Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition to Return in May 2024 | AIChE

Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition to Return in May 2024

October 30, 2023

The Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC), the premier gathering for process engineering professionals in the Middle East, is delighted to announce the highly anticipated return of its 6th edition, scheduled to take place from May 6–8, 2024, at the prestigious Dhahran Expo in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), MEPEC 2024 promises to deliver an exceptional conference and exhibition experience for industry professionals.

MEPEC 2024 will feature an exhibition space spanning 10,000 square meters, with more than 150 exhibitors providing a dynamic environment for industry professionals to connect, network, and explore the field’s latest technologies and innovations. MEPEC 2024 is set to attract an estimated 5,000 attendees over three action-packed days, fostering invaluable connections and knowledge-sharing among a diverse and influential audience.

MEPEC will make its debut in Saudi Arabia, reaffirming the Kingdom's pivotal role as a global hub for advancing process engineering and sustainable energy solutions. Saudi Arabia's hosting of MEPEC 2024 underscores its commitment to driving innovation, fostering knowledge exchange, and shaping a greener, more resilient energy landscape on an international stage.

Organized around the theme, “Digitalizing Process Engineering for a Sustainable Future,” the conference will bring together some of the brightest minds of our industry to share their thoughts, insights, and pioneering solutions to the most pressing industrial challenges of our time. Major discussions will describe how the manufacturing process industry is leveraging digitalization to optimize operations, improve efficiency and reduce emissions to meet sustainability targets.

Wail A. Al Jaafari, Executive Vice President, Technical Services at Aramco, and Advisory Committee Chairman of MEPEC 2024, shares his perspective: "MEPEC has consistently played a key role in fostering collaboration and facilitating knowledge transfer among industry experts. And I look forward to another successful edition, where technical pioneers will engage and collaborate to address critical challenges, showcase technological advancements, and inspire sustainability and digitalization in the field of process engineering."

Walid A. Al-Naeem, Vice President and Chief Engineer Aramco, and Conference Chairman of MEPEC 2024, expresses his thoughts for the upcoming event: "MEPEC has become a vital platform for industry professionals to come together, exchange ideas, and explore innovative solutions. And I am thrilled to welcome participants from around the world to join us in shaping the future of process engineering and driving more sustainable practices in the energy sector."

The MEPEC series is renowned for its industry-leading content, featuring eminent speakers, insightful panel discussions, technical sessions, and interactive workshops. In addition to the thought-provoking sessions, the exhibition will provide a platform for leading companies, technology providers, and service providers to showcase their cutting-edge products, solutions, and services.

AIChE, the main organizer of MEPEC, remains committed to driving advancements in process engineering and promoting sustainable practices. The CEO and Executive Director of AIChE, Darlene S. Schuster, comments on the significance of MEPEC: "As the main organizer of MEPEC, AIChE is honored to contribute to the success of this prestigious event. MEPEC provides an unparalleled opportunity for professionals to come together, exchange knowledge, and explore the latest trends and technologies in process engineering. We are proud to support the industry's collective efforts towards a sustainable and efficient energy future."

We are happy to announce the call for abstracts has been officially opened and we invite you to submit your abstracts on topics such as process excellence, decarbonization and the energy transition, new energies, and digitalization. More information about the conference program, speakers, registration, and sponsorship opportunities will be made available in the coming months. Stay updated by visiting the MEPEC website at https://www.mepec.org.

About MEPEC:

MEPEC (Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition) is a leading platform for process engineering professionals in the Middle East region. The conference and exhibition aim to foster knowledge exchange, promote innovation, and drive advancements in process engineering for the energy sector. MEPEC 2024 will bring together industry leaders, experts, and innovators from around the globe to explore the latest advancements in process engineering and collaborate towards a sustainable energy future. It is an event designed for the exchange of innovative ideas and technologies as well as sharing of experience and best practices among peers to drive an efficient, safe, and profitable process engineering industry. It is also an environment to connect industry with academic institutions and research and development centers under one roof. The core industries targeted include oil, gas, petrochemical, and utilities.

About AIChE — The Global Home of Chemical Engineers

AIChE is a professional society of more than 60,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.