25 septiembre - 27 septiembre 2019
Singapore

Argus Bitumen and Bituminous Products Asia

Bituminous products day

Start End
  • 10:00
  • -
  • 10:30
  • Registration and coffee
  • 10:30
  • -
  • 10:40
  • Chairman’s remarks and antitrust reminder Azeem Remtulla - Director, Bitumen Solutions
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 11:40
  • Session title to be advised John Matthews - Managing Director, Technix
 
  • 11:40
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 12:20
  • Q&A
  • 12:20
  • -
  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 15:10
  • Q&A
  • 15:10
  • -
  • 15:40
  • Afternoon refreshments
 
  • 15:40
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 17:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Azeem Remtulla - Director, Bitumen Solutions
  • 17:00
  • -
  • 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
  • 08:40
  • -
  • 09:10
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:10
  • -
  • 09:20
  • Chairman’s welcome remarks and antitrust reminder Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus

Opening session

Start End
  • 09:20
  • -
  • 09:50
  • IMO 2020 and its impact on bitumen
  • How will inexpensive and simple refineries upgrade or reconfigure their operations to meet the changing fuel demand?
  • 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? 
 
  • 09:50
  • -
  • 10:30
  • Panel discussion - expectations after IMO 2020 Argus, Bahrain Petroleum Company, Star Asphalt
  • 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
Alex Hua
, General Manager, Star Asphalt

  • 10:30
  • -
  • 11:15
  • Morning refreshments
  • 11:15
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 12:25
  • Q&A
  • 12:25
  • -
  • 13:45
  • Networking lunch
 

Road projects in Asia

Start End
  • 13:45
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 15:30
  • Afternoon refreshments

Opening opportunities for Asia’s bitumen market: terminal and technology developments

Start End
  • 15:30
  • -
  • 16:00
  • Challenges for oil terminals of varying sizes – from storage and blending to testing and fuel compatibility
  • How will terminals in smaller ports manage the additional storage for the different fuel grades?
  • Opportunities for terminals in hub locations with increased demand for blending of residual fuel oil with hydrocarbon cutters
  • Management of cutter stocks and the need for high-speed blending and testing
 
  • 16:00
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 16:40
  • Q&A
  • 16:40
  • -
  • 17:00
  • Fireside chat - more details to be announced shortly
  • 17:00
  • -
  • 17:10
  • Charman's closing remarks Aabha Gandhi - Asia Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 17:30
  • -
  • 19:30
  • Cocktail reception (open to all conference attendees) Singapore Flyer
 

Bitumen day two - Regional demand outlooks: the future ahead

Start End
  • 09:20
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 10:40
  • Q&A
  • 10:40
  • -
  • 10:55
  • Fireside Chat
  • 10:55
  • -
  • 11:30
  • Morning refreshments
 
  • 11:30
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 12:40
  • Q&A

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