09 - 11 October 2017 | Bahrain
Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Sustainable Growth through Process Innovation & Downstream Integration





MEPEC Chairman Dr. Halim Redhwi Vice President,
Dhahran Techno-Valley Company (DTVC)
Advisory Committee Chairman His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Advisory Committee Co-Chair June Wispelwey Executive Director,
Technical Committee Chairman Fuad Mosa SABIC
Technical Committee Co-Chair Saeed Al-Alloush Saudi Aramco

Advisory Committee Members

Advisory Committee Member Abdulrahman A Al Saif President Projects & Services,
Advisory Committee Member Ahmed A. Al-Ghamdi Manager, P&CSD,
Saudi Aramco
Advisory Committee Member Amin Sultan Acting Chief Operations Officer,
Aluminium Bahrain BSC
Advisory Committee Member Awadh Al Maker Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation,
Advisory Committee Member Besim Şişman President & CEO,
Turkish Petroleum TP
Advisory Committee Member Craig Smith CEO,
Dhahran Valley Technology Development Company
Advisory Committee Member Dr. Dafer Al-Jalahma Acting Chief Executive,
Advisory Committee Member Fuad Mosa SABIC
Advisory Committee Member Gaseem Saleh Al Shaikh CEO,
Advisory Committee Member Hideki Matsubayashi President & CEO,
Yokogawa MEA
Advisory Committee Member Hussain A. Al Qahtani President,
SASREF - Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company
Advisory Committee Member Jean Sentenac Chairman & CEO,
Advisory Committee Member Dr. József Tóth President,
WPC - World Petroleum Council
Advisory Committee Member Luc Chantepy Regional Sales Vice President (MENA),
Advisory Committee Member Mishaal Ashemimry MISHAAL AEROSPACE
Advisory Committee Member Mohammad Al Naghash President & CEO,
Advisory Committee Member Dr. Peter Bartlett CEO,
BAPCO - The Bahrain Petroleum Company
Advisory Committee Member Rebecca Liebert President & CEO,
Honeywell, UOP
Advisory Committee Member Reem Al Ghanim Division Head, Women Development & Diversity,
Saudi Aramco
Advisory Committee Member Saeed Al-Alloush Saudi Aramco
Advisory Committee Member Said M Bajodah Executive President,
SCP & JCP S Chem
Advisory Committee Member Shakeel Kadri Executive Director,
Advisory Committee Member Suleyman M Ozmen Downstream Licensing Vice President,
Shell Global Solutions US Inc
Advisory Committee Member Tobias Scheele Senior Vice President - Software,
Schneider Electric
Advisory Committee Member Ziad Al-Labban CEO,
Sadara Chemical Company

Technical Committee Members

Technical Committee Member Dr. Abdullah Al-Qahtani Global Cracker Technlogy Leader,
Technical Committee Member Abdullah Al-Shuraim Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi Sustainability Manager,
Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem)
Technical Committee Member Dr. Ahmad Hamad Senior Sales Operations Manager, MENAT,
General Electric Oil & Gas
Technical Committee Member Dr. Anissa Bendjeriou Sedjerari Research Scientist,
Technical Committee Member Dr. Ayuba Adesina Polyolefin Process Consultant,
Technical Committee Member Basel Khatib Lead RS Specialist,
UOP, A Honeywell Co.
Technical Committee Member Dr. El-Mekki El-Malki Licensing Advisor, MEA Lead of Refining and Chemicals Licensing,
Exxonmobil Research & Engineering
Technical Committee Member Dr. Ghada Salama Instructional Associate Professor,
Texas A & M University
Technical Committee Member Dr. Hatem Belfadhel Director, Global Technology Programming,
Technical Committee Member Dr. Hicham El Hajj Tech Prof Leader – Technology,
Technical Committee Member Dr. Hiren Shethna Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Dr. Jesper Nerlov Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer,
Haldor Topsoe International A / S
Technical Committee Member Jim Brigman Managing Director,
Ingenero Inc
Technical Committee Member Joseph Ibrahim Technical Service Director (Middle East),
Technical Committee Member Dr. Khawla A Al Shayji Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering Departmen,
Kuwait University
Technical Committee Member Luc Geerts Sr Consulting Solutions Director,
Schneider Electric
Technical Committee Member Dr. Majeda Khraisheh Professor & Head of Department, Chemical Engineering,
Qatar University
Technical Committee Member Misfer Ali Al Ghamdi Operational Consultant,
Technical Committee Member Mohammed Al Habib Sub Region Director (Saudi and Bahrain),
General Electric
Technical Committee Member Dr. Mohammed S Ba Shammakh Chairman, Chemical Engineer Department,
Technical Committee Member Mohammed Benchekchou Regional Manager MENA,
CRI Criterion Catalyst Co Ltd
Technical Committee Member Mohannad Al-Haidri Manager of Polymer Processing,
Technical Committee Member Dr. Nasiru Tukur Engineer Specialist,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Dr. Nasser Al-Harbi SABIC
Technical Committee Member Saad Alghamdi Process Engineering Sr. Manager,
Sadara Chemical Company
Technical Committee Member Shaalan Al Zahrani General Manager Technical,
S Chem
Technical Committee Member Saifuddin Sheikh Business Development Director,
Aspen Technologies
Technical Committee Member Sandeep Goel Director Business Development ME,
CB&I Headquarters
Technical Committee Member Taib Abanq Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Thomas DiGiacomo Refining & EHS Consultant,
Saudi Aramco


