9th ICIS African Base Oils and Lubricants Conference


Marriott Crystal Towers Hotel | Cape Town, South Africa
Conference: 7-8 November 2024 

Africa's meeting spot for base oils and lubricants

The African base oils and lubricants market is undergoing transformational shifts, driven by a surge in domestic and international demand. With expansion on the horizon, the market is strategically placed to take advantage of technological advancements and increasing investment to become a dominant global player. Propelled by Africa’s economic outlook, industrialisation and a burgeoning automotive sector, the future looks promising.

The 9th ICIS African Base Oils and Lubricants Conference brings together industry leaders and top market experts from across the continent to explore the latest innovations, trends, and challenges in the field of base oils and lubricants. From advanced analytics and data-led insights to sustainable practices and emerging technologies, our conference offers a comprehensive platform for knowledge exchange and networking.

Join us in Cape Town this November to understand the regional trends impacting base oil demand and uncover insights that drive growth and development in the African market. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain practical solutions to real-world problems, and forge valuable connections that will propel your business forward.

With 150+ delegates representing 26 Countries and 70+ organisations at our last event, this conference offers the region's largest gathering of base oils and lubricants professionals.

Secure your spot to connect with senior leaders and decision-makers from across the continent and beyond.

Base Oils insight for Africa and beyond


We understand that the base oils and lubricants industry is complex and involves a range of professionals from different parts of the value chain. That's why we focus on bringing together a diverse community across the industry, to ensure that our conference provides a valuable and meaningful experience for all in attendance.


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Shaped by customer research and a committee of industry experts, the programme ensures you learn about the most pressing topics in the industry. From supply and demand dynamics to sustainability and everything in between, we offer a diverse range of sessions to help you deepen your knowledge.


The Venue

The Marriot Crystal Towers Hotel is close to the central business district and within easy access to Cape Town International Airport via a 30-minute taxi. To help delegates maximise their time at the conference, ICIS has secured a special rate of 3475 ZAR per night  (including breakfast). This offer expires on the 7th October 2024.  
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Agenda & Key Themes

 The African Base Oils Market

Given the uncertainties about future demand and the changing global political landscape affecting supply, the African market has become increasingly crucial. This year's agenda will offer global market overviews, insights into regional challenges, and emphasise the significance of regional standardisation. 


As a developing region, Africa faces the unique challenge of balancing economic growth with environmental responsibility. The continent, undergoing rapid industrialisation and change, clearly relies on international support to achieve its sustainability goals, alongside implementing continental oil standardisation regulations.

 Demand Drivers

Explore Africa’s dynamic landscape, featuring a changing automotive industry, evolving trade routes, a booming infrastructure sector and a continuous demand for heavy machinery. This year's agenda provides essential insights to help expand your business.

Key Speakers

Speakers for this year's conference will be announced soon.

Hear what the industry has to say!

Sponsorship opportunities to grow your business

At the 9th ICIS African Base Oils and Lubricants Conference, we offer a variety of sponsorship options to suit every budget and objective. Whether you aim to maximise exposure with a premium sponsorship, focus on networking or showcase your offerings with exhibition space, we have tailored solutions to help you achieve your goals and make a significant impact in the industry.

 Market announcements: Showcase innovations and product launches
 Increase brand awareness: Boost visibility and reputation in the market
 Celebrate milestones: Share company successes with customers, partners, and colleagues
 Generate business opportunities: Pitch to industry decision makers for new ventures

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Who Attends

The conference is aimed at those looking to gain critical insight into the base oils and lubricants industry and the pain points stakeholders are having. With the addition of speakers from across the value chain, industry groups in attendance include:

• Base Oil Producers
• Lubricant Blenders
• Distributors/Traders
• Additive Companies
• OEMs
• Service Providers