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Hosts Hellenic Petroleum talks development of a strong European Downstream industry

01st November 2017

Hellenic Petroleum is among the leading experts that will be discussing Downstream at ERTC. Specifically, Mr Stergioulis, CEO, will discuss how to remain competitive in an ever challenging market. He will also highlight the issues affecting the refining and petrochemical industry in Greece while providing examples on how to improve efficiency and control operating costs. Mr Stergioulis’ presentation will also provide an insight to how the country will manage the competition from the Middle East.

ERTC welcomes industry leading speakers from across the European refining and petrochemicals sector including Grigoris Stergioulis, CEO, Hellenic Petroleum; Wolfram Krenn, Refinery, Director Petrobrazi, OMV; Lars Rosenløv Senior Vice President, Downstream Operations, Statoil; and Teemu Lindberg, Director Refining, UPM. 

Hellenic Petroleum is among the leading experts that will be discussing Downstream at ERTC. Specifically, Mr Stergioulis, CEO, will discuss how to remain competitive in an ever challenging market. He will also highlight the issues affecting the refining and petrochemical industry in Greece while providing examples on how to improve efficiency and control operating costs. Mr Stergioulis’ presentation will also provide an insight to how the country will manage the competition from the Middle East. 

Alongside the refiners and petrochemical producers, world leading solution providers including Axens, Grace, BASF, Albemarle, KBC and Honeywell UOP will demonstrate their products and how refiners can get real value from their technologies, through a series of case studies and interactive formats.

An additional topic that will be presented for the first time at a conference, is the use of drones in the refining industry. Giovanni Brambilla, Business Development Manager of Alpha Robotix srl, will hold a unique presentation, where he will provide real life examples and case studies that showcase the “good, the bad and the ugly” side of drones. 

Broader topics such as Industry 4.0, CAPEX reduction, optimisation, clean energy and sustainability will also be addressed. Visitors to the event will also have the opportunity to gather a clear understanding of IMO Regulations at the panel discussion with Francisco Vázquez, Refining Executive Director of Repsol and John Cooper, General Director of Concawe.

As the Global Technical Manager of Arkema Group highlighted: “ERTC is the place we have to be at; for conducting fruitful meetings and capturing the global climate of the refining industry in Europe.” 

ERTC is officially co-hosted by Hellenic Petroleum and supported by Motor Oil together with 35 other key industry sponsors. The full three-day conference accommodates 49 speakers, all thought leaders in the industry.