The 4th Annual Shutdowns, Turnarounds and Outages Technical (StotMe) Conference 2023 will explore strategy that is increasingly focused on extending the time between shutdowns or advising small, targeted periods of maintenance to protect thin margins.

This shift must be managed carefully, and this year's summit will place a strong emphasis on providing with specific advice and guidance to help organisations and mitigate risks.

The key event is being held under the leadership of Ali Al-Ruwaily, Executive Manufacturing General Manager at Hadeed-Sabic, and the top management of Sabic, Aramco, Tasnee, and Sadara from May 16-18 at the Grand Hyatt, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for knowledge sharing, to promote networking relationships among interested parties, and to provide technical programmes that are meaningful and emphasise the hands-on aspect of mechanical engineering over the theoretical side.

To achieve long-term operational excellence, it is essential to ensure that the appropriate knowledge and experience are transferred and shared because qualified shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STO) managers will always be in scarcity.

Furthermore, new software and other technologies continue to improve the planning and implementation process while providing value-added opportunities.

Presentations, case studies, Q&A, latest innovations and industry trends, panel discussions, and round table discussions with top business and government leaders and decision makers will be featured at the conference.

The attendees will have the chance to connect, learn, and contribute with industry leaders and to improve their knowledge and toolbox of techniques to deliver a measurable and positive impact on the company's bottom line and competitive position.

The conference features industry leaders such as ABIS, Sendan International Company, ALMUZAIN, ASL Group, ICMS, and Alyamama as elite platinum sponsors and platinum sponsors. Speakers from top companies will be on hand to discuss the issues and solutions surrounding shutdowns and turnaround excellence.