The world's only Middle Distillates conference

Volatility and uncertainty are set to dominate the headlines as the Ukraine crisis continues to send shockwaves through the commodities markets. Price volatility continues as European Diesel prices soar and alongside, Distillate cracks rise to highest since late 2008. With many countries shunning Russian derived export, also of large concern is the very low stocks environment for both Diesel and Jet Fuel. The Diesel supply is at particular risk given its heavy dependence on Russian supply with 56-60% of Europe’s Diesel imports coming from Russia.

Questions are being raised around what this means the Middle Distillates market. Will local refiners pick up the loss of supply and will there be changes in import flows from the Middle East and the US Gulf Coast?

Join the Middle Distillates conference to gain up-to-the-minute insights on the state of play for the Middle Distillates market.

Why attend?

• Examining the state of play for the Middle Distillates market particularly in the context of geopolitical tensions

• Highlighting key trends and insights into Middle Distillate pricing, trading and, risk evolution

• Assessing the recovery of Jet Fuel demand and its impact on the Middle Distillates market

• Exploring refinery production and inventory strategy with consideration to soaring European Distillate Cracks

• Discover trends linked to decarbonisation and COVID-19 in transport and its impact on transport fuels

• View the outlook for Middle Distillate supply and import flows from the Middle East

Can't travel to the conference?

As well as offering you the opportunity to meet with delegates face-to-face, we will also host the event online. This means that regardless of your travel circumstances you will be able to stream all the sessions online, chat with other delegates and ask your questions to the speakers via our virtual platform. Even if travel restrictions prohibit you from attending, you can still enjoy the great insights on show.
Your virtual pass will include:
• Access to the virtual platform and all live and on-demand session broadcasts on 31 March - 1 April
• Convenient access and view the event from anywhere through your mobile, tablet and computer
• 1 months post event on-demand access to the virtual platform
• Easy to use networking tools to connect with the audience through the virtual environment

    Standard Rate:
    $1,799 in-person / $749 online

    3 for 2 offer available (in-person delegates only)

    Duration: two days

    Executive Partner:


    Who attends?

    • Middle Distillates traders
     Terminal, ports and Logistics companies
     European refiners
     Oil majors
     Large scale fuel buyers
     Ship operators
     Regulators and governments
     International finance
    Collocated with:

    European Oil & Energy Storage Conference

    The European Oil & Energy Storage Conference by S&P Global Commodity Insights brings together the region’s leading storage providers and terminal operators, international oil companies, analysts, banks and regulators to explore the challenges, opportunities, and future outlook for the oil storage industry.


Thursday, March 31, 2022
  • 08.15 AM Registration and continental breakfast 
  • 09.10 AM Chair's welcoming remarksFrancesco Di Salvo, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Session 1: Top headlines for Middle Distillates in 2022
  • 09.20 AM Explore the state of play for Middle Distillates
    • Key uncertainty factors for Middle Distillate demand and implications for European refining
    • Is COVID-19 still a key influencer of Middle Distillate demand?
    • Availability of high sulphur products in the transport industry
    • Renewable fuels in transport under the fit for 55 package
    Marco Schiavetti, Chief Commercial Officer, SARAS
  • 09.50 AM Impact of geopolitical tensions and energy transition on the Middle Distillates market
    • Energy transition, fuel switching and Brent premia
    • Cold weather and heating demand
    • Ukraine crisis: Russian supply and import flows
    Edward Morse, Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research, Citi Group
  • 10.10 AM Live Q&A: Impact of geopolitical tensions and energy transition on the Middle Distillates market
    Francesco Martoccia, Vice President, Commodity Research, Citi Group
  • 10.20 AM Middle distillates outlook
    • How will the aviation market recover to buoy middle distillate demand?
    • What sustainable fuels means for middle distillates in the long term
    Kristine Petroysan, Oil Analyst, IEA
  • 10.50 AM Networking
Session 2: Distillate Pricing, trading, and risk
  • 11.20 AM Panel discussion: Latest trends and developments within middle distillates trading
    • Review challenges for the Middle Distillates community in 2022
    • How have traditional trade flows been disrupted for distillate products in 2022?
    • Trade flows, political landscape and disruption
    Pedro Nobre, Head of Products Trading, GALP
    Mateusz Kajdzik, Middle Distillates Trader, PKN Orlen
    Gergely Toth, Senior Oil Industry Expert, MOL Group
    Rowan Staden-Coats, Associate Editor, EMEA Middle Distillates, S&P Global Commodity Insights
    Moderated by: Francesco Di Salvo, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12:00 PM Hypervolatility in the Middle Distillates markets
    • Using volatility to quantify market risk: How and by how much has COVID impacted prices?
    • Crude vs Diesel vs Jet fuel price fluctuations: How different was the impact that COVID had on each market?
    • Crude, Diesel and Jet seasonal volatility
    • Crude oil and Middle Distillate options and futures markets analytics
    Vito Turitto, Lead Quantitative Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12:25 PM ICE Gasoil: a benchmark for all seasons
    • Journey in becoming the world’s leading refined product benchmark
    • Gasoil as a fulcrum of refined products
    • Gasoil’s role in the shift towards cleaner energy
    Jean-Luc Amos, Director, Oil Market Development, ICE
  • 12:50 PM Lunch
Session 3: Middle Distillate demand and refinery production
  • 14.00 PM Two fold blow: Will Jet Fuel demand ever recover to pre-pandemic levels in Europe?
    • Predicting Jet Fuel recovery in the context of COVID-19, renewable aviation and the Ukraine crisis
    • Reflect on Jet Fuel demand as restrictions relax and planes avoid Ukraine territory
    • Examining European air traffic to get a picture on the aviation in Europe
    Nicole Leonard, Head of EMEA Custom Solutions, Custom Analytics and Consulting Services, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 14:25 PM Têtê-À-Têtê: Understanding the challenges ahead for refineries: Refinery production and inventory
    •  Comparing the different products and inventories and how refineries are optimizing production
    • Soaring European Distillate cracks and what this means for refinery production
    • European refiners to maximise diesel over jet fuel production
    Michal Paszkowski, Upstream Research Expert, Grupa LOTOS S.A.
    Gergely Toth, Senior Oil Industry Expert, MOL Group
    Moderated by: Francesco Di Salvo, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Platts
  • 14:55 PM Networking
Session 4: Gasoil stocks in the context of market developments
  • 15:25 PM Calculating the rate of depletion and the rate of stock building for Middle Distillates in 2022
    • Gasoil stocks held in independent storage in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp
    • Are buyers stockpiling on expectations of disruptions to Russian supplies
    • Examining Oil product stockpiles at the Port of Fujairah
    Patrick Kulsen, Managing Director, Insights Global
  • 15:50 PM Addressing personal travel dynamics in the era of COVID
    • Examining the trajectory of product demand as COVID linked restrictions are eased
    • Assessing changes in air travel behaviour and comparison with road travel activity
    • Interactions between refined product markets and crude outright prices?
    Neil Watt, Head of Analytics, BB Energy
  • 16:15 PM Chair's concluding remarks Francesco Di Salvo, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 16:20 PM Networking Drinks
Friday, April 1, 2022
  • 08:30 AM Registration and Continental breakfast
  • 09:10 AM Chair's Recap of Day OneFrancesco Di Salvo, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Session 6: Outlook for the downstream industry: Shipping and Middle East
  • 09:20 AM How automotive trends can be used to project decarbonization in transport in the next five years
    • Forecasting the lifespan for Diesel using trends emerging in Western Europe surrounding electric cars
    • Analyzing buying habits surrounding German Diesel cars and where they are being exported
    • Will Diesel survive and are electric cars the certain future?
    Al Bedwell, Director, Global Powertrain, GlobalData
  • 09:45 AM Jet fuel market updates
    • Jet demand recovery not threatened by war in Ukraine, yet
    • Physical premiums for jet fuels higher than 2019
    • Jet market could tighten in months to come
    • Arbitrage from East to West remains closed for now
    Virginie Malicier, Editor, EMEA Oil, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 10.10 AM Outlook for Jet Fuel: Demand and sustainability
    • Predicting Jet Fuel recovery in the context of COVID-19 restrictions and the push to renewable aviation
    • Expectations for demand of jet fuel over the next 5-10 years
    • What is expected to be the fuel of the future for the aviation sector?
    • How are refineries gearing up towards sustainable aviation fuel?
    Bryan Stonehouse, Head of Aviation Sustainability & Risk, Shell Aviation Limited
    Jacobus Barnhoorn, Senior Coordinator Government Affairs, Renewable Energy Group
    Jonathan Wood, Vice President, Neste
    Valentin Batteiger, Lead Alternative Fuels, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.
    Moderated by: Gary Clark, Managing Editor, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 10:50 AM Networking
Session 6: Outlook for the downstream industry: Shipping and Middle East
  • 11:20 AM Têtê-À-Têtê: Review Middle Distillate consumption coming from shipping in a post-IMO 2020 world
    • IMO impact on bunker fuel: How are you blending to meet the Sulphur specification?
    • Key drivers in the bunker fuel market
    • Reflect on changes in dynamic from COVID-19, IMO-2020, geopolictical tensions
    Michael de Boeck, Director, United Bunkers
    Michael Malamen, Head of Trading, PMG Holding
    Moderated by: Francesco Di Salvo, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Platts
  • 11.50 AM Outlook for Middle East’s downstream industry
    • Overview of Middle East product balances
    • Outlook for key refining projects
    • Key trends to watch
    Ahmed Mehdi, Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • 12.15PM Chair’s concluding remarks Francesco Di Salvo, Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights
  • 12.25PM End of Conference

