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Middle East Technology Forum for Refining & Petrochemicals


ME-TECH 2017 - Call for Papers 
7th Middle East Technology Forum
for Refining & Petrochemcials
Conference & Exhibition
February * Dubai 

If your company is interested in presenting a paper at 
ME-TECH 2017, please send your abstract to 
Deadline for abstracts is 30 June 2016



ME-TECH 2016
Middle East Technology Forum for Refining & Petrochemicals
14 - 16 February 2016, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai 

14 - 16 February 2016, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai  

Information for ME-TECH 2016 Delegates
All delegates who participated in ME-TECH 2016 may view & download 
the presentations from the conference by visiting  presentations.europetro.com 
and using the code provided on the second page of the event guide, 
which was distributed during registration. 

Please contact us if you require further assistance.
EPC would like to thank all sponsors, exhibitors, supporters
and delegates who took part in the event.

ME-TECH 2016 photographs can be viewed 


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ME-TECH brings together producers and suppliers to share and discuss the very latest technology developments and projects in refining and petrochemicals. The conference has proved to be the essential meeting place for the Middle East downstream industry and an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and key projects in this important region.

In its sixth year ME-TECH 2016 includes technology and project-related presentations as well as ample opportunity for networking. The Forum will begin on 14 February with a day of workshops hosted by leading service providers.  ME-TECH 2016 will continue on 15 & 16 February beginning with plenary sessions and then breaking into two parallel conference streams, one focused on refining and the other on petrochemicals.

The plenary sessions will focus on the future outlook of the industry as well as showcasing new and exciting major projects from across the region. Refinery and petrochemicals integration will once again be a leading topic during the conference. The event will also include discussions on breakthrough technologies and optimisation solutions. 


Key Conference Topics


  • Global Market Trends
  • Factors Shaping the Future of Refining and Petrochemicals
  • Implementing Optimisation & Management Tools
  • Project Updates from KNPC, Takreer, ENOC, Sabic, Sadara Chemical Company, Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC)


  • Major Project Experience
  • EPC Contractor Viewpoint and Guidance
  • A Licensor's Perspective


  • Market Outlook and Key Drivers
  • Latest in Advanced Olefins and Polyolefins Technologies
  • Latest Developments in Petrochemical Technologies


  • Market Outlook and Refining Trends
  • Clean Fuels Technologies and Latest Catalyst Innovations
  • Technology Update - Achieving Increased Conversion


ME-TECH 2016 Pre-Conference Morning Workshop
09:00 - 13:00

Hosted by ExxonMobil2


The base stock refining industry has been experiencing significant changes in an effort to meet OEM requirements for high quality lubricants and the refining industry's need for crude and fuels flexibilty and operating efficiency. The ExxonMobil workshop covers a broad range of topics, ranging from lube base stock fundamentals, demand and supply trends, and technology solutions for high quality base oil production. Additionally, project economics utilising relevant case studies will be presented.

ExxonMobil invites you to join the ME-TECH 2016 Morning Workshop where the following topics will be discussed:

  • Base stock fundamentals: chemistry, quality, supply and demand
  • Lubricants quality review
  • Pathways for base stock production
  • Hydrocracking and hydrotreating
  • Latest catalytic dewaxing and hydrofinishing technologies
  • Manufacturing case studies


To register, please use the ME-TECH 2016 Registration Form here or email us at office@europetro-me.com


ME-TECH 2016 Pre-Conference Afternoon Workshop
14:00 - 18:00



In today’s environment, we face rapidly changing product demands, feedstock sources, energy costs and product prices. We must adapt quickly to remain competitive and profitable.

UOP invites you to join the ME-TECH 2016 Afternoon Pre-Conference Workshop, where we’ll discuss:

  • Producing olefins through new feedstock sources
  • Using unconventional feedstocks to meet new global demand for high-value products
  • Upgrading the bottom of the barrel to higher value fuels and products
  • Combining advanced control systems with innovative process technology
  • Modular refining solutions to reduce costs and shorten schedules
  • Naphtha as the key to refining and petrochemical integration, and the latest developments in aromatics technology
  • New trends in refining and petrochemical integration, energy efficiency, moving downstream to high value products, and dealing with more challenging   crude and feedstock sources

The workshop is open to all refiners and petrochemicals producers and requires a separate registration.
To register, please use the ME-TECH 2016 Registration Form here or email us at office@europetro-me.com

Marketing Opportunites

We offer various packages designed to raise your company profile at our events. Please contact us for full details about our Sponsorship packages or to book Exhibition space. 

How to Contact the Organiser

Conference Director: Laura McManus
Tel: +971 4 421 4642   Email: office@europetro-me.com

ME-TECH 2016 will be followed by the 7th IGTC - International Gas Technology Conference 2016 and The Russia & CIS Executive Summit on 17 & 18 February at the same venue. There is a special discount for companies participating in ME-TECH 2016, Executive Summit and IGTC.

For more information about IGTC, please click here

The event will also include discussions
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