25 сентября - 27 сентября 2019
Singapore

Argus Bitumen and Bituminous Products Asia

Bituminous products day

Start End
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Registration and coffee
  • 10:30
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  • 10:40
  • Chairman’s remarks and antitrust reminder Azeem Remtulla - Director, Bitumen Solutions
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Influence of plant-based rejuvenators on the performance properties of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Hassan Tabatabaee - Global Technical Manager - Asphalt Solutions, Cargill
  • Concerns on the cost, availability and environmental impact of using petroleum-based materials
  • Saving money through using recycled materials and reducing carbon footprint with bio-based materials 
 
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Session title to be advised John Matthews - Managing Director, Technix
 
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • Review of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) technologies and what's next Alex Marais - Sales Manager - Asphalt Additives, South East Asia, Africa and Gulf Region, Sasol
• Current WMA technologies available
• Benefits and problems encountered
• Way forward for the industry
  • 12:10
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  • 12:20
  • Q&A
  • 12:20
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Specialty application of polymer-modified bitumen Motofumi Tatsushita - Overseas Business Dept, Nichireki Co
  • Growth drivers and changing market dynamics 
  • Cost-effectiveness and other restraining factors
 
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Painless PG introduction: why it is important Glynn Holleran - Managing Director, AAT Ltd and Research Fellow, The University Of Auckland
  • Shifting priorities in the oil industry and the overloading of current roads – what it means for bitumen
  • Review of asphalt and sealing emulsions
  • Case studies in New Zealand and Qatar
  • 15:00
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  • 15:10
  • Q&A
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon refreshments
 
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • High-performance pavements – overview and their applications Hitoshi Yamauchi - Chief Engineer, Nippon Road Co
  • Use of modifiers such as epoxy resin and polyester resin
  • What to note in the development of a semi-rigid pavement 
  • Review of the appropriate sites for these products
 

  • 16:10
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  • 16:50
  • Presentations and panel discussion: Circular economy - access to raw materials into the future Bitumen Solutions, Downer Group, Zydex Industries
  • Current practices in terms of sustainable highway construction
  • Use of reclaimed polymers to reduce price and extend service life
  • Innovation in technology with changing needs like hybrids and autonomous vehicles

Moderator:
Azeem Remtulla
, Director, Bitumen Solutions

Panelists:
George Panagiotou, National General Manager – Bitumen, Logistics & Thin Surfacing, Downer Group Australia
Himanshu Agarwal, Senior Vice President, International Markets, Zydex Industries Pvt. Ltd

 
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Azeem Remtulla - Director, Bitumen Solutions
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Welcome reception Essence, Lobby Level, InterContinental Singapore
Open to all conference attendees.

Bitumen day one - Decoupling of bitumen price from fuel oil price: is IMO 2020 the tipping point?

Start End
  • 08:45
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  • 09:20
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:20
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  • 09:25
  • Chairman’s welcome remarks and antitrust reminder Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus

Opening session

Start End
  • 09:25
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  • 09:40
  • [Audience Poll]: IMO 2020 – are we ready?

We kick off our Bitumen Day One by getting you, the audience to participate in an interactive polling session on IMO 2020 and its expected effect on all stakeholders from the top to the bottom of the barrel. Hear directly from your industry peers their sentiments on the future and how the industry is getting ready for 1 January 2020.
Our panel of experts will then attempt to address some of the issues discussed in the subsequent panel session.

*Poll will be conducted live anonymously*

  • 09:40
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  • 10:25
  • Panel discussion - expectations after IMO 2020 Argus, Bahrain Petroleum Company, Drewry, Star Energy
  • Quick update on the expectations for the HSFO market going forward
  • HSFO’s relevance and reliability as a price marker to hedge against bitumen is now under scrutiny – so what’s next?
  • How will bitumen shippers and traders navigate the higher bunker fuel prices and freight rates around the world?

