18th - 19th September 2017 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

The UAE’s meeting place for regional and international downstream players

At a time of transition when staying competitive has become a critical priority for the strategic leaders of the Middle East’s Refining and Petrochemical industry, a new chapter of collaboration is unfolding in the region. The loss of feedstock competitiveness coupled with the pressing need to comply with more stringent international standards has meant that a focus on improving yields and becoming more sustainable to protect margins is an imperative. The industry is also keen to see where next for the crude to chemicals story and to understand how they can gear up to the new IMO specifications. 2017 is very much the year of going back to basics and getting them right; safety and reliability are not just priorities for the industry but part of the moral fabric of every business

Refiners and producers must continue their efforts to invest in technology and innovation and to collaborate with regional partners to ensure they stay competitive on a global scale. Now in its 18th Year ADID plays a critical role in facilitating that dialogue with key stakeholders from across the region gathering in one place, sharing first-hand project and peer experiences, as well as the latest in innovative technologies and R&D.



  • Supported by an esteemed advisory board including Takreer, Borouge, Sabic, Saudi Aramco, KIPIC, Orpic and more 

  • High level conference featuring both strategic plenary sessions and technical streams 

  • Dedicated Exhibition showcasing the latest innovation technology’s to help the Gulf region maximise its wealth of opportunities

We look forward to welcoming you to Abu Dhabi in September


Who attends?

2017 Speakers

Ahmed Omanr AbdullaCEO, Borouge
Omar Al HamedVice President (Technical), Ruwais Refinery
Mikael BerthodVice President, TakreerReem Al AnbariChief Financial Officer, Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd. (Borouge)
Thorsten LoehlVice President, BorougeFuad Mohammed MosaGeneral Manager Local Content Unit Innovation & Business Development, SABIC
Reem A. Al-GhanimDivision Head, Women Development & Diversity, Saudi Aramco
Dr Samir KareishDirector, Technical Affairs Department, OAPEC
David MarionVice President Manufacturing, SATORP
Bassam Al-BokhariIndustrial Relations Vice President, Petro Rabigh Company
Nadia B. Al-HajjiManager Optimisation & Planning, KIPIC
Michael BjornVice President Middle East and Asia, Borealis AG
Essam Al SheibanyGM Mina Al Fahal Refinery Operations, Orpic

2017 Advisory Board

Abdulla N. AteyaSenior Vice President Technical Group, Borouge
Eng. Hind Ahmed AlMuttawaDirector of Regulations and Control Department, Executive Director of Innovation, Ministry of Energy
Dr. Mikael BerthodVP Takreer Research Centre, Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company TAKREER


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For Media Partnerships, Press or Delegate Registration

Kay Mitchell
General Manager

Rosie Brewster
Head of Marketing

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