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F+L Week 2021 Conference Theme: “Disruption & Transformation”

Join us as we explore the disruptive forces our industry is facing from different viewpoints – MNCs, NOCs and independents – and gain insights on how to prepare your business for the coming decades. 

When

F+L Week Virtual
March 9-12
F+L Week Live
November 15-18

Where

Sukhothai Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand

Organizer

F&L Asia Limited
22/F, 3 Lockhart Road Wanchai, Hong Kong

why join us

Training workshops

F+L Week 2021 offers both virtual and live training courses: "Maximizing Metalworking Fluid Performance and Service Life" (Mar. 9), "Developing and Managing Metalworking Fluids for Sustainable Success" (Nov. 15), and "Lubrication Challenges of Electric Vehicles" (Nov. 16).

F&L Asia Awards Dinner

The highlight of F+L Week is the F&L Asia Awards Dinner on November 17, where individuals and companies are recognized for their excellence and their contributions to the industry-at-large.

Dedicated Networking Day

F+L Connect is the industry’s most intelligent networking solution. In 2021, we have set aside November 16 as a dedicated networking day, with pre-assigned meeting areas to connect with your potential supplier or customer.

meet
our speakers

Meet our speakers

 F+L Week brings together key industry players in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.  Meet and network with our speakers virtually and/or live in Bangkok!

Juha Lehtonen

Research Professor, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Ashish Gupta

Chief Manager, HSSE, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

Mansi Tripathy

Vice President, Commercial Lubricants, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Shell

Eric Holthusen

Chief Technology Officer, Petronas Lubricants International

Shawn D. Whitacre

Senior Staff Engineer, Chevron – Powertrain Products & Technology

Preliminary
schedule

F+L Week Virtual – Day 1
March 9, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Seminar: Maximizing Metalworking Fluid Performance and Service Life

Vicky Denton

This two-hour virtual seminar discusses problems and causes encountered in the use of water-dilutable metalworking fluids (MWFs), and provides detailed strategies for preventing or managing them in order to maximize performance, service life and worker safety and health.

F+L Week Virtual – Day 2
March 10, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Panel Discussion: "2020- The Year That Wasn't: The Pandemic's Lasting Effect on our Industry"

Vicky Denton

Moderator: Dr. Edward P. Becker, President & Founder, Friction & Wear Solutions, LLC
Panel Members:
Dr. Z. George Zhang, Senior Director, Technology, Valvoline Inc.
Desmond Tang, Managing Director, Vanderbilt Asia Pacific Ltd.
Ashish Gupta, Chief Manager, HSSE, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
Mae Ascan, Fuels & Lubricants Supply Chain Consultant
Watcharapong Pathompanich (Alex), Business Development Manager, P.S.P. Specialties Co., Ltd.
Dr. T.C.S.M. Gupta, Senior Vice President Quality, R&D and Technical, Apar Industries Limited

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Higher Performance Engine Oil Additive System for Euro 5/V and B20

Vicky Denton

Chua Lee Hua, Product Manager – Engine Oil, Lubrizol South East Asia Pte Ltd

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Keynote: How a Specialty Base Oil Refiner Looks at Security of Supply - What it Takes to Stay in the Game

Vicky Denton

Mary Ann Abney, Global Technical Marketing Manager, Process Oils, R&M Technology, Ergon, Inc.

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Prepared to Meet the GM dexos 1™ Gen 3 Specification

Vicky Denton

Anand Bhargav, Global Segment Manager Main Tier PCMO, Chevron Oronite

11:00 am - 11:30 am

New Challenges for Lubricants in EV Technology

Vicky Denton

Huifang Shao, Senior Research and Development Scientist, Afton Chemical Corporation

11:30 am - 11:45 am

Formulating for the Future: Next Generation PAOs for Enhanced Fuel Economy, Energy Efficiency and Durability

Vicky Denton

Mark Khai-Hsien Tan, AP Synthetics Sales Manager, ExxonMobil

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Investigation into Performance Test Methods and Lubricating Oils Suited for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Vicky Denton

Isao Tanaka, Team Leader, AEO Product Development Team, Omaezaki Technology Center, Chevron Japan Ltd. Oronite

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Introducing Vanlube® 407 – New Liquid Antioxidant

Vicky Denton

Joshua Jurs, Global Industrial Oil Technical Manager, Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Global Lubricants Test Standards Team; Streamlining Communication Around the World

Vicky Denton

Greg Miiller, Vice President of Engineering and New Business Development, Savant Group

F+L Week Virtual – Day 3
March 11, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Panel Discussion: "Sustainable Mobility - Fuels & Lubricants Development"

Vicky Denton

Moderator: Gary Parsons, Consultant
Panel Members:
Eric Holthusen, Chief Technology Officer, Petronas Lubricants International
Mansi Madan Tripathy, Vice President, Commercial Lubricants, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Shell
Juha Lehtonen, Research Professor, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Nuwong Chollacoop, Ph.D., Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Research Team Leader, National Energy Technology Center (ENTEC), Thailand
Robert L. Freerks, Ph.D., Consultant, RLF Enterprises
Ivan Lim, Managing Director, ZF Asia Pacific Pte Ltd 

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm

PLASMOIL, Electro-Polarised Bio-Bases of Ultra-Lubricity

Vicky Denton

Kris Ramsamy, International Sales Manager, MicRos Lubrication Technology Ltd

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Keynote: Enabling E-Mobility – Challenges for Battery Development and Testing

Vicky Denton

Tono Nasch, CEO, and Michael Koenig, Division Manager, Battery Testing, ISP Salzbergen GmbH & Co. KG

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Getting Ready for Euro 5/V and B20 Implementation in Thailand

Vicky Denton

Ching Mei Ang, Regional Technology Deployment Manager for Asia, Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd

5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Introduction of Kangtai, a Chinese Manufacturer of Lubricant Additives

Vicky Denton

Candy Chen, International Business Manager, Jinzhou Kangtai Lubricant Additives Co., Ltd.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Impact of Covid-19 and Sustainability on Supply Chain: Understanding the Role your Business Plays

Vicky Denton

Nick Lynch, Partner, SmartChain International LLP

6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

The use of DNA and Fluorescent Markers to Fight against Counterfeiting and Support Supply Chain Integrity in the Fuel and Lubricant Industry

Vicky Denton

Paul Roquette, CEO, TraceTag UK Ltd

F+L Week Virtual – Day 4
March 12, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Panel Discussion: "Is There a Need for New Lubricant & Grease Standards?"

Vicky Denton

Moderator: Gary Parsons, Consultant
Panel Members:
Angela Willis, President, Willis Innovations Inc.
Shawn D. Whitacre, Senior Staff Engineer, Chevron – Powertrain Products & Technology
Jeffrey Harmening, Manager – EOLCS/DEF/MOM, American Petroleum Institute
Richard van den Bulk, Manager, Global OEM Liaison Team, Chevron Oronite Technology BV
Jeremy Styer, Global OEM Liaison Manager, Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Preformed PU thickener contribute to more convenient PU grease manufacture

Vicky Denton

Jocelyn Zhao, Dow Chemical (China) Investment Limited, Dow Chemical (China) Investment Limited

10:15 am - 10:45 am

Keynote: Disruption and Changing Dynamics Facing the Lubricants Industry in Asia

Vicky Denton

Paul Nai, Director, Product Management, Lubrizol Additives, SEA & Australia, Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd

10:45 am - 11:00 am

The SRV® tribometer: Designed for Today's Challenges in the Lubricant Industry

Vicky Denton

Dr. Dipl.Ing. Ameneh Schneider, Area Sales Manager for Europe and Asia, Optimol Instruments Prüftechnik GmbH

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Improving the Benefit of Molybdenum Containing Friction Modifiers in Low Viscosity Oils

Vicky Denton

David Boudreau, Research & Development Advisor, Vanderbilt Chemicals L.L.C.

11:30 am - 11:45 am

High Performance Synthetic Ester Technology

Vicky Denton

Dr. Ray Song, Technical Marketing Manager, BASF (China) Company Limited

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Impact on Fuel Efficiency and Diesel Engine Oil Performance by Reducing the Viscosity and Various Friction Modifiers - Evaluation of Diesel Engine Oil Using JASO Engine Test Methods

Vicky Denton

Taiki Hattori, Product Development, Automotive Engine Oil Team, Technology Center, Chevron Japan Ltd Oronite

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Time to Reformulate as Group I Departs

Vicky Denton

Rena Soh, Marketing Analyst and Project Coordinator, Nynas

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

New Perspectives on Driveline Lubricants on Copper Corrosion for Electric Vehicles

Vicky Denton

Alex Wang, Driveline Technology Manager, Lubrizol China

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Leading Supplier of PAG and Ester In China

Vicky Denton

Shirley Hong, Sales Director, Nanjin Well Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

F+L Week Live! – Day 1
November 15, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bussabong 1-2

Training Workshop: Developing and Managing Metalworking Fluids for Sustainable Success

Vicky Denton

The training course is intended for individuals requiring an improved understanding of water-dilutable metalworking fluids (MWFs) and why they fail, including fluid formulators, engineers responsible for using, managing or specifying MWFs, tool manufacturers, and those supplying raw materials and additives for MWFs.
Learn about fluid problems and their causes, and ways to minimize the risk of failure. The training course will first review basic information on fluids, water quality, metallurgies, etc., as well as performance factors typically evaluated in the laboratory and their correlation with field performance. The major part of the seminar will discuss failure modes and causes and ways to mitigate risk and will include a range of case studies to consolidate knowledge.

