The 8th Annual Base Oil and Lubes Middle East Conference (BLM 2019) is organized by Conference Connection was held in Dubai, UAE from 10-11 April 2019. This event was supported by ENOC. The event continued to build on last year’s success and strong performance – the agenda provided a good spread of topics, high caliber speakers, quality presentations, premium networking opportunities and was a platform for the exchange of ideas, information and discussion for the base oil and lubricant industry.

 

 Held in conjunction with the MPGC Week Events 2019

Glimpses of BLM 2019

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Official Opening

H.E. Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi

Undersecretary
Ministry of Energy Industry of UAE

BLM Programme Committee

Dr. Nadim Najim

Senior Consultant, Lubricants & Base Oils, UAE

Ms. Geeta Agashe

President
Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC
USA

Geeta S. Agashe (President of Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC), is a globally renowned and recognized expert in the entire finished lubricants value chain including lubricant basestocks (paraffinic, naphthenic, aromatic, Gas-To-Liquid, bio, as well as synthetic), lubricant and fuel additives, finished lubricants (automotive and industrial), waxes (both petroleum and synthetic incl. Gas-To-Liquid), process oils and other specialties. She is considered an expert in fast developing lubricant markets.

Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2015, Geeta spent 19+ years heading the global Energy Practice of Kline & Company, Inc. based out of their headquarters in NJ, USA. She has also worked at KPMG in their Management Consulting Division, PTC International in their Gasoline Division, and Bharat Petroleum in their Lubricants Marketing Division.

She is a reputed speaker and thought leader having presented and chaired at numerous Conference Connect, ICIS, Asian Fuels & Lubes, AFPM, STLE, NLGI, UEIL and other leading industry conferences. Geeta is a sought after leader and quoted in all important industry publications including LubesNGreases, Fuels & Lubes Asia, Infineum Trends, Chemical Reporter, LubesReport and others. In addition to her industry expertise, Geeta brings strong functional skills including Strategy, Supply Chain, Benchmarking, M&A support including due-diligence, Market Research, Pricing, and others.

Geeta has an MBA (Finance & Marketing) from Loyola College, MD and MBA (Marketing) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (one of the top 10 MBA schools in India).

Geeta lives in New Jersey, USA. In her spare time, Geeta enjoys cooking, cricket, Bollywood movies, reading, and hanging out with her family.

Dr. H E Henderson

President
K&E Petroleum Consulting, LLC
USA

Dr H. Ernest Henderson received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Windsor in 1977, after which he spent 19 years with Imperial Oil and Exxon in technical and managerial positions involving Research, Marketing, Logistics and Technical Services at the domestic and International levels. In 1997, Dr Henderson joined Petro-Canada as Manager and senior scientist for their Group III development. He later joined Syntroleum Corporation as Research Director for their Gas-to-Liquids upgrading programs, converting F-T wax into synthetic base oils and lubricants.

Other key roles held by Dr Henderson included Technical Manager for YUBASE Group III base stocks and R&D Manager for CITGO. In 2011, Dr Henderson re-launched his consulting company, K&E Petroleum Consulting LLC. His broad range of base oil expertise, including Group I, Group II, Group III, Group IV (PAO), GTL and re-refined, their production and their application with finished lubricants has provided an excellent background for his new role. His company operates on a national and international basis, and specializes in several areas including but not limited to base stock management and strategic planning, new product development, Supply Chain management and formulation cost control, raw materials sourcing, training and legal due diligence.

Dr Henderson is a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and the Chemical Institute of Canada. He has been involved with BLM since its inception in 2012, the co-moderator of the ICIS Pan-American Base Oils & Lubricants Conference since 2006, and moderator of the AFPM (American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers) Base Oils and Waxes Conference during the same period.

Mr. Mohammed El Sadek

Director – Lubricants Marketing
ENOC Lubricants
ENOC Marketing LLC
UAE

Mr Mohammed El Sadek is the ENOC Director – Lubricants Marketing, and has over 29 years of experience spanning the Retail Fuel Stations development, Electronic & Card Marketing, Commercial Fuels, Special Projects & Lubricants Production & Marketing. He started his career in EPPCO as a Marketing Executive with EPPCO Retail in early 1989.

In 1994, he was reassigned as Card Marketing Manager, with main responsibility to develop electronic marketing module to support the retail push efforts.

