F&L Asia announces inaugural F+L Week Virtual event

F+L Asia Ltd., organiser of the preeminent fuels, lubricants and base oils event in Asia, F+L Week, has today announced a brand-new virtual event — to be held from 9-12 March 2021. F+L Week Virtual will offer an engaging digital experience that will explore the disruptive forces our industry is facing and provide insights on how to prepare your business for the coming decades. The four-day conference features a training seminar on 9 March, live panel sessions, live keynote and technical presentations, live Q&A, commercial presentations, and bespoke networking from 10-12 March.

Since 1995, F+L Week, formerly known as the Annual Fuels & Lubes Asia Conference, has forged an enviable reputation for delivering progressive, cutting-edge subject matter discussions on current industry trends, from a unique combination of both commercial and technical perspectives. The inaugural F+L Week Virtual conference will complement the F+L Week Live! event on “Disruption & Transformation”, which has been postponed until 15-18 November 2021 due to continued uncertainty relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. The virtual event will have a particular focus on the post-Covid-19 industry impact, supply chain, sustainable mobility, and future specifications.

F+L Week Virtual will be as rich in content as the live event, and includes an impressive 40+ speakers, a veritable industry who’s who, plus bespoke networking opportunities,” says Vicky Villena-Denton, CEO of F&L Asia Ltd. “We have tailored our session timings to allow for North American and European participation, in addition to Asian involvement,” she says.

Content Highlights

Highlights of F+L Week Virtual include live panel discussions on “2020- The Year That Wasn’t: The Pandemic’s Lasting Effect on our Industry”; “Sustainable Mobility – Fuels & Lubricants Development”; and an assessment, “Is There a Need for New Lubricant & Grease Standards?” The panels feature some of the foremost representatives from leading companies within our industry. A seminar on 9 March, presented by Patrick E. Brutto of Faith-Full MWF Consulting, on “Maximizing Metalworking Fluid Performance and Service Life” offers detailed strategies for preventing or managing problems encountered in the use of water-dilutable metalworking fluids.

Keynote presentations include:

“How a Specialty Base Oil Refiner Looks at Security of Supply: What it Takes to Stay in the Game,” by Mary Ann Abney, Global Technical Marketing Manager, Process Oils, R&M Technology, Ergon, Inc.

“Enabling E-Mobility – Challenges for Battery Development and Testing,” by Tono Nasch, CEO, and Michael Koenig, Division Manager, Battery Testing, ISP Salzbergen GmbH & Co. KG

“Disruption and Changing Dynamics Facing the Lubricants Industry in Asia,” by Paul Nai, Director, Product Management, Lubrizol Additives, SEA & Australia, Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd

Some of the highlights of the technical presentations include:

“Investigation into Performance Test Methods and Lubricating Oils Suited for Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Isao Tanaka, Team Leader, AEO Product Development Team, Omaezaki Technology Center, Chevron Japan Ltd. Oronite

“New Challenges for Lubricants in EV Technology,” by Huifang Shao, Senior Research and Development Scientist, Afton Chemical Corporation

“New Perspectives on Driveline Lubricants on Copper Corrosion for Electric Vehicles,” by Alex Wang, Driveline Technology Manager, Lubrizol China

Some of the highlights of the commercial presentations include:

Prepared to Meet the GM dexos1™ Gen 3 Specification,” Anand Bhargav, Global Segment Manager Main Tier PCMO, Chevron Oronite

“Formulating for the Future: Next Generation PAOs for Enhanced Fuel Economy, Energy Efficiency and Durability,” by Mark Khai-Hsien Tan, AP Synthetics Sales Manager, ExxonMobil

“Introducing Vanlube® 407 – New Liquid Antioxidant,” by Joshua Jurs, Global Industrial Oil Technical Manager, Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC

You can view the full, comprehensive F+L Week Virtual program here.

Two-For-One Registration Offer

Register for F+L Week Live! in November and receive a free registration to F+L Week Virtual. Registration to the training seminars and workshops are not included in the conference two-for-one package. You can also register for F+L Week Virtual only. Full registration details are available here.