Argus Latin America Motor Fuels Conference
Don't miss the Argus Latin America Motor Fuels Conference, a key event during the Argus Latin America Energy Week in Rio de Janeiro. Join us May 25-26, 2017, at the Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel, which is also the site of Rio Crude Conference.
Latin American motor fuels markets are more dynamic than ever before. Restructuring at Petrobras, market reforms in Mexico and Brazil and a new, protectionist US administration create massive uncertainty – and opportunity.
In its first year, the Argus Latin American Motor Fuels Conference aims to become the most prestigious event in the Latin American refined products industry and brings together renowned leaders who influence this sector. Join us to hear a detailed analysis of the market outlook for gasoline, diesel, ethanol and biodiesel in the region.
Located in the charming city of Rio de Janeiro and covering a broad range of topics about all areas of clean and renewable fuels in Latin America, the conference offers participants a unique opportunity to gain a better understanding of the industry while conducting business with other peers.
Do not miss the chance to network with national and international market players in the industry and gain greater visibility to position your company strategically for success.
- Aakash Doshi, Director Commodities, Citi
- Daniel Amaral, Economics Manager, Abiove
- Martinho Ono, CEO, SCA Trading
- Robert Campbell, Head of Oil Products Research, Energy Aspects
- Adi Imsirovic, Head of Oil Trading, Gazprom
- Alfredo Lagesfeld, Managing Director, GEA Biodiesel
- Paulo Neves, Trading Manager, Raizen
- Sandro Barreto, Supply Manager, BR Distribuidora
- Carlos Yamamoto, CEO, Yamamoto Consulting
- Eduardo Puertas, Head of Ethanol, ED&F Man Brasil
- Clayton Melo, Commercial Director, FS Bioenergia
- Naomi Esfahani, Market Analysis & Research, Suncor Energy Marketing Inc.
- Leonardo Vieira, Trading Manager, CHS
- Bruno Cestaro, Trading Manager, Delta Trading
- Edgard Ramirez, CEO, Latin Energy
- Edward Arnolds, Senior Consultant, Argus
Preview of topics:
- How is the world economy expected to fare over the next five years and what are the likely impacts on global refining?
- What to expect from the new US government in terms of ethanol/biodiesel mandates?
- Is the global refining industry capable of producing enough compliant bunker fuel by 2020 and how could this impact the production of clean fuels?
- How has the surge in US crude production impacted trading flows of refined products to Latin America and what lies ahead?
- Will the Mexican Energy Reform impact the country’s refined products market?
- Is the Middle East preparing to deal with growing local demand for refined products?
- Can Brazil recover its position of net ethanol exporter?
|Pre-Registration (until March 31)
|Early Registration (April 1-28)
|Standard Registration (April 28-May 26)
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Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.
Terms and Conditions
View the conference booking terms and conditions here.
Antitrust Compliance Reminder
- Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Latin America Motor Fuels Conference is to provide high-level content on changes taking place in the fuels market including supply/demand fundamentals, infrastructure dynamics as well as understanding the complexities of global trade flows. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.
- Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.
Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application
Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport delays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
|09:00 - 10:00
||Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
|10:00 - 10:30
Euan Craik, CEO Americas, Argus
|10:30 - 11:30
Session 1: Analysis of Trends and Perspectives in the Global Products Markets
- Overview of global supply/demand balance: How will world economic activity fare over the next five years and what are the likely impacts on global refining? Simple vs complex refineries – who is doing better amid the current crude oversupply and what does the future hold for them?
- An in-depth look at China’s and India’s refining sector and their thirst for crude oil: Is China well-placed to supply the West Coast of the Americas?
- Middle East: How is this key producing region preparing to deal with growing local demand for refined products and to diversify away from crude production?
Robert Campbell, Head of Oil Products Research, Energy Aspects
Chandra Dev Singh, Head of Derivatives - Risk Management, Bharat Petroleum
Adi Imsirovic, Head of Oil Trading, Gazprom
|11:30 - 11:50
|Coffee Break and Exhibits
|11:50 - 12:50
||Session 2: Regulation in the Refining Industry
How is the refining industry getting ready for the IMO’s decision to cap marine-fuel sulphur emissions? Is the global refining industry capable of producing enough compliant bunker fuel by 2020? Who will invest in upgraded units? What are the expected regional disparities in compliant bunker fuel and will these open arbitrage opportunities for fuel oil? What are the implications for shipowners – are they moving to switch to lower-sulphur fuel/middle distillates rather than install scrubbing technology? Is LNG a viable alternative considering the existing/planned infrastructure?
Ed Arnold, Senior Consultant, Argus
|12:50 - 14:50
|14:50 - 15:50
Session 3: Market Dynamics in the Americas Refining Industry
- An in-depth look at the US refining sector: The path from an importer to an exporter of refined products. How has the surge in US crude production impacted trading flows of products in and out of the country and what lies ahead? How do US refineries compare with the ones in Latin America and which ones are better placed to compete for market share in the region?
- Mexico: How will the Mexican Energy Reform impact the country’s and the region’s refined products industries in the coming years?
Naomi Esfahani, Market Analysis & Research, Suncor
Eduardo Lopez, Executive Director, EY
|15:50 - 16:10
|16:10 - 17:10
||Session 4: Clean Fuels
- Clean fuels supply in Latin America: Which local refiners leading the race for better margins amid see-sawing crude prices and stronger products demand? How have the changes in the Brazilian market impacted trade flows and pricing for gasoline and diesel and what are the implications for its neighboring countries?
- Brazil: How have changes in the Brazilian market impacted trading flows and pricing for gasoline and diesel and what are the implications for its neighboring countries?
- The logistics of bringing gasoline and diesel to end-users in Latin America: How is the region tackling existing infrastructure bottlenecks and can the challenges be turned into investment opportunities?
Aakash Doshi, Director Commodities, Citi
Sandro Barreto, Supply Manager, BR Distribuidora
Carlos Yamamoto, CEO, Yamamoto Consulting
| 17:10 - 19:10
|| Networking Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 26, 2017
|09:00 - 10:00
|Continental Breakfast and Exhibits
|10:00 - 11:00
Session 5: Biofuels
Leonardo Vieira, Ethanol Trading Manager, CHS
Alfredo Langesfeld, Managing Director, GEA Biodiesel
Daniel Amaral, Economics Manager, Abiove
|11:00 - 11:30
||Coffee Break and Exhibits
|11:30 - 12:30
|Session 6: Ethanol
- The future of ethanol at a time of rising protectionism: An overview of global supply, demand and trading flows and the challenges that producers and consumers are facing.
- Panel Discussion: Brazilian ethanol: Can Brazil recover its position of net biofuel exporter? Ethanol and sugar prices are rising, cheap mills are up for grabs: where are the investors and what can be done to attract them?
Martinho Ono, CEO, SCA Trading
Bruno Cestaro, Trading Manager, Delta Trading
Clayton Melo, Commercial Director, FS Bioenergia
Eduardo Puertas, Head of Ethanol, ED&F Man Brasil
Paulo Neves, Head of Ethanol Trading, Raízen
| 12:30 - 14:00
|14:00 - 15:00
||Forum: How Argus Assesses Clean Fuels Prices in the Americas
• Where are the pricing hubs, and what are the fuels?
• RINs: what are they, and who needs them?
• How Americas markets trade
• How Argus prices Americas fuels
• Delivered prices across Latin America
• How the markets are changing
John Demopoulos, Vice President – North American Refined Products, Argus
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