MEPEC - Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition

06 - 08 May 2024   |   Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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MEPEC is the definitive event in the Middle East for process engineering, offering a platform for leaders to engage with the dynamic challenges and promising opportunities within the field. Designed to be a forum for the exchange of cutting-edge ideas, technologies, and the sharing of experiences and best practices among peers, it's a driving force toward a more efficient, secure, and prosperous process engineering industry. Additionally, it serves as a crucial junction where industry connects with academic institutions and research and development centers, fostering collaboration under a single roof. With a core focus on pivotal industries, such as oil, gas, petrochemicals, and utilities, MEPEC is at the forefront of shaping the future of process engineering.

MEPEC 2024 Theme: 
Digitalizing Process Engineering for a Sustainable Future

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> Process Excellence                        
Exploit opportunities to boost plant performance or safety

> Decarbonization & Energy Transition
Examine emerging technological innovations enabling reductions in carbon footprint and greater efficiency in energy use

> New Energies                                 
Address alternative energies complementing conventional sources which is the future energy landscape

> Digitalization
Deliberate digital solutions driving process industries towards a more sustainable future

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2019 Speakers

His Excellency Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa

Minister of Oil, Kingdom of Bahrain

His Excellency Elnur Soltanov

Deputy Minister of Energy, Republic of Azerbaijan

Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi

EVP Technical Services, Aramco

Bassam Al Bokhari

CEO, Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP)

Deborah L. Grubbe

Owner and President, Operations and Safety Solutions, LLC

Jonathan Forbes-Lane

Regional VP - Catalyst Sales, Shell Catalysts & Technologies

Keith A. Couch

Senior Director Business Development, Honeywell UOP

Naji Skaf

President - Middle East, Egypt, Turkey, Air Products

Nasser A. Abanmi

Former President , SABIC - KEMYA

Saad Al-Ayedh

EVP Petrochemicals, TASNEE

Dr. Sun Xiansheng

Secretary General, International Energy Forum (IEF)

Tor Fjaeran

Manager Investment Arena, Equinor

Walt Szopiak

Vice President, Chevron

Dr. Darlene Schuster

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

Wail A. Al Jaafari

Executive Vice President Technical Services, Aramco

Walid Al Naeem

Vice President & Chief Engineer, Aramco

Dr. Anissa Sedjerari

R&D Portfolio Manager, KAUST Catalysis Center

Ayman Salamah

General Sales Manager , W.R. Grace & Co

Dr. Ayuba Adesina

Lead Process Engineer, SABIC

David Renolayan

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

Gerrit Polhaar

Technology Marketing Regional Director, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)

Gina M. Gatto

Membership Manager , American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Hamza Alawi

Business Development Manager, Lummus Technology

Dr. Hayat Abdulla Yusuf

Assistant Professor and PCAP Program Coordinator, University of Bahrain

Hiroki Usami

General Manager - R&D Center- Process Solution Business, Yokogawa MEA

Jad Abou Charbine

Technical Services Manager, Axens

Jim Brigman

Managing Director, Ingenero Inc

Mohammad N. Al-Haji

Engineering Consultant , Aramco

Dr. Nasiru M. Tukur

Engineering Consultant, P&CSD, Aramco

Nikola Georgiev

Senior Account Manager Refinery , Topsoe

Dr. Oki Muraza

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

Dr. Pierce Riemer

Director General, WPC Energy

Saeed S. AlAlloush

Engineering Consultant, Aramco

Saifuddin Sheikh

Sr. Director – Solution Consulting, Aspen Technology

Shahid Azam

Chief Scientist, Functional Chemicals, SABIC

Waddah Al-Zaabi

Sales Manager, ART Hydroprocessing

Pedro Miras Salamanca

President, WPC Energy

Milton Costa Filho

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

Eithne Treanor

CEO, E Treanor Media

Aadesh Harale



Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel

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

Abdulmohsen Alnafea

Associate Engineer, Aramco

Abdullah Alghazal

Engineer, Aramco


Abdullah Alhumaid



Abdullah Bahamdan

Imperial College London

Abdulsalam Ali



Abdulaziz Al Qubali

Project Engineer, Aramco

Ahmad Al-Ansari



Ahmed Al Hajaj

Khalifa University


Al-Shezawi Anfal

Process Engineer (Student), International Maritime College of Oman

Alaa Albasry



Alaa Aljassim



Ali Aldossary

Engineering Specialist, Aramco

Ali Altayeb



Almuhannad Basuni

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

Amr Ahmed



Ariel Gursida

PhD Candidate, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Arun Kumar Thalondan Poyithaya



Bassam Alhamad

Former Director of the Quality Assurance & Accreditation Center, University of Bahrain


Burri Harsha Vardhan Reddy

Senior Data Consultant, Artificial Intelligence Global Company (AIGC)

Chang-ha Lee

Yonsei University


Clement Salais



Cristian Spica

Senior Application Engineer, OLI Systems Inc.

