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Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics

Mediterranean Storage and Logistics 2018


Storage, shipping and refining of crude and oil products

Do you know how the expansion of terminal projects will affect your company’s storage costs for crude and oil products?

Or how trade flows, routes and pricing will transform your business opportunities?

Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics conference is your opportunity to join international experts to discuss the movement, shipping and processing of crude and oil products. This year’s event will take place in Barcelona, Spain, 18-19 June.

Register now and join international experts in the movement, shipping and processing of crude and oil products – from traders, storage operators and ship-owners to refineries, project developers, financiers and port authorities. 

Information Book by 27 April and save €300 with your Early Bird offer

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Your top three reasons to attend Mediterranean Storage and Logistics 2018:

1. Leading industry thinkers answer your most pressing questions. Past speakers have included: CEO, Saras Trading, Managing Director, Vopak Terminals, Vice-President, CLH, Director, INA, Investment Officer, IFC, Trading Manager, OMV.

2. New projects bring you new opportunities. Day 2 discussions will hinge on port and facility expansions as we explore game changing developments of infrastructure. Hear about the successes in Malta, an update on Tangier, the outlook of port expansions and much more.

3. Network with the full supply chain. You can join the complimentary site visit hosted by the Port of Tarragona; witness on the ground functions and gain hard-to-find data. Live polling and extended networking breaks are there to bring the audience together for revealing discussions.


Your agenda highlights:

1.    Market structure: Join a lively debate on the short to long term outlook of market structure. Could contango feasibly be on the horizon? 

2.    Product flows: Gain an assessment of the movement of the full barrel in the region – an essential and dynamic hub for the global movement of liquid bulk.

3.    IMO reforms: What will be the impact on LNG markets? Where can low sulphur fuel come from? How will ship-operators cope?

4.    Projects: Find new opportunities where jetties, storage facilities and refineries are developing.

Information Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics is open for bookings now

Take advantage of your unmissable opportunity to join thought-leaders in the distribution and processing of crude and oil products.


Past speakers have included:


Mario Castellani Mario Castellani
Oil and Products Inland Sales (INSAL),
Refining & Marketing and Chemicals 
Eni


Peter Van der Brug Peter van der Brug
Managing Director
Vopak Terminal Algeciras




Marco Schiavetti
Marco Schiavetti
Chief Executive Officer
Saras Trading
Dewien Jagmohan
Dewien Jagmohan
Commercial Manager
Vopak Terminal Algeciras




Matt Parry Matthew Parry
Senior Oil Analyst
IEA
Ellen Ruhotas 1x1 Ellen Ruhotas
Managing Director
Ratio Group
       
Lloyds Thomas Lloyd Thomas
Vice President – Consulting Services 
Argus
Chris Judge1x1 Chris Judge
Vice President,
Argus
       

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Feedback about past events

"In summary an excellent platform able to give a comprehensive perspective with a view not limited to logistic operators but including also traders and refiners." Marco Schiavetti, Supply & Trading Director, Saras S.p.A

"The conference pulled together a cross section of industry experts for a series of panels and presentations that were truly informative... an excellent opportunity to meet various market participants and to share knowledge." Shelly Ogilvie, Trading & Business Development, BB Energy

"Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics provided me with a valuable insight into the Mediterranean storage landscape and with new and actionable business contacts... it connected me with individuals who hold different expertise to my own, which when combined could lead to exciting new business projects.Richard Matthews, Research Analyst, Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd


If you have any questions about Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics 2017, please contact us:
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DAY 1 - Monday, 18 June

08:00
Registration and coffee
08:50

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Chris Judge, Vice President, Argus

SESSION 1: Global Scenario

09:00  Providing a case foreseeing contango
  • Outlining the forward view of market structure
  • Analysing scenarios that result in contango
  • Assessing the likelihood of Opec cuts and new oil production
09:20 
Panel Discussion: Debating market structure
  • Analysing trends in crude pricing
  • Discussing fundamentals driving backwardation
  • Forecasting the market on one-month, six-month, one-year and two-year horizons
09:48 Live – Audience Poll: When will we see contango?
09:50 Analysing trade flows through the Mediterranean market
  • Scope and boundaries of trade from the US and Black Sea
  • Who is selling, who is buying?
 10:10 Panel Discussion: The full barrel – weighting demand
  • Evaluating fundamentals driving demand
  • Analysing respective supply and demand trends of the full barrel — LPG, bitumen, diesel, fuel oil, gasoline, jet fuel and other refined products
  • Which products will be moved most through the markets in the short to long term
  • Assessing future storage requirements
 10:40  Live – Audience Poll: Predicting products movement through the Mediterranean market
 10:45 Coffee and networking break
SESSION 2: Road Transport
11:10 Analysing the future of products flows from the Middle East
  • Evaluating the impact of new refined products supply from the Middle East
  • Analysing quantities and qualities of products
  • To what extent will Middle East products take over from Black Sea supply
11:30 Analysing north African supply and demand
  • Assessing north African trade flows
  • Predicting changes in demand
  • Outlining a timeframe for changes in the refining sector and the impact on demand
11:50 What will mandates mean for blending facilities?
  • Evaluating trends for diesel products throughout the region
  • Assessing the future of diesel and gasoline blending mandates
12:10 Reviewing the availability of blending components – how can we meet requirements?
  • Scope of blending capacity at terminals in the Mediterranean region
  • Evaluating how requirements can be met
  • Where are the markets for blended products?
  • Developing capacity to benefit from demand
12:30 Day 1 closing remarks
12.35 Lunch break
SITE VISIT - Hosted by the Port of Tarragona
 13:30 Bus leaves for site visit
 15:00 Port of Tarragona Tour
 18:20 Conference drinks reception

