14–18 February 2021


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Middle East Technology Forum for Refining & Petrochemicals 14–18 February 2021

Welcome to ME-TECH Virtual 2021

Since its inception in 2011, ME-TECH – Middle East Technology Forum for Refining & Petrochemicals has continued to be the essential meeting place for the downstream industry and an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with developments in this important region.

ME-TECH VIRTUAL 2021 will welcome the best of the downstream sector, bringing together senior representatives and specialists from regional operating companies together with leading licensors, technology companies and innovative service and solutions providers. Delegates will enjoy high-quality networking amidst a landscape of high-level strategic keynote speeches by end-users and NOCs, macro-economic scene setting overviews from industry experts discussing the future othe industry, interesting and interactive panel discussions on highly topical subjects and technical presentations from technology companies and solution providers.

Through interactive discussions and networking, presentations and case studies, ME-TECH Virtual will focus on:

Post COVID-19 – what now for the Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Sectors?

  • Discussing important market shifts & trends: disruptors & game changers
  • Status of projects: ongoing, revised scope, updated goals, implementation challenges

Energy Transition – What does it mean for the Middle East Region?

  • Strategies taken by Oil Majors & NOCs – a look at the different approaches
  • Low carbon technologies and production hydrogen, CCUS
  • Circular economy - waste (plastics) recycling and conversion technologies

Technology Focus – process, catalyst & equipment solutions

  • Increased integration between Refining & Petrochemicals
  • Refinery & Petrochemical plants of the future
  • Technologies for maximising conversion
  • Feedstock diversification & alternative Routes
  • Advances in Petrochemicals and polymers production
  • Oil & Gas 4.0 – Smart Plants, VR, Remote Operations
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ME-TECH Virtual 2021 Advisory Meeting

The inaugural ME-TECH advisory committee meeting was held virtually on 14 December 2020 and welcomed senior representatives from Bapco, Saudi Aramco, KNPC, Total, Axens, Honeywell UOP, Shell Catalysts & Technologies, IHS Market, Energy Intelligence and many more key players to discuss the impact of 2020 on projects, investments, operations and future outlook.

Read the #METECHVirtual2021 advisory meeting takeaways covering:

Read the ME-TECH Virtual 2021 Advisory Meeting Takeaways

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ME-TECH VIRTUAL 2021 Seminars


Clean Fuels and Petrochemicals – Sulzer GTC’s Innovative and Robust Technologies

Sunday, 14 February

09:00–12:00 (GST)

Sulzer GTC

the Challenges
of Today
to Thrive Tomorrow

Monday, 15 February

09:00–12:00 (GST)


Integration, Sustainability and Lifecycle Solutions for a Competitive and Sustainable Future

Monday, 15 February

13:00–16:00 (GST)

Honeywell UOP

The seminars are complimentary and open to all end-users.
To register your interest to attend, please click here

We are happy to introduce our own NEW VIRTUAL PLATFORM!

Tailor-made conference platform offering extensive networking opportunities through unlimited direct messaging, 1-2-1 video calls and group break-out meetings.

Select presentations of interest to add to your Planner.

View presentations on demand - whenever and wherever you wish.

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ME-TECH 2020

C-Level/Directors/Managers 55%
Specialists 31%
Others 14%
End Users/Operating Companies 36%
Service & Technology Providers 50%
Press/Media 14%
Middle East 70%
United States 9%
Europe 16%
Others 5%

ME-TECH 2020 – 10th Middle East Technology Forum for Refining & Petrochemicals took place from 18-20 February in Abu Dhabi. ME-TECH 2020 welcomed 250+ delegates from the refining and petrochemical industry. ME-TECH is the essential meeting place for the Middle East Downstream industry and an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with developments in this important region.

ME-TECH 2020 was officially opened by Mr. Ibrahim Al Zaabi, Vice President, Polyolefins of Borouge.

ME-TECH 2020 – Middle East Technology Forum for Refining & Petrochemicals, 18–20 February, Abu Dhabi

Media Partners

Official Regional Publication


Research Partner

Oxford Business Group

Contact the Organisers

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