ERTC Virtual

Europe's Virtual Meeting Place for Downstream Leaders

17 – 18 November 2020

Register

What is ERTC Virtual?

The uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic and strict company travel policies have made it difficult to run the best physical ERTC that we wanted in Madrid this November. As such, we at the WRA have decided to create a virtual alternative for you this year, ERTC Virtual.

Whilst you work from home or locally during the pandemic, ERTC Virtual offers an online web-based platform to connect you with the refining world, to hear the latest industry updates, and interact through, Q&A, chat boxes, live sessions etc.

Download our virtual guide to get a flavour of what to expect from ERTC Virtual and how we are transitioning from a physical to online event.

 

Live Sessions

Your usual ERTC plenary, technical sessions and debates will be streamed live.

Chat during sessions

As usual we encourage interactivity, Q&As and polling – this will all be possible via the chat box.

Personalised Programme

You have the possibility to bookmark the sessions that interest you to create your personalised agenda.

Presentations post-event

As well as watching company presentations live, you will also be able to access the full stream of presentations post event.

Speakers

Alan Gelder

Alan Gelder

VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Wood Mackenzie

Antonio Joyanes

Antonio Joyanes

SVP Refining, CEPSA

Bashir Dabbousi

Bashir Dabbousi

Director of Technology Strategy & Planning, Saudi Aramco

Benoit Fecamp

Benoit Fecamp

EAME off-gas/hydrogen-rich Gas Program Manager, Solar Turbines Inc.

Fernando Alonso de la Vega

Fernando Alonso de la Vega

ED Refining Operations, Repsol

Jean-Marc Sohier

Jean-Marc Sohier

Science Director, Concawe

John Cooper

John Cooper

Secretary General, Concawe & FuelsEurope

Kim Jooste

Kim Jooste

VP Downstream Projects & Technology, MOL Group

Łukasz Koliński

Łukasz Koliński

Head of Unit Economic Analysis, European Commission

Nicolas Aimard

Nicolas Aimard

VP Refining & Chemicals, Manufacturing & Projects, Total

Tim Fitzgibbon

Tim Fitzgibbon

Senior Expert, Refining, McKinsey

Torbjørg Klara Fossum

Torbjørg Klara Fossum

Torbjørg Klara Fossum is VP Global CCS Solutions at Equinor. She is an expert speaker at ERTC Virtual 2020. Find out more here.

Agenda at a glance

 Day 1: Tuesday Nov, 17

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9:00AM - 9:15AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks & Welcome Address from WRA

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9:15AM - 9:40AM

European Commission Keynote

The European Green Deal: Shaping the Future of Refining

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9:40AM - 10:05AM

Wood Mackenzie Market Outlook

Refining in Unprecedented Times

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10:05AM - 10:50AM

IOC Keynote

The Next Decade: Delving into the Potential Scenarios for Downstream

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10:50AM - 11:35AM

Outlining the Journey for Refineries to a 2050 Carbon Neutral Europe

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11:35AM - 12:20PM

Refining Post-COVID-19: Taking the Pulse of the European Market

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1:20PM - 5:30PM

ERTC Virtual Technical Streams

The technical presentations for ERTC Virtual will cover:

  • Carbon Capture, GHG Reduction and Other Clean Technologies
  • Catalyst Technologies
  • Refinery Configuration
  • Petrochemicals and New Routes to Olefins
  • Operational Excellence
  • Digitalisation Technologies
  • Clean Fuels, Biofuels & Alternative Fuels Production
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Global Demand & the Role of Refineries in the Energy Transition and the Circular Economy

 Day 2: Wednesday Nov, 18

EXISTING ASSETS

This stream will look at what steps refiners have already taken and should take right now.

FUTURE ASSETS

This stream will explore the potential of three major technologies and how refiners are looking to incorporate them into their long-term strategies

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8:50AM - 9:00AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

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8:50AM - 9:00AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

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9:00AM - 9:25AM

McKinsey Outlook Keynote

Where are the Opportunities? Refining in a Low Crude Flexibility and Low Price Environment

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9:00AM - 9:25AM

Concawe Keynote

Shaping a Cleaner and Greener Refining Industry

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9:25AM - 9:50AM

Biofuels Keynote

Key Insights into Complying with Sustainable Fuel Mandates 

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9:25AM - 9:50AM

Repsol hydrogen keynote

Implementing Low Carbon Hydrogen into Refineries

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9:50AM - 10:15AM

New session announcement coming soon

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9:50AM - 10:15AM

Total keynote

Total’s circular economy strategy: integrating plastic recycling in petrochemical and refining assets

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10:15AM - 10:40AM

New session announcement coming soon

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10:15AM - 10:40AM

Equinor keynote

Shaping the future of CCS value chains

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10:40AM - 11:25AM

Petrochemicals Panel

Competitiveness and Profitability: Is Petrochemical Production a Realistic Pathway for Refiners?

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11:40AM - 1:20PM

ERTC Virtual Technical Streams

The technical presentations for ERTC Virtual will cover:

  • Carbon Capture, GHG Reduction and Other Clean Technologies
  • Catalyst Technologies
  • Refinery Configuration
  • Petrochemicals and New Routes to Olefins
  • Operational Excellence
  • Digitalisation Technologies
  • Clean Fuels, Biofuels & Alternative Fuels Production
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Global Demand & the Role of Refineries in the Energy Transition and the Circular Economy
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2:20PM - 4:25PM

ERTC Virtual Technical Streams

The technical presentations for ERTC Virtual will cover:

  • Carbon Capture, GHG Reduction and Other Clean Technologies
  • Catalyst Technologies
  • Refinery Configuration
  • Petrochemicals and New Routes to Olefins
  • Operational Excellence
  • Digitalisation Technologies
  • Clean Fuels, Biofuels & Alternative Fuels Production
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Global Demand & the Role of Refineries in the Energy Transition and the Circular Economy
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4:25PM - 4:45PM

Solomon Keynote Presentation

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4:45PM - 5:05PM

Fuels Europe Keynote Presentation

Understanding the Green Deal and the Carbon Budget for Transport out to 2050

Download the Virtual Guide

This virtual guide will give you a flavour of what to expect from ERTC Virtual and how we are transitioning from a physical to online event. Full information on the agenda and timings will be sent out in due course.

Register for ERTC Virtual

Ticket Options

Refiner

  • Access to  ERTC presentations and virtual exhibition
  • Access to private messaging facility and ability to set up video calls*

Supplier

  • Access to ERTC presentations and virtual exhibition

Supplier Gold

  • Access to  ERTC presentations and virtual exhibition
  • Access to private messaging facility and ability to set up video calls*

*Private messaging / video calls set up will be upon approval from the receiver on the platform.

Our team

Get in touch with us if you would like to discuss involvement opportunities on ERTC Virtual:

Sandil Sanmugam

Sandil Sanmugam

Portfolio Director, Europe

t:+44 207 384 7744

Ivan Lukyanenka

Ivan Lukyanenka

Business Development Manager

t: +44 207 384 7995

Maxence Michaud-Daniel

Maxence Michaud-Daniel

Delegate Sales Manager

t: +44 207 384 7983