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Argus Europe Bitumen

The annual meeting place for the bitumen and asphalt supply chain

Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt 2018 will take place in Porto next year, 22-24 May

Now in its ninth year, your flagship event will once again bring together the entire market for the latest industry updates on the big questions, including:

• IMO: What have refineries done to adapt their technology?
• How is IMO affecting the shipping industry and how are firms adapting their infrastructure?
• What does a reduction in vacuum residue output mean for asphalt usability?
• How can we change the image of asphalt to increase public investment?


You will join representatives from regional governments, bitumen and asphalt consumers, and the key industry players to discuss and shape the future of the international industry.

 Information Register your interest in the 2018 event - contact bitumen@argusmedia.com

Book now to save up to €200 or $250 with our Super Early Bird offer!

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Regular attendees

Request the sample attendee list to get an idea of the range of senior , including top-level decision makers from:

  • Galp
  • Total
  • Shell
  • Vitol
  • Colas
  • Eres
  • Gunvor
  • LOTOS Asfalt
  • Ferrovial
  • Nynas
  • and many more...

Argus European Bitumen & Asphalt 2017 attendee sample thumbnail

Expert speakers on the 2017 agenda included:

  • Francisco Lima Aires, Exports Manager, Galp Marketing International
  • Thomas Moons, General Manager Bitumen Europe and South Africa, Shell International Petroleum Company
  • Markus Spiegl, Product Manager Black Products, OMV
  • José Javier García Pardenilla, Managing Director of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, Ferrovial
  • Jorge Gracia, Director, Optima Energy Group 
  • Stephan Hotz, Head of Global Product Management, Product Marketing  Communications, Marini - Fayat Group
  • Tayfun Ozatalay, General Manager, EnergyPro Petrol Trading
  • Abraham Prieto, Export Executive, CEPSA Commercial Petróleo
  • Filip Djurovic, Director of Bitumen Sector, NIS
  • Leticia Parra Rodriguez, Technical Manager of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, Ferrovial
  • Jan-Erik Lundmark, Head of Department for Maintenance of Paved Roads, Swedish Transport Administration
  • Zsofia Markus-Liptak, Bitumen Product Manager, MOL Group
  • Fredrik Norrman, Nordic Bitumen Manager, Skanska
  • Juan Belon, Director, Optimasoil
  • Konstantinos Plousios, Trader, Asphaltos Matcon Group
  • Carlos Giavarini, Honorary President, SITEB
  • and more!

Don't just take our word for it..

“Professionally organised! Good atmosphere and opportunity for networking”
Carl Robertus, Technical Director, Nynas

. “Everyone looking for efficient networking should definitely join Argus events!”
Anton Beloshapkin, Head of New Markets Development, Gazprom Neft

“Once again Argus has provided a pleasant and memorable experience. The conference offered a perfect opportunity for networking, meeting interesting people and sharing ideas”
Andrey Siletskiy, Project Management, Pörner

“Very interesting conference, well organised and very good topic range and speakers!”
George Skinits, Director, Seadock Marine

Contact Us

Argus is the global leader in international bitumen and asphalt pricing information. This event is part of a global series. Argus bitumen/asphalt events also being held in Asia and the US.

For more information about our global events, please contact us:
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email icon bitumen@argusmedia.com



Conference rates

Super Early Bird — expires Friday 9 February 2018 EUR (€)
 USD ($)
Main Conference only 
(23-24 May 2018)
€1499 $1749
Main Conference and pre-event site visit
(22-24 May 2018)
€1849 $2149
Spousal pass (gives access to drinks receptions during conference) €99 $119

Standard EUR (€)
 USD ($)
Main Conference only 
(23-24 May 2018)
€1699 $1949
Main Conference and pre-event site visit
(22-24 May 2018)
€2049 $2399
Spousal pass (gives access to drinks receptions during conference)
€129 $149

  Book now to save €200 / $250 with our Super Early Bird offer if you book before 9 February!

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If you have any queries regarding the Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt conference, please contact:

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email icon bitumen@argusmedia.com


Compliance

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus’ Europe Bitumen and Asphalt 2017 is to provide participants with a high-level update on the latest developments in the European bitumen and asphalt market . The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.



2018 Speakers included:

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 a.d. Novi Sad” in 2009, where he has worked in a number of different positions.  Starting from 2012, he was responsible for business development in the company’s newly established unit covering the bitumen sector.  Filip has been Bitumen Sector Director since 2014, managing bitumen sales in Serbia and southeast Europe. He graduated with a master’s degree in computer science, and has an executive master’s degree in economics from HEC Paris.

