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The 2020 European Base Oils & Lubricants Summit

Date: 25th November 2020 - 26th November 2020 Location: Rotterdam - 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 2020 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.


25th November 2020
26th November 2020
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Chris Taylor – Content
0044 (0)20 3141 0602
Mohammad Ahsan – Sales, Marketing & Media
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Tim Rowley-Evans – Sponsorship
+44 20 3141 0614
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 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.
Rotterdam, Netherlands

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  • Sharbel Luzuriaga, Senior Analyst, Kline Group
  • Nina Bonnelycke, Water Permits Division, Office of Wastewater Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jasper Smets, EMEA Product Manager NAO/PAO, Chevron Phillips Chemicals International N.V.
  • Srdjan Sokolovic, Expert Coordinator for Management of Chemicals & Waste, NIS Gazprom Neft
  • Bill Downey, SVP, Business Development, Novvi
  • Mark Miller, CEO, Biosynthetic Technologies
  • Markus Scherer, Director Industry Liaison Lubricants, BASF
  • Mike Peters, Technical Support & Development Manager, SIP
  • Jens Kubitschke, Business Development – Europe, OQ Chemicals
  • Boris Zhmud, Head of R&D, Bizol Lubricants
  • Amaya Igartua, Coordinator of Materials Initiatives, Tekniker
  • Natalia Stawniak, Director, Nuspec
  • Piotr Bielaczyc, Department Head – Engine Research, BOSMAL Automotive R&D
  • David Whitby, Chief Executive, Pathmaster Marketing
  • 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

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.

“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


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.



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:

Tim Rowley-Evans

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0614

Email: [email protected]

  • 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


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.

Lubes ‘N’ Greases
The Lubes’n’Greases family of lubricant industry publications is published by LNG Publishing Co., Inc., which has assembled a respected team of proven professionals.

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.


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.

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