2018 has already been an exciting year for the UAE’s downstream sector, with ADNOC’s huge expansion plans making waves across the industry. Now in its 19th year, the Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit is ideally placed to connect you with ADNOC Refining, Borouge and other UAE and GCC stakeholders at this critical time. Check out the event agenda below to find out what we’ll be discussing this year, as well as seeing who you could meet.

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10 Reasons to Attend Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit 2018:


Dedicated Technical Content

As a high-level strategic and technical event, ADID is committed to showcasing the new technologies, hearing the latest industry updates and facilitating the discussion on the trends that matter to you. This year, we’ll have dedicated technical content on catalysts, new routes to olefins, digitalisation and operational excellence, ensuring that you can make the most of your time at the event.

Focus on Networking

We know that you want to make new connections and cement old ones at our events. With this in mind, we’ll be bringing our tried and tested networking formats back to Abu Dhabi in 2018. Come and meet ADNOC Refining, Borouge, SABIC, Saudi Aramco, CEPSA, SATORP, OMV and more!

Have your say

With our interactive formats, voting tools and digital audience polls, you’ll have the chance to get the answers you need about new projects, technological advances, digitalisation and much more from the speakers and panellists. Sessions include a brand-new interactive panel on ‘Taking the Pulse’ of audience views.

Spotlight on the UAE

We’re excited to be back in Abu Dhabi at such a pivotal time for the country’s downstream industry. As ADNOC continues to dominate headlines around the world with its huge downstream expansion, we’ll be showcasing the latest projects and discussing the next steps. You won’t want to miss out!

Celebrating Young Talent

This year, the ADID Summit will for the first time be co-located with our brand-new Ask the Experts event, a dedicated platform for process and maintenance engineers to ask their technical questions to industry specialists. With a shared exhibition space and networking opportunities, you’ll have access to a full spectrum of refinery representatives.

An Agenda Shaped by Industry Experts

Earlier this year, we held our live, in-person Advisory Board meeting to determine the most important industry trends to be covered at the Summit. Attended by representatives from ADNOC Refining, Borouge, Saudi Aramco, CEPSA and more, the outcomes of this meeting helped to create an exciting agenda for 2018. View the full list of advisors here.

Focus on Electric Vehicles

The downstream industry globally is closely watching the rise of EVs to determine the impact they will have on future fuel requirements. With mixed opinions on both the challenges and opportunities that EVs pose to refiners, during ADID 2018, we’re bringing you expert insight from General Motors, as well as a Big Debate designed to hear both sides of this controversial topic.

Access to ADNOC

As a respected and long-standing platform for the downstream sector, strategically located in Abu Dhabi, the ADID Summit is an unrivalled opportunity to meet relevant contacts from ADNOC Refining, Borouge and more in a setting conducive to discussion and networking. Who will you meet?

Focus on Refining AND Petrochemicals

With refinery-petrochemical integration increasingly on the agenda, ADID supports discussion and dialogue from all sectors of the downstream community, including regional leaders in integrated projects.

Access to our one to one meeting service

Benefit from our dedicated 1-2-1 meetings service allowing you to have more and better meaningful business conversations. To find out more contact: