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

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Under the Patronage His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Prime Minister,
Kingdom of Bahrain

The 4th Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition

MEPEC 2017 anticipates reaching over 2,500 participants, 200 exhibiting companies and thousands of visitors over the three-day event. Keeping in line with global issues, this year's theme is “Sustainable Growth through Process Innovation & Downstream Integration”.

Four Main Topics:

Process Design & Development   I   Process Excellence  I   Sustainability  I   Downstream Integration for Value Creation

Plenary Session

Plenary Speaker His Excellency Shaikh Mohamed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa Minister of Oil,
Kingdom of Bahrain
Plenary Speaker Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi Senior Vice President, Technical Services,
Saudi Aramco
Plenary Speaker Ziad Al-Labban CEO,
Sadara Chemical Company
Plenary Speaker Antonio Pietri CEO,
AspenTech
Plenary Speaker Hussain A. Al Qahtani President,
SASREF - Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company
Plenary Speaker Dr. Jim Rekoske Vice President & Chief Technology Officer,
UOP, A Honeywell Co.
Plenary Speaker Dave Andrews Vice President, Catalysts & Licensing,
ExxonMobil Chemical
Plenary Speaker Ed Boufarah VP, Digital Solutions – MEA & India,
Baker Hughes, a GE company
Plenary Speaker Dr. Tobias Scheele Senior Vice President - Software,
Schneider Electric
Plenary Speaker Zak Alzein Vice President and GM, Connected Performance Services,
Honeywell, UOP
Plenary Speaker Suleyman M Ozmen Downstream Licensing Vice President,
Shell Global Solutions US Inc
Plenary Speaker Guy Lewis Vice President Strategic Marketing & Planning,
UOP, A Honeywell Co.
Plenary Speaker Fuad Mosa GM, Local Content Unit Innovation & Business Development,
SABIC
Plenary Speaker Saeed Al-Alloush Work Director, Chemicals, Facilities Planning Department ,
Saudi Aramco

Exciting Speakers and iPoster Presenters Line-up!

