Press Release: The World Refining Association’s Inaugural Egypt Downstream Summit & Exhibition is taking place next month on February 15-16, at the Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers in Cairo.

The summit, which is the first of its kind to be held in Egypt, will focus on attracting investment and highlighting the latest projects and opportunities for Egypt’s refining and petrochemical sectors. The main objective of the Egypt Downstream Summit is to stimulate discussion around how Egypt can realize its downstream potential while looking into practical solutions and means of achieving such solutions for generations to come.

The conference will engage a multitude of experts from the industrial sector, government agencies, regulatory authorities, investors, members of the business community, and the media. They will work to highlight the challenges and opportunities facing the downstream market. The experts will also share project updates and showcase the latest innovative technologies that can help the country’s refiners and petrochemical producers make their operations more efficient and produce more innovative products.

Keynote speakers include; H.E Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, Chm. Amr Mostafa, Vice Chairman & Deputy CEO Operations of EGPC, Dr. Chemist Mohamed Abdel Aziz, Chairman & CEO of Midor, Louis Besland, Managing Director of AlixPartners, Thore Lohmann, CEO & Managing Director for ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Egypt, Dr. Mikael Berthod, VP Research & Development of Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company Takreer, Wael El Orabi, Commercial Manager of Egyptian Refining Company, Ahmed Shams El Din, Managing Director of EFG Hermes, Giulio Dal Magro, Head of SACE Heavy Industries at SACE Spa, Vijay Sankar, Deputy Chairman of the Sanmar Group, Basil El-Baz, Chairman & CEO of Carbon Holdings, Amira El Mazni, Vice Chairman Regulatory Affairs of EGAS and Francesco Cammarata, VP Business Development for Technip.

Conference presentations will cover a variety of topics, including EGPC plan for expanding the refining sector, a keynote case study on the Midor refinery, strategies and challenges related to downstream expansion, the plan for Egypt’s gas and how this will be used for petrochemical feedstocks and the drivers for investing in Egypt’s downstream sectors.

Industry leaders will gather to discuss the latest local developments and initiatives that relate to the refining and petrochemical industries in Egypt.

The opening ceremony will commence at 8.50am on February 15th.