ERTC Virtual

Europe's Virtual Meeting Place for Downstream Leaders

17 – 18 November 2020

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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

Adriana Orejas Nunez

Adriana Orejas Nunez

Downstream Technology Director, Repsol

Aiman El-Ramly

Aiman El-Ramly

COO, ZE Power

Alan Gelder

Alan Gelder

VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Wood Mackenzie

Alfonso Galán

Alfonso Galán

Product Owner, Repsol

Alok Pandit

Alok Pandit

CEO, Equinox Software and Services

Andrew Horncastle

Andrew Horncastle

Partner, Head of Energy, MEA, Oliver Wyman

Andy Gosse

Andy Gosse

President, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts

Director of Downstream Policy, UK Petroleum Industry Association

Antonio Joyanes

Antonio Joyanes

SVP Refining, CEPSA

Bart Suijkerbuijk

Bart Suijkerbuijk

Global Licensing Development Manager, Downstream and New Energies, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

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.

Bent Sarup

Bent Sarup

Vice President, Edible Oil Systems, Alfa Laval

Brad	Cook

Brad Cook

Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Sabin Metal

Brenna Huovie

Brenna Huovie

Business Director for PCE, Honeywell UOP

Buck Brouwer

Buck Brouwer

Fellow and Process Director, Fluor

Charlie Reith

Charlie Reith

CEO, Solomon

Christine Conway

Christine Conway

Senior PPL Technology Spec., Chevron Lummus Global

Claus-Peter Hälsig

Claus-Peter Hälsig

Vice President Process & Technology, Fluor

Clayton Smith

Clayton Smith

Turnaround & Maintenance Division Manager, Becht

Damien Valdenaire

Damien Valdenaire

Science Executive Refinery Technology, Concawe

Dean Parker

Dean Parker

Technical Sales Manager, Downstream Catalysts ExxonMobil

Eric Duchesne

Eric Duchesne

SVP Refining & Chemicals, Manufacturing & Projects, Total

Eric Koenig

Eric Koenig

Vice President Oil & Gas Segment, Strategy & Marketing, Schneider Electric

Essam Alsayed

Essam Alsayed

Research Science Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Eva Andersson

Eva Andersson

Refinery Industry Manager, Global Technology, Alfa Laval

Fernando Alonso de la Vega

Fernando Alonso de la Vega

ED Refining Operations, Repsol

Flor Lucía de la Cruz

Flor Lucía de la Cruz

Head of Innovation for Oil & Gas, IDOM

Francis Humblot

Francis Humblot

New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market, Arkema

Frederic Tonnaire

Frederic Tonnaire

Technical Sales Manager, AVEVA

Gary	Martin

Gary Martin

Business Segment Leader, Sulzer GTC Technology

Henk Pool

Henk Pool

Innovation Manager, CEFIC

Jean Sentenac

Jean Sentenac

Chairman/CEO, Axens

Jean-Marc Sohier

Jean-Marc Sohier

Science Director, Concawe

Jiří Hájek

Jiří Hájek

CEO and Chairman of Board of Directors, Unipetrol Centre for Research and Education

John Cooper

John Cooper

Secretary General, Concawe & FuelsEurope

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Secretary General, Hydrogen Europe

