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12th Annual

European Refining Summit

The premier refining event of the year returns…
September 13-14, 2018 • Hotel Le Plaza • Brussels, Belgium

Mark Your Calendar for September 13-14, 2018

Platts annual European Refining Summit has earned its place as ‘the must attend’ event for downstream professionals.

Designed for Europe’s leading refiners, traders, petchems and biofuels producers, logistics and solution providers, and end users today, the event is now in its 12th year, with Platts presently sourcing 30 expert speakers to gather for frank discussion and unrivalled debate, including how to maximize profit from changing market dynamics.

2017’s speakers included:

Savvas Manousos

Savvas Manousos

Head of Global Trading,
Maersk Oil Trading

Anders Röj

Anders Röj

Advanced Technology & Research, Fuels and Lubricants,
Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT)

Richard de Caux

Richard de Caux

Head of Refining Economics,
BP

Johannes Bremer

Johannes Bremer

Asset Management Director,
Rosneft Germany

Dario Scaffardi

Dario Scaffardi

Executive Vice President & General Manager,
Saras SpA

What to expect at 2018’s event:

  • Setting the scene for the European refining market today – Macroeconomics: update on the Trump presidency and Brexit, changing crude flow dynamics, and latest state of play for European refiners – supply and demand, prices and profit margins and consolidation movements
  • IMO 2020: Scrubbers vs refining investment, ensuring enough fuel and scrubbers, non-compliance threats and enforcement challenges – Latest on scrubber uptake rates and refineries investment in production facilities – is it up to the shipping or refining industry to find a solution? To what extent will there be non-compliance? Will there be enough 0.5%? Will there be enough scrubbers? Who will enforce all this?
  • Competitiveness of European refiners against the backdrop of climate change policy directives and government sanctions – What’s next for electrification of road transport?, European FQD and renewable blending mandates: implications of policy, evolution of energy prices and costs in Europe compared to competing regional markets, and impact of sanctions on Iran and Russia for the global oil industry
  • Oil products consumption – developments, challenges and opportunities for jet fuel, gasoline and diesel – After the diesel car scandal, is there still a future for the fuel in some countries? To what extent are gasoline car sales increasing? What can be done to address limited capacity of CEPS for jet fuel?
  • Shedding light on digitalization and the internet-of-things – What can blokchain, cobots, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and machine learning do for your business?
  • Global market developments and trade flows – Assessing competition from the US, Middle East, Russia, Africa, Asia and Latin America markets
  • Implications of recent and proposed M&As, and finance and investment developments, challenges and opportunities – Impacts of major M&As, and global investments in refining capacity on oil products supply and trade flows
  • Overview on the latest petrochemicals and oil storage developments – Petchems/refinery integration, feedstock pricing and increasing demand levels, and latest oil storage challenges and new opportunities

Even better networking in 2018....

Summit Dinner

Join us on the evening of Day One for an exclusive three-course networking dinner. Places are limited, so register early to secure your place at the table and avoid missing out on this unique opportunity to nurture or forge those relationships you will need for the year ahead.

Summit Dinner

Enhanced Networking, Early Access

Download the free mobile networking app to get advance access to the attendee list and exchange contact information and real-time messages with other app users. Using the app ensures you have the most current conference agenda, plus you'll receive available speaker presentations while at the conference. Visit the Networking App webpage for details. Events Mobile Image


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