Preliminary Event Schedule Now Available

Registrations for F+L Week 2019 are now open. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from industry-leading speakers, to witness the winners of the prestigious F&L Asia Awards for 2019, and to make critical business relationships to advance your organisation.

The full event schedule for F+L Week 2019 is now available to view. Check out one of our best-ever conference line-ups as we draw nearer to the 25th anniversary of this preeminent annual event.

Conference Theme: "Advanced and Future Technologies - 2020 and Beyond”

The theme of next year’s conference is "Advanced and Future Technologies - 2020 and Beyond.”  Our industry is undergoing the greatest transformation in its history. Join us in Singapore as internationally acclaimed speakers and business thought leaders address forthcoming fuel and lubricant technologies and trends - to help prepare you for the next 25 years!

In 2019, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of our annual event, we continue to build on the solid reputation of F+L Week with nine sessions, 40 industry-leading speakers, two pre-conference workshops, three prestigious industry awards, and an unrivalled networking and business matching platform. Here is a sneak preview of confirmed speakers.


Yanis Frikha
Product Development Manager, Total

"Hybrid & Electric Vehicles: A New Range of Fluids"

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Dr. Andreas Pungs
Managing Director,
FEV (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

"Future Vehicle and Powertrain Outlook"

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Kenneth Chao
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lubricants
John Deere Product Engineering Center

"On-Highway vs Off-Road Engine Applications and Lube Requirements"

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Ki-Joon Kim
Principal Transport Specialist, Asian Development Bank

"E-Mobility Policy and Strategy for ADB Developing Member Countries"

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Junmin Zhao
Regional Business Manager, Engine Oils, Lubrizol China

“The Significant Challenges for the China Lubricant Market in the China 6 Era”

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Daniel E. Sullivan
Senior Regulatory Affairs Analyst, Houghton International Inc.

"Practical Experience and Issues Associated with Chemical Registration of Formulated Products in Asia-Pacific Countries”


Markus Scherer
Director of Global Marketing Base Oils & Metalworking, BASF

"Novel Fuel and Lubricant Components for a Sustainable Future”


Peter Molloy
President Director, BP / AKR Fuels Retail

“BP: Growing a Retail Business in Indonesia”

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Dr. Shuji Kimura
Expert Leader, Powertrain and EV Engineering Division, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

"Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) for ZERO emissions"


Kevin Ferrick
Senior Manager, Global Industry Services, American Petroleum Institute

“Potential Changes in New Specification Development”

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Ken Han
Research Scientist, Dow Chemical

“A New Low Viscosity Base Oil for Fuel Economy Engine Oil”

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Kien-Wee Tan
Technical Service Manager (SEAANZ), Evonik Oil Additives Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

“Impact of Viscosity Index Improvers (VII) on the Formation of Piston Deposits in Fuel Economy Engine Oils”


Vincent Gatto
Research Director, Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC

“Approaches for Reducing Corrosion of Engine Lubricants Containing Friction Modifiers”


Hitoshi Hayashi
Project General Manager, Material Engineering Division, Toyota Motor Corp.

"Biofuel in ASEAN - JAMA Stance"


Raj Padmanabhan
Asia Pacific Regional Product Line Manager for Automotive Engine Oils & Viscosity Index Improvers, Chevron Oronite

“Heavy Duty Engine Lubrication and Challenges with China VI and India BS VI implementation”

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R. Ramaprabhu
Principal Engineer, Fluids Technology, Mahindra Research Valley, Mahindra & Mahindra

“Potential & Challenges in Fuel Economy Improvement of Automotive Vehicles by Lubricants”

Jun-Wei Wu
Researcher, Patech Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd

"The New Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) Base Oils for Marine Application"


Jun Dong
Global Technical Manager, Fuel and Lube Additives, SONGWON International Group

“Enhancing the Performance of Lubricants through Synergistic Antioxidant Mixtures and Base Oil Selection”


Richard Jory
Vice President of Lubricants Supply Chain, Shell International

"Future Energy Mix”

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See Tien Tan
Marine Product Line Specialist, Chevron Oronite

"Marine Lubricant Market Trends – Anticipating Change"

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Paula Vettel
Technical Director Formulations and Regulatory, Novvi LLC

“Ecolabel 2018 and VGP2018 - Changes and Challenges”


Zheng Qin
Product Manager for Motorcycle & Passenger Car Engine Oils in Asia Pacific, Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd.

“Balancing Durability and Catalyst Compatibility for Future Motorcycle Engine Oil Applications”


Zhu Heju
Professor Senior Engineer, Dept. of ICE Lubricants Research, Beijing Research Institute, Sinopec Lubricant Co., Ltd.

“Energy-Saving Lubrication Technology”


Teri Kowalski
Principal Engineer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

“ILSAC GF-6 Status”

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Kazuo Yamamori
Project Manager of Tribology Material Department, Toyota Motor Corp.

