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18th ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference

The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  

Conference: 17-18- October 2023 | Training:  15-16 October 2023

Platinum Partners

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

The ICIS Middle Eastern Base Oils and Lubricants Conference is the region’s premier event for the industry, bringing together over 300 delegates to hear from senior speakers to discuss the key topics that affect the global market dynamics. The conference will be returning to Saudi Arabia where you can network and entertain in the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Jeddah on the 17-18 October.

As a major hub for speciality lubricant products, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia plays a pivotal role as the market transitions to a more sustainable future. Home to many of the world’s largest producers with a high number of blenders and a substantial proportion of additive companies, Jeddah is a perfect location to meet with your peers and create business opportunities.

Be part of the largest gathering of base oils and lubricants professionals in the Middle East. With forty nationalities in attendance in 2022, the conference offers diverse and world-class networking. Join us this year and register your place today.

*We encourage any delegates from countries that are unable to obtain an eVisa, such as India, to book their place well in advance, this is to allow time for application and visa processing. For more information, Click Here*

What's New for 2023

The conference returns with brand new topic areas that reflect the most pressing trends. With so much to pack, in we have also extended the conference to two full days, giving you more time to make those essential business connections.

Wider distribution through fuel retailing outlets

The fuel retailing business is changing, governments in In Saudi Arabia and UAE are encouraging upgrading petrol forecourts to include EV charging stations and oil change and lubricant shops. This change will see greater and faster access to lube products for consumers and creates a new opportunity for businesses. Driven by sustainability and changing consumer trends, the conference will examine the growth potential, new revenue streams and associated risks that forecourt upgrades would have on the base oils and lubricants value chain. Delegates will hear from leading fuel retailers in the region who will provide insight on end-consumers, whilst helping companies maximise their strategies for future success in the changing landscape.

African Developments

Africa’s economic growth over the next decade will reshape trade opportunities and strengthen ties between the continent and the Middle East. We have created specific sessions to address the market potential of the region, including: Developments in Africa, Insight into Africa’s lube industry and more. The event will also provide numerous networking opportunities between senior executives from Africa and the Middle East, as well as a VIP welcome to be announced with our partners soon.


Exclusive workshop

Unravel the complexity of base oils economics and get to grips with global market developments that are creating opportunities for the Middle East market. This workshop is designed to help you with day-to-day dealings with the base oils and lubricants market. Discussions include:

  • ICIS insight into Europe, Asia and Middle East markets
  • Base oil refining economics: refining basics, comparative analysis of base oils groups, insight into the Middle East advantage.

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.


President & CEO


General Manager
Shell Lubricants


Partner - Oil & Gas
Boston Consulting Group


European Association of Lubricants Manufacturers

Advisory Committee

The advisory committee is comprised of esteemed and well-respected professionals from across the value chain. This is to ensure the goals and ambitions of the industry are met through the event and the content delivered in the programme continues to be developed and run, by the industry, for the industry.

Event Highlights


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.


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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"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."