Welcome to Global Technology Forum

For over 20 years, Global Technology Forum has provided the international oil refining and petrochemical community with an invaluable forum for networking, ideas sharing and contact building. Our flagship event the European Refining Technology Conference (ERTC) Annual Meeting is recognised as the leading downstream event in Europe.

We have built long standing relationships with all of the oil majors, independent refiners, national oil companies and petrochemical operators, ensuring we consistently tap in to the key issues affecting the global industry.


Our series of international conferences and training courses deliver the highest level of technical and strategic content which is researched and developed in conjunction with our esteemed board of advisors.

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We ensure you get to meet the people who can help you drive your business forward. Our event formats create multiple opportunities for you to meet the people who count. Informal drinks receptions, one-to-one meetings, mobile apps and social networking groups, enable you to expand your professional network via the Global Technology Forum.

19th April 2016 - 21st April 2016, Kuala Lumpur

Now in its 19th year, the ARTC Annual Meeting is the leading downstream event for refiners and petrochemical producers operating in the Asia Pacific region.

Join us and senior decision makers for two days of technology presentations and practical case-studies as well as extensive networking opportunities at the meeting place for the Asian refining and petrochemical industries.

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Coming Soon - November 2016

With a strong focus on energy-efficiency improvements to enhance European refinery profitability, ERTC Energy Efficiency is a must attend event with participants benefiting from the experiences of refiners who have executed successful energy efficiency projects. Leading industry suppliers will also showcase the latest innovative processes and technologies that will assist refiners facing ever changing and continuing challenges.

Coming Soon - November 2016

Since its inception in 1995, the ERTC Annual Meeting – GTF’s flagship – is the leading and premier event of the year for the global oil refining industry, attracting over 500 professionals from all over the world.

The conference continues to lead the way as the industry meeting-place, providing a valuable opportunity to network with industry peers, customers and colleagues as well as learn how best to overcome current challenges.

Presentations give high level market insights, project updates, best practices and case studies as well as the latest in process and technology advancement with many companies using ERTC as the first place to showcase their latest innovations.

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Coming Soon - November 2016

The ERTC Petrochemicals conference runs alongside the ERTC Annual Meeting.

The conference provides outstanding joint networking opportunities and a comprehensive conference programme; featuring the industry’s most prominent experts and thought-leaders sharing their insights on global market trends and forecasts, delegates will explore new products, on-going projects, cutting edge technological developments and industry-specific issues facing the petrochemical industry in Europe.

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Coming Soon - September 2016, Mexico City

LARTC 5th Annual Meeting is the most comprehensive refining technology conference for Latin America.

LARTC has fast become the leading event for senior refining and petrochemical professionals from across the Latin American downstream sector. Attendees come together to discuss the latest project developments and potential investment opportunities as well as gain insights into the challenges and opportunities affecting each country in the region.

Coming Soon - October 2016, Johannesburg

The PARTC Annual Meeting examines on-going challenges that African refineries face – from meeting market demands and investment challenges through plant upgrades, fuel quality issues, and emission requirements.

PARTC is an excellent platform to unite refiners and industry suppliers from across the Africa region to discuss the latest technology advances now available within the industry.

A very well organized event gathering all industry peers into one beautiful location

- Eva Andersson, Alfa Laval -

ERTC conference is always a highlight in the "conference calendar"; excellent presentations, and a good mixture of operators and service companies

- Helmut Heurich, Air Liquide -

A great place to be updated on the latest market and technology developments, meet old friends and renew acquaintances

- Frederik Baars, Fluor -

Very refreshing to see many refiners in Europe having a positive view of our industry (Galp and Lotos). Both continue investing and making their refineries do better

- Suleyman Ozmen, Shell Global Solutions -

Great atmosphere, very friendly and collaborative environment

- Jesús Muelas Párraga, Repsol -

Well run conference with a good mixture of industrial end-users, industry experts and vendors

- Gregor Fernholz, Schneider Electric -

A great forum for technical information exchange

- Charles Ross, Saudi Aramco -

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