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  • THE MIDDLE EAST’S PREMIER FULLY INTEGRATED DOWNSTREAM EVENT
Monday 18th September 2017
08:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee
08:50 Opening Remarks from The World Refining Association and Chair Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media
 INNOVATION, INVESTMENT & COLLABORATION  
09:00 An Outlook for the UAE Downstream Industry 

Andrew Spiers, Senior Vice President, Nexant

09:10 UAE DOWNSTREAM LEADERS KEYNOTE PANELThe Blueprint for Refining and Petrochemicals in the UAE Between now and 2030 

Chaired by:Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media

Panellists:

Philippe Roodhooft, COO, Borouge- Abu Dhabi Polymers Company

Abdulla Ateya, Manager, Refining & Petrochemicals Business Unit, ADNOC

Alois Virag, Senior Vice President Downstream Middle East & Asia, OMV

Andrew Spiers, Senior Vice President, Nexant

10:00 STRATEGY KEYNOTE Saudi Arabia 2030 and What it Means for the Kingdom’s Downstream Sector – Opening a New Chapter of Collaboration and Cooperation

Fahad M Al-Dawood, Vice President OTC, SABIC

10:20 Downstream Optimisation: Role of , Technology, Industrial Gases and Smart Integration 

Dr Christian Bruch, Member of the Executive Board, Linde Group

10:40 Speed Networking
11:00 Morning Coffee Break In Exhibition Showcase Area
11:30 INNOVATION KEYNOTE Innovation Strategy: An Enabler of Sustainable Profitable Growth in the Polymer Industry 

Dr. Thorsten Loehl, Vice President, Innovation, Borouge- Abu Dhabi Polymers Company

11:50 KEYNOTE COLLABORATION PANEL Global Geopolitics, Dealing with Uncertainty and Promoting Regional Collaboration 

Chaired by:Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media

Panellists:

Michael Bjorn, Vice President Middle East and Asia, Borealis AG

Fuad Mohammed Mosa, General Manager Local Content Unit Innovation & Business Development, SABIC

Mike Lumley, VP Shell Sulphur Solutions, Shell International Petroleum Company Ltd.

Philippe Peccard, President Middle East/North Africa, Linde Group
Ramón Areitio Toledo
, General Manager Middle East, CEPSA

12:30 INVESTMENT STRATEGY KEYNOTE Middle East: Does it Need More Greenfield Refineries?

John Stewart, Senior Research Analyst EMEARC Refining and Oil Product Markets, Wood Mackenzie

12:50 Lunch
INCREASING VALUE, YIELDS AND MARGINS
14:20 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Mohamed Al Musharfy, Engineering R&D Manager TRC, Takreer 

14:30 Afternoon KeynoteTakreer’s Foray into the Aromatics Sector 

Omar Al Hamed, VP Technical Ruwais Refinery West, Takreer

14:50 Advances in Resid Hydrotreating Catalyst Technology 

Kaidong Chen, Director of R&D, ART

15:10 Takreer Research Centre & Grace: Providing Value Through a Successful Cooperation

Silviu Serban, Technical Sales Manager, GRACE
Dr. Gnana Pragasam Singaravel
, Section Head of Catalysis, Takreer Research Centre

15:30 Low CAPEX and OPEX in-line Analyser for Real-Time Fuel Quality Prediction 

Dr. Oswin Galtier, Account Manager & Business Developer, SP3H 

15:50 Polymer Trends: How Will The Middle East Cope with Global Oversupply? 

Muhamad Fadhil, Head of Middle East Markets, ICIS

16:10 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks 

Mohamed Al Musharfy, Engineering R&D Manager TRC, Takreer

 

16:20 Afternoon Networking Break in the Exhibition Area 
16:50 INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLES
Created for groups of executives and engineers facing similar challenges and sharing comparable objectives, you have the opportunity to select from three roundtables the one that’s right for you. Providing smaller but high quality interactive platform to discuss issues in a boardroom style format, you’ll have the opportunity to share and learn in an informal environment that facilitates open dialogue and tangible takeaways
  Roundtable 1 – Catalytic Solutions for Optimizing Hydroprocessing Unit Profitability  

Led by:

