MEPEC - Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition

14 - 16 October 2019   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

aBOUT mepec

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.

This year's theme is Transforming Process Engineering through Innovation.

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Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi

Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

Artur Thernesz

CEO, ÁMEI Testing and Certifying Co

Yemi Adetunji

COO Downstream, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)


Bassam Al Bokhari

CEO, Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic

Deborah L. Grubbe

Owner and President, Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC

His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

Jonathan Forbes-Lane

VP - Shell Catalysts & Technologies, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Keith A. Couch

Senior Director - Global Technology Sales , Honeywell UOP

His Excellency Parviz Ogtay oglu Shahbazov

Minister of Energy, Republic of Azerbaijan


Pedro Miras Salamanca

Chairman, CORES

Nasser A. Abanmi

President , SABIC - KEMYA

Tor Fjaeran

President, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Saad Al-Ayedh

EVP Petrochemicals, TASNEE

Seifi Ghasemi

Chairman, President and CEO, Air Products

Walt Szopiak

Vice President, Chevron Energy Technology

Eithne Treanor

Energy Commentator, E Treanor Media

Fuad Mosa

Vice President - Local Content & Business Development Unit , SABIC

Gary Weiss

Chief Operating Officer, Aspen Technology

Jan Lerou

Principal, Jan Lerou Consulting, LLC

Dr. Jonathan Lee

Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

June Wispelwey

CEO & Executive Director, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Dr. Madhukar Garg

Head Refining & Petchem R&D, Reliance Industries Limited

Dr Matar Hamed Al Neyadi

Under Secretary, 24th World Energy Congress Organising Committee; Ministry of Energy and Industry United Arab Emirates


Milton Costa Filho

Secretary General, IBP - Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute

Zaher Ibrahim

President - Saudi Arabia, North Gulf & East Mediterranean, Baker Hughes, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Abdelghani Daraiseh

Saudi Aramco

Abdullah Al Ismail

Production Engineer, SABIC - KEMYA

Abdullaziz Alghanim

Operation Engineer , Saudi Aramco

Abdulrahman Ashour

Engineer I, Process Control, SABIC - IBNRUSHD

Abdullah Malki

Gas & Shipping Lead Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Abdullah Nooh

Scientist - Global Cracker Technology , SABIC

Ahmed Aseeri

Founder & CEO, Gulf Advanced Process Technologies Co. (GAPTECH)

A. Ahmed Syed

Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Almasaud Ziyad

Process Control & Optimization Engineer, SABIC - YANSAB

Ammar S. Bakhurji

Advanced Process Control Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Ayman Abu-Shameh

Instrumentation Team Lead, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Anthony Gerbino

Customer Success Leader , OLI Systems Inc.

Bernt Hiddema

Solution Consultant , Aspen Technology

Carlos Gonzalez

Senior Process Control Engineer, SABIC - GAS

Dr. Chun Han

Gasification & IGCC Specialist , Saudi Aramco

Dhanasekar Periyasamy

Principal Solution Consultant , Aspen Technology

Dong Kyu Lee

Senior Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Edward Griffiths

Technology Manager, KBR Technology

Dr. Enow Achuo Kima

Chemical Treatment Specialist, Saudi Aramco Oil Company

Fahad Alsaad


Faisal Al Ashour

Process Engineer , S-Chem

Fayyaz Karim Qureshi

RECIPs and D&IS (Retrofit) Technical Leader, Baker Hughes, a GE Company Bently Nevada Condition Monitoring

Gerardo Sanchis Andreu

Senior Consultant Engineer , Process Systems Enterprise (PSE)

Hamad Al-Othman

Lead Engineer, Analyzer, SABIC - KEMYA

Hasan Ali Amin

Engineer I, Saudi Aramco

Hae Yong Noh

Senior Chemical Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Hesham Alsubyani

Process Control Engineer, SABIC - YANSAB

Hesham Fandy

Principal Risk Management Advisory Consultant, DNV GL Middle East

Himanshu Malaiya

Senior Engineer -Process Technology, Ingenero Technologies Ltd

Hussain Alibrahim

CHE Senior student, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Ibrahim Alsugai

