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Welcome to the inaugural MERTC (Middle East Refining Technology Conference), to be held on 23-24 January 2017
The New Flagship Event for the Middle East

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MERTC is honoured to be held under the Patronage of H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Energy Kingdom of Bahrain

The World Refining Association (WRA) are excited to announce the launch of MERTC (Middle East Refining Technology Conference) taking place on the 23-24 January 2017 in Manama, Bahrain.

The inaugural MERTC will be the premier meeting place for downstream technology and innovation.

MERTC will utilise WRA’s 20 years of experience in a new flagship event for the region. WRA’s strategic content , stakeholder support, and innovative formats will will combine advisory board scored papers and technical content to become the number one refining and petrochemical technology event for the Middle East.

 



From the organisers who bring you:
HIGHLIGHTS

Held Under the Patronage of H.E. Shaikh Mohammed
bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of Oil
Kingdom of Bahrain

Supported by an esteemed advisory board including
Bapco, noga, Sabic, Saudi Aramco, Sadara and more

High level conference featuring both
strategic plenary
sessions and technical streams

Dedicated Exhibition showcasing the latest innovation technology to help the Gulf region maximise its
wealth of opportunities

2017 SPONSORS

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Exhibitors

Registration Desk Sponsor

Delegate Bag Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor

2017 MEDIA PARTNERS

Facing a new reality

As the low oil price becomes the new norm, the Middle East’s refiners and producers face a new reality. The loss of feedstock competitiveness coupled with the pressing need to comply with more stringent international standards has meant that the region’s focus is now on improving yields and becoming more sustainable to protect margins. Refiners and producers must continue their efforts in research and innovation in new technologies.

MERTC will connect senior downstream professionals with leading technology and service providers across a variety of event formats conducive to knowledge sharing and doing business. Exclusive seminars, high-level market keynotes, regional project updates, as well as the latest advances in process technology will be included.

If you are interested in getting involved we would be delighted to hear from you!

KEY THEMES AT MERTC
  • Catalyst advances and catalyst management

  • Carbon management and emissions control technologies and processes

  • Commercializing R&D and developing proprietary technologies

  • Refinery-Petrochemical integration opportunities

  • Regional projects, current priorities and growth plans

  • Future technologies for changing feedstock landscape

  • Talent strategies – Millennials and generation Y

  • Saudi Vision 2030 and National Transformation Programme

INTERACTIVE AND INNOVATIVE FORMATS

INTERACTIVE

ROUNDTABLES

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!

ONSITE NETWORKING MANAGERS

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!

DEDICATED SPEED NETWORKING SESSIONS

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!

On-floor Exhibition Seminar

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.

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ABOUT US

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.

GET IN TOUCH

World Refining Association

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Fulham Green
69-79 Fulham High Street, London,
SW6 3JW, UK

Tel: +971 (0)55 307 3332
E: kay.mitchell@clarionevents.me

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