12–14 May 2020
IDW 2020 –
International Downstream Week
Incorporating IDTC & BBTCMay 2020
Welcome to IDW 2020 - International Downstream Week
Incorporating the 20th Anniversary Editions of IDTC & BBTC
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
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.
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.
Very useful and well-organised event with high level representatives. It provides a forum for discussion of both forum scientific and applied content.— Chairman of the Management Board, LUKOIL NEFTOCHIM BURGAS REFINERY
IDW is always a great event with diverse insights into trends from our industry. It is an appropriately created meeting place that serves as continuos knowledge sharing centre through live discussions and networking.— Director of Energy, INA-INDUSTRIJA NAFTE
As ever excellent and professional organisation and delivery of the event, good hotel choice - central city; and good event space layout. Keep up the great work!— Group Manager of Asset Operations Consulting , WOOD
I liked the event and Gala Evening very much, thank you for organising it! I hope in the future, with EPC's help, the industry experts gathering for this event would continue to work hand-in-hand for a better future for us all!!!— Head of Production Unit, ORLEN LIETUVA
As usual EPC have done excellent organisational job with International BBTC. The Exhibitor Showcase was new and worked well.— Senior Principal Researcher, Residue Upgrading, CRITERION CATALYSTS & TECHNOLOGIES
Well organised and structured.— Group Expert, Profitability Engineers Department, OMV
Congats to the EPC team for the organisation of this sucessful event, interesting presentations, great networking opportunities and a team always there to help.— Principal Process Engineer - DownstreamProcess Technology & Consulting, WOOD
Professional organisation.— Hydrocracker Department Manager, Grupa Lotos
Interesting topics and high techical content make it the best BBTC event, which cannot be missed.— Senior Process Engineer, FLUOR
It was a well-organised professional conference.— Business Optimization and Business Intelligence Supervisor, PETKİM PETROKİMYA HOLDİNG
The conference was a very good focus on how the European refinery community is recognizing and addressing upcoming challenges.— Vice President Business Development, VGM
I rarely attend such impressive events - well-organised and full of business purpose! Congratulations! You are just great!— Chief Technologist, LUKOIL NEFTOCHIM BURGAS REFINERY
Overall presentations were very good and the presentors were very engaging. I especially liked the Exhibitor Showcase as it's a good way to hear about their message and products.— Principal Technologist, Resid Upgrading, CRITERION CATALYSTS & TECHNOLOGIES
International Downstream Week 2019
IDW 2019, incorporating IDTC and BBTC, was held from 27th to 29th May in beautiful Sardinia and was proudly co-hosted by SARAS.
This prestigious event dedicated to exchange of knowledge and experience between regional and international experts in downstream oil & gas once again attracted over 250 high-level delegates from more than 25 different countries across 4 continents. IDW 2019 again offered unrivaled industry knowledge, a unique atmosphere, friendly networking opportunities and memorable Gala Dinners, while offering a fresh programme format including live interviews, exhibitors showcase game, parallel mix & match poster sessions, some held outside with the stunning Sardinian nature as backdrop, workshops for both the petrochemical and refining audience. One of the highlights of the event was the visit to the SARLUX refinery – one of Europe’s most digitally advanced refinery.