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Speaker Jean-Luc Amos
Director, Oil Market Development, ICE

Jean-Luc Amos joined ICE in 2011, leading the oil market development initiative for ICE’s new and existing crude oil, refined product and other commodity Futures and derivative markets. Based in London, Jean-Luc has worked on major oil price benchmark transitions (Brent and Low Sulphur Gasoil Futures), new benchmarks (Murban Crude and USGC WTI Futures) and an extensive portfolio of derivatives (from biofuels to petrochemicals). Prior to ICE, Jean-Luc started in the energy sector at the price reporting agency Platts, as a forward curve and futures Editor. Subsequently, he joined KBC Advanced Technologies as a Global Oil Supply Senior Analyst, focusing on global conventional and unconventional oil supply, within the Energy Economics team.

Speaker Bryan Stonehouse
Head of Aviation Sustainability & Risk, Shell Aviation Limited

Bryan joined Royal Dutch Shell in 1996 after a short stint in the Aerospace Division at the UK Department of Trade & Industry where he was involved with the UNEP/ICAO program looking at new emissions standards for civil aviation and developing long-term market demand forecasts.

Prior to his current role in Shell Aviation, Bryan spent 18 years in Shell Trading including 7 years as senior jet trader in both Houston and Dubai. He has also worked in gasoline and crude oil trading in Singapore and London, respectively. As senior fuels trader he worked closely with many of Shell’s airline customers and has been involved in most of our supply chain operations across the globe.

During his time in Shell Aviation, Bryan was responsible for setting-up Shell’s first Sustainable Aviation Fuel supply chain and the low carbon strategy for the organisation. In addition to managing the aviation sustainability activities in Shell, Bryan was also instrumental in establishing the price risk and pricing teams that sit under his portfolio of current activity.

Speaker Marco Schiavetti
Chief Commercial Officer, SARAS

He graduated with a degree in Management Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

He joined the Saras Group in 1993 after a brief experience in Olivetti S.p.A., playing increasing roles over the years in the trading and financial field. Until 2003 he held the position of Corporate Finance Manager and in 2006 he was Investor Relations Manager.

From 2008 to 2016 he was Supply & Trading Director with responsibilities overarching the entire Supply Chain.

In 2015 Mr. Schiavetti was appointed Saras Trading SA CEO and in 2018 was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Saras.

Speaker Jacobus Barnhoorn
Senior Coordinator Government Affairs, Renewable Energy Group


Speaker Ahmed Mehdi
Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies

Ahmed Mehdi is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) where his work focuses on oil market fundamentals, Middle East oil and product pricing, and the geopolitics of energy markets. Alongside his role at OIES, Ahmed is Chief Analyst at Renaissance Energy Advisors, a specialist energy consulting firm which advises some of the world's leading IOCs and trading houses. Ahmed previously acted as an advisor to BHP Petroleum and has worked in the deals advisory team for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London. Ahmed regularly writes and comments for the media, including the New York Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Foreign Affairs, Petroleum Economist, S&P Global Platts and Middle East Economic Survey (MEES). Ahmed was educated at the University of Oxford and University College London.

Speaker Al Bedwell
Director, Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive

Based in Oxford, UK, Al Bedwell leads LMC Automotive’s global research in the pivotal area of powertrain and e-Mobility trends. With more than 25 years of forecasting experience in the sector, he is now positioned as a highly respected commentator on a range of vital issues including conventional ICE evolution, the future of the diesel sector and the roadmap to a hybrid and EV Light Vehicle fleet.

He was the prime mover behind the creation, in 2010, of LMC Automotive’s model-level Global Hybrid and EV Forecast, now widely recognised as a benchmark forecast in the area of Light Vehicle electrification.

