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ACI’s 2018 US Base Oils and Lubricants Summit

Date: 22nd August 2018 - 23rd August 2018 Location: Des Moines - Iowa - USA

ACI’s US Base Oils & Lubricants Summit will be taking place in Des Moines, IA on 22nd – 23rd of August, 2018. The two day event will bring together professionals across the lubricant supply chain to address current industry issues, explore new opportunities and network with peers.

As regulations on the quality of both heavy-duty and passenger car motors oils become more strict, professionals across the entire lubricant spectrum can feel the impact.  Join us and learn how leaders from base oil producers, lubricant blenders, additive manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers are confronting these challenges and pushing the boundaries of what modern lubricants are capable of.

Featuring an Exclusive ELM Site Visit
August 21, 2018 • Attendance size limited. Reserve now!


22nd August 2018
23rd August 2018
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Cheryl Williams – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0605


Embassy Suites by Hilton – Des Moines Downtown
101 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

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  • US Base Oil and Lubricant Market Forecasts
  • Analysis of Latin American and Global Markets
  • Ensuring Supply and Product Quality in a Global Market
  • Bulk Liquid Logistics
  • GF-6 and PC-11 Engine Oil Specifications
  • Low-Speed Pre-Ignition
  • Biologically-Sourced Lubricants and Greases
  • Lubricant and Engine Development
  • Customer-Centric Business Practices

Site Visit: ELM • August 21, 2018

About ELM: Founded in 2000 by Professor Lou Honary and the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Research Foundation to market biobased lubricants and grease technologies transferred from the University’s National Agriculture-Based Lubricants Center (UNI-NABL); also founded by Honary in 1991. In 2014, Honary retired from the University to manage ELM full time. A leading manufacturer of biobased greases in the US, ELM uses a unique patented microwaved-based grease process to manufacture biobased greases along with a wide array of liquid lubricants. Currently headquartered in an 87,000-sq. ft. facility in Grundy Center, Iowa, the company is privately owned and markets its products primarily via established petroleum lubricant manufacturers and distributors under private label and ELM brand: http://www.elmusa.com/.

Currently ELM’s retail biobased lubricants and greases are marketed primarily under the UltraLube brand by Plews-Edelmann of Dixon, Illinois and can be found in most US based big box stores including Lowes and Home Depot. Other products with significant market reach are ELM’s biobased rail curve greases, wire rope grease, drill rod grease, automotive and truck chassis and bearing greases, food grade grease, elevator hydraulic fluid, lubricant/penetrant, universal tractor transmission hydraulic fluid, bar-chain lubricants, and full line of general purpose fluids used in metal cutting applications.

Limited attendance visit. Space reserved on a “first come, first served” basis. Register now to reserve attendance at the site visit.

Conference Chairperson and Speaker
Luc Girard
Sanjuro Consulting Inc.

William Anderson
R&D Engineering Specialist
Afton Chemical

Kevin Ferrick
Senior Manager EOLCS/DEF/MOM
American Petroleum Institute

Hind Abi-Akar
Technical Expert-Fluids Engineering

Suzanne Neal
Powertrain Operating Fluids Engineer
Detroit Diesel / Daimler Trucks North America

Mark Noble
Downstream Advisors

Roger Gault
V.P. Regulatory Activities
Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA)

Lou Honary
Founder and President
Environmental Lubricants Manufacturing, Inc.

Angela Willis
Fluids Engineering Group Manager
General Motors

Scott Rajala
Sr. Regional Chief Engineer – Automotive
Idemitsu Lubricants

Joan Evans
Industry Liaison Manager Americas
Infineum USA LP
Representing ACC Petroleum Additives Panel

Shana McCabe
Global Business Manager of Lubricants

Ernie Henderson
K & E Petroleum Consultants

Larry Sullivan
Principal of Biotechnology, Petrochemical Renewable Energy Business Development
Lawrence D. Sullivan & Company

Andre Swarts
Principal Engineer – Advanced Powertrain & Emissions
Southwest Research Institute

Dylan Royal
Director of Regional Sales

Erica Snedegar
Base Oils and Intermediate Products
Vertex Energy

This two-day conference will offer excellent opportunities for you to network with your peers: CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, Vice-Presidents, Directors, and Senior Managers responsible for…

  • Base Oil Refiners
  • Lubricant Blenders
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Additive Manufacturers
  • Market Analysts
  • Transportation & Storage Companies
  • Oil Analysis Service Providers

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F&L Asia Ltd.

For more than 20 years, F&L Asia Ltd. has remained the preferred media choice for industry giants. Unparalleled thought leadership, stringent content quality standards and uncompromising journalism—gathering facts directly from the frontline, including from its permanent bases at the heart of the strategic Asian region are some of F&L Asia’s core strengths and the reason why it retains an unchallenged “first with the latest” position.

F&L Asia’s diverse portfolio of unique and powerful lead generation tools fulfils the needs of hundreds of fuels and lubes operators of all sizes, all disciplines, and from around the world. This empowers them to increase their brand awareness and establish, promote and nurture fluid industry connections globally.

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 world to its economic epicentre in Asia.

Complementing the F+L Week annual premier industry event is F&L Asia’s rich repertoire of highly effective and digitally integrated media publications, tools and knowledge base that enhance your brand power, turn strategic leads into fruitful business conversations, as well as help reinforce your market presence.

Website: www.fuelsandlubes.com


Lubes’n’Greases is LNG Publishing’s flagship, award-winning, independent monthly magazine for and about the global lubricants industry. Every month, print and digital editions deliver hard news, features and informed opinions covering automotive and industrial lubricants, metalworking fluids, greases, base stocks, additives, packaging, biodegradable and synthetic products, companies, people, issues and trends affecting the industry. For more information on Lubes’n’Greases magazine click here.

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