUBE INTERNATIONAL

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

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

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

Refreshment break and networking


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

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

Closing remarks from the Chair


Lunch and end of conference

The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers or venue should circumstances require.
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