Specialties, UOP, who will assess the impact of technological innovation such as CTM, Crude to Olefins and shale gas technology. KNPC will present a case study on the integration of Naptha Feed into Equate and subsequent impacts on petrochemical profitability. Takreer will explore base oil integration as a means to add value followed by a panel discussing technology and integration featuring Jean Sentenac, CEO, Axens, Omar Bahobail, CEO Al Waha Petrochemicals and Michael Millard. A catalyst best practice debate follows with 3 leading providers answering questions on optimization of catalysts and catalyst technology followed by presentations by Takreer and Invensys, on modelling and simulation.

Day two opens with an economist’s panel debating the future of the downstream industry in the wake of the changing commercial realities. Moving on the conference will address the changing dynamics of feedstocks including presentations by Mohamed Al Yabhouni, VP Major Projects Division, TAKREER; Fuad Mosa, GM Technology, KSA & Emerging Economies, SABIC; Dr. Elie Saad, VP & MD for Lanxes & Gabor Kenessey, GM Supply Chain, Orpic.