DAY 1 – Wednesday 20th April 2016

08:00 - 09:00

Morning registration

09:00 - 09:10

Welcome remarks: Eliot Morton, Director, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY FORUM

09:10 - 09:40

ENING KEYNOTE: Petronas’ strategic vision for the downstream business

Speaker to be confirmed

09:40 - 10:10

MARKET KEYNOTE: Global oil outlook and implications for the Asian region

Rajiv Biswas, Senior Director and Asia-Pacific Chief Economist, IHS GLOBAL INSIGHT

10:10 - 10:45

Morning break and opportunity to network

10:45 - 11:35

PANEL DISCUSSION: In current market conditions how can Asian refineries ensure margins and profitability are maintained?

Current pockets of strength being seen in refinery margins will at some stage come under pressure. We will bring together some of the refining industry’s biggest players to explore strategies and innovative solutions to help maintain profitability and face the future market demands head on. It is more important than ever to have a very clear strategy within the refining portfolio to ensure future competitiveness, here we discuss some ideas to maintain and further improve margins:

- Operational flexibility as a key to taking advantage of margin opportunities
- Increasing profitability and yield through integration of refinery and petrochemical plants
- Using new policy and regulation as well as market trends as a driver for innovative strategy
- How important is it to have the latest technology within the refinery?
- How can senior management encourage and nurture innovation in business development to work out process and commercial “game changers”
- Will global refining ever see a return to a level playing field? How could this be achieved?


Karambir Anand, Partner, ERNST & YOUNG
Michael Costello, Technical Manager – JV Refining, CHEVRON
Antony Francis, Assistant Vice President –Refining and Marketing Business, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
Further panelists to be confirmed

11:35 - 12:05

Insights from the World’s Best Refineries

Paul Kennedy, Vice President, Asia, SOLOMON ASSOCIATES

12:05 - 12:35

Regional refiner representative

Speaker to be confirmed

12:35 - 13:45

Lunch and networking


13:45 - 13:50

FCC catalyst technologies and processes

Chair’s Opening remarks

14:20 - 14:50

Optimisation of resid FCCU operation


14:50 - 15:20

CASE STUDY: Is FCC still the heart of refineries?


15:20 - 15:50

Afternoon break and networking in exhibition area, sponsored by Bechtel BHTS

16:20 - 16:50

Green technologies

Journey to commercialisation of IH2 Technology CRI


13:45 - 13:50

Refinery profitability

Chair’s Opening remarks

14:20 - 14:50

CASE STUDY: APC management at Petronas Melaka refinery


15:20 - 15:50

Afternoon break and networking in exhibition area, sponsored by Bechtel BHTS

16:20 - 16:50

Alkylation technologies

Are you ready for the future? DuPont Clean Technologies will take you there DUPONT

17:20 - 19:00

Networking drinks reception


ARTC Dinner

Stay tuned!
Call for papers will be opening in August.