Annual Meeting 2024

“Asian Lubricants Industry – Supporting Growth & Sustainability”

Mark your calendars for the 2024 ALIA Annual Meeting, set to take place in the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from March 5-6, 2024. The theme of the event is “Asian Lubricants Industry – Supporting Growth & Sustainability”, thoughtfully chosen to address the pivotal role of the lubricants industry as an enabler of economic growth, while ensuring environmental sustainability in the dynamic Asian context.


The Asian lubricants industry continues to navigate a dynamic landscape, marked by the persistent pressure of delivering on quality, cost and performance. Sustainability remains a paramount objective. The urgency to steer our industry towards a greener future has never been more apparent. By attending the Annual Meeting you’ll gain invaluable insights, foster strategic partnerships, and be part of a collective effort to drive positive change in the Asian lubricants industry.

Preliminary Program - 2024 ALIA Annual Meeting
March 3, 2024 (Sunday) Cham Room, 2nd Floor
Registration Opens 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Golf Outing (separate fee)- Meeting Point Lobby of Intercontinental Saigon (Bus departs at 5:30 AM. Tee time at 6:30 AM. Bus will return to hotel approx. 12:30-1:00 PM) 5:00 AM - 5:30 AM
City Tour (no fee but must pre-register)- Meeting Point Lobby of Intercontinental Saigon (Bus departs at 1:00 PM) 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
March 4, 2024 (Monday) Con Dao Room, 2nd Floor
Registration Opens 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Council Meeting (Council Members Only) 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Subcommittee Meetings (Open to ALIA Members Only)
Coffee Break 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Professional Development/Membership/Events & Activities 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch for Subcommittee Chairs, Council & Invited Guests only (Private Room - Yuchu Restaurant, 1st Floor) 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Technology & Information 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Coffee Break 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Sustainability 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Corporate Governance 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dinner at Ngon Restaurant (no extra fee, but must pre-register) Buses will depart from Intercontinental Saigon at 6:30 PM 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
March 5, 2024 (Tuesday) Phu Quoc/Cat Ba, 2nd Floor
Registration Opens, Cat Ba 8:00 AM -5:00 PM
Annual General Meeting, Phu Quoc 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Networking Tea Break Sponsored by MJL Bangladesh PLC, Cat Ba 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Subcommittee Reports/ Council Chair Report/Liaison Reports, Phu Quoc 10:30 AM -12:00 PM
Networking Lunch Sponsored by Infineum - Yu Chu Restaurant, 1st Floor 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Industry Sharing Session: Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants, Phu Quoc 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Networking Tea Break Sponsored by Patech Fine Chemical Co Ltd, Cat Ba 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Member-to-Member Sharing Session, Phu Quoc 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Dinner Cruise (no extra fee, but must pre-register) Buses will depart from Intercontinental Saigon at 6:30 PM 6:30 PM - 9;30 PM
March 6, 2024 (Wednesday) Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Registration Opens 8:00:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Introduction, Watcharapong Pathompanich (Alex), Events & Activities Subcommittee Chair 9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Welcome Remarks, Charlotte Kehoe, ALIA Chair 9:05 AM - 9:15 AM
Andreas Schueppel, CEO, PURAGLOBE 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Russ Martin, CEO, Global Product Stewardship Council 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Networking Tea Break Sponsored by Chevron, Grand Ballroom Foyer 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Harry E. Henderson, PhD, President, K&E Petroleum Consulting, LLC 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Pritesh Samuel, Head of Business Intelligence, Ho Chi Minh City Office, Dezan Shira & Associates 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Dr. Stephan Baumgartel , Managing Director, German Lubricant Manufacturers Association 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Panel Discussion 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Networking Lunch Sponsored by Motul, Ballroom 1 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Markus Garb, Vice President Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer, FUCHS SE 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bill O'Ryan/Dennis Bachelder, Senior Manager/Senior Engineer, Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS), American Petroleum Institute 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Networking Tea Break Sponsored by Songwon, Grand Ballroom Foyer 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Raoul Meys, Managing Director, Carbon Minds 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CK Chung, Managing Director, SmartTradz 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Panel Discussion
Moderator: Eric Holthusen, Senior Advisor, Technical Development, ALIA
Panelists: Inga Herrmann, Sales Manager and Sustainability Lead, Ergon International,
Markus Garb, Vice President Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer, FUCHS SE,
Bill O'Ryan/Dennis Bachelder, Senior Manager/Senior Engineer, Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System (EOLCS), American Petroleum Institute,
Raoul Meys, Managing Director, Carbon Minds,
CK Chung, Managing Director, SmartTradz
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Exclusive Industry Sharing Session on EALs

Mark your calendars for an insightful and engaging session on March 5, 2024, as we host our inaugural live Industry Sharing Session. This year, we delve into the critical and timely topic of “Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs),” a subject at the forefront of sustainable industry practices.

Immerse in the Vibrancy of Ho Chi Minh City!

Kickstart your ALIA experience with an array of captivating social activities, beginning on March 3 with an early morning golf game followed by a city tour. On March 4, experience the flavors of Vietnam with dinner at a local restaurant. The highlight awaits on March 5 with a dinner cruise aboard the elegant Saigon Princess.

Join a Subcommittee Today!

Be involved in how ALIA is shaping the conversation by joining an ALIA Subcommittee today. To join a Subcommittee, simply send an email request to secretariat@asianlubricants.org. Membership in ALIA Subcommittees are open to any employee within an ALIA-member company.

Explore Ho Chi Minh City!

For the very first time, the ALIA Annual Meeting is making its way to the bustling hub of commerce and culture – Ho Chi Minh City. Located along the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest urban centre in Vietnam and serves as the economic, cultural and financial heart of the country. Stay tuned for more updates as we unveil the venue details in the upcoming weeks. The Annual Meeting will again be co-located with F+L Week, offering two world-class industry events in one convenient location. F+L Week will be held on March 7-8, 2024, with a post-conference event tour on March 9 (Saturday).

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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