Al is a regular speaker at client and industry events in the automotive, energy, metals and related sectors. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Prior to joining LMC Automotive in 1997, he was a manager at automotive intelligence provider Polk Marketing Systems.

Speaker Edward Morse
Managing Director, Global Head of Commodity Research, Citi Group

Ed Morse is Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities Research at Citi, and held similar positions at Lehman Brothers and Credit Suisse. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia and Johns Hopkins universities, worked as the Council on Foreign Relations, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Policy, and in management at Phillips Petroleum. A co-founder of PFC Energy, a former publisher of "Petroleum Intelligence Weekly", he also worked at Hess Energy Trading Company. Among his consulting experiences has been designing Yemen's oil pricing policy and consulting for the UN Security Council on the design and negotiation of the Oil-for-Food Program for Iraq. Morse frequently writes guest editorials for The Financial Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post and often is a commentator for Bloomberg TV and CNBC. He serves on advisory boards at Columbia and Princeton Universities and the business school at the University of Colorado. He is a Senior Fellow of both the USAEE and the IEEJ and in 2018 was named by Petroleum Economist in its inaugural “Global Energy Elite” issue as among the ten most prominent individuals in energy banking and finance.

Speaker Francesco Martoccia
Vice President, Commodity Research, Citi Group

Francesco Martoccia is energy strategist for Citigroup and helps manage the oil, gas and power research across the EMEA region. In addition, he leads the research efforts for the European carbon emissions market. His analyses focuses on the fundamentals as well as the geopolitics of the energy markets. Prior to joining Citi, he was an oil derivatives trader at Eni. Francesco holds a master’s degree in finance from Bocconi University.

Speaker Michael de Boeck
Director, United Bunkers


Speaker Michal Paszkowski
Upstream Research Expert, Grupa LOTOS S.A.

Michal Paszkowski is a Upstream Research Expert at LOTOS Upstream with main responsibilities in analyzing oil & gas market fundamentals and macro. He has broad experience within downstream and upstream analyses. He holds PhD in Political Science from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin and postgraduate studies from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Michal joined LOTOS Upstream in March 2021. He has previously worked for Grupa LOTOS, as a Senior Oil Analyst primarily focusing on crude and oil products markets. He has also worked for the Ministry of Energy of Poland in the Oil and Gas Department. His research interests focus on energy security issues in Central and Eastern Europe. He is an author of several publications as well as many expertise on the crude oil, oil products and natural gas markets.

Speaker Jonathan Wood
Vice President, Neste

Jonathan is responsible for growing Neste’s Renewable Aviation business in the Europe/Middle East/Africa and Aspac regions. This encompasses the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supply chains to airports, and the sale of SAF and related services to all customer segments including Commercial and Cargo Airlines, General Aviation, OEMs and military, as well as via selected distributors. Jonathan is also responsible for engagement with government authorities and other key stakeholders on regulatory matters, as well as with partners, to help accelerate the growth of the SAF market and support the aviation industry on its path to reduce emissions.

Jonathan has 10 years’ experience in global roles in the aviation fuel sector, responsible for commercial development, M&A and strategy, and over 30 years’ experience in leadership positions in the energy industry.

Jonathan graduated in Economics from London University, and completed an Executive MBA programme at Harvard Business School.

Speaker Kristine Petroysan
Oil Analyst, IEA

Kristine Petrosyan leads refining, crude, and product market research for the International Energy Agency's flagship Oil Market Report. She started her career in Ernst&Young's Moscow office in the corporate finance department. After graduating with an MSc in Energy Studies from the University of Dundee in Scotland, she joined BP in London as an upstream commercial analyst for Russian projects, moving on later to trading analysis. Prior to joining the IEA, she worked in BP and Glencore as a middle distillates trading analyst.

Speaker Patrick Kulsen
Managing Director, Insights Global

Patrick Kulsen is managing director at PJK International and Downstream/PortStorage Group, collectively belonging to the Insights Global brand. He currently has the role of general manager and senior consultant. In 2006, Patrick joined PJK as the second person alongside his father Pieter Kulsen. Together with his father he managed to grow the company to its current form. In 2013, he officially acquired the company.

Curiosity to understand commodity industries and the ambition to grow the business are his main professional drives. His broad academic and technical education highlights this intrinsic motivation to look at subjects from all angles, to innovate and to seek intellectual challenges.

