22nd ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Conference Agenda 22nd ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants Conference :: Conference Agenda

Day 1 - Thursday 22 February 2018

8:00

REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

9:00

Welcome from ICIS

9:05

Opening remarks from the Chairs

9:15

‘New’ mobility and e-mobility – long term disruption for lubricants?

  • The pace of change and market growth
  • Is there more potential for hybrids?
  • 10-15-20 years future projections
  • Reference to connected and autonomous technology
  • The potential impact on the future of lubricants
Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain , LMC AUTOMOTIVE
10:00

Data, Digitalization, Decarbonization ‒ Do Disruptions Damage Durability?

  • Data: Global lube market update, new EU demand report
  • Digitalization: is the ‘Smart Plant’ a development or a disruption for the lube industry
  • Decarbonization: e-mobility – a threat or an opportunity for lubricants?

 The current view from a lubricant manufacturer on the durability of our business

Apu Gosalia, Vice President Sustainability & Global Competitive Intelligence, FUCHS PETROLUB SE
10:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

11:15

New base oil supply/demand balances

  • Latest information on new production
  • Rationalisation, shutdowns, turnarounds and capacity changes
  • What does it mean for supply/demand balances?
  • Are we back to an over-supply situation – can the market sustain all the new base oils?
Ian Moncrieff, Vice President Energy, KLINE GROUP
12:00

The changing Group II landscape in Europe

  • A focus on new Group II production
  • What will it displace?
  • What is the impact on Group I production in Europe?
Speaker from INFINEUM
12:45

LUNCH & NETWORKING

14:00

The commercial and technical impact of new, high quality Group III supply

  • The market is becoming increasingly complex
  • A review of the new sources of supply
  • Latest production statistics
  • Impact on global trade flows
Chris Castanien, Technical Services Manager – Americas, NESTE
14:45

A new wave of Russian base oil

  • New Group III flows out of Russia
  • Who are the players, what is the production?
  • Impact on the European and global landscape
Denis Varaksin, Director, Base Oil and Slack Waxes, DYM RESOURCES GmbH
15:30

REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

16:00

New IMO regulations limiting sulphur emissions from ships – implications for base oils and lubricants

  • Regulations in force by 2020 will see sulphur emissions limited from the current maximum of 3.5% of fuel content to 0.5%
  • The move will add extra costs to the shipping industry at a time when parts of it are going through their worst ever downturn
  • Analysts estimate the additional costs for the container shipping sector alone could be $35-$40 billion
  • How will the industry face this challenge?
  • Can you formulate marine lubes with lower viscosity oils?
Speaker from CHEVRON ORONITE
16:45

Panel discussion: New Group III Slates

  • What minimum supporting approvals are the norm from suppliers/ manufacturers?
  • How best do customers deal with new (Gp III) slates offered without crankcase pre-qualifications? 
17:30

CLOSE OF DAY ONE

Day 2 - Friday 23 February 2018

9:00

Welcome from ICIS

9:05

Opening remarks from the Chair

9:15

The future of passenger car technology – an OEM perspective

  • Future requirements for traditional vehicles
  • Electric and hybrid cars – why are OEMs investing so heavily now?
  • How will engines have to change?
  • What will they require from lubricant performance?
10:00

The next generation of HD OEM requirements

  • Lubricant specifications to meet emissions and fuel economy commitments
  • An ACEA and Volvo perspective on the impact on engine oils
Bengt Otterholm, Lubricants Co-ordinator, VOLVO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
10:45

REFRESHMENT BREAK & NETWORKING

11:15

Engine test development for evolving specifications

  • Industry challenges in test development
  • Historic best practices and proposed new approach
  • Options for a test development proposal with broad industry input and acceptance
Speaker from, EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH & ENGINEERING
12:00

Continuing the discussion on engine testing

Panel discussion: Is there a better way to create the next generation of industry requirements?

This topic was seen as hugely important to the industry during the 2017 program. In 2018 we continue the discussion with a wider group of stakeholders from industry associations and the OEM community.

12:45

LUNCH & NETWORKING

13:45

Synthetic basestocks and the ever-increasing drive to low viscosity

  • Automotive OEM requirements are driving the move to PAOs
  • Is there enough to go round?
  • Is Group III a viable alternative?
  • How low can viscosity go?
14:20

An update on the latest industry oil specifications:

ILSAC GF5, 5+ and GF6

  • GF6 has been delayed; does this mean a supplement to GF5 in the interim?

Speaker from LUBRIZOL

ACEA 2016

  • Implications of ACEA 2016 light duty and heavy duty oil sequences
15:10

Base oils and lubricants in the Americas

  • Update on Brazil and Venezuela – the special challenges in the region currently.
  • How healthy and active are these markets?
  • Are the refineries working?
Mark McHugh, Managing Partner, ENTORO INTERNATIONAL LLC
15:45

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE


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