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ERTC (European Refining Technology Conference) is the place where Europe’s leading refiners and petrochemical producers meet to discuss and find the ideal solutions for all their technical challenges.

As part of the international portfolio of WRA events hosted annually in Europe, Africa and the Americas, ERTC is now in its 23rd year and is the leading refining and petrochemical conference in the region.

Each year, we issue a call for papers to refiners, petrochemical companies, EPCs, catalyst companies, technology licensors, additive providers, software vendors and general equipment suppliers and contractors around the globe. We work closely with the ERTC Advisory Board, made up of senior refiner professionals from across the region who are tasked with grading the various technical papers received.

Only the highest graded, most timely and original papers presented for the first time in the region are selected to be part of the two day programme. The programme is also packed with thought provoking keynote addresses, high-level panel discussions and in-depth case studies.

As part of ERTC we dedicate a day to the next refining revolution, ERTC 4.0. This day is dedicated to understanding digitalization and all things IoT. The event is also co-located with the Global Petrochemicals Summit offering all the latest insights in the petrochemicals industry and how it is moving forward together with the refining industry.