Our Customer Testimonials

"A really high value combination of an informative conference and ample opportunity for networking and making new contacts"

- Michael Brown, Senior Director, Delta Energy & Environment

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"With too many conferences in this area, World Refining Association delivers the most interactive, exciting and informative meetings. I had a great time and it was time well spent.”

- Mohammed Ahmad Husain, Deputy Managing Director, Planning and Gas, Kuwait Oil Company

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"We greatly recognise the importance of the WRA. They provide a much needed opportunity for top level industry executives to meet and exchange information concerning the region's oil and gas related matters.”

- Sultan Al Mehairi, Director, Marketing and Refining, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

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"The technical quality of this conference was excellent, which is why I will continue to send my team to the WRA's series of Middle East conferences. Keep up the great work!"

- Abdulaziz Al Saleh, General Supervisor, South Ghawar Engineering Division, Saudi Aramco

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"The World Refining Association organises some of the most respected and influential Russian & CIS focused oil and gas events in the market. I am a regular attendee and know my time is always well spent at one of their conferences."

- Valery Ezhov, General Director, Komsomolsk Refinery, Rosneft

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Europe

“I found the conference extremely fascinating and would be more than happy to join you next year in Vienna”
Nicholas Valanides , CFO, Natural Gas Public Company of Cyprus (DEFA)

“The European Gas Conference is a not-to-be-missed event for anyone interested in gas”.
Geoffroy Hurreau, General Secretary, CEDIGAZ

“An interesting, well organized and extremely interactive gathering in which industry’s experts and other institutions’ representatives discussed current challenges and prospects of the European gas”.
Spiros Paleoyannis, Vice Chairman & Deputy CEO, PUBLIC GAS CORPORATION OF GREECE S.A.

“Excellent organisation, excellent speakers, excellent networking opportunity which all encouraged high quality debate.”
Nigel Sisman, Business Advisor, ENTSOG

“The conference is important for the region, to share and exchange views on the European Gas market as one of major players in global gas trade movement. The whole organizing and arranging of the conference was brilliant”
Mehrdad Feizi -Gas Transportation Analyst - GECF

“The conference has been a great opportunity to take part in debates of rare excellence in the gas industry. Also the wide expertise of the delegates is quite unique merit of the EU Gas Conference”.
Riccardo Rossi, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd

“The conference provides a great insight into the European region, where gas opportunities develop most dynamic – the Central and Eastern Europe“
David Viduna, Head of long term origination, CEZ

“In over 15 years of presenting, chairing and attending similar events in Europe and beyond, this event has to rate amongst the leaders in the class. I was particularly impressed by the quality, range and depth of speakers and participating delegates.”
Suzanne Rab, Partner, King & Spalding

“Perhaps the most European and infrastructure development focussed gas conference with speakers and delegates from Norway to Spain all the way to the Middle East”
Søren Juel Hansen, Head of Infrastructure, Energinet.dk

“The EGC stands out when it comes to content and professionalism. At other conferences we’re still having to advocate the use of natural gas, but the EGC is one step ahead. The EGC deepens the discussion, moving from the why to the how we are going to achieve the energy mix of the future”
Paul Van Gelder, CEO, Gasunie

“Held where the European Gas heart beats, the 2014 European Gas Conference combines a wide range of strategic issues with a high level of participation to truly analyse the future role for gas in Europe: today's situation is critical.”
François-Régis Mouton, Chairman, GasNaturally

“The European Gas Conference is the premier annual event for developments in the Central and Eastern European gas industries”.
Prof. Jonathan Stern, Chairman and Senior Research Fellow Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford institute for Energy Studies

“Every year an eye-opener.”
Herik S.C., Business Development Manager, IFL Consulting Engineers

"Very good conference, with perfect presenters showing the opportunities and challenges facing the refining and petrochemical industry in the CEE region."
Thijs van Es, Senior Director, Technology, CB&I

"The conference addressed all the relevant topics and gathered very competent speakers from the industry, providing a perfect discussion platform to address the pressing issues in the CEE refining and petchem industry. I have personally benefited greatly from the conference and look forward to its 17th edition next year!"
Arsenije Dusanic, Energy Market Analyst, JBC Energy

"Very good opportunity to continue to promote our brand."
Philip Morris, Global Refining and Fuels Marketing Manager, Air Products

"Well organised conference with relaxing atmosphere and efficient networking, impressive and unmatched!"
Sun Liang, Business Manager, Sinopec

