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  • This year The CEE & Turkey Refining & Petrochemicals Summit will be co-located with the CIS Downstream Summit!

Agenda  Day One – 13 October, Tuesday

08:40 - 08:45

Welcome Address from the World Refining Association

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08:45 - 08:55

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

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08:55 - 09:15

Keynote Address from MOL

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  • David PullanDavid Pullan Group Downstream Development Senior Vice President - MOL Group
09:15 - 09:45

MOL Group Polyolefin Development in CEE Context

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  • CEE polyolefin market outlook on strategic horizon
  • MOL Group polyolefin market presence
  • Polymer capacity upgrade and expansion program: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
09:45 - 10:15

The New EU Commission in Place – What Does it Mean for European Petrochemicals?

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  • The (petro-)chemical industry – facts and figures
  • Understanding the regulatory burden and a summary of pros and cons for the petrochemical industry in Europe
  • The new EU Commission’s agenda.
10:15 - 10:45

Slovnaft’s Major Polymer Capacity Upgrade and Expansion Program: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

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  • Drivers for boosting polyethylene production to 220,000 tpa
  • Plans to be operational by November
  • Competitiveness with a larger higher-quality petrochemicals product portfolio
10:45 - 11:30

SPEED NETWORKING FOLLOWED BY MORNING REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING BREAK

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Speed Networking is a great ice-breaker that sets up introductions and discussions for later on at the conference.

11:30 - 12:00

Air Liquide’s Technology Offering for the Petrochemical Industry

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  • Knowhow and core competencies in technologies for oxidation and extraction of different aromatics and/or olefins

MOL Butadiene - The Success Story

  • BASF's NMP technology and Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions' tailor-made design and engineering of Butadiene Units
  • Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions’ contribution to the successful extension of MOL's Petrochemical value chain

12:00 - 12:30

Deep Catalytic Cracking (DCC) and Maximizing Iso-paraffin (MIP)

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12:30 - 13:00

International Supply and Demand Dynamics and its Impact on European Refining

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  • State of the global and European markets
  • Repercussions of refinery expansions in non-OECD markets with a special focus on Russia and the Middle East – how is the CEE region responding?
  • Outlook and opportunities for the European Refining Industry

13:00 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

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14:00 - 14:45

PANEL DISCUSSION – European Energy Union – Impact on the Refining and Petrochemical Business

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  • Modernisation is key: modernising our energy market, modernising our infrastructure, and modernising our investment framework.
  • Current and future climate change initiatives and compliance
  • Vulnerability of supply shortages
  • Competing on a global landscape – can Europe be a real contender with ever stricter regulations impacting the competitiveness of the industry?
  • Perspectives of development of the CEE chemical industry in the context of the EU regulations
  • The future – innovate and adapt

  • Tomasz ZielinskiTomasz Zielinski President of the Board - Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry
  • David PullanDavid Pullan Group Downstream Development Senior Vice President - MOL Group
  • John CooperJohn Cooper Director General - Fuels Europe & Concawe
14:45 - 15:15

The First EST Commercial Unit: Achieving the Goal of Residue Conversion

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  • Converting bottom of the barrel products to lighter components through slurry hydrocracking
  • Eni’s plans to optimize the design of future EST projects
  • Exploring how the technology could be used in other parts of the world which have reserves of heavy crude
  • Licensing opportunities

15:15 - 15:35
CB&I

CLG Residue Processing Technologies

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  • CLG Portfolio Expansion
  • LC Fining, LC Max and LC Slurry
  • Delayed Coker
  • ART Catalyst and LC Slurry Catalyst
15:35 - 15:55
Linde

Increased Flexibility of Refineries by O2 Enrichment – Sulphur Recovery and New Opportunities

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15:55 - 16:30

Afternoon Refreshments and Networking Break

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16:30 - 18:00

ROUNDTABLES

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Table 1: Bottom of the Barrel – Does it have a Future?

  • The future of heavy fuel in the region and impact of IMO regulation
  • Economy of the bottom of barrel technologies vs. light crude processing
  • Residual and heavy fuel oil refining in Europe: alternatives to reach it

Led by Ziya Gurun, Izmit Refinery Manager, Tupras

Table 2: Competitiveness of the CEE Chemical Industry

  • Perspectives of development of the CEE chemical industry in the context of the EU climate policy
  • Globalization vs. competitive position of European chemistry
  • Is EU still friendly for chemical industry?

             Led by Tomasz Zielinski, President of the Board, Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry

Table 3: The Data Boom

  • A key step towards Operational Excellence
  • Turning data into profit

Led by Joseph Paris, Founder, Operational Excellence Society

Table 4: To be confirmed

             Led by Laszlo Petranyi, EMEA Business Development Leader, Honeywell

18:00

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks followed by a Drinks and Canape Reception

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