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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

Tuesday - Friday
9 - 12 March, 2021

Where

The Sukhothai Bangkok
13/3 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Organizer

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

why join us

Training workshops

F+L Week 2021 features the following training workshops: "Developing and Managing Metalworking Fluids for Sustainable Success" on March 9 and "Lubrication Challenges of Electric Vehicles" on March 10.

F&L Asia Awards Dinner

The highlight of F+L Week is the F&L Asia Awards Dinner on March 11, 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 March 10 as a dedicated networking day, with pre-assigned meeting areas to connect with your potential supplier or customer.

meet
our speakers

See the speakers live on stage!

 F+L Week brings together key industry players in the Asia-Pacific region. It also provides a unique way for people to network through F+L Connect.

Rochna Kaul

Rochna Kaul

Vice President, Fuels and Lubricants, Chevron

Mary Ann Abney

Global Technical Marketing Manager - Process Oils, Ergon Inc.
Paul Nai

Paul Nai

Director, Product Management, Lubrizol Additives, Southeast Asia & Australia, Lubrizol Southeast Asia Pte Ltd

Preliminary
schedule

Day 1
March 9, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bussabong 1-2

Training Workshop: Developing and Managing Metalworking Fluids for Sustainable Success

Patrick E. Brutto, M.Sc., CMFS
Faith-Full MWF Consulting

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.

Day 2
March 10, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bussabong 1-2

Training Workshop: Lubrication Challenges of Electric Vehicles

Dr. Edward Becker
Dr. Edward P. Becker
President & Founder, Friction & Wear Solutions, LLC

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
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F+L Connect (Networking Day) Sponsored by Ergon

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!

Day 3
March 11, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom Foyer

F+L Week Conference Registration Opens

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ballroom II
By

F+L Connect Networking Sponsored by Ergon

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Ballroom I

Welcome Remarks

Vicky Denton
Vicky Villena-Denton
Editor-in-Chief & CEO, F&L Asia Limited
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Ballroom I

Opening Remarks

Khunying Thongtip Ratanarat
Khunying Thongtip Ratanarat
Member, Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTIT) Foundation Board & Council of Trustees
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Ballroom I

Disruption and Transformation in R&D

Khun Worawat Pitayasiru
Worawat Pitayasiru
Senior Executive Vice President, Innovation and Digital, PTT
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ballroom Foyer
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Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Dow

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ballroom 1

Disruption and Changing Dynamics Facing the Lubricants Industry in Asia

Paul Nai
Paul Nai
Director, Product Management, Lubrizol Additives, Southeast Asia & Australia, Lubrizol Southeast Asia Pte Ltd
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ballroom I

Title of presentation to be announced

Rochna Kaul
Rochna Kaul
Vice President, Fuels and Lubricants, Chevron
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ballroom I

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

Shi Junfeng
Shi Junfeng
Chairman, Jiangsu Lopal Tech Co., Ltd.
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

Mary Ann Abney
Global Technical Marketing Manager - Process Oils, Ergon Inc.
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Colonnade
By

Networking Lunch Sponsored by Chevron Oronite

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom I

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

Taiki Hattori
Taiki Hattori
 Product Development Engineer, Chevron Japan Ltd.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ballroom I

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

Gerald Russ
Gerald Russ
Professor, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ballroom I

Beyond ILSAC GF-6

Teri Kowalski
Teri Kowalski
Principal Engineer, Toyota Motor North America
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballroom Foyer
By

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored By Songwon

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ballroom I

Challenges and Opportunities with India Bharat Stage (BS) VI

SK Mukherjee
SK Mukherjee
Chief Technology Officer, Valvoline Cummins Private Limited
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom I

Consideration of Market Gasoline Quality and Standards

Aruto Hayashi
Aruto Hayashi
Assistant Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ballroom I

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

Kazuo Yamamori
Project Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ballroom I
By

F&L Asia Awards Dinner Sponsored by Lubrizol

Day 4
March 12, 2021
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom Foyer

F+L Week Conference Registration Opens

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ballroom II
By

F+L Connect Networking Sponsored by Ergon

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Ballroom I

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

Ching Mei Ang
Ching Mei Ang
Regional Technology Deployment Manager for Asia, Lubrizol Southeast Asia (Pte) Ltd
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Ballroom I

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

Nuwong Chollacoop
Nuwong Chollacoop
Renewable Energy Research Team Leader, National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), Thailand
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ballroom Foyer

Networking Coffee Break

10:30 am - 11:00 am
Ballroom I

Metalworking Fluids for Lightweight Materials Manufacturing

Numpon Mahayotsanun
Professor and Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Ballroom I

Enabling Engine-Oil Fuel Economy through Base Stock Innovation

Mark KH Tan
Mark Khai-Hsien Tan
AP Synthetics Sales Manager, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ballroom I

Fluids and Lubes in the Aerospace Industry

Rovelyn Dytioco
Rovelyn Dytioco
Fluids and Lubrications Engineer, The Boeing Company
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Colonnade

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ballroom I

Are We Standing on the Brink of a New Era In the Lubricant Industry?

Willem van Dam
Manager of Product Development for Chevron Lubricants
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ballroom I

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

Jeff Brown
Jeffrey Brown
CEO, Novvi LLC
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Ballroom I

A Bench Study on Reducing Low Viscosity Engine Oil Friction and Wear using Commercial and Experimental Approaches

Dr. Vincent Gatto
Vincent J. Gatto, PhD
Vice President of R&D, Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Ballroom Foyer
By

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Vanderbilt Chemicals

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ballroom I

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

Francois Paoloni
Engine Oil Formulator, TOTAL Marketing & Services R&D Center 
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Ballroom I

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

Isao Tanaka
Isao Tanaka
Team Leader, AEO Product Development Team, Omaezaki Technology Center, Chevron Japan Ltd. Oronite
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom I

New Perspectives on Driveline Lubricants on Copper Corrosion for Electric Vehicles

Alex Wang
Alex Wang
Driveline Technology Manager, Lubrizol China
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ballroom I

New Challenges for Lubricants in EV Technology

Huifang Shao
Senior Research and Development Scientist, Afton Chemical
5:30 pm - 5:45 am
Ballroom I

Closing Remarks

Vicky Denton
Vicky Villena-Denton
Editor-in-Chief & CEO, F&L Asia Limited

official
sponsors

Table Top Exhibitor: BASF

Table Top Exhibitor: Kangtai

Table Top Exhibitor: Nynas

Table Top Exhibitor: Nanjing Well

Table Top Exhibitor: Jingyi New Material

Table Top Exhibitor: Optimol Instruments

Table Top Exhibitor: Chemical Specialties

Table Top Exhibitor: TraceTag International

the
venue

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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