The ONE & ONLY Bitumen Event in the Middle East


Conference Connection is pleased to announce the Third MIDDLE EAST BITUMEN/ASPHALT CONFERENCE 2012: Emerging Trends, Drivers & Opportunities in Bitumen Market for Middle East, Africa & South Asia (MEB 2012), which will be held in Shangri-La Hotel Dubai on 23-24 April 2012. The conference provides insights into the changing bitumen market picture and the resultant emerging trends, drivers and opportunities.  The distinguished faculty will continue to look at the entire bitumen supply chain with topics ranging from major suppliers in the region and their production capacity, bitumen grades and their future expansion plans to shipping logistics, technology and perspectives & challenges faced by the key stakeholders namely the Clients, Consultants and Contractors. The impact of the volatile crude prices, political unrest and the specter of double-dip global recession on Middle East bitumen demand will be covered as well as other supply/demand factors and their impact on trade.
Distinguished Panel of Speakers Include
  • Eng. Mohammed Shafiq Aazam, Director General of Materials & Research Department, Director of Science & Technology, Ministry of Transport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Mr. Hussain Sultan, Chairman, Neptune Energy Trading LLC, Dubai, UAE
  • Mr. Kenneth F. Grzybowski, President, PRI Asphalt Technologies, Inc., USA
  • Mr. Anwar Ateeq, Coordinator - Petroleum Product Sales, Marketing, The Bahrain Petroleum Company, Bahrain
  • Mr. Ronnie Muthusamy, Bitumen & Chemicals Marketing Manager, Engen Petroleum Limited, South Africa
  • Dr. Hussain U Bahia, Director, Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Dr. Otakar Vacin, Associate Professor, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Czech Technical University, Prague
  • Dr. Mohamed El-Basyouny, Project Manager/Pavement Specialist, Parsons International LLC, UAE
  • Mr. Siamak Esfehanian, Export Manager, Blij Oil Group, Iran
  • Mr. Robert Smith, Principal Consultant, FGE – FACTS Global Energy, UAE
  • Commander J S L Cohen RD Royal Navy, UK Maritime Trade Operations, UAE
  • Capt. Allen R. Pinto, General Manager (Shipping and Logistics), Richmond Mercantile Ltd FZC, UAE
  • Mr. Rexy Ravindran, Managing Director, Rex Fuels Management Pvt. Ltd, India
  • Mr. Jose Moan Antony, Asst GM Engineering, Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons LLC, Oman
  • Mr Mustapha Fasinro, Managing Director/CEO, Linetrale Group, Nigeria
  • Mr. Andrey Maximov, Managing Director, Egyptian Castle Investments, Egypt
  • Mr. Michael E Sarna, Senior Vice President, Purvin & Gertz Inc, UAE
  • Mr. Bill Farren-Price, CEO, Petroleum Policy Intelligence, UK
  • Mr. Paul Young, Executive Oil Pricing Editor, Asia and ME, Platts, UAE

 This is a partial list of speakers. Other senior level speakers will be featured

Please click here to  view full details/biodata of Speakers

Who can You Meet
  • Action Bridgegap Constructions
  • Afristar Holding
  • Agarwal Group
  • Al Jaber Bitumen LLC
  • Al Jaber Group
  • Al Khaleej Bitumen Co. LLC
  • Arya Petroleum FZE
  • Aveng Grinaker-LTA
  • Ayegh Isfahan Co.
  • B.B. Energy (Gulf) DMCC
  • Bitucorp Trading
  • Bitumat Co
  • Bitumina
  • BITUMINA International
  • Bitumix Private
  • Blij Oil Group
  • Blue Containers
  • BSS Pty
  • Bulk Bitumen Company
  • Colas Middle East
  • Czech Technical University
  • Dalian Tianyi International Trading Co
  • Delmon Co
  • DenimoTech
  • Ecolog Fuel
  • Egyptian Castle Investments
  • Elco Richmond Asphalt Product Trading LLC
  • Engen Petroleum
  • ENOC - Supply, Trading LLC
  • ENOC Bunkering International LLC
  • Essco International FZE
  • Fara Shimi Rooz Co.
  • Feedar Esfahan Manufacturing Co
  • FGE-FACTS Global Energy
  • Gift Trading  
  • Gilda Tar General Trading
  • Global Trade Well  
  • Gostaresh Khadamat Bazargani Behsaz
  • Gulf Leader General Trading - FZE
  • Gulf Petrochem FZC
  • Harco Group sa/nv
  • Honeywell
  • Honeywell Belgium N.V.
  • HopeSA Holding Trade
  • Hormozan Oil Co.
  • Hotcrete Infrastructure
  • Innophos Inc
  • International Paint (Gulf) LLC
  • KBAS Trading
  • Linetrale Group
  • Martex Investing Inc
  • Material Host Trading LLC
  • Mdubane Energy Services Pty
  • MENA Energy DMCC
  • Meraat Intl Group Co.
  • Ministry of Transport
  • MSSAK Oil & Gas
  • MTA Holding Co.
  • MWV-MeadWestvaco Europe s.p.r.l.
  • National Refinery
  • Neptune Energy Trading LLC
  • North Energy Trading LLC
  • Novophalt Saudi Arabia Co
  • Oceanic Petroleum-Singapore
  • Oman Oil Marketing
  • Parsons International LLC
  • Pasargad Oil Co.
  • Petroleum Policy Intelligence
  • Platts
  • Polycube Systems GmbH
  • PRI Asphalt Technologies Inc
  • Probase Manufacturing Sdn Bhd
  • PT Kiprah Multi Sarana
  • PT Multi Trading Pratama
  • Purvin & Gertz Inc
  • Raubex Construction
  • Raubex Group
  • Reddyfuels
  • Reddyfuels
  • Rex Fuels Management 
  • RHEIN International FZE
  • Richmond Group
  • Richmond Mercantile  FZC
  • Royal Navy
  • Royal Navy, UK Maritime Trade Operations
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Shell Markets Middle East
  • Shenzhen Joinsuns Chemical Co
  • Shenzhen Mega Capital Enterprise Co
  • Shining Gulf Star General Trading
  • Sinopec Asphalt Sales Branch Company
  • Stolt Tank Containers B.V.
  • Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vaelour Energy 
  • Valencia Exim 
  • Vella Trading FZE
  • Vinergy International
  • Winnington FZCO
  • World Trade Hall
  • World Trade Hall FZCO
  • Yanbu Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Yazd Parsiana International Trading Co.
Conference Highlights: 
  • GCC and Iran: Political Headwinds for the Oil Sector
  • Crude Oil & Global Refining Trends
  • Review & Outlook of the Residual Fuels Market
  • Bitumen Supply & Refiners’ Forum (Bahrain & Iran)
  • Bitumen Shipping & Piracy
  • Bitumen Markets & Traders’ Forum (Qatar, Oman, India, Africa)
  • Bitumen versus Concrete
  • Innovations in Bitumen Applications & Technologies
  • Bitumen Specifications & Performance in GCC (Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar)
  • Asphalt Quality Control & Performance Testing in Practice
Who Should Attend

