Whilst ERTC offers you the opportunity to network with the largest number of industry players under one roof, we also pride ourselves on the knowledge-sharing to provide key takeaways on the latest technologies, personal development and understanding the regulatory landscape.

As part of your event pass for 2019 we have created new workshops to help you return to the office with major insights into the future of downstream:

Workshop: Speaker & Media Training - Monday 4 November

To kick ERTC 2019 off, we will have a workshop from Eithne Treanor who will lead a speaker and media training workshop on How to present and communicate with more impact.

Presenting and communication skills are the cornerstones for future management and front-facing representatives. This is the perfect session for those speaking at ERTC 2019 to get some final tips or those of you looking to develop your skills and make your way ahead internally. Make sure to sign-up for this by contacting Kelly on Kelly.Tea@wraconferences.com.

More about Eithne

Eithne Treanor ERTC Speaker

Eithne is an independent, specialized media and presentation trainer who helps business executives and professionals sharpen their message and improve and sharpen their on-stage performance.

Eithne has interviewed politicians, dignitaries, and high- ranking business people and has written and reported for television, radio and print publications. Her TV experience spans major international networks including ABC News, Sky News, BBC World, Bloomberg and CNBC Europe.

Total Competency Workshop - Tuesday 5 November

During the lunch break on 5th, Total will be running a workshop to bring the industry together to resolve the ever-growing skill gap in downstream engineers entitled: Creating a sustainable competency framework for future engineers. (Sign-up is required)

Questions to be addressed in this interactive discussion includes:

  • How can you limit competency losses and promote young operator engagement towards learning?
  • How can digital innovation leverage efficient learning among new operator of the Z generation?
  • How can the industry transfer know-how capital in an information flooded and fast digital environment?
  • How can we use digital innovation to help improve human performance?

This is perfect for those with the power to shape the future skillset of engineers or those who want to provide their input in front of the industry’s major stakeholders. Make sure to sign-up for this by contacting Kelly on Kelly.Tea@wraconferences.com.

Workshop led by Eric Duchesne

Eric Duchesne ERTC Speaker

Pop Up Business School - Wednesday 6 November/ Thursday 7 November

To create something different and move away from the extensive technical content at ERTC, we also wanted to help expand your entrepreneurial and personal development. As such we have invited, Pop-up Business School who will lead two workshops delving into improving your approach to your day-to-day work including Responding in Uncertain Times: Innovation in Risk-averse Environments (Nov 6) and Looking ahead into 2020: How to make a BIG impact (Nov 7).

If you would like to attend any of the sessions above, please contact Kelly on Kelly.Tea@wraconferences.com.

In-Focus Workshop Day - Thursday 7 November

To summarise the two key themes of digitalisation and regulation, we have created an In-Focus Workshop day on Thursday 7th November.

Exploring big datacyber security, artificial intelligence in one stream and IMO and REDII in the other, we will offer the opportunity to address the core challenges for industry players in the next decade. Without doubt the industry needs to collaborate on these issues and at ERTC this is the best chance to do so.

Alongside the streams we will have an opening outlook from Bain & Co, who will summarise the findings of ERTC 2019 before closing the day with Pop Up Business School creating a message and strategy for the industry.

If you want to attend the workshops, please make sure to select it while you’re doing your registration! See the pricing here.

In-Focus Workshop Day - Thursday 7th November

9:00 am

Downstream’s Role in the Energy Transition

Setting the Scene State of the Downstream Union: The Opportunities and Challenges in the Next Decade  


10:15 am

Networking Coffee Break

Stream A - Digitalisation

10:45 am

When standards are not enough: Why industrial cybersecurity is different in refining?


  • Sam LinaresSamuel Linares Managing Director - Europe & Latin America OT Security Lead - Accenture

12:15 pm


1:30 pm

Being Digitally Ready for the Biggest Disruptor in the Industry

2:45 pm

Artificial Intelligence in Refining


  • Ron Beck ERTC SpeakerRon Beck Marketing Strategy Director - AspenTech

Stream B - Regulation

10:45 am

Embracing Regulation at an EU Level


12:15 pm


1:30 pm

Regulation in Practice: Approaching IMO 2020


2:45 pm

Regulation in Practice: Biofuels Production & REDII


  • Angel Alberdi Secretary General - EWABA (European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association)


4:00 pm

Networking Coffee Break

4:30 pm

Looking ahead into 2020: How to make a BIG impact

After shaping the future of the downstream industry during ERTC 2019, this is the time to shape YOUR year ahead. In this self-development session, Pop-Up Business School look to inspire attendees to get unstuck, activate and accelerate their potential to have impact in their personal lives, their careers and the people around them.