Scientist, PP Unipol KSA, SABIC

Ibrahim N Nashri

Chemical Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Jacinthe Frécon

Technology Group Manager , Axens

Jatin Shah

Director, Automation & Process Technologies, KBR Technology

Jai Prakash Jain

Sr. Scientist, SABIC Research and Technology Pvt. Ltd

Jinquan Zhu

R&D Senior Engineer , Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC

John E. Paisie

President, Stratas Advisors

Joy Clarke

Principal Process Engineer, Wood Plc

Dr. Julie Chabot

Resid R&D Technical Team Leader- Applied Technology, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Kaki Suhaib

Process Engineer, SABIC - YANSAB

Khalid Al-Hazmi

Tech. Staff Process Engineer , SABIC - YANSAB

Khalid Ghazal

Technical Process Engineering Specialist (Sulfur & Amine Specialist), Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Koos Overwater

Vice President Hydrogen Product Line, TechnipFMC


Professor, Chemical Science , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Dr. Madhukar Garg

Head Refining & Petchem R&D, Reliance Industries Limited

Majed A. Al-Jeshi

Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Majed Mulla


Mana Alowaidh

Engineering Consultant - Energy Systems, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Marco van Goethem

Manager Product Development , TechnipFMC

Matt Kirchner

Marketing Director - FCC Catalysts, W.R. Grace & Co

Mohammed Alyanbaawi

Technical Support Engineer , Saudi Aramco

Mohammed AlMahmood

Process Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Mohammad Alabdullah

PhD Student, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Muhammad Ilyas

Technology Licensing Manager , HALDOR TOPSØE A/S DENMARK

Nageswararao Kesanapalli

Principal Solution Consultant , Aspen Technology

Narayanan Suresh

Regional Subject Matter Expert – Flow Applications, Yokogawa MEA

Nihar Gulwadi

Senior Manager -Project Development Manager, Ingenero Inc

Norbert Jung

VP Product Management - Process and Simulation, AVEVA

Othman M Al-Ghamdi

Process Engineer, Sipchem

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

Praveen Dhote

Chemical Engineer , Siemens

Radhi Ali Aqeeli Al

Process Engineer, SABIC - KEMYA

Ramesh Chandran

Senior Manager - Modeling & Process Engineering, SABIC

Rawaf Alrawaf

Process Engineer-Technical, S-Chem

Rohit Patwardhan

APC Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Ryan Grothe

SPCO North Plot Production Engineer, S-Chem

Saeed Al-Shahrani

Control System Engineer , Saudi Aramco

Safi M AlBuhairi

Senior Process Control Engineer , Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company Ltd. (SAMREF)

Saifuddin Sheikh

Director, Business Consulting , Aspen Technology

Salvatore P. Torrisi

Hydrocracking Market Manager , Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Saptarshi Bhowmick

PSS Department Manager, Yokogawa MEA

Satish Baliga

Process Technology & Automation Specialist, KBR Technology

Dr. Huawei Shao

Senior Engineer, Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry,SINOPEC Group

Shardul Shindadkar

Senior Manager – Project Development, Ingenero Inc

Simon Cackett

Licensing Technology Manager, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Dr. Steve Hall

Director, Operational Excellence Solutions, Process Systems Enterprise (PSE)

Thamer Alseraihi

Process Engineer , SABIC - YANSAB

Dr. Theo Maesen

Director CLG R&D, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Vijay Shirpukar

Process Engineer, Sipchem

Vijayaraghavan Ganeshkumar

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Vishnu Narayanan

Chartered Engineer, Wood Plc

Yazeed Homaid

Energy Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Youngghee Jang

Energy Engineer, Saudi Aramco

Yousif AlDhafeery

Research Engineer, SABIC - KEMYA

Dr. S M Zakir Hossain

Assistant Professor, University of Bahrain

MEPEC 2019 Industry Leaders

Nasser A. Abanmi

President , SABIC - KEMYA

Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi

Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Saudi Aramco

Dr. Dafer Al-Jalahma

Chief Operating Officer, nogaholding

June Wispelwey

CEO & Executive Director, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Tor Fjaeran

President, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Tor Fjaeran

President, World Petroleum Council (WPC)

Aman A. Ahmad

Vice President, Business Development - EMEA, KBR Technology

Andre Lanning

Managing Director, ART Hydroprocessing

Craig Smith

CEO, Dhahran Valley Technology Development Company (DVTDC)

Fuad Mosa

Vice President - Local Content & Business Development Unit , SABIC

Gurminder Singh

Director, Technology Licensing - MENA, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Jean Sentenac

Chairman & CEO, Axens

Mohammed Benchekchou

Director Strategic Accounts - Middle East & North Africa, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Nathan Ergonul

Vice President, Marketing – Refining Technologies, W.R. Grace & Co

Nawaf Al-Humaidi Al-Anazi

Company President, SABIC - IBN ZAHR

Noaman M. Fudhail

General Supervisor- Downstream Process Engineering Division, Saudi Aramco

Pierre De Vuyst

President & CEO, Yokogawa MEA

Dr. Pratap Nair

President & CEO, Ingenero Inc

Rami Qasem

President & CEO, Baker Hughes, a GE company

Reem Al Ghanim

Division Head, Chemicals - HR and Support Services, Saudi Aramco

Rob Howard

Vice President Sales MENA, Aspen Technology

Shakeel Kadri

Executive Director, CCPS

Suleyman M Ozmen

Sr. Consultant, Independent

Tamim Al Jasir

Business Development Manager, Guardian Glass

Noaman M. Fudhail

General Supervisor- Downstream Process Engineering Division, Saudi Aramco

Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi

Process Engineering Manager, Sipchem

Dr. Abdullah Alqahtani

Sr. Manager, Global Cracker Technology, Technology and Innovation, SABIC

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

Industry and Research Liaison Officer, Innovation & Economic Development Department, KAUST Catalysis Center


Dr. Ayuba Adesina

Lead Engineer, SABIC

David Renolayan

Technology & Process Engineering Lead Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation, Saudi Aramco

Enad Al-Anazi

Process Engineering Manager , S-Chem

Fadi Mhaini

Director, Technology Licensing, CLG

Dr. Hayat Abdulla Yusuf

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering , University of Bahrain

Dr. Hicham El Hajj

Plant Lab & QA/QC Manager, Multi-Chem, Halliburton

Hiroki Usami

General Manager - R&D Center- Process Solution Business, Yokogawa Saudi Arabia Company

Jad Abou Charbine

Technical Services Manager , Axens


Dr. Jesper Nerlov

Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Haldor Topsoe

Jim Brigman

Managing Director, Ingenero Inc

Kristine Chin

Senior Director, Conferences & Education, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Mohammed A Al Zahrani

Technical Support Division Head, Saudi Aramco

Mohammad N. Al-Haji

Engineering Consultant , Saudi Aramco


Dr. Mohammad Shamsuzzoha

Senior Engineer, Process (Simulation), ADNOC Refining

Morgan Allen

Senior Technical Services Manager, W.R. Grace & Co

Dr. Nasiru Tukur

Engineering Consultant, Saudi Aramco

Nayef Enazi

Sr. Scientist, HDPE Unipol, Polyolefins Process, SABIC


Dr. Oki Muraza

Associate Professor, Center of Research Excellence in Nano-technology, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Saeed S. AlAlloush

Engineering Specialist, Process & Control Systems Department, Saudi Aramco

Saifuddin Sheikh

Director, Business Consulting , Aspen Technology

Sandeep Goel

Director Business Development ME, MCDERMOTT

Shahid Azam

Chief Scientist, Functional Chemicals, SABIC

Waddah Al-Zaabi

Account Manager, ART Hydroprocessing


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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.

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