The industry is witnessing a shift from Group I base oils to higher quality base oils

ICIS announces the return of its first in-person Middle East Base Oils & Lubricants (MEBO) conference since 2019, with the 17th in the series taking place at the Shangri-La Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on October 10-11, 2022.

There is an industry-wide shift from Group I base oils to higher quality base oils, coupled with technological advancements and the increased focus on sustainability.

Discussions on key topics for the base oil and lubricants industry will be hosted by ICIS and leading industry experts, providing opportunity to hear from, and understand more about, the industry’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities it faces today and into the future.

The conference will include critical debate on how long supply chain uncertainty will continue to affect the market, the latest technological advancements, the impact of electric vehicles, and the crucial issue of sustainability and what this means for the future of base oils.

Conference attendees will have access to extensive networking opportunities with major companies including Saudi Aramco Luberef, Petrolube, Fuchs Petroleum Saudi Arabia, Al Jomaih and Shell Lubricating Oil Company, Arabian Petroleum Supply Company - Mobil Oil, United Lube Oil Company (Unilube), Castrol Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabian Oil Additives (SALACO).

Additionally, key industry decision makers from across the globe will be present, taking up the opportunity to reconnect and make new strategically important contacts with businesses throughout the base oils and lubricants supply chain.

Speakers at the event include are Samir Nawar, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Petromin Corporation, Faisal Sultan, Managing Director – Global Operations, Lucid Motors, Terence Byrne, Managing Director, Petromin Nissan, Kailash Sawant, Associate Director - Product Management (India and ME), Lubrizol and Marco Codognola, CEO, Itelyum.

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