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The 2017 European Base Oils and Lubricants interactive Summit

Date: 29th November 2017 - 30th November 2017 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

Over the past eight years running the highly successful European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit series we have learned a great deal from the industry about the direction our event needs to move in to provide you with an even more valuable experience than before. We are, therefore, extremely pleased to announce our new European Base Oils and Lubricants interactive Summit. Here are just a few reasons the 2017 event will be our biggest and best to date …

  • Brand new structure – we are streamlining the agenda, creating a series of in-depth interactive sessions and introducing new structured networking opportunities. With a full 2 days of face-to-face discussions you’ll generate countless new ideas and partnerships.
  • The most inspiring content – rich programme – delivering greater breadth and depth than ever before – 50+ innovative thinkers and practitioners will cover all the crucial topics regarding the European markets for base oils & lubricants including insights into global activities having an impact on the European industry.
  • A Summit for peer-to-peer learning – we are looking to run parallel sessions with a focus on the latest developments in the key markets including:
    • Industrial Oils
    • Automotive Oil
    • Greases
    • Waxes
    • Marine Oils
    • Hydraulic Fluids
    • White Oils
    • Food Grade Lubricants
    • Metal Working Fluids

    With a number of parallel sessions on offer, you can select to attend specific presentations of interest, then lean-in, and have in-depth conversations with your peers. If you don’t see a topic of interest, you can let us know to suggest your own topic.

  • More OEMs currently serve on ACI’s 2017 Agenda Committee than on that of any other base oils & lubricants conference worldwide. They come together with leading industry players from base oil and lubricant blender communities to advance our vision and continue driving a dialogue between the two spaces.
  • We welcome the entire value chain ecosystem from leading base oil producers, lubricant blenders, and OEMs to additive suppliers, trade & distribution companies, market analysts, and industry innovators.


European Base Oils & Lubricants interactive Summit - Conference Pass (Inc. Documentation Package)£1,228.00Inclusive of £367 discount, expiring 31/01/17
European Base Oils & Lubricants interactive Summit - Documentation Package Only£420.00


29th November 2017
30th November 2017
Event Category:


Georgina Durleva – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0643
Daniel Puddicombe – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 20 3141 0635
Maureen Ignacio – Sponsorship
+44 20 3141 0636
Zen Paskevic – Delegate Registration & Group Discounts
+44 (0) 20 3141 0642
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


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.
Antwerp, Belgium
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  • Lunchtime Roundtables
    At the roundtable, you can network with those who share similar interests or responsibilities and discuss the latest market trends and opportunities in a more informal environment. Each roundtable is hosted by an event participant who will facilitate the discussion. If you don’t see a topic of interest in the upcoming agenda, you can let us know to suggest your own topic.
  • Exclusive New Technologies Roundtables with leaders from technology companies representing the solutions to the latest burning industry questions.
  • A Peer Discussion Group
    Held under the Chatham House Rule, it involves a structured case-based discussion with between four and 10 people in the same room, using example cases led by a facilitator.

Introducing the New Interactive Learning Experience in 2017

  • Panel Discussion Revolution
    A moderated 40-minute discussion on stage featuring 4-5 panelists. Each panelist is expected to give 5-10min introductory presentation. The remaining 20 minutes will be focus on audience discussion in response to a question or challenge posed by the panel.
  • An Interview On-Stage
    A one-on-one discussion with an industry expert on a specific topic.
  • The Big Debate – OEMs and Lubricant Suppliers in Discussions
    A moderated 40-minute discussion on stage featuring a cross-section of 4 decision-makers in OME and lubricant suppliers business.  The remaining 20 minutes will be focus on questions posed by the audience to the panel.
  • “Out-Of-The Box” (non-conformal, creative thinking) Presentation
    A 20-minute presentation (non-conformal, creative thinking). The remaining 20 minutes will focus on audience discussion in response to a question or challenge posed by the proceeding presentation presenter.
  • Parallel Stream Sessions By Product Classes
    The parallel session streams are organized into blocks of 1 hour each. Such a block contains up to 3-4 speaking slots with similar topics and is guided by moderators. A slot can be an individual presentation, an interview or a panel discussion with up to 5 panelists.

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:

Georgina Durleva

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3141 0643

Email: gdurleva@acieu.net

  • The European markets for base oils & lubricants will remain the key focus for debate and discussion in 2017.
  • Networking Drinks Reception & Dinner
    Enjoy our networking drinks reception followed by a Dinner with a three course meal and drinks. It attracts senior representatives of the industry, where the European industry leaders rub shoulders with global lubricants industry players.
  • Panel Discussion
    A 2-5 minute introduction of the topic and panellists . Each panellist has 10-15 minutes of uninterrupted sharing of his or her perspective, 20 minutes of Q&A ending with a summary.