This conference is crucial to all key decision makers and senior management in the bitumen/asphalt
industry including:

Bitumen Refiners * Bitumen Buyers/Resellers * Bitumen/Fuel Oil Traders * Bitumen Shippers/Ship brokers * Bitumen Terminal Operators * Bitumen Polymer/Additive Manufacturers * Bitumen Consultants * Highway Construction Contractors * Roads, Highways & Infrastructure Consultants * Corporate Planning Managers/Analysts * Business Development Managers * Bitumen Sales Executives/Sales Staff * Government Policy Planners * Highway Authorities * Municipal Construction Authorities * Public Works/Department of Transportation Officials * Oil Executives * Technical Advisors/Managers * Multilateral Agencies

Past Participating Companies
Agarwal Petrochem Pvt. Ltd * Alborz Chelic Iran Co * Al Jaber Bitumen LLC * Al Jaber Bitumen-Ooms JV * Al Jaber Transport & General Contracting * Al Khaleej Bitumen Co LLC * Al Khaleej Bitumen Co.LLC (KBCO) * Al Mashael Group * Alpine Energy Trading Limited * Al Sherouk Chemicals * Arya Petroleum International FZE * Attock Refinery Limited * Atracon (Singapore) Pte Ltd * Ayegh Isfahan Company * Bait Al Waqar Trading Est * BB Energy (Gulf) DMCC * B2Bag Bitumen Logistic Solutions Gmbh * BASF * Bitchem Asphalt Technologies * Bitucorp Trading Pvt Ltd * Bitumat Company Limited * BLS Bitumen Logistics Solutions GmbH * Blij Oil Group * BLT Flexitanks Industrial Co Ltd * BSS Pty Ltd * Channoil Consulting Ltd * Colas SA * Concord Energy Pte Ltd * Consolidated Contractors Company Oman LLC * Colas SA * Corus Energy * Cosco Southern Asphalt Shipping Co Ltd * Country Trading PLC * COWI * Crown Group of Companies * Cyrus Group * CyTech Inter national * Delta (Pjs) Company * Denimo Tech A/S * DMCC * Dubai Central Laboratory (Dubai Municipality) * DuPont * Elco Richmond Asphalt Product Trading LLC * Emera Trading LLC * Engen Petroleum Limited * Engen Petroleum Limited, South Africa * ENOC LLC * ENOC – Supply, Trading & Processing * ELCO Richmond Asphalt Product Trading LLC * ENOC Commercial and Distribution LLC * Engen Petroleum Limited * Ergon Asphalt & Emulsion Inc * Essar Oil Limited * FACTS Global Energy * Falcon Chemicals LLC * Fara Shimi Rooz Co * Feedar Esfahan Manufacturing Co. * Geo Chem Middle East * Gilda Tar International Company * Govt of Fujairah * GSEC Ltd * Gulf Chemicals & Indl Oils Co. * Gulf Petrochem * Henkel Polybit Industries Ltd * HT Process Controls (P) Ltd * IMPERBIT Membrane Industries L.L.C. * Innophos Inc * Isfahan Bitumen Production Group Co * Itochu Middle East FZE * Iver Ships B.V. * Jain Sons * Jey Oil Refining Co. * Jiangxi Geo-Engineering (Group) Corporation * Jordan Petroleum Refinery Co Ltd * Khalid Bin Ahmed & Sons LLC * Korea Petroleum Ind Co Ltd * Kraton Polymers * Lucky Shipmanagement Pte Ltd * M.A.Razak & Company Limited * Macro Chemicals Company LLC * Macro International Services Inc * Mangali Petrochem Ltd * Mashael Petroleum * MENA Energy DMCC * Meraat International Group * National Bitumen Corp * Nepsin (AP) Pte Ltd * Neptune Energy Trading LLC * North Energy Trading * Nynas Bitumen * Ooms International Holding bv * Opengate Enegy LLC * Parsons International LLC * Pasargad Oil Co * PEC Ltd * Petrosil Group * Platts * PolymerLatex GmbH * Port of Fujairah * Pri Asphalt Technologies, Inc * Prime Tankers UAE * PT Kiprah Multi Sarana * PT Multi Trading Pratama * PTT International Trading DMCC * Purvin & Gertz Inc * Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) * RAD International * Red Sea International FZCO * Reliance Industries (Middle East) DMCC * Richmond Mercantile Ltd FZC * Richmond Petrochem Trading FZC * SAPCO Group * Seashell Logistics Pvt Ltd * Shimi Palayesh Sadaf Co * Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd * Shell Markets (Middle East) Limited * Shiva Asphaltics Products Pvt Ltd * SK Energy * Solvochem FZCO * South Shore International Ltd * Sudanese Petroleum Corporation * Swastik Tar Industries * Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte Ltd * The Bahrain Petroleum Company, Bahrain * The National * Tiki Tar Industries India Limited * Tipco Asphalt (Public) Co Ltd * TOTAL Middle East FZE * Total Oil Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd * Total Parco Pakistan Limited * Trade House "OS" * Tradelink Engineering & Trading Pte Ltd * Trafigura Beheer BV * United Group Egypt * Uniterminals SAL * University of Wisconsin * Valencia Exim Pte Ltd * Vinergy International Pvt Ltd * Vitol Dubai Ltd * Wade Adams Contracting LLC * * Western Research Institute * Winnington FZCO * World Management International * World Trade Hall * Xi'an Dagang Road Machinery Co Ltd and many more!
 Sponsorship Opportunities

