Over 310 attendees gathered in Jersey City last November to discuss the impact of shifting lubricant and base stock usage on the supply chain

The ICIS Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference held its 14th edition on November 28-30, 2018 in New Jersey, and enabled 310+ attendees coming from 27 countries to meet, network with and hear from industry experts.

Key players from the base oils & lubricants value chain who joined the event included ADNOC, Chevron, Ergon, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Motiva, Petronas, Phillips 66, Shell and Total.

The pre-conference seminar followed the theme: Finding solutions to changing industry demands together and featured speakers from Shell, Infineum, Neste and Chemlube. With a new format, a speed networking and business card exchange, this half day of content provided extra networking time to its delegates.

Highlights from the main conference included sessions on: • Global transportation sector outlook to 2040 – Bloomberg New Energy Finance

The 7th ICIS Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference

The ICIS Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference will be returning to Mumbai for a 7th edition on 9-10 April. Each year over 110+ attendees from companies such as Gulf Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Indian Oil gain global and domestic insights and commentary on the upcoming opportunities and challenges for operating successfully in the region.

April 2020 will see the new Euro VI and Bharat VI legislation come into effect in India and with one year to go, crucial discussions will begin to take place, finalising the preparations for this key industry turning point. The global shift towards lighter viscosity oils across all base oil groups will result in base stock replacement. What will be the impact for the light and heavy duty transport sectors? How will stakeholders


• Group I or Group II? Optimizing capabilities vs. requirements – ExxonMobil

• How can we improve the industry specification and test development processes through collaboration? – General Motors, American Petroleum Institute & Infineum

In addition to the extensive content on offer, networking was at the heart of the event with delegates being able to meet and exchange with sponsors and exhibitors during multiple breaks and lunches. The event fostered connections, whether it was about nurturing existing relationships or making new contacts, giving the attendees the chance to reflect on their business strategies and plan for the future.

The Pan American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference will return to North America in Autumn 2019, further updates will be posted on panambaseoils.


further up the value chain adapt? In addition, the electric vehicle sector is growing in the region and is sure to have a direct impact on lubricant demand – the question is, when and how?

Delegates attending the 2019 Indian Base Oils & Lubricants Conference will find answers to their most pressing questions and ensure prosperity for their business amid market volatility.

For more information, the full agenda and speaker line-up are available on the website: www.icisevents. com/indianbaseoils. Attendees can still benefit from the early bird discount until 22 February with promo code IBO19EVLUBE, which allows them to save up to $445 off the standard registration fees.


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