Debopam Chaudhuri

Principal Process Specialist, Fluor Corporation

Eliot Robin Bruce

Lead Process Engineer, Kuwait Energy Basra LLC

Emad Fallatah



Eric Maina

Engineering Manager, MCDERMOTT

Essam Bazuher



Faisal Ahmad Raza

Technical Expert - Process, SLB Saudi Arabia

Fatimah Alhassan

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

Fatima Janahi

Associate - Senior Process Engineer, Bapco Refining

Ghalya Alabdulla

Chemical Engineer, Texas A & M University

Graeme MacAulay

Technical Service Manager, W.R. Grace & Co

Helmi Qosim

Pupuk Indonesia


Hesham Alsubait



Hussain Abualsaud


Ibrahim Sedie

Olefins Process Engineer, SABIC

Jai Chainani



Jan Reneteau

Managing Director, NECTIS

Jesper Naimi Funch Poulsen



John Philip Marshal

Process Engineer, SLB

Jose De Barros

Vice President, Ethylene Business Unit, Lummus Technology

Khalid Ghazal

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

Khalid Nadhem

Senior Process Engineer, Bapco Refining

Leonardo Cotrufo

Safety Coordinator, Aramco

Lujayn Alsyoof

Economic Optimization Specialist, Bapco Refining

Majed A. Al-Jeshi

Process Engineer, Aramco


Mahmoud Elsayed

Lead Process Engineer, SABIC

Mamoun Al-Rawashdeh

Texas A & M University


Manar Al Attar

International Maritime College of Oman

Mashhor Aljabrine

Senior Engineer, Aramco

Miguel Ángel de Carvalho Servia

Imperial College London


Mohamed Abouzid

Process Engineer, TASNEE

Mohamed Mazhar Laljee

Indian Institute of Technology Ropar

Mohamed Moinuddin


Mohamed Nassar

MENA -Tech Sales Process Twin & APM, SLB

Mohammad Albuzaid

Smart Mentor


Mohammed Aldossary

Process Engineer, Aramco

Mohammed Almutawa

Process Engineer, SABIC

Mohammad Awwad

Master's Degree Student, KAUST Catalysis Center

Mohammad Rakib



Mohammed AlDkhayel



Mohammed Dayili

Project Engineer, Aramco

Mohammed Rustom

Market Development Director - ME Region - Sustainable Technology Solutions, Honeywell UOP


Muhamad Reda Galih Pangestu

Master's Degree Student, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)

Naseem Al Rashedi

Supervisor Engineer, Aramco

Nooh Isa Mualem

Senior Consultant Engineer, Aspen Technology


Nour Basha

PhD Student, Texas A & M University

Omar Alabdulwahed



Omar Behar

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)


Omar Marghalani

Sr. Process Safety Engineer, SABIC


Omar Naeem



Othman Shamrani



Pedro M. Santos

Technology Director, Lummus Technology

Pradyut Kumar Dhar



Rajib Talukder



Rakesh Kumar



Rasha Daadoush



Ratheesh S

Bahrain Petroleum Company B.S.C.


Romain Roux

Decarbonization and Consulting Vice President, Axens


Saifuddin Sheikh

Sr. Director – Solution Consulting, Aspen Technology

Saravana Bhavan Baskaran



Saravanavel Muthiah Ponnusamy

Process Engineering Manager, SLB

Shashikant Ramsangar



Simon Wohnsiedler

Lead Process Engineer, Aramco

Sultan Alsaif

Technology & Innovation Director, SIRC Saudi Investment Recycling Company

Suresh Kumar Nellore

Process Design Engineer, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)

Syed Abbas Raza

Lead Process Engineer, Muscat Engineering Consultancy Ltd.

Taseer Seer

Senior Applications Engineer, Siemens

Velmurugan Venkatesan

Superintendent RHC and Projects, BAPCO

Yasser Al-Goufily

Scientist, SABIC

Ziyad Alshahrani



Zulkarnaen Arsadduddin

PT Pupuk Kujang


Abdul Salam Sheik

Process Engineer, Hydrocracker Unit, Aramco

Ahmed Al-Alouni


Ahmed Altarkeet

Snr Manufacturing Excellence Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Andrew P. Bartlett

Solutions Consultant Global Solution Engineering , Sphera

Dr. Anthony Gerbino

Customer Success Leader , OLI Systems Inc.

Aurelio Ferrucci


Eric Huelson

Product Manager, John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

Dr. Fernanda Tavares

Post Doctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineer, KAUST Catalysis Center

Hasan Ali Amin

Engineer I, Aramco

Hashim AlHajji

Process Engineer, Aramco

Hongli Guo

Director -Technical Marketing and Licensing Business, SINOPEC Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology

Ilya Simonov

CROC VR Director, NGN International

Dr. Liping Ren

Staff Engineer, Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC

Mohammed Fahad Ajmi

Senior Operations Engineer, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Mohamed Soliman

Senior Operation Engineer, Aramco

Naif AlGhuthayf

Mechanical Engineer, Aramco

Omar Al-Rashidi

Manufacturing Excellence Engineer , Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)

Oussama Ould Zmirli

Manager, Solution Consulting, Aspen Technology

Pankaj Chaware

Lead Machinery Engineer, SABIC - KEMYA

Piyush Jain

Principal Solution Consultant , Aspen Technology

Roy Calder

Oil and Gas Industry Principal - New Energies, AVEVA

Dr. Sachi N. Maiti

Manager – Downstream Technology Taskforce, SNC Lavalin

Seunghan Park

Environmental Engineer, Aramco

Dr. Shikun Niu

Senior Engineer, SINOPEC

Dr. Huawei Shao

Senior Engineer, SINOPEC

Sivakumar Sankaran

Mechanical Engineer , Aramco

Suhaib Kaki

Process Engineer, SABIC - YANSAB

Dr. Theo Maesen

Director CLG R&D, Chevron Lummus Global (CLG)

Tuiana Shoinkhorova

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

Turki Hujaili

Analyzer Engineer , SABIC - KEMYA

Yousif AlDhafeery

Lead Inspection Engineer, SABIC

Dr. Zhang Bin

SINOPEC Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology

Zhang Long

Senior Engineer , Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPEC

MEPEC 2024 committee chairs

Wail A. Al Jaafari

Executive Vice President Technical Services, Aramco

Dr. Darlene Schuster

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

Walid Al Naeem

Vice President & Chief Engineer, Aramco

Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi

General Supervisor, Aramco

Dr. Basim Abussaud

Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM)


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