Asian Downstream Summit

ORGANISER Clarion Events Pte Ltd
DATE 30 October - 31 October 2019
VENUE Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore

Asian Downstream Summit co-located with Refining & Petrochemicals Asia

Asian Downstream Summit is the largest downstream technology tradeshow dedicated to Asia’s refining, petrochemical and specialty chemicals industry. As the anchor oil and gas event during Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW), hosted by the Energy Market Authority of Singapore, the Summit is expected to bring together 1000+ industry professionals and covers mission-critical issues within downstream sector through extensive strategic and technical presentations.

The sole purpose of ADS is to bring together key industry operators, decision makers, technology vendors, solution providers, start-ups, and consultants all under one roof over two full days to discuss strategies and best practices for optimizing efficiency, increasing margins and achieving operational excellence in refining, petrochemicals and chemicals.

Asian Downstream Summit continues to be the main industry event for the industry and players looking to stay updated with the latest technologies and trends. With a wider focus on the petrochemical industry, including specialty chemicals, and co-located event Refining & Petrochemicals Asia Conference focusing on “Core Refining & Petrochemical Technologies”, Asian Downstream Summit 2019 will showcase case studies, panel discussions, technical presentations & workshops led by leading industry experts on the two-day conference programme.

The two-day, three-streamed technical conference, and exhibition is organized annually by Clarion Events in Singapore. The 2019 show will be co-located with the much awaited Refining & Petrochemicals Asia Conference.

While the focus of the Asian Downstream Summit agenda remains “digital transformation” and “Industry 4.0”, Refining & Petrochemicals Asia will focus on licensing technologies, IMO 2020, catalyst technologies, project trends and updates and clean fuel technologies, giving our partners a one-stop-shop to meet decision makers under one roof to network, seek partnerships and learn about the latest innovations.


Themes covered at Asian Downstream Summit:

  • Automation, big data, software applications for safety, process technologies
  • Cybersecurity & IT
  • Digital Innovations in Manufacturing
  • HSE & Achieving Operational Excellence
  • Maintenance, Asset Integrity & Reliability

Themes covered at co-located Refining & Petrochemical Asia Conference:

  • IMO 2020 and your refinery: challenges and expectations
  • Innovative catalysts designed to meet today's challenges while anticipating future challenges
  • Petrochemicals influence on future energy trends
  • Latest Trends in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Technology
  • EPC, Projects & Innovations

We pride ourselves on our deep industry relationships, listening to the business needs of our clients and ensuring their experience at our events gives them high return on investment. Our events attract high-level delegates and speakers from all areas of the industry representing countries from across the world with a key focus on Asia. We will feature high level debate with increased opportunities for industry interaction and discussions through enhanced networking opportunities and extended Q&A sessions.

The event will continue to be the region’s largest technology-focused conference and exhibition and the premier platform for learning, networking, seeking partnerships, and building key business relationships. 

What’s new at Asian Downstream Summit 2019?

+ Asian Downstream Summit agenda will be revamped to a full-fledged focus on “digital transformation” and “Industry 4.0” and divided into 3 tracks:

1.      Digital Innovations, Manufacturing & Automation

2.      HSE & Achieving Operational Excellence (NEW!)

3.      Maintenance, Asset Integrity & Reliability (NEW!)

1 co-located event: Refining & Petrochemical Asia Conference will be co-located with the “digital” Asian Downstream Summit. The key focus of the RPA agenda will be on refining and petrochemical technologies including licensing technologies, IMO 2020, catalyst technologies, project trends and updates, equipment innovations and clean fuel technologies, giving our partners a one-stop-shop to meet industry leaders under one roof to network, seek partnerships and learn about the latest technologies.

+ Restructuring and refreshing the technical streams at Asian Downstream Summit, keeping up with latest trends with key topics including:

1.      Improve process safety and HSE management performance (NEW!)

2.      Predictive maintenance and turnaround excellence

3.      Manufacturing Process Optimisation

4.      Asset Optimization & Asset Integrity (NEW!)

5.      Digital Technology Applications & Analytics

6.      Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in oil & gas (NEW!)

7.      Leveraging Machine learning to improve demand forecasting in Supply chain (NEW!)

+ Heavy focus on digitalisation in petrochemical and specialty chemicals at Asian Downstream Summit

Morning Plenary Session on the growing importance of “Cybersecurity” in oil & gas – understanding the growing importance of cybersecurity in oil & gas

+ Focus on “safety” with 5 presentations & case studies on this key topic highlighting the importance of safety and technology applications to improve safety and HSE management performance 

  + Focus on Automation – Technical and forward looking sessions with a heavy focus on robotics, automation, industry 4.0

  + More participation from China, Japan, India, Korea & Middle East while maintaining the usual ASEAN delegation

  + PODs are here to stay! – From booths to PODs – “open faced” PODs for a better flow and to create a better overall experience for both exhibitors and attendee

  + 1-on-1 private business matching platform – maximize your ROI from the event by meeting with key business associates in pre-arranged meetings. Over 250+ meetings were pre-arranged at ADS2018 and we expect over 350 pre-arranged meetings at the 2019 event!

    + Digitalisation best practices and case studies - from refinery, chemical, and specialty chemical plants

    + Panel sessions on topics like Automation, IIoT, Refinery of the Future & Strategies to stay competitive in 2019 and beyond

Nominations for Asian Downstream Summit 2019 are now open!

Asian Downstream Summit 2019 Award Categories are:

  • Best Digital Transformation Program Award
  • Young Engineer Award
  • Oil & Gas CIO of the Year Award
  • Best Technology for Operational Excellence Award
  • Cybersecurity Company of the Year Award

For more details on the award categories, click here

For more information about ADS & RPA events, please visit the website here

SIEW 2019 Sponsors


Singapore Energy Summit Networking Reception Sponsor


SIEW Sponsor


SIEW Official Car Sponsor

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