As the anchor event during the Singapore International Energy Week, the 9th Annual Asian Downstream Week continues to evolve and innovate as market condition changes. In the past couple of years, many high profile projects have been delayed or shelved whilst major operators have shifted their focus on transforming their operations to become more efficient.
Refining and petrochemical plant owners have identified their top 3 operational priorities in a recent survey – reducing energy consumption, increasing throughput and improving product quality.
What are the strategies and technologies that can help them achieve these objectives and deliver profitability in today’s tough market condition?
Following the successful launch of operational excellence and supply chain optimisation themes in 2015, the 2016 event will further explore information technology innovations and dig deep into how digital manufacturing and automation technologies can help process operators achieve their throughput and efficiency priorities. The newly developed three key sub themes are: Digital Manufacturing & Automation, Connected Supply Chain, and Operational Excellence & Asset Optimisation.
So, what else is new in 2016?
- Digital driven operational excellence theme taken to a new level
- Brand new keynote sessions on digitalisation technologies enhancing automation
- Matching information technology with operator priorities
- New stream structure highlighting digital transformation in mission-critical areas
- VIP programme for process industry operators
- 1 to 1 business matching meetings
The new event concept is designed to reflect the most pertinent market developments and challenges within the downstream industry.
With this new direction, the 2016 event is packed with valuable new market insights, an expanded scope of themes and participants, new formats and most importantly, an increased number of customers who are looking into technology and service solutions.