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Downstream 2020 relaunched as virtual event

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Reuters Events is relaunching Downstream 2020 as a free virtual event to help the downstream sector overcome the most challenging business environment in memory.

The Downstream 2020 online conference and expo, scheduled for 9 – 11 June, will offer more than 15 000 attendees access to 40-plus live and on-demand sessions from at least 150 speakers, giving the industry a unique opportunity to share knowledge and best practice at a critical time.

Downstream industry players that have reaffirmed their commitment to the event include ABB, Air Liquide, AkzoNobel, BASF, Bechtel, BP, Chevron, Dow, Eastman, ExxonMobil, IndianOil, P&G Chemicals, Phillips 66, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Shell and Wood Mackenzie, among others.

Attendance is free, with visitors able to book tickets from today at

“With oil prices at all-time lows and the COVID-19 pandemic causing demand to flatline, downstream players need to come together to chart a route through an uncertain future,” said Kerr Jeferies, Global Project Director for Petrochemical Update, the Reuters Events unit staging the event. He added: “It is more important than ever for there to be fluid dialogue between all those affected by our new market reality […] Running Downstream 2020 as a virtual event will ensure our experts can reach as wide an audience as possible, contributing to the search for solutions.”

The Downstream 2020 virtual event will include:

  • Content geared to the downstream sector’s three core verticals: engineering and construction, operations, and supply chain and logistics.
  • More than 150 presentation, panels, interviews and exclusive COVID-19 and oil price crash updates.
  • A dedicated virtual meeting platform to facilitate one-to-one networking.
  • Fully interactive sessions including live Q&As and audience polls.
  • A unique virtual exhibition featuring more than 50 exhibitors.

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