Welcome to the inaugural MERTC Annual Meeting (Middle East Refining Technology Conference), to be held on 22-24 January 2017

MERTC, the new flagship event for the Middle East will be taking place in Manama, Bahrain from 22-24 January 2017, and honored to be held under the Patronage of Bahrain’s new Oil Minister, H.E. Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.

MERTC will connect senior downstream professionals with leading technology and service providers across a variety of event formats conducive to knowledge sharing and doing business. Exclusive seminars, high-level market keynotes, regional project updates, as well as the latest advances in process technology will be included.

The call for papers will open on July 24th and the submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the advisors during our first live meeting on the 29th August in Manama. 

If you are interested in getting involved we would be delighted to hear from you!

To submit an abstract in our call for papers which is open to refiners, EPCs, catalyst companies, technology licensors, additive providers, software vendors and general equipment suppliers and contractors, please contact Kay Mitchell on

For more information about the event, please register your interest to be kept up to date: