About Asian Downstream Summit 2021
Asian Downstream Summit (ADS) 2021 will take place in the following format
- 21st October 2021 - Pre-Conference Virtual Workshops
- 26th October 2021 - Virtual Conference - Day 1
- 27th October 2021 - Virtual Conference - Day 2
- 28th October 2021 - Singapore In-person Conference (*subject to regulations)
Asian Downstream Summit (ADS) is Asia’s most influential downstream oil & gas event, and a globally recognized brand, that brings together senior industry leaders and decision makers across the downstream value chain to discuss the most pressing challenges and issues that the industry is facing, and how to overcome them.
Asian Downstream Summit 2021 will be co-located with the popular Asian Refining Technology Conference (ARTC). Together they make up Asia’s most important regional gathering for the downstream oil & gas sector, and a “must-attend” event in the regional industry calendar.
The 2021 ADS agenda focuses on “Industry 4.0”, and will dig deep into the journey of digital transformation, from automation to autonomous operations, and dive into the opportunities along the way that allow operators to achieve sustainable operational excellence, even in challenging market conditions.
As part of the program, we will examine how operators can leverage off technologies to modernise and optimise their existing infrastructure, and thrive in a transitioning and evolving energy market. We will also examine the evolution of downstream supply chain, and how the trend towards new “cleaner” energy sources will impact the traditional oil and gas industry. How can the industry - governments and regulating bodies - collaborate to maintain a dynamic and competitive market? And how can downstream oil and gas players maximise the sustainability of their operations?
Christiaan Van der Wouden
Chief Executive Officer
Duqm Refinery (DRPIC)
Ibrahim Al Syed
Global Digital Implementation Lead
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
Tuck Leong Chan
Head Digital Accelerator, Downstream
Key Themes at Asian Downstream Summit 2021
Post COVID-19 industry outlook – short, medium and long term
Preparing the plants of tomorrow for the energy transition - how will the trend towards new “cleaner” energy sources impact the traditional refining & petrochemical industry
Embracing Industry 4.0: Creating the sustainable refinery of tomorrow
Moving towards the era of the virtual refinery - What will the smart plant of the future look like
Important market shifts & trends: disruptors & game changers in refining & petrochemicals
Digital Twins & how augmented reality and virtual reality are reducing the need to step into the plant
Robots in the downstream value chain – what lies ahead?
Empowering the workforce: Training, resources and preparing the workforce for the digital revolution
Asset Management and IoT to drive plant improvements, achieve operational excellence and improve quality
Artificial intelligence in downstream – where is it likely to change the industry in the next 5 years?
VR & Drone technology for plants