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2018 UEIL Annual Congress

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Wednesday 24 – Friday 26 October 2018

Budapest, Hungary


Hilton Budapest

Budapest, Hess András tér 1-3, 1014 Hungary


For the last 54 years, UEIL has held its yearly Annual Congress in October, offering a unique opportunity to players in the European and global Lubricants industry to meet and network, strengthen their relationships, and learn more about the latest developments from a technological, economic, marketing and regulatory perspective.

The +/- 250 Delegates, decision makers in the sector, traditionally come from over 20 countries, including participants from Europe, the US, Asia and Africa, and represent various sectors within the Lubricants industry, and in particular:

  • Base oil and lubricants producers
  • Additive companies
  • Technology services companies
  • Lubricants blenders
  • Regulators

Hilton Budapest

Budapest, Hess András tér 1-3,

1014 Hungary

How to get there

Set in the heart of the Royal Castle District, this Budapest hotel rests on the Buda side of the city, just steps from Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion.

From the Airport, you can use the Hilton Budapest pick-up service (fee applies) – advance booking required at +36 1 889 6622 or budhi.concierge@hilton.com giving arrival date, time and flight number. The driver is waiting for guests at the airport arrivals hall with a sign.

Alternatively, there is a Minibus service operated by the Budapest Airport – they can be found in the airport arrivals hall. With public transportation you can take bus NR200, change to metro NR3 at Kobánya Kispest and take bus NR16 at Deák Ferenc square. Public bus NR16 conveniently connects the hotel with the city center Deák Ferenc square and with Buda side transportation hub Széll Kálmán tér.

Please note that car traffic is limited in the Castle District to preserve its historic heritage. Guests of Hilton Budapest are allowed to enter the Castle Area by validating the parking ticket at the Front Desk of the hotel. Visitors can leave the protected area free of charge within 15 minutes of their entry at the same gate. Parking on the street with validated ticket costs HUF 525/EUR 1.81 per hour. Hilton Budapest offers a secured and convenient underground garage for HUF 900/EUR 3.10 per hour or HUF 9900/EUR 34 per day.

Fees and Registration

The 2018 UEIL Annual Congress will be held in Budapest (Hungary) from 24 to 26 October!

Click here to register!

Join us in Budapest!


For further information, contact us @ info@ueilcongress.org



Congress fees

Until 01 Sept. 2018

After 01 Sept. 2018

Full Congress €785.00 + 27% VAT if applicable €895.00 + 27% VAT if applicable
One-Day Congress €620.00 + 27% VAT if applicable €725.00 + 27% VAT if applicable
Gala Dinner €99.00 + 27% VAT if applicable
Speaker ticket Free

Full and one day congress fees for delegates include the Welcome Dinner on  Wednesday 24 October and the Gala Dinner on Thursday 25 October.

  • Prices indicated above do not include 27% Hungarian VAT
  • Please note that hotel accommodation is not included in the conference fee

Terms and conditions

FEES: All Delegate fees are inclusive of lunch, refreshments, conference documentation and attendance to the Opening Reception and Gala Dinner.

VAT: Under EU Customs and Excise Regulations Delegates are required to pay VAT on any conferences taking place within the EU. All fees are subject to Hungary VAT. Delegates may be entitled to reclaim this cost.
For further information please contact our VAT consultant European VAT Desk: Place Constantin Meunier 20/6 1190 Brussels, Belgium – Tel:+32.2.351.26.00 / www.vatdesk.eu

CANCELLATIONS: Any cancellation must be communicated in writing not less than 20 working days before the event and will be subject to an administration charge of €100 for the delegate conference pass. Partners’ cancellation fees is €50. We regret that no refunds will be made for invoices cancelled after this time and the full registration fee will be payable. Substitutions may be made at any time.

DATA PROTECTION: All the information collected for the UEIL Congress 2018 is confidential. The data will be held on a database and will be owned by UEIL for the purposes of running the Congress. UEIL will not share this information with any third parties for either commercial or other reasons. Should your personal data need to be updated, you can access it upon request. Your details will not be made available to external companies for marketing purposes.

FORCE MAJEURE: ‘Force majeure’ frees both parties, the delegate and the organizer, from the contractual responsibilities of this agreement. Force majeure includes: e.g. war, military occupation, riot, strike, total collapse of the provision of supplies, total suspension of air traffic (except in the case of adverse climatic conditions and strike).

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Delegates are advised to procure their own personal and travel insurance.


‘The lubricant industry: embracing the future’

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– 09.30: Meet in the Hilton hotel lobby
– 10.00: The bus will depart from the hotel to bring participants to the city of Esztergom (approx. 1 hour bus ride)
– 11.15: Beginning of the visit of Esztergom, former capital of Hungary
– 12.20: Visit of Visegrad, with a stop at the panorama on the Danube Valley
– 13.00: Lunch break in Visegrad
– 14.00: Departure for Szentendre (45 mn bus ride)
– 15.00: Visit of Szentendre, small baroque city built on medieval ruins, located at the gate of the Danube Bend
– 17.00: Departure to the hotel
– 17.45: Arrival at the hotel

Total price per participant: 120€


– 09.30: Meet in the Hilton hotel lobby
– 10.00: The bus will depart from the hotel to bring participants to the City Park
– 10.30 : Walking visit of City Park. Opportunity to admire the famous Széchenyi Thermal Bath, the Budapest Zoo and the fairy tale castle (Vajdahunyad Vára)
– 12.30: Lunch break
– 13.30: Guided walk visit of the Buda side of the city with a stop in the Castle District. The bus will also take participants to the Gellért Hill (Citadel) for a spectacular view of Budapest.
– 15.00: Visit of the central market and the Jewish district
– 16.30: Coffee break in the Jewish district
– 17.30: Departure to the hotel by bus
– 17.45: Return to the hotel

Total price per participant: 120€

Click here to register!


Gala Dinner

Join us on Thursday 25 October for an unforgettable experience at the Pesti Vigadó (Concert Hall)!







Hotel and accommodation

Guest Rooms

Stay at Hilton Budapest and have it all! A central location, stylish guest rooms, and gorgeous views of the historic city and River Danube. The hotel has recently renovated all superior and executive rooms and public spaces. It is located in the Royal Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hilton Budapest is on the Buda side of the city, next to Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. It is very close to the Buda Castle, Budapest Historical Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery. Cross the famous Chain Bridge and explore Pest’s city center – the walk takes just 15 minutes.

For more information, click here.

Features & Amenities

Feel at home in newly renovated guest rooms with features including a separate bathtub and walk-in shower, a 42-inch HDTV, USB ports and media hub. Enjoy in-room tea and coffee making facilities and luxurious bath products. Select a river-view room to enjoy stunning vistas of the Danube and the city!


A special conference rate is bookable until 22 September 2018, but rooms quantity is limited so make sure you book your own! The cost per room/night (single use) varies from 195€ to 270€.

Should you need to cancel your reservation, please do so up until 72 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid cancellation fee.

For more information and to book your room, please click here.


Have a look at our sponsorship brochure!

Download available here

Should you be interest by our offers, please do not hesitate to contact us! (Sévrine Pereira Teixeira – info@ueilcongress.org)

Our sponsors

Argus Media

Argus is a global leader in energy and commodity price reporting, news and analysis. The Argus Global Base Oils weekly spot report covers key markets including Europe, US, Russia, Asia-Pacific and China. Argus provides coverage for the growing Group II market in Europe with four key price assessments: N100, N150, N220 and N600 with five years price history. The service also includes Group I and Group III prices, oil product prices, plant maintenance/upcoming capacity data, freight fixtures/enquiries and fundamentals data.

Argus’ 50 year history gives it a unique perspective on industry trends and developments. In addition to base oils, Argus covers other petroleum products markets as well as crude oil, power, generation fuels, metals, fertilizers and petrochemicals.  Argus prices are used in spot, term and derivative contracts and for investment planning, analysis and taxation purposes. Argus also runs conferences and conducts bespoke consulting projects for its clients.  For more information, please visit: https://www.argusmedia.com/

BRB International is an international lube oil additives, chemicals and silicones producer dedicated to servicing their customers with a wide range of tailor-made solutions. BRB has 11 locations worldwide from which they can supply their markets and meet their customers’ needs. BRB’s strength lies in the commitment of its 240 employees, putting the customer first and being flexible in both service and product solutions. Their focus on R&D, technical field support, customized products and problem solving mentality gives BRB a unique position in the market. BRB is able to service smaller and middle size customers as well as larger multinationals. For more information, visit www.brb-international.com/

Chemlube Established in 1989, Chemlube, based in Harrison, NY, and its sister company Chemlube S.A. (formerly known as Sopetra S.A.), based in Switzerland, maintain a representative office in Moscow and a worldwide network of agents in Mexico, Asia, Africa, India and the Middle East.
 Our international network of offices and agents allows us to work closely with our customers around the world to ensure that they receive the highest quality products and service.
 We give the highest priority to understanding and satisfying the unique requirements of each individual customer.

Chemlube benefits from the financial and commercial strength of its 50% shareholder, Chemoil Energy Ltd.(www.chemoil.com), a leading supplier of bunker fuels to the maritime industry.

Chemlube cooperates with leading base oil producers around the world in the international distribution and marketing of base oils. We serve customers in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, India and the Middle East. Our international base oil trading activity includes complete logistics and customs support and market advice. We can undertake either short term or long term commitments, depending upon the needs of our customers. Chemlube also offers customized blending, and can arrange for inland transport services by rail and tank truck. As part of our base oil trading operations, Chemlube maintains storage facilities in Savannah, Georgia, Brownsville, Texas, and Antwerp, Belgium.

In the United States, Chemlube’s blending operations are located in Savannah, Georgia, at the Epic Midstream LLC and Colonial Terminals Inc. facilities. The Epic Midstream facility has access to deep-water berths to allow for imports of base oils on large oceangoing tankers. We also source base oils from domestic North American refineries. Chemlube’s Savannah blending plants produce a full range of high quality competitively priced engine oils and industrial lubricants. Chemlube manufactures its lubricants using licensed formulations resulting in highly reliable performance characteristics. (Specifications for these lubricants can be found elsewhere on this site). In addition to finished lubricants, Chemlube’s Savannah operations offer Chemlube 100N through Chemlube 600N grades of base oil and all viscosities in between. These base oils can be transported to customers by tank truck and rail car. They are well suited to formulate a wide variety of automotive and industrial lubricants as well as diluents for additives and process oil applications.

Chevron Base Oils, a division of Chevron Corporation, 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 world’s formulating needs for automotive and industrial lubricants. We work closely with lubricant manufacturers, additive companies, original equipment manufacturers 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.Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

Dotz Ltd 

Dotz Ltd. is a Hi-Tech company, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:DTZ), specializing in development and marketing of novel advanced materials used for tracing, anti-counterfeiting and product-liability solutions.

Dotz is committed to manufacturing and selling high-quality, reliable products and services. We are obligated to comply with customer requirements. We aspire to continuously improve our quality control systems and to provide an added value to our clients. We are striving to commercialize our solutions while minimizing any potential impacts on the environment and always to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for all our employees. We are obligated to comply with any regulatory and legislative requirements for use of our ValiDotz™.

Dotz is committed to the environmental aspects of our process by:

  • Employee awareness
  • Protecting the environment while producing our product
  • Promoting energy efficiency
  • Preventing the polluting of our environment

Boosting innovation rooted in deep experience: Founded in 1954, Etivoet has now developed into a leading, innovative expert in self-adhesive labels on rolls. They are the European multilayer layer expert.



Eurideas Language Experts is a professional translation agency with offices in Brussels, Frankfurt and Budapest. We are specialized in chemicals, oil, gas, REACH, plastics, biocides, food additives, agrochemicals, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, in regulatory affairs related to chemicals, as well as in international and EU affairs, legal, financial, business, medical, software, environment and energy related translations.

We provide translation and interpretation services in more than 50 languages, for example:

  • 24 official languages of the European Union
  • Other European languages (for example): Norwegian, Icelandic, Serbian, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish
  • Other languages (for example): US English, Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Hindi and many other languages.

We work with 800 linguists, who are experts of the thematic field they translate. Most of them have worked or completed studies in the relevant field. This way we ensure that our translations are of the highest quality and the correct terminology is used. Our translators are native speakers of their target languages.

We have translated more than 5 million words in the chemical field during the last 3 years.

For more information, please contact us at translation@eurideastranslation.com or check out our website: www.eurideastranslation.com


FUCHS PETROLUB SE  The company develops, produces and sells a full portfolio of lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Founded as a family company in Mannheim in 1931, today 58 operating companies with more than 5,000 employees in over 45 countries operate under the FUCHS PETROLUB SE umbrella. FUCHS is the world’s largest inde-

pendent lubricant manufacturer and generated sales revenues of around € 2.5 billion in 2017. The most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America. Our more than 100,000 customers around the world include automotive suppliers and OEMs, companies in the engineering, metalworking, mining and exploration, aerospace, power generation, construction and transport sectors, agriculture and forestry, steel, metal, cement, casting and forging industries as well as in the food industry and the glass manufacturing sector.

