Conference Programme

14 - 16 October 2019   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
09:00 09:30

Inaugural Ceremony Palm Hall

Speakers

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi

Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

Nasser A. Abanmi

President , SABIC - KEMYA

09:30 10:30

Ministerial Keynote Session Palm Hall

Moderator

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Speakers

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

HE Parviz Ogtay oglu Shahbazov invited

Minister of Energy, Republic of Azerbaijan

10:30 12:00

Exhibition Inauguration Hall 1

12:30 14:00

VIP Lunch

14:00 15:00

Global Leadership Panel - The Future of Refining and Petrochemicals

With the need for cleaner gasoline and diesel fuels, new challenges arise with respect to lower sulphur contents in products (particularly of marine fuels, IMO 2020), cleaner feedstocks and residual processing. Improvements, e.g. of catalysts for HDS, FCC and alkylation could help in this respect. Also, emission reduction and co-processing of renewables are big issues. The major question is: Which innovative technologies will have an impact on the future of the refining sector?

Speakers

Giuseppe Ricci invited

CRO, ENI

Adam Czyzewski invited

Chief Economist, PKN Orlen

Cario Scaffardi invited

CEO, Saras

15:00 16:00

Panel Discussion - Digital Transformation Strategies in Downstream

Not just for process control, digital technology has increasingly been utilized for a wide range of purposes including closing the generation gap between operators, RBM/RBI and simultaneous management of several facilities, with technological progress such as AI and the internet of things and big data utilization. It has become an effective tool for asset management. This roundtable discussion will consider how digital technology is currently utilized for asset integrity. What are its advantages and disadvantages? What could the ideal model of digital technology for future asset integrity look like? And what will encourage or hinder the realization of the ideal model?

Speakers

Partha P Maitra invited

President, Jamnagar, Reliance Industries Ltd

Bryan K Glover invited

Vice President & General Manager, Honeywell

16:30 17:30

CEO Panel Session - Sustainability and Petrochemicals

Petrochemical products are everywhere and are integral to modern societies. They include plastics, fertilisers, packaging, clothing, digital devices, medical equipment, detergents, tyres, and many others. They are also found in many parts of the modern energy system, including solar panels, wind turbine blades, batteries, thermal insulation for buildings, and electric vehicle parts. The Future sustainability of Petrochemicals will take a close look at the consequences of the growing demand for these products, and what we can do to accelerate a clean energy transition for the petrochemical industry.

Speakers

Jim Fitterling invited

CEO, Dow Chemical Co

Deepak Parikh invited

Region President of North America , Clariant Corp

Walt Szopiak invited

Vice President, Chevron Energy Technology

19:00 21:00

Gala Dinner Gulf Hotel

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