04 December 2006 00:00  [Source: ICB]

The 2nd ICIS Asian Olefins Conference

29-30 January

Venue Shanghai, China

Email michelle.fagan@icis.com

Website www.icis.com/conferences/asianolefins2007


14 February

Venue London - to be confirmed

Email michelle.fagan@icis.com

Website www.icis.com/training

The 11th world base oils conference

15-16 February

Venue The Hilton Park Lane, London, UK

Email heather.robson@icis.com

Website www.icis.com/conferences/ukbaseoils2007

LAST YEAR was an exceptional year for base oils, and 2006 has turned into yet another ­extraordinary year.

Base oil supplies were already tight after the events of 2005. But the crude oil market continued to shoot up through 2006, causing the price for all oil commodities to climb rapidly.

Buyers were confronted with further dramatic increases in costs, and also faced severe challenges in the sourcing of product.

The impact of recent refinery closures worldwide finally made themselves felt during the year, and the anticipated influx of Group II base oils into Europe failed to materialise.

Further fires and breakdowns at ­various sites contributed to the tightness in ­supply worldwide. Blenders were compelled to look around for alternative stocks, some of which came from unfamiliar origins.

And 2007 is shaping up to be yet another interesting year. Over the two-day 11th World Base Oils conference, ICIS will cover the major issues that are currently shaping the industry, against the background of these key market drivers.

In addition to the high-level speaker programme, the conference has also become a major industry meeting place for base oil, lubricant and additive professionals from around the globe. In 2006, it attracted almost 300 delegates.


19 March

Venue New York, US

Email michelle.fagan@icis.com

Website www.icis.com/training

The 3rd ICIS Asian Polymers Conference

16-17 April

Venue Shanghai, China

Email joanne.fisher@icis.com


22-23 May

Venue Antwerp, Belgium

Email lucy.flint@icis.com

The 1st icis asian base oils & lubricants conference

20-21 June

Venue Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Email heather.robson@icis.com

The 11th Asian Chlor-alkali Conference

21-22 June

Venue To be confirmed

Email joanne.fisher@icis.com

Upcoming events

The 4th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils & Lubricants conference

The 6th World Oleochemicals ­conference

Asia Biodiesel conference

The 25th US Petrochemicals ­meeting

The 3rd Pan-American Base Oils meeting

The European Finance & Investment conference

The 13th Fine Chemicals conference


ICIS TRAINING courses bring clarity and focus to understanding the petrochemical business. They explain key concepts and fundamentals that drive the petrochemical markets, enabling you to increase your knowledge of the business and understand the bigger picture.

ICIS training's successful seminar, Petrochemicals - A Beginner's Course, is aimed at newcomers to the industry as well as those in organisations that service this sector. The one-day course explains the fundamental relationship between oil/gas, petrochemicals and the everyday products we purchase and consume. You will gain an understanding of the petrochemical chains, discover the major industry players, as well as benefit from an introduction to pricing and price analysis. The next planned courses are listed below.

In addition, ICIS training, working with leading chemical consultants, offers tailor-made training packages for organisations to assist in their understanding of the chemicals industry. Interactive workshops can be structured to focus on issues of specific interest to the client. Past clients include blue chip companies and global financial institutions.


For more information, email: michelle.fagan@ icis.com or +44 6852 2182


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