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Argus India Commodity Markets 2018

The annual flagship event for crude, petroleum products and LPG market practitioners

Argus is delighted to announce that the Argus India Commodity Markets 2018 event is scheduled to take place over 6-7 June 2018 in Mumbai. This established event over the last three years has attracted over 250 participants each year and will once again deliver expert opinions, analysis, top-notch government representation and support, attendance from global oil companies and a distinguished panel of speakers

This year the event will also create a bigger platform to connect manufacturers, producers, consumers, technology providers, governmental bodies, financial institutions and other related industries through the many networking opportunities on offer. 

In addition to a comprehensive programme that explores the latest developments in India’s oil, gas and renewable sectors, the event features a newly developed CEO roundtable session. 

The Argus India Commodity Markets 2018 is the ideal opportunity for information sharing and networking to facilitate your business objectives in 2018. We look forward to welcoming you at the event.

Core themes:

  • Satisfying crude requirements while catching up with market changes
  • Meeting India’s oil and gas requirements
  • India, the growing demand driver for LPG
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For further information on Argus India Commodity Markets 2018, contact Yu Yuan Chang at 

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Argus India Commodity Markets 2018 Agenda

 Day 1 | 6 June 2018 | Wednesday
09:00 - 09:50 Registration and refreshments
09:50 - 10:00
Chairman’s welcome remarks

Alan Bannister, Head of Business Development - Asia, Argus
10:00 - 10:20
Keynote address: India’s drive for energy demand
10:20 - 10:40  Industry address: Oil strategy in India
10.40 - 11.20       Networking refreshments

Session one: Crude overview

11:20 - 11:40 US crude exports
  • What is going on at export terminals?
  • Upcoming infrastructure developments that will dictate export volumes
Nicole O’Brien, President, Synergy Crude Resources
11.40 - 12.00 U.S crude export pricing
  • Location and grades
Jeff Kralowetz, ‎Vice President, Business Development, Argus
12.00 - 12.20     
US trade tariffs and the ripple effect on crude and products
12.20 - 12.30
12.30 - 14.00     
Networking Lunch
14.00 - 14.40     
Fireside chat: Insights from Iran and Iraq
Moderator: Alejandro Barbajosa, VP, Crude & LPG, Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus
Panel Experts:
  • Dr Falah Alamri, Advisor to Oil Minister, Iraq 
  • Senior representative,, NIOC
14:40 - 15:00  African crude - A country deep dive

Mele Kyari, Group General Manager, Crude Oil Marketing Division, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
15:00 - 15:10  Q&A
15.10 - 15.50
Networking refreshment
15:50 - 16:10  India’s crude oil purchasing criteria - which is more important?
  • A review of quality, security, price, credit terms and grades
16.10 - 16.50
Interactive roundtable discussion: OPEC production cuts and impact on suppliers

Moderator: Alejandro Barbajosa,
VP, Crude & LPG, Middle East & Asia-Pacific, Argus
16.50 - 17.00     
Chairman’s closing remarks and end of day one

Alan Bannister,
Head of Business Development - Asia, Argus
17.30 - 19.00   
Cocktail reception
  Day 2 | 7 June 2018 | Thursday
09:30 - 09:50 Refreshments
09:50 - 10:00   Chairman’s welcome back remarks

Alan Bannister, Head of Business Development - Asia, Argus

Session two: Products

10.00 - 10.20     
Implementation of IMO sulphur regulations: Challenges and the plan going forward
10.20 - 10.40
IMO sulphur regulation: Preparing for a known unknown

Yu Kin Yeo,
Senior VP, Consulting – Asia & Middle East, Argus
10.40 - 11.00     
IMO 2020 – what’s next for bunkers?
11.00 - 11.10     
11:10 - 11:40
Networking refreshments
11.40 - 12.00 Examining the imbalance and outlook for gasoline versus diesel
12:00 - 12:20
The rise of alternative fuels: How is the long-term goal of electric cars and hybrids affecting the transport fuels industry?
12.20 - 12.30     
12.30 - 14.00
Networking Lunch

Session three: Argus LPG Workshop

14.00 - 16:00         

LPG Workshop

  • The global LPG market and long term outlook
  • LPG demand forecast, trade flows and arbitrage opportunities
  • Rapid expansion of the petrochemicals industry in the US, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East
  • Review of the supply landscape
  • Pricing solutions for naphtha and LPG in Asia
Workshop Leader:
David Appleton, Senior Analyst, Argus Consulting Services, Argus
16.00 - 16.10     
Chairman’s closing remarks

Alan Bannister, Head of Business Development - Asia, Argus
16:10 End of conference 

