Agenda at a glance

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27th November 2018

Axens Seminar – More details and how to register here

UOP Seminar – More details and how to register here

ERTC NEWCOMERS – informal lunch and tour around Cannes (pre-sign up required and places limited)

Registration & Welcome Reception – 17:30-19:30

Registration will be open between 15:00 and 19:30.

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

Struggle with networking effectively? Take part in our networking coaching hosted by Eithne Treanor, Managing Director,  E Treanor Media

28th November 2018

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

RESPONDING TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN THE DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY

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

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

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

HAPPINESS HUB WORKSHOP: Shifting Perspective and Developing Mindset of the Modern Leader
More details and how to register here

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

HAPPINESS HUB WORKSHOP: Shifting Perspective and Developing Mindset of the Modern Leader
More details and how to register here

Roundtables Closing Panel – A Motivation of Minds

End of Conference Day One

Gala Dinner

ERTC LATEs – the new official after party 

29th November 2018

ERTC (European Refining Technology Conference) Agenda

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

GPS (Global Petrochemicals Summit) Agenda

MAXIMISING PETROCHEMICAL VALUE CHAINS
Chair’s Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE
Outlook for the Global Chemical Industry – IHS Markit

KEYNOTE
Ikea and Neste: Piloting Renewable Plastics to Fit in the Future Energy Mix

PETCHEM PANEL
Increasing Chemical Production to Match Growing Demand

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

HAPPINESS HUB WORKSHOP: Maximising Focus to Enhance Success and Productivity
More details and how to register here

TECHNICAL STREAMS – continued

Networking Coffee Break

HAPPINESS HUB WORKSHOP: Maximising Focus to Enhance Success and Productivity
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World’s Best Refineries

Closing Remarks from the Chair

ERTC 2019 Poland Party

30th November 2018

ERTC 4.0 Agenda

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

Conquering the Digital Transformation Challenge – Bain & Company
Spotlighting the Darkest Corners of Your Plant – Precognize
The Reality of the Promise of Artifical Intelligence – KBR Consulting
Getting from Smart to Digital Operations – Honeywell
The Role of Advanced Process Control in the Digital Revolution – Alpha Process Control
Implementation of Aspen Mtell to improve Plant Availability at SARAS Refinery – AspenTech & SARAS
Proactive Maintenance on a Fleet of Critical Large Machines Using Early Detection Digital Tool – Total R&C

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

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