• This year the CIS Downstream Summit will be co-located with The CEE & Turkey Refining & Petrochemicals Summit!

Agenda Day 1

OMV Site Refinery Tour

Agenda Day 2

08:30 - 09:00

Morning Coffee and Networking

09:00 - 09:10

World Refining Association & Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:30

Celebrating 20 Years of Support to the CIS Downstream Industry Senior Energy Ministry and Ambassadors to Austria from: Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan (invited)

09:30 - 09:50

Survival Strategy for Refiners / new ways for prosperity

  • Thomas Gangl Senior Vice President Refining & Petrochemicals - OMV
09:50 - 10:10

Overcoming the Main Challenges faced by Russian Refining and Petrochemicals Industry. Integration of Refining and Petrochemicals

• Overview of the current economic situation in Russia: market challenges and
opportunities, plant capacities, falling oil prices, credit and lack of investment
• Increasing demand for high quality products
• The drive to stimulate domestic research and production reducing the need for
imported technology and machinery
• How to increase gasoline production in order to meet national consumption in Russian?
• Best practices of creating domestic alternatives to existing imports
• An optimal single plant: what should be taken by refining and what by petrochemicals?
• Where does the CIS compete in the global market against the development of regions like Middle East, USA, India and China? How can integration help?

10:10 - 10:30

Overview of Petrochemicals Production in Kazakhstan

  • Raushan Sarmurzina Deputy Chairman, Scientific and Technical Centre - Kazenergy Association
10:30 - 10:50

Evolving Trends in the European Downstream Sector

• Crude price factors
• Recent demand developments
• Refining dynamics

10:50 - 11:10

The Neighbour’s Investment Boom – Iran’s Petrochemical Investment and Development Plans

• An overview of Iran’s key petrochemical projects
• What does this investment and the opening of the market mean for the CIS region?
• Opportunities for collaboration, benchmarking and investment
• What can Russia learn from Iran’s development of domestic capabilities

11:10 - 11:50

Speed Networking followed by Coffee and Networking Break

11:50 - 12:10

Session reserved for ExxonMobil

12:10 - 12:30

Project Financing in the Current Economic and Political Environment: Tips and Traps

• Proven ways of accessing long-term investment capital
• Risk management: how partners should/could share risks
• How to increase projects ability to withstand the crisis
• What are the main steps of the project financing?

12:30 - 12:50

Financing Megaprojects In the Changed Macroeconomic Landscape – The case of STAR Refinery

12:50 - 13:20

Overcoming the Main Challenges of Large-Scale Project Fund Raising

  • View full profile for Elena GolmElena Golm Executive Director, Department of Oil and Gas - Sberbank
  • Andrey Ivanov Director, Oil and Gas, EMEIA Advisory Centre - EY
13:20 - 14:20

Networking Lunch

14:20 - 14:40

Session reserved for FLUOR

14:40 - 15:00

The Use of Innovative Catalysts of the Catalytic Cracking and Hydrogenation processes for Efficient Oil Refining: Practical Experience and Development Perspectives

  • Oleg Vedernikov Head of Business Development, Refining and Petrochemicals - Gazprom-Neft
15:00 - 15:20

The session is reserved for Bashneft-Ufaneftekhim Refinery

15:20 - 15:40

Atyrau Refinery: Reconstruction Projects

15:40 - 16:00

Minimising Risks during All Stages of Capital Projects Execution. Combat the Challenge of Time and Efforts Wasted due to Undiscovered Rework

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee and networking break

16:20 - 16:40

Ukrtatnafta – The Challenges of Today from the Perspective of 50-year History

16:40 - 17:00

Cooperation among Russian and Chinese EPC Companies in the Implementation of Petrochemical Projects in Russia and the CIS

  • View full profile for Sheng JinSheng Jin Deputy Head of International Business Department - SINOPEC
  • Natalya Rzhanitsina Head of International Relations Department, Strategic Business Development Division - Omskneftechimproject

Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Day Two


20th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Wiener Rathauskellerand and 16th Industry Awards

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