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11th Annual European Base Oils and Lubricants Summit

Date: 20th November 2019 - 21st November 2019 Location: Rotterdam - The Netherlands

The European Base Oils and Lubricants market continues to see substantial changes, with performance standards in the automotive sector affecting supply and demand; the industrial and metalworking sectors are subject to changing regulatory requirements which continues to ensure a vibrant and diverse market for blenders, marketers and distributors alike. Whilst these new standards are positive for the environment, they create significant challenges for lubricant manufacturers who must tackle with optimising lubricant formulations for new specifications whilst managing supply chain cost and complexity. The 11th European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit will bring together senior representatives from Base Oil Producers, Lubricant Manufacturers, and Additive Supplies for two days of discussion on how to overcome current market challenges, review upcoming regulatory implementation and identify existing opportunities for growth.

Key Topics:

  • Identifying Areas for Growth – Shift Towards High Performance, Lower Viscosity, Lower Volatility Lubricants with higher lifetime (synthetics)
  • Vision 2030, the future landscape and its impact on the Mobility space
  • Short to Medium Term Outlook for GI & GII
  • Latest updates on ACEA 2020,  ILSAC GF-6 Specifications, and API SP
  • Update on Amendment Viii in CLP Regulation
  • Impact of soon to be revised European Ecolabel for Lubricants and EPA’s Vessel General Permit
  • Renewable Energy Platforms and Future Expectations
  • New fluids for Electric Vehicles (EVs), Low Viscosity Lubricants for more Energy Efficiency
  • Changing Mobility Patterns and their Effect on Lubricant Basestock
  • Lubricants for Hybrid Powertrains
  • Cylinder Oil Operations in 2020 – Challenges and Opportunities Ahead
  • Impact of Marine Emissions Directive on Fuel Quality and Engine Oil Demand
  • Effect of EPA VGP on Marine Auxiliary Lubricants
  • 2020 Readiness – Fuel switch – In-field Experience with Low Sulphur Fuel


20th November 2019
21st November 2019
Event Category:


Cheryl Williams – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0605


Hilton Rotterdam
Weena 10
Rotterdam, 3012 CM Netherlands

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+31 10 710 8000

If you would like to be considered as a panellist or a speaker for the event with a 30 – 45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Sarah Ajawin

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0643

Email: [email protected]

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


  • Chair: David Whitby, Chief Executive, Pathmaster Marketing Ltd
  • Gunnar Meister, Principal Technologist, Global Base Oils Team Lead, Shell Global Solutions
  • Simon Evans, Regional Manager MENA & India, Lubrizol. – OEM Group
  • Jens Kubitschke, Application And New Business Development Manager, OXEA GmbH
  • Stephan Baumgärtel, CEO, Verband Schmierstoff – Industrie E.V.
  • Boris Zhmud CTO / Head Of R&D, BIZOL
  • John Leavens, Director Oil Markets Midstream And Downstream, IHS Energy
  • Denis Varaksin, Director, Base Oils And Slack Waxes, DYM Resources
  • Ronald Hoogendoorn, Regional Manager Europe & North America, PATECH FINE CHEMICALS CO.LTD.
  • Larry G. Beaver, Vice President, Research & Development, RSC Bio Solutions
  • Julia Svensson, Research Engineer, MAN Energy Solutions, Marine Two-Stroke Engines
  • Sharbel Luzuriaga, Project Manager, Kline Group
  • Piotr Bielaczyc, Department Head Engine Research Department, BOSMAL Automotive R&D Institute Ltd
  • Luca Salvi, Additive Manager – Lubricants Business Unit, ENI
  • Mike Peters, Technical Support & Development ManagTechnical Support & Development Manager, SIP
  • Amaya Igartua, Director Of Research, Tekniker
  • Stefano Golini, Base Engine Leader For Natural Gas Industrial Engines, FPT Industrial
  • Ian Appleton, Director, KERAX LIMITED
  • Networking Drinks Reception sponsored by Lubrizol
    Enjoy our networking drinks receptions where you will have the opportunity to network with Senior Representatives from the European Base Oils & Lubricants industry in a relaxed, informal setting.
  • Meet & Greet: Say hello to old friends and make new contacts. This is your chance to interact with other attendees prior to formal proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Speed Networking: This is your opportunity to make 10 brand new contacts before the sessions begin on Day Two.


