ERTC ATE postponed until 22 - 24 September 2020

ERTC: Ask the Experts is back for its 4th edition, taking place from 22 – 24 September 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.

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


Important: ERTC: Ask the Experts Information Update

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, ERTC: Ask the Experts, originally scheduled to take place on 16th-18th June will now be held at Hilton Antwerp on 22nd-24th September.

The Ask the Experts Team will be in touch directly with all sponsors and delegates in relation to this postponement and to answer any questions.

There will be further communication to these groups over the coming days and weeks as we aim to facilitate a smooth transition to the new dates for everyone involved.

Please be assured that we are continuing to closely monitor the latest public health and government advice with regard to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are carefully adhering to their directions. Our absolute priority is to safeguard the health and welfare of all those involved in our events.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Sandil, on or + 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 Confirmed

Bojan Loncar

Turnaround Manager


Claudia Prati

Operations Manager

Taranto Refinery, ENI

Colin Schaverien

Practice Leader Renewable Resources


Constantinos Plellis

Aspropyrgos Refinery Technical Director

Hellenic Petroleum

David Williams

Global Business Development Manager


Dominique Tassignon

Commercial Director, Europe


Evae Andersson

Refinery Industry Manager, Global Technology

Alfa Laval

Francis Humblot

New Business & Services Developer for Oil & Gas Market


Jacques Beuckelaers

Antwerp Platform General Manager


Jake Gotham


InSite Technical Services

János Mészáros

Process Technologist - Reformer, HPP, NHT specialist


Jari Marci

Principal Consultant


José Soto Baron

Head of Hydrotreating and Lead on Alkylation Development


Jumal Shah

Hydrogen Specialist

Johnson Matthey

Katja Cvitanovic

Processing Area Manager


Kim Jooste

Group DS Production Technology & Development VP

MOL Group

Laurent-Alain Brun

Head of Process Networking Group for Distillation


Dr Lucia Basile

Technical Consultant – Hydroprocessing Catalysts

Albemarle Catalysts Company B.V.

Lukáš Gašparovič

Process Engineer


Macarena Cabrera Gil

Chemical Engineer, Refinery Gibraltar-San-Roque


Niels Bech

Principal Engineer Process Technology, Oil and Gas Refining


Olivier Ducreux

Adsorbents Business Line Manager - Adsorbents & Claus Department


Per Zeuthen

General Manager- Catalyst Marketing

Haldor Topsoe

Philippe D’Hainaut

Alkylation Expert


Rajesh Sivadasan

Hydroprocessing Expert


Randy Alexander


Reactor Resources, LLC

Rebeca García Jiménez

Process Engineer, Refinery La Rábida-Huelva


Sabeeth Srikantharajah

Technical Account Manager, Refining Catalysts, EMEA


Sanda Telen PhD

Technical Consultant

Oilcon Oil&Energy Consulting

Sébastien Decker

Refining Processes Expert


Songül Kandaz

FCC Technical Service Engineer


Sølvi Storsæter Bjørgum

Managing Director

Equinor Refining Denmark

Stefano Melis

Global Hydroprocessing Advisor


Tamás Németh

Process Development Engineer