It is no secret that the oil sector is in crisis. Prices have collapse but no one wants to reduce production. The industry is scrambling to cut costs.

But where there is disruption, there is also opportunity!

Proppants are the single largest cost item in the fracking process. New technology is offering the opportunity to dramatically reduce this cost.

Join us on Thursday 21 April to explore how you can profit from these new technologies.

This year's programme features:


Thursday, 21 April 2016
Time Activity
11:30 Registration & networking
12:00 Welcome
12:05 Outlook for the Global Proppants Market – Alison Saxby, Manager & Director, Roskill
12:30 Outlook for the oil price and exploration – Panel Discussion
12:55 The next generation in proppants – Siegfried Koing, Executive Chairman of LWP Technologies
01:20 How to successfully launch a new technology into an industrial market – LWP Technologies
01:45 Questions


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The Grange City Hotel is 2 minutes away from Tower Hill underground and a short walk from both Fenchurch Street rail and Tower Gateway DLR stations.

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Speaker Bios

Siegfried KonigSiegfried KonigExecutive Chairman, LWP Technologies
Siegfried is the co-founder of LWP Technologies. He has 30 years' experience in business management and has successful listed three start-up companies on the ASX. He has global relationships in capital markets & public company sector. Siegfried is an early stage investor with experience in building companies from startup to IPO.

David HensonDavid HensonCEO, LWP Technologies - Americas
David is CEO of LWP's American operations. He is based in Houston and was previously CEO of Siemens Conceptual Engineering Services, and project manager of a US$3-billion gas-to-liquids facility. David has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and over 15 years of experience in process engineering, project management and business development.

Alison SaxbyAlison SaxbyDirector & Manager, Roskill Industrial Minerals Research
Alison Saxby has 30 years' experience of researching industrial mineral markets and supply developments. She graduated from Leeds University with B.Eng (Hons) and is a Member of the IMMM. Alison previously worked on the leading trade publication, Industrial Minerals, and in business development for a large mineral trading and processing company, as well as operating as an independent consultant for ten years.

Alison is Director of Roskill Information Ltd and Manager of Industrial Minerals Research. She has edited and written reports, features and articles on many aspects of the industry such as bauxite & alumina, silica, fluorspar, and magnesia, as well as end-use industries including energy, refractories, ceramics, pigments, fertilisers and cement. She is a regular speaker at international conferences on various aspects of the industry minerals industry.

In the last year she has edited multi-client reports on the North American Proppants markets and the Non-metallurgical Bauxite and Alumina industry.