Oil Products & Future Energy Virtual Forum

A New World Post Pandemic: Short, Mid and Long-Term Outlook for Products & Alternative Fuels

Location: Virtual

Venue: N.A.

Starts: 01 Jun 2021

Ends: 01 Jun 2021

Type: Virtual

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With Asia and the Middle East moving towards the recovery from the pandemic, the oil products trade and a balance of supply and demand across the refined products are vital for the stability of the market. In the meantime, sustainability of the environment is also taking its toll in the energy industry globally with alternate energy displacing the heavy fuel oil and natural gas.


Addressing the latest position, short, mid and long-term products and alternative fuels, Conference Connection is delighted to announce that the Oil Products & Future Energy Virtual Forum (OPF) will take place on 1 June 2021.


OPF 2021 Virtual will provide a continuing update on the oil products outlook and trade, refined products derivatives, crude price outlook based on Covid, supply and demand fundamentals, US oil sanctions due to the geopolitics dynamics, and OPEC+ evaluation on supply cuts. In addition, driving factors in future oil markets includes decarbonisation, methanol applications, and biofuels. Our distinguished panel will comprise leading thinkers in the oil product business, specialists in trading, pricing, and sustainable issues.


The forum is conveniently designed for 3 hours only from 3:00pm to 6:00pm SGT (GMT+8) and timed for attendees in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Attend the forum from your desk with no travelling required!

Forum Speakers

Mr. Cuneyt Kazokoglu

Director of Long-Term Oil Service & Head of Oil Demand, FGE London

OPF 2021 Speaker


Cuneyt is responsible for overseeing all the company’s oil demand forecasts, both short and long term, which underpins the Group’s retainer services and ad-hoc projects. In this role, he is called upon to make presentations to clients outlining potential market and industry developments and discuss the strategic implications, under scenario and brainstorming exercises. ​

Cuneyt works closely with FGE’s other offices, being responsible for co-ordinating the input into the Group’s mid-long term market forecasting and is required to present and discuss these perspectives with FGE clients around the world. He regularly contributes to FGE’s reports and has been heavily involved in FGE’s Annual Long Term Oil Market report covering the period through 2040, which represents the Group’s core analytical building block for its perspectives on future developments in oil demand, supply and prices.​

Prior to joining FGE, Cuneyt was with JBC Energy in Vienna. As an Oil Market Analyst, he did analysis and forecast of oil demand on country-by-country, product-by-product and sector-by-sector basis. Later as Head of Modelling, he led the team responsible for the development of JBC Energy’s Supply-Demand-Price model. This provided the basis for all the company’s forward-looking analysis and required regular interaction with clients and responding to the changing industry requirements and market developments. Cuneyt has an M.Sc. in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (2005).​

Ms. Vandana Hari

Founder & CEO, Vanda Insights, Singapore

OPF 2021 Speaker


Vandana Hari is Founder & CEO of Vanda Insights, a Singapore-based provider of oil markets macro-analysis. She has 25 years of experience providing intelligence on the global energy markets to stakeholders in the industry and related sectors, policy-makers, and wealth managers. Vandana has served in various leadership roles at S&P Global Platts, a leading information-provider on global energy commodity markets. She has managed news and price reporting operations, research and analysis, business strategy and execution, and external stakeholder engagements at the company.

She was a trainer for Platts’ immersive Market Reporting 101 program for new hires in Singapore. She pioneered training on news reporting, editing and libel laws in her early years with the company. Vandana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from India’s MD University and Post-Graduate Diplomas in Communication and Social Journalism. She is regularly quoted in business press around the world and pens a monthly column for the Nikkei Asian Review. Vandana is a regular commentator on international radio and TV networks including Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, and Singapore’s Channel News Asia.

Click here to view Vandana Hari's interview with CNN

Ms. Sri Paravaikkarasu

Director of Asia Oil and Head of East of Suez Oil Service, FGE, Singapore

OPF 2021 Speaker


Sri holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (Warangal), India. ​

She has twelve years of experience in the oil industry, covering various downstream aspects such as refining (operations, process optimization), short-term and long-term oil market fundamental analysis, crude and product trade flows, and consulting. ​

Prior to joining FGE, she worked as a Refining Consultant at PFC Energy, a global energy consulting practice. She also worked as a Process Engineer at Indian Oil Corporation, focusing on Refinery Optimization. ​

At FGE, Sri leads the flagship East of Suez oil (Asia Pacific + Middle East) service, which includes an array of short term (weekly, monthly, flash alerts), medium term (Energy Insights, Advisories) and long term (Oil Databooks) reports. In addition to the retainer service, she heads the Asian downstream oil consulting practice. She has led various projects that are not limited to crude oil evaluation, oil products price assessments, intermediate stream evaluations and market entry studies. ​

Mr. Paul Young

Head of Energy Products, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Speaker
OPF 2021 Speaker


Paul joined the Dubai Mercantile Exchange in 2013 as the Head of Energy Products, bringing his extensive knowledge and experience amassed from over 20 years working in energy markets. Prior to the DME Paul spent his career at S&P Global Platts and Dow Jones/Telerate, rising to a number of senior positions that included London, Dubai and Singapore. He has worked on the design and implementation of many energy benchmarks, including key oil prices such as Dated Brent and Dubai/Oman crude, plus European and Asian refined products. More recently, Paul has spearheaded the rollout of Middle East oil derivatives.

