04 December 2006 00:00 [Source: ICB]
Venue Shanghai, China
Venue London - to be confirmed
Venue The Hilton Park Lane, London, UK
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.
Venue New York, US
Venue Shanghai, China
Venue Antwerp, Belgium
Venue Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Venue To be confirmed
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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