In 1997, he was again reassigned as a Special Projects Manager, with main responsibility to develop the retail staff accommodation & transportation system, and was responsible for the one off development of the biggest car service center for DTC.

In 1998, Mohammed was given the additional responsibility of looking after commercial fuel sales & marketing.

At the end of 1999, Mohammed was reassigned to Lubricants Marketing as the first manager to develop business access into Abu Dhabi as Lubricants Manager – Abu Dhabi, and thereafter was responsible for managing the Caltex brand sales & marketing in the territory. A year later, Mohammed was heading the marketing & sales activities for both lubricants brands ENOC & Caltex in the UAE.

At the end of 2005, Mohammed again joined the International team as head of marketing until late 2010, where he was again reassigned as Director – Lubricants Marketing looking after the full business cycle within lubricants.

Mohammed is a Business Management graduate from the Lebanese American University of Beirut, in Feb 1989.

Dr. Saleem A. Al-Ahmad

Global Sales Director
CPI Fluid Engineering
The Lubrizol Corporation

Mr. Binsu Joy

Category Manager
Base Oils Europe & AMEP
Chevron Asia Pacific Holdings

BLM 2019 Speakers Include:-

Mr. Burhan Al Hashemi

Managing Director, ENOC Marketing, Emirates National Oil Company Limited (ENOC) LLC, UAE

Mr. Mohammed El Sadek

Director – Lubricants Marketing
ENOC Lubricants
ENOC Marketing LLC
UAE

Mr Mohammed El Sadek is the ENOC Director – Lubricants Marketing, and has over 29 years of experience spanning the Retail Fuel Stations development, Electronic & Card Marketing, Commercial Fuels, Special Projects & Lubricants Production & Marketing. He started his career in EPPCO as a Marketing Executive with EPPCO Retail in early 1989.

In 1994, he was reassigned as Card Marketing Manager, with main responsibility to develop electronic marketing module to support the retail push efforts.

In 1997, he was again reassigned as a Special Projects Manager, with main responsibility to develop the retail staff accommodation & transportation system, and was responsible for the one off development of the biggest car service center for DTC.

In 1998, Mohammed was given the additional responsibility of looking after commercial fuel sales & marketing.

At the end of 1999, Mohammed was reassigned to Lubricants Marketing as the first manager to develop business access into Abu Dhabi as Lubricants Manager – Abu Dhabi, and thereafter was responsible for managing the Caltex brand sales & marketing in the territory. A year later, Mohammed was heading the marketing & sales activities for both lubricants brands ENOC & Caltex in the UAE.

At the end of 2005, Mohammed again joined the International team as head of marketing until late 2010, where he was again reassigned as Director – Lubricants Marketing looking after the full business cycle within lubricants.

Mohammed is a Business Management graduate from the Lebanese American University of Beirut, in Feb 1989.

Ms. Geeta Agashe

President
Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC
USA

Geeta S. Agashe (President of Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC), is a globally renowned and recognized expert in the entire finished lubricants value chain including lubricant basestocks (paraffinic, naphthenic, aromatic, Gas-To-Liquid, bio, as well as synthetic), lubricant and fuel additives, finished lubricants (automotive and industrial), waxes (both petroleum and synthetic incl. Gas-To-Liquid), process oils and other specialties. She is considered an expert in fast developing lubricant markets.

Prior to starting her own consulting firm in 2015, Geeta spent 19+ years heading the global Energy Practice of Kline & Company, Inc. based out of their headquarters in NJ, USA. She has also worked at KPMG in their Management Consulting Division, PTC International in their Gasoline Division, and Bharat Petroleum in their Lubricants Marketing Division.

She is a reputed speaker and thought leader having presented and chaired at numerous Conference Connect, ICIS, Asian Fuels & Lubes, AFPM, STLE, NLGI, UEIL and other leading industry conferences. Geeta is a sought after leader and quoted in all important industry publications including LubesNGreases, Fuels & Lubes Asia, Infineum Trends, Chemical Reporter, LubesReport and others. In addition to her industry expertise, Geeta brings strong functional skills including Strategy, Supply Chain, Benchmarking, M&A support including due-diligence, Market Research, Pricing, and others.

Geeta has an MBA (Finance & Marketing) from Loyola College, MD and MBA (Marketing) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (one of the top 10 MBA schools in India).

Geeta lives in New Jersey, USA. In her spare time, Geeta enjoys cooking, cricket, Bollywood movies, reading, and hanging out with her family.

Mr. Milind Phadke

Director, Energy Practice
Kline & Company, USA

Mr. Abudi Zein

CEO
ClipperData, USA

Mr. Patrice Estoueig

Product Line Manager
IEO-Specialties Additives
Europe, Africa, Middle-East
Chevron Oronite

Mr. Daniel Colover

Market Engagement
Manager, Middle East
S&P Global Platts, UAE

Mr. Kerem Tercan

Division Manager
Ekin Kimya, Turkey

Mr. Benoît Mahe

Senior Consultant
Energy & Environment Practice
Sia Partners, France

Mr. Kailash Sawant

Regional Business Manager
Engine Oil - India/Middle East
Lubrizol India

Mr. Jean-Pierre Corniou

Deputy CEO
Sia Partners
France

Mr. Sanjiv Wazir

Technical Manager
LUKOIL Marine Lubricants

Sanjiv Wazir is a Technical Manager with LUKOIL MARINE LUBRICANTS

Sanjiv graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1981. Sanjiv is from a family of sea-farers, & himself sailed as a marine engineer for over a decade, on variety of tankers, bulkers, & container vessel, up to the rank of Chief Engineer.

His first shore position was as a Technical Superintendent with a shipping company in Mumbai. He got involved with marine lubrication since 1994, representing Chevron Marine Lubricants, followed by BP Marine Lubes, in India. He moved to LUKOIL Marine in 2012.

Sanjiv is a member of the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers, The Tribology Society of India & The Institute of Marine Engineers (India). He has published papers and articles on various aspects of marine lubrication. He has presented papers and held training seminars on marine lubrication across Asia. He has also been a guest faculty on marine lubrication at various marine engineering training institutes in Mumbai.

Mr. Gerard Heaton

Sales & Marketing Manager
Luberef
Saudi Arabia

Who Should Attend

This conference will satisfy the information needs of base oil manufacturers, exporters, importers, additives, manufacturers & suppliers, blenders, lubricants traders/retailers, re-refiners, shipping companies, storage companies, lubricant packaging companies, consultants, marine oil manufacturers and traders, original equipment manufacturers, surveyors, clearing agents and others related to the industry such as:-

* Chairman * Presidents * CEOS * Managing Directors * Executive Directors * General Managers * Vice Presidents * Corporate Planners * Business Development Managers * Business Advisor * Sales & Marketing Managers * Marketing & Procurement Manager * Export Managers * Regional Managers * Products Development Managers * Licensing Managers * Operation Managers * Refinery Managers * Hydroprocessing Technology Managers * Category Managers * Export Directors & Managers * Supply & Distribution Managers * Trade Managers * JV Managers * Finance & Commercial Managers * Superintendent * Senior Electrical Engineer * Senior Process Engineer * Senior Engineer Operational Planning * Planning & Economics Engineer * Senior Planning & Prog Analyst * Principal Consultant * Monitoring Specialist * Additives Managers * Fuels & Lubes Managers * Lube Plant Managers * Process Managers/Technologists * Marketing/Commercial Managers * Projects Directors * Lubricant Supply Chain Managers * Lubricant Technology Manager * Technical Managers * Base Oil Managers * Blending Managers * Lube Retail Managers * Quality Control Managers * Lube Traders & Brokers * Lube Analysts/Consultants * Government Policy Planners * Procurists * Production Forecaster * Senior Chemists

GLOBAL finished lubricants value chain course is targeted for:

Lubricant Basestock Refiners * Basestock Marketers * Basestock Traders * Basestock Buyers & Sellers * Lubricant Blenders & Formulators * Lubricant Marketers * Lubricant Additive Companies * Private Equity Partners, Investment Bankers * Technology Providers

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Media Sponsors

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES FOR BLM 2020

Collaborative Conference – Worldwide Brand Visibility – Exclusive Networking – ONE-2-ONE Meetings

The organisers are inviting endorsement and support for the conference through corporate sponsorships and hosting of various functions. Key sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Cash Sponsorships (Platinum, Gold & Silver)
  • Hosting of Exclusive Networking Functions (Coffee Breaks, Luncheon, Cocktail & Dinner)
  • Highly Visible Conference Documentations, Lanyards & Bags
  • Exhibition Opportunities
  • Ballroom collaterals

For speaking & sponsorship opportunities, registration, and more information please contact Conference Connection

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