Agenda at a glance

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27th November 2018

Registration & Welcome Reception

Registration will be open between 17:30 and 19:30.

Hospitality suites and exhibition area will be open with entertainment and networking.

New to ERTC? Join us on our informal meet and greet and take part in our organised lunch and tour around Cannes (pre-sign up required and places limited)

Struggle with networking effectively? Take part in our networking coaching hosted by our regular business coaches – Pop-Up business school  (pre-sign up required and places limited)

28th November 2018

ERTC & GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL SUMMIT PLENARY
Opening Remarks from the WRA and Conference Chair

RESPONDING TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY
OBJECTIVE SETTING
Outlining Your Goals at ERTC 2018

HOST KEYNOTE
Responding to Today’s Downstream Challenges: The Vision of Total

FUTURIST KEYNOTE
BP’s Energy Outlook for the Downstream Industry: Oil Demand in the Short, Medium and Long-term

ENVIRONMENTAL KEYNOTE
Legal Perspective: Climate Change’s Influence on Future Business Ventures

PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future Refinery: From Volume to Value in the Transition to Petchem

Networking Coffee Break

IOC INSIGHTS
Securing the Future of Refining – Shell’s Strategy

TECHNOLOGY TREND SETTERS PANEL
Being One Step Ahead of the Competition: The Role of Technology in Preparing the Plants of Tomorrow

TAKING THE PULSE
This NEW fully interactive session will see you vote in a series of polls addressing today’s hottest topics!
Experts will be on hand for quick-fire comments on the results of your views

Interactive Roundtables – Which will you choose?
Quick 1 minute teasers from our leaders on what’s in-store at their roundtable session. With numbers limited don’t forget to sign up!

Networking Lunch

 

TECHNICAL STREAMS
STREAM A: Refinery Configuration and Conversion Technologies
STREAM B: Catalyst Advances
STREAM C: Process Optimisation & Design
STREAM D pt.1: Advances in Biofuels, Co-Processing & Alternative Fuel Production
STREAM D pt.2: GPS – Optimising Petrochemical Production through Technology and Operations

Afternoon Networking Break

Roundtables Closing Panel – A Motivation of Minds

End of Conference Day One

Gala Dinner

ERTC LATEs – the new official after party 

29th November 2018

DISRUPTORS
Chair’s Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE
The Future is Green: The Rise of the Bio Refinery

BIG DEBATE
Motion: This House Believes that there is No Future for the Internal Combustion Engine

PANEL DISCUSSION
MARPOL is Almost Here: Strategies for Implementation

MAXIMISING PETROCHEMICAL VALUE CHAINS
Chair’s Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE
Creating A Platform for Sustainable Growth: Case Study S-Oil

PETCHEM PANEL
Increasing Chemical Production to Match Growing Demand

PETROCHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY TREND SETTERS PANEL
Technological Advances to Develop Chemical Value Chains of the Future

RISING STARS
“If you were CEO for the day, what strategies would you put in place to attract young students to the downstream industry?”

Rising Stars has been created to celebrate the future leaders of the refining and petrochemical industry. Entrants, who must be under 30 years old, can submit an abstract to explain how they would attract younger generations to begin a career in the sector.

The top 5 entrants will be given the opportunity to pitch their idea in front of our esteemed audience who will then vote for their favourite strategy based on an established criteria.

Our finalists, as an acknowledgment for reaching this stage, will get the chance to discuss their respective visions to a senior figure in the downstream industry over a lunch arranged by the WRA.

Networking Coffee Break

TECHNICAL STREAMS
Stream A: GPS – Refining-Petchem Integration and New Routes to Olefins
Stream B: Refinery Configuration and Conversion Technologies Part 2
Stream C: Energy Efficiency & Environmental
Stream D: Operational Excellence & Margin Improvement

Networking Lunch

TECHNICAL STREAMS – continued

Networking Coffee Break

 

World’s Best Refineries

Closing Remarks from the Chair

Networking Drinks 4.0

30th November 2018

Welcome Coffee

Opening Remarks

TOTAL KEYNOTE
Total’s Technological Vision For The Refinery of Tomorrow

Lead Sponsor Keynote

EXPERT PANEL
Gaining An Industry Perspective: Understanding And Preparing To Embrace New Technology?

Speed Networking

Networking Break

 

Implementation of Aspen Mtell to improve Plant Availability at SARAS Refinery

Proactive Maintenance on a Fleet of Critical Large Machines Using Early Detection Digital Tool

The Reality of the Promise of Artificial Intelligence

The Role of Advanced Process Control in the Digital Revolution

Networking Lunch

 

Getting from Smart to Digital Operations

Digital Innovation and Productivity in the Oil&Gas Industry

Cloud-Based Asset Management for Driving Turnaround and Project Excellence

KEYNOTE
Changing Skillset: How Will Upcoming Technological Advances Impact A Refinery’s Workforce?

Afternoon Networking Coffee

 

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

Digital Readiness Workshop
Digital Readiness Assessment
Cyber Security Workshop
Cyber Security: Preparing for the threat of hacks


Closing Remarks and End of ERTC 4.0