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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:

  • 250+attendees and 15+ exhibitors
  • Pre-Event Networking Drinks Reception sponsored by Lubrizol
  • The Lubrizol OEM Seminar: OEMs Challenges 2030 and beyond – with so many exciting challenges ahead, why not join Lubrizol for this much-awaited Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) 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 bowls, 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

1. Sanjaat Jain, Lubes coordinator, Jaguar Land Rover
2. Soenke Moehr, Director Global Sales, Marketing & Communication, Puraglobe
3. Sharbel Luzuriaga, Project Manager, Kline Energy
4. John Leavens, Director Oil Markets Midstream and Downstream, IHS Energy
5. Alireza Askari, Global Key Account Manager, Axel Christiernsson
6. Denis Varaksin, Director, Base Oils and Slack Waxes, DYM
7. Michel Sanchez-Rivas, PAO Customer Technical Service Manager, INEOS
8. Piotr Bielaczyc, Head of Engine Research, BOSMAL Automotive R&D Centre
9. Donald McCarthy, Lubricants Specialist, Volvo Construction
10. Alberto Roselli, Head of R&D, Lubricants & Additives, ENI
11. Andrea Comparini, R&D Quality Manager, Agroils Technologies SpA
12. Andrzej Chodyniecki, Head Of Sales Division, GQOIL Innovation
13. Andrianne Philippou, Editor, Lube Magazine
14. Greg Huss, OEM Global Director, The Lubrizol Corporation
15. Amaya Igartua, Director Of Research, Tekniker

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

Pre-Event Networking Drinks: The first opportunity to network with other attendees in a less formal 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.

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 Bowls: Test your precision and patience with a friendly game of carpet bowls 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

OEMs Challenges 2030 and beyond

As many of us are aware, the transportation industry is at an important crossroads: globalization, electrification, technology development, ongoing regulatory change and growth in emerging markets are set to change the face of the industry in the next decade. All of us as industry stakeholders are faced with an interesting dynamic as demand in mature markets is reducing whilst the emerging markets continue to show further growth. These are likely to be significantly impacted by rapidly changing events across the entire value chain – from evolving consumer preferences in cars, and the needs of fleet operators or managers, to the operation of broader distribution channels with expanding supply chains. To remain as market leaders, companies across the complete vehicle value chain need to assess how well they are prepared to respond to the evolving industry trends. This will allow manufacturers to capitalize on the opportunities that lie ahead. OEMs will need to ask themselves how and where these demands will evolve, as well as how their products and business models need to be adapted to these changes.

With so many exciting challenges ahead, why not join Lubrizol for this much-awaited Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) 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.

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OEM Seminar & Pre-Event Drinks Reception 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.


Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, USA, Ergon, Inc., operates as a crude oil processor, transporter and marketer of specialty base oils .   Ergon maintains a network of strategically located terminals, allowing for efficient and secure worldwide supply. Ergon markets products in more than 90 countries and remains committed to increasing its global presence.

Investing in a Brighter Future

Ergon is investing more than $200 million to meet the market’s demand for high-quality brightstock. In 2016, Ergon introduced the latest Group I brightstock technology with HyGold 5000BS, offering a unique combination of high viscosity, low pour point, low odor, good solvency and a high flash point. HyGold 5000BS has excellent color and appearance versus competitive brightstocks, making it suitable for use in a wide range of applications where product viscosity and appearance remain critical.


GQOIL Innovation company starting in 2012 materialized an idea how to blend more effectively than now. Its project named CCBL – Cavitation Cold Blending of Lubricants includes all what is important for modern technology – giving not only CAPEX/OPEX economies but influencing positively on natural environment also.
This influence is possible thanks to low electricity consumption (2,4 kWh/MT average) and through significant reduction of process heating (up to 95%, depends on geographical region). Such high level of the heating reduction can be reached in the CCBL blender by using of the cavitation as main factor, inducing the heating and mixing processes internally of the premix.

The launching process of CCBL technology is very flexible and intangible for your pending manufacturing process. CCBL is able to work either as simple blender with manual dosing or be connected with automation dosing system, what cancel necessary to do any additional mixing because CCBL provides fully finished product.
The CCBL ability to work in real industrial conditions was tested at PRISTA OIL site in July 2015. Each production test has been closed by accredited laboratory measurements. All tests configurations and lab results are described and collected in protocol, available on our website.



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

Media Partners

Petrofinder – Global Oil & Gas Link


F+L ASIA – Since 1995, we have gathered industry stakeholders from all over the world to discuss regional and global issues impacting our industry

F&L Asia provides a forum for:

• Identifying emerging issues
• Promoting consensus
• Sharing of best practices
• Building networks
• Connecting businesses

Over the years, F&L Asia has played a unique role in the fuels and lubricants industry in the Asia-Pacific region, setting it apart from other industry publications and commercial conferences.



World Oils


International Magazine – Industrial Technology



Lubricants MDPI – (ISSN 2075-4442) is an international scientific open access journal, indexed in Scopus, ESCI in Web of Science, etc. It covers all aspects of tribology, including the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear.

Our aim is to encourage scientists to publish experimental, theoretical and computational results that provide new insight and understanding into the scientific and technical basis for lubrication and related phenomenon. There is no restriction on the length of the papers.

The scope of Lubricants includes:

  • Tribology
  • Wear and frictional phenomena
  • Lubrication
  • Contact phenomena or surface characterization
  • Chemical aspects of lubrication
  • New materials and their tribological behavior
  • Surface physics and chemistry related to wear and friction
  • Reduction of friction and wear
  • Motor oils (engine oils); gear oils; grease; powders (dry graphite, PTFE, Molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, etc.)
  • Dry lubricants or solid lubricants
  • Lubricants for artificial joints
  • Anti-wear
  • Friction modifiers
  • Viscosity index improvers



Project Cargo Networking


Lubes ‘N’ Greases



Lube Magazine

Lube Magazine is published by the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) and is the Official Journal of UEIL – the European lubricants industry organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. UKLA is the UK Delegation to UEIL. Lube Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine provided free to qualified subscribers. Lube Magazine is distributed to readers in 11 9 countries and via relevant sector Trade Events.

It covers features and technical articles and European news, as well as issues relevant to the lubrication industry on: Automotive and Industrial sector developments; Metal-Working Fluids; Automotive and Industrial Greases; Base Oil issues; the impact of new and modified product specifications; forthcoming legislation; industry news; profiles; plus a ‘Forthcoming Events’ diary.

For further information please visit the website: http://www.lube-media.com/subscribe_to_lube.php



OEM – LubeNews



HAPTIC R&D CONSULTING is an engineering consulting trading company of global technology and providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

On HAPTIC.ro platform you’ll find Gas Turbine Parts products https://www.haptic.ro/product-category/gas-turbine-parts/  and the most updated Energy Market Research Reports https://www.haptic.ro/product-category/energy/

For more info please visit our website www.haptic.ro or contact us: info@haptic.ro



Lubricant World Magazine

Lubricant World is the only Turkish-English magazine focusing on the Turkish lubricants sector as well as the world lubricants industry. The magazine is published bimonthly and distributed in 31 countries with a wide network including lubricant and grease manufacturers, consumers, fuel stations, logistics and packaging firms, ministries, bureaucrats, and representatives of the chemistry, iron and steel, metal, aviation, marine and defense industries.

As a platform sharing information about global and local developments, scientific articles, alternative markets, export-import news, R&D activities and regulations, it aims to be a reference source for all lubricant manufacturers and consumers.



Petroleum Technology Quarterly



Digital Refining



Actualidadmp – Maritima y Portuaria

Association Partners







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