Panel Discussion - Downstream Growth Challenges and Opportunities
The panel will discuss the future growth of downstream. Members of the panel will share their points of view on the key enablers for a robust growth in this sector. Changes in the demand side will be discussed with special emphasis on how downstream can turn demand changes into opportunities. Supply side will also be covered where panelists will elaborate on the changes in Upstream and how they can be potentially leveraged to make downstream more profitable. Panelists will shed light on the challenges facing downstream growth. In addition to the general theme, the session will zoom into downstream growth in GCC and deliberate the growth potential along with the challenge.
Technical Sessions (Parallel Session)
Digitalization in Downstream Sector
Closing Panel Discussion - Digital Transformation in Downstream
Digital transformation is inevitable for the downstream industry to survive and thrive. It helps to increase plant efficiencies, increase productivity and reduce operating cost by leveraging a plethora of IR4.0 technologies such as AI, Augmented Intelligence, AIoT, ML, VR/MR, Big Data Analytics, and Cloud computing. Such technologies have potential to achieve autonomous plants (self-learning, self-optimizing and self-sustaining). Panelists will share their experience and address the following key-questions facing the downstream industry in their digital transformation journey: -How the new-age technologies be applied in the downstream industries? -What are the business verticals within the downstream industries that can benefit the most? -What are the key challenges, risks and obstacles? How to manage them? -What will be the role of human workforce in such autonomous plants? -What are the best practices for achieving a successful digital transformation?
GDA Raffle Draw