European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit 2021

Market Activity, The Future of Mobility, Better Fuel Economy, Sustainability & Pioneering Tribology

November 17-18, 2021- Amsterdam, Netherlands

Our European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit regularly attracts a targeted audience of 100-150 who come together to focus purely on the European market for two days. We will discuss the most pressing challenges, exciting opportunities & fascinating developments. External factors have been at the forefront of our minds for the past few months but there are also many matters specific to the industry that also require attention.

We have seen base oil plant shutdowns at the end of 2019, tariffs on Group II base oils and an excess of Group III on the market. Challenges ahead which must be addressed include the impending talent gap, unsubstantiated claims in lubricant marketing & improving the sustainability of the industry.

There are always new opportunities to be grasped and 2021 is certainly no different. Whether you are looking at how you can meet the increased demand for lower viscosity automotive lubricants, sourcing partners for your new renewable portfolio of products or identify potential avenues for your business to penetrate niche markets, this event will present you many of the tools you will need to ensure you are in the best position to enhance your business strategy and drive it forward.

Key Topics

  • The European Base Oils & Lubricants Markets of Today: The Impact of the Last 12 Months & Looking Forward to the Year Ahead
  • Creating Advantage from Imposed Change
  • An Internal Examination of the 2020 European Base Oils & Lubricants Industry
  • Meeting the Demand for Lower Viscosity Automotive Lubricants
  • Effective Steps to Accelerate Sustainability
  • Building the Renewable & Biodegradable Base Oils & Lubricants Industry
  • Next Generation Battery Innovation: All-Solid-State Batteries Driving the Expansion of Electric Vehicles
  • Keeping Abreast of the Latest Shifts in Automotive Lubricants Market Dynamics
  • State-of-the-Art Lubricant Technology: Pioneering Innovations in R&D
  • Exploring Niche Lubricant Applications

Who Will Attend?

  • Technical & Business Development Executives from Base Oil Producers
  • Technical, Product & Procurement Executives from Lubricant Blenders
  • Technical & Business Development Executives from Additive Suppliers
  • Market Analysts
  • Consultants
  • Traders & Distributors
  • Research Institutes/University Laboratories
  • Product Testing Facilities
  • OEMs

The Great Lockdowns

We are doing everything to ensure that all our events go ahead as advertised, returning to the much-missed and valuable face-to-face interaction as soon as possible. In order to ensure the events are delivered as safely as possible, venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in line with the relevant local and regulations and guidelines.

These have been exceptionally challenging times with very fast-moving updates. As we get closer to an event we look at each one individually, paying careful heed to local regulations, but without ignoring the international situation. Whatever happens, We will safeguard the investments that attendees have made by either automatically moving it to the new dates of the event or a full credit will be provided for use when booking a future ACI event.


  • Sharbel Luzuriaga, Senior Analyst, Kline Group
  • Nina Bonnelycke, Water Permits Division, Office of Wastewater Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Srdjan Sokolovic, Expert Coordinator for Management of Chemicals & Waste, NIS Gazprom Neft
  • Thomas Norrby, Senior Specialist & Technical Manager, Lubricants, Nynas
  • Bill Downey, SVP, Business Development, Novvi
  • Debby Neubauer, Marketing Lead, Biosynthetic Technologies
  • Markus Scherer, Director Industry Liaison Lubricants, BASF
  • John Leavens, Executive Director, IHS Energy
  • Gareth Moody, Market Application / Technical Specialist, Croda
  • Soenke Moehr, Director Global Sales & Marketing, PURAGLOBE
  • Jens Kubitschke, Business Development – Europe, OQ Chemicals
  • Boris Zhmud, Head of R&D, Bizol Lubricants
  • Amaya Igartua, Coordinator of Materials Initiatives, Tekniker
  • Natalia Stawniak, Director, Nuspec
  • Piotr Bielaczyc, Department Head – Engine Research, BOSMAL Automotive R&D
  • David Whitby, Chief Executive, Pathmaster Marketing Ltd.
  • Jeroen van Dorp, Business Development Manager, ChainCraft B.V.

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Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 519 1200
Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-22319

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