FUCHS stands for performance and sustainability, for safety and reliability, for efficiency and cost savings. FUCHS stands for a promise: technology that pays back.

Hangzhou Sungate Chemical 

Hangzhou Sungate is a chemical company specialized in lubricant additives since 2003, working as a professional global manufacturer/supplier and importer of lubricant additives. As a professional supplier and manufacturer in this field, we are engaged in supplying excellent China-made lubricant additives, as well as importing high quality additives and their raw materials from overseas. We have good experience in matching the corresponding equivalent additives of China and world markets(US, Europe, and Japan), and supplying them from China. In addition, we are experienced in developing new additives by customers’ order. We are mainly focus on supplying countertype additives of famous brands. After years of development and efforts, we have gained a good reputation from our US and European customers. We are looking forward to establishing honest and Win to Win partnership with you! For more information visit: http://www.sungatechem.com/


The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) was founded in 1948. ILMA’s 328 members include independent lubricant companies that produce more than 25% of all lubricants and 80% or more of the metalworking fluids and other specialty industrial lubricants sold in the U.S., and key suppliers of raw materials and services to independent lubricant manufacturers. For more information, visit www.ilma.org.



IMCD N.V. is a leading global distributor of speciality chemicals and lubricant additive components (extreme pressure, anticorrosion, tackifiers, biocides to namea few), PAO, PIB, silicone derivatives, esters and packages.  Sharing our technical expertise, best practice and product, application and local market knowledge, we offer value-added services to grow your business. Our dedicated Technical Sales Experts will support you in the formulation and development of your automotive lubricants, industrial oils and refinery processing oils. Thanks to our comprehensive portfolio of high quality, innovative products and our network of experienced people, we propose tailor-made solutions in line with the latest market trends. Finding new ways to optimise formulations is one of our many in-house skills. Contact us to find out more about how our specialist Lubricants Team can develop the perfect solution for you.  For more information, please visit: https://www.imcdgroup.com/business-groups/lubricants

KEMAT Polybutenes is a privately held company founded in 1989, operating globally with an expanding portfolio.  It is the largest independent distributor of polyisobutylenes and related products in the EMEA region.  The company has unparalleled experience and insights into PIB markets and applications with strong supplier relationships for more than 28 years. Having built up an expertise in the supply of additives to the lubricants industry, KEMAT has expanded over the years to supply a wide range of additives to a diverse customer base across a multitude of different industry segments. The international B2B team covers a broad range of expertise, from physics to chemistry, engineering to pharmaceutical science, management and logistics, all at a specialist level.  An internationally speaking company for an international market. As well as Polybutenes, KEMAT also distributes Poly Alpha Olefins and Natural Oils to different market segments such as Lubricants & Greases, Plastics & Rubbers, Sealants & Adhesives and Cosmetics. Offering Supply Chain Reliability, it has distribution centres in NL, BE, UK, FR, IT and TR with readily available stock across all grades: a wide range of high quality PIBs, bulk tank containers, IBCs and drum packaging as well as a drumming facility. KEMAT continues to build its strength and reputation on providing timely deliveries of high quality products at competitive prices and giving personal attention to both supplier and customer requirements. For more information, please visit www.kematbelgium.com

Pilot Chemical is a privately owned and independent global specialty chemical company providing high quality products and services to the metalworking and lubricant, household and industrial, personal care, oilfield, and emulsion polymerization industries. Proprietary core technologies involve alkylation, sulfonation, sulfation and a number of other specialty operations. Pilot, an industry leader in chemical innovation and safety, owns the most state-of-the-art continuous sulfation process in North America and is the world’s largest manufacturer of disulfonates. To learn more, visit  www.pilotchemical.com.


Established in 1987, SIP has successfully evolved from a base oil trading company to a well-recognised, independent marketer of speciality oils and fluids across Europe and beyond. We identify and supply high performance speciality oils and fluids that allow our customers to add value and differentiate their product offering through a tailored and personalised problem solving approach. SIP values long-term strategic partnerships and we strive to offer customers and suppliers the very highest levels of service by actively applying our corporate values of customer focus, flexibility, professionalism and credibility in combination with a can-do-approach to all aspects our business. To find out more, please visit us at www.sip.com.


Wolf Oil Corporation is an international lubricants company and rare ‘pure player’ in today’s industry. We are 100% dedicated to blending lubricants. It’s what we care about, it’s where our competence lies, and it’s what we do best.