  • Dr. Manfred  Schuckert, Head of Automotive Regulatory Strategy, Emissions and Safety, Commercial Vehicles, Daimler AG
  • Dr. Mattias Berger, Senior Technical Manager, Lubrication System, Engine Development, Scania CV AB
  • Dr. Suhair Abdelhaim, Senior Lubricant Engineer, Ford Motor Company
  • Dr. Claudio Bonaluce, Global Lubricants Specialist, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Alan Outhwaite, Manager, Base Oil Business Development, Chevron Global Lubricants
  • Prof. Thomas Norrby, Senior Technical Lubricants Advisor, Nynas AB
  • Michael Boyer, Regional Market Insights Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Dr. Karin Baumann, Product Manager Europe, Lukoil Lubricants Europe Oy
  • Luis Gomes, Lubricants Sales Manager, Galp Energia
  • Kerim Wewer, Head of Asset Management IPP EMEA, Chemtura Europe
  • Marco Madeddu, Director Lubricants, International Product Manager, IMCD Group B.V.
  • John Eastwood, Global Marketing Manager, Croda Europe
  • Milind Phadke, Director, Energy Practice, Kline & Company 
  • Céline Boutier, Managing Director, Shamrock Shipping and Trading Limited


      Breakdown of  Attendees by Sector

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

    Breakdown of Attendees by Job Title
  • 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

Please find below a list of companies that have attended the Summit before. If you wish to have a more detailed list, please contact Daniel Puddicombe on phone: +44 (0) 20 3141 0635 or email: danielp@acieu.net

Ford Motor Company * Nynas  *  CEC  * FUCHS  * General Motors  * Jaguar Land Rover  *  Axel Christiernsson  * Gulf Oil Marine  * Chevron Global Lubricants  * Iveco  *  Total Lubrifiants  * Galp Energia  *  Morris Lubricants * BASF * MOL * Croda Europe * OMV * Neste Oil * SK Lubricants * Statoil Lubricants * Shell International * Shell Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCo) * Petrol d.d. * Gazpromneft – Lubricants * SABIC * Inter Terminals * INEOS Oligomers * BP * LOTOS Oil * TransOcean Logistics * Orlen Oil * Repsol YPF Lubricantes * Chevron Global Base Oils * The Dow Chemical Company * PETRONAS Marketing * Petro-Canada Lubricants Europe * Chevron Oronite * The Lubrizol Corporation * Mitsui Chemicals Europe * Chevron Phillips Chemical International * ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants * Port of Ghent * Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants * Koole Terminals * Eni S.p.A. Refining & Marketing Development * Tatneft * Port of Rotterdam * MOL-LUB * LUKOIL Lubricants * Repsol YPF Lubricantes * Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG * Petrolia  * Rubis Terminal  * Hocem Haase Oil Chemical GMBH  * Puraglobe * SIP * Infinity Oil * CEPSA  Sepahan Oil Co  * Afton Chemical  *  Sonneborn Refined Products BV  * SGS * NIS A.D Novi SAD * Baker Hughes * * Petronas Lubricants International * Agrinol * Imerys Minerals * Vopak  * Chevron Oronite * Gazprom Neft Trading GmbH * Port of Antwerp * Petrobras * Avista Oil * Evonik Industries * Prista Oil * Lotos Oil * Shell Deutschland Oil * Raj Petro *  Ergon Europe * Paramo * German Petroleum GmbH * Vesta terminals * Blackburn Chemicals *SEA-Tank Terminal * & many more

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:

Georgina Durleva

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3141 0643

Email: gdurleva@acieu.net


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.



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(est’d 1996)

Green Lab Ltd is a Hungarian, private owned company with a highly experienced team and wide range portfolio. Has been ISO 9001 certified since 1998.

Green Lab actively distributes petroleum testers for international petroleum companies. Furthermore Green Lab also provides mobile laboratory solutions designed to meet the latest analytical standards of petroleum industry and to provide an immediate solution on-site.

Our very own product innovation the ADEM Automated Demulsibility Tester (http://www.greenlab.hu/demulsibility-testers.html) is available for QC and R&D laboratories worldwide introducing the next generation in ASTM D1401 and ISO 6614 method compliance for demulsibility/water separability testing.

In the field of process engineering we provide turn key solutions for technological- and stack emission control as well as deliver fixed or mobile environmental stations to control air pollution for different industrial segments.

Green Lab’s service team has an outstanding international reputation due to its expertise and long term reliability.

