S&P Commodity Insights is delighted to announce that APPEC is returning to Singapore this September 4-6. Save the date!

APPEC is Asia’s most prestigious Oil and Energy industry conference and serves as a focal point for the exchange of ideas and business networking in the regional and global markets.

Meet, network, and hear first-hand from key market participants in oil and gas, upstream, downstream, chemicals, and shipping industry powerhouses from all around the globe as we evaluate the industry’s most critical issues and assess future growth opportunities – all this and more at the core of Asia’s most important meeting place for the global oil and related industries.

This year, we are delighted to announce the expansion of the content of the offer across the 3 days of APPEC, adding two new elements with our Chemicals and Shipping & Bunker Conferences.

Find out more below:

Training Courses

APPEC 2023 also includes 4 training courses, taking place on September 7, 2023. The training courses will be conducted by our specialists providing you and your team access to fundamental knowledge and tools imperative for understanding the landscape of different commodities.

Training course 1: Energy Transition & Carbon Markets: Navigating the Future
Training course 2: Oil Markets in the Age of Energy Transition
Training course 3: Petrochemical Industry Fundamentals
Training course 4: Fundamentals of Refining Economics and the Future of Refining


    All Access Pass (September 4-6)
    Super early bird rate: $1299
    Early bird rate: $1699
    Standard rate: $2199

    Chemical Conference (September 5)
    Super early bird rate: $999
    Early bird rate: $1199
    Standard rate: $1499

    Shipping & Bunker Conference (September 6)
    Super early bird rate: $999
    Early bird rate: $1199
    Standard rate: $1499

    APPEC 2023 also includes 4 training courses, taking place on September 7, find out more here.
    Event registration closes on:  
    30 August 2023, 5:00pm SGT
    Duration: 3 days


Themes and topics of APPEC 2023 are coming soon. Watch this space!

Speakers from 2022 include:

Headshot Silhouette - Man_150x150.jpg John Baptist
Global Director, VLCC/PCS, AET

John Baptist assumed his position as Global Director of VLCC/Product Chemical Shipping (PCS) in AET in March 2021.

He began his corporate career with AET in 2003 as Vice President of Insurance and Risk Management, having previously sailed with AET for more than 15 years. He has since served as Vice President of Commercial Operations of Europe, Global Director of Asset Management and Commercial Projects, Global Director of Shipmanagement, Chief Operating Officer of Eaglestar, and Global Director of VLCC and DPST before assuming his current position. John has contributed to AET by breaking into new territories, including DPST and marine well containment operations.

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Global Sustainable Finance Group, Bank of America

Feng Chang is a Managing Director, head of APAC Sustainable Finance Advisory at Bank of America. She is based in Hong Kong.

In this role, she primarily focuses on providing customized client decarbonization solutions by leveraging bank’s Net-Zero framework. She brings the bank’s holistic sustainable financing capabilities to help clients in their low carbon transition. She drives and expands opportunities across social sectors as part of bank’s inclusive Development efforts by partnering closely with multilateral development bank and other international alliances. The team in the region also leads Asset financing in renewable energy sectors and innovates to develop new capital solutions in other low carbon emerging technologies including Carbon Capture, Hydrogen, Sustainable Aviation Fuels, Wasteto-Energy, Water Infrastructure and Sustainable Agriculture etc.

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CEO, Coolbrook

Joonas Rauramo is CEO of the transformational technology company Coolbrook, which is on a mission to de-carbonise major industrial sectors such as petrochemicals and chemicals, iron and steel, and cement.

He is driving the transition of Coolbrook from an R&D focused organisation to a significant industrial actor building on its technology leadership and ecosystem of partnerships across technology companies, globally leading industrial producers, research institutions and public sector actors. In his previous role as Executive Vice President for strategy and industrial partnerships, Rauramo was responsible for corporate strategy, finance, and building up industrial and public sector relationships.

Prior to joining Coolbrook, Rauramo spent 15 years working on low carbon electricity production in one of Europe’s largest utility companies, Fortum. He held various managerial and executive positions in strategy, M&A and business line roles, including Head of Business Area in Wind Power.