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 industrial health and safety.

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, Argus 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.

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.

 Melanie Zeeuw van der Laan, Marketing Manager Bitumen Europe & Africa, Shell International Petroleum Company
 Slawomir Nowak, Head of Ukrainian Road Authority, Ukravtodor
 Pedro Oliveira Nunes, Industry Direction - Mixture Manager, Tecnovia
 Jan-Erik Lundmark, Head of Department for Maintenance of Paved Roads, Swedish Transport Administration
 Sergio Bovo, General Manager, Alma Petroli SPA
 Andras Geiger, PhD, Bitumen Quality Expert, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company
 Tomasz Borodziej, Bitumen Sales Manager, ONICO
 Esteban Salinas, Director, Latin America & Caribbean, International Road Federation
 Jean-Louis Pettier, Bitumen Group Category Manager, Icopal
 Gülay Malkoç, Technical Director, Turkish Asphalt Contractors Association (ASMUD)
 Jorge Sousa, Director, Rubberized Asphalt Foundation
 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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If you're interested in participating as a speaker, please contact tonika.campbell@argusmedia.com

Main Agenda Day 1 — Wednesday 23 May 2018

08.45 Registration and Exhibition Opening
 10:00 Producer’s Welcome
Tonika Campbell, European Bitumen and Asphalt Conference Producer, Argus
10.15

Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Lloyd Thomas, Vice-President, Consulting Services, Argus

10.30 Outlook on Crude and IMO 2020: What Does this Mean for the Bitumen Market?
  • The outlook for crude markets and the impact on bitumen
  • Refinery changes affecting fuel oil and bitumen production
  • A decrease in oil consumption post 2020: What does this means for bitumen industry
  • Bitumen pricing and the disconnect from fuel oil
  • Changing patterns in bitumen trading
  • How is global currency exchange being affected by the economy and how is this affecting the global bitumen industry?
Jonathan Weston, Bitumen Editor, Argus
 11:00 Examining Inner City and Countryside Construction
  • Less housing, but more demand in the city and less demand in the country, but more housing: What does this mean for road maintenance and construction?
  • Assessing the business case for fewer roads in the countryside and more in the city: Is there more opportunity for asphalt recycling in the countryside?
  • Transportation and opportunity for construction in the inner city: Building or repaving?
Melanie Zeeuw van der Laan, Marketing Manager Bitumen Europe & Africa, Shell International Petroleum Company
11:30  Morning Refreshments Break
12.15 Bitumen: A Boutique Product, Not a Commodity
  • Creating a customer-centric product
  • Changing the mindset of bitumen production
  • Adding value to the product and the user
  • Enhancing the performance of road bitumen and reducing environmental impacts
  • Environmental sustainability in production and storage
Sergio Bovo, General Manager, Alma Petroli SPA
12.45
Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement(RAP): Requirements and Specifications
  • Assessing specification and durability in line with transportation and pavement requirements
  • Analysing the role of specification and warm-mixing asphalt when recycling 
  • Reconstruction and resurfacing: Creating a high-quality, well graded product
  • The importance of improving the quality of bitumen to produce sustainable roads
  • Assessing the business case for durability vs price
Pedro Oliveira Nunes, Industry Direction - Mixture Manager, Tecnovia
13.15

Networking Lunch

14.45 Austrian Case Study: Bitumen versus PmB
  • Assessing the impact on road design and life-cycle costs
  • Improving the design process of roads
  • Challenging the influence of quality and construction costs on road design
  • Developments in Austria and road improvements in neighbouring countries
  • How can we implement high-quality road designs and what this means for the future of roads
Markus Spiegl, Product Manager Black Products, OMV
15.15 Perspectives of the Ukrainian Asphalt Market
  • Corridors connecting EU with Eastern Europe and TEN-T :Challenges associated with these connections
  • Reforming the road sector in Ukraine
  • Assessing current road construction projects in Ukraine
  • Analysing local challenges: How does this affect the wider market?
Slawomir Nowak, Head of Ukrainian Road Authority, Ukravtodor
15.45 Afternoon Refreshment Break
 16:30 Regional Focused Roundtables

These roundtables offer you the chance to join the group of your choice and to be led in discussion by an industry leader in that sector. This is an ideal opportunity to ease into the more informal networking of the evening, enjoying a drink while you meet delegates with similar interests and concerns.