In 2007 Green Lab built its first EU accredited mobile test laboratory for ambient air pollution control. Since that time we have significantly expanded our capacity meeting the expanding market demand of our high quality services.

With nearly 20 years of thriving analytical experience, Green Lab delivers best practices and innovative analytical solutions for laboratories as well as for environmental analytics in a predictable and reliable service manner via modern product portfolio and professional expertise.

Would you like to know more? For further details, please visit http://www.greenlab.hu/home_en.html or contact us at info@greenlab.hu.





Align Yourself With The Great & Good In The Fuels & Lubricants Business

As a sponsor and exhibitor, we will help you forge new business relationships, share your experiences and position yourself as a go-to firm in your sector.

  • Welcome The Industry
    Get superb brand awareness by hosting the Welcome Dinner or Drinks Reception, providing hospitality for the entire base oil & lubricants audience. We can arrange special entertainment to make your hosted reception more memorable like musical entertainment, wine and whisky tasting or even cocktail making! Make sure your team are there to meet the key players in the industry, as attendees are sure to stick around for a relaxing drinks after day 1 of the conference.
  • Host Our Speakers
    Host the Speaker Zone and you are guaranteed to meet all of the industry leaders on board for 2017. An exclusive area for senior speaker faculty to relax and make final preparations to their presentations away from the buzz of the event, this is a great place to get noticed and provide hospitality for the people you most want to meet.
  • Showcase Your Expertise
    Whether you are a market leader or a medium size player, exhibiting is a powerful platform for meeting new customers, reaching out to your existing clientele,  and building a more established and reliable brand. Take an exhibition stand and you’ll be located within the busy networking area where all breaks are held, giving great exposure to your brand, product and employees. If you’re bringing a new technology/product to market, this is a fantastic opportunity for you to demonstrate to your prime audience.
  • Increased Brand Awareness
    Make sure your brand is recognised at the industry’s leading base oil & lubricants event. As well as your logo featuring on stage sets, why not ensure you meet your clients by sponsoring the Wi-fi, so all attendees will need to come to your stand for the code?!

PLUS! You can sponsor

  • The new Thank You Gifts for Speakers, so you have direct contact with industry leaders.
  • The evening Raffle Draw and get all the business card contacts so you can follow-up directly post-event.
  • Branded materials like laptop bags, notepads, lanyards and badges that provide top of mind awareness to all attendees.

As a sponsor/exhibitor, we will help you forge new business relationships, share your experiences and position yourself as a go-to firm in your sector.

For a bespoke package, contact:

 Maureen Ignacio

Phone:+44 20 3141 0636

 Email: mignacio@acieu.net


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What our attendees say about the EBOL interactive Summit:

Interesting and updated insights with good perspective across the whole chain from producers to end users.
Galp Energia 

Great networking place. Great speakers. A conference of value to us.
Croda Europe

Actually it’s outstanding, thanks a lot everybody and I wish to see you again!
Libyan Oil

“ACI’s European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit has been an outstanding opportunity to: 1) Have access to valuable information and new interesting topics, 2) Network and meeting new business partners”
DYM Resources GmbH | Niche oil products supplies 

Well organised conference, good attendance, interesting presentations. Look forward to see how this conference will develop in the future.
SGS Oil, Gas & Chemicals Services

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Exclusive Site Visit: Q8 Oils State-Of-The-Art Blending Plant in Antwerp

As you are well aware, Q8Oils is part of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), one of the world’s largest oil companies.  Q8Oils, which has around 330 employees, has based several of its corporate functions in Antwerp, together with support activities including customer services, marketing, finance and HR.

A day prior the conference, a limited number of summit attendees will have a unique opportunity to join an exclusive site visit to Q8Oils’ state-of-the-art blending plant – one of the largest and most technical advanced lubricant production facility in Europe.

Started in 2007, the project was carried out over a series of phases. The first step was to install new loading arms at the jetty, followed by the construction of a new filling hall and base oil tank farm comprising 24 stock tanks. Later phases introduced a new empty pack warehouse, blending installations and related bulk storage.

The project was completed with the opening of a new additives warehouse in 2016.

Throughout the nine years there was no interruption to production and the project was completed within the projected time.

The new blending plant has the capacity to produce 125m litres each year and can easily be upgraded to double this output. Around 700 different formulations are currently produced.

In addition to the Antwerp blending plant, Q8Oils also has a blending facility in Castellar Guidobono, east of Turin in Italy, which specialises in blending metalworking products.

There is no extra charge to join the site visit, although places are limited and allocated to the conference delegates on first come first served basis. We strongly suggest to reserve your site visit space at time of booking to avoid disappointment.