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CEO, Ecopetrol

Felipe Bayón is CEO of Ecopetrol Group, Colombia's leading energy company, and one of the most important in the Americas. He has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry both internationally and in Colombia.

In his over six years at Ecopetrol, the last four and a half as CEO, he has led the company's transformation and energy transition processes, with a robust plan to diversify the business and decarbonize the operation through, among others, renewables, electrification, natural climate solutions, and hydrogen. All these underpinned by innovation and technology as catalyzers for sustainability, what Ecopetrol has called T-ESG (Technology, Environmental, Social and Governance). The transformation process led by Mr. Bayón, has allowed Ecopetrol to successfully address and overcome the complex global context resulting from the pandemic and the volatility in oil prices, achieving solid operational and financial performance, key to strengthen Ecopetrol as the company faces the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition.

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Founder and Chairman, FGE

Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki is the Founder and Chairman of FGE. His work is well recognized worldwide for pioneering oil and gas market analysis and studies of the Asia Pacific/Middle East energy markets since the early 1980s.

In 2002, appointed a Senior Associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He received the Outstanding Contributions to the IAEE Award in 2012. He was a member of the Advisory Board of VOPAK LNG from 2013 to 2015. In 2014, appointed as Honorary Advisor by CNPC Research Institute of Economics and Technologies in Beijing. Dr. Fesharaki is the recipient of the 2016 Adelman-Frankel Award from the US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) for his unique and innovative contribution to the field of energy economics. In March 2017, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) appointed him as a Director of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange Limited (DME). Since 2009, he has been a member of the DME Board of Directors. Dr. Fesharaki has been appointed to the National Petroleum Council beginning in 2008 and re-appointed by the subsequent US Secretaries of Energy ever since.

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General Manager (Corporate Planning & Economic Studies), Indian Oil

Mathew George is General Manager (Corporate Planning & Economic Studies) at Indian Oil Corporation in New Delhi. An Indian Oil veteran of 35 years, Mathew has held a number of key assignments at Indian Oil, including heading the polymer marketing group, petrochemical exports group besides heading the lubricants group at subsidiary company Lanka IOC in Colombo, and assignments spread across many locations in the lubricants and aviation departments. In the field of petrochemicals he has handled polymers, PX, PTA, benzene, LAB, glycols and butadiene business. A well-known supply chain and ERP/CRM expert and analyst, he also has core experience in ship chartering for chemicals and petroleum. Mathew has been a regular speaker at international conferences in the areas of petrochemical feedstocks, polymers, ERP, CRM, detergents and benzene. He has also been a guest faculty at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, taking the course Business in a World Without Borders –Bridging the Cultural and Linguistic Divide.

Charlotte Wolff-Bye
Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, PETRONAS

Charlotte Wolff-Bye took up the role of Chief Sustainability Officer at Malaysia’s national oil company Petronas in June 2021, where she is charged with turning the company’s Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 aspiration into strategy and workable implementation plans delivering both decarbonization and social progress.

Previously Charlotte worked for the Norwegian energy company Equinor in the role of Vice President Sustainability. At Equinor she delivered the company’s first sustainability strategy that laid the foundation for the company’s low carbon focus. She was also the company’s representative on the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) and the World Bank’s Global Gas Flaring Reduction Initiative (GGFR).

She is the recipient of a leadership award by Devex for her contribution to international development. Currently, she serves on the bord of trustees of the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Special Advisor to Minister of Energy & Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia

Triharyo Soesilo is Special Advisor to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of acceleration of Infrastructure and Investment for the Republic of Indonesia, providing advice to Minister of Energy and Mineral resources for the acceleration and implementation for an estimated US$160 billion investment at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

Expertise in building industrial plants in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Experienced in Project development and implementation of Fertilizer plants, Petrochemical plants, Power plants, Oil & Gas facilities, and Refineries.

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Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore

Ms Low Yen Ling was elected as a Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang GRC in the 2011, 2015 and 2020 General Elections. She is presently the Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY). Prior to that, she was the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Education (MOE) from 2015 till July 2020 and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) from 2018 till July 2020. She had also previously held office in the Ministry of Social and Family Development (2013-2015), MCCY (2014-2015) and MTI (2015-2018).