MEPEC is the definitive event for process engineering; in today’s busy world the event brings together the international business community to one business hub to make the most effective use of time. It is not just a place where you can experience groundbreaking technology and listen to industry leaders, it is an environment designed for the exchange of ideas between peers. By sharing experience and expertise, best practice can be adopted worldwide to optimize the future of process engineering. MEPEC is the unique meeting place for discovery, process engineering and route to market professionals to meet, share and drive an efficient, safe and profitable industry.

This year's theme is "Sustainable Growth through Process Innovation & Downstream Integration".

Industry Initiatives

"Based on my experience from attending MEPEC 2015, I would like to say that the value I gained from attending MEPEC 2015 was not only from the technical sessions I attended, which touch on a broad range of process engineering issues, but also from the unique networking opportunities which I was able to benefit and avail of during MEPEC 2015. Such networks open the door for a variety of potential further value creating business options."

Ziad Al-Labban CEO, Sadara Chemical Company

“MEPEC 2015 was an ideal showcase for sharing best practice to help manufacturers overcome complexity and meet today’s market challenges. I also thoroughly enjoyed talking with future engineers at MEPEC’s Student Forum. Overall the conference provided excellent opportunities to engage with customers, thought leaders and the next generation of process industry leaders.”

Antonio Pietri CEO, AspenTech

“I have deeply enjoyed the extended networking activities meeting the leaders of the industry and service providers who hand to hand wants to serve our consumers while delivering returns to our shareholders. I had a big enjoyment engaging with the future engineers who were passionately visiting our hospitality stand and listening to our presentations. MEPEC thanks for making this happen!”

Suleyman M Ozmen Downstream Licensing Vice President, Shell Global Solutions US Inc

"I truly enjoyed attending MEPEC 2015; as the first process engineering conference in kind internationally; & the third to be held in Bahrain. It gains a solid reputation from the start & continues gain the bar rising of attracting international & local participants; focusing on the energized youth participation & female aggressive involvement; as they are the future shaping folks of such business ".

Mohammad Al Naghash President & CEO, Samref

“Process Engineering is at the heart of our industry. MEPEC is able to gather in the Middle-East people sharing this passion, from Process Engineer to the CEO in a very successful way”.

Jean Sentenac Chairman & CEO, Axens

"MEPEC 2015 was very well organized and well attended in spite of the global downturn in the Petroleum industry. Bahrain is an excellent place for prime, professional events like MEPEC 2015 was. The Conference was well structured and the participants found the good combination of papers in the session and the exhibitions, where they could continue the discussions on the subjects presented."

Dr. József Tóth President, WPC - World Petroleum Council

"MEPEC 2015 met and exceeded our expectations. It was an important forum for bringing together key stakeholders engaged in the development and deployment of process technology and control solutions in the region."

Guy Lewis Vice President Strategic Marketing & Planning, UOP, A Honeywell Co.

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