The Lubrizol Corporation

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.


About Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Shell Catalysts & Technologies is at the forefront of developing new services and technologies for the energy and petrochemical industries, including advanced catalysts for refining and petrochemicals, licensing and technical services, and extensive and collaborative services and support for customers worldwide. Shell Catalyst & Technologies is an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and [petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. To learn more, visit www.shell.com/CT.


Eni is an Italian major integrated energy company which operates in 69 Countries in Upstream, Midstream, Downstream and Chemicals business. Eni Refining & Marketing operates in the Lube Additives Business through an integrated cycle: research and development , raw materials procurement, production, sales and after sales service. Eni Additives offers components and packages meeting the most stringent specifications. Thanks to its technical assistance and logistic structure, Eni Additives sells its products worldwide meeting the needs of small and large customers, acting as a reliable partner to develop tailor-made projects.

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.



Align yourself with the great & good of the Base Oil & Lubricants Industry

  • Welcome The Industry

Get superb brand awareness by hosting the Welcome Dinner or Coffee Breaks providing hospitality for the entire Base Oil & Lubricants audience. Make sure your team are there to meet the key players in the industry to discuss possible business opportunities in a relaxed and informal environment.

  • 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.

PLUS! You can sponsor

    • 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. Please contact us for a bespoke package.

Jenevieve Rodrigues

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0636

Email[email protected]


Simona Norkunaite

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0642

Email[email protected]



What clients say about us:

 “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 Christiernss



LNG Publishing has been covering the global lubricants industry for more than 23 years. Lubes’n’Greases publications and products deliver hard news, features and informed opinions covering automotive and industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids, greases, base stocks, additives, biodegradable and synthetic products, packaging, and testing, as well as the companies, people, prices, issues and trends affecting the industry. For more information about LNG’s products visit www.LubesnGreases.com.

ATIEL is a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) representing the combined knowledge and experience of leading European and international engine oil manufacturers and marketers. Its collective expertise in engine lubricants technology has helped establish best practices and quality standards for both vehicle manufacturers and consumers.


GOMA is the Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants and has been working continuously since 1964 as a not-for-profit and nongovernmental professional society.

GOMA is engaged in the promotion of professionalism and expertise in field of manufacturing and application of fuel and lubricants. Its principal activity is to encourage and develop scientific and professional thoughts and views on the technical, economic and educational practices related to the production and use of liquid and gaseous fuels and the proper application of lubricants, as well as cooperation with related companies, institutions and specialised professional organisations and universities at home and abroad.

For this purpose GOMA creates and organises international expert symposia with topics in the field of technology, development and application of fuels or lubricants and also publishes a professional magazine, Fuels & Lubricants, printed in English exclusively.



For over 20 years, F&L Asia has remained the preferred media choice for industry giants such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, SK Lubricants, S-Oil, Lubrizol, Infineum, Chevron Oronite, Afton Chemical, BASF, Evonik Industries, Tianhe Chemicals and many more.

Each year, F&L Asia produces F+L Week, the industry conference and exhibition premier event. A sounding board for the latest developments in base oils, lubricants, fuels and additives, F+L Week attracts the very best amongst top industry scientists, market trend setters and decision makers from all around the planet to its economic epicentre in Asia.

ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.


Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


With a growing community, PetrolPlaza is the No.1 online publication for the petrol retailing, fuel logistics and car wash markets. PetrolPlaza has been online since 1998 and, as the first online publication for this industry, it enjoys an excellent reputation amongst decision makers worldwide. PetrolPlaza offers daily updated market news and a newsletter service free of charge. The high internationality of both content and readers, which come from all over the world, is unique in the market.


Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.

Fluid Handling Pro is the leading global business resource and website for fluid handling and processing professionals.You can rely on Fluid Handling Pro for the latest information on technology solutions and equipment innovations in any industry where fluid handling is a key requirement. Fluid Handling Pro focuses primarily on technologies for effectively processing and measuring liquids, slurries & gases.

For more information visit https://fluidhandlingpro.com


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