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Argus China and Global Oil 2018


The Argus China and Global Oil 2018 will return to Beijing on 28-29 March. The conference will again feature large-scale participation from China’s independent refiners, as well as key state-controlled oil importers. This is an ideal platform to connect investors with decision makers in the oil sector.

OPEC’s production cuts have reduced crude supplies and helped increase market prices, even as US producers continue to boost investment in shale oil, cutting imports and freeing up more supplies for the global market. The prospect of an extension to OPEC’s output cuts will only add more uncertainty to the crude market.

This year’s Argus China and Global Oil 2018 will also discuss the opportunities created by China’s Belt and Road initiative. How will this massive project change crude trade flows?

Join us to hear how leading organizations are coping with uncertainties in the market, as well as potential opportunities and threats in what will undoubtedly be a challenging 2018.

Key Highlights:

  1. Belt and Road Initiative - What are the Implications for Countries Involved, and How will this Boost China’s Economic Influence on Regional and Global Level
  2. OPEC Production Cut Extension – Impact on Global Supply and Demand, Especially in China
  3. How will the Push for Cleaner Energy Affect China’s Crude Demand?
  4. Will Global Crude Demand Balance Out Increased Supply as the US Ramps up Crude Exports?
  5. China’s National Initiatives to Develop World-Class Refinery and Petrochemical Hubs
  6. Will China’s Market Liberalisation Continue to Increase the Number of Crude Importers and How Will Import Dynamics Evolve?
  7. The Role of Independent Refiners and How They are Changing China’s Oil & Gas Landscape

Do not miss the networking opportunities

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"Great conference with interactive responses between speakers and participants" -Ilya Soldatov, SPIMEX

"The turnout of this conference exceeded my expectation, happy to participate again next year"- Nicolas Dupuis, CME Group

“Conference was well attended with full house, the panel discussions were very good. Networking sessions were really helpful to do methodical networking. It was overwhelming for me to get response from peer and seniors”.-Mukul Bapat, Reliance (Global/Singapore)

“The event was a very welcome change in terms of participation from so many organizations, the content of the presentations and it was very well organized”. -Peter Zhiltson, Trade Mission of Russian Federation in China

“It was a great event that brought key players from different countries and debated many relevant issues. I look forward to the next conference.” -UNIPEC

Day 1 | 28 March (Wednesday)
08:30 - 09:15

Registration and refreshments

09:15 - 09:20

Welcome address by Argus

Jim Nicholson, SVP, Editorial, Argus

Session 1: China's crude demand outlook

09:20 - 09:50

Belt and Road Initiative - What does it mean for China's economic influence on regional and global level and how will it impact China's oil & gas landscape? 

09:50 - 10:20 Massive oil reserve discovery in Xinjiang
10:20 - 10:30 Q & A
10:30 - 11:00
Networking refreshments
11:00 - 11:30 Roles and future plans of oil and gas industry in continuing China’s robust economic growth 
11:30 - 12:00

China’s changing role in global supply and demand

Tom Reed, China Petroleum Editor, Argus

12:00 - 12:10 Q & A
12:10 - 14:00
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 China benefits from West Texas Intermediate and Brent Crude spread – Dynamics and future trends of US crude import in China 
14:30 - 15:00 US crude exports - A changing landscape for China's core suppliers

Alejandro Barbajosa,
VP, Crude and LPG, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Argus
15:00 - 15:10 Q & A
15:10 - 15:40 Networking refreshments
15:40 - 16:10 China’s first private-sector mega refinery planned in Zhejiang 
16:10 - 16:40

Latest developments in China’s independent refining sector – What is its role and how it is changing the oil and gas landscape

Zhang Liucheng, Director & VP, Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group

16:40 - 17:10

Ningbo - Zhoushan port becomes an oil and chemicals trading hub
17:10 - 17:20

Q & A

17:20 - 17:30 Chairman's closing remarks and end of day one
17:30 - 20:00 Conference cocktail reception

Day 2 | 29 March (Thursday)
08:30 - 09:15
Registration and refreshments
09:15 - 09:20 Opening address by Argus

Session 2: Global crude market outlook

09:20 - 09:50

Opec production cut extension – What impact will this have on Asia-Pacific crude consumers, especially China? 

09:50 - 10:20

World Bank to cut off oil and gas funding in pursuit to achieve Paris climate agreement Targets 

10:20 - 10:30

Q & A

10:30 - 11:00 Networking refreshments
11:00 - 11:30 Global crude shipping outlooks – Will Opec's production cut extension and increasing US shale oil production make a huge impact on crude shipping?

Dong Zhou, Consultant, Drewry

11.30 - 12:00

African crude market outlook – China's partnership in building African energy business

Steve Lowden, Chairman, New Age African Global Energy

12:00 - 12:10 Q & A
12:10 - 14:00
Networking lunch

Session 3: Russian crude market outlook

14:00 - 14:30

Rosneft’s investment in Iranian oil field developments 

14:30 - 15:00 Power of Siberia: Russia-China partnership 
15:00 - 15:30  Impact of new US sanctions on Russian oil and gas projects - Will this hamper Russia's crude exploration and production? 
15:30 - 15:45 Q & A 
15:45 - 16:15  Networking refreshments 

Session 4: Emerging oil and gas infrastructure investment opportunities

16:15 - 16:45  Refinery design, latest technologies and challenges
16:45 - 17:15   Project financing for oil and gas infrastructure expansion
17:15 - 17:25   Q & A 
17:25 - 17:35   Chairman's closing remarks and end of conference

Registration Fees

Early Bird Fee (Available before 18 January 2018) USD 1,600 
Standard Registration Fee
USD 1,800

Register online

Conference fee includes:

  • Day pass to participate in all sessions on both conference days
  • Cocktail reception on 28 March 2018
  • Networking lunches on 28 March and 29 March 2018
  • Refreshment breaks during all conference days
  • One set of conference documentation 
* Travel, accommodation and visa costs are not included in the conference fee.
* Registration fees are subject to the prevailing government tax.

 For conference terms and conditions, please click here

If you have any queries please contact Yuanchang Yu:
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For speaking opportunities, please contact Luke Lai:

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