The most comprehensive and only dedicated annual conference for Latin America’s refining and petrochemical industries

16th – 19th October 2018 | Intercontinental Santiago, Chile

Taking place in October 2018 in Santiago de Chile, we’re delighted to have the full support of ENAP as our Host Partner.

The refining and petrochemical industries in Latin America are rapidly growing, adapting and transforming to meet domestic demand for cleaner and more efficient fuels.

Under pressure by very nature as net importers, LatAm faces further pressure from fierce competition from the Gulf of Mexico, and the need to increase the international appetite for investment to enable the region to succeed in its quest to become more efficient, competitive and sustainable.

LARTC is the single largest gathering of Latin America’s refining and petrochemical leaders. With two days of multi streamed strategic and technical content addressing the innovations and technologies specifically relevant to the needs of Latin America’s refineries and plants.


Host Partner

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Highlights of LARTC 2017 in Buenos Aires

Following your feedback, we formulated better relationships with the region’s stakeholders which resulted in 51 attendees from Pemex, Braskem Idesa, Refidomsa, PDVSA attending the 3 days!

And as result of a successful event in 2016:

  • 90% of our partners have already secured their place once again for 2017
  • Our customer satisfaction score more than tripled
  • 72% of attendees rated LARTC an 8/10 or higher
  • 46% of our attendees were refiners and petrochemical producers of the region

Here are some of them:


Back in 2016, we conducted in-depth research with customers past and present of LARTC. We found that whilst the content of the event remained superior to other events, our customers were looking for new and varied formats to network with a larger delegation of the region’s stakeholders.

‘In-Person’ Advisory Boards 

By evolving the Advisory Boards to be “In-Person”, we are a creating a platform for open dialogue between the regions’ stakeholders, where in-depth conversations establish the themes that LARTC should take on for 2017, ensuring that the most pressing challenges will be addressed.

This approach to creating event agendas is unique to the World Refining Association.

Speed Networking

Speed networking ensures you don’t miss out on that vital introduction.

There will be see a series of tables with red and green envelopes. Please stand behind either a green or a red envelope. When the bell rings, you have 3 minutes to network and swap business cards with others at your table. After 3 minutes gather your new business cards.

1-2-1 Partnering

To ensure you get help you get the most value out of an event and to make sure you are meeting the right people, we can offer you exclusive 1-2-1 partnering sessions.

In the lead up to the event you will be assigned a dedicated Networking Manager who will contact you to review the delegate list and determine which companies you want to meet.

See who is on the LARTC 2017 Advisory Board here
See the key takeaways form the meeting here

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We facilitate knowledge sharing and nurturing of business partnerships within the oil and gas sector. We do so by providing face-to-face opportunities to network including conferences, exhibitions and networking evenings; independent analysis and creation of industry reports and webinars. We create events that matter.


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