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The 18th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference is the premier event for professionals in the base oils and lubricants industry. Following the success of 2022, the conference will be returning to the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Jeddah on the 17-18 October.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a major hub for speciality lubricant products, producing 60% of Group II and 40% of Group I specification of base oils. In addition, there is a substantial proportion of additive companies within the region, adding to the many reasons why Jeddah is a perfect location for the conference.

As the largest gathering of base oils and lubricants professionals in the Middle East, with 30+ nationalities in attendance, the conference offers unparalleled networking. With a wide mix of industry leaders from across the value chain, there is an abundance of new opportunities to be found.

Providing extensive coverage of the market, with a regional focus. Participate in thought-provoking content sessions and engage with peers from across the value chain. With sustainability and decarbonisation high on people’s and companies’ agendas, the world has seen several new trends emerging. One that is having a marked impact on the industry is the growing number of electric vehicles, which is creating challenges for the base oils and lubricants markets both now and in the future as they look to provide improved quality whilst also providing recycled options. This has resulted in an agenda that is designed to provide exclusive outlooks on pressing topics such as these, whilst allowing time for plenty of market insight and networking.

So, do not miss this opportunity to join us this year and register your place today.

Advisory Committee

Comprising of senior leaders and stakeholders from across the industry. Click below to find out more about who has helped guide and shape the ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference this year.

Industry-leading Speakers 

Hear keynote and panel discussions session from some of the most senior professionals in the industry. From innovators and market disruptors to CEOs and Managing Directors. Attendance at this year's conference will provide insight from those driving the industry's future.

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Event Highlights


Packed with exclusive insight from business leaders hear thought-provoking sessions on the base oils and lubricants' biggest talking points. From innovation and sustainability to technical methodology and refinement, there are sessions for everyone. To find out more about this year's agenda and the speakers that will be in attendance click the link below.

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We understand the value that networking brings to our conferences and the importance it plays on our customers. That is why we are focused on bringing together a diverse community from across the industry, to provide those in attendance with the opportunity to connect and meet those that are critical to the success of business across the value chain.

What's New for 2023

1.  We have moved to a full 2 full days schedule instead of 1.5.
2.  Morning session will focus on keynotes and panels, while the afternoon will consist of specialised seminars and workshops, looking at leadership and refining Economics to name a couple.
4. New topic: Fuel Retailers. To find out more about sustainability trends that can bridge the gap with today's market.


The conference will once again be hosted at the Ritz Carlton in Jeddah, KSA. With the Middle East being one of the biggest producers and exporters, attendance at the event will put you at the heart of the industry. You can find out more about the hotel and book your accommodation by visiting our location page through the link below.

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Partnership Opportunities

Attended by the largest companies in the industry and their decision-makers, the ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference is the place for you to maximise your brand exposure.

Leverage the ICIS market position, contacts and brand by partnering with the event, to raise your company profile and help you stand out from the crowd.

Whether you are an established name in the market and need to keep your business at the forefront of people's minds or are a new player looking to launch a product or service, our dedicated team can help create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

Certain opportunities are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so to ensure you don’t miss out enquire now, through our partnership page.



"An extremely good opportunity for networking/interact[ing] with suppliers and personnel from alike industries. Very relevant presentations providing insight into [base oils] and lubricant industry and upcoming challenges."

"It was an excellent event... a good tool for networking"


"Excellent place to meet people in the same industry"

"Really happy to join a great conference after such a long time!"

"It is a good conference to meet suppliers [and] buyers. Also, good to know about the Base Oil market trend and new changes in lubricant products."

"A great place to meet base oil and additives suppliers [in] one place. [I] Enjoyed presentations on future oil base oils and lubricants, upcoming challenges, etc."