Downstream Minute Announcement

13 - 15 February 2023   |   Exhibition World Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the patronage of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain
GDA Conference Downstream Minute
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A blog connecting the GDA’s Subject Matter Experts to the professionals in downstream, whilst also sharing the latest news and stories from the GDA Conference and Exhibition - the Middle East's most strategic event for decision-makers in downstream.

The way downstream operates is changing every day. It is arguably the fastest emerging industry with a CAGR of 7.3% forecast in the period from 2020 to 2025, with revenues expected to reach USD 20.25 billion by 2025, from USD 15.29 million in 2019 (according to a report published on Market Watch by Industry Research).  It is an exciting time for refiners and big tech providers who have invested in the industry, but the average professional will struggle to understand what digitalisation is capable of if they don't have their finger on the pulse of the industry.

Through the GDA Downstream Minute, our aim is to help you make sense of it all. We intend to cut through all the hype and rhetoric with our breaking news, strategic insights, opinions, and analysis, to bring you stories that matter to engineers and professionals. 

This is why we are dedicated to using our platform to publish fresh, honest and original pieces that explain exactly why what you are reading about matters to you and the industry you work in. We want to publish the kind of articles that could spark a bright idea and remind you why you started reading industry blogs in the first place!

There is a lot going on in the field of downstream. There needs to be an increased focus on the need to align in areas of sustainability, resilience, disrupting technologies, capital efficiencies and, leveraging data to enjoy a promising outlook in the near future.

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We are here to cover all that and more. And while you are here, did you know that:

GDA Conference and Exhibition brings together the entire downstream network, right from decision-makers and policy makers to vendors and consultancies to discuss the future of the downstream business. As the industry becomes more competitive, the need to navigate through a critical period of transformation takes precedence. Elements like margin improvement, sustainability and capitalising on resources become the surviving factor to keep operating profitably. 

We will have more insights to share in the coming days and we want your help. Whether you are a first-time Downstream Minute blog reader, an industry expert who has spoken at our conference or a veteran in the industry, we want your feedback so that we can make the Downstream Minute the best source for oil & gas and petrochemical updates.

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Pamela Nazareth I 1 March, 2020

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About the Organizer: Gulf Downstream Association

The Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) was established by its Founding Companies Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). GDA is a pioneering, non-profit association and “point of reference” for all downstream players including industry professionals, corporate executives and legislators seeking to foster excellence and drive advancement through mutually beneficial engagement and industry collaboration. Read more here

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