Advisory Board Reports

At the World Refining Association, we are committed to fully understanding the challenges that the industry is facing not only now, but in the short and long term future, this is what makes WRA events truly unique. In order to achieve this level of excellence we hold regular research calls with all market sectors as well as host a series of face to face Advisory Board meetings across the globe.These exclusive meetings are a platform for open dialogue between key regional stakeholders, where in-depth conversations lay the foundations for the cutting-edge agendas typical of WRA events.

In September 2019, the World Refining Association hosted the Middle East Refining Technology Conference (MERTC) Advisory Board meeting at the Ritz Carlton, Manama, Bahrain. Chaired by Steven McCoskey, Vice President, Operations at Solomon Associates, our industry advisors shared their thoughts on the Middle East’s downstream status and the challenges that lie ahead

We at the WRA are currently preparing this year’s ERTC, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in Madrid in November. We gathered Europe’s leading downstream players via video-conference for the annual ERTC advisory board meeting. We covered a range of issues facing the industry in the short, medium and long-term and how refineries can develop old and new assets through various technologies and processes. 

The Latin American Refining Technology Conference Advisory Board meeting took place on Tuesday 3rd March in the heart of Bogotá and was a unique experience that allowed for some of the region’s key downstream players to collaborate and discuss the unrivalled opportunities that are emerging in the region, as well as exploring the solutions to the challenges faced.

View our past advisory board reports