She also serves on the multi-agency national SG Clean taskforce to uphold high standards of public and personal hygiene beyond Covid-19.

With a heart for the underprivileged, Ms Low continues to serve as a board member of the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) where she steers its Student and Parent Education Committee to expand the organization’s reach and support to low-income students and families.

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President, Shell Aviation, Shell

As President of Aviation for Shell, Jan is responsible for Shell's global aviation business, including operations, network, joint ventures and sales of fuels, lubricants and sustainable solutions. With one of the most extensive refueling networks in the world, Shell Aviation serves customers in more than 60 countries, while customers range from the world’s largest airlines, the military of defense to the private pilots.

Connecting the world and at the same time leading the decarbonization of the aviation industry and supporting customers to help achieve their sustainability ambitions is what excites him most. Pre-COVID Shell Aviation fueled a plane every 14 seconds and anticipate we will return to this frequency in line with market recovery.

During his time at Shell, he had been leading Wholesale, Retail, Trading, Marine and Aviation businesses across the globe. As a leader, I believe in empowering individuals to create trust and joint ownership of business’ purpose and goals.

Ganesh Gopalakrishnan
General Manager – Petrochemicals Trading, TotalEnergies

Ganesh Gopalakrishnan is the Global Head for Petrochemicals Trading for TotalEnergies and oversees teams in Singapore, Shanghai, Geneva and Houston. He started as a Technical service Engineer in Singapore and after multiple roles, moved to the USA to manage Styrene and Aromatics businesses for the Americas. He later moved to Hong Kong to start up the Petrochemical marketing and trading activity for Asia in 2012. He has been with the company for 25 years and is now based in Singapore, managing the global trading activities and price risk management for Petrochemicals.

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Acting CEO, Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama

Mr Erwin Widiarta appointed as COO of TPPI since 2020. In absence of CEO, since beginning of 2021 up to now he also acting as CEO. He graduated from civil engineer from University of Indonesia on 1989 and Magister Management from University of Sriwijaya Palembang on 2014. Before joining the company he was Strategic Planning Manager on 2017-2020 and Project Engineering Manager on 2020 in Pertamina.

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Founder and CEO, Vanda Insights

Vandana Hari is Founder & CEO of Vanda Insights, a Singapore-based provider of global oil markets macro-analysis. She has 25 years of experience providing intelligence on the global energy markets to stakeholders in the petroleum industry, policy-makers, and wealth managers.

Before launching Vanda Insights in 2016, Vandana served in leadership positions at S&P Global Platts, a leading information agency for global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agricultural markets.

Russel Hardy
CEO, Vitol

Russel Hardy is CEO of Vitol, a global energy company with revenues of $279 billion and an asset portfolio spanning power, oil and gas production, energy retail and distribution and renewables.

Russel has over 30 years’ experience within the energy industry, joining Vitol in 1993 from BP. He has held a number of trading and management roles in Singapore and London.

He has a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London.


S&P Global Speakers

Atul Arya - 100.jpg Atul Arya
Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Atul Arya, Senior Vice President and Chief Energy Strategist, S&P Global, is responsible for integrating energy content, analysis, and insights across the entire energy value chain and for c-suite client engagements.

Dr. Arya’s areas of expertise include business strategy, commercial analysis, oil markets, energy technologies, climate change, and renewables. He has previously led Energy Insight, Research and Analysis and Energy Research teams at IHS Markit.

Dr. Arya has previously served on boards of several companies and institutions, including Tata BP Solar, Green Mountain Energy, and National Council for Atmospheric Research. He was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Agenda Council on the Future of Oil and Gas and Adjunct Senior Fellow at Council on Foreign Relations in the United States.

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Vice President, APAC Commercial, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Ching is Vice President of S&P Global Commodity Insights, a division of S&P Global and the leading independent provider of information, benchmark prices and analytics for the energy and commodities markets. She is responsible for all commercial activities in Asia Pacific (APAC) including sales and new business development strategies, global commercial relationships with APAC’s largest and most strategic customers, as well as business strategies in the region’s developed and emerging markets. Ching is a board member of S&P Global Asian Holdings and the Chair of the S&P Global Platts APAC leadership team.

