What is ARTC?

The Asian Refining Technology Conference (ARTC) is an annual event hosted by the World Refining Association (WRA).

As part of the WRA’s international portfolio of prominent industry events, ARTC is now in its 22nd year and has become the leading refining and petrochemical conference in the region.

Each year, we issue a call for papers to refiners, EPCs, catalyst companies, technology licensors, additive providers, software vendors and general equipment suppliers and contractors around the globe. We work closely with the ARTC Advisory Board, made up of senior refiner professionals from across the region, who are tasked with grading the various technical papers received.

Only the highest-graded, most timely and original papers presented for the first time in the region are selected to be part of the programme. The agenda is also packed with thought-provoking keynote addresses, high-level panel discussions and in-depth case studies.

This year, GTC Technology will be hosting a pre-conference seminar ‘Tomorrow’s Innovations Today‘ This seminar will be focusing on the various themes shaping the future of the refining and petrochemical industry. Read the full agenda for this Seminar. 

Key Themes for ARTC 2019:

  • Current projects and trends for Thailand and the region
  • The upcoming IMO 2020 regulation
  • The digital transformation of the downstream sector


We facilitate knowledge sharing and nurturing of business partnerships within the oil and gas sector. We do so by providing face-to-face opportunities to network including conferences, exhibitions and networking evenings; independent analysis and creation of industry reports and webinars. We create events that matter.


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