The conference team will be in touch with you in the run-up to the conference to ask you to select the table of your choice – or if you would like to suggest a topic/leader for a discussion then contact tonika.campbell@argusmedia.com

Roundtable One: Northwest Europe
Your Expert Leader: Jean-Louis Pettier, Bitumen Group Category Manager, Icopal

Roundtable Two: Eastern Europe

Your Expert Leader: Filip Djurovic, Director of Bitumen Sector, NIS Gazprom Neft

Roundtable Three: The Mediterranean
Your Expert Leader: Alfonso Berrocal, Bitumen and Oil Products Trader, Gulf Petrochem

Roundtable Four: Western Hemisphere – Americas and Caribbean
Your Expert Leader: Esteban Salinas, Director, Latin America & Caribbean, International Road Federation
17.15  Roundtable Leader Conclusions
17:30 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Day One
Lloyd Thomas, Vice-President, Consulting Services, Argus
17.40
Networking Drinks Reception 
Join your colleagues for some informal drinks and canapes – an opportunity to cement new relationships and to catch up with old and new friends in the sector.


Main Agenda Day 2 — Thursday 24 May 2018

09.30 Registration and Exhibition Opening
10.15
Chairperson's Recap
Lloyd Thomas, Vice-President, Consulting Services, Argus
10.30
2020 IMO and the Supply of Bitumen vs Rubber Modified Bitumen
  • Analysing bitumen production with different types of crudes: Where are we now and what further preparation can be made?
  • Analysing the landscape of rubber modified bitumen production in Hungary
  • Utilization of rubber crumbs derived from waste tyres
  • A fully economical and environmentally friendly product: Increasing the quality of bitumen binders for road construction
  • If there is a decrease in supply, what does this mean for road development?
  • What does a reduction in vacuum residue output mean for asphalt usability? 
Andras Geiger, PhD, Bitumen Quality Expert, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company

11.00 Eastern European Market Update
  • New sources of supply in the region
  • Assessing how new infrastructure investment is fuelling demand
  • Outlook in this region, and how this affects the global picture
Tomasz Borodziej, Bitumen Sales Manager, ONICO
11.30 Morning Refreshment Break
12.00
Pavement Preservation and Rejuvenation to Maintain Value of Roads
  • Assessing the need to reduce the temperature in pavement works
  • Asphalt pavements for self-driving car: Present day and outlook
  • Mastering asphalt performance project: The nano and microstructure of asphalt pavements
  • Determining new focuses of pavements: Cyclists, pedestrians and different climates
  • The use of waste and recycling: Rubber from roads, to recycling asphalt in pavements
  • Analysing the growth in the use of wrapping for recycling
José Javier García Pardenilla, Managing Director of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, Ferrovial
Leticia Parra Rodriguez, Technical Manager of Ditecpesa Asphalt Products, Ferrovial
12.30  Examining Resilience and Rejuvenation in Road Construction
  • Analysing the resilience of roads to extreme weather conditions
  • Sustainability in procurement and ongoing projects
  • Sustainability and recycling: How does this alter the planning and preparation of roads
  • Assessing the changes in demand for versatile bitumen to create versatile road construction 
  • Transportation and opportunity for construction in the inner city: Building or repaving?
Jan-Erik Lundmark, Head of Department for Maintenance of Paved Roads, Swedish Transport Administration
13.00
Producing Economically-friendly Bitumen
  • Assessing the use of rubber to create a greener product and increase its sustainability
  • Analysing the use of cooking units in refineries: What impact will this have on the volume of production?
  • Incorporating recycled tyre rubber into bitumen mixes to increase their sustainability and performance
  • Critiquing the value and price of adding this product to your refinery
  • Contemplating sulphur: What to do with the sulphur content of the product
Jorge Sousa, Director, Rubberized Asphalt Foundation
13.30 Networking Lunch Break
14.30 Assessing Supply Alternatives Outside of Europe
  • Finding alternatives to bitumen at an economical price
  • Identifying sustainable sources of bitumen in a variety of specifications
  • Further refinery closures: Can Europe meet local supply needs?
  • Does an increase in shipping mean more dominance for the Asia-Pacific and Middle Eastern market in Europe?
Aabha Gandhi, Asian Asphalt Editor, Argus
15.00 Asphalt Rejuvenation: Sustainable Processes for a Greener Product
  • Self-healing technology: A greener product with high performance 
  • How will bitumen be used in the future?
  • Restoring bitumen to 100pc: The role of additives and modifiers in recycling
  • Does the future lie in investing in technology, or in using modifiers and emulsions to improve asphalt or bitumen quality?
  • Recycling asphalt in volatile markets: Strategies to ensure asphalt recycling when bitumen prices are low
Gülay Malkoç, Technical Director, Turkish Asphalt Contractors Association (ASMUD)
15.30 Closing Remarks and End of Conference
Lloyd Thomas, Vice-President, Consulting Services, Argus

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Who you could you meet

Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt has become the definitive meeting place for organisations from across the full bitumen and asphalt supply chain, including construction companies, traders, suppliers, blenders/modifiers, governmental and regional representatives, logistics and infrastructure, additives and chemicals, technology and service providers, and many more.

