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20 - 22 October 2020   |   Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre
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 International downstream conference & exhibition 2020

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Theme: Downstream Turning Points - “Capitalizing on Transformation”



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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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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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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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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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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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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GDA 2020 Abstract Review Process

The abstract review group consisting of Technical Committee Members will undertake a review of all abstracts and provisionally allocate acceptable ones into a draft program for Technical Committee Chairman’s consideration.

Posters are a separate category when uploading an abstract. The submitter will have to choose if he is submitting his abstract either for an oral presentation or a poster presentation. Read more

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