The 6th Base Oil & Lubes Middle East Conference (BLM 2017), hosted by ENOC and organized by Conference Connection Inc, was successfully held on 3-4 May 2017 at the Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE.

BLM 2017 was held in conjunction with the 25th Annual Middle East Petroleum and Gas Conference (MPGC 2017) on April 29 – 2 May 2017 in Dubai, UAE. MPGC 2017 is the longest running annual oil conference in the Middle East and is held during the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week (MPGC Week 2017) which runs from April 29 – May 4, 2017 in Dubai.

BLM 2017 enjoyed strong support from our host, ENOC with attendance by senior executives from the organisation. The event also attracted a diverse geographic attendance and wide-cross section of the global base oil & lubricants market from 18 countries with leading delegations from the Middle East & India and UAE having the biggest number followed by Asia, Europe, and USA. The conference presentations were covered by a select group of 15 experts from the Middle East, Asia, USA and Europe.

The attendees and speakers enjoyed the in-depth discussions and the lively interactive exchange of views over the first one and a half days and in the afternoon of day 2 of the conference, delegates participated in a post-conference workshop on Changing Base Oil Quality and Its Impact on Formulations led by Dr H.E. Henderson, President, K & E Petroleum Consulting, LLC which was one of the highlights of the 2-day event.

Event 1

Middle East Petroleum Insiders

Anchor Event

Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference

Event 3

Middle East Bitumen/Asphalt

Event 4

Global Finished Lubricants Value Chain

Event 5

Middle East Retail & Downstream Conference

Event 6

Middle East Gas Insiders

Host & Organiser

Emirates National Oil Company Group (ENOC) is a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain. A wholly owned company of the Government of Dubai, ENOC Group offers a diverse portfolio of
assets servicing thousands of customers across 60 markets. With a workforce of over 9,000 employees, ENOC is deploying its world-class customer service, latest innovations and technologies and best practices towards the UAE’s social and economic development. For further information, please visit:

Conference Connection provides a global B2B platform for knowledge exchange, business interaction and networking through high profile flagship conferences, executive briefings, courses and professional training. Its industry verticals include oil and gas, maritime, aviation, legal and financial sectors, with leading edge business content and strategies delivered through linkage with commercial, professional and policy groups worldwide.The group has delivered iconic and specialised events for the global oil and gas markets and has organised the Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference annually since 1993.

For full list of its conferences, courses and activities, visit or email

MPGC Week 2017 News Release


The Middle East Petroleum & Gas Week (MPGC Week) 2017 organised by The Conference Connection Inc. will take place from April 29 to May 4 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE, with Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC Group) as hosts.

The Annual MPGC Week, now in its 25th year has an integrated umbrella of activities held in conjunction with the its anchor event, the annual Middle East Petroleum & Gas Conference (MPGC), well-recognised as the longest running annual oil & gas conference in the Middle East which is an established platform for both knowledge sharing and networking for senior executive, policymakers, industry specialists, and professional advisers.

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Distinguished Panel of Conference Co-Chairmen and Speakers Include

Mr Burhan Al Hashemi

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

Opening Remarks

Dr Nadim Najim

Senior Consultant, Lubricants & Base Oils, UAE


Mr Mohammed El Sadek

Director – Lubricants Marketing, ENOC Lubricant, ENOC International Sales LLC


Ms Geeta Agashe

President, Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC, USA

Lubricants Marketing in India: What Does it Take to Succeed? (3 May 2017)

Dr H E Henderson

President, K & E Petroleum Consulting, LLC, USA

Opening Address: Overview of Global and Regional Base Oil and Lubricant Markets up to 2020 (3 May 2017)

Ms. Caroline Huot

Global Head – Lubricants
Cockett Marine Oil Group, Singapore

Marine Oils, Shipping Outlook 2017 & Impact of Developments in Environmental Regulations and Engines Design on the Industry
(4 May 2017)

Mr. Rashid Al Ameeri

Senior Manager
EPPCO Lubricants, UAE

UAE Lubricants Market Outlook (3 May 2017)

Dr Valentina Serra-Holmes

Marketing and Technology Director Naphthenics, NYNAS AB

An Overview of the European Lubricant Market (3 May 2017)

Conference Agenda Highlights

  • Overview of Global and Regional Base Oil and Lubricant Markets up to 2020
  • Group III Base Oils – Past, Present, Future
  • Outlook for Middle East Lubricant Markets
  • Low Viscosity Engine Oils and Its Impact on the Middle East
  • Engine Oils – The Vehicle OEM Challenge
  • Marine Oils, Shipping Outlook 2017 & Impact of Developments in Environmental Regulations and Engines Design on the Industry

Technical Training and Workshops for BLM 2017:

  1. Pre Conference Workshop: 02 May 2017:
    Global Finished Lubricants Value Chain: A 1-Day Course
    By: Ms. Geeta Agashe,President, Geeta Agashe & Associates, LLC, USA
    Download Pre – Conference Worksho Agenda
  1. Post Conference Workshop: 04 May 2017:
    Changing Base Oil Quality and Its Impact on Formulations

    By: Dr. H. Ernest Henderson, President, K & E, Petroleum Consulting LLC, USA
    Download Post – Conference Workshop Agenda

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



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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