Rohit Irabatti, Sales Manager, Middle East and India, Albemarle

Roundtable 2 – Making the Best Use of Pet Coke 

Led by:

David Marion, VP Manufacturing, Satorp

 

 

Roundtable 3- Meet the Experts 

Led by:

Dr.Ioannis Zuburtikudis, Professor and Acting Chair, Chemical Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, UAE

 

Dr. Ali Awadh Al Amoudi, Former Sustainable Development Advisor, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 

 

17:35 End of Conference Day One and Gala Networking Reception Hosted by   

 

 

 Tuesday 19th September 2017
08:30 Welcome Coffee
09:00 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media

                     INVESTING FOR FUTURE GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY & PROFITABILITY
09:10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS Driving Change and Taking Initiative

Fuad Mohammed Mosa, General Manager Local Content Unit Innovation & Business Development, SABIC

09:30 CASE STUDY Takreer’s Digital Transformation of Refining Operations  

Fuad Al Ansari, Vice President, Information Technology Division, Takreer

09:50 INDUSTRY 4.0Digitization: A Practical Way for Operation Improvements through Digital Twins


Luc Geerts, Senior Director Consulting Solutions, Schneider Electric

10:10 KEYNOTE TECHNOLOGY PANEL Fully Integrating R&D Technology into Corporate Foundations and Generating Revenue 

Chaired by:Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media

Panellists:

Dr. Mikael Berthod, Vice President Takreer Research Center, Takreer Research Center

Matthias Scherer, Director of Marketing & Business Development, GRACE
Dr. Thorsten Loehl
, Vice President, Innovation, Borouge
Roger Dewing
, Director, R&D, Middle East, AirProducts

10:50 Morning Networking Break in the Exhibition Area 
11:20 WOMEN IN DOWNSTREAMIncreasing Diversity and Leadership of Women in the Workplace  

Chaired by:Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media

Panelists:

Reem Al Anbari, Chief Financial Officer, Abu Dhabi Polymers Co. Ltd. (Borouge)

Klaartje Vermeulen, Director HSE, Borealis AG
Amna Al Maqtari, Process Engineer, Takreer Research Center

Fatema Al Nuaimi, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Borouge Pte

12:00 Creating Sustainability Strategy to Sustain Value on Downstream Projects  

Bassam A. Al-Bokhari, Chairman, Sustainable Development Council

12:20 What is the Quickest and Most Efficient Way to Influence Your Cost Model in a Low Oil Price Environment? 

Steven L. McCoskey, Vice President, Operations, Solomon Associates

12:40 Prospects of Refining Industry in OAPEC Member Countries Dr. Samir

Elkareish, Director of Technical Affairs Department, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC)

13:10 Lunch
SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 
14:30 Chairperson’s Opening Remarks 

Alfons Kuylen, Sr. Safety Advisor Operations, Gunvor Petroleum Antwerp NV

14:40 Best Practices for Cleaning Bottom-of-the-Barrel Deposits During a Turnaround

Dr. Steve Matza, Chief Scientist, ZymeFlow

15:00 CASE STUDY HSE – The Long and Winding Road Towards Zero Incidents 

Klaartje Vermeulen, Director HSE, Borealis AG

15:20 Cost Effective Options to Handling Sulphur Processing Capacity Increase 

Pavan Chilukuri, Licensing Technology Manager (Middle East and Northern Africa), Shell Global Solutions International BV

15:40 CASE STUDY ENOC’s Plans to Support Safety and Efficiency in the Workplace 

Badir Mohammed, Senior Health & Safety Compliance Officer, ENOC

16:00 CASE STUDY The Permit To Work System- The Route to Operational Excellence  

Alfons Kuylen, Sr. Safety Advisor Operations, Gunvor Petroleum Antwerp NV

16:20 CLOSING KEYNOTE WRAP UP PANEL Having Taken Into Account the Discussions from the Last Two Days How Do We Ensure ADID Makes a Difference   

Chaired by:Eithne Treanor, Managing Director, E Treanor Media

Panellists:

Steven L. McCoskey, Vice President, Operations, Solomon Associates
Bassam A. Al-Bokhari, Chairman, Sustainable Development Council

Dr. Mikael Berthod, Vice President Takreer Research Center, Takreer Research Center

Senior representative, Borouge  

16:50 End of Conference