15 – 18 November 2021 | Madrid, Spain

Europe’s largest meeting place for the world’s downstream leaders

Co-Host Sponsor

Repsol is our co-host sponsor for ERTC 2020 in Madrid

What to expect at ERTC 2021

The preparations for ERTC have already begun and we cannot wait to celebrate our 25th edition in style with our Co-host Repsol and Lead Supporter CEPSA in Madrid.

ERTC is Europe’s largest and most senior meeting place for the world’s downstream leaders, bringing together refineries and technology providers to address the short, medium and long term issues affecting the industry. Hot topics for 2021 include the recovery from a volatile 2020 and shaping refining’s role in Europe’s long-term sustainable, decarbonised energy system.

Stay tuned for more event news and announcements in the coming weeks. Call for papers abstract submissions open on 23 February 2021.

Call For Papers Opens

23 February 2021

2021 Topics:

  • Hydrogen & CCUS
  • Catalyst Technologies
  • Operational Excellence, Digital Technologies & Process Optimisation
  • Refinery Configuration and Conversion Technologies
  • Petrochemical Production & Chemical Recycling
  • Biofuels & Alternative Fuel Production
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • The Role of Refineries in the Energy Transition

Abstract submissions deadline 29 April 2021

Advisory Board

Alan Gelder

Alan Gelder

VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Wood Mackenzie

Alfredo Barbaro

Alfredo Barbaro

Senior Vice President, Industrial Technology Eni

Andy Gosse

Andy Gosse

President, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Antonio Joyanes

Antonio Joyanes

SVP Refining, CEPSA

Emilio Marin

Emilio Marin

VP Engineering, bp

Jean Sentenac

Jean Sentenac

Chairman/CEO, Axens

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

Kim Jooste

Kim Jooste

VP Downstream Projects & Technology, MOL Group

Koenraad Herrebout

Koenraad Herrebout

Head of Technical Assistance, Refining and Petrochemicals, Total

Manfred Mangi

Manfred Mangi

Head of Department, Technical Development, Refining & Petchem, OMV

Miguel Gutiérrez Serra

Miguel Gutiérrez Serra

Director, Industrial Innovation & Digitalization, Repsol

Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum

Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum

Managing Director, Equinor Refining Denmark

Stein Ivar Bye

Stein Ivar Bye

CEO, Essar Oil

Tracy Ellerington

Tracy Ellerington

Director - Europe and Russia Operations, Solomon Associates

Attendees

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Refiners that attend ERTC

WRA Interview Series

Interview with Antonio Joyanes

We spoke with Antonio Joyanes, SVP for Refining at CEPSA ahead of his session at ERTC Virtual (November 2020) to understand how CEPSA has gained a competitive advantage despite the COVID-19 outbreak.

Interview with John Cooper

We had a conversation with John Cooper, Director General for FuelsEurope and Concawe about how they are working with the European Commission and putting refineries at the heart of the Green Deal. 

Interview with Kim Jooste

As part of our new series of WRA interviews, Kim Jooste, VP Downstream Projects & Technology from MOL Group discusses how MOL Group is adapting in the short-term to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Interview with Alan Gelder

We recently had a conversation with Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets at Wood Mackenzie. We explored the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on demand with some nifty slides to hand.

ERTC Rising Stars

The Rising Stars Awards have been created to celebrate the future leaders of the refining and petrochemical industry. Five young engineers will pitch their answer and ideas to our audience at ERTC on how they would revitalise the downstream sector for a role in the energy transition.

This is your chance to speak in front of the biggest and most senior downstream audience in Europe and share your vision for the industry.

Why nominate?

Nominate a colleague or put your name forward for the opportunity to:

  • Develop your public-speaking skills
  • Put your ideas in front of the decision-makers shaping the downstream industry
  • Progress your career by winning this industry-recognised award voted by your peers
  • Be profiled on DigitalRefining and PTQ, our Strategic Partners, as a Rising Star
  • Receive a complimentary pass to ERTC to build on your understanding of the industry

2019 Rising Stars Winner

Read the Q&A with Damian Kwiatkowski from Grupa LOTOS

2018 Rising Stars Winner

Read the Q&A with Ross O'Brien, Business Advisor at BP

2017 Rising Stars Winner

Read the Q&A with Pedro Medina from CEPSA

Venue & Accommodation

The Rising Stars Awards have been created to celebrate the future leaders of the refining and petrochemical industry. Five young engineers will pitch their answer and ideas to our audience at ERTC on how they would revitalise the downstream sector for a role in the energy transition.

ERTC Address

Calle del Poeta Joan Maragall, 43, 28020 Madrid, Spain

 

ERTC Preferential Rates

A block of rooms have been reserved for ERTC at the Melia Castilla.

We have special room rates that will be available.

Contact us

Get in touch with us to discuss how you can get involved in ERTC 2021.

Sandil Sanmugam

Sandil Sanmugam

Portfolio Director, Europe

t:+44 207 384 7744

Melanie Richards

Melanie Richards

Marketing Manager

t:+44 207 384 8060