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2022 UEIL Annual Congress

19-21 October 2022 Athens, Greece

UEIL 2022 Annual Congress “Driving innovation – the lubricant industry on the move”

As we all know, Europe’s recovery requires the acceleration of the twin green and digital transitions, so that we build a more sustainable and resilient society and economy. These two trends present a unique opportunity to the lubricant industry – but we will only be able to capture the benefits if we take the right strategic decisions.

For this reason, the theme for the 2022 UEIL Congress will be “Driving innovation – the lubricant industry on the move”.

From October 19 to October 21 in the beautiful city of Athens, Greece, we will explore the topic of innovation along different stages of the value chain, with the aim of understanding the regulatory environment and the tools at hand – as well as being inspired by success stories and case studies presented by the brightest European lubricant manufactures.

Registrations will open in spring but you can already reach out to the UEIL Congress team (info@ueilcongress.org) for speaking and sponsorship opportunities. We look forward to seeing you there!


Consult the 2022 UEIL Annual Congress draft programme here. Please note that the programme remains subject to change.


For sponsorship opportunities, please consult the 2022 UEIL Sponsorship Brochure below.

We are delighted to introduce you to the sponsors of the 2022 UEIL Congress – a huge thanks to them for their support!

LPC S.A. is active in the industrial production of base lubricants, the production and trade of packaged lubricant products as well as in the trade of paraffin and other petroleum products. LPC’s primary objective is the provision of quality products and services which meet the consumers’ needs, with responsibility towards the society and the environment.

Through an ever-developing and friendly sales network, the company offers its services to individuals and professionals, providing solutions for the movement and lubrication of every motor type and mechanical application. At the same time, placing particular emphasis on the protection of the environment, the company is innovative by developing activities and productive methods that contribute to the protection of the environment.

ABN Resource are global recruitment consultants to the lubricant, additive and base oil industry. Specialising in retained search for hard-to-find talent in Executive, Sales, Operations, and Technical positions. Our vision is to provide growth through happy, high performing people that make a safer & more sustainable world.

BRB International BV is a dynamic and innovative company, providing technology solutions in the Silicones, Lube oil Additives and Chemicals space. In September 2019, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), one of the largest integrated chemicals producers in Southeast Asia, acquired Da Vinci Group BV, widely known as BRB. With this acquisition, BRB’s business units Silicones, Lube Oil Additives and Chemicals are the new segments that PCG has entered as part of its step-out strategy to pursue growth in specialty chemicals.

Chevron Base Oils provides a global slate of premium Group II base oils. Our technically substitutable base oils produced at multiple plants are made available from a network of regional supply hubs centrally located near the world’s largest lubricant markets. Our base oils are suitable for more than 90% of the worlds formulating needs for automotive and industrial lubricants. We work closely with lubricant manufactures, additive companies, original equipment manufactures and industry groups such as API, SAE, ILSAC and ACEA to advance industry standards that protect engine performance while enabling environmental compliance for new engine designs.

Eldons Lubricants Industry

ELDON’S was established in 1975 and today is one of the largest production and trading companies in Greece, offering a full range of synthetic and conventional lubricants, greases and special products (such as emulsions, special motor liquids, etc.).

Since its foundation, the company is in a constant state of expansion. For almost 5 decades, ELDON’Shas consistently provided high technical expertise, know-how and robust specialization in the lubrication industry.

Ergon is the global leader in specialty base oils, serving as a trusted partner to customers in more than 90 countries around the world. A source of innovative solutions for the base oil industry, Ergon offers products of the highest quality, as well as industry-leading manufacturing practices and a global supply and distribution network.

Committed to meeting present and future market needs for solvency and viscosity, the family-owned company has a long history of investing in technologies and integrated logistics — with an average of 93% of earnings reinvested over the past five years.

FUCHS is a global Group with German roots that develops, produces and distributes lubricants and related specialties. The FUCHS product program comprises more than 10,000 products and related services in six key categories: Automotive LubricantsIndustrial LubricantsLubricating GreasesMetal Processing LubricantsSpecial Application Lubricants and Services.

In close contact with its customers, FUCHS develops holistic, innovative and custom-made solutions for the most diverse applications. As a lubricant manufacturer, FUCHS stands for performance and sustainability, for safety and reliability, for efficiency and cost savings. FUCHS stands for a promise: technology that pays back.

IMCD is a global leader in the distribution and formulation of speciality chemicals and ingredients, providing solutions to their partners. IMCD’s long-standing partnerships with leading suppliers enable us to offer a comprehensive and synergistic portfolio, complementary to the formulation needs of their customers.

IMCD Lubricants & Energy offers base oils and additive components and packages used in automotive and industrial oils and greases. They also supply a range of speciality chemicals that can be used across all parts of the oil, gas and fuel markets, from upstream exploration, to mid-stream processing (storing and transportation), through to downstream refineries, petrochemical plants and final processing of the fuels used by consumers at the end of the supply chain.

In their Technical Centres, they perform tests on products and evaluate recommended formulations by mimicking performance in real life applications. These testing capabilities are perfect for customers and suppliers who do not have access to their own instruments or labs.

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) is the voice of the North American lubricants industry. Member companies help stimulate $14.4 billion in sales activity and $7.2 million in GDP each year, and produce more than a quarter of the automotive lubricants and three-quarters of the metalworking fluids in North America. Most are still privately owned, and many have been family-owned for generations.

Ingevity is a leading global manufacturer of high-performing specialty additives used in metalworking fluid, industrial lubricant, low-sulfur diesel fuel and grease applications. For more than 70 years, Ingevity has supplied the lubricants market with sustainable solutions derived from tall oil fatty acid (TOFA) and distilled tall oil (DTO), which provide unique performance properties including surface activation, co-emulsification, corrosion inhibition and solvency in various formulations.

Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a clear path to success. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations for over 60 years.

Our clients in the lubricants, baseoils, and additives value chain require pragmatic and impactful ways to direct their strategies and commercial practices toward achieving the SDGs and carbon impact objectives relative to their industries. The paths that they set today will be of critical importance as regulators, investors, customers, and employees demand transparency, commitment, and a clearly defined, measurable plan of action. The Kline Team is here to support our clients across the lubricants value chain by providing industry-specific resources, custom research, and expert advice as they set their businesses up for a successful and sustainable future. 

For more than 30 years, SIP Speciality Oils and Fluids has been a respected and recognised independent marketer and distributor.  Based in London, we have been supplying demanding customers in Europe and the wider African and Middle Eastern markets for many years.  SIP has one of the most comprehensive product portfolios, covering a wide range of base fluids for many product applications.

We are especially known for our extensive range of viscosity grades of mineral white oils with Halal and Kosher approvals, and our premium oils for industrial and drilling applications.  We manage our own vessel and road tanker operations in-house, based around our own storage hub in North West Europe.  We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver where our competitors cannot by giving tight lead times, support for unusual viscosity grades, and our own experienced in-house technical services and operations team who offer a bespoke service.

The Zeller+Gmelin Group is represented in 12 countries worldwide. Whether it is about high-quality industrial lubricants, Divinol lubricants and separating agents, chemical products or radiation-curing printing inks and varnishes – Zeller + Gmelin are the competent partner for highest demands.

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