The new international platform and meeting point for Fuel Retail, Handling and Distribution.

PetrolWorld Fuel Retail Conference 20th & 21st June 2017

Theme: "The Future of Fuel Retail in Asia"

This conference will address a number of fundamental issues that are affecting the Asian fuel retail and distribution markets as follows:

  • Preparing for Deregulation
  • Loyalty, Mobiles & Technology on the Service Station
  • The growing importance of Shop & Food Services
  • Fuel Delivery ex Storage Terminal to End User
  • Weights & Measures - Monitoring the Fuel Retail Network

International speakers from oil companies, suppliers and organisations will be announced in March 2017. If your company would like to present paper or organise specific workshop around this important event in Kuala Lumpur next June, please contact our representative office in Kuala Lumpur or email

Carl Clump

Moderator: Carl Clump – BWD Advisory Singapore

Carl Clump has experience of being the CEO of a public listed company on the London Stock Exchange, an AIM listed company, a private equity backed company and two start-ups, as well as being Group Managing Director for a VC backed entity. He holds a number of Non-executive and advisory roles.

Until July 2014, he was the chairman of the cards and payment division of a European Private Bank. He is currently the chairman of Swift Networks Group Ltd (ASX: SW1). He is a special advisor to Jacanda Capital and Boardroom Capital, boutique advisory companies headquartered in Sydney and Perth respectively.

He has also advised an Asia-Pacific organisation on the launch of a specialist payment product and has recently advised other companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and UK.

He spent some 13 years with Texaco, where he served as European Marketing Coordinator, selecting retail technology for Texaco’s European companies; Manager of the UK’s Marketing and Planning Division, as well as a series of roles in Retail Management, Logistics and Finance and Economics.

In 2000, Carl founded Retail Decisions, an international card issuing and fraud prevention company, with many of the world’s leading brands as customers. Its customers include Banks, Payment Service Providers, Retailers, Airlines and Oil Companies. He was the Chief Executive from 2000 until 2011. The Company was listed on the London Stock Exchange until 2006 when Carl took the company private. He retired as the company’s Group Chairman in March 2013.

Prior to Retail Decisions, Carl was the Chief Executive of Card Clear plc., an AIM listed company involved in payments, card issuing, loyalty, currency exchange and fraud prevention. From 1993 to 1998, he served as the Group Managing Director of the Harpur Group, an issuer of fuel cards. Based in France, he was the President- Directeur General of TEPAR a consortium of European card issuing oil companies from 1989 to 1993. Carl has an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management, a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies and a University of London Degree in Physics.

He has lived and worked in France, Belgium, UK, USA, Australia, and most recently, Singapore

Mr Aadrin Azly

Head, Retail Business Division

Presentation Title: "PETRONAS Retail in The Brave New World"

Aadrin Azly was appointed in 2016 as Head of the Retail Business Division. Aadrin is also Director and Chairman of various Petronas Dagangan Bhd subsidiaries and serves as Chairman on the RBD Leadership Team. Prior to 2016, Aadrin has previosuly worked in the PDB Commercial Business, Corporate Planning and the Petronas Presidents Office.

Paul Turner

Head of NSAI Legal Metrology, National Standards Authority of Ireland – Member State of the European Union

Presentation Title: "W & M in Practice – A European Perspective"

ASEAN & The European Union have much in common when it comes to dealing with different languages, cultures and doing business across borders. This presentation shows how European Union Member States basically work off the same guidelines and how EC directive 2014/32/EU (fuel dispensers) create a level playing field and standard across borders. Irelands weights and measures has achieved much success in recent years through the implementation and organisation of an effective "Fuel Retail Network Inspection" operation with support from the industry.

NSAI Legal Metrology is the statutory body responsible for regulating and supervising weights and measures in Ireland. This is achieved through the setting and implementing of controls on measuring instruments used in trading transactions and monitoring the manufacture and distribution of pre-packaged consumer products sold by quantity.

Legal Metrology is moving through a period of intense change, improving service delivery through LEAN initiatives, outsourcing national verification activity, rationalisation of inspection infrastructure, increased stakeholder engagement and development of inspectorate. NSAI is striving to increase compliance across all sectors, increase inspection and verification activity and facilitate fair competition and consumer protection.

Philippe Chautard

Corporate Development Director APAC


Tel: +33 6 22 60 53 89

Philippe brings over 25 years of senior management experience in global corporate fleet and fuel card eco systems, with expertise in strategy, marketing, IT and business process disciplines, in multicultural and multinational environments.

In his current position, he provides services to Fuel retail companies who are reviewing their card programmes or are planning to offer fuel, fleet and mobility solutions in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to join the Edenred Group as Fuel & Fleet payment Expert 3 years ago, he works on many projects as a Consultant in Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Asia Pacific markets. During his career, he was also EMEA Business Development Director for WEX; European Business Development Manager for Retail Decisions Plc and Smart Concepts b.v. From 1997 to 2000 he was Group Operations Director for “The Harpur Group” and International Card Enterprises (ICE) with responsibility for ExxonMobil & Texaco Benelux, TOTAL UK and the PAN Europe Card operations (an international B2B CRT fuel card issued by 35 oil companies and accepted across 26 countries).

Chautard has been also a contributing researcher to the Alpha-Nova's "Sizing and opportunities in Global Commercial Fuel Card Markets 2014", “European Corporate Fuel Cards – Penetration & Growth 2015” and the Lafferty Group’s “Global Oil Card Report 2007.” He has a degree in Finance and Management from SKEMA Business School of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Vandana Hari

Founder of VandaInsights

Presentation Title: "Deregulation in Malaysia & Asia"

Vandana Hari has two decades of experience providing essential intelligence on the energy commodities sector, aimed at enabling businesses and policy makers alike to make better-informed decisions. She is the founder and CEO of Vanda Insights, which specialises in the market pricing dimension of the oil industry and analyses major trends in the contet of macroeconomics, geopolitics and demographics.

Having worked in New Delhi, Hong Kong and Singapore, she has spent considerable time studying the oil markets in Asia. Prior to launching Vanda Insights, she led the Asia Editorial operations at S&P Global Platts. Vandan has written a research paper on the acceleration of fuel pricing reforms in Asia in the wake of the 2014 oil price crash, and developed an Asia "Oil Pricing Deregulation Index", which scores the region's developing countries on deregulation and fuel subsidy metrics.

Renante Sevilla

Chief Science Research Specialist, RMMSC –OIMB, Dept. of Energy Energy Centre, Bonifactio Global City

Metro Manila, Philippines

Renante joined the Philippine Department of Energy (DOE) – Mini-Hydro Division on February 1, 1995 as a Science Research Specialist II (SRS-II). He was involved in the formulation and evaluation of mini- and micro-hydropower projects.

In 2003, Renante was transferred to the DOE – Lighting and Appliance Testing Laboratory (the then Fuels and Appliance Testing Laboratory) as SRS-II and was promoted to Senior SRS in December 2005. As the designated Head of the Calibration Section, Renante headed up the formulation and development of calibration procedures/guidelines and laboratory quality systems for the implementation of formulated national energy efficiency standards and energy labeling requirements.

In 2015, he was appointed as Chief Science Research Specialist to the Oil Industry Management Bureau – Retail Market Monitoring and Special Concerns Division (OIMB-RMMSCD). As the Division Chief of RMMSCD, he managed the overall operations/activities of the Division as well as formulates policy recommendation and implements policies, plans, programs, projects, and special concerns relating to the retail marketing and hauling of Liquid Fuels and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) affecting downstream oil industry management.

Huw Carey


Huw has worked in the Petroleum and Convenience industry for over 33 years with the last 12 years spent living and working in the Asia Pacific region.

From 2005 – 2010 Huw shared his time between Europe, the US and Asia Pacific but after joining Kalibrate (KSS) in 2010, he has focused solely on Asia Pacific. He spent several years as a Petroleum & Convenience industry technology consultant for CNN in the US and Business News Asia in Singapore chairing regular business discussions on TV. His highest ratings were over 4 million viewers.

During that time he held several senior management positions and prior to joining Kalibrate he was Petroleum & Convenience Global Industry Manager and International Business Development Director for Oracle.

Huw understands at ground level what it takes to be successful in the Petroleum & Convenience business as his family has owned several fuel service stations and were among the first in the UK to put Quick Service Restaurants on 2 of their busy highway sites (Little Chef).

Working in Asia Pacific has allowed Huw to gain extensive experience in many types of scenarios which includes regulated, partially regulated, deregulating and deregulated, highly competitive markets.

Rizalino’Yen’ Roxas

Manager – Investor Trade Class & Retail Partnerships, Chevron International

Yen Roxas has been with Chevron for more than 25 years in various leadership roles. Currently the Asia Pacific Manager – Investor Trade Class and Retail Partnerships of Chevron International Products.

Responsible for stewarding the opening 25% of Caltex retail network in Asia Pacific and lead the non-fuel retail partnerships with various industry leading companies such as McDonald’s and Bosch Car Service for the region, 7-Eleven in Philippines & Malaysia, Jollibee in Philippines, Central Food Group in Thailand.

From 2014 to 2016, launched 6 customer loyalty/rewards program partnerships in four countries (Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand & Singapore). Recently added to his portfolio, is the retail business technology innovations.

