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2018 Speakers included:

Alfonso Berrocal

Alfonso Berrocal
, Bitumen and Oil Products Trader, Gulf Petrochem

Alfonso Berrocal has an extensive background in the oil products trading industry. He gained experience working for Spanish utility Endesa and Chevron. He joined Optima Energy in 2009 and started trading oil products and bitumen. Alfonso currently trades bitumen for Gulf Petrochem and is based in the London office. His main areas of expertise are trading, hedging, storage and shipping.

Filip	Djurovic	Director of Bitumen Sector	NIS

Filip Djurovic
, Director of Bitumen Sector, NIS Gazprom Neft

Filip Djurovic joined Serbian oil and gas company NIS Gazpromneft in 2009, where he has held different positions. From 2012, he was responsible for business development xin the firm’s newly created bitumen unit and was appointed director of the unit in 2014. His main responsibility is managing bitumen sales in Serbia and southeast Europe. He holds a master’s degree in computer science from Moscow and an executive master’s degree in economics from the HEC Paris business school.
 
Nuno Fernandes

Nuno Fernandes
, Quality Control Manager, Tecnovia

Nuno Fernandes is the Quality Control Manager of Tecnovia, a Portuguese contractor and construction materials producer. His responsibilities range from the oversight of the quality control in quarries and asphalt plants to providing technical support to contracts in Portugal, Cape Verde and Angola, mainly in the transport infrastructure sector. He has a Masters in civil engineering from the Portuguese Catholic University and a 10-year track record. He also participates in a number of technical commissions and work groups related to aggregates, bituminous mixtures and the reincorporation of reclaimed materials.
 
Andras Geiger

Andras Geiger, PhD, Bitumen Quality Expert, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company

Andras joined Hungary’s MOL in 2007 and has more than 10 years’ experience in bitumen-related research and development. He took a PhD in chemical engineering in 2009, specialising in rubber modified bitumen (RMB) products. Andras was MOL’s technical leader of prototype RMB plant construction in 2012, following the successful launch of RMB products for Hungary’s road-building sector. He helped establish standardisation processes and participated in projects aimed at improving the quality of MOL bitumen products and production efficiency. His responsibilities include supporting bitumen production and sales operations, as well as keeping abreast of technical developments in the paving industry.
 
Jan Erik Lundmark

Jan-Erik Lundmark, Senior Advisor Pavement Maintenance, Swedish Transport Administration

Jan-Erik Lundmark is a civil engineer at Luleå Technical University in Sweden. He has worked with road maintenance for 12 years as a contractor and 8 years in department of maintenance, Swedish Transport Administration. He is responsible for strategic questions include planning and maintaining 80 000 km of paved roads, road markings and road network measurements.
 
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Gülay Malkoç
, Coordinator General, Turkish Asphalt Contractors Association (ASMUD)

Gülay Malkoç is Coordinator General at the Turkish Asphalt Contractors Association (ASMUD) based in Ankara. She is the member of the European Standardization Committee -CEN TC 336 for ‘Bituminous binders’ and Chairperson of National Mirror Committee of this group. She worked in European Commission as being independent evaluator for FP7 Projects. Between 2010- and 2014 she worked in European Asphalt Pavement Association (EAPA) in Brussels as Director Communication. She is still the Chairman of Health Safety Committee of EAPA.  Malkoc published several technical papers on paving grade binders, bitumen emulsions and polymer modified binders for national and international activities. 
 
Slawomir Novak

Slawomir Nowak, Head of Ukrainian Road Authority, Ukravtodor

Slawomir Nowak is the Acting Head of the Road State Agency of Ukraine, since October 2016. Before taking up this role, Slawomir was the General Manager the Road State Agency of Ukraine. He has also held a number of government roles in Poland, including as Minister of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, Head of the Prime Minister’s Office, and as a Member of the Polish Parliament. Slawomir has an MA in international relations from the University of Gdansk.
 
Jean Louis Pettier

Jean-Louis Pettier, Bitumen Group Category Manager, Icopal

Jean-Louis Pettier is Group Category Manager within BMI, in charge of bitumen procurement globally. He has a background in chemical engineering and has worked in the oil industry for 25 years. Jean-Louis was previously Refinery Planning Manager for Petroplus and held a number of positions at Shell, including Supply-Trading Integration Manager, UK-Ireland Supply Optimisation Manager and Europe Bitumen Supply Chain Manager. He was also General Manager of the Société Provencale des Bitumes in France.
Jose Javier Garcia Pardenilla

José Javier García Pardenilla, Managing Director, Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, Ferrovial

Javier is Manager of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, which is one of the most important bitumen sellers and manufacturers of polymer modified bitumen and bitumen emulsions in Spain. He began his career in Ditecpesa’s technical department in 1997, and subsequently worked in the company’s industrial, financial and commercial departments before taking on his current role as manager. Javier has also helped manage the purchase of asphalt products for Ditecpesa’s parent company Ferrovial for projects throughout the world, focusing on the technological development of pavements and associated environmental concerns. Javier has outstanding knowledge of the construction and operation facilities of asphalt products including bitumen terminals, polymer modified bitumen and emulsion plants. He is also a specialist in climate change, content strategy and industrial health and safety.