Argus MSL

DAY 2 - Tuesday, 19 June

08:30 Registration and coffee 
08:50 Chairperson's opening remarks
Lloyd Thomas,
Vice-President - Consulting Services, Argus
 SESSION 3: Shipping
09:00 Analysing the outlook for LNG in the Mediterranean market
  • Determining LNG supply and demand 
  • How might LNG change the landscape of fuel usage?
  • Assessing new LNG storage projects 
  • Predicting growth in LNG trade through the Mediterranean region
 09:20 Reviewing the viability of fuel oil in shipping post-2020
  • Assessing qualities of fuel oil and their availability
  • Investigating the feasibility of meeting IMO requirements for fuel oil sulphur content
  • Where will low-sulphur fuel oil come from?
09:40 Examining the impact of bunker fuel pricing and the implications for freight rates
  • Analysing bunker fuel pricing trends
  • How will bunker fuel price be affected by IMO sulphur regulations?
  • How will this affect freight rates?
 10:00 Ship Operators’ Panel: How will I cope?
  • What will shipowners choose — scrubbers, low-sulphur fuel options, or LNG?
  • What does this mean for shipowners’ costs?
  • How are shipowners preparing – what will be the timeline?
 10:30 Coffee and networking break
SESSION 4: Project Landscape
11:00 360 Panel: Enabling trade through port development — boundaries and successes
  • Representatives of a commercial port, a terminal operator, terminal business development, investment and refining will join the discussion
  • Discussing co-operation for commercial development
  • Improving productivity
  • Outlining challenges and opportunities in port development 
11.30 Assessing the refining landscape in the Mediterranean region
  • Analysing refining capacity in the Mediterranean region
  • Quantifying production and products qualities 
  • Evaluating the scope for development
11.50 Investors’ Panel Discussion: Investment in storage
  • Reviewing the landscape of storage projects in the Mediterranean region
  • Where are the investment opportunities?
  • Analysing the boundaries to enabling investment

12.20 Terminal Operators’ Panel: Optimising terminals as assets
  • Outlining the continuing effects of market backwardation
  • Examining the future costs of storage
  • Developing facilities for blending and processing
  • Gauging storage needs
12.50  Lunch break
 Operations
 14.00  Operational Excellence: Improving efficiency and optimising productivity
  • Top tips for increasing profitability
  • Reducing operational costs
  • Outlining improvements through new technology and processes
14.20 The future of technology: Cleaner fuels
  • Assessing technologies for cleaner fuels
  • Reviewing the outlook for low-sulphur fuels
14.40 Case Study: Productivity in Malta
  • Analysing factors in the success of storage, blending and trade in Malta
  • Developing operations, providing expansive services
  • Outlining operations in Malta
15.00 Case Study: Tangier Terminal
  • Reviewing timelines of terminal development
  • Determining its capacity
  • How might Tangier gasoil change the Mediterranean market?
15.20 Coffee break and networking
 15.50 Case Study: Port expansion
  • Mobilising finance
  • Project timelines
  • Quantities and qualities expected
16.10  Roundtables
16.50 Closing Remarks
17.00  End of Conference

Join your peers as they discuss the major issues facing the liquid bulk storage industry
 

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Registration

Early Bird rate - expires 27 April
Conference pass
1449
Standard
Conference pass
 1749

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Your conference pass includes*:

  • Access to all conference sessions
  • Networking drinks on 18 June
  • Site visit to the Port of Tarragona on 18 June
  • Networking lunches, refreshment breaks
  • The full set of conference documentation, including speaker presentations

* Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee. View the conference booking terms and conditions here.

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For registration and group booking inquiries please contact us:

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Compliance

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics conference is to provide participants with high-level updates on the developments in the Mediterranean landscape, as well as the regulatory and economic environment of key markets. 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.


Delegate Feedback about past events


"In summary an excellent platform able to give a comprehensive perspective with a view not limited to logistic operators but including also traders and refiners."

Marco Schiavetti, Supply & Trading Director, Saras S.p.A


"The conference pulled together a cross section of industry experts for a series of panels and presentations that were truly informative... an excellent opportunity to meet various market participants and to share knowledge."

Shelly Ogilvie, Trading & Business Development, BB Energy


"Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics provided me with a valuable insight into the Mediterranean storage landscape and with new and actionable business contacts... it connected me with individuals who hold different expertise to my own, which when combined could lead to exciting new business projects."

Richard Matthews, Research Analyst, Gibson Shipbrokers Ltd



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