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Argus China and Global Oil 2018


The Argus China and Global Oil 2018 will return to Beijing on 28-29 March. The conference will again feature large-scale participation from China’s independent refiners, as well as key state-controlled oil importers. This is an ideal platform to connect investors with decision makers in the oil sector.

OPEC’s production cuts have reduced crude supplies and helped increase market prices, even as US producers continue to boost investment in shale oil, cutting imports and freeing up more supplies for the global market. The prospect of an extension to OPEC’s output cuts will only add more uncertainty to the crude market.

This year’s Argus China and Global Oil 2018 will also discuss the opportunities created by China’s Belt and Road initiative. How will this massive project change crude trade flows?

Join us to hear how leading organizations are coping with uncertainties in the market, as well as potential opportunities and threats in what will undoubtedly be a challenging 2018.

Key Highlights:

  1. Belt and Road Initiative - What are the Implications for Countries Involved, and How will this Boost China’s Economic Influence on Regional and Global Level
  2. How will the Push for Cleaner Energy Affect China’s Crude Demand?
  3. Will Global Crude Demand Balance Out Increased Supply as the US Ramps up Crude Exports?
  4. China’s National Initiatives to Develop World-Class Refinery and Petrochemical Hubs
  5. Will China’s Market Liberalisation Continue to Increase the Number of Crude Importers and How Will Import Dynamics Evolve?
  6. The Role of Independent Refiners and How They are Changing China’s Oil & Gas Landscape

Do not miss the networking opportunities

ACGO Confirmed Speakers


"Great conference with interactive responses between speakers and participants" -Ilya Soldatov, SPIMEX

"The turnout of this conference exceeded my expectation, happy to participate again next year"- Nicolas Dupuis, CME Group

“Conference was well attended with full house, the panel discussions were very good. Networking sessions were really helpful to do methodical networking. It was overwhelming for me to get response from peer and seniors”.-Mukul Bapat, Reliance (Global/Singapore)

“The event was a very welcome change in terms of participation from so many organizations, the content of the presentations and it was very well organized”. -Peter Zhiltson, Trade Mission of Russian Federation in China

“It was a great event that brought key players from different countries and debated many relevant issues. I look forward to the next conference.” -UNIPEC

Day 1 | 28 March (Wednesday)
08:30 - 09:20

Registration and refreshments

09:20 - 09:30

Welcome address by Argus

Jim Nicholson, SVP, Editorial, Argus

Session 1: Belt and Road Initiative - The future of energy trade

09:30 - 09:55

Belt and Road Initiative - What does it mean for China's economic influence on regional and global level and how will it impact China's oil & gas landscape? 

Oil and gas policy research expert, National Development and Reform Commission

09:55 - 10:20

How does the Belt and Road Initiative reshape commodity market?

Fu Xiao, Head of Commodity Market Strategy, BOCI Global Commodities

10:20 - 10:30

Q & A

10:30 - 10:55
Networking refreshments

Session 2: China's crude demand outlook

10:55 - 11:20

Roles and future plans of the oil and gas industry in continuing China's robust economic growth

Pang Guanglian, 
Vice Secretary General, Director of International Affairs, Senior Economist,
 China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation

11:20 - 11:45

China’s changing role in global supply and demand

Tom Reed, China Petroleum Editor, Argus

11:45 - 12:10 Presentation topic to be announced

China (Zhejiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone
12:10 - 12:25
 Q & A
12:25 - 14:00
 Networking Lunch

Session 3: Global outlook on crude futures

14:00 - 14:25

Going global with West Texas Intermediate

Nicolas Dupuis, 
Senior Director, Energy Products, Asia Pacific, CME Group

14:25 - 14:50

Russian crude - From west to east

Mikhail Temnichenkov, First Vice President, SPIMEX

14:50 - 15:15

China's progress in launching its first crude futures contract

Xu Chen, Senior Expert, Product and Marketing Department, Shanghai International Energy Exchange

15:15 - 15:30 Q & A
15:30 - 15:55 Networking refreshments

Session 4: Impact of China's independent refining sector to crude demand

15:55 - 16:20

Latest developments in China’s independent refining sector – What is its role and how it is changing the oil and gas landscape

Zhang Liucheng, Director & VP, Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group

16:20 - 16:45

Major challenges faced by independent refiners in China

Jonathan Xu, Director, Oil Products, Rongsheng International Trade Co Ltd

16:45 - 17:10
Energy trading and the Internet+ trends 

Jiang Xinyu, General Manager B2B Business, Sinochem
17:10 - 17:25

Q & A

17:25 - 17:35 Chairman's closing remarks and end of day one

Jim Nicholson, SVP, Editorial, Argus
17:35 - 20:00 Conference cocktail reception

Day 2 | 29 March (Thursday)
08:30 - 09:20
Registration and refreshments
09:20 - 09:30 Chairman's remarks

Jim Nicholson, SVP, Editorial, Argus

Session 5: Increasing market share of US crude in China

09:30 - 10:00

US crude imports – A changing landscape for China’s core suppliers

Wang Pei, Doctor of Economics, Deputy General Manager of Research and Strategy Department, UNIPEC

10:00 - 10:30

China benefits from West Texas Intermediate and Brent Crude spread – Dynamics and future trends of US crude import in China 

Jeff Kralowetz, 
Vice President - Business Development, Argus

10:30 - 10:40

Q & A

10:40 - 11:10 Networking refreshments

Session 6: Global crude market outlook

11:10 - 11:40

African crude market outlook – China’s partnership in building African energy businesses

Steve Lowden, Chairman, New Age African Global Energy

11.40 - 12:10

Global crude shipping outlooks – Will Opec's production cut extension and increasing US shale oil production make a huge impact on crude shipping?

