Shelley Kerr, our European baseoils senior editor sends her thoughts from the conference in Kuala Lumpur …
Base oil industry participants met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week (she writes) to discuss the issues currently facing the market at the 2nd ICIS Asian Base Oils and Lubricants conference.
The Asian focus of the event was indicative of recent shifts in the market, where Asia has not only become the driving force behind growth in the base oils market, but is also swiftly becoming a major producing region. While the busy agenda and pre-conference training kept delegates busy during the day, the delightful Mandarin Oriental and next door KLCC had plenty to offer in terms of entertainment and networking opportunities.
Meanwhile, after two nights in the shadow of the Petronas towers, European base oils editor Shelley Kerr snuck off to KL’s Bangsar suburb to sample some local culinary delights before dancing the night away at Velvet with some high stamina base oil traders.
Click here for one of Shelley’s thought-provoking news articles from the conference.