17 October - 19 October 2018
Singapore

Argus Bitumen Trading Asia 2018

Welcome Reception

Start End
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Welcome reception (open to all conference attendees)

Day One

Registration and welcome remarks

Start End
  • 8:30
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  • 9:15
  • Registration and coffee
  • 9:15
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  • 9:20
  • Chairman's welcome remarks Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus

Opening session (Held together with Argus Pavement Technology Asia 2018)

Start End
  • 9:20
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  • 10:20
  • Outlook of upcoming road and highway projects in Asia Panel of speakers
  • Indonesia - Taufik Widjojono, Chairman, Indonesian Road Development Association 
  • Myanmar - Phyu Phyu, Deputy Director, Dept. of Highways, Ministry of Construction
 
  • 10:20
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  • 10:30
  • Question and answer
  • 10:30
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  • 11:15
  • Morning refreshments
  • 11:15
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  • 12:15
  • Outlook of upcoming road and highway projects in Asia (continued) Panel of speakers
  • India - Sudhir Rao Hoshing, Joint Managing Director, IRB Infrastructure
  • Malaysia - Senior representative, Malaysian Highway Authority
 
  • 12:15
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  • 12:25
  • Question and Answer
  • 12:25
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
Held together with Argus Pavement Technology Asia 2018

Argus Bitumen Trading Asia 2018 sessions

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Global price trends and growing arbitrage movements for bitumen Jonathan Weston - Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 14:30
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  • 15:20
  • IMO 2020 Panel - What it means for bitumen - Will we have more bitumen supplies? How will it affect freight rates in the product tanker and container sectors?

Panelists:

  • Allen Pinto, General Manager - Shipping and Logistics, Richmond Group
  • Neil DSouza, Principal Consultant (Asia-Pacific and the Middle East), Argus 
  • ­Doris Lim, Director, Commercial & Marketing, Hin Hin Group 
  • Vivek Dwivedi, Sr. Vice President and Global Head – Bitumen, GP Global 

 

 

  • 15:20
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon refreshments
Held together with Argus Pavement Technology Asia 2018

Changing trade flows from the Mideast Gulf

Start End
  • 16:00
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  • 16:20
  • Iran supply uncertainty keeps crude markets wary Nur Azlin Ahmad - Editor, Crude Asia, Argus
  • 16:20
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  • 16:50
  • Overview of UAE Bitumen Market Khalid Saad Al Fuhaid - Director, ENOC Industrial Products Marketing
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Question and answer
  • 17:00
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  • 17:10
  • Charman's closing remarks Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 17:10
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  • End of conference day one
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Cocktail reception (open to all conference attendees)

Venue: Chijmes Hall

Step into awe at CHIJMES Hall, filled with unique charm and ambience. An exquisitely restored early Gothic styled 19th Century chapel with intricate design and detail, it’s the perfect location to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Boasting enviable high ceilings and detailed stained glass windows, the chapel’s columns and corridors also bear lovely motifs of flowers and birds – all adding to its lasting allure. Gazetted as a National Monument in 1990, CHIJMES Hall is indeed a stunning venue in the heart of the city.

Day Two

Start End
  • 9:30
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  • 9:40
  • Chairman's remarks Jonathan Weston - Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 9:40
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  • 10:10
  • Sri Lanka's Bitumen outlook - supply and demand N.R.R. Jayasekera - Managing Director, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation
  • 10:10
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  • 10:15
  • Question and answer
  • 10:15
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  • 10:50
  • New! Fireside chat with Jonathan Weston, Editor of Argus Bitumen
1st Guest: Liu Yong, General Manager, Avic Lutong
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Morning refreshments
Held together with Argus Pavement Technology Asia 2018

Looking ahead

Start End
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Realities of Asia's road projects – risk and financing Danny Samuel - CEO (Asia Pac), IL&FS Transportation Networks
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Blockchain technology in trading and commodity financing Tom James - CIO / CEO, NR Capital
  • 12:20
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  • 12:30
  • Question and answer
  • 12:30
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  • 12:40
  • Chairman's closing remarks Jonathan Weston - Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
Held together with Argus Pavement Technology Asia 2018
  • 14:00
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  • End of conference