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IRPC '12: India chosen as site for 2013 conference

06.14.2012  |  Ben DuBose,  Hydrocarbon Processing, 

The 2013 version of the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) will be held in New Delhi, India, event organizers confirmed on Thursday. Gulf Publishing Company has organized the annual hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) event since 2010.


By Ben DuBose
Online Editor

VIDEO: See on-site interview with Gulf CEO John Royall

MILAN, Italy -- The 2013 version of the annual International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) will be held in New Delhi, India, event organizers confirmed on Thursday.

Specific site and host details have yet to be finalized, according to Gulf Publishing Company CEO John Royall. However, the event is certain to head to India for the first time, he said.

Gulf has organized the annual hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) event since 2010.

“The idea is to put together the number one technical forum in the world for professionals in the downstream industry,” said Royall.

“This year’s program is the best we’ve ever put together, and with that we’ve drawn teams from around the world,” he said.

The 2012 edition of IRPC, held in Milan, was the most successful year yet for the conference.

Over 500 attendees were confirmed for the three-day event, where over 40 presentations were given and more than 40 sponsors and exhibitors set up information booths.

Special focus was given to heavy oil conversion techniques, a particularly relevant theme given the recent changes in crude supply dynamics, said Royall.

Many attendees were also given an exclusive tour of eni’s nearby Sannazzaro de’ Burgondi refinery, where the company’s EST (eni slurry technology) project is near completion.

““That was very, very well received because it is a groundbreaking technology that creates a lot of efficiencies and cost-savings for refiners,” said Royall.

“A lot of these refiners around the world found it to be a very exciting day seeing this new technology put into place by eni.”

The first IRPC was held in Rome during 2010 with roughly 300 attendees. The event moved to Singapore in 2011 before returning to Italy this year at Milan’s MiCo Milano Congressi center.

For more IRPC 2012 coverage, visit the HPInformer blog or the event website.

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Parama Ghosh

Dear Organiser,

Its's our Pleasure to hear that the prestigious event is happening in India. On behalf of TBi, I request you to give us an oppurtunity to showcase our Various Event Management & PCO services for the event.

WE have experienced team of handling Conference of Truely International Standard.

Thanks & Regards,
Parama Ghosh

Soumendra k Dhal ( Ex Indian Air Force)

It's our pleasure that the IRPC will be held in New Delhi 2013. Contact us for A- Z services for your conferences. We at Soumya Events Provide all the services starting from Registration to Thanking letters ( after the conference).

Months from October to March are the best months to organize conferences here in New Delhi.

We are ready to welcome you in New Delhi with a promise of providing all the services for your event with affordable charges.

With regards & best wishes

Soumendra k Dhal ( Ex Indian Air Force)
Soumya Event Management

Manpreet Kohli

We congratulate your efforts in bringing this prestigious conference to India and offer services for the success of your endeavor.

We would be happy to assist you with the various PCO services including travel, ticketing, hotel accommodation. We offer full Conference Management services and can associate with your event in varying capacity to make your events memorable and lend you support locally. We will be happy to assist you with all logistics including planning, venue, accommodation & transport management, on site handling.

Best Regards
Manpreet Kohli


Sudip Kumar Ganguly

I eagerly look forward to be a part of IRPC 2013 to be held in India.

Ram Bhatia

Best time for New Delhi is february or november/dec.

Ram Bhatia

Happy to note that the 2013 venue will be New Delhi, India.
I will most likely participate as long as it is not scheduled during
the hot summer months.


Keep checking http://hpirpc.com/ - we should have further details within a few weeks! Looks like mid-to-late May of next year.

Manisha Rane

Please let me know details of IRPC 2013; would like to participate.

Manisha Rane

Please let me know the details of IRPC 2013, would like to participate.

Sachin Chaudhari

What is the procedure for participation of the same

V K Kapoor

It is a great news to have the next conference in India. Mumbai or Delhi may attract good number of participants

Madhu P Pillai

Good Choice.

Tarapada Pyne

Pleased to know that IRPC 2013 venue being considered in India. Why not in Mumbai?

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