ADNOC’s downstream strategy boosts significance of 2018 Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit

ADNOC’s downstream strategy boosts significance of 2018 Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit
Speakers at the 18th ADID Summit illustrated how partnerships and innovation will continue to drive investment in the UAE downstream sector.
Published: 30 May 2018 - 8 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery

Driving the UAE’s downstream growth through world-class technical strategy and innovative technologies, the 19th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit (ADID) will take place during 3-4 September 2018, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This well-known event in the UAE’s downstream calendar has just become even more significant following ADNOC’s announcement that it is building the world’s largest integrated refining and chemical site, making the UAE undoubtedly one of the world’s largest and most important markets for growth.

This year’s ADID will present the latest technical strategy and thought leadership to support the UAE and the Gulf in creating new high-value downstream revenue streams and value chains; showcase the technologies and tools to drive the rapid expansion of the region’s refining and petrochemical complexes of the future; provide an integrated refining-petrochemical conference to help realise their synergies and expand technological capabilities; and support the smart growth of the UAE’s and region’s refining and petrochemicals businesses.

The key themes for the 2018 ADID are ‘New Routes to Olefins’, ‘Electric Vehicles: Opportunity, or Threat?’, ‘Expanding Trading Capabilities’, ‘Creating Successful JV Partnerships’, ‘Applying Operational Excellence to Minimise CapEx’ and ‘Advances in Catalysts for New Market Realities’.

Key sponsors for the event are Arkema, Albemarle, Atlas Copco, Baker Hughes, BD Energy Systems, Contract Resources, ZymeFlow Decon Technology, Haldor Topsoe, Grace, Advanced Refining Technologies, VEGA Controls, Lokring Technology, and Flexitallic.


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