Information Contact us to request a sample delegate list

A sample of regular company attendees 

  • TOTAL
  • LOTOS Asfalt
  • CEPSA
  • Colas International
  • Lafarge Tarmac
  • Shell International Petroleum
  • Tupras
  • OMV Petrol Ofisi
  • MOL
  • Repsol
  • Shell
  • BB Energy Trading
  • Vitol
  • Repsol
  • Nynas
  • Cargill
  • Asphaltos Trade
  • Puma Energy
  • Swedish Transportation Administration


A sample of regular attendees by job title

  • CEO / Managing Director / President
  • Director of Operations
  • Head of Purchasing
  • General Manager - Strategic Procurement
  • Global Bitumen Manager
  • Sourcing Manager
  • Export Manager
  • Chartering
  • Supply Chain Mananger
  • Overseas Procurement Manager
  • Technical Director
  • Products Trader
  • Commercial Manager
  • Shipbroker
  • Bitumen Manager
  • Policy Director
  • Head of New Markets Development
  • Heavy Fuels Trader
  • International Sales Manager
  • Bitumen and Sulphur Supply Manager
  • Vice President, Bitumen

For more information about Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt 2018, please contact us on the details below:

phone icon +44 (0) 20 7780 4341 
email icon bitumen@argusmedia.com



Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors

   

Technology Sponsor 



 
Ventraco
Ventraco offers a complete range of solutions for performance controlled bitumen. Worldwide, the quality of bitumen is decreasing due to improved technologies to get fuels out of crude oil. Increasingly, the regular use of bitumen has to be controlled and improved by additives in order to reach an acceptable quality.  

The need to introduce additives into the asphalt mixes or by blending them into the bitumen, requires a knowledge centre with high quality test devices and solutions. Ventraco decided to invest in such a centre and The Ventraco Innovation Centre was ready to launch in 2015. Due to the growing market, VIC develops, tests and distributes many special additives for the asphalt market. 

www.ventraco.nl


 

Exhibitor

 
Weeds West L
Portugal-based, WeedsWest Equipment designs and produces a wide range of equipment, including PMB and emulsion plants, bitumen storage tanks, bitumen transport containers, bitumen melters and decanters, cutback plants as well as tailor made engineering solutions for the road paving industry and oil and gas sector.
 
We add value to our clients' projects offering the best products, the most complete solutions, state-of-the-art equipment at very competitive prices.
WeedsWest ADN was built with values of accuracy, quality, safety and efficiency and our experienced team offer confidence and security to our customers by supporting them anywhere in the world.


“The recent Europe Bitumen conference was the most significant industry event I had attended in a long time. The attendants profile and the importance / relevance of subjects is at top level. Key decision makers, from customers to suppliers were present, making it a very relevant event." - Peter Ross, General Manager, Specialities - Europe and South Africa, Shell

A wide range of sponsorship and exhibiting options are available for many budgets that are proved to deliver a high return on your investment. Sponsorship packages can include:

  • Industry recognition with your logo and link on conference website, marketing materials, signage, and projection screen
  • Exhibition space in high-traffic areas where delegates register, network and enjoy refreshments
  • Distribution of literature on every conference seat
  • Full colour advertisement in the conference book
  • In-publication recognition in conference ads and notices distributed to Argus subscribers
  • Multiple delegate passes and discounted sponsor rates for your clients
  • Branded sponsorship for networking events such as luncheons, receptions and breaks
  • Private boardroom to set meetings with delegates attending the event

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the Argus Europe Bitumen & Asphalt 2018 conference, please contact

Mazhar Khoja:

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 email icon sponsor@argusmedia.com




Conference Venue

 

We are currently finalising the venue for the Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt conference taking place in Porto, Portugal on 22-23 May 2018. As soon as the venue is confirmed we will add more information about location and discounted accommodation options to this page. 


Accommodation costs are not included in the conference fee.



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Sponsorship Opportunities
Mazhar Khoja
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Media and Partnerships
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Exhibitor

Weeds West L

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