LONDON: There is an industry-wide shift from Group I base oils to higher quality base oils, coupled with technological advancements and the increased focus on sustainability. As the industry reconnects, ICIS is delighted to announce the return of its first in-person Middle East Base Oils & Lubricants (MEBO) conference since 2019, with the 17th in the series taking place at the Shangri-La Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on 10-11 October 2022.
ICIS has been at the forefront of the base oils industry for over 25 years. With strong global markets and with the Middle East anticipating growth over the next 12 months due to finished lubricant demand, the opportunity to network and connect with peers is a critical part of development and growth in this important sector and region.
Conference attendees will have access to extensive, high-quality networking opportunities with major companies including Saudi Aramco Luberef, Petrolube, Fuchs Petroleum Saudi Arabia Ltd, Al Jomaih and Shell Lubricating Oil Company Ltd, Arabian Petroleum Supply Company – Mobil Oil, United Lube Oil Company (Unilube), Castrol Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabian Oil Additives Co (SALACO) all confirming their partnership. Key industry decision makers from across the globe will be present, taking up a long-awaited opportunity to reconnect and make new strategically important contacts with businesses throughout the base oils and lubricants supply chain.
Discussions on key topics for the base oil & lubricants industry will be hosted by ICIS and leading industry experts, providing a unique opportunity to hear from, and understand more about, the industry's perspective on the challenges and opportunities it faces today and into the future. This will include critical debate on how long supply chain uncertainty will continue to affect the market, the latest technological advancements, the impact of electric vehicles, and the crucial issue of sustainability and what this means for the future of base oils.
Speakers at the event include:
- Samir Nawar, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Petromin Corporation
- Faisal Sultan, Managing Director – Global Operations, Lucid Motors
- Terence Byrne, Managing Director, Petromin Nissan
- Kailash Sawant, Associate Director – Product Management (India and ME), Lubrizol
- Marco Codognola, CEO, Itelyum
ICIS is a trusted source of global commodity intelligence for the energy, chemical and fertilizer industry. We are a division of RELX, a FTSE 15 company with a market cap of £46.2 billion and an employee base of over 30,000 experts across 40 countries.
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