VERONA, Italy -- The agenda for the 2014 International Refining
Conference (IRPC) began on Tuesday, June 24, and extends through Thursday, June 26.
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 fuel
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 presentation.)
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, poses
prior 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 Tuesday night.