Date: Wednesday 19 September 2012 - Thursday 20 September 2012

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


ACI’s Fourth Annual European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit will be taking place on 19-20 September this year in Prague, Czech Republic. Attracting over 180 attendees in 2011 the event has grown to become a key date in the European lubricants and base oils diary. The 2012 conference will also offer extended networking time and see the launch of the Gala Dinner to which all conference attendees are invited. 

Gala Dinner

The 2011 event saw the introduction of the event networking site which was a huge success. 2012 will also see great improvements in networking opportunities during the two day conference in Prague. In addition to the increase in refreshment break length from 30 to 45 minutes, this year’s event will also include the Gala Dinner taking place in the conference hotel. All conference attendees are invited to the Gala Dinner which is included in the conference fee.

Confirmed Panellists

R David Whitby, Chief Executive, Pathmaster Marketing Ltd
Peter Tjan, President, ATIEL
Frank De Rudder, Product Manager Polyalphaolefins EAME, Chevron Phillips Chemicals International
Susan Ardito, ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants
Geeta Agashe, Vice President, Energy, Kline & Company
Thomas Norrby, R&D Manager, LUB MD R&D, Statoil Fuel & Retail Sweden AB
Robert Uberman, Development Director, Orlen Oil
Albert Cornet, BUEQ Chief Engineer, Safran Distinguished Expert, Techspace Aero - Groupe Safran
Suhair Abdelhalim, Senior Lubricant Engineer, Ford Motor Company Ltd
Alan Outhwaite, Manager, Base Oil Business Development, Chevron Global Lubricants
John Eastwood, Marketing Manager, Croda Lubricants
John Liddy, Principal, Liddy Associates
Alexander Bylkin, Analyst, Petromarket Research
Constantin Madius, Group Product Manager, Axel Christiernsson
Steve King, Consultant, SJK Marketing Services Ltd
Sharbel Luzuriaga, Senior Analyst, Prague Office, Kline & Company
John Leavens, Managing Consultant, Purvin & Gertz
Ling Wang, national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton, University of Southampton
Sebastian Crawshaw, Chairman/CEO, OATS Ltd

Key Topics


  • Crude oil price forecast & the impact on future prices of base oils
  • The effect of the European debt crisis, recession & possible Eurozone break-up on base oils & lubricants markets
  • The future of base oil supply in Europe with a focus on PAOs, Group III base oils and GTL
  • Global lubricant market impact on Europe: insight into market dynamics in Russia & Asia
  • Commercial insight into the European biolubricants industry
  • Assessing the impact of biofuels on engine oils & engines
  • Lubricants in the automotive industry: HDMO, PCMO, gear oils and automatic transmission fluids
  • Friction modifiers & low viscosity engine oils
  • Wind turbine gearbox lubrication
  • The future of lubrication in the shipping and aviation industries

Registered Attendees Include:

* Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants * Kemat Belgium Polybutenes * NANOTECH N1,s.r.o. * Argus Media * Cherkassy Autochemistry Plant LLC * Pemco Additives AB * PETRONAS Marketing (Netherlands) BV * Statoil Fuel & Retail Sweden AB * Techspace Aero - Groupe Safran * Wärtsilä Finland Oy * Continental * Ameri Lubes PVT LTD * Afzoon Ravan Co * Soltex * BASF * Orlen Oil Sp. Z.O.O. * RVN GROUP SRL SU Shell Lubricants -Logistic Services * ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants * National Oil And Grease* SJK Marketing Services Ltd * Lubrizol * Purvin & Gertz * Orlen Oil Sp. Z.O.O.*  Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH * IMCD Group Inc * Lehmann & Voss & Co KG * LUBRICANTS.r.o. * Himbalt * Chevron Global Lubricants * Petromarket Research * Liddy Associates * OATS Ltd * ATIEL *  Orlen Oil * Braskem Europe BV * MFC Ltd * UTC Group * Petrol D.d., Ljubljana * Total Lubrifiants * Anderol BV * OMV Petrol OfisiA.S * WIGO Chemie GmbH * INEOS Oligomers * OMV Petrol Ofisi A.S * Chevron Oronite S.A.S * Unimot Express Ltd * H&R ChemPharm GmbH * JVLL "LLK-NAFTAN * LUB Line * Lubes 'n' Greases * BASF SE * Wilhelm Dietz * NIS -Gazpromneft Neft * Albermarle * Gulf Petrochem * Hocem Haase Oil Chemical GMBH * Gazpromneft - Lubricants Ltd * SK Lubricants * VLS-Group * Sonneborn * PCAS * Katoen Natie Tank Operations NV * Katoen Natie * MorrisLubricants * Krahn Chemie GmbH * ABB Cellier Activity * Fabrika Maziva Fam A.d U * Puralube * MOL-Lub Ltd *_Lukoil / OOO LLK-International * Petrolia AB * UCM Europe Srl * SIP Ltd. * Kline & Company * FMC Technologies SA * Nustar Energy * MOGoil GmbH * Standic BV * Societe De La Raffinerie De Dunkerque (SRD) * Standic Tank Storage * Emery Oleochemicals GmbH * University Of Southampton * Croda Lubricants * ORLEN OIL Sp. Z O.o. * Ford Motor Company * Axel Christiernsson * Pathmaster Marketing Ltd * PARAMO, A.S, * ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical BVBA * Ergon Europe MEA Inc. * GR Produkter AB * Fluid-Bag Ltd. * Puralube Germany *

For Further Information Or To Register Your Attendance Contact

Cheryl Williams

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2503


Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference. For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Maureen Ignacio

Tel: +44 (0)20 7981 2505



Conference Sponsors
Media partners

Hotel Ambassador – Zlata Husa

Vaclavske namesti 5-7

111 24, Prague

Czech Republic

Tel: +420 224 193876


European Base Oils & Lubricants 2011, Sheraton, Krakow