F+L Week Live! – Day 2
November 16, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bussabong 1-2

Training Workshop: Lubrication Challenges of Electric Vehicles

Vicky Denton

The training course is intended for those who would benefit from an improved understanding of the principles and limitations of the internal combustion engine, the basic construction and benefits of electric motors for automotive propulsion, and those supplying parts and lubricants to the automotive markets.
You will learn lubrication fundamentals and how they apply to current and future automotive propulsion systems, as well as the lubrication challenges unique to hybrid and full electric vehicles.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bussabong 3-4

F+L Connect (Networking Day) Sponsored by Ergon

Vicky Denton

F+L Connect is the industry’s most intelligent networking solution, allowing you to identify and meet business prospects more efficiently and with less upfront effort. In 2021, we have set aside March 10 as a dedicated networking day, with pre-assigned meeting areas to connect with your potential supplier or customer. Simply use F+L Connect’s powerful recommendation engine and choose a time to connect. Meet at pre-designated tables. Enjoy complimentary morning and afternoon coffee breaks!

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bussabong Foyer

F+L Week Conference Registration and Welcome Drinks

Pre-register for the F+L Week Conference and enjoy complimentary welcome drinks while you network!

F+L Week Live! – Day 3
November 17, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom Foyer

F+L Week Conference Registration Opens

Vicky Denton
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ballroom II

F+L Connect Networking Sponsored by Ergon

Vicky Denton
9:00 am - 9:15 am
Ballroom I

Welcome Remarks

Vicky Denton
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Ballroom I

Opening Remarks

Vicky Denton
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Ballroom I

Disruption and Transformation in R&D

Vicky Denton
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ballroom Foyer

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Dow

Vicky Denton
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ballroom 1

Disruption and Changing Dynamics Facing the Lubricants Industry in Asia

Vicky Denton
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ballroom I

Title of presentation to be announced

Vicky Denton
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ballroom I

Disruption and Transformation – Its Effect and Impact on Chinese Lubricant Manufacturers and Marketers

Vicky Denton
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Ballroom I

How a Specialty Base Oil Refiner Looks at Security of Supply: What it Takes to Stay in the Game

Vicky Denton
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Colonnade

Networking Lunch Sponsored by Chevron Oronite

Vicky Denton
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom I

Application of E-fuels to the Existing Gasoline Engine Fleet – Test Methods and Potential

Vicky Denton
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ballroom I

Beyond ILSAC GF-6

Vicky Denton
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ballroom Foyer

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored By Songwon

Vicky Denton
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballroom I

Challenges and Opportunities with India Bharat Stage (BS) VI

Vicky Denton
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ballroom I

Consideration of Market Gasoline Quality and Standards

Vicky Denton
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom I

JAMA Market Data: Viscosity Grades/Performance Levels Distribution in Asia

Vicky Denton
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ballroom I

F&L Asia Awards Dinner Sponsored by Lubrizol

F+L Week Live! – Day 4
November 18, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom Foyer

F+L Week Conference Registration Opens

Vicky Denton
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ballroom II

F+L Connect Networking Sponsored by Ergon

Vicky Denton
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Ballroom I

Getting Ready for Euro 5/V and B20 Implementation in Thailand

Vicky Denton
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Ballroom I

Upgraded Biodiesel (H-FAME) via Partial Hydrogenation for Higher Biodiesel Blends in Thailand

Vicky Denton
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ballroom Foyer

Networking Coffee Break

Vicky Denton
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ballroom I

Metalworking Fluids for Lightweight Materials Manufacturing

Vicky Denton
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ballroom I

Enabling Engine-Oil Fuel Economy through Base Stock Innovation

Vicky Denton
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ballroom I

Panel Discussion

Vicky Denton
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Colonnade

Networking Lunch

Vicky Denton
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom I

Low Viscosity Engine Oils, a Comparative Evaluation of Advanced Base Stock Technology

Vicky Denton
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ballroom I

Investigation of Oil and Particle Emissions of 0W-12 Engine Lubricant

Vicky Denton
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ballroom Foyer

Networking Tea Break Sponsored by Vanderbilt Chemicals

Vicky Denton
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballroom I

New Perspectives on Driveline Lubricants on Copper Corrosion for Electric Vehicles

Vicky Denton
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ballroom I

New Challenges for Lubricants in EV Technology

Vicky Denton
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom I

Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks

official
sponsors

Table Top Exhibitor: BASF

Table Top Exhibitor: Kangtai

Table Top Exhibitor: Nynas

Table Top Exhibitor: Nanjing Well

Table Top Exhibitor: Optimol Instruments

Table Top Exhibitor: Chemical Specialties

Table Top Exhibitor: TraceTag International

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The Sukhothai Bangkok

13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Thailand 

With award-winning fine-dining restaurants, exquisite spa facilities, a state of the art fitness centre, expansive swimming pool and an exemplary level of charming and efficient service, the Sukhothai Bangkok is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

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