The 8th Middle East Refining and Petrochemicals Conference & Exhibition (Middle East Petrotech 2012) is expected to host over 3,000 downstream oil and gas professionals from May 20 23 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre (BIECC). The theme of this four day event is Creating Value: Technology, Investment & People . Over 90 technical and poster presentations will be delivered during the course of the parallel conference. They will share successful case studies and innovative solutions for common challenges allied to refining and petrochemical technologies, plants of the future, human resources and HSE. The schedule also includes a series of top level guest speaker sessions which will focus attention on the technical and business challenges and equally extensive opportunities the Middle East downstream industry currently faces. The 5,400 square metre exhibition of products and services showcases over 100 companies from 20 countries.