In September 2016, and in recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Australian fuel market and that of the wider Asia-Pacific Region, the ACAPMA Board approved preparations for the conduct of a new industry event focussed on fuel marketing and fuel distribution issues in the Asia-Pacific Region.

To be held every two years, the 2016 Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum marks an evolution of ACAPMA’s traditional National Conference & Expo into an international forum providing a genuine opportunity for industry participants to share knowledge on some of the contemporary issues facing the retail fuel and convenience industry within the wider Asia-Pacific Region.

The event incorporates a wholesale reinvention of the Expo element of past conferences. The new Trade Show concept provides greater opportunities for petroleum product and service providers to interact with key decision-makers in the industry via the conduct of technical information sessions in a dedicated Trade Show Hall.

Bringing together senior industry experts and thought leaders from across the Asia Pacific Region, this landmark event will be hosted at the spectacular Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore from 13 to 15 September, 2016.

The Conference programme embraces some of the more contemporary issues facing Australian and Asia Pacific fuel marketing and distribution businesses, including:

      • Developments in competition law within the Australian retail fuel industry
      • The near-term market outlook for fuel prices in the Asia-Pacific region
      • Nature of the Energy outlook for supply and demand across the Asia-Pacific Region
      • Industry profiles for each of the country markets that comprise the Asia-Pacific Region
      • Innovations in fuel supply, transportation and storage systems
      • New developments in fuel retail systems
      • Management of retail risk including physical, financial, safety and environment
      • Developments in fuel price transparency regulations in Australia
      • Retail business models – differences between markets and overall performance
      • Fuel retailing into the future – how will vehicle technology shape demand in the near term?

Confirmed and invited speakers for the 2016 Singapore event include:

  • Secretary-in-Charge, ASEAN Council on Petroleum (Thailand)
  • Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Economic Community (Indonesia)
  • Senior Trade Commissioner, Austrade (Singapore)
  • Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Petroleum (Australia)
  • Managing Director, Enviropacific Services (Australia)
  • Futurist, Global Foresight (Australia)
  • Managing Director, Informed Sources (Australia)
  • Executive Director, International Energy Agency (France)
  • Chief Executive Officer, Leighton O’Brien (Australia)
  • Partner and Head of Oil and Gas, Norton Rose Fulbright (Australia)
  • President, NRMA (Australia)
  • General Manager, OPW Global (Australia)
  • Managing Director, Petroleum Logistics (New Zealand)
  • Senior representative, Platts (Singapore)
  • Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board (Singapore)
  • General Manager, Toll Liquids (Australia)
  • Country Managing Director, Vopak (Australia)

A full copy of the agenda for the 2016 event can be found at:

The Trade Show element of past conferences has been entirely reinvented based on feedback that exhibitors wanted deeper engagement with delegates than occurred at past Australian Events.

The 2016 APFI Forum incorporates a dedicated Trade Hall that will immerse all delegates in the Trade Hall for the Technical elements of the programme, providing the opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their services and products in an environment that is purposely designed for information exchange.

The programme involves sessions that will alternate between strategic sessions (Conference hall) and technical sessions (Trade Hall) so that all delegates have the opportunity to gain information affecting their business now as well as insights into how to prepare for the future.

Different to the many ‘trader forums’ that are conducted in the Region each year, this forum is uniquely focussed on the businesses involved in fuel marketing and fuel distribution.

As a consequence, this is a not-to-be-missed event for those involved in the marketing, distribution and retailing of transport fuels in the Asia-Pacific Region.

Work to date suggests that delegates will range from small fuel retail businesses, to mid-cap fuel distribution businesses to senior representatives from major state-owned fuel companies and global oil companies – albeit with a likely continued high representation from Australia.

You can register online at or download a copy of the PDF registration form here.

If you have any questions regarding the APFI Forum please email or visit

Curating the inaugural APFI Forum would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and partners.

Thanks to sponsors: Arthur J Gallagher, GAP Solutions, Informed Sources, OPW Global, Enviropacific Services, Leighton O’Brien, SPEL Environmental.

Thanks also go to our association partners: Petroleum Dealers Association of Malaysia (PDAM), Petronas Dealers Association of Malaysia (PESAMP), Petroleum Institute of Thailand (PTIT).

And finally thanks to our media partners: Convenience World, Global Trailer and PetrolPlaza for their promotion of this inaugural event.