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KEYNOTE STRATEGY PANEL
Unlocking Opportunities in the Region’s Downstream Sector

Join our panellists to find out how they’re responding to today’s fast changing market dynamics, the drive to become more sustainable and globally competitive – how? where? Gather all the critical success factors.

Panellists:

  • Ziad S. Al-Labban, Chief Executive Officer, Sadara
  • Ebrahim Talib, Deputy Chief Executive, Refining & Marketing, Bapco
  • Mazyad S. Al Khaldi, EVP – Petrochemical Business Unit, Tasnee
  • Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco
  • David Marion, Vice President Manufacturing, SATORP

KEYNOTE TECHNOLOGY PANEL
Commercialising R&D and Developing Proprietary Technologies in the GCC

Find out how the GCC plans to invest in R&D to become world class.

Panellists:

  • Dr. Mikael Berthod, Vice President Takreer Research Centre, Takreer – Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company
  • Dr. Fahad Al-Khodairi, Corporate Fellow Technology & Innovation, SABIC
  • Dr. Halim Hamid Redhwi, Vice President, Dhahran Techno-Valley Company (DTVC) & Professor Chemical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
  • Ujjal Mukherjee, VP Technology, CB&I Lummus

TALENT PANEL
Attracting and Retaining Today’s Millennials (Generation Y, Generation Me and Echo Boomers)

Get the need to know information on flagship initiatives across the region and globe – building sustainable talent pipelines through collaboration with academia.

Panellists:

  • Reem Al-Ghanim, Head of Women Development & Diversity Division, Saudi Aramco
  • Hafedh Al-Qasab, General Manager Refining, Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco)
  • Dr. Halim Hamid Redhwi, Vice President, Dhahran Techno-Valley Company (DTVC) & Professor Chemical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
  • Claus-Peter Hälsig, VP Process and Technology, FLUOR

CLOSING KEYNOTE WRAP UP PANEL
Having Taken Into Account the Discussions from the Last Two Days How Do We Ensure MERTC Makes a Difference

Find out the strategic goals for the regions downstream refining and petrochemical industries and how can the region add further value to its downstream industries. Get those need to know take-aways, next steps, and actions.

Panellists:

  • Ziad S. Al-Labban, Chief Executive Officer, Sadara
  • Ebrahim Talib, Deputy Chief Executive, Refining & Marketing, Bapco

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