Technical Speaker Aban Sakheta PHD Scholar,
KFUPM
Technical Speaker Dr. Abdou El Ilah Hachimi Senior Scientist,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Abdullah Al Dhafer OE Coordinator,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Speaker Abhijit Igave Senior Business Consultant,
AspenTech
Technical Speaker Ahmed Aseeri Founder & CEO,
GAPTECH
Technical Speaker Arpit Mathur Process Engineer,
SABIC - Petrokemya
Technical Speaker Barry Perlmutter President & Managing Director,
BHS Sonthofen Inc
Technical Speaker Bart de Groot Principal Applications Engineer,
Process Systems Enterprise Limited
Technical Speaker Batchala Rao Lead Scientist - Cracker Technology,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Chris Smith Technical Advisor,
ACWA Air Products
Technical Speaker Dr. Chun Han Gasification & IGCC Specialist ,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Speaker Delphine Largeteau Sales Development Manager,
Axens
Technical Speaker Devendra Patil Process Engineer,
SABIC - Petrokemya
Technical Speaker Dhanasekar Periyasamy Principal Consultant / Engineer,
AspenTech
Technical Speaker Dr. Emad Al Shafei Senior Lab Scientist,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Speaker Faisal Al Dossary Rotating Equipment Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Speaker Hafiz Mudaser Masters Scholar,
KFUPM
Technical Speaker Harpreet Singh Principal Business Consultant,
AspenTech
Technical Speaker Dr. Jens Hansen Senior Principal Research Scientist ,
Haldor Topsoe AS
Technical Speaker Dr. Khalid Almajnouni Staff Scientist, Olefins & Aromatics ,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Khalid Al Hazmi Engineer,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Dr. Martin Turk Director, Downstream O&G Global Solutions Architect ,
Schneider Electric
Technical Speaker Matthew Clingerman Regional Engineering Manager,
DuPont Products S.A.
Technical Speaker Michael Murphy Rotating Equipment Director,
REXA Inc
Technical Speaker Misfer Ali Al-Ghamdi Operational Consultant MCE MCC Process Domain,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Dr. Mohammed Al Hazmi Director,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Muhammad Khalid Habibullah Senior Process Engineer,
SIPCHEM
Technical Speaker Dr. Mustafa Al Naser Senior Research & Development Engineer,
Yokogawa MEA
Technical Speaker Nafees Ahmad Area Process Engineer,
TASNEE
Technical Speaker Nayef Almogren Process Engineer,
Sadara Chemical Company
Technical Speaker Petar Pribic Senior Process Engineer,
Sadara Chemical Company
Technical Speaker Prashant Kumar Senior Consultant,
Process Systems Enterprise Limited
Technical Speaker Dr. Pratap Nair President & CEO,
Ingenero Inc.
Technical Speaker Rawaf Alrawaf Technology Engineer,
Saudi Chevron Phillips CO
Technical Speaker Robert Broad Business Development Manager,
GESMEX GmbH
Technical Speaker Sachin Joshi Licensing Manager,
GTC Technology US, LLC
Technical Speaker Sagir Adamu PHD Scholar,
KFUPM
Technical Speaker Saher Jasvi Technical Sales Consultant,
Schneider Electric
Technical Speaker Sameer Thorat Manager - Process Technology,
Ingenero Inc.
Technical Speaker Dr. Sami El Ferik Associate Professor,
KFUPM
Technical Speaker Sethuraman Balasubramaniyan Lead Scientist,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Simon Cackett Senior Licensing Technology Manager MENA,
Shell Global Solutions
Technical Speaker Soren Mikkelsen Sales Liaison Officer,
Haldor Topsoe International AS
Technical Speaker Srikant Badgandi Senior Scientist,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Trevor Smith Product Line Manager,
Honeywell, UOP
Technical Speaker Umesh Hasyagar Lead Scientist,
SABIC
Technical Speaker Vasanta Humane Senior Process Engineer Treating & Sulphur Recover,
BAPCO
Technical Speaker Vinod Ramaseshan Engineer Specialist,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Speaker Yahya Ali Hamdi Maintenance Strategy Engineer,
SASREF - Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery Company
Technical Speaker Zhonglin Zhangabu Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Abdulmajeed Al Hamdan Research Engineer,
SABIC
iPoster Presenter Ahmed Khaja Scientist,
SABIC
iPoster Presenter Ali Al Hunaidy Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Dr. Amani Bu Qammaz Professor,
Kuwait University
iPoster Presenter Ameen Al-Ghamdi Scientist,
SABIC
iPoster Presenter Anas Safar Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Anil Kewalramani Engineer,
TASNEE
iPoster Presenter Bader Al Masradi Superintendent, Monomer & Chemical,
TASNEE
iPoster Presenter Bart de Groot Principal Applications Engineer,
Process Systems Enterprise Limited
iPoster Presenter Delphine Largeteau Sales Development Manager,
Axens
iPoster Presenter Dr. Eid Al Mutairi Associate Professor Chemical Engineer Department,
KFPUM
iPoster Presenter Gopal Juttu Research Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Hamed Yahya Process Engineer,
S-Chem
iPoster Presenter Ibrahim Al Hulail Senior Scientist,
Jubail Industrial College and University
iPoster Presenter Ismail Kinani GAS SABIC
iPoster Presenter Jagan Rallapalli Senior Scientist,
SABIC
iPoster Presenter Jim Brigman Managing Director,
Ingenero Inc.
iPoster Presenter Katherine Jones Senior Product Line Manager,
Honeywell UOP
iPoster Presenter Khalid Al Qahtani Operations Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Khalid Zahrani Engineer ,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Mahmoud Alkahlout Operation Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Michael Deighton WQI IOT Project Director,
SNC Lavalin
iPoster Presenter Muhammad Ilyas KFPUM
iPoster Presenter Muzzamil Shakeel Scientist,
Halliburton
iPoster Presenter Nawaf Al Hedaithi Process Engineer,
Sadara Chemical Company
iPoster Presenter Nihar Gulwadi Project Development Manager,
Ingenero Inc.
iPoster Presenter Nishad Abdul Senior Process Engineer,
Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery
iPoster Presenter Pranav Thakkar Manager - Process Technology,
Ingenero Inc.
iPoster Presenter Dr. Qi Xu Engineer,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Ravi Alla Technical Development Manager,
DuPont Products S.A.
iPoster Presenter Rengamannar Parthasarathi Engineering Specialist,
Saudi Aramco
iPoster Presenter Saifuddin Sheikh Business Consulting Director,
AspenTech
iPoster Presenter Sari Alsayegh Engineer,
SABIC
iPoster Presenter Sayed Ammar Senior Process Engineer,
WASCO / Dana Gas
iPoster Presenter Shahid Bashir Research Scientist,
SABIC
iPoster Presenter Swapnil Pathak Senior Manager - Process Technology,
Ingenero Inc.
iPoster Presenter Tawfiq Alzainy Chemical Engineer,
University of Bahrain

Ways to Participate

Co-Located Events

Workshops by AIChE Academy

There will be 2 conference workshops at MEPEC 2017, organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). 

