12–14 May 2020

Dubrovnik, Croatia

IDW 2020 –
International Downstream Week

Incorporating IDTC & BBTCMay 2020

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IDW 2020 is proudly co-hosted by INA

INA – Industrija Nafte, d.d. is the leading company in the petroleum industry in Croatia. In 2018, the new comprehensive INA Downstream 2023 New Course program has been launched with the goal of ensuring sustainability and profitability of Refining and marketing operations through changes of the current downstream business model. The program includes concentration of the crude refining activity in the Rijeka Refinery and conversion of the Sisak Refinery to an industrial site, as well as implementation of other Refining and marketing transformation projects.

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Welcome to IDW 2020 - International Downstream Week

Incorporating the 20th Anniversary Editions of IDTC & BBTC

Stay tuned! The progamme is shaping up well and we will soon announce it. Confirmed speakers include MOL, INA, OMV, SOCAR STAR REFINERY, NESTE PORVOO REFINERY, SINOPEC RIPP, ЕUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS, AXENS, UOP, WOOD, FLUOR, EVONIK, GRACE to name a few.

IDTC 2020

20th International Downstream Technology & Strategy Conference

Preparing the Downstream Industry for Tomorrow

Refining & Petrochemicals Market Overview & Key Trends

How Best to Approach Energy Transition

Growing Importance of Electric Vehicles

European Downstream Industry – Competing on a Global Stage

Energy Efficiency & Optimisation Solutions

Digitalisation – A true Revolution?

Smart Operations – the ‘Connected Plant’

Artificial Intelligence – A real Plus?

Getting the Balance right

Cybersecurity – A look at the Advances & the Remaining Blindspots

A New Generation – Building for the Future

Attracting Millennials to the Downstream Industry

How to Increase Workforce Competency

Ensuring Knowhow Transfer to the New Generation

Technology Focus – Latest Trends in Technology, Catalysts & Equipment

Refining & Petrochemical Technologies Innovations

Optimised Refining & Petrochemical Integration

Alternative & Renewable Fuels & Energy

BBTC 2020

20th International Bottom of the Barrel Technology Conference

Drivers for Residue Upgrading

Market & Industry Trends

Europe Focus – Regional Projects Update

Curbing low-value Fuel Oil Production to Increase Profitability

Implementing Projects: Best Practices, CAPEX Optimisation & Efficient Execution

Potential Game Changers

IMO 2020 is here – Bunker Fuels Update

Global Trends - Crude to Chemicals

Growing Importance of Petrochemicals to the Oil Industry

Hydroprocessing Focus: Technology, Catalysts & Equipment

Innovations Ebullated Bed Technologies & Catalysts

Slurry Hydrocracking Technologies

Improving Efficiency & Results with Specialized Equipment

Hydrogen Production & Management

Thermal Processes Focus – technology, Equipment & Operations

Latest Developments Delayed Coker, Visbreaker & Flexicocking

Process Innovations to Increase Liquid Yields

Handling of Carbon-Rich Residue from Upgrading Processes

Advances in Operations & Safety

What to Expect at IDW 2020?

Our 20th anniversary edition of IDW would be packed with opportunities to learn & network - all condensed in just three days to optimise your valuable time.

High quality standards – a result of 20+ years of experience.

Highly Technical Programme - prepared by our consultants, who work in the industry just like you do, with strategic outlooks from leading consultants.

And also:

Mix & Match parallel Poster Sessions - never be stuck again listening to a topic you are not fully interested in, feel free to stroll along the posters and find your group of interest.

Spotlight Leaders Interviews – live interviews with the industry movers & shakers, some of the most important players’ views shared with you live at IDW.

Hybrid sessions - incorporating presentations with direct live input from the audience, questions from the audience to speakers and vice versa, instant analysis of the audience opinion through live polls and experts’ comments.

Compressing IDW into just three days, optimising your time, while receiving even more insights, more networking, more practical tips to take away, more experiences and more fun.

Social & team building activities - who said technology conferences should be boring?

Exhibitors Showcase - the popular dynamic format that many consider the highlight of the event.

Call for Papers

If you would like to contribute to the IDW 2020 programme, kindly submit your abstract here.

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Venue - Dubrovnik Palace Hotel

The golden walled city of Dubrovnik is one of the most celebrated beauty spots of the Mediterranean.

Located a short distance from the Dubrovnik Old Town, the multi award-winning Dubrovnik Palace Hotel, resides on the beautiful peninsula of Lapad and enjoys spectacular views to the Elafite islands.

Fully renovated in 2014, the hotel blends harmoniously with its location, balancing carefully selected wood and natural stone. All rooms and suites have private balconies and beautiful Adriatic sea views, a fresh and contemporary interior.

Hotel’s wellness and spa center, conference rooms, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, direct access to the beach, spectacular terraces with breathtaking sea views make it the first choice for a memorable, luxurious stay.

Contact the Organisers

+359 884 884 535      info@europetro.com