What's new in 2019?

Fully focused digital agenda: Asian Downstream Summit agenda will be revamped to a full-fledged focus on “digital transformation” and “Industry 4.0” and divided into 3 tracks:

1.      Digital Innovations, Manufacturing & Automation

2.      Achieving Operational Excellence (NEW!)

3.      Downstream Retail Industry Trends (NEW!)


+ Restructuring and refreshing the technical streams keeping up with latest trends with key topics including:

1.      Improve process safety and HSE management performance (NEW!)

2.      Predictive maintenance and turnaround excellence

3.      Manufacturing Process Optimisation

4.      Asset Optimization & Asset Integrity (NEW!)

5.      Digital Technology Applications & Analytics


+ Heavy focus on digitalisation in petrochemical and specialty chemicals 

+ Morning Plenary Session on the growing importance of “Cybersecurity” in oil & gas – understanding the growing importance of cybersecurity in oil & gas

+ Focus on “safety” with 5 presentations & case studies on this key topic highlighting the importance of safety and technology applications to improve safety and HSE management performance 

+ Launch of dedicated track on "Downstream Retail Industry Trends" focusing on key sessions by popular demand from our attendees including:

1.      Retail Automation

2.      Retail Operation Integration

3.      Building a digital supply chain network to enhance operational agility

4.      Disruptive downstream retail Innovations & Technologies


  + Focus on Automation – Technical and forward looking sessions with a heavy focus on robotics, automation, industry 4.0

  + More participation from China, Japan, India, Korea & Middle East while maintaining the usual ASEAN delegation

  + PODs are here to stay! – From booths to PODs – “open faced” PODs for a better flow and to create a better overall experience for both exhibitors and attendee

  + 1-on-1 private business matching platform – maximize your ROI from the event by meeting with key business associates in pre-arranged meetings. Over 150+ meetings were pre-arranged at ADS2018 and we expect over 300 pre-arranged meetings at the 2019 event!


    + Digitalisation best practices and case studies - from refinery, chemical and specialty chemical plants


    + Panel sessions on topics like Automation, IIoT, Refinery of the Future & Strategies to stay competitive in 2019 and beyond