Senior Minister of State of Singapore to join Asian Downstream Summit 2019
Oct 15, 2019

SINGAPORE --( ASIA TODAY )-- Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry of Singapore, will participate as Guest of Honour at the upcoming Asian Downstream Summit co-located with Refining & Petrochemicals Asia taking place on 30 – 31 October 2019 in Singapore, as a part of Singapore International Energy Week.

Dr Koh Poh Koon will grace the event and announce the winners of the Asian Downstream Summit Awards of Excellence, which will be held during the main conference plenary. It is the most prominent awards ceremony for refining & petrochemicals in the Asia Pacific industry calendar, representing a benchmark of excellence for those working in the oil & gas industry.

The award categories are included as below along with finalist posters that will also be displayed at the Exhibition Hall:

• Best Digital Transformation Programme (Operator – refinery, petrochemical, chemicals)
• Innovations in Oil & Gas Digital Technology
• Young Engineer Award

"The Asian Downstream Summit Awards program honours and recognizes industry visionaries and companies who have showcased outstanding performance and innovative technologies. These people and their organizations are enabling the market to become ever increasingly efficient through technological development”, says Tanushree Mulraj, Director of Conferences at World Refining Association Asia.

As the anchor oil and gas event during Singapore International Energy Week, hosted by the Energy Market Authority, the event is able to offer unprecedented and unparalleled opportunities to connect and do business with key regional downstream stakeholders.


The agenda is specially crafted to incorporate a focus on key refining & petrochemical technologies, becoming the main regional event to delve deeply into exploring how these technologies can transform plant operations.

Sessions will address the most critical issues surrounding the evolving downstream oil & gas landscape including the new energy transition.

Key themes for 2019 include:
• Outlining a digital plant
• Application of Artificial Intelligence in downstream industries
• Achieving HSE Excellence through Digital Enablers
• Digitalization driving turnaround and plant based project excellence
• Advances in Refining & Petrochemical Technologies
• New technologies to reduce downtime and increase the profitability of production plants
• Challenges in project execution and management
• Leveraging Technology Know-how to Lower Plant Capex
• Developing a successful digital business model for operators
• Utilising Big Data analytics for optimal performance & cost savings: investing, strategy & implementation
• Smart Fueling Solution with Integrated Logistic & Transportation System
• Refinery of the future
• Latest Trends in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Technology
• Clean Fuel Technologies & Alternative Fuel Production
• Blockchain in downstream oil & gas


Top industry leaders and influencers will discuss latest innovations and developments and will bring attention to key perspectives in the industry. They will tackle pertinent topics such as artificial intelligence in downstream oil and gas, advances in refining & petrochemcical technologies, Big Data, production optimisation, health and safety and Challenges in project execution and management.

Notable industry speaker include:
1. Dr. Chan Tuck Leong, Head – Digital Accelerator, Downstream, Petronas, Malaysia
2. Richard Chatterton, Head of Oil Research, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Singapore
3. Pak Daniel Purba, SVP Corporate Strategic Planning & Development, Pertamina, Indonesia
4. Giacomo Silvestri, Digital Strategy & Innovation Lead, ENI, Italy
5. Sanjeev Mullick, Vice President, APJ, Aspen Technology, Singapore
6. Jon Allwood, Global Consulting Director, KBC (A Yokogawa Company), Singapore
7. Senthil Ramani, Managing Director, Head of Digital and Consulting Business, Resources industries, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East, Accenture
8. Dr Antonio Feraco, Managing Consultant – Industrie 4.0, TÜV SÜD Asia Pacific, Singapore
9. Joerg Theis, Head of Energy Industries, Asia ABB
10. Tibor Komróczki, Head of Process Information & Automation, Downstream, MOL, Hungary
11. Atik Suvittham, Lead Digital Manufacturing Engineer, Process Technology Center, SCG Chemicals Co, Thailand
12. Simon Rogers, Vice President, Advanced Solutions Business, Yokogawa, Jap
13. Fuad Al-Ansari, Vice President, Information Technology, Information Technology Division, ADNOC, UAE
14. Halil Celikkaya, Production Management Office Supervisor, Petkim Petrokimya, Turkey
15. Rudy Radjab, President Director, PT Kreasindo Resources Indonesia, Indonesia
16. Robert Torgerson, Director of Technology, WIKA Group, USA
17. Bradley G. Houk, Senior Engineering Advisor & Open Process Automation Project Manager, ExxonMobil, USA
18. Suhas Japtiwale, Asst. Vice President, Refining & Petrochemicals Business, Reliance Industries Limited, India
19. Dr. Madhukar Garg, President – Refining & Petchem R&D, Reliance Industries Limited, India


Asian Downstream Summit will also feature workshops, running simultaneously to the conference sessions and an interactive exhibition by leading technology experts. A purpose-built technical theatre on the exhibition floor will provide technology companies with the opportunity to host expert talks showcasing their latest innovations.

Conference delegates will have the opportunity to pre set-up meetings using our special networking application and also take part in an interactive Q&A during conference sessions using our multiple response program.

“Asian Downstream Summit gave us very useful information and showcased digital technologies, while also offering exceptional networking opportunities. Come and see with your own eyes”. SRISURANG PONGPAWE, Lead Engineer - Digital Manufacturing, SCG Chemicals, Thailand

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The 12th Asian Downstream Summit is the region’s largest event for the refining, petrochemical & chemicals industries. As one of the world’s largest downstream-focused events, Asian Downstream Summit is an ideal platform for networking, seeking partnerships, and learning the latest technologies.

Event dates and location:
Conference: 30th – 31st October 2019
Location: Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore
Event website:

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