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Argus Rio Crude Conference

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 - 22 May 2024
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Agenda

Argus is continuously collaborating with industry leaders to develop the 2024 agenda, incorporating insights from experts at the forefront of the field.
 

If you would like to discuss speaking opportunities at the event, please contact:

Bhuvam Patel
Conference Producer
bhuvam.patel@argusmedia.com

2024 Agenda

Pre-conference welcoming drinks reception

16:00 - 18:00

Welcome drinks reception

Join delegates at the Copacabana Palace for an evening of networking, drinks and snacks.

Main conference day one

9:00

Registration opens and breakfast served

10:00

Conference producer's opening address

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote speaker address

To be announced

10:30 - 11:15

Managing the known unknowns: effects of geopolitics and macro-economic policy on the future of global crude markets

• What are the wider implications of the US debt crisis? Is there more economic uncertainty?
• How have geopolitics in Latin America reshaped the continent’s energy mix
• Trade-flows from the West: exploring crude movements in Latin America and US

Speaker Include:

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Bruno Amorim

VP- Energy, Transportation & Infrastructure-Global Investment Research, Goldman Sachs
James Gooder

James Gooder

Vice-President, Crude
Argus
11:15 - 12:00

Networking Break

Morning break to have breakfast meetings. Coffee and breakfast served in exhibition hall

12:00 - 12:45

LatAm perspectives: Rapid growth opportunities and the challenges of 2024 deliveries

• Exploring the rise of Argentina and Mexico's production and trade capacity
• Venezuela and the potential dominance of new exploration capacities in LATAM
• Domino effect: will Argentinian growth increase PSA’s across South America?

Speakers include:

Daniel Ciaffone

Daniel Ciaffone

Vice President - Integrated Supply & Trading
Pan American Energy
Pablo Gristo

Pablo Gristo

Head of Exploration and Production Energy Transition, ANCAP
Vanessa Viola

Vanessa Viola

Senior Vice-President, Latin America
Argus
12:45 - 13:15

Brazil’s rapid growth in 2024: New opportunities for Brazilian dominance in global crude supply

• OPEC+ or BRICS: What does it mean for Brazil?
• Increased production and refining capacities: creating a new map for Brazilian export
• Structuring Brazil’s new demand for refined products

Speaker include:

Gustavo Hooper

Gustavo Hooper

Head of Trading & Shipping
PRIO
Vanessa Viola

Vanessa Viola

Senior Vice-President, Latin America
Argus
13:30 - 15:00

Networking lunch and complimentary workshop

14:00-14:30 Lunch Workshop in Main Conference Hall:

Navigating the Future: AI-Powered forecasting and risk management solutions:
Discussing the role of AI in analysing commodity market trends; a) Establishing a new age of scenarios and stress testing

Speakers Include:

Vlasios Voudouris

Vlasios Voudouris

Chief Data Officer
Argus
15:00 - 15:30

Global demand session: Filling the Russian supply gap

• Exploring mutual growth in Asia and Europe
• Will there be increased demand for LatAm crude in the US

Speaker include:

Gus Vasquez

Gus Vasquez

Argus Americas Senior Crude Editor
Argus
Monica Martinez

Monica Lesmes Martinez

Manager- Crude Oil Trading, Repsol
15:30 - 16:15

Networking break

16:15 - 17:00

Sustainability: How to market low-carbon crude efficiently?

• CCS: how can it make crude a more sustainable product
• Advantages of low-carbon crude trade
• Incentivising low-carbon production and trade to ensure global competition
• Innovations: what beyond CCS (efficiency and logistics support)

Speakers include:

Raquel Filgueiras

Raquel Filgueiras

Project Manager
Innovation Norway
Daniel Elias

Daniel Elias

CEO
Petrogal Brasil
17:00

Evening drinks reception

Main conference day two

9:00

Doors open

9:30

Chairperson's opening remarks

Vanessa Viola

Vanessa Viola

Senior Vice-President, Latin America
Argus
9:30 - 10:00

Keynote speaker address

To be announced

10:00 - 10:45

Freight keynote: Exploring the many faces of Latin American crude trade

• Economies of scale for Latin American exports: Transit by VLCC vs. Panamax
• The cost of infrastructure constraints for Medanito exports
• Expanding markets for Latin American crude in Europe and Asia
• How IMO and EU regulations are affecting freight costs?

Speaker include:

Alex Younevitch

Alex Younevitch

Head of Freight
Argus
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Cristiane David Nascimento

Trader, PRIO
10:45 - 11:30

Networking breakfast

11:30 - 12:30

Chinese Whispers: Will China bounce back from economic downturns in 2023?

• Brazil in; Angola out: Assessing the impact of OPEC production policy on Chinese crude procurement
• What opportunities does the decline in shipments of Venezuelan crude to China open up for other Latin American producers?
• As supply of their cheap crude feedstocks shrinks, might China’s teapots return to the Atlantic basin crude market?

12:30

Chairpersons closing remarks

Speakers Include:

Vanessa Viola

Executive Vice President, Latin America & Global Head of LPG
12:30

Lunch and Argus workshops

Workshop 1: Argus Global Freight workshop: new powers and old problems

• The ongoing impact of Russian crude flows
• Black swans and their effect on bottlenecks and freight costs
• Why you should care about new ships and carbon?

Alex Younevitch

Alex Younevitch

Head of Freight
Argus

Workshop 2: Global pricing workshop

- Key updates on global pricing and benchmarks: WTI-Midlands
- What is happening with Liza, Payara and Unity?
- Latest insights from West Africa's production

Gus Vasquez

Gus Vasquez

Argus Americas Senior Crude Editor
Argus
James Gooder

James Gooder

Vice-President, Crude
Argus
14:00

End of conference