José Martínez Villa

José Martínez Villa

Maintenance and Major Repairs Coordinator, CEPSA

Juan Usón Manzanares

Juan Usón Manzanares

Senior Control and Optimization Engineer, Repsol

Kareemuddin Shaik

Kareemuddin Shaik

Engineering Consultant, Chemicals R&D Division, Saudi Aramco

Kevin Clarke

Kevin Clarke

CEO, CREAS Energy Consulting

Kim Jooste

Kim Jooste

VP Downstream Projects & Technology, MOL Group

Klemens Wawrzinek

Klemens Wawrzinek

Project Manager, Business Development, Linde Aktiengesellschaft

Lucas Ribeiro

Lucas Ribeiro

Sales Director, Implico

Łukasz Koliński

Łukasz Koliński

Head of Unit Economic Analysis, European Commission

Mallikarjun Navalgund

Mallikarjun Navalgund

Business Development, Europe (Advanced Biofuels and Chemicals), Praj

Manuel Martínez-Tafalla López

Manuel Martínez-Tafalla López

Product Owner Heat X Project, Repsol

Marcelo Carugo

Marcelo Carugo

Vice President, Global Refining and Chemical, Emerson Automation Solutions

Matt Pitcher

Matt Pitcher

Hydrogen Technology Manager, TechnipFMC

Miguel Gutiérrez Serra

Miguel Gutiérrez Serra

Director, Industrial Innovation & Digitalization, Repsol

Modesto Fernandez Gonzalo

Modesto Fernandez Gonzalo

Senior Advisor on Innovation in Oil & Gas, IDOM

Paolo Corvo

Paolo Corvo

Head of Sales & Marketing, Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives, Clariant Produkte (Deutschland)

Paula Álvarez García

Paula Álvarez García

Energy Management Engineer, La Rábida Refinery, CEPSA

Pedro Santos

Pedro Santos

Technology Manager, Chevron Lummus Global

Per-Olof Granström

Per-Olof Granström

EU Director, ZEP (Zero Emissions Platform)

Peter Andreas Nymann

Peter Andreas Nymann

Group Leader, Hydrocracking Technical Support, Haldor Topsoe

Peter van Elferen

Peter van Elferen

Project Manager, Gasunie

Philip de Smedt

Philip de Smedt

Manager, Lower Olefins and Aromatics Sector Groups, CEFIC

Rafael Gonzalez

Rafael Gonzalez

Regional Marketing Manager FCC, EMEA, W.R. Grace

Raquel Cantón Jara

Raquel Cantón Jara

Business Development Specialist, CEPSA Química

Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Technical Sales Specialist, Renewables, Honeywell UOP

Robert Henkel

Robert Henkel

Business Development Manager, hte

Robert Suchopa

Robert Suchopa

Manager of R&D projects, Unipetrol Centre for Research and Education

Roberta Cenni

Roberta Cenni

Senior Product Line Manager, Haldor Topsoe

Ron Beck

Ron Beck

Marketing Strategy Director, AspenTech

Sabeeth Srikantharajah

Sabeeth Srikantharajah

Additives & Technical Account Manager EMEA, BASF

Samiya Parvez

Samiya Parvez

Process Engineer, Fluor

Simon Cackett

Simon Cackett

Business Development Manager, hte

Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum

Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum

Managing Director, Equinor Refining Denmark

Stefania Guidetti

Stefania Guidetti

R&D Technical Leader, Eni S.p.A.

Stefano Melis

Stefano Melis

Global Hydroprocessing Advisor, Albemarle

Stéphane Kressmann

Stéphane Kressmann

Consultant, Chemical and Mechanical Recycling, 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.

Torkild Reinertsen

Torkild Reinertsen

Chairman & Owner, REINERTSEN New Energy AS

Tracy Ellerington

Tracy Ellerington

Director - Europe and Russia Operations, Solomon Associates

Victoria Aragón Sánchez

Victoria Aragón Sánchez

Fuels Department Manager, Production Management, Cartagena Refinery, Repsol

Vikas Dhole

Vikas Dhole

VP, Engineering Product Management, AspenTech

Walter Mirabella

Walter Mirabella

Chairman, Global Fuel Team, Sustainable Fuels Europe

Zafar Ali

Zafar Ali

Senior Director, Product Management, AspenTech

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

Choose between four technical streams:

  • Clean Fuels, Biofuels & Alternative Fuels Production
  • Catalyst Technologies
  • Petrochemicals and New Routes to Olefins
  • Digitalisation Technologies

 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 - 10:40AM

Petrochemicals Panel Discussion

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

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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

Equinor keynote

Shaping the future of CCS value chains

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11:10AM - 1:15PM

ERTC Virtual Technical Streams

Choose between three technical streams:

  • Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, GHG Reduction and Other Clean Technologies
  • Operational Excellence
  • Digitalisation Technologies
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2:20PM - 4:00PM

ERTC Virtual Technical Streams

Choose between three technical streams:

  • Global Demand & the Role of Refineries in the Transition 
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Refinery Configuration
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4:00PM - 4:25PM

Solomon Keynote Presentation

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4:25PM - 4:50PM

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