Mr. Gary Hubbard

Chief Commercial Officer, Neutral Fuels LLC, UAE

FUJCON 2021 Speaker
OPF 2021 Speaker


Gary Hubbard is Chief Commercial Officer of Neutral Fuels, the largest producer of European-compliant net zero biofuel in the GCC. His focus is on providing high quality net zero fuel to the logistics, maritime, FMCG, hospitality and construction industries across the UAE, including the bespoke Neutral Fuels technology that dramatically improves the way transportation fleets are managed. He specialises in supply chain optimisation and strategic planning, reducing client costs and enhancing their business operations. Hubbard’s extensive international supply chain experience has been gained in the Middle East, North and South America, Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe. He has worked in senior leadership positions for DAMCO, DSV, DHL, Geodis, Hapag Lloyd and Transmar Line. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

About Neutral Fuels

Neutral Fuels pioneered Net Zero Biofuel in the UAE, the clean, green renewable fuel which immediately reduces transport carbon emissions to zero, enabling organisations to stop contributing to climate change. Surrounded by bespoke technology including an embedded AI engine, handheld apps, and IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, Neutral Fuels gives each customer a full supply chain audit trail and detailed insights that enable them to reduce fuel losses and operating costs, and improve fleet efficiency.

Neutral Fuels is a member of The Neutral Group, an international cleantech organisation which builds sustainability strategies for the logistics, maritime, energy, hospitality and FMCG industries. Neutral Fuels is the largest producer of biofuel in the Gulf region. Headquartered in Dubai, the company operates in the UAE, Bahrain, India, Singapore and South Africa, and is rapidly extending its operations to other parts of the world. Neutral Fuels was the first company to achieve ESMA certification (UAE.S 5023:2018) and its fuels are compliant with the European Standards EN 14214 and the American Standards ASTM D6751.

Mr. Jonty Rushforth

Senior Director, Price Group, S&P Global Platts, UK

OPF 2021 Speaker


Jonty works at Platts as senior director, price group, managing a global team of analysts that ensure the robustness of Platts' commodity assessments worldwide. Jonty was previously editorial director for Asia and Middle Esast Oil Markets, and prior to that covered power, gas and LNG markets at Platts in London and Singapore. He has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and an MA from Cardiff University in International Journalism.

Mr. Chris Chatterton

Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute, Singapore

FUJCON 2021 Speaker
OPF 2021 Speaker


Over the past 25 years, Mr. Chatterton has worked at the executive level across the energy, shipping, transportation, renewables and chemical sectors, where he has been responsible for creating strategy, fundraising, restructuring, crisis management and operations for both startups and multinationals.

Prior to joining MI in 2015 as COO, Mr. Chatterton was Director of Oil & Gas for a vertically integrated, leading Eastern European family office with an annual turnover of USD 5 bln and core interests in fertilizer & chemical production. In this capacity, he was chiefly responsible for strategy and management of an integrated upstream production, gas-to-power, and downstream platform to include a 550 outlet, retail petrol station network.

After launching a successful business incubator in Kazakhstan, circa 1992, Chris discovered a passion for connecting and guiding like-minded entrepreneurs. Since then, he has led several energy and agricultural organizations to successful IPOs in addition to numerous cross-border private placements in the EU, Asia, Middle East and CIS and is active in the start-up space as a mentor and founder.

Mr. Chatterton is fluent in Russian and holds an EMBA from HEC Paris.

Vandana's Interview with Bloomberg

Oil Will Break Out of Range to the Upside: Vanda Insights



Conference Sessions

+ Session 1: Outlook for Crude and Products Markets in the Middle East & Asia

  • Positioning for the Future: Oil Products Outlook to 2050
  • Crude Price Outlook based on Covid, Supply-Demand Fundamentals, OPEC+ and Geopolitics
  • Asia Oil Products Trade: Short and Mid Term Pressures
  • Refined products derivatives in the Middle East and Asia

+ Session 2: The Emerging of Cleaner Energy in the Industry

  • Carbon Intensity as a Driving Factor in Future Oil Markets
  • Methanol as Marine Fuel and Displacement of Diesel/Fuel Oil
  • Biofuels Demand & Usage –Supporting Low Carbon Energy Deployment in the Energy Transition

Who Should Attend

  • Refinery Managers/Economists
  • Supply & Operation Managers
  • Business Development Managers
  • Sales/Marketing/Commercial Managers
  • Market/Supply Planning Analysts
  • Pricing & Risk Management Managers/Advisors
  • Corporate/Strategic Planning Managers
  • Regulators/Government Agencies
  • Process Engineers / Chief Engineers
  • Technical Advisors/Managers
  • Investment Bankers & Exchangers
  • Research Managers
  • Trading/Commercial Managers
  • Fuel Oil & Bunkering Traders/Managers
  • Procurement/Purchasing

OPF 2021 Virtual Sponsorship Opportunities

Take this opportunity to meet new and established players from the OPF Community in one place and at one time! Maximise your profile and be part of OPF 2021 Virtual with available Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.

  • Connect your brand to a targeted audience and global brands in the energy markets.
  • Benefit from the combination of people and profile to maximise your reach and visibility.
  • Global market outreach via multiple channels on social and digital media, price information services and global events distribution.

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With Asia and the Middle East moving towards the recovery from the pandemic, participants from countries around the world are expected to attend the Oil Products & Future Energy Virtual Forum 2021, which will provide outstanding opportunities for renewing key business contacts and establishing new alliances.

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