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S&P Global Platts University (at MEEPEC)

December 10-11, 2018
Dubai, UAE
Nassima Royal Hotel

Taking place the 2 days before the MEEPEC conference

  • While most training programs provide instruction on the technical aspects of crude production and refining, S&P Global Platts University provides unique insights into the industry’s commercial aspects and their bearing on market movements. The instructors are our full-time energy analysts and pricing experts who have spent most of their careers in the energy industry, as economists, engineers, or analysts. Their collective energy market experience, knowledge and expertise form the foundation of S&P Global Platts University.

    Our University instructors share the real-world market perspective needed to help you analyze data and interpret news events and understand their impact on prices. Platts University is a sound investment for any energy market participant who wants to be armed with a keen understanding of the landscape, fundamental drivers, market mechanisms, price dynamics, and function of global energy markets.

    Topics include:

  • Oil Demand Basics
  • Oil Supply Basics including OPEC & Political Risk
  • Crude Balances & Flat Price Determination
  • Refining Basics
  • Product Pricing, Spreads, Margins, Differentials
  • Trade Flows & Arbitrage
  • Long-Term Pricing & Scenarios
  • Pricing Methodology

    S&P Global Platts University’s commercial insight is valuable to a range of industry participants. Those who are relatively inexperienced can gain a more comprehensive understanding of what to expect in the oil market and why, while those with relevant experience can gain valuable insights into the impact of new and emerging factors on oil markets.

    The following professionals can all benefit from attending S&P Global Platts University:

  • ANALYSTS who require an edge on their competition in finding, understanding and interpreting key market data
  • OIL TRADERS who need to anticipate where prices are heading before the markets react.
  • PLANNERS who have to stay on top of the changes that will drive the profitability of their companies’ operations, strategies and investments.
  • RISK MANAGERS who need to understand what really drives the ups and downs of energy markets and what options are available to manage the inherent uncertainty.
  • REFINERS who want to understand key elements that drive their profitability.
  • PRODUCERS who need to know the forces impacting near-term and longer-term prices as well as the industry volumes in the regions in which they operate.
  • BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS that provide financing for projects and need to assess risks and uncertainties in the long-range outlook for prices.
  • HEDGE FUND AND PENSION FUND MANAGERS whose success may be directly tied to getting a jump on where energy prices are going and knowing which segments of the industry are the right play.
  • GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS who will be involved in regulations that will impact the energy markets.
  • SHIPPERS, STORAGE AND PIPELINE OPERATORS and others who need to anticipate changes in flows and pricing.
  • BUYERS AND SELLERS who need to formulate better, timelier hedging strategies for minimizing future price risk.
  • ENERGY END-USERS who need a better understanding of the market forces controlling the supply, price and volatility.
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S&P Global Platts University Dubai

Mark Schwartz, Director of Strategy, Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Shin Kim, Head of Supply and Production, Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Rick Joswick, Global Head of Oil Pricing & Trade Flow Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Dan Colover, Senior Managing Editor, Oil Markets, S&P Global Platts

Speakers subject to change


S&P Global Platts University will be held on December 10-11, 2018 at the Nassima Royal Hotel, Dubai, UAE.

The training course will be followed by the Middle East Executive Petroleum Conference (MEEPEC) on December 12, and the Fujairah Port Tour on December 13. Discounted packages to attend all can be found below:

(S&P Global Platts Subscribers are entitled to a 20% discount on the University. Please email

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • S&P Global Platts University only
    • $3,000 +VAT / delegate
    • NA / delegate
    • Gold package (Includes S&P Global Platts University, Conference, VIP Dinner, Port tour)
    • $4,000 +VAT / delegate
    • $3,000 +VAT / delegate
    • Silver package (includes conference & VIP Dinner, Port tour)
    • $1,500 +VAT / delegate
    • $1,000 +VAT / delegate
    • Conference and Port tour
    • $1,400 +VAT / delegate
    • $1,000 +VAT / delegate

* Team Discount is for 3 or more delegates.

Local VAT is charged at 5%

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 December 3, 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.

  • Nassima Royal Hotel

    Nassima Royal Hotel lies on the central Sheikh Zayed Road, within walking distance of multiple sources of public transportation as well as major business and shopping centres.

    Plot 49 - Sheikh Zayed Rd


    United Arab Emirates

    Main Hotel Number:+971 4 308 0000


Discounted Accommodation

  • Room Rates
    Single occupancy - AED 500
    Double occupancy - AED 550 inclusive of breakfast and wifi
    Above rates are inclusive of 5% VAT, 7% municipality fees & 10% service charge
    Above rates exclude AED 20 net per room per night Tourist Dirham fee

    To reserve your accommodation please click here

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Nassima Royal Hotel at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of December 9-12. The discounted room rate will be available until November, 18, 2018 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Special deals if attending the MEEPEC conference

  • Contact us

    To register or for more information, please contact:

    Phone:+44 (0)20 7176 6300

  • Middle East Executive Petroleum Conference (MEEPEC)

    S&P Global Platts is pleased to announce a new moment in the energy industry calendar – MEEPEC. Our Middle East Executive Petroleum conference builds upon the success of APPEC in Singapore and aim’s to bolster itself as the must attend event in the region. This event will bring together regional oil suppliers, global finance, Middle East and Asian refiners and global traders, analysts and consultants for up to 4 days of unrivalled insights.