The 11th “Global Lubricant Week” took place on October 20-21 in hybrid online/offline format at the new online platform and in the World Trade Center, Moscow. “Global Lubricant Week” is a premier annual event for the European downstream petroleum industry. The event has evolved into the highest-profile industry event not only on the Russian but also on the global stage.

General Sponsor - LUKOIL Lubricants Company.

Sponsor-Partner - Evonik Operations GmbH. Sponsor – Infineum.

The event is supported by the ATIEL and UKLA Associations.

The conference was opened by Kirill Vereta, LUKOIL Lubricants Company’s General Director and Dominik Boehm, Evonik Operations GmbH / Specialty Additives Customer Relations Director - Europe, Middle East, Africa / Oil Additives.

The 2021 the conference brought together more than 500 participants, including such speakers as Miso Curcic de Jong, Head of Marketing, LUKOIL Lubricants Europe GmbH; Mert Saygili, Head of Distribution Sales Channel, LUKOIL Lubricants Middle East; Anatolij Smirnov, Technical Support Manager, Evonik Operations GmbH, Oil Additives; Valery Verstelle, Head of Moscow Representative Office, Infineum; Ivan Portnyagin, Technical Sales Account Manager, Lubes, Infineum; Artiom Kozlovski, Partner, Head of Oil & Gas Advisory Practice (Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe & Central Asia, EY; Sharbel Luzuriaga, Project Manager, Energy & Industrials Practice, Kline; Amitabh Jain, CGM - R&D, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Vashi R&D, Navi Mumbai; Markus Gohl, Head of Basic Development, APL Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH; Frederik Johanson, Partner, REACHLaw Ltd.; Dmitry Boykov, Lead Specialist of the Test Center, Avtodizel (YaMZ); Petr Pavlushkov, Recondoil Technical Sales Manager, SKF; Irina Vinogradova, Manager, Consulting, Argus and others.

Dmitry Bocharov, Head of Service Solutions Support Department, LUKOIL Lubricants Company; Sergey Protiven, Head of Laboratory of Fuels and Lubricants, AVTOVAZ; Nikita Isachenko, Head of Product Management Department, LUKOIL Lubricants Company; Olga Poltavskaya, General Director, B2X Consulting; Jan Holzmuller, Team Manager - Powertrain Components Testing, APL; Artem Mazaev, Business Development Manager, OATS; Alexander Klepikov, Technical Consultant, MIC GSM; Ivan Yakovlev, Senior Analyst, B2X Consulting, Vitaly Kravets, General Director, GiPA Russia and others participated in the event as panel discussion members.

The conference brought together major Russian and foreign manufacturers of lubricants, additives, greases and metalworking fluids; leading global and Russian transportation and manufacturing companies; and major lubricant users, including LUKOIL Lubricants, LUKOIL Lubricants Europe GmbH, LUKOIL Lubricants Middle East, Evonik Oil Additives, Infineum, FUCHS PETROLUB SE, BP, Afton Chemical, Chevron Oronite, Lubrizol, Sasol, Clariant, Gazpromneft Lubricants, Idemitsu Lubricants, SEQENS, SGS, HILL Corporation, ROWE RUSSLAND, TANECO, INTESMO, SBZ Corporation, Naftan, MEDCO, TARMOND, Shamrock Shipping & Trading Limited, SKF, INEOS Oligomers, B2X Consulting, Evooil Kazakhstan, ChTPZ, Fluid Solutions GmbH, Multisol, APO RUS, Hyundai Corporation, Lifan Motors Rus, ROLT Energy Service, Bang & Bonsomer, Azelis, INEOS Oligomers, Metall-Chemie, RUSAL, ALFA Chemicals, Russian Railways, Mosgortrans, ALROSA, Jungheinrich, Pall Eurasia, PSA Groupe, OATS, Mobil Oil Lubricants, Bang & Bonsomer, DVCH-Management (MDD BEL), Obninskorgsintez, EPK, Additech, Sibnefteproduct, BELAZ, MIC GSM, ROSPOLYKHEM, AVTOTOR Holding Management, Roszheldorsnab (Russian Railways), Avtomir, Spetsneftproduct, Minsk Motor Plant, Yaroslavl Industrial Oil Refinery named after Mendeleev, Techstroykontrakt, Modengy, AVTOVAZ, Shell Neft, Norilsk Nikel, Greif, AGA, DHW Deutsche Hydrierwerk GmbH Rodleben, John Deere, SKY-Chemicals, AVIKS GROUP, Banesto Products Private Limited, Kamran Lubricants, Kazecotech, Volkswagen Group, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing and many others and many others key industry players.

In total, more than 220 leading Russian and foreign businesses from 34 countries attended the Global Lubricant Week. Delegates from Russia and the CIS made up 79 percent of the attendees, with the remaining 21 percent representing Europe, the United States, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. About a third of the attendees were corporate top managers. 45 percent were middle managers and specialists from manufacturing, engineering, and research and development practices. Marketing and procurement personnel from manufacturing and transportation companies made up 22 percent. The attendee industry breakdown was as follows. 25 percent were delegates from Russian and foreign VIOCs (including oil refineries); 31 percent were lubricant manufacturers; 15 percent were trading houses and dealers; 20 percent were lubricant consumers and lubricant component developers; 3 percent were consulting companies and financial and investment institutions; and 6 percent were others, including media.

In 2022 the Global Lubricant Week is expected to be held in October and to become the biggest industry event in Europe and the CIS.

Making use of this opportunity, we would like to thank the general sponsor of the conference, LUKOIL Lubricants Company, for its support traditionally extended to the event.
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