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2018 European Base Oils & Lubricants Interactive Summit

Date: 28th November 2018 - 29th November 2018 Location: Florence - Italy

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:

  • 200+attendees and 15+ exhibitors
  • The Lubrizol OEM Pre-Event Seminar – with so many exciting challenges ahead, why not join Lubrizol for this much-awaited Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) pre-event 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 Croquet, 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


28th November 2018
29th November 2018
Event Category:


Sarah Ajawin – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0643
Bo Gordon – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0035
Maureen Ignacio – Sponsorship
+44 20 3141 0636
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640
Simona Norkunaite – Delegate Registration & Group Discounts
+44 (0) 20 3141 0642


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Florence, Italy
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  1. Mike Peters, Technical Support Manager, SIP
  2. Mark Embleton, Lubricant Specialist, Maersk Oil Trading Lubricants A/S
  3. Denis Varaksin, Director, Base Oils and Slack Waxes, DYM Resources
  4. Sanjaat Jain, Lubes coordinator, Jaguar Land Rover
  5. Michael Boyer, Regional Market Insights Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation
  6. Soenke Moehr, Director Global Sales, Marketing & Communication, Puraglobe 
  7. Thomas Norrby, Senior Technical Lubricants Advisor, Nynas AB
  8. Anders Pettersson, Global Lubricant Coordinator, Volvo Construction Equipment
  9. Nicky Thomas, Editor, Lube Magazine, Lube Magazine
  10. Sharbel Luzuriaga, Project Manager, Kline Energy
  11. Luis Gomes, Lubricants Sales Manager – Portugal, Galp Energia, S.A
  12. John Leavens, Director Oil Markets Midstream and Downstream, IHS Energy
  13. Kari – Matti Elo, Director, STR TecOil
  14. Alireza Askari, Global Key Account Manager, Axel Christiernsson

If you would like to be considered as a panellist or a speaker for the event with a 15-20 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Sarah Ajawin

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3141 0643

Email: sajawin@acieu.net

Meet & Greet: Say hello to old friends and make new contacts. This is your chance to interact with other attendees prior to formal proceedings.

Lunchtime Round Tables: Join our interactive round tables, where you will have the opportunity to network with those sharing similar interests and/or responsibilities to discuss the latest market trends and opportunities in a more informal environment.

Blackout Bingo: You will get a Blackout Bingo card which will be stamped by every Sponsor/Exhibitor you meet. Once you’ve filled your Blackout Bingo card you will be entered into a prize draw.

Business Card Contest: We want to see you build your network and contact list as much as possible. Therefore, we are offering a prize to whoever manages to collect the most business cards over the two days.

Carpet Croquet: Test your precision and patience with a friendly game of carpet croquet whilst networking with fellow attendees.

Speed Networking: This is your opportunity to make 10 brand new contacts before the sessions begin on Day Two.

Social Lotto: Taking place during the evening drinks reception, Social Lotto is a fun way to network and win yourself a prize.

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

 “A valuable two days. I like the size of the conference and the good mix of OEMs, lube oil producers and component suppliers. “– Croda

“Positive change from previous years with interactive model” – Galp Energia

“Perfect idea with this mix around the tables (meet and greet session). It was first conference I didn’t have enough business cards!” – GQOil Innovation

“Better mix of people, more participants, more stands, very good presentations…good amount of time allocated to networking…” – GEO Specialty Chemicals

“Great staff, great concept with the interactive parts…” – Axel Christiernsson

OEM Pre-Event Seminar & Pre-Event Drinks Sponsor

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company serving customers in more than 100 countries. We own and operate manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Through our global sales and manufacturing networks, we are able to deliver the products and services our customers need, where and when they need them.

We combine our understanding of what end users want with our knowledge of chemistry and capabilities in formulation and application development. We connect our unique chemistry expertise, formulation and applications capabilities, and market insights to positively impact the lives of our customers’ end users around the globe. Our worldwide lab infrastructure supports customers on a global scale and a regional basis. And our broad portfolio of products provides the ability to efficiently leverage our technology across wide-ranging markets and applications.

We support our global customers through two business segments:

Lubrizol Additives:
With strong customer and OEM partnerships, market knowledge and technology, we are focused on strengthening the leadership positions we have earned in Lubrizol Additives over many years. We deliver reliability and efficiency for end users through additive technologies for engine oils, driveline applications, petrol and diesel fuel and industrial lubricants. On any given day, Lubrizol technology keeps more than half of the world’s vehicles operating efficiently and reliably.

Lubrizol Advanced Materials:
Lubrizol Advanced Materials focuses on delivering unique formulations that enable the distinct characteristics in our customers’ products, such as enhanced durability in athletic apparel, nourishment in hair care products and better colour quality in digital printing.

Our mission is straightforward: We improve lives as an essential partner in our customers’ success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users.



Event Sponsors


  • Puraglobe owns the worlds most advanced and modern NV-refinery for base oil specialties. It has successfully produced the 1st millionth ton of non-virgin feed stock into Group 2 and 3 base oil products i.e. to be used for lubricating products.
  • Puraglobe focuses on sustainable high quality base oil specialties.
  • The use of Puraglobe base oil products based on our exclusive UOP Hylube™ technology has already avoided about 3 million tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and achieved a CO2 savings rate of greater than 84%.
  • Puraglobe aims to address climate change as a combined industrial approach, alongside of global virgin companies, to extend the lifespan of natural oil resources in the future.
  • Today Puraglobe base oil technologies are being used in various industrial and automotive applications (e.g. PCMO/HDDO engine oil formulations).



The Braid Group of Companies is an international liquid logistics service provider, freight forwarder, ISO Tank Operator and manufacturer of Flexitanks operating through a global network of 20 own offices and 2 production sites for Flexitanks. Braid offers a global Flexitank Service including Supply & Fit, Transport & Logistics, global insurance, Removal & Disposal, Loading and discharging attendance, technical consultancy and technical equipment for loading and discharging Flexitanks.



Lanyard Sponsor

“GEO Specialty Chemicals is a leading global supplier of Polyalkylene Glycol Synthetic Lubricants, manufacturing base fluids (water soluble or insoluble) through to fully formulated high performance blends and covering a wide range of applications, from industrial lubricants, coatings and adhesives through to foam control agents / dispersants.

Our flexible manufacturing operations ensure we can meet customer requirements and deliver excellent customer service on a global basis, whilst our world class R&D facilities and our knowledgeable New Product Development team enable us to continue to innovate and bring new products to market.

We work closely with our customers to ensure our products are fully tailored to market needs and we welcome opportunities to participate in collaborative projects, to develop new markets or to offer improved solutions to existing ones”.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Maureen Ignacio

Phone:+44 20 3141 0636

Email: mignacio@acieu.net


2018 European Base Oils & Lubricants Interactive Summit - Conference (inc. documentation pack)£1,196.00Inclusive of 25% discount, valid only until 29th March - standard rate £1,595
2018 European Base Oils & Lubricants Interactive Summit - Documentation Package Only£470.00
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