As general manager, Patrick is responsible for daily and long term business of the whole group. After integrating and reorganizing Downstream/PortStorage Group and PJK into one coherent business, the accelerated growth of the new company is now his main focus.

For clients which are active in oil trading, oil products/chemicals distribution and tank storage, Patrick heads market research and consultancy projects. Recent projects focused mainly on market and commercial Due Diligence of tank terminal assets up for sale.

Patrick has degrees in Quantitative Finance (MSc.), Industrial Engineering (MSc.) and Mechanical Engineering (B).

Speaker Mateusz Kajdzik
Middle Distillates Trader, PKN Orlen

More than 10 years in oil and agri business placing various trading functions at Louis Dreyfus Company and PKN Orlen. Since 2015 at PKN Orlen responsible for managing trading, supply and marketing of middle distillates (10ppm ulsd, gasoils, jet) in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and the Baltics. Overseeing term and spot physical deals across Europe and CIS (seaborne and inland). Responsible for optmising flows and economics of refinery programming (Plock, Mazeikiai, Kralupy and Litvinow refineries). Contributing to the PKN Group B&D activity including including various internal projects related to port infrastructure, storage, inland logistics, M&As and off-take agreements.

Speaker Valentin Batteiger
Lead Alternative Fuels, Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

Valentin Batteiger leads the research focus area on alternative fuels at Bauhaus Luftfahrt, a research institution with a long-term focus on future mobility and future air travel. Valentin is a physicist by education, he studied at TU Darmstadt and received a PhD for ion trap experiments in the laser spectroscopy division at the Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching. In 2013 he joined Bauhaus Luftfahrt, his current research interest is on various alternative fuel pathways that potentially enable large-scale renewable fuel supply for aviation.

Valentin Batteiger has been involved in the first solar-thermochemical synthesis of kerosene within the EU projects SOLAR-JET and SUN-to-LIQUID ( He co-authored a background paper on the perspective of power-to-liquid pathways for aviation (, and is responsible for the system analysis work of Bauhaus Luftfahrt within the German national project PowerFuel (BMWi Energiewende im Verkehr). PowerFuel demonstrates the full process chain from atmospheric CO2, H2O and electricity to jet fuel blend components. On the biofuel side, he coordinates the EU project HyFlexFuel (, which develops the technologies to convert a broad variety of organic feedstocks into upgraded fuel products via a hydrothermal liquefaction pathway. He represents Bauhaus Luftfahrt in the aireg initiative (aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V.,

Speaker Neil Watt
Head of Analytics, BB Energy

Neil is an oil markets professional with broad experience across crude, gasoline and distillate products. He has a master’s in chemical engineering from Imperial College London and began his career with Hartree and then Glencore before joining BB Energy in 2017. Based in London, he is responsible for light ends and crude market analytics and strategy development, with a focus on Europe and North America.

Speaker Nicole Leonard
Head of EMEA Custom Solutions, Custom Analytics and Consulting Services, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Ms. Leonard manages Platts Analytics cross-commodity analytics and client engagement, showcasing Platts Analytics integrated outlook on the interdependency of commodities and the fundamentals and trends that drive individual commodity markets. She has held senior analyst positions on Platts Analytics’ crude oil, NGL, and natural gas teams and managed countless Custom Analytics bespoke projects, during which time she contributed to various reports, built relevant and durable quantitative models, and facilitated the expansion of crude and product analysis at Platts Analytics. Ms. Leonard provides commodity market updates to over 100 S&P Global clients per year, and showcases Platts Analytics’ analysis at over a dozen conferences, annual meetings, and forums per year.

Speaker Pedro Nobre
Head of Products Trading, GALP

Pedro Nobre is the Head of Products Trading at Galp Energia. Prior to this he was a Crude Oil Trader, with his primary focus in the WAF, North Sea and Brazilian crude markets. Before joining Galp, Pedro spent more than a decade overseas, in Italy and UK, working for the integrated energy company Eni, where he covered several rolls mainly: supply management optimization, gasoline trading, chartering and downstream origination. Pedro graduates in Chemical Engineering from NOVA School of Science and Technology in Lisbon, and holds a Masters in Energy and Environmental Management and Economics from Scuola Mattei, Milan.

Speaker Gergely Toth
Senior Oil Industry Expert, MOL Group


Speaker Francesco Di Salvo
Associate Editorial Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights


Speaker Michael Malamen
Head of Trading, PMG Holding

Michael heads Sales & Trading at PMG Holding.

