MEPEC - Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition

14 - 16 October 2019   |   Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre
Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain


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. MEPEC is not just a place where you can experience ground-breaking technology and listen to industry leaders, it is an environment designed for the exchange of ideas between peers.

The 5th edition of the Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from 14 - 16 October 2019. Co-organized by SAS-AIChE & ME3 and officially supported by AIChE.



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2268 Unique Participants
128 Expert Speakers
436 Students & Young Professionals
449 Represented Companies
21 Represented Countries
8000 Sq.m of Exhibition Space

Barry Perlmutter

President & Managing Director, BHS Sonthofen Inc

MEPEC provided a wide range of attendees, manufacturers, operating companies and applications. The conference generated new ideas and forward-thinking for new products and improvements to existing products. We met important clients with serious interests, which is a true measure of a technical conference.

Dr. Hosni Zubeir

Head of Chemical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Bahrain

The organizers "all committee members" were so kind, helpful and professional. Appreciated the time and the effort put by them. The technical session was very interesting and exiting to share ideas with expertise. The exhibition was organized in a professional way and gave real time appropriateness to share information and techniques. I found the workshop I attended very useful. the topics are directly applicable to our teaching and professional goals. The instructor was clear and professional. The student program was very useful and gave the students tremendous appropriates to learn and practice. In general the conference was an excellent sours of forecasting techniques and practice.

Jim Brigman

Managing Director, Ingenero Inc

MEPEC 2017 facilitated information exchange on operational excellence between companies top process engineers allowing opportunities to be discussed, goals stated, technology demonstrated, opinions expressed and paradigms exposed.

Joseph Ibrahim

Managing Director, Middle East, Axens

During this MEPEC 2017 I have witnessed interesting presentations given by companies presenting for the first time in the Middle East which demonstrates that MEPEC focuses on bringing new ideas and new players.

Dr. Nasiru Tukur

Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

I found the 3-day conference inspiring, enlightening & stimulating. The panel discussion sessions were excellent platforms for exchange of knowledge and experience between industry leaders and younger talents.

Nafees Ahmad

Area Process Engineer, TASNEE

This year’s MEPEC conference is great, very interactive and thought-provoking conference. Every MEPEC is a little different but this time the specialty are fully technical sessions, interaction with industrialist, research scholars and university graduates. As a speaker, I was glad to share my knowledge, exchange experience and made new connections with visitors/delegates.

Shaalan Al Zahrani

General Manager Technical, S-Chem

MEPEC 17 was a remarkable success. It was impressive with its insightful key note speeches, interactive panel discussions and very informative technical sessions covering a wide spectrum of industry aspects. MEPEC has certainly become one of the most high profile conferences in the region.

Soner Tetik

Geophysical Engineer, Risk Deger

We made some business partnership agreements with the show for the ME Market.
Started already new connections for trading and consultancy services. We have learned a lot from the show exhibitors, hope that we give information from us for the visited company managers and staff in all stages. Even with fresh graduated University students shared our knowledges and we appreciate to everyone who visited us. Especially we are thankful for the Turkish Consulate of Turkey for visiting us and some turkish University teachers who are working in Bahrain University.

2017 Plenary Session

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi

Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

Ziad Al-Labban

Former, CEO, Sadara Chemical Company

Antonio Pietri

CEO, AspenTech

Hussain A. Al Qahtani

President, SASREF - Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company

Dr. Jim Rekoske

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell UOP

David Bergeron

Vice President, ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC

Ed Boufarah

VP, Digital Solutions – MEA & India, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Dr. Tobias Scheele

Senior Vice President - Software, Schneider Electric

Zak Alzein

Vice President and GM, Connected Performance Services, Honeywell UOP

Suleyman M Ozmen

Sr. Consultant, Independent

Guy Lewis

Vice President Strategic Marketing & Planning, Honeywell UOP

Fuad Mosa

Vice President - Local Content & Business Development Unit , SABIC

Saeed Al-Alloush

Work Director, Chemicals, Facilities Planning Department , Saudi Aramco

2017 Speakers and iPoster Presenters

Aban Sakheta

PHD Scholar, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Dr. Abdou El Ilah Hachimi

Senior Scientist, SABIC

Abdullah Al Dhafer

OE Coordinator, Saudi Aramco

Abhijit Igave

Senior Business Consultant, AspenTech

Ahmed Aseeri

Founder & CEO, GAPTECH

Anup Elias

Senior Process Engineer, Sadara Chemical Company

Arpit Mathur

Process Engineer, SABIC - PETROKEMYA

Barry Perlmutter

President & Managing Director, BHS Sonthofen Inc

Bart de Groot

Principal Applications Engineer, PSE - Process Systems Enterprise Limited

Batchala Rao

Lead Scientist - Cracker Technology, SABIC

Chris Smith

Technical Advisor, ACWA Air Products

Dr. Chun Han

Gasification & IGCC Specialist , Saudi Aramco

Delphine Largeteau

Sales Development Manager, Axens

Devendra Patil

Process Engineer, SABIC - PETROKEMYA

Dhanasekar Periyasamy

Principal Consultant / Engineer, AspenTech

Dr. Emad Al Shafei

Senior Lab Scientist, Saudi Aramco

Gurminder Singh

Director, Technology Licensing - MENA, Shell Global Solutions International

Hafiz Mudaser

Masters Scholar, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Harpreet Singh

Principal Business Consultant, AspenTech

Dr. Jens Hansen

Senior Principal Research Scientist , Haldor Topsoe A/S - Main

Dr. Khalid Almajnouni

Staff Scientist, Olefins & Aromatics , SABIC

Khalid Al Hazmi

Engineer, SABIC

Dr. Martin Turk

Director, Downstream O&G Global Solutions Architect , Schneider Electric

Matthew Clingerman

Regional Engineering Manager, DuPont Products S.A.

