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"


Neeti Sarkar

“India's Electric Vehicle Policy and Testing Facilities”

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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

“China VI and India BS VI Implementation, Impact & Challenges”

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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 A Sulphur Reduction Program with a Difference”


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
Convener, Centre for Auto Policy & Research

“Bharat Stage VI Emission Regulation: Challenges and Opportunities”


Aileen Valera
Vice President of Technical and Marketing, Dorf Ketal Chemicals Inc.

“Commercial Presentation: Dorf Ketal Performance Fuel Additives - Game Changing and Dynamic Technology”

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David Du Dachang
G-TiBase Oil Technology 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.