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Top Reasons to attend MERTC

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All abstracts are graded by our esteemed advisory board for exclusivity and relevance. Our guidelines mean you won’t have heard the same presentation before elsewhere. Many companies now use MERTC as the first place to showcase their latest technological developments and innovations.


Get the full story on IMO

We have exclusive insight about what the IMO means for the Middle East’s refiners, much of which suggests opportunity.


Unrivaled regional attendance

This is your opportunity to meet with senior management and process engineers from the region’s refiners and petrochemical producers representing Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, UAE and Oman.


Content, content, content

With six specialised streams of content there’s something for everyone. Leading technology, service companies and operators present the latest in the areas of Refining-Petchem Integration, Energy efficiency and energy recovery technologies, FCC and Catalyst Advances, Environment, Digitalization and optimization technologies, and Refinery Configuration.


Integrated refining AND petrochemical conference

With so much uncertainty surrounding the future of gasoline and fuel oil, doing something with Naphtha has become a must. As many refiners exploit opportunities further downstream into petrochemicals, MERTC supports that transition and integration.

IOC insight

Globally recognized for accelerating the deployment of digitalization, we’re bringing Total’s Eric Duchesne, SVP Technology to share his insights on how it’s redefining their refining.


Dynamic panels

In response to your feedback on how you like to receive content, MERTC is packed with keynote panels including ‘Opportunity Middle East’, ‘Disruptors’ and ‘Motivation of Minds’ which will see Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y all discuss and debate the industry’s ongoing talent battle. New for 2018 are our streams panels, giving you the opportunity to really question and quiz the benefits of the technology presented.


Keeping it interactive

We’re increasing the use of Sli.do, the very popular interactive polling and question app used during the inaugural event by including a dedicated ‘Pulse of the Industry’ session where we’ll gather the our sentiments on the hottest topics through a series of quick fire polls with experts on hand to comment.


1-2-1 partnering

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.


Forward looking

With the region’s competitive advantage fast diluting, MERTC concentrates on driving the region’s future growth by addressing the R&D innovations, advancements and opportunities will shape the next few years.