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19th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

Incorporating Fuel Retail

Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Conference: 8-9 October 2024 
Training: 6-7 October 2024

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy

The Middle East's biggest and most trusted Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

Base oils and lubricants enable many organisations to deliver their products and services to the world. It powers different sectors, from automotive and manufacturing to mining and marine. In the face of localisation and changing trade flows, the industry remains global. While supply and demand drivers across the globe vary, the industry impacts the growth journey of every region.

The Middle East is, and continues to be, a pillar of the base oils business. With a geographical advantage, excellent feedstock capabilities and a healthy economic development forecast, the industry needs to remain up to date on activities in the region to identify opportunities and mitigate risks.

The 19th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils & Lubricants Conference enables delegates to do just that. Returning to Saudi Arabia this October, we look forward to welcoming both new faces and old acquaintances, as well as key market influencers from the entire value chain.

If you wish to be a part of this growing community, are looking to save money on your 2024 registration fee or simply want to be kept up to date on the conference, use the link below to register your interest and we will be in touch when the conference launches.

Network, Learn & Collaborate


Providing an agenda developed through customer research and collaboration with industry experts, you will hear the latest trends in base oils and lubricants, from growing demand drivers like construction and the marine sectors to automotive and fuel retail. Whether you are interested in regional insights or market updates, the conference is the ideal place to gather all the information you need for success.


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. Additionally the new Innovation Hub will help you to meet partners critical to your business' success.

The Venue

Found in the heart of the Riyadh the Mandarin Oriental Al Faisaliah is located at one of the most sought-after addresses in Saudi Arabia. 

Accessible from the King Khalid International Airport by car or taxi, the city centre location is accessible for both locals and those attending internationally.

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Key Themes

 The Middle East's Base Oils Market

Geopolitical challenges are shifting global trade flows rapidly, including the Middle Eastern markets. This year's agenda will provide insight into capacity growth, demand drivers and unique opportunities that the region presents.


Home to many of the world’s largest oil producers, the Middle East continues to put sustainability at the forefront of their business models, despite the region's heavy reliance on fossil fuels. So, questions need to be answered: What can be expected from the region? What timeline are organisations and governments working towards? How are regulations supporting this?

 Demand Drivers

Gain an understanding of the key growth areas in the region, from automotive and marine sector to construction and infrastructural developments. This year's agenda will provide insight into the sectors impacting on your business.

2023 Featured Speakers

Who Attends?

The conference is aimed at those looking to gain critical insight into the base oils and lubricants industry. We regularly see attendance from across the value chain and our 2023 conference had over 440 delegates attening, from more than 130 companies, that represented 32 countries around the world.

The conference has also been backed by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Energy, since 2023,  further adding to the reputation and success of the ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference.

Hear what the industry has to say!

The ICIS Base Oils Training Course Series

The ICIS Base Oils Training Course Series offers a comprehensive look into the different base oils groups and the various technologies involved in their processing.

The courses will equip you with the fundamental knowledge and analytical concepts to help navigate the markets effectively. The training course will be taking place prior to the 19th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference on the 6-7 October.

Sponsorship opportunities to grow your business

At the 19th ICIS Middle Eastern 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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