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The 2021 European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit

Date: 17th November 2021 - 18th November 2021 Location: Amsterdam - The Netherlands

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

ACI’s 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.



17th November 2021
18th November 2021
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0605
Krisztina Maria Szabo – Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0603
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Piet Heinkade 11
Amsterdam, 1019 BR Netherlands
+31 20 519 1200
  • Sharbel Luzuriaga, Senior AnalystKline Group
  • Nina Bonnelycke, Water Permits Division, Office of Wastewater ManagementU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Thomas Norrby, Senior Specialist & Technical Manager, LubricantsNynas
  • Bill Downey, SVP, Business DevelopmentNovvi
  • Debby Neubauer, Marketing Lead, Biosynthetic Technologies
  • Markus Scherer, General Manager, MaBiMa
  • John Leavens, Executive Director, IHS Energy
  • Gareth Moody, Market Application / Technical SpecialistCroda
  • Soenke Moehr, Director Global Sales & MarketingPURAGLOBE
  • Jens Kubitschke, Business Development – Europe, OQ Chemicals
  • Boris Zhmud, Head of R&DBizol Lubricants
  • Amaya Igartua, Coordinator of Materials InitiativesTekniker
  • Natalia Stawniak, DirectorNuspec
  • Piotr Bielaczyc, Department Head – Engine ResearchBOSMAL Automotive R&D
  • David Whitby, Chief ExecutivePathmaster Marketing Ltd.
  • Jeroen van Dorp, Business Development Manager, ChainCraft B.V.
  • 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
  • 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

“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


  • Gunnar Meister, Base Oil Process Technologist, Shell
  • Luca Salvi, Additive Manager, Eni SpA
  • Mike Peters, Technical Support & Development Manager, SIP
  • Michael Boyer, Regional Market Insights Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation
  • Paul Kerwin, Base Oils Account Director, Multisol
  • Larry G. Beaver, Vice President, Research & Development, RSC Bio Solutions
  • Sharbel Luzuriaga, Senior Analyst, Kline Group
  • Piotr Bielaczyc, Department Head, Engine Research Department, BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute Ltd
  • Boris Zhmud, CTO / Head of R&D, Sveacon
  • Jens Kubitschke, Application and New Business Development Manager, OXEA GmbH


ChainCraft is a leading company in the development of sustainable medium chain fatty acids (MCFA). These C4-C8 fatty acids are produced by fermentation of organic waste via a proprietary process. With this technology, the company helps to reduce the environmental burdens of waste incineration and landfilling and can also offer sustainable, low cost versions of several important fatty acids. These specific fatty acids can be used in a variety of existing and new applications in a.o. animal feed, lubricants, plasticizers, polymers, herbicides and flavors and fragrances. Most important fatty acid in the product range is caproic acid, a unique acid which is typically highly priced and scarcely available.

Since 2019, ChainCraft is operating a commercial demonstration plant with an annual production capacity of 2,000 ton of fatty acids. A full scale flagship plant with an annual capacity of 20,000 ton of MCFA per year is planned for 2024. ChainCraft is actively looking for downstream partners to jointly innovate towards new and improved uses of these fatty acids, such as new polyol ester lubricants.


Rianlon is one of global leading solution providers of anti-aging additives and application technologies for polymer materials. Our product portfolio includes antioxidants (RIANOX), light stabilizers (RIASORB) and U-pack which is customized blending formulation to provide one-stop anti-aging solution. Rianlon is also a government certified “National High-tech Enterprise” and the first publicly listed company in the Chinese anti-aging additives industry, stock symbol: 300596.

We have committed to the mission of value creation for customers and stays focused on anti-aging technologies for polymer materials. At the same time, we are strengthening technology innovation and global network so as to make contribution to the advancement of technology for global polymer materials. With access to more capital from Chinese stock market, Rianlon will expand our global production footprint, strengthen the development of new products and application technologies, and continuously search for strategic acquisitions that can bring more values to our customers. Rianlon aims to be the preferred supplier of anti-aging additives and application technologies for polymeric material industries globally. Rianlon currently have local warehouses in Antwerp, Ohio, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Guangzhou, Shanghai, and Ningxia etc. to support our 72hours global logistics initiative. We will continue to expand and optimize our global service network to provide more efficient and localized services.

