HONG KONG, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- F+L Week is excited to announce the release of the preliminary program for our 24th Annual fuels and lubricants industry conference. With an impressive and diverse speaker line-up this year's event, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, Macao at Cotai Strip from 6-9 March 2018, promises to be one of the best yet. The program includes a wide variety of technical and commercial topics on the conference theme of 'Sustainability and Uncertainty' with a particular focus on the growth region of Asia.
"We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality content at F+L Week every year, and this year is no different," says Vicky Villena-Denton, CEO, and Editor-in-Chief of F&L Asia, the major industry publisher that puts on the popular yearly conference. "We are thrilled to confirm an outstanding line-up of industry thought leaders and decision makers hailing from the foremost companies around the globe - including the U.S.A., Europe and Asia."
Internationally acclaimed speakers and business leaders will address our ever-changing business landscape, detailing forthcoming fuel and lubricant trends and how to balance growth alongside a rising focus on sustainability. F+L Week provides an exceptional opportunity to discuss and debate the latest industry shifts and offers an exceptional networking platform to consolidate business connections.
Notable program highlights of F+L Week 2018 include an update on the China Union D1 Heavy-Duty Engine Oil Specification from PetroChina; Professor Stephen Hsu, world-renowned tribologist from George Washington University, will deliver a forward-thinking address on "Future Vehicle Trends: Fuels, Lubricants, and Engine Co-optimization", while Lubrizol's Asia-Pacific Regional Manager (OEM Group), Keith Howard, will discuss "The Evolving Fuel and Lubricant Challenges of GDI Engines in China."
Continuing the focus on China, Zhang Chenhui, Associate Professor at State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, will examine the "Lubricant Requirements of the Metalworking Industry in China" and Director of Base Oil Research at PetroChina Dalian Lube R&D Institute, Wang Dong, will offer an analysis of the Chinese Base Oil Market.
President of UEIL, Dr. Valentina Serra-Holm, will be presenting an overview of the European Lubricant Market, and Jason Ho, Regional Sales Manager, North Asia, of Shell Marine, will be providing Shell's perspective on "Trends in Marine Lubricants."
It is critical that lubricant manufacturers, marketers and suppliers stay well-informed on the latest global engine oil specifications and the impact of automotive technology developments on fuel and lubricant requirements. F+L Week 2018 will include two pre- and post-conference workshops addressing both of these pertinent issues.
In addition, the newly organized Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union (ALMU) will be officially launched at the Four Seasons Hotel Macao, Cotai Strip on March 6, 2018. The guests at this by-invitation only event will include the Presidents of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) representing North America, UEIL representing Europe, and the Shanghai Lubricant Traders Association representing China, as well as executives of key industry players in Asia.
F+L Connect is a brand-new business 'matchmaking' initiative designed to put you in front of the right people to grow your business. Whether you're looking to enter a new market, acquire another company, establish a business partnership, or simply develop relationships with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors -- F+L Connect's powerful matchmaking service will help generate meaningful business collaborations throughout Asia.
For a full outline of our jam-packed preliminary program including over 30 top-quality speakers, networking opportunities, training workshops, the F&L Asia Awards, sports, sightseeing and much more visit www.fuelsandlubes.com/flweek-program.
F&L Asia would also like to acknowledge the wonderful new sponsors for the 2018 conference. The generous support of Chevron Oronite, Vanderbilt Chemicals, ISP, and Micros Lubrication Technology will ensure the enduring success of Asia's industry-leading event.
ABOUT F+L WEEK
F+L Week is the premier fuels, lubricants, additives and base oils conference in Asia-Pacific and the convergence of the Annual Fuels & Lubes Asia Conference and the Asia-Pacific Base Oil Conference. The event is the industry's must-attend annual event in Asia and plays a leading role in bringing technical, marketing and regulatory industry issues to the forefront.
Registrations for the conference are now open. To register or to get more information visit http://fuelsandlubes.com/flweek/
ABOUT F&L ASIA
F&L Asia Ltd. has been providing world-class fuel and lubricant industry news and events since 1995. The publication company provides media services to some of the biggest names in the industry and each year produces F+L Week, the industry conference and exhibition premier event.
F&L Asia has a diverse portfolio of unique and powerful lead-generation tools, which allow advertisers and sponsors to increase their regional, as well as global, brand awareness, and establish, promote and nurture their fluid industry connections within this tight-knit community.
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