Register with us today

and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to:Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts

Already have an account?

Log in to register

Forgot Password

Please Note: Platts Market Center subscribers can only reset passwords via the Platts Market Center

Enter your Email ID below and we will send you an email with your password.

  • Email Address* Please enter email address.

If you are a premium subscriber, we are unable to send you your password for security reasons. Please contact the Client Services team.

IF you are a Platts Market Center subscriber, to reset your password go to the�Platts Market Center to reset your password.


12th Annual European Refining Summit

September 13-14, 2018
Brussels, Belgium
Hotel Le Plaza

How to maximize profit from changing market dynamics

  • S&P Global Platts annual European Refining Summit has earned its place as ‘the must attend’ event for downstream professionals.

    Designed for Europe’s leading refiners, traders, petchems and biofuels producers, logistics and solution providers, and end users today, the event is now in its 12th year, with S&P GlobalPlatts presently sourcing 30 expert speakers to gather for frank discussion and unrivalled debate, including how to maximize profit from changing market dynamics.

    What to expect at our 2018 event:

  • Setting the scene for the European refining market today — Macroeconomics: update on the Trump presidency and Brexit, changing crude flow dynamics, and latest state of play for European refiners – supply and demand, prices and profit margins and consolidation movements
  • IMO 2020: Scrubbers vs refining investment, ensuring enough fuel and scrubbers, non-compliance threats and enforcement challenges — Latest on scrubber uptake rates and refineries investment in production facilities – is it up to the shipping or refining industry to find a solution? To what extent will there be non-compliance? Will there be enough 0.5%? Will there be enough scrubbers? Who will enforce all this?

  • Competitiveness of European refiners against the backdrop of climate change policy directives and government sanctions — What’s next for electrification of road transport?, European FQD and renewable blending mandates: implications of policy, evolution of energy prices and costs in Europe compared to competing regional markets, and impact of sanctions on Iran and Russia for the global oil industry

  • Oil products consumption - developments, challenges and opportunities for jet fuel, gasoline and diesel — After the diesel car scandal, is there still a future for the fuel in some countries? To what extent are gasoline car sales increasing? What can be done to address limited capacity of CEPS for jet fuel?

  • Shedding light on digitalization and the internet-of-things — What can blokchain, cobots, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and machine learning do for your business?

  • Global market developments and trade flows — Assessing competition from the US, Middle East, Russia, Africa, Asia and Latin America markets

  • Implications of recent and proposed M&As, and finance and investment developments, challenges and opportunities — Impacts of major M&As, and global investments in refining capacity on oil products supply and trade flows

  • Overview on the latest petrochemicals and oil storage developments — Petchems/refinery integration, feedstock pricing and increasing demand levels, and latest oil storage challenges and new opportunities

Register now

Summit Agenda


See agenda


S&P Global Platts 12th Annual European Refining Summit will be held on September 13-14, 2018 at the Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels, Belgium.

    • Registration Fee
    • Early Bird Rate - Book by September 3 & Save $100
    • Conference
    • $1,900 +VAT / delegate
    • $1,800 +VAT / delegate
    • Refiner Rate
    • $1,600 +VAT / delegate
    • $1,500 +VAT / delegate
    • Dinner
    • $69 +VAT / delegate
    • $69 +VAT / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. All prices are stated in USD.

Registration closes 72 hours before the start of the conference. We will not be able to register any delegates within this time.

Substitutions & Cancellations - Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 72 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellations must be received in writing via email to on or before September 6, 2018 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts’ liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.


S&P Global Platts 12th Annual European Refining Summit will be held on September 13-14, 2018 at the Hotel Le Plaza, Brussels, Belgium.

Your conference registration does not include accommodation.

Discounted Accommodation

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Hotel Le Plaza at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of September 12-13. The discounted room rate will be available until August, 12, 2018 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Room Rates:

Single occupancy €175 - inclusive of breakfast and VAT
Double occupancy €204 - inclusive of breakfast and VAT

To reserve your accommodation please download, complete and return the booking form here and send it to to secure their reservation.

Sponsored by:

Become a Sponsor

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what S&P Global Platts can do for your business, please contact: Daniel Davies at or call +44-20-7176-6229.

  • Executive Sponsor

    As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda S&P Global Platts has researched and set forth.

  • Luncheon Host

    Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cocktail Reception Host

    Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.

  • Exhibitor

    Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    - Strategic Partner
    - Refreshment Break Host
    - Breakfast Sponsor
    - Lanyards and Name Badges

Group rate - Register 3 for the price of 2

  • Contact us

    To register or for more information, please contact:

    Phone:+44 (0)20 7176 6300