Upgrading Asia’s refineries for efficiency, profitability and compliance



The ARTC 18th Annual Meeting is Global Technology Forum's (GTF) premier event in Asia, and forms part of the international portfolio of GTF conferences dedicated to the downstream refining and petrochemical industry.


Asia's refining landscape is characterized by growth in demand, expansion in production capacities and a move towards greater efficiency and compliance. ARTC is a meeting place for over 200 senior refinery professionals in the region to find solutions to key strategic challenges.

Opening Keynote Address:



Mr. Sarakorn Kulatham

Senior Executive Vice President, Petrochemicals & Refining Business Unit, PTT Plc



Exclusive keynote and plenary sessions:

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Dinh Van Ngoc, CEO, Binh Son Refinery

Paul Kennedy, Vice President, Solomon Associates

Matthew Parry, Senior Analyst, International Energy Agency

 A high calibre keynote from the BSR refinery will focus on successful integration of the petrochemical and refinery operations.

Plenary presentation on Solomon Associates' international study of plant reliability and maintenance effectiveness (RAM).

An informative presentation from the International Energy Agency on the outlook for oil industry in light of production capacity expansions.



Other highlights on programme:


  • Case studies from joint ventures, partnerships and new projects across Asia Pacific
  • Integration of the petrochemical and refinery business for profitability
  • Shale oil and its implication for Asian operators
  • Project turn around strategies to meet timelines and improve profitability of refineries
  • Latest trends in petrochemical processing, FCC and hydrocracking technologies



Benefits of attending:

  • 4 separate Streams and 28 case studies will cover issues affecting refining industry in Asia to enable practical learning from the largest downstream projects that have been executed in the region
  • Insights from senior industry experts and ample interaction opportunities with them through roundtable and panel discussions
  • Networking opportunities with your industry peers at the pre-conference drink reception and gala dinner on day 1 of the conference



To find out how your organisation could benefit from sponsoring or exhibiting at GTF events, please contact - Eliot Morton | T: +44 (0)207 316 9832 | E: Eliot.Morton@gtforum.com

We look forward to seeing you in Thailand!

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