06 junio - 07 junio 2019
Valletta, Malta

Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics

  • 08:20
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  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder Lloyd Thomas - Senior Vice-President, Global Practice Lead, Consulting Services, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Keynote interview on-stage: Identifying Mediterranean storage and logistics opportunities in the global crude and products storage market Sonke Stein - Chief Executive Officer, Oiltanking Malta

  • Evaluating trends in global supply and demand
  • How have global trade flows affected the landscape in the region?
  • How to meet the needs of your buyers?
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Global outlook for crude and products in a growing demand-driven marketplace Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
  • Global oil and products market dynamics for 2019-2025
  • Assessing emissions controls and de-carbonisation trends in the products markets
  • 10:30
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  • 11:15
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:15
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  • 12:15
  • Strategic leaders’ debate - Where do the most lucrative opportunities lie?

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Alternative fuels - How do they fit into the Mediterranean product mix? Assessing the advantages and disadvantages
  • With increasing clean fuel demand for ethanol and biodiesel... How will this affect current storage trends? Is there adequate storage capacity moving forward?
  • How is the energy transition impacting storage demand for crude and oil products (including, bitumen, base oils, gasoline and petrochemicals)?
  • Industry new trends: Battery storage and evolution of alternative energy technology
  • IMO 2020 — Are you prepared?
  • Who are your competitors of tomorrow? How will you overcome this challenge?

Session participants:

Marco Schiavetti, Chief Executive Officer, Saras Trading

Andrej Dmitrovic, Director of Product Trading and Market Optimization Department, INA

Peter Andersen, Senior Consultant, Shipping Strategy

Kristen Mueller, Senior Manager, Consulting Services, Argus

  • 12:15
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  • 12:40
  • Countdown to the sulphur cap - Bringing clarity to an uncertain market Felipe Loachamin - Commercial Tanker Analyst, BRS Brokers
  • What changes are anticipated?
  • How will compliance in the short and long-term be achieved and what impact will this have on the storage market?
  • Where will compliant fuels be stored?
  • How to turn challenges into opportunities for business post-2020


  • 13:00
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  • 13:30
  • Global spotlight: Opportunities and key lessons learnt from the west Africa market Kanwar Ratra - Chief Executive Officer, Ultimate Oil and Gas
  • Evaluating trends in supply and demand of crude and products in West Africa
  • Current market outlook - trade flows and developments in West Africa
  • What opportunities will be created in West Africa as consequence of IMO2020 cap?
  • How is changing infrastructure and specifications impacting West Africa and global flows?

  • 13:30
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  • 13:40
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; close of day one
  • 13:40
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 15:00
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  • 17:00
  • Site visit: Storage installations, courtesy of Oiltanking Malta
 Oiltanking is one of the world's leading independent storage partners for oils, chemicals and gases.
  • 18:00
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  • 19:30
  • Evening networking cocktail reception in the hotel
Entry strictly restricted to Argus Mediterranean Storage and Logistics conference badge holders only
  • 09:00
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  • 09:50
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:50
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  • 10:00
  • Chairperson's opening remarks and antitrst reminder Chris Judge - Vice-President, Crude and Products, Argus
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Global spotlight: Opportunities and key lessons learnt from the US market Filip Masquillier - Director, Kinder Morgan
  • What is the latest state of play for crude and products tank storage? Understanding the main priorities in logistics business 
  • Which markets are expected to witness growth in capacity and capital spending?
  • How to best address the challenges specific to the US market
  • What new storage and infrastructure projects are the horizon? How to capitalise?
  • What can be learned from the booming tank storage market in the US?


  • 11:00
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  • 11:20
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Bitumen – Could bitumen prove to be an attractive avenue for storage operators? Jonathan Weston - Editor, Speciality Products, Argus
  • Bitumen supply and outlook – market trends and supply points
  • IMO 2020 and beyond – Bitumen availability, pricing and hedging possibilities
  • Logistical challenges – meeting requirements during peak demand periods
  • Looking for growth – which markets to target for the Mediterranean surplus
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • The digital transformation of your tank terminal Tom Capiau - Innovation Manager, Agidens
  • What are the winning digital transformation strategies?
  • How to increase safety, availability and transparency of tank terminal operations
  • 12:30
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  • 12:45
  • Chairman’s closing remarks
  • 12:45
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch; close of the conference