The 5th ICIS Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Agenda The 5th ICIS Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Agenda

Day 1 - Wednesday 5 April 2017

8:30

Registration and refreshments

9:15

Welcome and Chair’s opening remarks

Geeta Agashe, President, GEETA AGASHE & ASSOCIATES LLC
N C Sekharan, Vice President - Direct Sales, RAJ PETRO SPECIALTIES PVT LTD
9:30

Outlook for the Indian economy

  • GDP growth forecast at 7.5% and confidence is high
  • A good Monsoon means increased disposable income and consumer demand
  • New infrastructure and building projects enhance the economic outlook 
  • However, will demonetization impede progress?
Dr Meenal Annachhatre, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, SAVITRIBAI PHULE PUNE UNIVERSITY
10:15

GST - An update and way forward

  • What do we know now?
  • How will logistics improve?
  • What is the impact on petroleum products?
Ashok Jain, Chief Manager (Finance) , INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD
11:00

Refreshment break and networking

11:30

Session: The leap from Bharat IV to Bharat VI – Next generation technologies to meet India’s emission and FE standards

The evolving Powertrain

  - What are the challenges in meeting BSVI norms by 2020?

  - What changes are Indian OEMs planning from BS-VI and CAFÉ perspective?

 
Tapan Sahoo, Sr. Vice President, R&D, MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LTD
12:00

Scenario that emerges in the Engine Oil Market with the implementation of BS IV thru’ BS VI in India

  • What are refineries putting in place to meet Bharat VI standards?
Minaketan Panda, Senior Manager, Technical Services, HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LTD
12:30

The additive perspective

  • How to design lubricant formulations to meet Bharat VI without compromising performance requirements

S K Raghuram, Country Director, INFINEUM INDIA ADDITIVES PVT LTD
13:00

SPEAKERS PANEL SESSION

13:30

Lunch and networking

14:30

Advances in Hydroprocessing technologies for the production of high quality base stocks

Alberto Ravella, Licensing Manager, Lubes - Catalysts & Licensing, EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
15:00

Trends in marine lubricants

  • New regulations for lower sulphur content in marine lubricants
  • The changing marine lubricants market landscape
Don Gregory, Technology & Solutions Director , GULF OIL MARINE LTD
15:40

Challenges in Greases - Alternates to Lithium Greases

Vijay Deshmukh, General Manager, Research & Development, STANDARD GREASES & SPECIALTIES PVT LTD
16:15

Refreshment break and networking

16:45

The growing two wheeler segment in India

  • This sector has seen huge growth
  • A focus on increasing scooter ownership
  • Impact on lubricant formulation and demand
Sushmita Dutta, Project Lead, KLINE & CO.
17:20

India as an export hub for specialty oils

  • An examination of food grade lubricants, white oils and process oils
  • Why has India become a production and export hub for these products?
  • Future trends and opportunities in current market conditions
Aishwarya Krishnan, SHELL LUBRICANTS
18:00

Close of Day One

18:00

Networking Drinks reception

Day 2 - Thursday 6 April 2017

9:00

Welcome and Chair’s opening remarks

9:10

The base oils supply landscape in India

  • Group II and Group III market balances
  • Group I and brightstock situation as supply is squeezed
  • Will the supply emphasis shift from East to West of India?
  • Will India remain a price-driven market?
Anuj Kumar, Project Manager, KLINE & CO
9:50

Trends in industrial lubricants

  • Trends and challenges in industrial lubricants
  • How the sector will face a shortage of Group I and brightstock
  • Impact on base oil demand
Siva Kasturi, Asia Pacific Regional OEM Manager , SHELL GLOBAL LUBRICANTS
10:25

Revisiting the agricultural sector

  • What does a good monsoon mean for tractor lubricant demand?
  • What is the outlook for the sector in a growing economy?
  • Will we see a gradual shift from agriculture to manufacturing as the economy develops?
Harshad Jambulaikar, Regional Manager, AFTON CHEMICAL
11:00

Refreshment break and networking

11:30

Regulation and registration for food grade lubricants

  • What does “Food Safe” mean?
  • Which regulations must be followed? Specifically 21 CFR
  • What does 21 CFR cover?
  • Which categories in 21 CFR are relevant to manufacturers of lubricants?
  • Where can manufacturers get help and advice?
Sid Stone, Managing Director, INS SERVICES (UK) LTD
12:00

Long term vehicle trends and ‘disruptive technology’ for lubricants

  • The trend to electric and hybrid cars in India
  • There will be high uptake in India after 2020
  • The impact on lubricants
Srihari Mulgund, President, Ricardo India Pvt Ltd
12:40

Lubricant marketing in India –what it takes to succeed

  • Many majors struggle to find a foothold
  • Why have some succeeded where others have failed?
  • What makes India unique?
  • What can smaller labels and marketers do to compete?  
Geeta Agashe, President, GEETA AGASHE & ASSOCIATES LLC
13:15

Closing remarks from the Chair

13:20

Lunch and networking


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