Dong Zhou, Consultant, Drewry

12:10 - 12:20 Q & A
12:20 - 12:30
Chairman's closing remarks and end of conference

Jim Nicholson,
SVP, Editorial, Argus
12:30 - 14:00 Networking lunch and end of conference

Major challenges faced by independent refiners in China 

Jonathan Xu, 
Director, Oil Products, Rongsheng International Trade Co. Ltd.

Networking refreshments

Registration Fees

Standard Registration Fee
USD 1,800

Register online

Conference fee includes:

  • Day pass to participate in all sessions on both conference days
  • Cocktail reception on 28 March 2018
  • Networking lunches on 28 March and 29 March 2018
  • Refreshment breaks during all conference days
  • One set of conference documentation 
* 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

If you have any queries please contact Yuanchang Yu:
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For speaking opportunities, please contact Luke Lai:

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Past participants of Argus China and Global Oil conferences

ADNOC • Albpetrol • Aramco Asia  • Avestra Group Holding  • Baoli Bitumina  • BB Energy Asia  • Beijing Bora Trading  • BerezkaGas  • Bloomberg  • BOCI Commodities  • Bora Resources  • BP China  • Buckeye Partners • CEFC International  • China COSCO Shipping  • China Development Bank  • China Gas  • China International Chemical Consulting   • China Merchant Securities   • China Oil  •  China Overseas Investment Services  • China National Petroleum Corporation • China Petroleum University  • China State Shipbuilding Corporation  • China Zhenhua Oil  • Clipper  Data  • CME Group  • CNOOC  • Conocophillips  • DBS  • Delta Trans Logistics  • Dentons  • Dongying Hualian Refinery and Petrochemical • Dongying Qirun Chemical •  Dongying Yatong Petrochemical •  ENAP •  ENN Energy • Ernst & Young •  Energy Aspects • Exillon Energy • ExxonMobil • Financial Times •  Founder Commodities Group • Freepoint Commodities • Gazprom •  Gemoil •  GF Commodities  •  Glencore •  Global View •  Grand Trade •  GRATA Law Firm •  GS Caltex •  Gunvor •  Haitong Futures •  Hebei Xinhai Petrochemical Group •  Heilongjiang United Oil & Chemicals •  Henan Fengli Oil Trade •  Hong Kong Hengfeng Oil Trade •  Huabei Petroleum Jidong Petrochemical  • Huatai Securities •  Hyundai Oilbank • ICBC Standard Bank •  Idemitsu International  •  Shanghai International Energy Exchange •  International Energy Agency •  Intertek •  Irkutsk Oil Company •  Japan Oil Gas and Metals National Corporation •  Jasco Trading •  Jiangsu Xinhai Petrochemical •  VTB Bank •  KAPSARC •  Ke Rui Group •  Kem-Oil • KNOC •  KPC Far East • Lihuayi Group •  Litasco SA •  Mercuria Energy Trading •  Ministry of Far East Development Russia •  NAFTASPHERE •  NDRC •  National Energy Administration •  Natvigator • Niko Bunker •  Ningxia Baota Petrochemical •  NIOC China •  Occidental Asia •  Oilhub Korea Yeosu •  Olabram Nigeria •  Oman Ministry of Oil & Gas •  Oman Trading International •  Pacific Commerce •  Petrobras •  Petrochina •  Petroleum Economist •  Petrolimex • Petromo SA •  Petrovietnam Oil •  Phillips 66 •  Port of Rotterdam •  Power-I Technology • Prescience Energy Consulting •  PricewaterhouseCoopers •   PTT International Trading • Rayong Olefins • Reliance • Rishabh Triexim • Rizhao Lanqiao Port Petrochemical • Rosneft • Schneider Electric • SECCO • Shandong Economic and Information Technology Committee • Shandong Chambroad • Shandong Dongfang Hualong Group • Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group • Shandong Haike Petrochemical • Shandong Haiyou Petrochemical • Shandong Hengyuan Refinery and Petrohemical • Shandong Jincheng Petrochemical • Shandong Qingyuan Group • Shandong Refinery and Petrochemical Association • Shandong Shougang Luqing Petrochemical • Shandong Tianhong Chemical • Shandong Huifeng Petrochemical • Shandong Zhonghai Huagong • Shanghai Lusheng Petrochemical • Shanghai Petroleum Gas Exchange • Shanxi Guohua Energy • Shell • Shouguang Lianmeng Petrochemical • SIBUR • Sinochem • Sinopec • SPIMEX • Standard Chartered • Statoil • Thomson Reuters • Timing Carbon Asset Management • TonenGeneral Sekiyu • TORM Singapore • Total E&P• Trafigura • Transneft • UNIPEC • Vopak Terminals • Woodside Energy • Wudi Xinyue Petrochemical •  Xinhua News Agency • Xinhua Commodity Exchange • Yangshan Shengang • Yitai Group • Yiyang Group • Zen Rock Group • Zhuhai Zhenrong






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