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The asphalt industry continues to be an ever changing market and 2018 is proving to be no different. Asphalt is cheaper to produce, raising demand in regions and setting the stage for a trickle-down effect to all aspects of the industry. Refiners are increasing operating rates, running lighter crudes and are faced with upcoming shifts in regulations among other key challenges. With all of these looming questions, how can you best position your organization for success in 2018 and beyond?

Join over 200 industry colleagues at our 11th anniversary of the Argus Americas Asphalt Summit to discuss how to maximize profits as well as do business at this annual industry event. This three-day conference includes numerous opportunities for networking as well as informative leadership sessions.

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Key topics include:

  • A keynote address on planned infrastructure improvements under the Trump administration and an update on the nation’s Highway Trust Fund
  • Changes in crude slate and refinery economics as well as the Marpol Annex VI deadlines’ impact on the bottom of the barrel 
  • Updates on highway funding and economic outlook from both a government and private perspective 
  • Outlook for the transportation, storage and logistics for asphalt
  • RAP and RAS impact on hot mix quality
  • Latin American asphalt markets
  • …and much more

New for 2018:

  • An interactive hour and a half panel discussion on asphalt additives and the occurrence of failures
  • A second panel discussion addressing the effect of the Axeon refinery on the US east coast and arbitrage opportunities within Europe to fill the supply gap 
  • Plus: Don’t miss our preconference workshop on technical specifications and additives! 

Register today and join over 200 industry participants in over 10 hours of scheduled networking opportunities

2018 Speaker Faculty:

  • Governor Ed Rendell, Former Pennsylvania Governor and Co- Chair, Building America’s Future
  • Austin Miller, Chief Operating Officer, World Oil Refining & Terminals
  • Mo Rahman, P.E, Director of Tech Services and Chemical Purchasing, Alon Asphalt Company 
  • Abraham García, Asphalt Export Executive, CEPSA
  • Al Palmer, Technical Director, Kleen Performance Products
  • Bill Lee, PhD, Terminal Manager, Century Asphalt
  • Ross Poland, Ph.D., Technical Service Mgr, Fuel Additives, Baker Hughes
  • Jim Musselman, Asphalt Performance Manager, Oldcastle Materials
  • John Harper, President, Wiregrass Construction
  • Raymundo Benitez, President, Mexican Asphalt Association
  • Flavio Vianna, General Manager, Bitunel Asfaltos
  • Daniel Penovich, President, Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
  • Laurand Lewandowski, Director, Asphalt Innovation, Owens Corning
  • Gabriel Hernandez; Ph.D., Asphalt Leader-Americas, Dynasol
  • George Reddin, Managing Director, FMI Capital Advisors, Inc.
  • Allen Smith, Managing Partner, Asphalt Sourcing Alliance 
  • José Javier García Pardenilla, Managing Director Ditecpesa, Ferrovial
  • Anne Huber, Senior Consultant, Aromatics and Refining, Argus
  • Nasreen Tasker, Vice President, Asphalt, Argus

Who Should Attend:

Managers, directors, vice presidents and c-suite from:

  • Producers, refiners and material suppliers
  • Dealers and manufacturers
  • Industry services professionals
  • State, county, township, municipal and other DOT government officials
  • Contractors, engineers, foremen and other construction professionals

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