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The 3rd AMEA Bitumen and Base Oil conference will be held on February 6 - 7, 2019 in Dubai

Agenda

3rd AMEA Bitumen and Base Oil Conference
Day One | February 6, 2019 - Wednesday
8:30 AM Registration, Exhibition Table Setup and Coffee
9:00 AM

Bitumen and Base Oil Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks
The Changing Landscape of Energy and It's Impact on Crude Oil Market

Mr. Rexy Ravindran, MD, Rex Fuels Management

Mr. Shailendra Gokhale, Rosefield DAA International Consultancy LLP

9:15 AM

Connecting the Dots of the AMEA Bitumen Markets and Commercial Issues Facing Bitumen Importers

Mr. Rexy Ravindran, MD, Rex Fuels Management

9:40 AM

Changing Dynamics in the South East Asian Bitumen Market

Mr. Vivek Dwivedi, Sr. Vice President and Global Head - Bitumen, GP Global

10:00 AM

Crude Oil Forecast and Sanctions Impact on Persian Gulf Bitumen Output

Mr. Hamed Alikhani, Chairman, Siahfam Oil and Gas Holding

10:30 AM Coffee Networking Break
11:00 AM

Iran Bitumen: Changes and Challenges

Mr. Mohsen Heidarian, Commercial Director, Jey Oil Refining

11:20 AM

Fluctuation and Infraction - Different Perspective of Petrochemical's Market Fluctuations and It's Effects on Import and Export

Mr. Ahmad Reza Yousefi, Managing Director, Infinity Galaxy

11:40 AM

New Challenges for Bitumen Logistics as Freight Charges Become Highly Volatile

Capt. Allen Pinto, Director Shipping Operations, Head Bulk Bitumen Middle East, India & Africa, Richmond Mercantile Ltd Fzc

12:00 PM

New Investment and Bitumen Marketing Opportunities in East Africa

Ms. Beatrice Ogutu, Bitumen Sales Expert, Gomfa Oil Company

12:20 PM Q&A Session
12:30 PM Lunch in The Courtyard, Hall C and Nine7One Restaurant
2:00 PM

Base Oil Chair's Opening Remarks

Mr. Shailendra Gokhale, Rosefield DAA International Consultancy LLP

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Independent Consultant & Industry Expert

2:15 PM

Traders Perspective on ME Base Oil Market

Mr. Sudip Shyam, Global Head - Base Oils, Gulf Petrochem Group

2:45 PM

Current Challenges for Lubricant Business in the Middle East

Mr. Satyabrata Das, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil Middle East Limited

3:10 PM

Way Forward for Automotive Lubricants in Middle East and Africa

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Independent Consultant & Industry Expert

3:40 PM Q&A Session
4:00 PM Coffee Networking Break
4:30 PM

Latest Trends Impacting Base Oil and RPO Trade in the AMEA Region

Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, Managing Director, Napstar Global FZC

4:50 PM

Commercial and Technical Partnerships Development in Africa: Lubricants Market

Mr. James Wakiru, Managing Editor - Lubezine Magazine, Lubes Africa Ltd

5:10 PM

Storage Facilities for Bulk Bitumen and Base Oil Exports to India

Mr. A V Pednekar, Vice President, VVF Limited

5:30 PM Chair's Closing Remarks and Summary of Day One:
End of Conference Day One
3rd AMEA Bitumen and Base Oil Conference
Day Two | February 7, 2019 - Thursday
9:00 AM

Base Oil Chair's Welcome and Opening Remarks

Mr. Shailendra Gokhale, Rosefield DAA International Consultancy LLP

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Independent Consultant & Industry Expert

9:15 AM

The Base Oil and Lubricant Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Valentina Serra-Holm, Marketing and Technology Director, Nynas AB

9:40 AM

The Outlook and Way Forward for Marine Lubricants

Ms. Caroline Huot, Global Head – Lubricants, Cockett Marine Oil Group, Singapore

10:00 AM

Incredible India....Enormous Opportunities for Base Oil and Lubes Companies in the World’s Third Largest Lubricant Market

Mr. Shailendra Gokhale, Rosefield DAA International Consultancy LLP

10:20 AM Q&A Session
10:30 AM Coffee Networking Break
11:00 AM

Bahrain's Base Oil Markets and Trade Flows

Mr. Norman Sheppard, Bapco Base Oil Leader, Bapco (Bahrain Petroleum Company)