Rianlon could provide full range of anti-aging additives. They include Primary Antioxidants, Secondary Antioxidants, Light Stabilizers including UV Absorbers, HALS, and customized blending formulation, U-Pack …etc.

EHS & Sustainability

Rianlon is fully equipped with waste gas processing, waste water treatment and solid waste solution facilitiesto ensure the stability and accountability of the company. In addition to be certificated with ISO14001 and OHSAS18001, Rianlon also received outstanding resultsin TFS league onsite and online evaluations (TFS onsite rating at 89%, ECOVADIS methodology evaluation gold medal).

Technical Services and R&D Capabilities

Not only do we provide the complete product lines to the customers, but also we do provide the technical services to customers in order to find the solutions for their day-to-day problems and projects. In the meantime, we also have a group of scientists striving to develop next generation technology and solutions for the Green technology and Environment friendly Products.


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:

Krisztina Maria Szabo

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3141 0603

Email: [email protected]






Lube magazine is published by the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) and is the official journal of the Union of the European Lubricants Industry (UEIL). Lube is proud to announce it is the sector’s first sustainably produced publication, presenting the European perspective on the global issues impacting this vital industry. Lube is published bi-monthly and offers original, authoritative reports, technical content and insights from industry experts and practitioners. Lube is available in print and digital format. Now in its 33rd year, Lube has a global audience of more than 25,000 readers across 100 countries. Visit www.lube-media.com to subscribe for free.

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 the technical association representing manufacturers, developers and marketers in the European Lubricants Industry. For 25 years, we have proudly acted as the voice of the lubricant industry, using our members’ collective expertise to push the boundaries of engine oil innovation to the benefit of vehicle manufacturers, consumers and the environment”.


Lubricant World is a bimonthly magazine published for the global lubricant industry and distributed worldwide. The magazine’s Turkey edition is published in Turkish and delivered to subscribers from the every corner of Turkey, while the international edition is published in English and delivered to readers in more than 30 countries. Wide distribution network of the magazine includes lubricant and grease manufacturers & consumers, importers & exporters, fuel stations, logistics and packaging firms, ministries, bureaucrats, and representatives of the chemistry, iron and steel, metal, aviation, marine and defense industries.

As a key source of industry news and featured content, it is available in print and digital formats. It is also distributed to delegates at major industry events both in Turkey and abroad.


The Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants, GOMA has been active for 50 years continuously as a non-governmental and non-profit association. One of the most important activities of GOME is the organization of annual international professional-scientific symposia on fuels and / or lubricants. The publication of the magazine Fuels and lubricants is another important continuous business activity of the Company.

Machinery Lubrication India
Featuring the same expertise that has made Machinery Lubrication the standard for lubricant professionals around the world, Machinery Lubrication India is now being offered for Indian readers. The new magazine will include articles from international experts as well as local content and news contributed by Indian authors from industry and academia. With the single focus of helping industry improve machine reliability through best practice lubrication and oil analysis. Our approach has changed how organizations manage and monitor lubricants for maintaining optimum reliability and safety. We are the trusted advisor to the world’s leading organizations.


International Magazine – Industrial Technology
Industrial Technology is an international magazine focusing on machines, plants, components, automation, plastic, industry 4.0, steel. It contains news, information, case histories and product profiles about OeMs, technology suppliers and EPCs. FOCUSES AND ADVERTISERS Its main focuses are plants,  automation, controls, instrumentation, pumps, compressors, blowers, boilers, heat exchangers, hvac, electrical, process and more.


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.


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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• Over five and a half hours of networking built into the two day conference agenda including an evening drinks reception sponsored by Lubrizol
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.

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