About Asian Downstream Summit

Asian Downstream Summit (ADS) is Asia’s most influential oil & gas downstream technology focused event, with a special focus on digital transformation, technological innovations and industry 4.0 in refining, petrochemicals, and chemicals.
ADS has always been at the forefront of the refining and petrochemicals industry, attracting top industry leaders and influencers to share knowledge and learn about the latest technologies and updates. The event continues to be the leading refining and petrochemical conference in the region, and “must attend” event in the industry calendar, providing a niche and high level meeting place for the industry.
Our mission is to bring together top regional operators, decision makers, technology experts & government officials to discuss strategies and best practices for optimising efficiency, increasing margins and achieving operational excellence through technology enablement.
Modern refineries make use of advanced digital automation via utilizing smart devices. Smart devices replace the “ear of a seasoned field operator or technician”. With information about asset health and performance more readily available, refiners can achieve safer and more reliable operations than previously experienced. 
Refineries of the future must adopt and integrate innovations now, rather than take the wait-and-see approach. Prospering in the face of uncertainties often means challenging the status quo.

This regional and internationally acclaimed event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for the downstream oil & gas community.

Whether you would like to deliver a presentation, join a panel, host a roundtable, breakfast, luncheon or cocktail reception, conduct a workshop, showcase your technology or thought leadership or set up private discussions or 1-1 meetings, we have something for everyone.

Asian Downstream Summit 2020, will be co-located with popular ARTC, and together they will host all the major NOCs, IOCs, integrated oil companies, EPC contractors, consultants, financiers, technology providers, digital vendors and service companies all of whom play an active role in the global downstream oil & gas value chain.
About Asian Downstream Summit



  • Embracing the digital enterprise model
  • Connected plant: developing a successful digital business model for operators
  • Digital transformation in manufacturing operations
  • Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Industry 4.0 and the future of manufacturing
  • Blockchain in oil & gas – uses, applications and advantages
  • Margin improvement through IIoT
  • Technologies to enhance connectivity, automate manual tasks and improve decision making
  • Improve process safety and HSE management performance
  • Building an effective cyber resilience strategy and infrastructure to avoid cyber attacks
  • Use advanced software technologies and to enhance operability and efficiency
  • Improving Asset Reliability Maintenance, Asset Integrity
  • VR and Drone Technology
  • Mobile, AR and Wearable Technology
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Process Optimization
  • Digital Twins
  • Disruptive downstream retail Innovations & Technologies
  • Connected Supply Chain
  • Strategies to reduce downtime with real-time analytics


  • The Future of Donwstream Oil & Gas
  • Advances in Refining & Petrochemical Technologies
  • Bottom of Barrel Technologies
  • Latest Trends in Fluid Catalytic Cracking Technology
  • EPC, Projects & Innovations
  • Clean Fuel Technologies & Alternative Fuel Production
  • Shutdowns and Turnarounds
  • Refining-Petchem integration
  • Catalyst technologies
  • Refinery configuration and conversion technologies
  • Crude to Chemicals