1. The Keys to Managing a Capital Project Successfully 

Learn the keys to managing capital projects of any size successfully. Special emphasis will be placed on detail planning for a capital project, monitoring and controlling a capital project and using quantitative risk analysis as the basis of your cost and schedule contingency.

2. Spreadsheet Problem-Solving for Chemical Engineers

Spreadsheets are a powerful problem-solving tool for chemical engineers. But to take full advantage of all they can do, you need a strong foundation in common problem-solving spreadsheet techniques.

AIChE Academy

Network with process engineering experts from NOCs, IOCs, Academia and leading solution providers including Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Shell, BAPCO, TASNEE, Honeywell UOP, Sadara Chemical Company,

Halliburton, AspenTech, KFUPM and many more!

Advisory Committee Members

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,
AIChE
Advisory Committee Member Abdulrahman A Al Saif President Projects & Services,
Sipchem
Advisory Committee Member Ahmed A. Al-Ghamdi Manager, P&CSD,
Saudi Aramco
Advisory Committee Member Amin Sultan Chief Operations Officer,
Aluminium Bahrain BSC
Advisory Committee Member Awadh Al Maker Executive Vice President, Technology & Innovation,
SABIC
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,
nogaholding
Advisory Committee Member Fuad Mosa GM, Local Content Unit Innovation & Business Development,
SABIC
Advisory Committee Member Gaseem Saleh Al Shaikh CEO,
PCMC
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,
Axens
Advisory Committee Member Dr. József Tóth President,
WPC - World Petroleum Council
Advisory Committee Member Luc Chantepy Regional Sales Vice President (MENA),
AspenTech
Advisory Committee Member Mishaal Ashemimry MISHAAL AEROSPACE
Advisory Committee Member Mohammad Al Naghash President & CEO,
Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery
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 Work Director, Chemicals, Facilities Planning Department ,
Saudi Aramco
Advisory Committee Member Said M Bajodah Executive President,
SCP & JCP S Chem
Advisory Committee Member Shakeel Kadri Executive Director,
CCPS
Advisory Committee Member Salahadinn Dardeer President & CEO,
Luberef - Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company
Advisory Committee Member Suleyman M Ozmen Downstream Licensing Vice President,
Shell Global Solutions US Inc
Advisory Committee Member Dr. Tobias Scheele Senior Vice President - Software,
Schneider Electric
Advisory Committee Member Ziad Al-Labban CEO,
Sadara Chemical Company

Technical Committee Members

Technical Committee Chairman Fuad Mosa GM, Local Content Unit Innovation & Business Development,
SABIC
Technical Committee Co-Chair Saeed Al-Alloush Work Director, Chemicals, Facilities Planning Department ,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Dr. Abdullah Alqahtani Senior Manager Cracker Technology KSA,
SABIC
Technical Committee Member Abdullah Al-Shuraim Engineering Specialist,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi Sustainability Manager,
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,
KAUST Catalysis Center
Technical Committee Member Dr. Ayuba Adesina Lead Engineer,
SABIC
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,
SABIC
Technical Committee Member Dr. Hicham El Hajj Tech Prof Leader – Technology,
Halliburton
Technical Committee Member Dr. Hiren Shethna Engineering Consultant,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Dr. Jesper Nerlov Group Vice President and Chief Technology Officer,
Haldor Topsoe A/S
Technical Committee Member Jim Brigman Managing Director,
Ingenero Inc.
Technical Committee Member Joseph Ibrahim Technical Services Director (Middle East),
Axens
Technical Committee Member Dr. Khawla A Al Shayji Asst. Professor Chemical Engineering Department,
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 MCE MCC Process Domain,
SABIC
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,
KFPUM
Technical Committee Member Mohammed Benchekchou Regional Manager MENA,
CRI Criterion Catalyst Co Ltd
Technical Committee Member Mohannad Al-Haidri Manager of Polymer Processing,
SABIC
Technical Committee Member Dr. Nasiru Tukur Engineering Consultant,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Dr. Nasser Al-Harbi Technology Affairs Senior Manager,
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 Consulting Director,
AspenTech
Technical Committee Member Sandeep Goel Director Business Development ME,
CB&I Headquarters
Technical Committee Member Taib Abang Engineering Specialist,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Thomas DiGiacomo Refining & EHS Consultant,
Saudi Aramco

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