11:20 AM

Base Oils and Waxes Supplies Update from Russia and Eastern Europe

Mr. Denis Varaksin, Director, Base Oil and Slack Waxes, DYM RESOURCES GmbH

11:40 AM

Group I Refineries Closures and it’s Effects on Bright Stock and Petroleum Wax Supplies

Mr. Majid Safdari, Commercial Director, Vista Energie

12:00 PM

Q&A Session and Panel Discussion

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Mr. Shailendra Gokhale, Mr. Norman Sheppard, Mr, Denis Varaksin, Mr. Majid Safdari

12:30 PM Lunch in The Courtyard, Hall C and Nine7One Restaurant
2:00 PM

Bitumen Chair's Opening Remarks

Mr. Rexy Ravindran, MD, Rex Fuels Management

2:15 PM

Production of quality bitumen using the world leading technology Biturox® combined with the most innovative bitumen logistic solution

Mr. Vincent Frate, Biturox® Technology Manager, Poerner Ing. GmbH

2:40 PM

New Bitumen Technologies in New Zealand Markets

  1. The New Zealand deliberation on the use of hot cut-back bitumens versus bitumen emulsions for spray sealing
  2. Safety Debate (human, plant and environment)
  3. The introduction of Performance Grade and Multigrade bitumens in the New Zealand market.

Mr. John Matthews, Managing Director, Technix Industries Limited

3:00 PM

Styrelf PMB - the GCC perspective

Ms Leticia Parra Rodríguez, Technical Manager, Mena Energy

3:20 PM

Why Modifying Bitumen with Polyphosphoric Acid and How

Mr. Bruno Marcant, Managing Director, ValoChem

3:45 PM Chair's Closing Remarks and Summary of Day Two
4:00 PM Coffee Networking Break
4:30 PM

AMEA Roundtable Networking Session in Hall C

  1. Meet the Bitumen and Base Oil Industry Experts
  2. Have Your Questions and Concerns Addressed on Commercial and Technical Aspects
5:30 PM End of Conference

Speakers

  • Dr. Valentina Serra-Holm, Marketing and Technology Director, Nynas AB
    Topic – The Base Oil and Lubricant Industry: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Mr. Norman Sheppard, Bapco Base Oil Leader, Bapco (Bahrain Petroleum Company)
    Topic – Bahrain's Base Oil Markets and Trade Flows
  • Ms. Caroline Huot, Global Head – Lubricants, Cockett Marine Oil Group, Singapore
    Topic – The Outlook and Way Forward for Marine Lubricants.
  • Mr. Satyabrata Das, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Oil Middle East Limited
    Topic – Current Challenges for Lubricant Business in the Middle East
  • Mr. Sudip Shyam, Global Head - Base Oils, Gulf Petrochem Group
    Topic – Traders Perspective on ME Base Oil Market
  • Mr. Shailendra Gokhale, Rosefield DAA International Consultancy LLP
    Topic – Incredible India....Enormous Opportunities for Base Oil and Lubes Companies in the World’s Third Largest Lubricant Market
  • Mr. Bhupinder Singh, Independent Consultant
    Topic – Way Forward for Automotive Lubricants in Middle East and Africa
  • Mr. Denis Varaksin, Director, Base Oil and Slack Waxes, DYM RESOURCES GmbH
    Topic – Base Oils and Waxes Supplies Update from Russia and Eastern Europe
  • Mr. Majid Safdari, Commercial Director, Vista Energie
    Topic – Group I Refineries Closures and it’s Effects on Bright Stock and Petroleum Wax Supplies
  • Mr. Nikhil Agarwal, Managing Director, Napstar Global FZC
    Topic – Latest Trends and Trade Flows for Base Oil and RPO in the AMEA Region
  • Mr. James Wakiru, Managing Editor - Lubezine Magazine, Lubes Africa Ltd
    Topic – Commercial and Technical Partnerships Development in Africa: Lubricants Market

The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the event programme, speakers and venue.

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AMEA Energy Conference Fees

(Bitumen and Base Oil Conference will be held on February 6-7, 2019).
Delegates may attend both events which will be co-located side by side for the price of one. Register for either conference and have access to both! Please select from the various registration options below.

Bitumen and Base Oil
Conference Full Fee
US$ 1499
Bitumen and Base Oil
Conference Early Bird Fee

(Payment by December 20th, 2018)
US$ 1199
Team & Group fees are available for 2 or more delegates, please contact us for more details.