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Join us on 16-18 May 2017 at the Fairmont Singapore for The 11th ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference.

The conference agenda and expert speaker line-up are currently being confirmed with exciting details due in Autumn 2016.
 
The 2016 conference attracted 230 attendees representing 122 companies from 28 countries. Attendees included base oil producers, traders, lubricant blenders, technology providers, shipping companies and end users.
 
Find out more about what you can expect from the annual meeting of Asian base oils and lubricants professionals by downloading the 2016 post event report.
 

Agenda

The 2017 agenda is currently being finalised. Please continue reading to see the topics and speakers from the 2016 conference. 

Conference Day 1: Wednesday 17 May

8:00
REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
9:00
Welcome

9:05
Opening remarks from the Moderators
9:15
Macroeconomic factors impacting Asian markets
  • Will low crude oil prices continue?
  • The impact of global and regional currency changes
  • The downturn in key commodities and impact on lubricants
Alaistair Chan, Associate Economist, MOODY’S ANALYTICS
10:00
The next 10 years: Future global lubricant trends and base oil evolution
  • The lubricant development we have seen
  • What trends will influence lubricants in the future?
  • Impact on base oil development
  • Will the next 10 years continue the global shift to Asia?
Rob Shama, President, AFTON CHEMICAL
10:45
Networking break & refreshments

11:15
The global and Asian base oil market overview
  • How will markets cope with global oversupply?
  • What happens to the excess Group II?
  • How is the downturn in China affecting Asian supply/demand balances?
  • Where is the push for Group II being seen in Asia?
  • Will Group II continue to displace Group I?
  • How will additional Group II production in China impact market balances?
Milind Phadke, Director, Energy, KLINE & CO
12:00
The Group III / GTL Marketplace - Becoming More Differentiated
  • The low temperature viscometrics game
  • Comparison of regional and global Group III / III+ / GTL qualities
  • Outlook for additional supplies
Amy Claxton, CEO/Consultant, MY ENERGY
12:45
Networking lunch

14:15
Advancements in bright stock refining technology
  • Group I decline and market need
  • Bright stock technology
  • Economics of viscosity
Tim Langlais, Marketing Manager, Specialty Base Oils, ERGON
15:00
A Middle East update: Iran after sanctions and new base oil production in the GCC region
  1. Iran:
    • What will be the impact of the opening up of base oil markets in Iran, and how will Asia be affected?
    • Which markets will benefit or be adversely impacted?
    • Will opportunities open up in Iran?
       
  2. Middle East production
    • What is on the horizon?
    • In an era of over-supply, how will this production affect global and Asian balances?
    • More brightstock production from the Middle East – how much will this ease the supply situation?
    • Will the product find a home in Asia?
Mehrdad Vajedi, Director, PERMIAN ENERGY
15:45
Networking break & refreshments

16:15
A picture of Group III Base Oil in China
  • A comprehensive review of the Group III market in China
  • Who are the main suppliers of Group III into China?
  • What is the status of Group III domestic production?
Kim Lu, Analyst, FEEDCO SA
17:00
A Recent History of Base Oils in Australia – an Independent View
  • The ever changing supply landscape
  • The factors leading to the development of re-refining  in Australia
  • In an era of low crude oil prices, can Australia re-refined oils extend into other markets in Asia?
  • The future of base oil supply in Australia
Tony Lawton, Manager Asia and General Development, PENRITE OIL COMPANY
17:35
10th Anniversary Drinks Reception

Conference Day 2: Thursday 18 May

9:00
Opening remarks from the Moderators
9:15
The changing market landscape in Japan
  • Changes in this mature market after recent M & A developments
  • A comprehensive supply/demand market overview
  • What is the real situation in Japan?
Yukihiko Adachi, Managing Director, KLINE JAPAN
9:50
Automotive Technology Trends and Lubricants Trends - A perspective from a Japanese automotive OEM
  • Automotive technology trends to meet the latest emission and fuel economy regulations
  • An examination of conventional and hybrid vehicles
  • Requirements for lubricants specification and technology from the automotive manufacturer's viewpoint
Kazuo Yamamori, Material Development Division, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
10:25
Lubricant trends in Asia: the increasing importance of low-viscosity lubricants and their impact on base oils
  • Improved fuel economy (FE) of vehicles to meet global targets of reduced carbon dioxide emissions is one of the key drivers in the automotive industry today
  • This has led to the proliferation of low-viscosity lubricants and base oils, one of the key lubricant trends in Asia
  • The benefits and consequences of using low-viscosity base oils in lubricant formulations
  • The way forward in this low-viscosity world
Chan Yin Tat, Technologist, INFINEUM
11:00
Networking break & refreshments

11:30
GF6, PC11, CK4 and ACEA 2016: What are the implications of the most recent specifications for Asia?
  • How will these latest industry specifications impact Asia?
  • What is the pace and detail of their implementation?
  • The impact for lubricant quality in the region
Jerry Wang, Technology Manager - China, CHEVRON ORONITE
12:15
Your opportunity to take part in an inter-active discussion about the key issues raised during the conference and put your questions to a panel of industry experts

Panel Discussion

Kazuo Yamamori, Material Development Division, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Chen Wai Fong, Base Oils Product Manager (AP & AMEP), CHEVRON
Patrick Adhiatmadja, CEO, FEDERAL KARYATAMA
Jason Chong, Regional Business Manager- Engine Oils, LUBRIZOL
Philip James, Head – Group Supply Chain, PETRONAS LUBRICANTS INTERNATIONAL SDN BD
13:05
CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

 

Seminar

The 2017 seminar will take place before the conference on Tuesday 16 May 2017. It's content is currently being finalised. The 2016 Seminar focussed on:

Key ASEAN Growth Markets: INDONESIA, VIETNAM, MALAYSIA, THAILAND AND MYANMAR

Speakers

The ICIS Asian Base Oils & 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 published soon.

2016 Speakers included:

Testimonials
A very good overview of the diverse markets in Asia
Milind Phadke, Director, Energy, KLINE & CO
I certainly benefitted from the event for networking and learning. It is a well organized conference filled with outstanding speakers and insightful material.
Dian Andyasuri, Indonesia Lubricant General Manager, PT SHELL INDONESIA
Excellent
Shekhar Dhir, Regional Manager, SBC PETROCHEMICAL PTE LTD

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