Abu Dhabi International Downstream Conference and Exhibition 2015

10-12 May 2015, Organized by The World Refining Association
Petrochemicals: Oil Treating & Refining
Location: United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
Date: 5/10/2015

Organizer: The World Refining Association
Tel: +971 4 435 6101

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Abu Dhabi International Downstream 2015 Conference & Exhibition continues to build on a 15 year legacy of supporting the regions refining and petrochemical industries. Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER) return as co-hosts, joining organisers The World Refining Association, in presenting the region’s premier integrated downstream conference and exhibition.

Taking place over three days from 10-12 May at the Rosewood Hotel, the event will continue to bring together industry experts to discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that integration presents. ADID 2015 will explore global industry trends and events, particularly as they impact the local and regional landscape. Regional And international case studies will illustrate how integration challenges have been successfully overcome and diverse solutions to create value along the vertical integration axis.

The first day features a closed door workshop presented by Axens on unveiling the Modern FCC in a Diesel & Petrochemical Oriented Refinery. The conference will be opened by Mr Jasem Ali Al Sayegh, CEO of Abu Dhabi International Refining Company (TAKREER), who will give an overview of the Ruwais Refinery Expansion. The morning key note sessions include Jean Viallefont, VOP Orient Zone, TOTAL, speaking about their Antwerp refinery integration; followed by Michael Millard, SVP & GM – Catalysts, Adsorbents and Specialties, UOP, who will assess the impact of technological innovation on the competitive landscape of the downstream industry such as CTM, Crude to Olefins and shale gas technology.

KNPC present a case study on the integration of Naptha Feed into Equate and the subsequent impacts on petrochemical profitability. Takreer will explore base oil integration as a means to value add which will be followed by a panel session featuring Jean Sentenac, CEO, Axens, Omar Bahobail, CEO Al Waha Petrochemicals and Michael Millard from UOP, discussing technology and integration.

After lunch sees a debate on catalyst best practice with 3 leading providers answering four questions on optimization of catalysts and catalyst technology. The afternoon features presentations on modelling and simulation featuring Takreer and Invensys.

Day two opens with an economist’s panel debating the future of the downstream industry in the wake of the changing commercial realities. Moving on the conference will address the changing dynamics of feedstocks including presentations by Mohamed Al Yabhouni, VP Major Projects Division, TAKREER; Fuad Mosa, GM Technology, KSA and Emerging Economies - Technology & Innovation, SABIC; Dr. Elie Saad, VP and Managing Director for Lanxess and Gabor Kenessey, GM Supply Chain, Orpic. Sessions exploring the role of research and development follow on before a detailed examination of innovation technologies and how they are making a difference to the integration of refineries and petrochemical complexes.

With sponsors including ABB, Axens, DuPont, BASF, Albemarle, Grace, UO and Johnson Matthey, speakers from across the region and the globe, attendees from the major refining and petrochemical producers, Abu Dhabi International Downstream is the premier event for the Middle East’s integrated downstream industry.

To know more visit – www.adidownstream.com or contact Maxwell.thompson@clarionevents.me

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