Agenda at a Glance

Tuesday 16th October: Dupont Workshop

Wednesday 17th & 18th October: Main LARTC Conference

Friday 19th October: Aconcagua Refinery site visit

Workshop Day – Tuesday 16th October

DuPont Workshop

IsoTherming.  Innovative Technology Solution for Distillate and FCC Upgrading

Welcome Drinks Reception

Day 1 – Wednesday 17th October

Morning Keynote Plenary
Responding to New Energy and Market Realities

Chairman: Daniel Monzón, Partner, Arthur D. Little 

Ministerial Keynote Opening Address
The Energy Sector’s Role in Driving Forward Chile’s Economy

Keynote Address
Chile’s Downstream Industry – The Road to Energy Integration

Keynote Leaders Panel
Driving LATAM Growth and Competitiveness in a Global Downstream Marketplace

Luis Manriquez, Downstream Director, ENAP 
Ignacio Millan, Strategy and Planning Downstream Director, YPF
Cesar Gerra, Business Director Latin America, Braskem

Speed networking
Networking coffee break

In Conversation with
Driving Downstream Investment in the Transition Towards Cleaner Energy

2020 Bunker Regulations and Latin America Refining Strategies

Eyra Salazar, Senior consultant, Downstream Advisors

The BIG Debate
IMO MARPOL – Is There a Future Market For Fuel Oil in LatAm?

Francisco Peralta, Planning and Management Director , ENAP

Keynote Petrochemical Panel
Domestically Produced vs Imported Petrochemicals – What are the Business Opportunities For LATAM

Cesar Guerra, Business Director Latin America, Braskem
Juan Pablo Ceballos, Supply Chain Manager, Petroquimica Cuyo


Technical Streams

Stream A: Refinery Configuration, Conversion and Integration Technologies
Stream B: Process Automation Optimisation & Design

Networking Coffee-Break

Interactive Roundtable Sessions
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  1. Overcoming Challenges of Compatibility Between Argentinian Shale Oil and Conventional Oil Blends – Américo Apóstolo, Commercial Director, Dorf Ketal
  2. Impacto de las innovaciones tecnológicas DIGITALES en la Confiabilidad del Talento humano para Organizaciones de Refinación exitosas – Victor Leal,Operational Efficiency Director, PDVSA
  3. The Digital Refinery

Networking Drinks Reception
Rising Stars
A Celebration of Young Talent in LATAM Downstream’s Indusry

Day 2 – Thursday 18th October

The Journey to Excellence
LATAM Refining Outlook – How is the Industry Performing?

Technology Trend Setters Panel
Operational Excellence Technology Enablers

Gustavo Cienfuegos, Regional Refining Director, Haldor Topsoe 

The Plant of the Future – Digital Technologies For Smart Operations

Mariano Bertaina, Technical Director, Axion 
Maximiliano Falla, Gerente de Subface,Refineria Talara, Petroperu 
Victor Leal, Operational Efficiency Director, PDVSA 
Esteban Villaseca, Information Technology Director, ENAP

Networking Coffee Break

Technical Streams
Stream A: Digital Technologies
Stream B: Operational Excellence – Margin Improvements

Networking Lunch

Technical Streams
Stream A: Catalysts Advances
Stream B: Operational Excellence – Crudes Optimization

Networking Coffee Break

Case Study
The Talara Refinery Story

Case Study
Pemex Tula project

Projects and Future Prospects – Project Panel
Project Prospects, Execution and Delivery

Wrap-Up Panel
The Future of the Latin American Downstream Industry

Victor Leal, Operational Efficiency Director, PDVSA
Luis Manriquez, Downstream Director, ENAP
Cesar Guerra, Business Director Latin America, Braskem
Ezequiel Mora, Director Universidad Ecopetrol, Ecopetrol

Closing Remarks & Close of LARTC 2018

Refinery Site Visit – Friday 19th October

Site visit to ENAP’s Aconcagua Refinery

More information to follow. If you’d like to attend this site visit, please make sure you indicate that as you register to attend the main event.