We are a Belgian independent company founded in 1955 and have grown to become a major player in our industry. During this time, we have established relationships with additive suppliers and leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), following their exact specifications and gaining official approvals. With the expertise and solid base that our teams have built-up over 60 years, we are ideally positioned today to respond to your needs with industry-leading capabilities, and to make the most of new opportunities in a rapidly evolving lubricants market.

Present in more than 90 countries worldwide, we are expanding our international presence at a steady pace. With our own branches in France, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, we our establishing at the same a stronger local footprint, allowing us to be close to the market and to anticipate on future development.

As an industry specialist, we focus on meeting the diverse needs and requirements of our customers with high quality, technology enhanced lubricants. We create value with a full-service approach that encompasses technical advice, the elaboration of products, filling, packaging and logistical support, as well as indispensable sales and marketing training and tools.

As one of Europe’s leading independent lubricant manufacturers, the company is growing at a healthy and solid pace. Today we have a dedicated team of 230 specialists that are powering a strong growth year over year.

We welcome the increasing complexity that characterizes our industry, and the many challenges of producing lubricants of the highest quality.

Because no one blends technology with service like we do.

Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG: The brand with the clear plus!

Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG is an medium-sized, international, market leading manufacturer of lubricants, printing inks and chemicals. With the headquartered in Eislingen/Fils (near Göppingen) is the com

pany still family owned. With our 16 branches and subsidiaries worldwide we are well connected and delivery our products in more than 80 countries. Our high-quality products of the divisions industrial lubricants, Divinol lubricants for automotives, land & forestry and release agents, printing inks and chemicals internationally take a leading position on the market. We attach importance to individual and holistic solutions and offer research, development and production – everything from a single source – from expert source.

We understanding + providing solutions, this is what we have doing for more than 150 years. Because we understand our customers and create solutions – reliable, flexible and tailor-made. That´s something we owe to the quality of our work and of courses to the experience, expertise and passion of our employees.

These values we combine in our brand promise “EXPERTLY DONE.

Steelworks and car manufacturers rely on our products as we recognize the signs of the times. We have therefore developed systematically to become experts in lubricants – with over 700 premium-quality industrial lubricants offering the best proof of this. We work very closely with our customers to implement new expertise and ideas. By responding to your individual requirements with speed, flexibility and creativity: from product    development and in-house production as well as from the latest analysis laboratories to disposal. None of this would be possible without the perfect dovetailing of research and development, production and sales in our streamlined organisation.

A clear plus! www.zeller-gmelin.de


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Don’t forget to register to the 2018 UEIL Congress!


Brussels, 29 August 2018: UEIL is looking forward to its annual Congress, which will take place in Budapest, Hungary, on 24-26 October. Registration is open and available here. The theme of this year’s event is ‘The lubricant industry: embracing the future’ and promises to be a major highlight for our industry sector and for European industry more generally.

“This year’s Congress offers a unique opportunity to players in the European and global lubricants industry to meet and network, strengthen their relationships, and learn more about the latest developments from a technological, economic, marketing and regulatory perspective,” said UEIL President Valentina Serra-Holm. “We expect around 250 participants from more than 20 countries and 4 continents, representing the entire industry and its supply chain, as well as decision-makers and regulators – so don’t delay, register today!”

The Congress will take place at the Hilton Budapest, in the heart of the Royal Castle District, with the prestigious Pesti Vigadó (Concert Hall) hosting the gala dinner on 25 October, which promises to be an unforgettable experience.

We have already planned a packed agenda for the three days, incorporating a pre-conference seminar in collaboration with ICIS, workshops, panel debates, and a number of informed speakers discussing a variety of highly relevant topics affecting our business, including: e-mobility, digitalization, talent attraction, sustainability and cross-border challenges. The full programme can be found here.

There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available which are intended to help you raise the international profile and awareness of your company. We offer a range of rates to accommodate all budgets and preferences – more information can be found in our sponsorship brochure.

We would like to thank our current sponsors – Argus Media, BRB, CHEVRON Base Oils, Chemlube, Etivoet, Eurideas, FUCHS, ILMA, KEMAT Belgium, PILOT CHEMICAL, Wolf Oil, ZELLER+GMELIN– for supporting this year’s Congress and look forward to what promises to be a fascinating and enjoying three days in the Hungarian capital!

For more information contact info@ueilcongress.org

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