Michael Murphy

Rotating Equipment Director, REXA Inc

Misfer Ali Al-Ghamdi

Operational Consultant MCE MCC Process Domain, SABIC

Dr. Mohammed Al Hazmi

Director, SABIC

Muhammad Khalid Habibullah

Senior Process Engineer, Sipchem

Dr. Mustafa Al Naser

Senior Research & Development Engineer, Yokogawa MEA

Nafees Ahmad

Area Process Engineer, TASNEE

Nayef Almogren

Process Engineer, Sadara Chemical Company

Petar Pribic

Senior Process Engineer, Sadara Chemical Company

Prashant Kumar

Senior Consultant, PSE - Process Systems Enterprise Limited

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

Rawaf Alrawaf

Technology Engineer, S-Chem

Robert Broad

Business Development Manager, GESMEX GmbH

Sachin Joshi

Licensing Manager, GTC Technology US, LLC

Sagir Adamu

PHD Scholar, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Saher Jasvi

Technical Sales Consultant, Schneider Electric

Sameer Thorat

Manager - Process Technology, Ingenero Inc

Dr. Sami El Ferik

Associate Professor, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Sethuraman Balasubramaniyan

Lead Scientist, SABIC

Simon Cackett

Licensing Technology Manager, Shell Global Solutions International

Subbarao Kommuri

Senior Scientist, SABIC

Soren Mikkelsen

Sales Liaison Officer, Haldor Topsoe A/S - Main

Srikant Badgandi

Senior Scientist, SABIC

Trevor Smith

Product Line Manager, Honeywell UOP

Umesh Hasyagar

Lead Scientist, SABIC

Vasanta Humane

Senior Process Engineer Treating & Sulphur Recover, BAPCO

Vinod Ramaseshan

Engineer Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Yahya Ali Hamdi

Maintenance Strategy Engineer, SASREF - Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company

Zhonglin Zhangabu

Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Abdulmajeed Al Hamdan

Research Engineer, SABIC

Abdullah Nooh


Ahmed Khaja

Scientist, SABIC

Ali Al Hunaidy

Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Amani Bu Qammaz

Professor, KU - Kuwait University

Ameen Al-Ghamdi

Scientist, SABIC

Anas Safar

Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Anil Kewalramani

Engineer, TASNEE

Ayman Mehdawe

Senior Account Manager, Honeywell UOP

Bader Al Masradi

Superintendent, Monomer & Chemical, TASNEE

Bart de Groot

Principal Applications Engineer, PSE - Process Systems Enterprise Limited

Delphine Largeteau

Sales Development Manager, Axens

Dr. Eid Al Mutairi

Associate Professor Chemical Engineer Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Gopal Juttu

Research Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Hamed Yahya

Process Engineer, S-Chem

Ibrahim Al Hulail

Senior Scientist, Jubail Industrial College and University

Ismail Kinani


Jagan Rallapalli

Senior Scientist, SABIC

Jim Brigman

Managing Director, Ingenero Inc

Khalid Al Hazmi

Engineer, SABIC

Khalid Al Qahtani

Operations Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Khalid Zahrani

Engineer , Saudi Aramco

Mahmoud Alkahlout

Crude Complex Operation Engineer , Saudi Aramco

Michael Deighton

WQI IOT Project Director, SNC Lavalin

Muhammad Ilyas

Engineer, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Muzzamil Shakeel

Scientist, Halliburton

Nawaf Al Hedaithi

Process Engineer, Sadara Chemical Company

Nayef N Al Hussaini

Sr. Scientist, Glycols Tech & IG, SABIC

Nihar Gulwadi

Project Development Manager, Ingenero Inc

Nishad Abdul

Senior Process Engineer, SAMREF

Pranav Thakkar

Manager - Process Technology, Ingenero Inc

Dr. Qi Xu

Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Ravi Alla

Technical Development Manager, DuPont Products S.A.

Rengamannar Parthasarathi

Engineering Specialist, Saudi Aramco

Saifuddin Sheikh

Director Business Consulting Operations, AspenTech

Sari Alsayegh

Research Engineer, SABIC

Shahid Bashir

Research Scientist, SABIC

Swapnil Pathak

Senior Manager - Process Technology, Ingenero Inc

Tawfiq Alzainy

Chemical Engineer, University of Bahrain

Yasser Al-Goufily


Industry Initiatives

AIChE Middle East Regional Chem-E-Car Competition®

The second AIChE Middle East Regional Chem-E-Car Competition® took place and saw teams of undergraduate students develop and construct a car powered by a chemical or biochemical energy source, safely transport a specified weight over a given distance and then stop. The winner of this exciting competition for 2017 was KFUPM.

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ChemME 2017

ChemME - “Engaging, Innovating and Motivating the Youth”...

The initiative featured a comprehensive program of activities, attracting a large number of students and early career professionals from the MENA region. Students and young professionals were able to meet with industry leaders and share ideas amongst their peers. The program was developed and implemented by our expert Youth Committee.

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Innovation Zone 2017

The Innovation & Commercialization Zone (ICZ) 

Startups, new ventures, and scale-ups had the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their creative solutions, working prototypes and Minimal Viable Product (MVP) at the Middle East’s largest audience of Process Engineers.

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