Michael Martens

CEO - Implico Group

Michael Martens, born in 1959, joined Implico GmbH in 1989, then a much smaller company, as an advisor to the manufacturing industry and energy corporations. Michael worked as a freelance consultant before being appointed to the management of Implico in 1993. Over the years, Michael has built up a good network of contacts both in the oil and gas IT industry, as well as with manufactures of oil and gas field equipment. His greatest achievement was in raising awareness of Implico in the international oil and gas industry as a provider of downstream logistic solutions.

This year, Michael was appointed to the PIDX Membership Committee to advise oil and gas companies on standardized data communication – a topic that he has been specializing in for many years. His vision is to enhance collaboration between different companies within the oil and gas supply chain by connecting them via Implico’s cloud solutions.

In his leisure time, he’s an active yachtsman and an associate member of one of Hamburg’s most prestigious sailing clubs. Among others, he is also a member of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association and German-African Business Association.

Khalid Benabelkader

Chief Information Officer, AKWA Group

Khalid was appointed Chief Information Officer, AKWA Group in 2006, and is a member of the Group’s Pricing Committee since 2012.

Khalid began his professional life at Bull Company in France and joined AFRIQUIA Group (former name of AKWA Group) in 1995 as IT Manager where he raised the challenge of modernising and providing leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust and secure technological environment for all Group entities. He successfully managed several restructuring missions including mergers and acquisitions while managing the resulting changes.

He was the architect of customer relationship transformation by leading very innovative projects beginning with CRM, payment systems (first petroleum smartcard in the world in 1997 and biometric smartcards in 2015), loyalty programs, …

Beginning from 2004, he was also responsible of IT projects of AKSAL Group (Morocco leading group in Retail and Malls) including the Morocco Mall (the second largest shopping center in Africa).

Khalid is a graduate of the ENSIMAG College of Engineering in Grenoble, France.

Akwa Group is a leading Moroccan group with more than 70 branches. The group is primarily engaged in the oil and gas industry, but also operates in the real estate, industrial and medical gases, press and publication, tourism and hotel sectors. Its 520 service stations operate under the Afriquia brand.

Alessio Torelli

Global head of Retail, Puma Energy

Alessio Torelli joined Puma Energy joined the company as Global Head of Retail in August 2016 to help advance the retail offer across its 2,419 retail sites. He joined from ENI Refining and Marketing where he was responsible for ENI Retail & Smart Mobility programmes in Italy from 2013-2016. Prior to this, Alessio worked at Shell Group from 2001-2013, latterly as Global Commercial Fleet & Motorway Network Planning Manager.

Niels Dekkers

International Marketing & Strategic Project Manager, Spar International

In his role as International Marketing & Strategic Project manager, Niels is responsible for a wide range of long and short term projects in market entry, brand development, licensing, format development, E-Commerce, digital & social media marketing, mobile asset development, loyalty, product development and category management. One of his key projects in South East Asia has been the launch of SPAR in Thailand, where together with the local partner Bangchak Retail Company we are looking to open 300 stores in the next 5 years.

SPAR is an international group of independently owned and operated retailers and wholesalers who work together in partnership under the SPAR Brand to provide a high quality, value for money shopping experience for the communities we serve. With over 12.500 stores in 44 countries on 4 continents, SPAR serves over 13 million consumers every day. With SPAR International BV as the international head office based in Amsterdam, we grow our brand, our presence and our partners by working together to enhance the competitiveness, productivity and profitability of our retail and wholesale partners worldwide.

Daniel Guers

General Manager Asia Pacific, Xclusive

A petroleum industry entrepreneur that has been dealing within the petroleum sector for over 17 years. Specializing in consumer habits and relating these to the industry and developing strategic initiatives to drive industry sales.

Phil Cazaubon

CEO Sorrento Tech

SorrentoTech is a Los Angeles based manufacturer of LED displays. During his 10 years in the LED Gas Price Display business, he has overseen the technical development of several ground-breaking solutions and sold displays all over the world. Phil also has several years of experience in POS software and Computer Systems, and he holds an engineering degree from Bordeaux University in France, and an MBA from ISM in San Francisco.

Allan Holst

Director of Beacon Business Systems since inception

Bachelor of Business Degree from Curtin University in Western Australia in 1977. Member of Australian Society of Accountants from 1978. Lives in Perth Western Australian. Married with 3 daughters and 6 grand children

Craig Panter

Chief Business Development Officer, Invenco Group Ltd.

Originally from Atlanta, U.S.A, Craig has over two decades of business development experience in retail technology specializing in penetrating high growth, emerging markets. As Invenco’s Chief Business Development Officer, Craig has developed a global channel spanning Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. He continues to grow Invenco’s interests securing contracts with major integrators including: NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, HTEC, Petrotec, Orpak, Tatsuno and Diyar United. Having lived in Asia for more than 15 years, Craig previously worked as the Regional Business Development Head for NCR Asia-Pacific where he led the regional strategy for the Petroleum Retail & Hospitality verticals. Craig currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii.