Call for Abstracts

31 May - 02 June 2022   |   Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of the Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of the Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

Your Opportunity to Speak at the GDA CONFERENCE 2022

Theme: Downstream Turning Points - “Capitalising on Transformation”




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

  • Economics​
  • Environment​
  • Health & Safety​
  • Reduce, Re-use and Recycle (Circular Economy)​
  • Social​
  • ESG in light of COVID-19

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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.

  • Asset Reliability and Management​
  • Best Practices from outside Oil & Gas industry​
  • Business Transformation​
  • Flexibility and Competitiveness​ in Design and Operation
  • Process Efficiencies​
  • Technology Driven Transformation​
  • New methods of Cost Optimisation
  • Repurposing Stranded Assets

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GDA Conference Disruptors


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

  • Disrupters within and without
  • Energy Transition​ 
  • Regulations​
  • COVID-19, Challenges and Opportunities

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GDA Conference Future Growth


Key factors that influence the future growth of downstream business.

  • Future of Refining
  • Downstream integrations​
  • Capital efficiencies​
  • Funding Downstream investments​
  • Market outlook and industry strategies
  • Origination and investment (government entities to discuss government support to infrastructure and funding)​

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GDA Conference Digital Transformation


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

  • 3D Manufacturing​
  • Blockchain / Cloud​
  • Leveraging data to optimise networks and logistics utilisation​
  • Robotics & UAV’s enterprise mobility​
  • Smart Plants (operation and enterprise analytics)​
  • Data Science Technology (AI, IoT, ML)

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GDA Conference Human Capital


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

  • Digitisation & Training​
  • Human Resource Development​
  • Training that Meets Emerging Technologies​
  • Post COVID-19 Workforce Design 
  • Virtual Organisations in view of COVID-19 in the Downstream Sector

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