Michael started his career in investment banking in London covering the Energy sector and working on major M&A transactions including buy-side acquisition advisory mandates with Rosneft and sell-side mandates for Essar Energy. He worked in Energy teams at Royal Bank of Scotland, Societe Generale and VTB Capital. Subsequently, Michael spent a few years in strategy and forecast department at Eurasian Natural Resources Group.

Michael joined PMG 6 years ago and within few years became head of sales & trading. At the time when he joined, PMG had been a well known physical bunker supplier in the Black Sea for 15 years prior. Michael spearheaded the global bunker trading department of PMG Holding and today PMG supplies across all bunker hubs globally, as well as specialist ports in the former CIS region, the Middle East and many others. Michael holds an MSc in Mathematics, Operational Research and Economics from the University of Warwick and an additional MSc from CASS Business School

Speaker Damien Valdenaire
Science Executive Refining, Concawe

Damien Valdenaire joined Concawe in 2016 as a Science Executive for the Refining Technology at Concawe. He has been involved with Concawe since 2014 as he was at that time a TOTAL Member Company representative.

Previously, he spent his 18-year career in the refining industry within TOTAL. He held a variety of process Engineering, Planning, Economics and Managerial positions in four different sites in the TOTAL group, in Belgium, England and France, before moving to TOTAL Refining & Chemical in Brussels as Senior Refining Strategy Analyst.

In his current position, Damien has led the studies regarding the impact of Regulations on the EU refining industry (product quality, CO2 intensities of refined products, ETS, etc.) and contribute in projects such as the future of refining in a “low carbon economy”.

He is also participating and representing Concawe into international workgroup such as IPIECA, IOGP, OGCI and in the ESSF (European Sustainable Shipping Forum). Damien holds a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse (France).

Speaker Virginie Malicier
Editor, EMEA Oil, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Virginie is senior editor in the middle distillates team in Platts EMEA Oil. Virginie has been working for Platts since 2013. Currently covering mainly the jet fuel market, Virginie has covered diesel, high sulfur gasoil, naphtha, gasoline and LPG.

Previously she worked as a reporter for European Marketscope at Mc Graw Hill Financial, for Euromoney Institutional Investor in London and for two daily newspapers in France.

Speaker Rowan Staden-Coats
Associate Editor, EMEA Middle Distillates, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Rowan Staden-Coats joined S&P Global Commodity Insights in early 2020, where she covered the biodiesel and refinery feedstock markets for a short while before moving to the Middle Distillate team in October 2020. Based in London, Rowan is the primary editor covering the EMEA diesel market at S&P Global, where she assesses price benchmarks for Northwest European and Mediterranean diesel cargoes and barges.

Prior to joining S&P Global, Rowan studied International Relations and Russian at the University of Birmingham, including study abroad in Moscow, giving her proficiency in Russian language.

Speaker Vito Turitto
Lead Quantitative Analyst, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Vito Turitto joined S&P Global Platts as Lead Quantitative Analyst in 2015. Prior to joining Platts, he started his career in the city of London trading options on crude oil and energy markets and went on to build HyperVolatility Ltd, a boutique quantitative investment consultancy company.

Vito's field of expertise is options and volatility trading, analysis and modeling. Vito holds a BA in International Economics Relations from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and received his Master of Science in International Finance and Investment in London after completing a dissertation on forecasting volatility in the American crude oil futures market via stochastic volatility models.


The Middle Distillates Conference 2022 by S&P Global Commodity Insights will take place Hilton Amsterdam on March 31 - April 1, 2022 at 09:00 am - 13:00 pm CET.

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The health and safety of our attendees are of utmost importance. S&P Global Commodity Insights will follow local Government guidelines during this event. Currently, we ask that all physical attendees carry out a lateral flow test before attending to ensure negative. We ask that participants wear facemasks at all times during our events. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will adjust these guidelines as needed. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep everyone safe during these challenging times.

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The Middle Distillates Conference by S&P Global Commodity Insights will be held on March 31 - April 1, 2022 at the Hilton Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Hilton Amsterdam at a discounted group rate.

Please note that these rates apply for the nights of March 28-31, 2022. The discounted room rate will be available until March 7, 2022 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
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Jon Fleming
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Email: [email protected]

Are press passes available?

Yes, we allow accredited media writing on behalf of major industry publications to cover the event at no charge. Please reach out to the contact below for press pass approval.

Alex Baird
Email: [email protected]

What are the event registration and attendance terms and conditions?