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 at the Hilton 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 is the chance to collaborate directly with process engineers of Europe’s major refineries.

The industry is at a crossroads and refiners are on the hunt for their burning technical questions to be answered. This is the opportunity for technology and solution providers with extensive experience in the field to build relationships with new customers with your latest solutions.

How does it work?

Thanks to our extensive refining network at the World Refining Association, we have been able to collate the pressing onsite issues faced by Europe’s process engineers. With their questions to hand, we are looking for experts from across the globe to answer their problems in four exciting formats.

Topics for 2020

Renewable/ Alternative Fuels
Crude & Vacuum Distillation
Shutdown & Turnaround Preparations
Reforming & Isomerisation

Can you offer your expertise and solutions to our 2020 topics? Get in touch with:

Sandil Sanmugam
Project Manager
+44 207 384 7744


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. More information about Antwerp refinery here.

Experts who presented in Vienna

Alexander Mittelmayr

Head of Process Units


Andreas Glaser

Head of Inspection & Integrity, Refining Asset Management


Bob Scheffer

Catalyst Development Expert

Catalyst Intelligence

Burcu Ekmekci

Process Technology Specialist


Claudia Prati

Operations Manager


Claus-Peter Hälsig

VP Process and Technology


Constantinos Plellis

Aspropyrgos Refinery Process Department Manager

Hellenic Petroleum

David Williams

Global Business Development Manager


David Broady

Project Development Technologist

Essar Oil

Dávid Vas

Delayed Coker Specialist


Dominique Tassignon

Commercial Director, Europe


Evae Andersson

Refinery Industry Manager, Global Technology

Alfa Laval

Filomena del Greco

Senior Process Engineer


Francis Humblot

New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market


George Blair

Managing Director

Eurotek Refining Services Ltd.

Gerhard Warecka

Senior Advisor Asset Development


Guillaume Vincent

Business Segment Manager


Harald Hess

Head of HSSE, Downstream


Jake Gotham


InSite Technical Services

Jan Sikkenk

Refinery Process Technology Manager

Shell Pernis Refinery

János Mészáros

Process Technologist - Reformer, HPP, NHT specialist


Jari Marci

Principal Consultant


Jiří Hájek

Director of Development and Innovation


Kim Jooste

Group DS Production Technology & Development VP

MOL Group

Koenraad Herrebout

Manager, Technical Assistance; Troubleshooting Refining and Base Chemicals


Ladislav Vdovjak

LCFiner Plant Manager


Lei Fan

Business Manager

Reactor Resources

Martha Smith

Global Technology Director


Miroslav Kovacik

Senior Advisor Power & Utilities


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


Rob Van Der Mejj


Reactor Resources

Sabeeth Srikantharajah

Technical Account Manager, Refining Catalysts – EMEA


Sebastien Decker

Refining Processes Expert


Simon Paine


Pop-Up Business School

Stefano Melis

Global Hydrocracking Application Specialist


Stephane Montmasson

Chief of Technology EMEA


Steven van Vegten

FCC technical consultant


Tamás Völgyi

Process Technologist - CW, WWT, BFW specialist


Thomas Björklöf

Technology Manager


Tibor Komróczki

Process Automation & Information Head


Tom Huizinga

Business Development Manager


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


Dr. Zoran Milosevic

Professor and Independent Process Consultant

University of Surrey

Pricing & Registration