The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain, Bldg. 112 King Mohammed VI Ave Block 428 Al Seef District Manama, Bahrain

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Event Date Mon Mar 2 +03 - Wed Mar 4 +03 (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Mon Mar 2 1:00am - Wed Mar 4 9:20am
Location The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
Bldg. 112 King Mohammed VI Ave Block 428 Al Seef District Manama, Bahrain
Region EMEA

The Middle East Refining Technologies Conference (MERTC), taking place at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain is recognised as a truly regional event in the Middle East, bringing together the region’s downstream community to collaborate and learn about the latest technological developments and strategies that will drive and shape the industry in 2020.
Back for its fourth year, the core theme for MERTC 2020 is how Refineries and Petrochemical Plants in the Middle East can remain competitive in a downstream industry that is in a state of flux. With the topic of the energy transition gaining increasing prominence in downstream, MERTC will look into the circular economy and the role of integration as refinery and petrochemical stakeholders will need to adapt their approach and review their technologies.

MERTC provides:
• Original & Interactive Presentations
• Exciting Truly Regional Speaker Line-up
• Unrivalled Regional Attendance
• An integrated refining AND petrochemical conference
• International Insight
• Our Famous 1-2-1 Partnering Programme


2020 Speakers

Dr Dawood Nassif
Chairman of Bapco Board, CEO of nogaholding, BAPCO

Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh
Executive Vice President, Petrochemicals, SABIC

Christiaan Vanderwouden

Ebrahim Talib
Deputy Chief Executive, Bapco

Hafedh Al-Qassab
BMP Project Director, Bapco

Suleman Bargan
Executive Director Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation, Saudi Aramco

Dr Bashir Dabbousi
Director of Technology Strategy & Planning, Saudi Aramco

Abdul Nasser Al Mughairbi
Senior Vice President of Digital, ADNOC

Ayad Al-Balushi
OOC & Orpic Integration Project Leader, OQ

Raphael Duflos
VP Manufacturing, SATORP

Dr. Hassan El-Houjeiri
Leader, Climate and Sustainability Group, Saudi Aramco

Mustafa Sayar Al Hosani
Vice President, Talent Development, ADNOC Refining

Dr. Mikael Berthod
Vice President - Research Centre, ADNOC

Rafael Moreno
Principal, Boston Consulting Group

Tiago Vilela
Director Refinery Catalyst Testing, Avantium

Theo Visser
Business and Technology Consultant, Avantium

Padmini B. Lingaraju
Market Developer, ExxonMobil

Dr. Halim Hamid Redhwi
Vice President; Professor, Dhahran Techno-Valley Company (DTVC); King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)

Arif Al-Qattan
Technology Improvement Director, Equate Petrochemical Company

Ahmed Bardooli
Process Engineer - TSD, Bapco

Elliott Lander
Managing Director, ATR

Louis Desal
Senior Vice President Operations, Borouge

Gert-Jan Fien
Energy Management Specialist, OQ

Rafael González Sánchez
Regional Marketing Manager FCC, EMEA, W. R. Grace & Co

Audah Al-Ahmadi
Secretary General, Gulf Downstream Association

Alessandro Riva
CFT Technical Manager for MEIN, Albemarle Middle East FZE

Douglas McCallum
Global Practice Director, APC/GDOT, AspenTech

David Marion
VP Manufacturing Africa, Middle East, Asia and Pacific for Refining and Petrochemicals, Total

Dr. Torkild Reinersten
Chairman, REINERTSEN New Energy

Hernando Salgado
Technical Service Manager, BASF Refining Catalysts

Steven L. McCoskey
Vice President, Operations, Solomon Associates

Sachin Joshi
Director of Licensing Middle East & India Region, Sulzer GTC

Abdulla Hassan AlSudeer
Operational Excellence (OE) Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Mirko Rubeis
Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Reem Abdullah Al-Ghanim
Head of HR & Support Services, Chemicals, Saudi Aramco

Sanjay Lodha
Global Business Director, Tubacex

Vincent Frate
Process Engineer and Sales Manager, Poerner Ingenieuergesellschaft

Husain Saeed
Senior Project Engineer - PED, Bapco

Peter Blaser
Vice President of Engineering Services, CPFD Software

Dr. Zekeriyya Gemici
Executive Vice President Strategy & Growth, TASNEE

Alberto Lozano Ballesteros
Senior Techno Economic Analyst, Saudi Aramco

Helge Rosenberg
Senior Licensing Manager, Haldor Topsoe

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• Albemarle
• Arkema
• Aspen Technology
• ATR Smart Procedures
• Boston Consulting Group
• Crystaphase
• Daily Theemetrics
• ExxonMobil
• Grace
• Haldor Topsoe
• Merichem
• Petrofac
• Reactor Resources
• Sulzer GTC
• Zyme Flow