• We are proud to announce LTG Nugroho Widyotomo, Secretariat General of National Resilience Council Indonesia will be speaking
  • Check out the new speaker interview with Steve Matza
  • We have more refiners confirmed than ever! Check out the attendee list and see who's confirmed from Petronas, Pertamina, Rosneft, BSR PetroVietnam and more
  • Didier Casimiro, VP for Refining, Petrochemicals, Commerce and Logistics, Rosneft is confirmed to speak at ARTC
  • ARTC 2017 is co-hosted by National Resilience Council Indonesia (Dewan Ketahanan Nasional), Indonesia Defence University and Institute of Sciences Indonesia (LIPI)
  • Read our exclusive interview with Marcelo Kascheres, Refinery Business Development Manager- Asia, Alfa Laval
  • More than 21 Refiners represented at ARTC 2017 in Jakarta: Book now and meet Pertamina, Petronas, Sinopec, SRC, PTT Global Chemical and many more
  • Professor Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Indonesia’s Former Minister for Energy and Former OPEC Secretary General confirmed to give an opening keynote address
Submit your papers for the 20th annual ARTC Conference!

World Refining Association is pleased to announce that the ARTC Annual Meeting will be taking place on 29-30th March 2017. We will once again aim to deliver an outstanding and specific agenda, directly appealing to a senior refinery and petrochemical professional audience in Asia, covering the latest issues and technological developments affecting the region’s downstream industry.

The ARTC Annual Meeting will examine the challenges that Asian refineries and petrochemical plants face; from meeting market demands through plant upgrades, fuel quality issues, and emission requirements. This will be excellent platform to discuss the latest technology advances now available within the industry. A cogent look of the latest trends affecting the region will also be explored.

Why should you present your paper? 

  • ARTC is one of the most respected and longest standing refining conferences in Asia
  • Leading Asian refiners and petrochemical producers meet to discuss the technological solutions for the region’s most pressing technical challenges.
  • Presenting a paper gives you the opportunity to connect with stakeholders and form partnerships that will advance the region’s downstream industry.

What should you submit?

  • We are on the look out for EPC firms and technology providers offering technology innovation to assist the development and improvement of refineries in Indonesia, and the rest of Asia.
  • Acceptance criteria will be based on originality and technical innovation demonstrating novelty, vision, exclusivity to ARTC and relevance. Please check the full acceptance criteria and guidelines.
  • Submit your abstracts before 11th December!

We are accepting abstracts in the following areas:

  • Refinery-petrochemical integration opportunities
  • Digital refining across crude procurement, maintenance and supply chain
  • Catalyst advances and catalyst management
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrade and conversion processes advances
  • Solid catalyst alkylation
  • Middle distillates maximisation opportunities
  • New or advances in refining processes
  • New or advances in petrochemical processes
  • Energy efficiency and energy recovery techniques
  • Sulpha reduction solutions
  • Carbon management, emissions control and process solutions
  • Waste water management and treatment
  • Technologies for diversifying feedstock and product portfolios in a changing oil price environment
  • Future technologies for changing feedstock landscape
  • Catalyst recycling technologies

Abstracts should be submitted to by Sunday 11th December.

World Refining Association has appointed an Advisory Board made up of industry experts from the region’s largest and most prestigious refiners to help shape the agenda and make the paper selection for the conference.

Acceptance criteria will be on originality and technical innovation.

Preference will be given to papers outlining case histories and actual operating experience. Papers from supply companies that are co-authored with operating companies will also be given preference.

Important notice: Papers are selected by the advisory board on quality and relevance of content. Please note that supplier speakers are subject to the registration fees as outlined by World Refining Association.

If you have any questions regarding the ARTC Call For Papers please contact

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