VERONA, Italy -- The agenda for the 2014 International Refining
began on Tuesday, June 24, and extends through Thursday, June
This year, IRPC features more than 70 presentations from
speakers in 24 countries, with special focus on the latest
advances in technology
and operations in refining
and in clean
s/biofuels. Among IRPC delegates, 318 attended from
43 different countries.
The event began on Tuesday with an exclusive tour
's recently-converted Venice
biorefinery. Seen below are scenes from that tour and other
IRPC events throughout the week.
Eni's Claudia Prati discussed
her company's Ecofining process. (WATCH VIDEO of her
Delegates listened closely
during Thursday's keynote presentation on the global refining outlook.
The IRPC stage played host to over 72 industry
presentations from key HPI leaders.
Giacamo Rispoli (left), executive vice
president of R&D projects at host sponsor Eni,
to his keynote address with John Royall, CEO of IRPC
organizer Gulf Publishing.
The Verona ballroom was filled to near-capacity for
Wednesday morning's opening session.
Guests enter into Eni's assembly hall after arriving
in Venice for the biorefinery tour.
Eni's sign welcomed IRPC delegates to tour its
recently-converted Venice refinery.
IRPC attendees listened intently as Eni officials
shared their biorefinery insights.
Eni executives gave an exclusive presentation on the
Venice biorefinery conversion.
IRPC delegates were given a guided tour by bus
through the heart of the refinery.
IRPC guests mingled at a reception hosted by Eni
following the tour.
Group shot of IRPC delegates on Eni's exclusive Venice biorefinery tour
Key HPI decision-makers mingled at IRPC's VIP dinner on