For 2 years, Ching also supported The National Kidney Foundation in Singapore, where she led the implementation and growth of the corporate sponsorship department.

Dave Ernsberger.png Dave Ernsberger
Head of Market Reporting & Trading Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Dave Ernsberger is Head of Market Reporting & Trading Solutions for S&P Global Commodity Insights. Based in London, Dave assumed overall responsibility for Platts Western hemisphere energy news and pricing across oil, generating fuels and petrochemicals in November 2016 and is a member of the Platts Executive Committee.

Prior to this role, Dave was Global Head of Oil Content for two years. Before relocating to London in 2010, Dave was Senior Editorial Director for Asia, managing Platts’ editorial and analytical groups in Singapore, Japan, Australia, the Philippines, and China.

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Head of Global Demand and Asia Analytics, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Currently based in Singapore, Kang is in the S&P Global Commodity Insights leadership team and leading a team of global macro, demand and Asia analysts.

Prior to that, he was a director and senior research fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in charge of a program for doing research on global oil, gas and coal markets with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Kang previously held vice chairman, managing director, senior fellow and senior advisor roles in energy research and consulting, covering a variety of issues related economic, energy and environmental developments in Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Pacific Island economies and including many years of work the East-West Center, an institution established by the US Congress, as well as three years at an international energy consultancy.

Kang has over 25 years of energy analytics, consulting, and research experience. He conducts studies of energy policies, security, demand, supply, and trade with special emphasis on oil, gas and other energy commodities.

Mark Eramo.jpg Mark Eramo
Head of Fuels, Chemicals & Resources Solutions, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Mark Eramo currently leads the Fuels, Chemicals & Resource Solutions (FCRS) business line, one of five businesses that make up the newly formed S&P Global Commodity Insights division (formerly S&P Global Platts). In his current role, Mark has P&L responsibility for the FCRS business and manages a global team of nearly 500 research colleagues.

His team is located in more than 30 countries across all major regions and delivers information, insights, and forecasts regarding energy, refining, chemicals, agriculture, shipping, metals, and various related industries.

Prior to the merger closing, Mark served as Senior Vice President, Energy & Downstream Markets, as a member of the leadership team for the Energy & Natural Resources division of IHS Markit.

Tom Stonier Photo.jpg Paul Gruenwald
Global Chief Economist, S&P Global Ratings

Paul Gruenwald is the Global Chief Economist at S&P Global Ratings based in New York. He leads the economic research agenda and serves as the primary spokesperson on macro-economic matters for the company.

Before joining S&P Global Ratings in 2013, Paul spent almost five years at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) as the Asia Pacific Chief Economist, where he was responsible for helping set and direct ANZ’s Asian and global economic research agenda, as well as building the bank’s economic research efforts and profile in the region. Previously, Paul worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for nearly 16 years, where he led the team producing the IMF’s Asian regional outlook reports. He was also the IMF Resident Representative to Hong Kong and Korea, the Deputy Chief of the China Division, and did considerable work on both public (Paris Club) and private (London Club) debt restructuring issues.

Saugata Saha.jpg Saugata Saha
President, S&P Global Commodity Insights

Saugata is the President of S&P Global Platts and a member of S&P Global’s Operating Committee.

In prior roles at the company, Saugata was the Chief Financial Officer of two of S&P Global’s technology-driven, data, benchmarks, and analytics divisions, S&P Global Market Intelligence and S&P Global Platts. Prior to that, Saugata led financial planning & analyses (FP&A) and corporate strategy for the company; managed operations for the technology group; led integration program for a large acquisition; and led the strategy team at S&P Global’s Ratings division.

Become a sponsor

APPEC connects senior-level experts, decision-makers and solution providers across the global and Asian energy industry. 

Our attendees and speakers gather to develop strategies, make valuable contacts and seek solutions to their pressing issues in this remarkable time. With these goals in mind, our agenda is strategically designed with multiple networking opportunities and interactive sessions to facilitate the highest levels of access and engagement.

Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities for:

• Leverage the S&P Global Commodity Insights energy and commodities information reputation
• Boost and reinforce your corporate image and brand recognition within the market
• Plan your onsite networking effectively with advance access to the attendee list
• Demonstrate your organization’s strengths and capabilities to executives empowered to make decisions
• Build and maintain lasting business relationships with key industry players
• Maximize your investment by focusing your efforts at a single location, face-to-face with an engaged audience

APPEC offers a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs and your budget.

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what we can do for your business, please contact:

Sheryl Tan
+65 6216 1191
[email protected]

Hospitality Suites

Over 40 companies hosted hospitality suites and private meeting rooms at the Raffles City Convention Centre and its connected hotels during APPEC 2022!

This is your opportunity to join them to develop new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships under one roof. Maximize the time spent at your critical meetings whilst still seizing the chance to attend the conference and tap into the valuable networking over the entire week.

From counter-party negotiations to an intimate drinks reception, reserving a hospitality suite allows you to cater to all your potential APPEC client and partner engagement activities and still have an exclusive setting for your VIPs.

Our team is ready to show you a variety of suite sizes and configurations to accommodate your unique requirements.

Contact us at [email protected] to book your hospitality suite today!


Super Early Bird Rate*
Register by June 30
Early Bird Rate*
Register by July 31
Standard Rate*
Register by August 30
All Access Pass 
(September 4-6)
Chemical Conference
(September 5 only)
Shipping & Bunker Conference
(September 6 only)

*Rates are in USD and not inclusive of local taxes or VAT

* If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 3 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected] on or before Wednesday, 30 August 2023 (SGT), and are subject to approval.

*If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, we accept cancellations and provide refunds if received in writing to [email protected] at least 30 days before the event. All cancellations are subjected to a cancellation fee of USD $195.

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Event Venue
Raffles City Convention Centre L4, Singapore
80 Bras Basah Rd
Singapore 189560

* The event will be held as a purely in-person event without virtual access.

Reserve your accommodation for APPEC 2023 at preferential rates:
Swissotel the Stamford Singapore
S$390++ per night (room with no breakfast)
S$420++ per night (room with 1 breakfast)
S$450++ per night (room with 2 breakfast)

Fairmont Singapore
S$420++ per night (room with no breakfast)
S$450++ per night (room with 1 breakfast)
S$480++ per night (room with 2 breakfast)

News & Insights

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How do I register?

We offer three easy ways to register:

Online: Click here to register now

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +65 6530 6430

What forms of payment do you accept?

For this event, we only accept payment by credit card.

How do I obtain a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa?

We can provide you with a letter of invitation to apply for a travel visa, which you should then send to the appropriate consulate or embassy of the event location. Please note:

  • — Your registration fee must be paid in full before a letter of invitation can be issued. There are no exceptions.
  • — Payment is considered full once it is paid. Credit card payments are immediate. 
  • — The visa application process can take weeks or even months, depending on the countries involved and time of year, so you should consider registering and paying as early as possible.

Once full payment has been made, please contact Customer Service to request a letter of invitation:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +65 6530 6430

I'm no longer able to attend. May I send someone else in my place?

If you are no longer able to attend, we are happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 3 business days in advance of the event.

Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected], and are subject to approval.

For assistance, you may also reach out by phone:
+65 6530 6430

What if I need to cancel my registration?

If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, we accept cancellations and provide refunds if received in writing to [email protected] at least 30 days before the event. All cancellations are subjected to a cancellation fee of USD $195.

To transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, send your request by email to [email protected] up to 3 business days in advance of the event. Requests are subject to approval.

For assistance, you may also reach out by phone:
+65 6530 6430

Are there sponsorship opportunities?

We offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this event:

Sheryl Tan

+65 6216 1191

[email protected]

Are there speaking opportunities?

We're always looking for the best voices in the industry to share their experience and perspective on opportunities, challenges, and trends. Please reach out directly to the Conference Producer to discuss availability and suitability:

Jade Tynan

+65 6530 6581

[email protected]

Are press passes available?

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.

Han Tine Lim

+65 6439 6024

[email protected]

What are the event terms and conditions?

Click here to view the full event terms and conditions, then use the drop-down menu to select the Asia-Pacific Region event category.