European Base Oils & Lubricants interactive Summit

Documentation - November 28-29, 2018- Florence, Italy

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Following the positive reception to last year's new interactive format. We are proud to bring you the enhanced 2018 European Base Oils & Lubricants interactive Summit. We have learned a great deal from the industry over the last 10 years about the direction our event needs to take in order to provide you with an even more valuable insights and networking opportunities.

The 2018 Summit will feature:

  • 250+attendees and 15+ exhibitors
  • Pre-Event Networking Drinks Reception sponsored by Lubrizol
  • The Lubrizol OEM Seminar: OEMs Challenges 2030 and beyond - with so many exciting challenges ahead, why not join Lubrizol for this much-awaited Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) seminar, where key OEMs from both the commercial vehicle and passenger car business areas will provide their insights into these areas, and provide strategies that are in view to address them.
  • Site Visit - ENI Refinery - Livorno
  • Parallel Streams dedicated to Industrial lubricants and Automotive Lubricants allowing delegates to ''lean in'' and have in-depth discussions with like-minded peers
  • Structured networking activities:Meet & Greet, Blackout Bingo, Speed Networking, Carpet bowls, Social lotto and Business card contest
  • Interactive format with on-stage interviews, panel discussions, in-conversation and lunch round tables.The summit will ensure that delegates receive content in a way that is engaging and interactive, that also allows for everyone to be part of the wider conversation

Who Should Attend?

Participating companies include:
  • Lubricant Manufacturers
  • Base Oil Producers
  • Additive Suppliers
  • Technology and Service Providers
  • Trading and Distribution Companies
  • OEMs
  • Packaging and Logistic Companies
  • Consultancies

Participating job titles include:
  • Head of Base Oil Business Development/Sales/Marketing
  • Head of Global EH & S
  • Head of Base Oil/Distilate Trading
  • Head of Base Oil Strategy
  • Head of Base Oil Strategy/R&D
  • Head of Automotive/Industrial Lubricants Business Development/Sales/Marketing
  • Head of Lubricant Strategy
  • Head of Automotive/Industrial Lubricants Technology/R&D
  • Product Manager for Automotive/Industrial Lubricants
  • Head of Automotive/Industrial Lubricant Additive Technology/R&D
  • Head of Base Oil/Lubricant Trading


Site Visit to eni's LIVORNO Refinery

The afternoon of Tuesday 27th November 2018, a limited number of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to join the site visit at eni's Livorno Refinery

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit but spaces are limited and allocated to conference delegates on a first come, first served basis. So we would strongly suggest to book your places early to avoid disappointment

The plant, owned by eni, is installed on an area of ​​about 150 hectares. It has a refining capacity of 84,000 barrels / day and mainly produces gasoline, diesel, fuel oil for bunkering and lubricating bases. In addition to the distillation plants, it has two lubricant production lines.

Over the years it has been subject to several upgrades, the last of which in 2009, with the construction of the hydrocracking plant. The Taranto refinery supplies the petroleum product market in South-East Italy.


  • Paul Kerwin -Base Oils Account Director, Multisol (a Division Of The Brenntag Group)
  • Akos NEMESNYIK, Lubricants Product Development And Application Center Mgr, MOL-LUB Ltd.
  • Alberto Roselli, Head Of R&D, Lubricants & Additives, ENI
  • Luca Arcangeli, Senior Vice President Lubricants, ENI
  • Johanna Larsson, Global Key Account Manager, Axel Christiernsson
  • Amaya Igartua, Director Of Research, Tekniker
  • Andrea Comparini - Agroils Technologies SpA - R&D Quality Manager
  • Andrianne Philippou - Lube Magazine - Editor
  • Andrzej Chodyniecki - GQOIL RUS - CEO/Head Of Sales Division
  • Jean-Baptiste, Trading Manager, Shamrock Shipping And Trading
  • Denis Varaksin, Director - Base Oils & Slack Waxes, DYM Resources Gmbh
  • Detlev Bruhnke, CTO, AVISTA OIL AG
  • Donald Mccarthy, Lubricants Specialist, Volvo Construction
  • Dr Stephan Baumgartel, CEO, Verband Schmierstoff, Industrie E.V.
  • Greg Huss, OEM Global Director, Lubrizol Limited
  • Ian Appleton, Director, Kerax Limited
  • Jens Kubitschke, Application And New Business Development Manager, OXEA GmbH
  • John Eastwood, Marketing Manager, Croda
  • John Leavens, Director Oil Markets Midstream And Downstream, IHS Energy
  • Michel Sanchez-Rivas, PAO Customer Technical Service Manager, INEOS
  • Mike Peter, Technical Support Manager, SIP
  • Piotr Bielaczyc, Automotive Research And Development Institute Ltd - R&D Director, Bosmal
  • Ronald Hoogendoorn, Regional Manager Europe & North America, PATECH
  • Sanjaat Jain, Lubes Coordinator, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Sharbel Luzuriaga, Project Manager, Kline Energy
  • Soenke Moehr, Director Global Sales, Marketing & Communication, Puraglobe
  • Steffen Dalsgaard Nyman, Consultant, CleanOilConsult & C.C.JENSEN A/S
  • Boris Zhmud, CTO,  Applied Nano Surfaces Sweden AB
  • Stefano Golini, Base Engine Leader For Natural Gas Industrial Engines, FPT Industrial S.p.A - Powertrain R&T CNH Industrial
  • Luca Salvi, Additive Manager, ENI
  • Catherine Caulfield, Senior Market Reporter European Base Oils,  Argus Media
  • Lina Cressent-Brandao, Sales And Marketing Executive , Petronas
  • Candela Vidal-Abarca Garrido, Directorate B  Growth And Innovation, European Commission
  • Johannes Houben, Manager, FEV Group
  • Dmitry Ksyunin, Head Of The International Business Development, GAZPROMNEFT LUBRICANTS
  • Toby Stein, Global Technical Marketing Manager, Nouryon
  • Ronan Rocle, Business Development Manager, GLOBAL BIOENERGIES

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Florentia Conference Hotel
Via Giovanni Agnelli, 33, 50126
Florence, Firenze, Italy


Florentia Conference Hotel
Via Giovanni Agnelli, 33, 50126 , Italy
Florence, Firenze 50126 Italy
Phone: +39 055 64901
Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-18781