Dear Conference Attendees,
On behalf of INA, I am very pleased to support this important oil industry downstream event, held in Dubrovnik, at which two related issues of high interest will be discussed.
The first main session will be the 17th International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference (IDTC) which will provide participants with valuable insights related to challenges and opportunities pertinent to the international refining and petrochemicals industry. It will also present the latest strategies and technologies that will bring producers more competitiveness, enable operations optimization and efficiency increase.
The second conference session will be the 15th International Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference (BBTC). This event has established itself as the most important Residue Upgrading event in the industry. The latest technology innovations and advances to ensure success will be presented, while showcasing real examples from several refineries around the world.
For a number of oil companies, residue upgrading is already a reality. Due to a favorable business environment during the pre-recession years, these refiners registered high profit rates and high return on their timely investments. For others, it is high time to consider investing in this technology.
INA is among the leading Croatian investors with one of the highest reinvestment ratios compared to other key companies in Croatia. In the past ten years, INA has invested HRK 24 billion in its core business and holds a leading position in Croatia’s retail and wholesale market despite hard competition increase. INA did not cut investments, but brought them back to the previous years’ level – which enabled our stability in the implementation of the launched and planned projects.
One of those projects, the most important one, is the Residue project upgrade in Rijeka refinery. The future of INA’s refining business is in Rijeka, which will be upgraded with DCU, a technology that will bring competitiveness to Rijeka Refinery. In November 2016, the contract on the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) was signed, which is a major step towards the realization of this project. With estimated worth of over HRK 3 billion, it is not only one of biggest investments in INA’s history, but also one of the biggest investments in Croatia. Our goal is to significantly improve market position and competitiveness of Rijeka Refinery both on regional and European level.
Completion of FEED and the necessary accompanying documentation is planned for fall 2017. In the meantime, INA will continue with works on the construction site. On this path we count on support from all our key stakeholders in order to achieve INA’s further growth since INA is an important factor of Croatian economy and represents a guarantee of energy stability of the country.
I look forward to welcoming you to the conference and hope you will benefit from the program, at the same time enjoying your stay in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik.
President of the Management Board of INA
Cutting-edge presentations from the industry's leading experts providing real case studies and first-hand experiences
Updates on Refining and Resid projects from around the world
A truly global audience - more than 30 different countries attended last year!
Unrivalled networking opportunities in relaxed surroundings
Our famous Gala Dinners - included in your delegate fee
Special rates for producers and delegates attending more than one event
Besides sharing useful topics, important point is that we had opportunity for networking with very experienced people who managed Operational Excellence processes.— Serdar Kemaloglu, Kırıkkale Refinery Manager, TÜPRAŞ
Organisation of the conference is at high level with interesting program in line with current situation and demand in oil & gas industry. Selection of topics was very interesting and will be useful for us in the future.— Vanda Mandic, Manager of Process Technology & Development, INA
Great opportunity to meet all relevant vendors and other refi ners to share experiences.— Stephan Finnern, Head of Technology, HEIDE REFINERY
All packages include a number of exclusive benefits such as: complimentary delegate passes, exhibition stand, logo branding, advertising and much more. We tailor all our packages to your specific requirements to ensure you receive maximum value.
Our exhibition packages allow you to increase brand exposure and proactively market your products and services in a relaxed and sociable environment. Meet face to face with new customers and learn more about their needs; expand upon your network of contacts and develop fruitful business relationships.
All refreshment breaks take place in the exhibition area, guaranteeing plenty of visitors to your stand.
Special discounts are available for exhibiting at both IDTC & BBTC, please contact us for details.Exhibitor Passport Scheme
EPC’s “Exhibitor Passport” scheme encourages delegates to visit your stand. All delegates are provided with a card printed with each exhibitor’s logo. He/she must receive a stamp from each exhibition booth in order to complete their “passport” and be entered into a raffle to win luxury prizes.
Our dedicated Event App which will be free to download by all registered delegates and will be available before, during, and for several months after the events. There are exciting opportunities to advertise on the App and directly promote your company, products and services.
The Event Guide is a high-quality A5 brochure which includes the conference agenda, speaker details and presentation download code. Delegate retain and refer to the Event Guide long after the event, considerably extending the marketing effect.
International Downstream Week 2017, incorporating IDTC and BBTC was held in beautiful Dubrovnik and attracted about 250 delegates from over 40 different countries across 4 continents. For yet another very successful year International Downstream Week provided a platform to all industry parties - producers & operators, licensors, EPC contractors, technology, equipment & service providers, independent consultants, etc., to review current challenges, exchange opinions on the presented future outlooks for industry development and discuss opportunities for future partnership.