Our European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit
is returning to Poland for the first time since 2011 and will be taking place in the capital city of Warsaw on 14-15 September.
As the name of the conference suggests, the focus will be on European markets for base oils & lubricants
including insights into global activities having an impact on the European industry.
The two day conference will offer excellent opportunities for you to network with an estimated 100-150 of your peers from base oil producers, lubricant blenders, additive suppliers, OEMs, trade & distribution companies, market analysts & consultancies.
- European macroeconomics & the impact on lubricant consumption
- Driving change across the value chain
- The impact of low crude & base oil prices on the re-refining industry
- Base oil market overview providing global & regional supply & demand balances for Groups I, II, III & IV with a focus on:
-- The strategic impacts to European blenders caused by potentially reduced supplies of Heavy Neutrals & Bright Stocks as a result of declining Group I capacity?
-- Can Group III+ base oils optimise the use of PAO?
- Group II growth in Europe as it becomes an increasingly popular choice for PCMO & HDEO formulations following continued decline in Group I capacity & increasing technical changes
- The impact of low crude & base oil prices on the re-refining industry in Europe: what can refiners do to remain competitive in this environment?
- Environmentally friendly lubricants in Europe: especially biolubricants & the potential for renewable source feedstocks
- Hydraulic oils: the need for improved performance standards to meet increased user demands & the impacts on base oil additive selection
- PAGs in the future of synthetic lubes
- The future for metalworking fluids: challenges & solutions
- Regulatory updates: GHS, REACH & BPR
- How will truck manufacturers be responding to further improve fuel economy & reduce NOX, particulates & CO2 emissions in terms of engine, transmission & vehicle design? The impact of EURO VI (HD) n the transition from high ash to low ash oils (i.e. mineral to semi or full synthetic)
- New ACEA sequences & particularly the new F4 & F6 categories: what impact could this have on lubricant formulations & markets (inc. base oil quality & volumes)?
- Maintaining blending balance in an ever-changing environment
- Low & ultra-low viscosity engine oils: challenges & opportunities including fuel economy & EU CO2 emissions regulations
- Next generation viscosity modified for performance benefits in future formulations
- Friction & wear - lubricating DLC surfaces
- The use & development of modern cylinder oils for 2 stroke marine diesel engines
- Greases moving markets
- Jesper M. Pedersen, Superintendent Engineer, MAN Diesel & Turbo
- Alan Outhwaite, Manager, Base Oil Business Development, Chevron Global Lubricants
- Sabine Hausmann, Head of Global EH&S, FUCHS PETROLUB SE
- Tom Broomfield, Lubes Deployment Technologist, Infineum
- Muriel Ecormier, Technical Sales Manager, GEO Specialty Chemicals
- John Eastwood, Global Marketing Manager, Lubricants, Croda
- Jiannis Kougoulis, Eco-innovation & Circular Economy Unit, DG Environment, European Commission
- H Ernest Henderson PhD, President, K & E Petroleum Consulting
- Milind Phadke, Director, Energy, Kline
- Thomas Norrby, Senior Technical Advisor Lubricants, Naphthenics TechDMS, Nynas AB
- Soenke Moehr, Director Global Sales, Marketing & Communication, PURAGLOBE
- Sandra Meijer, Director of Business Development, The REACH Centre Ltd.
- Mark Draper, Hydraulic Oils Product Development, Shell Global Solutions (UK)
- Denis Varaksin, Senior Trader, DYM Resources GmbH
- Candela Vidal Abarca Garrido, Sustainable Production & Consumption Unit, JRC IPTS, Joint Research Centre (European Commission)
- Mike Boyer, Regional Market Insights Manager, Lubrizol
- Andrzej Chodyniecki, Head of Sales Division, GQ Oil
- Mark Wheeler, Market Development Engineer, Global Key Accounts, Axel Christiernsson International
The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.
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