Fuels Symposium - 2018
17 - 19 October 2018, Ambasador Hotel, Opatija, Croatia


The GOMA Fuels Symposium is the biennial event primarily focused on fuels production and usage with the topics that cover trends of global oil industry, refinery technology, production excellence, fuels quality, alternative fuels topics and environmental preservation solutions. This event is organized by the Croatian Society for Fuels and Lubricants - GOMA.

Oil refining industry today is faced with great number of challenges including the changes in global oil market, serious concerns over global warming, flexibility of production with efforts put to gaining excellence and competitiveness. These are all drivers for continuing efforts in refining technology development, process optimization and efficient energy consumption. 

The symposium will be a good occasion for industry professionals to participate with the presentations and exchange their achievements, ideas and experience in today’s refining challenges. It is an opportunity to meet in one place with refining experts, engineering companies and legislation representatives to discuss demands for fuels production and usage.



We are pleased to invite you to submit your Abstract for the 51st GOMA Symposium - FUELS 2018. The Symposium will be held from early afternoon on Wednesday 17th till around noon on Friday 19th 2018 in Hotel Ambasador in Opatija, Croatia.


Abstracts should be submitted via online registration form that can be found here! Topics for the 51st GOMA Symposium - FUELS 2018 are the following:

  • Fuels - future outlook, supply and demand
  • Developments and solutions in process technologies & design
  • Bottom of the barrel solutions
  • Refinery and petrochemicals integration
  • Catalyst developments
  • Solutions for improving equipment and process efficiency
  • Integration of process digitalization and operational excellence
  • Solutions in energy efficiency improvement
  • Production flexibility - overcoming feedstock challenges
  • Maintenance, safety and reliability
  • Gas fuels & LNG
  • Energy and efficiency policy
  • Environment preservation solutions and climate changes
  • Trends in education of engineering and operational staff


In preparation of your abstract and paper, please follow the following instructions:

  • Abstracts should be submitted online via online registration form
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
  • Please avoid tables, charts, complex mathematical formulas and symbols in abstract
  • Abstracts may not be longer than 2500 characters including spaces
  • Authors should indicate their presentation preference: oral or poster. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method
  • If you encounter any problems during the submission process or you do not receive any confirmation by email, please contact Mrs Andrina Barbarić at goma@goma.hr


  • All posters will be displayed in the exhibition hall for the duration of the symposium. Poster presenter must be present during the entire session and available for discussion
  • The Scientific Committee reserves the right to review all presenting material prior to presentation in order to maintain the highest professional level of presentation
  • Speakers or presenters are obliged to submit their biography and photo
  • Presentations and Final Papers should be sent by email to goma@goma.hr


  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance/allocation/rejection: May 1st, 2018
  • Presentation in MS Power Point (or pdf) Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2018





Ministry of Science and Education
of the Republic of Croatia