22 5月 - 23 5月 2019
Athens, Greece

Argus European Bitumen and Asphalt

  • 08:30
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  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and exhibition opens
  • 09:20
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  • 09:25
  • Conference welcome Tonika Campbell - Bitumen and Asphalt, Senior Project Manager
  • 09:25
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  • 09:35
  • Chairperson’s opening address Jonathan Weston - Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 09:35
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  • 10:05
  • Outlook of bitumen in light of IMO 2020 Carlos Ordóñez - Bitumen Trader, Repsol
  • How will the new IMO regulation affect bitumen production and supply
  • Bitumen’s connection with fuel oil set to change
  • Changing routes of supply and logistical challenges for bitumen
  • Refinery changes affecting fuel oil and bitumen production
  • 10:05
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  • 10:35
  • Russia and the CIS Yury Burenko - Trading Director, DYM Resources
  • Russian material’s quality and availability
  • Update on tax legislation and regulation that will affect exports
  • Addressing challenges in transportation and delivery logistics
  • 10:35
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  • 11:20
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Beyond IMO2020: How can bitumen and asphalt thrive through the energy transition? Audny van Helden - General Manager, Shell
  • How will IMO regulation influence production and supply
  • Market outlook and prospect
  • Assessing other pressures in the industry
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • The needs of the bitumen and asphalt market in Norway Eivind Olav Andersen - Technical Director, Veidekke
  • Analysing the change in bitumen supply over the past 10-15 years
  • Asphalt and bitumen volumes: Market trends and outlook
  • IMO 2020, market shifts and availability: Bitumen quality and contract structure in Norway
  • Logistical challenges
  • Carbon footprint, HSSE: Why WMA is taking off in Norway and the rest of Scandinavia
  • 12:20
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  • 12:50
  • Breaking the mould of bitumen as a commodity Sergio Bovo - General Manager, Alma Petroli
  • Overview of bitumen production in Italy: Consumption
  • Creating a customer-centric product
  • Adding value to the product and for the user
  • Enhancing the performance of road bitumen and reducing environmental impacts
  • Environmental sustainability in production and storage
  • Results of changing stakeholder's mind-sets to help the context
  • 12:50
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  • 14:20
  • Networking lunch break
  • 14:20
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  • 14:50
  • Opening opportunities in the Med: Post-IMO Tayfun Ozatalay - General Manager, EnergyPro Petrol Trading
  • An overview of shipping dynamics
  • Supply and demand overview
  • Refinery modernisation
  • Minimising HSFO product while producing bitumen
  • Analysing how IMO has affected the region
  • How have rising exports supported stability in the global picture?
  • Can streamlining regional operations help increase market share and supply post-IMO?

 

  • 14:50
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  • 15:20
  • Outlook for bitumen in the construction industry Carl Robertus - Technical Director Bitumen, Nynas
  • Grade availability
  • Future uses of different specifications and grades
  • 15:20
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  • 16:05
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 16:05
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  • 16:50
  • Regional focused roundtables
Roundtable one: Central European trading update

Expert Leader: Vasile Paraschiv, Managing Director, SC Bitholder

Roundtable two: Northwest European logistics

Expert Leader: Emmanuel Cornet, Bitumen Manager, Colas 

Roundtable three: Opportunity to increase supply in the Mediterranean

Expert Leader: Carlo Giavarini, Honorary President, SITEB

  • 16:50
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  • 17:05
  • Roundtable summaries and conclusions
  • 17:05
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  • 17:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of day one Jonathan Weston - Editor, Argus Bitumen, Argus
  • 17:10
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  • 19:30
  • 10-year anniversary drinks reception
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Morning registration and exhibition opens
  • 10:30
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  • 10:35
  • Chairperson’s recap Osvaldo Speranza, - Senior Consultant Global Asphalt and Latin American Markets, Argus
  • 10:35
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  • 11:05
  • Asia Pacific and Mideast Gulf markets overview Aabha Gandhi - Asia Asphalt Editor, Argus
  • Assessing regional imports: Where does this sit in relation to global traffic?
  • Specification, grades and cooling temperatures: Exporting vs. importing to ensure a competitive price, timely delivery and the correct specification
  • Analysing trade, import and export flows from Europe and the Middle East
  • 11:05
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  • 11:35
  • Panel discussion: Market development in regulation, tax and exports
  • Reviewing the bitumen industry outlook in light of implementation of the revised IMO bunkering regulations
  • Future regulatory challenges
  • Tax regulation and trading areas
  • Increasing exploration and development tax: How will this impact price?

Panellists include:

Yury Burenko, Trading Director, DYM Resources

Tayfun Ozatalay, General Manager, EnergyPro Petrol Trading

Vasile Paraschiv, Managing Director, SC Bitholder

  • 11:35
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  • 12:05
  • Morning coffee break
  • 12:05
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  • 12:35
  • Ukrainian road development Anna Yurchenko - Head of Ukravtodor International Department, Ukravtodor
  • Specification availability
  • Trends and supply forecasts
  • New roads and maintenance: Project investment and budget allocation
  • Improving road development
  • 12:35
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  • 13:05
  • Asphalt demand and requirements in the Nordics Fredrik Norrman - Nordic Bitumen Manager, Skanska
  • Demand for asphalt in Norway
  • Specification and grade availability
  • Fossil-free transportation to 2030 in Sweden
  • Regional logistical challenges
  • 13:05
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  • 14:05
  • Networking lunch break
  • 14:05
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  • 14:35
  • Future mobility needs and their effect on road and pavement requirements Carlo Giavarini - Honorary President, SITEB
• An update on European road construction investment and projects
• Assessing future mobility
• What changes will be needed to meet the needs of new transportation?
• How can we change the image of asphalt to increase public investment?
  • 14:35
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  • 15:05
  • Low-noise pavements with mastic asphalt on bridges in Switzerland Jean-Bernard Duchoud - Vice-Director, Federal Office of Roads, Switzerland
  • Strategies to reduce traffic noise: Laying porous asphalt wearing courses or SDA asphalts with lower void content
  • Developing a mastic asphalt wearing course with a surface structure that achieves a reduction in traffic noise
  • Noise reduction through surface chippings on mastic asphalt
  • Project summary and outlook
  • 15:05
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  • 15:35
  • National MURE project Claude Giorgi - Technical Director, Eiffage Infrastructure
  • The differences and similarities between hot and warm recycling
  • Innovation for materials and processes
  • Improving the multi-recycling mixes
  • The combination of recycling and the lowering of mix manufacture temperatures
  • The advent of multi-recycling
  • 15:35
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  • 15:40
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of conference Osvaldo Speranza - Senior Consultant Global Asphalt and Latin American Markets, Argus