10 Reasons to Attend

  1. Hear it here first!

All abstracts are graded by our esteemed advisory board for exclusivity and relevance, many companies use our European conference, ERTC as the first place to showcase their latest innovations, study results and new partnerships; time spent in the MERTC conference room, will be time well spent.


  1. Interactive formats to encourage dialogue between attendees MERTC will feature roundtables and meet the expert sessions, keynote panel discussions and more


  1. Structured and dedicated networking

With Networking Managers onsite to assist you as well as dedicated Speed Networking sessions allowing you to renew and create business relationships


  1. Big name keynotes

High level plenary sessions covering the key challenges and opportunities facing the region’s refining and petrochemical industries. Hear from some of our esteemed advisors and keynote speakers including Dr. Dawood Nassif, General Manager, nogaholding, Mohammad Ghazi Al Mutairi, Chief Executive Officer, KNPC and Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE


  1. Continue your networking over dinner

Join us for the Gala Dinner and make use of a more informal networking setting to relax with a refreshing drink and delicious local cuisine while building crucial bridges with your peers and customers


  1. Crude to Chemicals

The much talked about industry game changer will be explored and presented in a keynote by Daniel McCarthy of CB&I/Chevron Lummus Global. IHS’ Managing Director of Chemicals Consulting Dr. Richard Charlesworth will also examine the technologies required to support the direct production of olefins from crude oil and natural gas.


  1. Content, Content, Content

With five specialised streams of content there’s something for everyone. Leading technology, service companies and operators present the latest in the areas of FCC and Alkylation Advances, Environment, Petrochemical Feedstock Preparation, Process Improvements and Residue Upgrading


  1. Ask the Expert and Refiner-Producer Poster Sessions

The learning doesn’t end in the breaks with dedicated ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions and mini presentations from regional refiners and producers including Sipchem and Sadara.


  1. From Senior Management to Practical Engineering Experience

Over 32 Sessions devoted to case studies, experiences and opportunities for the development of chemical and process engineering within the region


  1. Interactive Roundtables

With three featured Roundtables – this is your opportunity to deep-dive with experts on the most pertinent issues to your business – ask questions, get answers


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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Call for papers will be opening in August.