SPE Aberdeen / InstMC – Digitalisation of Process Control – Call for Abstracts

Wednesday November 11, 2020 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at

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Digitalisation of Process Control
Delivering More Data with Cyber Security in Mind

Call for Abstracts – Deadline 19th June 2020. 

Digitalisation seems to be the new industry buzzword, but what does it actually mean for the process industry? A need to reduce costs drives our desire for increased efficiency; a new generation of digital technology claims to make this possible. Do the rewards of digitalisation outweigh both the risks and the expenditure? Digitalisation isn’t just about introducing new technology, it often means that systems can be rendered more vulnerable, processes have to be updated, work forces have to be trained, systems have to be successfully integrated and the data captured has to be processed. The question remains, which technology gives best return on investment?

Join us to discuss the challenges of this increasingly complex industrial landscape at the second annual conference jointly organised by InstMC and SPE Aberdeen.

In order to provide a conference which considers the subtleties and real world challenges in implementing new technology to brownfield industrial sites, we ask that presentations consider at least one aspect from three of the four subjects listed below:

  1. Cyber Security
  2. Process System Control
  3. Processes and Procedures
  4. Data Usage and Analytics

For more information on the potential themes within these subjects, please refer to the Call for Abstracts flyer.


In order to further the interactive approach of the conference, we will run 1 hour workshop sessions as part of the day’s programme. If you have a workshop or live demonstration format that you would like to deliver to a group of up to 50 delegates, please highlight this in your abstract submission.

Abstracts will close on 19th June 2020

If you have experience, case histories or live demonstrations to share, then we invite you to submit a short 200 word abstract for formal 20 minute presentations or 5 minute “Techbyte” sessions, which are more sales-oriented presentations. To submit your abstract email aberdeen.events@spe-uk.org by the deadline.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorship opportunities will allow your logo to be positioned across all promotional materials, including SPE website, onscreen graphics and abstracts book. Your company will also be recognised by the Conference Chair. Additional benefits are outlined in each package below.


  • Opportunity to display an exhibition stand
  • Includes 5 complimentary passes


  • Opportunity to display an exhibition stand
  • Includes 2 complimentary delegate passes


  • Logo displayed at catering points during lunch


  • Logo displayed at catering points during Breakfast


  • Logo displayed at catering points during refreshment breaks


  • One complimentary delegate pass
  • Two promotional banners displayed during reception


*These can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Logo on delegate bags together with the event logo


*These can either be provided in kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Logo on lanyards together with the event logo


*Pens and pads can either be provided in

kind or can be sourced for you at a cost.

  • Branded stationery issued to all delegates



The Conference will incorporate an industry led exhibition which will run alongside the main technical presentations. There will be ample opportunity for maximum interaction between exhibitors and delegates during the registration period, coffee breaks and lunch break.

  • A basic exhibition space (approx. 3m wide x 2m deep) is suitable for a pop-up portable display stand or table top display. Two or more adjacent units can be combined to make a larger space
  • A floor plan for the exhibition will be distributed nearer the event date.
  • There will be free wireless access available to all delegates and exhibitors


  • One free delegate to attend the seminar (any additional attendees must register and pay as delegates)
  • Logo and company profile in event brochure issued to all delegates
  • One trestle table and two chairs will be provided per single unit

Please note that exhibitors will be required to hand carry or trolley exhibits and materials to the room. No heavy lifting/forklift facilities will be available.


Exhibition stands are available at a cost of £1,100 + VAT per single unit


To discuss these opportunities in more detail, please contact the conference organisers at aberdeen.events@spe-uk.org, or call 01224 646311.

Full payment of the event rate you have selected must be paid in advance of the event day or you will be asked for payment on registration. If payment is not received then you will not be granted entry to the conference.

We recognise that on occasions delegates will book onto events and subsequently find that they are unable to attend. In these situations we ask that delegates notify us of their need to cancel an event booking as soon as possible.

Our cancellation policy is as follows:

Please send cancellation details to the event organiser by email or by telephone.

Please inform the event organiser if you wish to send a replacement delegate, including their requirements (e.g. dietary, access etc). Please supply their full contact details so that any advance paperwork can be supplied directly to the replacement.

If you notify the organisers of your cancellation up to two weeks prior to the event, we will provide a full refund.

If you notify the organisers of your cancellation less than two weeks prior to the event the full cost will be payable and only delegate substitution will be allowed.

Where you have booked a place and do not attend without notifying the organisers of your cancellation the full fee will be payable.