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In 2016 we're celebrating the 10th anniversary edition of the ICIS Asian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference. Over the past 10 years the conference has become established as a key meeting point for the Asian base oils and lubricants industry calendar.

Each year we welcome over 300 attendees from over 50 countries to debate the latest industry developments and to benefit from the networking opportunities on offer.

To mark the 10th anniversary edition, delegates will benefit from added value networking features alongside thought leading content from the expert speakers the industry has come to expect from an ICIS Base Oils event.

We look forward to welcoming back past delegates as well as new attendees to this special 10th anniversary event.

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Day 1: Wednesday 18 May

8:00
REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
9:00
Welcome

9:05
Opening remarks from the Moderators
9:15
Macroeconomic factors impacting Asian markets
  • Current and future direction of the global and Asian economies
  • Will low crude oil prices continue?
  • The impact of global and regional currency changes
  • The downturn in key commodities and impact on lubricants
10:00
The changing global base oil supply/demand landscape
  • What is the forecast for global demand?
  • Global supply balances for light, medium and heavy grades
  • How will markets cope with global oversupply?
  • What happens to the excess Group II?
10:45
REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15
A focus on Asian supply and demand balances
  • How is the downturn in China affecting Asian supply/demand balances?
  • What is the supply v demand situation for Group II and III base oils in the Asia-Pacific region?
  • 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?
12:00
A picture of Group III 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
12:30
Group I and brightstock: What is the future globally and in Asia-Pacific?
  • Group I plants have closed in Europe – will Asia follow?
  • With a dwindling source of supply, where will companies source their Group I and brightstock?  
  • Are the brightstock alternatives viable?
  • What are the technical options available to Group I refineries to add value to their output?
     
Tim Langlais, Marketing Manager, Specialty Base Oils, ERGON
13:00
LUNCH

14:15
The market for marine lubricants
  • How the marine lubricant sector is affected by global trends
  • How is it adapting to declining sources of brightstock?
  • What is the drive to fuel economy in the sector?
  • What are the technical developments in marine lubricants?
Caroline Huot, Managing Director, UNIMARINE LUBRICANTS
15:00
Iran after sanctions... What will be the impact in Asia?
  • What will be the impact of the opening up of base oil markets in Iran?
  • How will Asia be affected?
  • Which markets will benefit or be adversely impacted?
  • Will Iran itself need better quality supply in the short term?
Mehrdad Vajedi, Director, Permian Energy
15:45
REFRESHMENT BREAK

16:15
New base oil production from the Middle East
  • In an era of over-supply, how will this production affect global and Asian balances?
  • Will the product find a home in Asia?
  • More brightstock production from the Middle East – how much will this ease the supply situation? 
     
16:50
A focus on Australia and the development of re-refined base oils
  • The factors leading to the development of re-refining in Australia
  • Is this a natural consequence of the demise of traditional base oil refining?
  • The quality levels of the base oils produced
  • In an era of low crude oil prices, will re-refined oils extend into other markets in Asia?
     
17:30
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?
18:00
CLOSE OF DAY ONE

Day 2: Thursday 19 May

9:00
Opening remarks from the Moderators
9:15
Can global climate change agreements be reconciled with Asian economic growth?
  • Pollution is a major issue in Asia, especially in China and India
  • What are the Asian commitments to climate change agreements?
  • Will low crude oil prices hamper the demand for alternative fuels?
  • What will be the knock-on effect for industrial growth, and hence lubricants?
     
9:50
Lubricant trends in Asia
  • What are the changing customer requirements and lubricant trends in Asia?
  • New market developments and impact on lubricants: A focus on Hybrid cars and ‘Value’ Trucks 
     
10:25
A perspective from a leading Japanese automotive OEM
  • Lubricant specifications to meet environmental and fuel economy commitments
  • What are the essential qualities demanded for lubricant performance?
     
11:00
REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:30
The changing Chinese automotive OEM landscape
  • A perspective from a domestic Chinese OEM
  • What specifications will the Chinese market follow – ACEA or API?
  • Is China a low cost market, or will consumers accept higher quality lubricants?
     
12:05
GF6, PC11, CH4 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
12:35
Panel Discussion

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.

13:05
CLOSING REMARKS AND CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

 

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Speakers

The ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants conference agenda annually features a cutting edge speaker line-up of senior industry experts from the highest profile companies in the world. 

2016 Speakers include:
 

Caroline Huot
Managing Director
UNIMARINE LUBRICANTS
Tim Langlais
Marketing Manager, Specialty Base Oils
ERGON
Kim Lu
Analyst
FEEDCO SA
Mehrdad Vajedi
Director
Permian Energy

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Testimonials
Excellent, great overview of the industry
2015 Attendee, Industry Liaison Adviser, Infineum UK Ltd
Very well organised
2015 Attendee, Marketing Manager, Saudi Aramco
Excellent market information
2015 Attendee, VP, Nynas
Well organised with good speakers and networking
2015 Attendee, International Adviser & Author, Gare International
Crisp & targeted, addressing all areas of industry concern
2015 Attendee, Business Development Executive, Infineum
Informative
2015 Attendee, Director Global Business, Vega Middle East LLC
Interactive market outlook
2015 Attendee, Engineer, Saudi Aramco
Enlightening
2015 Attendee, Director, MR Speciality Sdn Bhd
Very detailed and useful
2015 Attendee, Managing Director, TLB
A good array of information sharing sessions
2015 Attendee, AGM – QA, Hyrax Oil S/B
Useful for more information about base oil movement
2015 Attendee, Manager, Petronas Lubricant International Sdn Bhd
Very informative
2015 Attendee, Base Oil Development, BAPCO
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