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21 October 2021 - Pre-Conference Workshops by Air Liquide & Sulzer GTC

26 - 27 October 2021 - Virtual Conference & Exhibition

28 October 2021 - Singapore In-Person Closed Door Dialogue

Preparing the plants of tomorrow for a sustainable & low carbon future

About Asian Refining Technology Conference 2021

Hybrid Event

ARTC 2021 will take place in the following format

  • 21st October 2021 - Pre-Conference Virtual Workshops by Air Liquide & Sulzer GTC
  • 26th October 2021 - Virtual Conference - Day 1
  • 27th October 2021 - Virtual Conference - Day 2
  • 28th October 2021 - Singapore In-person Closed Door Dialogue

Against the global landscape of accelerating change throughout the oil & gas industry, Asian Refining Technology Conference (ARTC) is the key meeting point where thought-leaders look to the future, to embrace change and capture new opportunities to deliver profitable market growth and value creation across the downstream oil and gas supply chain.

The 2021 ARTC programme focuses on the theme “Preparing the plants of tomorrow for a sustainable & low carbon future”, and this year’s event will gather leading industry influencers and experts to share their expertise and first hand case studies on global refining and petrochemical market trends, how operators can remain sustainable and competitive in an evolving market, and how digitalisation and IIoT is changing critical business infrastructure.

The market eagerly anticipates ARTC 2021 will be in a hybrid format, which and co-located with the popular Asian Downstream Summit (ADS), that will together host all the major NOCs, IOCs, integrated oil companies, EPC contractors, consultants, financiers, law firms, technology providers, digital vendors, and service companies all of whom play an active role in the global downstream oil & gas value chain.

2021 Speakers

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Austin Schneider
Director of Technology


Malavika Bambawale
APAC Managing Director
Engie Impact

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Bob Riley
Director, Energy Transition & Sustainability
W.R Grace

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Daniel McQueen
Director of Sales, Asia Pacific
Albemarle Corporation

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Andy Saunders Tack
Director of Operations for Asia-Pacific

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M Kamil Arshad
Principal Engineer


Cécile Plain
Principal Expert – HydroProcessing Technology


M Afiq Abu Zarim
Head, Gas Governance & Advocacy

2021 Advisory Board

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Christiaan Van der Wouden
Chief Executive Officer
Duqm Refinery (DRPIC)

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Ibrahim Al Syed
Global Digital Implementation Lead

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Napaporn Ratanapoka
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited

Tuck Leong Chan

Tuck Leong Chan
Head Digital Accelerator, Downstream

Key Themes at ARTC 2021

  • Towards a net zero carbon refinery
  • Next step in hydrogen story: Refiners and Petrochemicals go sustainable
  • Circular economy - waste (plastics) recycling and conversion technologies
  • Status of regional projects: ongoing, revised scope, updated goals, implementation challenges
  • Innovative Clean Fuels and Petrochemical Technologies
  • Co-Processing with Renewables
  • Carbon Capture, Storage and Application
  • Securing a Future through petrochemical Integration
  • Adapting to growing demand for petrochemicals
  • Next Steps in Energy Efficiency
  • Large scale project updates from refinery and petrochemical leaders
  • Why converting existing brownfield refineries into a Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC) complex has become a necessity in the recent years
  • Revamping hydrocracking units to increase flexibility and margins
  • Innovative catalysts designed to meet today’s challenges while anticipating future challenges
  • Shutdowns and Turnarounds
  • Shaping the future of refining: outlining the journey to a carbon neutral sector






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