“JASO ULV (0W-8) PCMO Specification”


Chris Castanien
Technical Services Manager Americas, Neste Oil

“Base Stock Logistics as We Move to a Low Viscosity Engine Oil World”


Yoshihisa Hayakawa
General Manager, ASEAN Technical Center, Yushiro (Thailand) Co., Ltd

"Impact of ASEAN Chemical Regulation for Metalworking Fluids”

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Paula Vettel
Technical Director Formulations and Regulatory, Novvi LLC

"Renewable Group III+ Base Oils for Automotive and Industrial Lubricant Applications"

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Edward Ng
Commercial Manager, Engine Oils, Asia, Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd

“An Award-Winning Lubricant Solution to the Siloxane Problem in Landfill Gas Applications”


Magda Williams
Product Manager for Data Analytics, OATS Limited

“Data-Supporting Product Line Management”


Monica Ford
Business Development Technical Lead, Ingevity

"New Product Development in the Face of a Changing World"


Teri Crosby
Product Line Manager for Automotive Engine Oils, Chevron Oronite

“Electric Vehicle Outlook and Impact on Lubricants/Additives”


Steve Benwell
Global Key Account Manager for Fuel Additives, Infineum

“IMO 2020”


You Wei Aw
Analyst, Fuels & Transport – Global Fuel Specifications, AP, Stratas Advisors

“Asian Diesel Fuel Quality, Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Efficiency”


Christopher Chadwell
Assistant Director, Automotive Propulsion Systems Department, Southwest Research Institute

“Taking Stock of LSPI”


Ed Becker
President, Friction & Wear Solutions, LLC

“Vehicle Electrification Lubrication Challenges”


Jimmy Zou
ANGUS Chemical Company

“Shifting Perspectives: Formulating for the Performance and Longevity of Metalworking Fluids”


K.K. Ghandi
Centre for Auto Policy & Research

“Bharat Stage VI Emission Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities”


Aileen Valera
Dorf Ketal

“milEx and mph Performance Fuel Additives”


David Du Dachang
Jiyang Petrochem Group Co., Ltd

“Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) Base Oil”


Pre-Conference Workshops


At F+L Week we have a tradition of tapping world experts to share their expertise with our Asian audience. We are pleased to announce two workshops for F+L Week 2019, on pertinent industry issues, from highly respected industry experts Patrick E. Brutto and Dr. Edward Becker. 


"Water-Dilutable Metalworking Fluids: Reducing the Risk of Failure"

March 4, 2019

Patrick E. Brutto, M.Sc., CMFS
Faith-Full MWF Consulting

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"A Short Course in Automotive Lubrication"

March 5, 2019

 Dr. Edward Becker
President & Founder, Friction & Wear Solutions, LLC


Who Should Attend?

F+L Week is specifically designed for business leaders, sales and marketing, technical and operations people from companies involved in the fuels, lubricants, base oils and additives industries in Asia-Pacific to help drive more productive business outcomes. Anyone looking to learn the latest trends – from the best in our industry – while also searching for a place to network and form new partnerships, is encouraged to attend. Our attendees always walk away with the latest trends, eye-opening inspiration, actionable items, and new business opportunities with the people who are shaping the future of our industry.


An Unrivalled Networking Platform

F+L Week is the leading event for generating meaningful business collaborations throughout Asia's fuels and lubricants industry. F+L Connect is a full end-to-end business matching service and provides an intelligent networking solution allowing you to identify and meet relevant business prospects more efficiently and with less upfront effort in connecting with your industry peers. Access to this valuable service is included in your conference registration fee. Find out more information, or register your interest today.

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F+L Week Turns 25

2019 marks the 25th year of our annual conference, which has evolved over many years and will continue to do so, as our industry undergoes the biggest transformation in its history. In 2019, we will take a nostalgic look at how our industry has developed over the past 25 years by revisiting key markets in the region, and address future fuel and lubricant industry issues and trends over the next quarter century.

F+L Week attracts not only speakers from the foremost companies in the industry across Asia and throughout the globe but also participants from key industry players who look forward to this once-a-year opportunity to reconnect with their industry colleagues and get updates on the latest industry trends.


Top Quality Speakers & Content

F+L Week has developed a global reputation for providing the best quality and depth of content as a result of three decades of deep industry connections and relationship building, as well as our global awareness of industry issues. Over 85% of 2018 attendees rated the quality of speakers and presentations at 4-5 stars and will highly recommend F+L Week to friends and colleagues.

A range of technology enhancements were extremely well received with 65% of respondents finding F+L Connect - our unique business matchmaking service - very effective (4-5 stars) in scheduling meetings, and 60% were able to make good business connections. 

In just its second year on the program in 2018, the F&L Asia Awards are proving to be a crowd favourite, with just under half of attendees rating the Awards Dinner at a maximum 5 stars! 

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Content Ratings

One Location. Two World-Leading Events.


F+L Week 2019 has partnered with the Asian Lubricant Manufacturers Union to bring you not one, but two world-leading events in the same location. The ALMU Annual Meeting and Global Leadership Summit and F+L Week 2019 run from 4-7 March, 2019. F+L Week 2019 provides ALMU members a wonderful opportunity to expand their knowledge on the latest technical and regulatory developments in the lubricants and fuels industry.

A special member rate is available for those that wish to attend both the ALMU Annual Meeting and Global Leadership Summit (4-5 March, 2019) and F+L Week 2019 (6-7 March, 2019), including the pre-conference educational workshops on 4-5 March, 2019.


Grand Hyatt Singapore


This year, F+L Week returns to Singapore, where we started 25 years ago. We look forward to hosting you at the fabulous Grand Hyatt Singapore, conveniently located within 3 km of Singapore’s city center and 25 minutes by car from Changi airport. The modern upscale hotel features 8 restaurants and bars, an Italian eatery and a refined international restaurant. There's also a gym, a luxe spa, and an outdoor pool with a poolside bar.

The Republic of Singapore is a sovereign city-state and island country occupying 700 square kilometres with a population of approximately 6 million. The territory consists of one main island and 62 other islets and lies 137 kilometres north of the equator at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Singapore is a global commerce, finance and transport hub, previously recognised as the most technology-ready nation, world’s smartest city and the third-largest oil refining and trading centre.