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April 30, 2019
8:30 am – 3:30 pm GST

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The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Center, Gate Village, DIFC, off Sheikh Zayed Road, PO Box 482032

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S&P Global Platts

S&P Global Platts Dubai Oil & Energy Forum 2019

Our editors and analysts will provide updates on the main oil market drivers, and an insight into the evolution of our benchmark price assessments. This year we’ve widened the Forum’s coverage with dedicated sessions on LNG and Shipping, to give you the fullest picture possible of the connections between regional and global markets.


Vera Blei

Vera Blei

Global Director, Oil Markets
S&P Global Platts

Chris Midgle

Chris Midgley

Head of Global Analytics
S&P Global Platts

Ciaran Ro

Ciaran Roe

Global Director, LNG
S&P Global Platts

Dan Colover

Dan Colover

Market Engagement Manager, Middle East
S&P Global Platts

Peter Norfolk

Peter Norfolk

Editorial Director, Global Shipping & Freight
S&P Global Platts

Barbara Troner

Barbara Troner

Managing Editor – Americas Tanker Markets
S&P Global Platts

Pradeep Rajan

Pradeep Rajan

Senior Managing Editor, Asia Pacific Shipping & Freight
S&P Global Platts

Gurdeep Singh

Gurdeep Singh

Associate Editorial Director, Crude and Residual Fuel Markets
S&P Global Platts


8:30 am

Registration & Networking

9 am

Opening remarks and Global Oil benchmarks update

Vera Blei, Global Director, Oil Markets

9:15 am

Crude Oil and Fuel Oil Forum

  • Market trends in crude and fuel oil markets

Gurdeep Singh, Associate Editorial Director

9:45 am

Energy Market Outlook

Chris Midgley, Head of Global Analytics

10:45 am

Networking Break

11:15 am

FOB Straits and FOB Fujairah - the development of regional hubs

Daniel Colover, Market Engagement Manager, Middle East

11:45 pm

Shipping focus - How will the shipping markets fare in the wake of IMO 2020?

Moderated by: Peter Norfolk

Barbara Troner, Managing Editor, Americas Tankers
Pradeep Rajan, Senior Managing Editor, Asia Pacific Shipping & Freight

12:30 pm

Networking lunch

1:30 pm

Blend components – MTBE outlook
Aromatics focus on impended structural changes in physical product flows around Asia due to the China mega-refinery era.

Frank Zeng

2 pm

LNG Spot Market Update

  • Increase in activity & transparency
  • Increase in supply & changes in demand patterns

Ciaran Roe, Global Director, LNG

2:30 pm

Platts Oil Methodology Explained

Daniel Colover, Market Engagement Manager, Middle East

3:30 pm

Forum ends

Agenda subject to change