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About the Event

The second annual CRU Middle East Sulphur conference is devoted to exploring the entire sulphur value chain and the growing role of the Middle East as the world’s largest producer of sulphur.

Middle East Sulphur, which will take place at the Jumeriah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi from 18 – 21 March 2018, will provide a unique platform for showcasing the importance of this vital commodity and will provide a thorough exploration of the entire sulphur value chain – from the operational aspects of the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible production of sulphur through to the marketing and distribution of sulphur to key consumers.

CRU are delighted to return to Abu Dhabi - site of one of the world’s largest sulphur production hubs - for this conference that will bring together an international audience of sulphur professionals to share experience and know-how to engage in best practice discussions for the continuous improvement of the sulphur industry and the environment it operates in.

The event this year will look at:

Sulphur market dynamics

  • Global sulphur outlook to 2022
  • Overview of demand trends from the phosphate market
  • Regional spotlights on India and China
  • Demand from specialty markets
  • Research and development into sulphur applications

Technical and operational developments

  • Exploring options for acid gas enrichment
  • Best practice amine management
  • Reliable SRU operations
  • Effective emissions management via tail gas treating
  • Sulphur degassing, forming and handling


Who should attend?


  • Buyers, sellers and traders of sulphur
  • Sulphur producers
  • Sulphur consumers / raw materials procurement
  • NGO's/academics/researchers
  • Planning and strategy professionals
  • Sales and marketing professionals
  • Project finance professionals


  • Engineers working in plant operations and maintenance
  • Plant construction and engineering professionals
  • Technology, process and catalyst licensors
  • Materials and equipment suppliers

Why attend Middle East Sulphur 2018?

  • Develop practical solutions to common operational problems in sulphur plants
  • Share know-how and best practice through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
  • Learn about new projects and technology developments
  • Benefit from interactive learning at industry led workshops
  • Network with leading buyers and sellers of sulphur
  • Understand key drivers of supply and demand and how this will impact your business
  • Gain direct access to CRU’s leading analysts to discuss market trends and forecasts
  • Meet with key industry contacts to negotiate new business
  • Address your technology and engineering needs with a range of 30+ exhibitors
  • Understand how to improve plant efficiency and maintain emissions standards
  • Learn about best practice approaches for reliable, consistent operations via detailed case studies