Top Reasons to attend MERTC

Original Presentations

All abstracts are graded by our esteemed advisory board for exclusivity and relevance. Our guidelines mean you can be sure that all presentations are truly responding to the region’s current priorities and challenges. Kicking off the year in January, many companies now use MERTC as the first place in the region to showcase their latest technological developments and innovations.


Exciting Truly Regional Speaker Line-up

With senior executive speakers from Bapco, ADNOC, Saudi Aramco, GPIC and more already confirmed, you can expect frank and insightful discussions covering the region’s key downstream themes.


Content, content, content

With specialised streams of technical content, there’s something for everyone. Leading technology providers, service companies and operators present the latest in the areas of operational excellence, catalyst advances, new routes to olefins and the all-important digitalisation technologies.


Unrivalled Regional Attendance

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


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.


International Insight

Giving a global perspective to the region’s discussions, we’re bringing Héctor Perea, Director of Strategy, CEPSA to present the company’s 2030 Energy Outlook. We’ll also hear from Liao Na, Executive Vice President, GL Information on how the Gulf should view China’s quest for self-sufficiency. With the industry becoming increasingly exposed to global competition, can you afford to miss out?


Keeping it interactive

We’re increasing the use of, the very popular interactive polling and question app, by including a dedicated ‘Pulse of the Industry’ session where we’ll gather your thoughts 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.