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  • The Call for Papers is now open! Submit your abstract before 12th October
  • Our esteemed advisory board include members from KNPC, Bapco, Sadara, Sabic and more

Call for papers

The Call for Papers is now open!

We will once again aim to deliver an outstanding and specific agenda, directly appealing to a senior refinery and petrochemical professional audience in the Middle East, covering the latest issues and technological developments affecting the region’s downstream industry.

MERTC 2019 provides refiners and petrochemical producers with insights into the latest technologies and the opportunity to discuss with their peers the challenges and opportunities facing the industry including:

  • Refining-Petchem Integration and New Routes to Olefins
  • Refinery Configuration and Conversion Technologies
  • Catalyst Advances – Refining & Petrochemicals
  • Digitalisation Technologies
  • Operational Excellence, Performance & Margin Improvement
  • Energy Efficiency, Conservation & Sustainability
  • Process Optimisation & Design

Why should you present your paper? 

  • MERTC is the Middle East Premier integrated refining and petrochemical technology conference.
  • Leading GCC refiners and petrochemical producers meet to discuss the technological solutions for the region’s most pressing technical challenges.
  • Presenting a paper gives you the opportunity to connect with stakeholders and form partnerships that will advance the region’s downstream industry.

What should you submit?

  • We are on the look out for EPC firms and technology providers offering technology innovation to assist the development and improvement of refineries in Bahrain, and the rest of the Middle East.
  • Acceptance criteria will be based on originality and technical innovation demonstrating novelty, vision, exclusivity to MERTC and relevance. Please check the full acceptance criteria and guidelines.

Abstract Topics         Abstract Guidelines


Abstracts should be submitted via the registration form by 24th August!

World Refining Association has appointed an Advisory Board made up of industry experts from the region’s largest and most prestigious refiners to help shape the agenda and make the paper selection for the conference.

Acceptance criteria will be on originality and technical innovation.

Preference will be given to papers outlining case histories and actual operating experience. Papers from supply companies that are co-authored with operating companies will also be given preference.

Important notice: Papers are selected by the advisory board on quality and relevance of content. Please note that supplier speakers are subject to the registration fees as outlined by World Refining Association.

If you have any questions regarding the MERTC Call For Papers please contact kay.mitchell@wraconferences.com.