Please find below the working agenda for Argus India Commodity Markets 2018. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the conference, please email

Chairman’s welcome back remarks

Alan Bannister, Head of Business Development - Asia, Argus

Past Participants of India Energy Week

Adani Ports And Special Economic Zone Limited · Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd  · Agamya Business Services LLP  ·  Aker Powergas Pvt. Ltd  ·  Alberta Canada  ·  Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd ·  BP  ·  Breitling  Energy Corporation  ·  Coal India ·   CPMA  ·  DCM Shriram Ltd  ·  Department of Energy Republic of South Africa  ·  Department of Industry Polic and Promotion  ·  Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australia  ·  Department of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria  ·  Directorate General of Hydrocarbons   ·  Embassy of Japan in India  ·  Embassy of the United States of America  ·  Engineers India Limited  ·  European Parliament   · Essar Oil Limited  ·  Gail India Ltd  ·  Global United Shipping India Pvt Ltd   ·  Global View  Government of India  ·   Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd  ·  HPCL Mittal Energy Ltd  ·  Indian Oil Corporation  Indosolar Limited  ·  Inspectorate Griffith (A Bureau Veritas Group Company)  ·   International Energy Agency ·   International Gas Union  ·  IOT Infrastructure & Energy Services Ltd ·   Ipsos & Co  · Jindal Group ·   KAPSARC  ·  Kuwait Petroleum Corporation  ·  Linde Engineering India Pvt Ltd  ·  LTHE Onshore   Maritime Ltd  ·  Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India   · Mitsui & Co. India Pvt. Ltd  · National Iranian Oil Company ·  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation  ·   Observer Research Foundation (ORF)  ·  Oil & Gas Operators Association  ·  Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd  ·  Oil India Limited  ·   ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL)  ·  Petroleum Planning & Analysis Cell  ·  Petronet LNG Ltd  ·  Phillips 66 International Trading  ·  PJSC Gazprom  ·   PTC India Limited  ·   Prime Star Energy FZE  ·   Reliance Industries Ltd  ·   Reserve Bank of India  Technip  ·  Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) Private Ltd   ·  Triple Point Technology  ·  United Polymers  ·  Vitol Vopak  ·  World Economic Forum

Marketing, branding and lead generation: Customizing the right mix for your business needs

Argus works with you to understand your current marketing needs to customize the most effective package to help you reach your business objectives. Early planning and discussion of objectives allow us to work out the best strategy. Let us help you reach your target audience and generate amazing results.

A wide range of sponsorship options are available for many budgets that are proved to deliver a high return on your investment.

Corporate Sponsorship Packages

As Corporate Sponsors, you will receive the highest level of exposure at the conference and stand out above everyone else. Your logo will appear first on all materials related to the conference – before, during and after the event. This is an excellent way to position your company as a leader in the biomass industry, and we will work with you to ensure the conference meets your objectives.

Registration Sponsorship

As registration sponsor, you will make an impact on delegates as soon as they arrive at the conference. Your branding will be clearly displayed in the busy registration area where all delegates collect their badge and information pack.

Lunch Sponsorship

By sponsoring a lunch at our conference, you will have the opportunity to communicate your message to delegates in an informal setting. Your logo will be featured exclusively on signage around the venue directing delegates to the lunch, and your logo will be featured on tent cards on every table.

Coffee and Refreshments Sponsorship

Conference delegates live on coffee and as sponsor of the coffee and refreshments station, your branding will be visible to all delegates as they refuel throughout the event. Located in the exhibition area, you will benefit from a constant flow of participants seeing your message.

Delegate Bag

A quality conference bag is given to each delegate on arrival, containing essential event information including the programme and delegate list. As delegate bag sponsor, your logo will be displayed exclusively on the bag, promoting your brand to all conference delegates. As an optional extra, you can insert your literature into the bags as well.

For more details on the sponsorship packages, please contact Yuanchang Yu

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Registration Fees 

Standard Registration Fee
USD 1,000

Registration Fee includes:

  • Day pass to participate in all sessions on both conference days (6 and 7 June)
  • Evening drinks reception on 6 June
  • Refreshment breaks and networking lunches on 6 and 7 June
  • One set of conference documentation 

*To apply for group rates contact Yuanchang Yu

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** 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

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus India Energy Week 2018 is to discuss on the latest developments of India's role in the global crude, Petroleum products and LPG sectors. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Media Partners

Upstream Online
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The Oil & Gas Year
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T&B Petroleum
T&B Petroleum is the Brazilian Technology and Business magazine of Oil, Gas, Petrochemical and Biofuels