ERTC Ask the Experts
31st March - 2nd April 2020 | Hilton Antwerp, Belgium

ERTC: Ask the Experts is back for its 4th edition, taking place from 31st – 2nd April 2020 in Antwerp, Belgium.

We are excited to announce that Ask the Experts 2020 will be taking place with our co-host Total. In addition to our traditional technical sessions with our experts, gala dinner and drinks reception, you will also have the opportunity to visit Total’s biggest refinery on the continent and Europe’s third largest.

Keep updated by registering your interest for 2020, or download our post-event report from this year’s edition to gain a true understanding of what Ask the Experts entails.

Why Attend?

ERTC: Ask the Experts (ATE) gives process and maintenance engineers a platform to ask burning questions about the everyday challenges they face in the plant and hear the practical solutions from industry experts.

Held in the round, Ask the Experts is made up of innovative formats including expert Q+A panels, Experts in Action (short, snappy presentations answering refinery questions), and Technical Workshops.

ATE is  not just technical content, we also have fun parts including a Gala Dinner and Drink Receptions to bring together the engineering community!

This is all designed for engineers to take game-changing solutions back to your site and roll them out as soon as possible.

Topics for Ask the Experts 2020

Hydroprocessing
Alkylation
FCC
Reforming and Isomerisation
Crude & Vacuum Distillation
Shutdown & Turnaround Preparations
Renewable Fuels/ Alternative Fuel Production
Water Treatment
Crude Oil and Production Flexibility
Gas Processing
Hydrogen Production

Sponsors

Total Antwerp Refinery Visit

After more than five years of work and capital expenditure of more than €1 billion, Antwerp — Total’s largest refining and petrochemicals complex in Europe — has completed its transformation. The complex is composed of a refinery that processes 338,000 barrels of crude oil per day, a petrochemical plant that manufactures base chemicals and a facility that produces polymers.

It has been completely reorganized to meet three objectives: respond to market demand by manufacturing more light products that meet the strictest environmental standards, make the complex more flexible so it can use the most cost-advantaged feedstocks available and increase synergies between refining and petrochemicals.

With its 1,700 employees, Antwerp is poised to become one of Total’s most competitive complexes.

Experts who presented in Vienna

Alexander Mittelmayr

Head of Process Units

OMV

Andreas Glaser

Head of Inspection & Integrity, Refining Asset Management

OMV

Bob Scheffer

Catalyst Development Expert

Catalyst Intelligence

Burcu Ekmekci

Process Technology Specialist

FLUOR

Claudia Prati

Operations Manager

ENI

Claus-Peter Hälsig

VP Process and Technology

Fluor

Constantinos Plellis

Aspropyrgos Refinery Process Department Manager

Hellenic Petroleum

David Williams

Global Business Development Manager

Berthold

David Broady

Project Development Technologist

Essar Oil

Dávid Vas

Delayed Coker Specialist

MOL

Dominique Tassignon

Commercial Director, Europe

Veolia

Evae Andersson

Refinery Industry Manager, Global Technology

Alfa Laval

Filomena del Greco

Senior Process Engineer

Fluor

Francis Humblot

New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market

Arkema

George Blair

Managing Director

Eurotek Refining Services Ltd.

Gerhard Warecka

Senior Advisor Asset Development

OMV

Guillaume Vincent

Business Segment Manager

Porocel

Harald Hess

Head of HSSE, Downstream

OMV

Jake Gotham

Director

InSite Technical Services

Jan Sikkenk

Refinery Process Technology Manager

Shell Pernis Refinery

János Mészáros

Process Technologist - Reformer, HPP, NHT specialist

MOL

Jari Marci

Principal Consultant

Petrogenium

Jiří Hájek

Director of Development and Innovation

Unipetrol

Kim Jooste

Group DS Production Technology & Development VP

MOL Group

Koenraad Herrebout

Manager, Technical Assistance; Troubleshooting Refining and Base Chemicals

Total

Ladislav Vdovjak

LCFiner Plant Manager

Slovnaft

Lei Fan

Business Manager

Reactor Resources

Martha Smith

Global Technology Director

ZymeFlow

Miroslav Kovacik

Senior Advisor Power & Utilities

OMV

Niels Groot

Water Advisor

Dow Chemical

Per Zeuthen

General Manager- Catalyst Marketing

Haldor Topsoe

Rasmus Finnerup Wille

VP and Refinery Site Manager

Equinor Mongstad

Reinder Van Bruggen

Area Sales & Totsucat Product Manager

Eurecat

Rob Van Der Mejj

Director

Reactor Resources

Sabeeth Srikantharajah

Technical Account Manager, Refining Catalysts – EMEA

BASF

Sebastien Decker

Refining Processes Expert

Total

Simon Paine

Co-founder

Pop-Up Business School

Stefano Melis

Global Hydrocracking Application Specialist

Albemarle

Stephane Montmasson

Chief of Technology EMEA

Grace

Steven van Vegten

FCC technical consultant

Albemarle

Tamás Völgyi

Process Technologist - CW, WWT, BFW specialist

MOL

Thomas Björklöf

Technology Manager

UPM

Tibor Komróczki

Process Automation & Information Head

MOL

Tom Huizinga

Business Development Manager

Avantium

Tom Ventham

Senior Technical Service Engineer

Johnson Matthey

Tom Jonston

Process Engineer

Insite Technical

Witold Kowalczyk

Refinery Optimisation Manager

PKN Orlen

Wolfram Krenn

SVP and Refinery Site Manager

OMV

Dr. Zoran Milosevic

Professor and Independent Process Consultant

University of Surrey

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