Messe Frankfurt India welcomes the oil and gas downstream sector to join the 4th edition of India Refining Summit ‘Refining and Petrochemicals – Synergise and Revolutionise’ at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi on 22-23 August 2019. The forum invites the Industry stakeholders, thought leaders, policy makers and solution providers from India and overseas to discuss the global dynamics impacting the downstream sector, latest expansion projects, environmental impact and technologies to combat, investments and government initiatives aiding the downstream sector, fourth industry revolution, technological advancements in refinery operations and taking forward the integration approach in Refining and Petrochemical Industry.
India aspires to continue to be a major player in Asian refining and to also become a petrochemicals hub. To sufficiently fuel its growing economy, India requires a huge amount of oil and gas. The demand will prompt its private and state-owned refiners to pursue ambitious brownfield and greenfield expansion plans in coming years, undaunted by the widespread push to embrace alternative energy forms or electric vehicles.
The government is also looking at promoting alternative fuels and implementing measures for refinery process improvements. Several initiatives have been taken to fulfil the increasing demand, including the launch of Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) and Coal Bed Methane (CBM) policy. It has allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in E&P projects and 49 per cent in refining under the automatic route giving thrust on demand substitution and capitalising untapped potential in bio-fuels.
Foreign investors are forming the strategic partnerships to invest in an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex and other E&P projects that will aid the brownfield refineries.
India Refining Summit will propagate discussions on expansion projects, foreign investments and govt. policies to aid the appraisal of downstream sector which will help in achieving the refining capacity and meeting the fuel demand. It will discuss the refinery processes and latest technologies leading to fourth industry revolution which helps the plants to operate in minimum costs and maximum turnovers hence complying with the standards of Healthy, Safety and Environment. The forum will also take forward the discussions on potential of refining-cum-petrochemical complexes and latest technologies for integration at the facilities.
A timely event organized with very topical and contemporary theme of refining challenges and technologies. The presentations and structure of the program is well designed. Also it served as a good networking platform for all stakeholders connected to refining industry.
Mr. SSV Ramakumar, Director – Refining Technology, IOCL
India Refining Summit is a very insightful and useful forum for the refineries to keep in touch with the new development and latest technologies implement in the refineries. Such summits should take place more often.
Mr. M Rambabu, Executive Director, Refinery Co-ordination, Hindustan Petroleum
The conference has covered all the relevant and newer aspects of the refining industry, which conventional refineries needs to adopt to make itself more competitive, greener and more sustainable. The conference has captured each and every relevant issues and brought out the perspectives apart solution and leaves a lot of room for participants and owners to think strategically and envelop wide horizon which exists making this industry more vibrant, sustainable and greener as the world requires.
Ms. Vartika Shukla, Executive Director, Technical, Engineers India Ltd.
We are delighted to attend conference and present as a speaker. The summit did provide an opportunity to listen to other speakers and friends from the industry and enrich from their experiences and knowledge sharing. Look forward to coming to the summit again and again.
Mr. Ajay Jain, Director, Project Management, Fluor India
India Refining summit 2018 was a wonderful opportunity for the industry experts to gather and exchange views on various new idea. I thank Messe Frankfurt for organising such a beautiful event.
Mr. Nandakumar V, CGM, Petrochem and R&D, MRPL
India Refining Summit has covered all the possible topics of the refining industry on best practices, challenges and opportunities across the globe and India. Speakers from various domains has happily presented wide diversified views on various topics. This kind of interaction will definitely improve the understanding about the industry and its challenges very closely. I wish India Refining Summit a grand success in years to come.
Mr. N K Bansal, Director, Oil and Marketing, FIPI
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Friday, 23 August 2019