"3rd time attending this event - keep going! We've started to be an informal community and able to support each other."
Janusz Kertynski, Chemistry – Energy Market Segment Coordinator, Linde Gas Division

"3 X Fantastic: Fantastic organisation, Fantastic place, Fantastic atmosphere. Thank You!"
W. J Kowalcyk, Grupa Lotos

"The conference was extremely well organised and provided a great deal of interesting information on current refining petrochemical and environmental issues."
Jan Tesarik, Director, Business Development, CB&I

"Excellent networking opportunities and a chance to gain greater exposure to regional market trends and technologies"
Richard Mathers, UOP

"A very well organised event! Many actual topics were covered using excellent presentations delivering skills, a challenging future for refiners and networking options."
Alfred Leodolter, OMV Petrom

"Lots of valuable contacts made."
Jochem Staiger, ‎Lead Water Solutions, Siemens

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Africa

I was Extremely satisfied with the North Africa Oil & Gas Summit. I found the event to be well organized with high level attendants that were relevant to my business. It was easy to network and the information provided was up-to-date and interactive.”
Pickard Trepess, Marketing Manager, Sintex Minerals

“We are firmly dedicated to exploration in North Africa and as such, we need to seek good opportunities to network with peers on the issues facing us. By sponsoring the event, we felt that we would attract attendees to have a good word with us.”
Mike Hoffmann, Exploration Manager, Anadarko Petroleum

“The summit was very well organised, full of good presentations and discussions. Personally this summit gave me the chance to know more about what the major activities are in the North Africa oil and gas industry and how our neighbours are running their business.”
Operations Manager, Waha Oil Company

“I can certainly say the North Africa Oil & Gas Summit was a success for us. We had a high volume of meetings off the back of it, actually the highest in 3 to 4 years and this is why it wasn’t a hard decision to decide to sponsor again”
Vasco Felix, Area Manager, Africa, Packers Plus Energy Services

“Please let me once again stress how much I enjoyed the conference and how much I was delighted to be a part of it.”
Energy Analyst, JBC Energy

“How can you be in North Africa and not be part of the North Africa Oil & Gas Summit? It’s our chance to get together… we’ve got people from Tunisia, Libya,Egypt, Algeria and Mauritania”
David Latin, Senior Vice President North Africa and Offshore, OMV

“One of the most interesting moments was meeting old colleagues from Libyan NOC, and other oil companies. The speakers’ topics were relevant to the moment and complemented each other.”
Deputy Takreer Research Centre Manager, ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY

“The summit was very rewarding, many meetings were made and it allowed us to get in touch with companies we did not know”
Head of Monitoring and Optimisation,SONATRACH

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Russia

"Good mix of topics useful to improve business with Russian partners"
Pierre Besse, BUREAU VERITAS

"Thank you for a unique chance to learn about latest challenges and future prospects of shelf development in Russia".
Valentina Boytsova, MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

"The conference is invaluable considering the scale of projects on the Russian shelf".
Damir Valyeev, GAZPROM BURENIE

"It is a fair discussion on critical problems of oil & gas industry in Russia and rest of the world"
Gurban Veliev, WEATHERFORD LLC.

"This event is an excellent platform for meeting and networking with both future and current partners, as well as for sharing views on the offshore exploration challenges»
Alexander Melnik, Chief of Development Department, ROSNEFT-SAKHALINNIPIMORNEFT

"This extremely informative event considers topical issues and provides useful hands-on case studies. Not only have we applied solutions discussed here to our work in the Arctic part of Russia, but also are planning to use them in our future activities"
Valery Vygovskoy, Head of Department, GAZPROM NEFT SHELF

"Thank you for this excellent opportunity to meet with key players in the Russian offshore oil & gas industry. This has been very useful days"
Tor Smestad, Vice-President, AKER SOLUTIONS MOSCOW

"A very well organized conference with excellent opportunities for networking and making new business relations. My first time here and I will certainly attend the next Russia Offshore conference. All in all it was a very positive experience"
Antoni Vike Danielsen, Sales Manager, Offshore & Specialized Vessels, STX NORWAY OFFSHORE AS

"Very informative and presented very good networking opportunities"
Gregory Flint, Regional Marine Manager, GAC MARINE

"Very good event, very well organized and well attended"
Mikhail Gelfgat, Research and Development Director, WEATHERFORD