Panelists:
Alan Bannister,
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Asia, Argus
Yousif Mezel,
Trader Crude and Products, International Sales and Marketing, Bahrain Petroleum Company
Jayendu Krishna,
Director - Maritime Advisors, Drewry
Alex Hua,
General Manager, Star Energy

  • 10:25
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  • 11:15
  • Morning refreshments
  • 11:15
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  • 11:45
  • Global crude production outlook and the implications on Asian refining David Fyfe - Chief Economist, Argus
  • Review of crude production outlook – volume and quality
  • The contribution from US shale – how durable a source of growth?
  • Supply risks & the consequences for the supply barrel
  • The role of OPEC+ in balancing the market
  • Implications for the Asian & global refining sectors
 
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Overview of the Asia-Pacific and Middle East bitumen markets Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Bitumen, Argus
  • Arbitrage movements – small but growing
  • Middle East and Asia-Pacific demand
  • Bitumen market in the short term
  • 12:15
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  • 12:25
  • Q&A
  • 12:25
  • -
  • 13:45
  • Networking lunch
 

Road projects in Asia

Start End
  • 13:45
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  • 15:00
  • Presentations and discussion: A roadmap of emerging projects in Malaysia and Indonesia Malaysia’s Ministry of Public Works, Indonesian Road Development Association
  • Update on road products in Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Bitumen price fluctuations affecting budgeting and funding
  • Overcoming the source-to-consumer logistical challenge

Speakers:
Mat Rosly Mat Daud, Undersecretary, Highway Planning Division, Malaysia’s Ministry of Public Works
Taufik Widjojono, Chairman, Indonesian Road Development Association
 

  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon refreshments

Terminal and technology developments

Start End
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Opportunities and challenges for Asia’s oil terminals  Dorian Delteil - Head of Oil & Gas, DBS Bank
  • What’s the outlook for oil storage logistics in Asia going forward?
  • What are the investment considerations for companies looking to expand their terminals to meet supply and demand requirements?
  • How can terminals in hub locations capitalise on the increased demand for blending of residual fuel oil?
 
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Refinery developments and technologies – navigating the unknown
  • What opportunities exist for complex refineries and how will they ensure there is enough compliant fuel available to meet new demand?
  • How will refinery capacity and utilisation evolve with these changes?
  • Different technologies for residue processing and the possibility of combining the advantages of these technologies
  • 16:30
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  • 16:40
  • Q&A
  • 16:40
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  • 17:00
  • Fireside chat - more details to be announced shortly
  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Charman's closing remarks Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 17:30
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  • 20:00
  • Cocktail reception (open to all conference attendees) Singapore Flyer
At a stunning 165 metres, Singapore Flyer offers panoramic views of Singapore and beyond. Participants will be taken to the Singapore Flyer VIP lounge for drinks and networking before boarding private capsules for the rotation. Don't miss this unique experience!

Bitumen day two - Regional demand outlooks: the future ahead

Start End
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s remarks and antitrust reminder Sunita Sharma - Vice-President, Products Asia, Argus

Regional outlooks – China, India, Indonesia and Bahrain

Start End
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Indonesia – do we foresee demand rising after the elections? Suharno Adi Prasetyo - Bitumen Trader, Pertamina
  • Demand volumes: market trends and outlook
  • Updates on tax legislation and regulation that could affect imports
  • Addressing challenges in transportation and delivery logistics
 
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • China’s bitumen market, trade dynamics and logistical challenges Zhengpin Xu - Director of Futures Department, Shandong Hi-Speed Materials Group
  • Impact of asphalt plant closures on supply sources
  • Strategies to manage the high cost of logistics and storage 
  • Scope for market development of value-added bituminous products
     

 

  • 10:30
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  • 10:40
  • Q&A
  • 10:40
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  • 10:55
  • Fireside Chat
  • 10:55
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  • 11:30
  • Morning refreshments
 
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Fulfilling India’s bitumen needs – how are the strategies evolving?
  • India’s production vs consumption
  • New demand for rural roads in interior India
 
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Bahrain’s growing role as a supplier to Asia Yousif Mezel - Trader Crude and Products, International Sales and Marketing, Bahrain Petroleum Company
  • Refining capabilities and export volumes
  • Market growth in GCC countries
  • Exploring business opportunities in Asia
  • 12:30
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  • 12:40
  • Q&A

Start End
  • 12:40
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  • 12:50
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Sunita Sharma - Vice-President, Products Asia, Argus
  • 12:50
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch followed by end of day