Call for Abstracts

14 - 16 September 2021   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Your Opportunity to Speak at the GDA CONFERENCE 2021

Theme: Downstream Turning Points - “Capitalising on Transformation”


28 February 2021



Efforts of downstream industry to  meet customers requirements without compromising the needs of future generations.

  • Environment
  • Reduce , Re-use and Recycle  (Circular Economy)
  • Economics
  • Social
  • Health & Safety

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GDA Conference Resilience


In today’s challenging market conditions for downstream, success of a business lies in its ability to turn challenges into opportunities to capture greater value, and not only to respond to market fluctuations.

  • Flexibility and Competitiveness
  • Asset Reliability and Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Technology Driven Transformation
  • Process Efficiencies
  • Best Practices from outside Oil & Gas Industry

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GDA Conference Disruptors


To thrive in today’s evolving business, companies need to become transformative organizations that are able to pivot quickly as business needs change. 

  • Disruptors within
  • Regulations
  • Energy Transition

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GDA Conference Future Growth


Key factors that influence the future growth of downstream business.

  • Market outlook and industry strategies
  • Bottom of the barrel upgrade
  • Capital efficiencies
  • Downstream integrations
  • Origination and investment (government entities to discuss government support to infrastructure and funding)
  • Funding downstream investments

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GDA Conference Digital Transformation


Integration of digital technology to improve business processes and develop new capabilities to drive performance.

  • Smart Plants (operation and enterprise analytics)
  • Robotics & UAV’s enterprise mobility
  • Blockchain / Cloud 
  • 3D Manufacturing
  • Leveraging data to optimize networks and logistics utilization

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GDA Conference Human Capital


Current challenges and best practices in acquiring and developing talent in downstream.

  • Human Resource Development
  • Digitization & Training
  • Training that Meets Emerging Technologies

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