22 maio - 23 maio 2019
Athens, Greece

Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt

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You can now download a copy of the new digital brochure for Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt 2019. This year's event allows you to join key members of the industry to examine the specific market implications of IMO 2020 and its potential effect on the quality, supply and pricing of bitumen and asphalt. Request your copy for a detailed conference agenda, full speaker line-up, and find out more about who you can expect to meet.

Your expert speakers include:

Eivind Olav Andersen
Technical Director, Veidekke
Sergio Bovo
Chief Executive, Alma Petroli
After a master’s degree with honours in chemical engineering, Sergio has developed his career in the oil midstream and downstream. He has held various managerial and senior positions in refining, distribution and trading companies. After working in Asia, where he led the affiliates of a multinational classification and certification group, he joined Alma Petroli, an oil re...
After a master’s degree with honours in chemical engineering, Sergio has developed his career in the oil midstream and downstream. He has held various managerial and senior positions in refining, distribution and trading companies. After working in Asia, where he led the affiliates of a multinational classification and certification group, he joined Alma Petroli, an oil refining and bitumen producing company based in Ravenna, Italy, in 2016. He served as General Manager until May 2018 and is now Chief Executive of the company.
Yury Burenko
Trading Director, DYM Resources
Emmanuel Cornet
Bitumen Manager, International Division, Colas
Emmanuel started as a Research and Development Engineer with ExxonMobil in 1995 and joined Colas as Commercial Director in 2009. With over 20 years’ experience of the bitumen industry, he now manages Colas’ day-to-day procurement, logistics, and technical operations, positioning the company to respond to tomorrow’s market. Emmanuel believes the industry is on the edge of i...
Emmanuel started as a Research and Development Engineer with ExxonMobil in 1995 and joined Colas as Commercial Director in 2009. With over 20 years’ experience of the bitumen industry, he now manages Colas’ day-to-day procurement, logistics, and technical operations, positioning the company to respond to tomorrow’s market. Emmanuel believes the industry is on the edge of its biggest transformation yet. His motto is ‘Change before you have to’.
Jean-Bernard Duchoud
Vice Director, Federal Office of Roads, Switzerland
Jean-Bernard Duchoud holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Science and Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also undertaken various postgraduate courses. After working with a major engineering company in Basel, he developed and implemented a new maintenance strategy for the Swiss motorway network. After five years by the Swiss Fe...
Jean-Bernard Duchoud holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Science and Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has also undertaken various postgraduate courses. After working with a major engineering company in Basel, he developed and implemented a new maintenance strategy for the Swiss motorway network. After five years by the Swiss Federal Road Office, he was entrusted with leading the Controlling of Investments department. This was followed by a move to the Technical Support section. In 2015 he was appointed head of the Road Infrastructure division, promoted to Deputy Director and became a member of the executive board of the Swiss Federal Road Office. Jean-Bernard is a member of the Central Committee of Regulations at the SIA — the Swiss society of engineers and architects — and of the board of the Sustainable Construction Network Switzerland.
Aabha Gandhi
Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
Carlo Giavarini
Honorary President, SITEB
Carlo has a PhD in petroleum technology and industrial chemical processes from the University of Roma “La Sapienza” and is a former Head of the Sapienza University of Rome’s Chemical Engineering department, and a former Director of the CISTEC Research Centre. He has co-ordinated research projects into bitumen, petroleum and gas processes, working with international univers...
Carlo has a PhD in petroleum technology and industrial chemical processes from the University of Roma “La Sapienza” and is a former Head of the Sapienza University of Rome’s Chemical Engineering department, and a former Director of the CISTEC Research Centre. He has co-ordinated research projects into bitumen, petroleum and gas processes, working with international universities and organizations. Carlo was President of Italian asphalt and road contractors’ association Siteb, before becoming Honorary President, in charge of technical issues and foreign contacts. He is the author of many books, more than 350 scientific and technical papers, and holds various patents. Carlo is currently employed as an expert on gas, petroleum and petrochemicals by the Italian Ministry of public works, and is also a director of Italy’s Asphalt Review journal.
Claude Giorgi
Technical Director, Eiffage Infrastructure
Fredrik Norrman
Nordic Bitumen Manager, Skanska
Frederik Norrman has 20 years of experience as a Global Procurement Officer. He has spent the past 10 years at Skanska, covering asphalt. Frederik started at the company as an Area Purchasing Manager, having previously worked in the international defence industry. Frederik leads a team that is developing the Nordic market and Skanska, enabling multiple bitumen supply. He w...
Frederik Norrman has 20 years of experience as a Global Procurement Officer. He has spent the past 10 years at Skanska, covering asphalt. Frederik started at the company as an Area Purchasing Manager, having previously worked in the international defence industry. Frederik leads a team that is developing the Nordic market and Skanska, enabling multiple bitumen supply. He was a finalist in Sweden’s best negotiator award for 2013, the Swedish procurement award for all branches and categories.
Tayfun Ozatalay
General Manager, EnergyPro Petrol Trading
Vasile Paraschiv
Managing Director, SC Bitholder
Carl Robertus
Technical Director Bitumen, Nynas
Osvaldo Speranza
Senior Consultant, Argus Consulting Services
Osvaldo Speranza is Head of Argus Asphalt Consulting and is based in the US. He has over 22 years’ experience in the Americas and global asphalt markets. He is an expert in asphalt fundamentals, trend analysis, refining economics and pricing. Ozzy leads the Argus Asphalt Annual, the most extensive analysis of global asphalt fundamentals available. Before Argus, Ozzy spent ...
Osvaldo Speranza is Head of Argus Asphalt Consulting and is based in the US. He has over 22 years’ experience in the Americas and global asphalt markets. He is an expert in asphalt fundamentals, trend analysis, refining economics and pricing. Ozzy leads the Argus Asphalt Annual, the most extensive analysis of global asphalt fundamentals available. Before Argus, Ozzy spent 17 years with Shell in a variety of roles, including Bitumen Group Wholesale and Pricing Manager, Latin America Market Development Manager in Brazil, Caribbean Oil Trader in Barbados, International Franchising for Jiffy Lube, and Global Account Manager of Aviation in both the US and London offices. He was also a Marketing Manager for YPF-Repsol and Marketing Director for Pennzoil, both in Argentina. Ozzy holds an MBA from Boston University in the US and a BSc in business administration from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.
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.
Anna Yurchenko
Head of Ukravtodor International Department, Ukravtodor