Preparations for the inaugural Asia Pacific Fuel Industry (APFI) Forum 2016 are in full swing with ACAPMA confirming the participating of a number of senior industry leaders from across the Asia Pacific Regions.

“We appreciate that everyone in our industry is flat out managing their own businesses and that time taken out for an international conference is always challenging”, said ACAPMA CEO Mark McKenzie.

“While these sorts of events bring great networking opportunities and provide the opportunity for much needed time out, we understand that the true value lies in gaining access to industry leaders with information that is valuable for business management and planning purposes”, said Mark.

Speakers for the event have been selected on the basis of their ability to contribute to the principal theme of the 2016 APFI Forum – “Competition and Innovation: the road ahead”.

While there are still a number of number of invited speakers yet to be confirmed, this week ACAPMA confirmed the following speakers for the event to take place at the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore between 13 and 15 September 2016:

  • Mr Calvin Lee, Editorial Director, Platts (Singapore). Calvin will provide a perspective on the near term outlook for fuel prices with emphasis on the Singapore Trading hub
  • Mr Tim Kehoe, General Manager, Toll Liquids (Australia). Tim will provide a view on the contemporary operational challenges facing fuel hauliers and share some perspectives on recent innovations within the industry
  • Mr Rob Bolton, Managing Director, Petroleum Logistics (New Zealand). Rob is the head of Petroleum Logistics in New Zealand. The company operates the largest on-water refuelling facility in the southern hemisphere.
  • Mr Michael Joyce, Head of Oil and Gas, Norton Rose Fulbright (Australia). As head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Oil and Gas Division, Michael is overseeing the preparation of market reports on many of the countries that comprise the Asia-Pacific Region. Michael will provide some of the highlights of this work and all delegates will receive copies of the market studies during his presentation.

The above speakers will join more than 25 other speakers from organisations such as the Australian Institute of Petroleum, ASCOPE – the ASEAN Council on Petroleum (Thailand), the International Energy Agency (France),the Singapore Economic Development Board (Singapore) and AusTrade (Singapore office).

A full list of speakers for the 2016 APFI Forum can be found at

About the Asia Pacific Fuel Industry Forum

With over 350 delegates in attendance from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, the APFI Forum is specifically designed for all businesses that participate in the wholesale, retail and distribution of fuel within the Asia Pacific.

Delegates will be informed about the latest industry developments and gain valuable insights into some of the more innovative responses that are being advanced in the face of continuing and significant industry challenges.

Most importantly, delegates will be given an opportunity to network with senior industry experts and meet with suppliers of leading-edge industry services and products.

To top it all off, the event concludes the day before the Friday Practice Session for the 2016 Singapore grand Prix, providing the opportunity for delegates to extend their stay and watch one of the most exciting events in the international motor sports calendar – the Singapore F1 Night Grand Prix.

For more information on the event and to register for the event, please visit: