8–10 December 2020


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Middle East Bottom of the Barrel and Catalyst Technology Conference 9–10 December 2020

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In today's downstream industry increasing conversion to curb low-value fuel oil production remains a key objective for many existing and grass-root refining facilities. There is a clear drive and commitment on improving product specifications, increasing conversion, reducing emissions and increasing margins - Upgrading the Bottom of Barrel remains of the utmost importance and central to achieving targets and results.

Along with that, catalytic processes are very much at the heart of all refineries and petrochemical complexes - with the continued drive for increased integration, the number of units using modern catalysts has increased significantly.

This year, BBTC MENA & ME-CAT 2020 will be held online and will include residue upgrading and catalyst technologies related topics and will give catalyst suppliers, licensors, contractors, service providers and operating companies the unique opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the sector.

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Virtual Is Easier to Attend, and Safer Too



Create your own schedule

  • Select presentations of interest to add to your personal agenda
  • View presentations on demand - whenever and wherever you wish
  • Join live discussions and Q&A
  • Pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings at a convenient time for you
  • Access the conference platform on demand after the event


Targeted delegate interactions

  • Exhibitors and clients can meet at virtual exhibitor booths
  • View the full list of attendees with profiles
  • Use filters to identify your best prospects
  • Request 1-2-1 meetings
  • Accept only the meeting requests you wish at time that fits you


Benefit from reduced costs

  • Costs of travel and accommodation are eliminated
  • Reduced registration fees
  • Free participation for End-users who book before 30 November
  • Exhibitors and clients can interact at virtual exhibitor booths

Key Discussion Topics

Market Overview & Trends

Industry Game Changers

Impact of the Energy Transition

IMO 2020 – One Year on - the Real Impact on the Downstream Sector

COVID-19 - Impact & Consequences

Crisis Management, Business Transformation & Recovery

Digitalisation & Tools for Remote Operations

Innovations in Catalytic Technologies & Catalysts

Improving Operations & Margins

Focus on Catalysts for Refining

Projects Focus

Case Studies & Best Practices

Project Management & Execution

Reliability & Long Life-Cycle of the Refinery Units

Residue Upgrading Innovations – Technologies, Tools & Equipment

Thermal, Ebullated Bed, Slurry Hydrocracking & Gasification Technologies

Specialised Instrumentation & HE Equipment, Efficient BOB Equipment, Clean-out Techniques

The Importance of Research in Producing Performance Catalysts

Modern Catalyst Testing, Evaluation Techniques & Procedures

Recovery Techniques & Regeneration

Middle East Spotlight: Catalysts Developments for the Region

Virtual Conference Programme

All timings are Gulf Standard Time (GST)

BBTC MENA & ME-CAT Virtual 2020 Statistics


logged-in during the event


logged-in at the same time


from 26 countries


suppliers/producers ratio

Virtual Platform


C-Level 14%
Managers 36%
Specialists 50%
End Users/Operating Companies 56%
Service & Technology Providers 34%
Associations, Students, Others 10%
United States 9%
Europe 18%
Middle East 68%
Other 4%

ME-CAT 2018

Senior Manager 25%
Manager 34%
Specialist 52%
Operating Companies 41%
Technology & Service Providers 64%
Press/Media 6%
GCC 78%
United States 8%
Europe 19%
Other 6%
ME-CAT 2018 – Middle East Catalyst Technology Conference, 5–6 December, Bahrain

Media Partners

Supporting Organisation


Official Regional Publication


Official News Portal


Research Partner

Oxford Business Group

Media Partners & Supporters

Contact the Organisers

+971 (0)4 421 4642      events@europetro-me.com