17 October - 19 October 2018

Bitumen Trading Asia


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. 

For more information, please send an email to asiaconferences@argusmedia.com


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

Conference Day Two (19 October, Friday)

IMO2020 - Strategies for bitumen
Will IMO 2020 mean more bitumen supplies?
Opportunities for refiners within blending
Price impact on the bottom of the barrel
Bitumen supplies
Saudi Arabia

Quality and contracting
• Managing contamination and quality certification