With guaranteed high levels of interactivity and insight, MERTC is where leaders and engineers from BAPCO, KNPC, Sabic, and Aramco connect with the best technologies, and the brightest minds.

Why choose MERTC over other conferences?

  • MERTC has better content
    Our active and influential advisors met for a live meeting in October to discuss the themes that will be addressed at MERTC. We’ve also asked them to check all submitted presentations ensuring the quality of the content is world class and sales pitch free. This means you won’t be forced to sit through a presentation you have seen before, and no falling asleep at the back thanks to our compulsory interactive polls!
  • MERTC has more content 
    There’s something for everyone at MERTC with 6 specialised streams including Refining-Petchem Integration, FCC and Catalyst Advances, Environment, Digitalization and optimization technologies as well as more strategic topics, such as Talent retention, competitiveness in the Middle East and IMO.
  • MERTC has the largest and most regional delegation of refiners and petrochemical producers
    Our inaugural event earlier in January, witnessed 248 delegates from 71 companies including 160 refiners/petrochemical producers and 56 speakers. This year will see even more and we’re expecting the largest regional refining and petrochemical delegation from not only BAPCO, KNPC, Sabic, Saudi Aramco, Adnoc Refining but also a great addition to last year’s: Oman Oil and Orpic.
  • MERTC has dedicated and guaranteed face time and meeting opportunities 
    As we don’t believe in throwing a group of people in a room and hoping for the best, we offer a 1-2-1 partnering service to ensure you leave MERTC having met who you came to meet. We also added throughout the conference interactive roundtables, Speed networking Sessions and a Gala Reception.
Who attends MERTC?


Interactive Roundtables are small structured groups of self-selected people where they discuss a topic around tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a table host. We’ll be creating a café ambience in order to facilitate conversation.

This is an ideal format to gain insight into how your industry is tackling the biggest problems. Hosted by a series of experts from consultants to senior industry experts, have access to their knowledge and advice for free!


Designed to give you an exclusive event experience, our Networking Managers can help you with anything at any time – from pre-arranging meetings to ad hoc introductions or even printing your boarding pass.

We’re here to help!

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Speed networking ensures you don’t miss out on that vital introduction. You’ll be at a table with 6 of your peers for 3 minutes. When the bell rings pick up your new business cards and move to the next table for more introductions. A great icebreaker, that sets up further discussion later on at the show.

Remember to bring lots of business cards!

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The learning doesn’t stop during the networking breaks. We have both dedicated ‘Ask the Expert’ session and short 10 minute presentations from regional refiners and producers in our dedicated exhibition seminar area.


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

For a full list of sponsorship options please contact:

Enrique Schindelheim
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7384 7984


We facilitate knowledge sharing and nurturing of business partnerships within the oil and gas sector. We do so by providing face-to-face opportunities to network including conferences, exhibitions and networking evenings; independent analysis and creation of industry reports and webinars. We create events that matter.


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