23 - 25 October 2018 | Kingdom of Bahrain
Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Under the Patronage His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Prime Minister,
Kingdom of Bahrain

Conference Chairman & Co-Chair

Conference Chairman Suleman A. Al-Bargan Executive Director, Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation,
Saudi Aramco
Conference Co-Chair Jasim Ali Al-Sayegh Chief Executive Officer,
ADNOC Refining

About GDA International Downstream Conference & Exhibition 2018

The GDA Conference is the leading Middle East strategic platform for Downstream professionals to address business challenges, share best practices & unlock potential opportunities through collaboration and partnerships. Striving towards excellence, this forum aims at engaging regional & international stakeholders across the business, academia & technology providers to capitalize on investment, innovation & growth.

This year's theme is "Towards a Competitive Downstream through Innovation, Collaboration and Technology".

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Call for Abstracts is Now Open

The GDA Conference is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts to share best practices and solutions. The Technical Committee will review abstracts using the latest online reviewing and communication tools. Submit your abstract immediately and increase your chance to be a speaker at GDA Conference 2018 and showcase your expertise in front of your peers and industry colleagues.

Steering Committee

Steering Committee Chairman Suleman A. Al-Bargan Executive Director, Domestic Refining & NGL Fractionation,
Saudi Aramco
Steering Committee Member Audah Al Ahmadi Secretary General,
GDA - Gulf Downstream Association
Steering Committee Member Fadhel Alansari General Manager Manufacturing,
Steering Committee Member Fahad Al-Daihani Deputy CEO - MAA Refinery,
Steering Committee Member Faihan Al Faihani Director of Petroleum Policies & Statistics,
Steering Committee Member Dr. Halim Redhwi Vice President,
Dhahran Techno-Valley Company (DTVC)
Steering Committee Member Hashem S Hashem CEO,
Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)
Steering Committee Member Jean Sentenac Chairman & CEO,
Steering Committee Member Metab Al-Shammari General Manager - Petrochemicals,
Steering Committee Member Mohammad Al Naghash President & CEO,
SAMREF - Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Co Ltd
Steering Committee Member Mokhtar Fawaz Vice President, Turbo Machinery Solutions (MENAT),
Baker Hughes, a GE company - BHGE
Steering Committee Member Rebecca Liebert President & CEO,
Honeywell UOP
Steering Committee Member Suleyman M Ozmen Downstream Licensing Vice President,
Shell Global Solutions International B.V. - Main

Technical Committee

Technical Committee Chair Khalid Al Hamid Operations Manager, Ras Tanura Refinery,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Co-Chair Hafedh Al-Qassab General Manager, Refining ,
BAPCO - The Bahrain Petroleum Company
Technical Committee Member Dr. Anissa Bendjeriou Sedjerari Research Scientist,
KAUST Catalysis Center
Technical Committee Member Dr. Basim Abussaud Assistant Professor,
KFUPM - King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals
Technical Committee Member Dr. Hayat Abdulla Yusuf Assistant Professor,
UOB - University of Bahrain
Technical Committee Member Jim Brigman Managing Director,
Ingenero Inc
Technical Committee Member Joseph Ibrahim Technical Services Manager,
Technical Committee Member Nader A. Milibari Refinery Maintenance Reliability & Technical Support Division Head (A) ; Chairperson - Plant Reliability & Integrity,
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Mazen Hendawi Sr. Regional Sales Account Manager - Process Technology & Equipment ,
Honeywell UOP
Technical Committee Member Mohamed Ali Al Haddadi Manager, Corporate Excellence Department,
ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil CO
Technical Committee Member Mohammed Benchekchou Regional Manager MENA,
Shell - Criterion Catalyst Co Ltd
Technical Committee Member Mubarak Al-Mutairi Manager, Technical Services - MAB Refinery,
Technical Committee Member Raj Jhajharia Technical Manager,
GDA - Gulf Downstream Association
Technical Committee Member Saifuddin Sheikh Director Business Consulting Operations,
Technical Committee Member Shaalan Al Zahrani General Manager Technical,
Technical Committee Member Wael Al-Jasem Team Leader, Project Management ; Chairperson - Project Management ,
Technical Committee Member Yaming Jin Science Specialist - Refining Development Team ; Chairperson - Technology ( GDA Stream),
Saudi Aramco
Technical Committee Member Dr. Zainab Ali Mohammed Redha Assistant Professor,
UOB - University of Bahrain


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