As the one and only dedicated event in the Middle East region which provides premium networking opportunities with key players in the industry, MEB 2012 will provide the ideal opportunity to enhance your company’s profile and increase your business potential through direct exposure to an audience of high-level bitumen executives. Please fax the
MEB 2012 Secretariat at (65) 6338 4090 or email for a sponsorship kit and full information on sponsorship & exhibition opportunities and benefits.


We warmly invite you to participate in this conference.

Do not miss this MUST-ATTEND Conference which provides outstanding networking opportunities and unrivalled worthwhile opportunities to forge business ties!

 Hear what our delegates have to say about MEB

Very good Networking”~ Gilda Tar Caravan
Well managed program, one of the best planned agenda”~ University of Wisconsin- Madison
The conference is well organized, well presented with knowledgeable presenters”~ Geo-Chem Middle East
I attended this conference for the very first time and get to network for Technology, Suppliers & worldwide bitumen information”~ Tradelink Engineering & Trading Pte Ltd
We find the experience highly rewarding and exciting.”~ Petrosil Group
Lots of senior/serious participants.  The who’s who of the industry indeed!”~ Gulf Petrochem
Best source of information about Bitumen Demand, Supply and Pricing”~ University of Wisconsin Madison
“Good event.  Excellent networking platform”~ Tiki Tar Industries (India) Limited
“I have made effective contacts in this conference”~ Jey Oil Co
“Share information with others, meet people from different companies – highly informative with the latest new info on Technology.” ~ Sudanese Petroleum Corporation
Met new people with new technology, the challenges which face the bitumen market”~ KBCO Al-Khaleej Bitumen
Compliments to bitumen industry in ME region for this initiative as they came together keeping aside meagre interests”~ Cytech International
“The most useful thing was meeting all the bitumen experts, buyers and sellers”~
Feedar Esfahan Manufacturing Co
“A very informative bitumen conference addressing key issues very effectively”~
Winnington FZCO

For registrations, sponsorship & enquiries, Tel: (65) 6338 0064
Fax: (65) 6338 4090 Email: or visit
for updates and online registration!


Gala Dinner
All Conference Delegates are invited to a Gala Dinner hosted by Conference Connection. Wind down the evening at our Gala Dinner and enjoy the soft sea breeze and gentle lapping of the waves while you network under the stars in a Bedouin village setting. Tantalize your tastebud to the flavours of Arabic world, enjoy the hot and cold mezze, whiff the aromas of grilled meat and seafood and enjoy the moutwatering spread of local and international desserts while you feast your ears to the haunting meldoies of the oud and tablah during the buffet dinner.



Full FeeUS$ 1995 per person
Alumni FeeUS$ 1795 per person
Group / Team FeeUS$ 1595 per person (2nd & subsequent delegate)

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