"Good event to collaborate about offshore projects"
Andrey Zozulya, Sales & Marketing Geomarket Manager, SCHLUMBERGER

"The Russia Offshore Meeting is a good instrument to assess development of the offshore industry in Russia, reflecting the state of the latest achievements of the world offshore society, showing potential of using such in the upcoming Russian projects"
Inna Lindgren, Sales Support Manager, GE OIL & GAS, DRILLING & PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

"Good organisation. Excellent presentations”
Vladimir Skepko, Caspian energy

"Great platform for discussion with all major players of offshore development in Russia. Great organisation on-site"
Evgeniy Shakirov, Director, Intratool

"Oil Spill prevention focus day is organised on an outstanding level. We hardly see such an engaging and well-thought programmes. Great! Special thanks to Alexandra for professional approach".
Evgeniya Belyakova, Head Researcher, Greenpeace

"An interesting downstream conference that brings tangible results".
Dmitry Bezrodniy, Head of Department, Lukoil-engineering

"Good overview of offshore activities in Russia O&G industry, great networking opportunities"
Michel Bonte, Vice President Business Development Russia / Caspian & Black Sea Areas, Bluewater Energy Services

"This is the must attend event in my calendar."
Vladimir Baibursky, Vice President, OAO SIBUR HOLDING

"I am a regular attendee and know my time is always well spent at one of their conferences."
Valery Ezhov, General Director, KOMSOMOLSK REFINERY, ROSNEFT

"It was a very special event perfectly organized in a great place. I enjoyed the presentations and indepth discussions with key clients during the conference.”
Vassili Rybkin, Regional Director, UOP, A HONEYWELL COMPANY

“I have participated in a number of World Refining Association conferences over the years and have always found their events, highly topical, highly professional and very well attended."
Vyacheslav Yakushev, General Director, NAFTAN REFINERY

"A fantastic opportunity to meet colleagues from the Russian & CIS refining industry"
Nikolai Azarov, 1st Deputy General Director, ZAO SEVERODONETSK ORGKHIM

"Thank you for the invitation. It is a wonderfully organized event."
David Fletcher, Licensing Manager, EXXON MOBIL

"An excellent well organized event."
Roger Swindell, Director of Commercial Operations, FOSTER WHEELER

"Highly informative conference and a good chance for interacting with key players in this field."
Steve Wake, Business Development Manager, SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

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Asia

“Great event, fantastic networking, inspiring speakers” – Claus Nehmzow, Digital Innovation Organisation, BP Singapore Pte Ltd

“The last two days have been a very productive and enlightening one for me. I’ve discovered many other technologies available that could help my refinery to achieve higher degree of reliability” - Virjil Q. Aycocho, Reliability Manager, Petron Corporation

“It is fascinating to see how digital transformation has begun not only in the B-to-C sector but even B-to-IS industry sector such as oil and gas. I’m looking forward to seeing further digital trends emerging in this sector in 2017 and see how does it change the business environment around the companies in this industry!” – Charles Nie, Director of E-business and Supply Chan Optimization, Covestro HK Ltd

“The 1-to-1 business meeting platforum provided the opportunity to explore 3D training for BP Tangguh. Real interest in SPIE O&G and training approach and willing to export our Thai Shell Lube oil maintenance contract in Singapore. This platform is a real plus for networking and meeting the right person” - Gilles Lonqueu, Business Development & Technical Manager, SPIE Oil & Gas Services Asp Sdn Bhd

“Very good, learnt a lot from other Asian companies” – Santosh Shrigadi, Technologist, Reliance

“It’s a great place to get the current and upcoming trends of the industry” – P N Selva, Principal Engineer, Singapore Refining Company

“Representatives from PTT Global Chemical Public Co. attended a full demo at our booth, showed a lot of interest and asked many questions.” - Hamid Chehade, Founder and CEO, Princeps

“It has been a good 2 days and relevant to today’s issues in HPI” – Kishor Dongaonkar, VP of Process Automation, Reliance Industries Ltd

“Excellent sharing by end users and authentic details from service providers. Great events to bring both parties together” – Pappu Sundaramoorty, Engineering Manager, Shell

“The event was well organized and we could see participation of more people relevant to the industry.  This is probably because of the good selection of papers presented.  Keep it up.” – Yeoh Soon Teong, Local Business Unit Manager, Measurement & Analytics, ABB PTE LTD

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