• We're delighted to announce YPF as Host Partner this year
  • LARTC 2017 is taking place in Buenos Aires with YPF as Host Partner
  • The first look agenda is now out!
  • LARTC 2017 is officially supported by the Ministerio de Energía y Minería de la Nación
  • 2 new speakers from International Finance Corporation confirmed
  • Delighted to have Mr Carlos Alfonsi, Executive Vice-President Downstream of YPF confirmed for the Keynote Address
Submit your papers for LARTC 2017

Deadline: Thursday 13th April

Download the Submission Form here


The World Refining Association is pleased to announce that the call for papers for LARTC 2017 is now open.

Why should you present your paper?

  • Position yourself and your company as thought-leaders of the industry, demonstrating your technological expertise.
  • Present in front of an audience composed of senior representatives of refineries, NOCs, and IOCs from across the whole Latin American region, all looking for the next technological solution to the challenges they’re facing.
  • Presenting a paper gives you the opportunity to connect with stakeholders and form partnerships that will advance the region’s downstream industry.

The topics will be graded by our esteemed Advisory Board made up of industry experts from across the region.

Acceptance criteria will be on originality and technical innovation. Preference will be given to papers outlining case studies and actual operating experience. Papers from supply companies that are co-authored with operating companies will also be given preference.

Read more about abstract guidelines here.

We are accepting abstracts in the following areas:


  • Feedstock Challenges
  • Sustainability – Energy Efficiency – Energy Management
  • Petrochemicals
  • Transport and Storage
  • Processes and technology
  • Digital technology
  • Biofuels

See the full list of topics here.

Download the Submission Form here and send it completed to Esme on

In order to meet the conference-planning timetable and to ensure submission to the Advisory Board, abstracts must be submitted by Thursday 13th April.


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LARTC Call for Papers - Advisory Board meeting
Call for papers
Deadline extended to Thursday 13th April