• 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

PANEL DISCUSSION: With current market conditions how can Asian refineries ensure margins and profitability are maintained?

10:45 - 11:35

Current pockets of strength being seen in refinery margins will at some stage come under pressure. We will bring together some of the refining industry’s biggest players to explore strategies and innovative solutions to help maintain profitability and face the future market demands head on. It is more important than ever to have a very clear strategy within the refining portfolio to ensure future competitiveness, here we discuss some ideas to maintain and further improve margins:

– Operational flexibility as a key to taking advantage of margin opportunities
– Increasing profitability and yield through integration of refinery and petrochemical plants
– Using new policy and regulation as well as market trends as a driver for innovative strategy
– How important is it to have the latest technology within the refinery?
– How can senior management encourage and nurture innovation in business development to work out process and commercial “game changers”
– Will global refining ever see a return to a level playing field? How could this be achieved?


Karambir Anand, Partner, ERNST & YOUNG
Michael Costello, Technical Manager – JV Refining, CHEVRON
Antony Francis, Assistant Vice President –Refining and Marketing Business, RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
Selva Guru, Principal Engineer, Singapore Refining Company
Further panelists to be confirmed

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