Co-located with Pavement Technology Asia
Join us at the 14th Argus Bitumen Trading Asia, taking place over 17 - 19 October in Singapore.
After spending the last 13 years expanding the event coverage, we have decided to return to our roots this year and realign the event to focus on information crucial to refiners, trading firms and importers, along with factors that will influence prices and business decisions.
The bitumen trade is increasingly becoming a global logistics challenge, with more companies investing in larger vessels and terminals to ride on the wave of arbitrage differentials. How will smaller, non-specialist operators stay afloat in this new environment?
The refining industry is split in what to do with the residue to make it cost-effective. Some refiners have invested in capital-intensive coking projects or cracking projects to avoid bitumen production, while others have optimised their crude blends and unit operations to produce bitumen grades with tailored properties and specifications for specific performance and application needs.
With tailored coverage, you get more value from your conference experience.
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Programme at a glance:
Conference Day One (18 October, Thursday)
A closer look at China's Belt and Road Initiative
• BRI: Reshaping Asian road infrastructure
• Managing risk and financing of new road projects
• Panel discussion - Opportunities for Asia
Overview of the Atlantic market
• Europe bitumen demand drivers
• Orderbook for large vessels
• New storage capacity to support arbitrage trade flows
• Review of Asian demand centres
Review of Asian demand centres
• Japan - post-Olympics 2020
IMO2020 - Strategies for bitumen
• Will IMO 2020 mean more bitumen supplies?
• Opportunities for refiners within blending
• Price impact on the bottom of the barrel
• Saudi Arabia
Quality and contracting
• Managing contamination and quality certification