Future Downstream

Online | 2-3 March 2021

  • Future Downstream



Future Downstream conference explores how disruption, digitalisation and innovation is shaping the downstream oil and gas sector.  The event will be analysing the challenges and opportunities for the refining and petrochemicals industry with a focus on machine learning, AI, asset life cycle management and performance, supply chain management, data analytics, cyber security and many other aspects of digital transformation.

At Future Downstream you will have the opportunity to meet petrochemical and refinery operators; downstream service companies; downstream automation and digitalisation specialists; technology suppliers and industry associations.

 Future Downstream 2021 Press Release     Post-show Report








Cetin Karakus

Global Head of Quantitative and Analytical Solutions, BP

Noorddin Taj

Technology Strategy, Architecture and Digital Innovation Lead, BP

Michael Lewis

Cybersecurity and Technology Planner, Chevron

Richard Zhang

Software Product Development Lead, Shell Hydrogen

Marijn Bezuijen

Asset Artificial Intelligence Business Opportunity Manager, Shell

Fadhlan Nik Abdul Aziz

Head of Innovation, PETRONAS

Bob Maughon

EVP Sustainability, Technology and Innovation, CTO & CSO, SABIC

Udayan Vyas

Emerging Technology Strategist, Chevron

Future Downstream Attendee Testimonials

It has been a pleasure to participate as a speaker at Future Downstream, there are few events that discuss in such depth the future challenges of the industry and do it integrating different points of view through the main companies in the sector. Undoubtedly, events like this will help us continue to evolve as an industry

David Barreales Garcia

Head of Capabilities and Change Management, Digital Tranformation, CEPSA S.A.U

This year’s Future Downstream was a good mixture of international operators, contractors, consultants, and suppliers.  Useful case studies were presented to help identify successful solutions to typical Downstream industry challenges.  The various panels were also very informative with good moderators and very experienced panellists.  The diversity of experience, knowledge, and lessons learned presented by speakers were very helpful to attendees solving their own industry challenges.  And this information is also helpful to other industries like Upstream and Renewables. This is one of the reasons I always enjoy these Cavendish Group Future events.

David Hartell

Managing Director, Stellae Energy Ltd

Was an outstanding event, the main challenges of the downstream industry was discussed in high level and some important trends and solutions was presented by experienced professionals, a really great event which contribute to build a most sustainable and efficient downstream sector

Marcio Wagner da Silva

Process Engineer and Project Manager, Petrobras

Well organized, informative, and the topics selected steered a lot of interest from the downstream industry players.  The quality of the presentations and panel discussions were well put together by both organizers and the participants. Looking forward to similar events in the future

Karthick Srinivasan

Senior Director Digital and Business Transformation, Delek Holdings US

Having worked my entire career in upstream I was surprised to be asked to present at the Future of Downstream, and almost turned down the invitation. I am glad I didn’t. Participating reinforced to me that digital transformation is agnostic to segment, or even to industry; especially on topics of leadership, benefits, lessons, investors, skillsets and business outcomes. Providing varying perspectives and opinions is what makes conferences like this so valuable for everyone’s growth and development

Ben Randell

Product Line Manager, Chevron

I really enjoyed my participation in the Future Downstream event representing SABIC.  This was an excellent opportunity to engage with leaders across the industry to discuss key transformations we are facing across the sustainability, digitalization, and innovation needs and priorities, to share best practices, and as well to learn from each other on how we are approaching the challenges we face

Bob Maughon

EVP Sustainability, Technology and Innovation, CTO & CSO, SABIC

Within a very busy schedule, I am glad to have made space for the Future Downstream event. I gained a lot of useful insight from the event and found the quality of the presenters and materials very good. I’m glad to have been able to participate in the event.

Matthew Hager

VP Digital Manufacturing – Innovation & Engineering Organisation, bp


What experts attending our events say about disruptive technology in oil and gas:

"How we see digital in Total is not just a matter of getting ahead of the competition, it is a matter of survival."
Thierry Adolph, Digital Officer Industry, Total

“Data is the new oil, it is going to be the key ingredient in the fourth industrial revolution.”
Ruptesh Pattanayak, Director Industry Solutions - Manufacturing & Resources Sector (UK), Microsoft

“We do see digital as the main area of transformation of our business. Cloud is the big gamechanger.”
Blaine Tookey, Technology Principal – Digital Innovation Organisation, BP