 
Pedro Oliviera Nunes

Pedro Oliveira Nunes, Asphalt Manager, Tecnovia

Pedro Oliveira Nunes has been Asphalt Manager of Tecnovia, Sociedade de Empreitadas, since March 2015. He is responsible for the production and technical support of hot and cold asphalt mixtures at the seven asphalt plants in Portugal. Previously, Pedro was Asphalt Manager of MCA in Angola from 2012 to 2015 and was responsible for the three asphalt plants and three surfacing teams. Pedro started his career in Tecnovia in 2002 as a Junior Project Manager in the Asphalt Surfacing department.
 
Leticia Parra Rodriguez Technical Manager of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products Ferrovial

Leticia Parra Rodriguez
, Technical Manager of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, Ferrovial

Leticia Rodriguez is Technical Manager of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, which is one of the most important bitumen sellers and manufacturers of polymer modified bitumen and bitumen emulsions in Spain. She is working to launch the technological bitumen products of Ditecpesa as well as its incorporation in the international projects where Ferrovial is present, focusing on the technological development of pavements and associated environmental concerns. Leticia has outstanding knowledge of the construction and operation facilities of asphalt products including bitumen terminals, polymer modified bitumen and emulsion plants. She is also a specialist in industrial health and safety.
 
Jorge Sousa

Jorge Sousa, Director, Rubberized Asphalt Foundation

Dr. Jorge B. Sousa has been very active in the introduction of asphalt rubber technology in many countries. He has been the conference chairman of the Asphalt Rubber Series of Conferences as well has Green Pavements. He invented and patented the concept of reacted and activated recycled crumb rubber to produce an elastomeric asphalt extender that can be placed directly into the pug mill of an asphalt plant. He was one of the Founders and current Editor-in-Chief at Large of the International Journal of Road Materials and Pavement Design. He founded Consulpav. He is the author of hundreds of papers.
Markus	Spiegl	Product Manager Black Products	OMV

Markus Spiegl
, Product Manager Black Products, OMV

Markus Spiegl is product manager for European black products at Austrian oil and natural gas company OMV. Spiegl has been involved in the bitumen and asphalt mix industry for more than 15 years. He started at OMV as a business development manager for bitumen in 2007, and has led the black products department since 2014. He is a member of the board of directors at European bitumen industry association Eurobitume and a board member at Austrian bitumen and asphalt road construction association Gestrata. He is also chairman of the Austrian mirror group for bitumen standardisation and represents Austria in this respect at CEN level. Spiegl has a PhD in civil engineering from the Vienna university of technology.
Lloyd 	Thomas	Vice President, Consulting Services	Argus

Lloyd Thomas
, Vice-President, Consulting Services, Argus

Lloyd Thomas is a Vice-President in Argus Consulting Services. He joined the company in 2011 and is based in the London office, where he leads bespoke market strategy, research and analysis projects for Argus’ global client base. Lloyd has experience of consulting across a wide range of commodities.  His team also delivers a range of analytical tools, data and publications to its clients. Lloyd started his career as a Strategy Consultant, spending over 11 years in the energy consulting teams at Deloitte and Ernst & Young. During this time he worked extensively across the downstream businesses of various oil companies, a nuclear facility and other infrastructure and utilities companies.  Prior to joining Argus, Lloyd led the global research and advisory team at Energy Intelligence Group.
Jonathan	Weston	Editor, Bitumen	Argus

Jonathan Weston
, Editor, Speciality Products, Argus

Jonathan Weston is the Editor of the new Argus Bitumen report, which was launched in January to cover bitumen markets in Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. This followed the launch in the Americas of Argus Americas Asphalt. Jonathan previously covered crude oil markets for Argus. He has also worked as a stockbroker and newspaper journalist.
Sergio Bovo

Sergio Bovo
, General Manager, Alma Petroli

Sergio is the General Manager of Alma Petroli, an oil refining and bitumen producing company based in Ravenna, Italy. This follows time spent in Asia, where he led the affiliates of a multinational classification and certification Group. He has developed his career in midstream and downstream oil, where he has covered various C-Level positions in refining, distribution and trading companies. Sergio has a masters degree with honours in chemical engineering and was born in Genova, Italy in May 1968.

Melanie Zeeuw van der Laan, Marketing Manager Bitumen Europe & Africa, Shell International Petroleum Company
Tomasz Borodziej, Bitumen Sales Manager, ONICO
Esteban Salinas, Director, Latin America & Caribbean, International Road Federation
Aabha Gandhi, Asian Asphalt Editor, Argus

If you are interested in speaking at the European conference, please contact the producer, Tonika Campbell:

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