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.








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

Really an inspiring conference covering a broad scope of relevant digital topics, such as data management, digital skills and cybersecurity.  The variation between different formats made the day very lively. Well done! Thanks for inviting me as a speaker!

Dorothee Arns

Director General, European Association of Chemical Distributors Fecc

The conference provided an intimate setting to exchange ideas on digital innovation opportunities, challenges and solutions with other downstream leaders

Ann Sun

Vice President, Market Development, Atomiton

I was honoured to moderate the opening panels of the excellent Future Downstream conference, and I must compliment the organizers for the outstanding quality of conference topics and panellists, which ensured we had the best possible panel debates. The outcomes were surprising and extremely helpful for all attendees as they pointed to a new and fast-changing world of BOTH digital and energy transition disruption that will come to define all our jobs in the very near future across the entire downstream sector

Stuart Broadley

Chief Executive Officer, Energy Industries Council

The events are jam packed with content and speakers relevant to exploring the future of the energy sector. It has been a pleasure to share how BakerHughesC3.ai has a strategic role to play in that future, to accelerate Digital Transformation across the Oil & Gas sector

Sak Nayagam

Global Marketing Director, Digital, Baker Hughes

The Future Downstream 2019 conference was a very productive and rich event for collaboration among companies in our industry, to discuss the challenges and share best practices to overcome them when building your Digital Strategy. (...) I look forward for more events like this, bringing real cases and collaboration among corporations to continually address the new challenges ahead of our industry in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

Marcos Abech

Digital Transformation Lead, Braskem

It was a pleasure to deliver the key note, on behalf of Shell, in the Future of Downstream conference. It offered the great insights of where the whole Downstream supply chain is, and the incredible work ahead needed to catch up when it comes to Digital transformation. An effort that will need all value chain leaders involved

Claudia Zuluaga

Principal Digital Product Manager, Shell

Future Downstream hit the mark in terms of industry relevance, a good balance between presentations and the opportunity to interact and network, a great range of speakers, and a number of practical takeaways that can impact business projects today. It was a pleasure to both present and be part of the event.

Rik Irons-Mclean

Chief Architect – Industries, CTO Office, Industry Solutions Group, Cisco Systems


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