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CEO Strategic Session 1: Market Outlook for Petrochemicals and Refineries of the Future

18 Sep 2023
Auditorium 3
CEO Strategic Session

The panel will discuss the upcoming demand for petrochemical products and show how a future low carbon economy will direct the way we look at feedstocks and products. In addition, innovation will lead to more complex polymers being available for society. The challenge ahead is to convert refineries into hyper-efficient centres where various technological routes are combined to deliver products and achieve a significant reduction in their emissions. An integral vision is needed to optimize processes, improve energy efficiency, integrating artificial intelligence and digitalization, implement new skill sets and new approaches for relationships with communities and other stakeholders. The panel will look at best practices and the way forward.

13:30 - 14:30 : Market Outlook for Petrochemicals and Refineries of the Future (Panel Discussion)

Amy Chronis, Energy & Chemicals Leader - Deloitte US
Gabriel Szabó, Group Downstream Executive Vice President - MOL Plc
Juan Abascal, Executive Managing Director, Industrial Transformation and Circular Economy - Repsol
Anibor Kragha, Executive Secretary - African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA)
Mohammed A Al-Brahim, Assistant to Energy Minister - Ministry of Energy Saudi Arabia