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Spiral Users' Meeting 2014: Registration Open!

Barcelona, Spain

Training: Monday 15th to Tuesday 16th September 2014

Meeting: Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th September 2014

Registration Is Now Open!

SUM 2013 was a great success, with 90 delegates representing 36 companies from all around the world. There were presentations from client companies and Spiral, as well as training, workshops and interactive sessions. We would like to thank all the attendees, especially those who presented papers.

We are pleased to announce that the Spiral Users' Meeting 2014 will be taking place in Barcelona, Spain at the Hotel Arts Barcelona from 16th to 19th September.

Due to the overwhelming interest in our supply chain solutions, we shall be hosting product seminars during the day on Tuesday 16th September, showcasing the latest developments in Spiral Plan and Spiral Schedule. These seminars will include extended demonstrations of typical workflows in both planning and scheduling.

There will also be shorter interactive workshops in the evening on Tuesday 16th September, demonstrating the entire Spiral toolset: from assay management and trader tools, through to our integrated supply chain management solution.

The SUM 2014 sessions will explore industry trends, share client success stories and showcase recent developments from Spiral. Throughout the meeting, papers presented by both Spiral experts and clients will show practical applications of the tools and enable participants to share their novel workflows and ideas.

As well as plenary sessions, SUM 2014 will be split into two parallel tracks, allowing attendees to focus on areas of particular relevance to their business and role:

  • Supply Chain Management: The focus of this track is on Spiral Suite: the industry's only truly integrated supply chain solution. In partnership with our customers, we will demonstrate Spiral Plan running real-world planning scenarios, showing the process for model building, operations and maintenance. In addition, the latest developments and workflows for the new scheduling and envelope optimisation tools will also be demonstrated.
  • Crude Oil Knowledge Management: This track focuses on crude selection in trading, through to detailed handling of laboratory measurement data. Presentations will discuss commercial implementations, explore best practice for using detailed laboratory assay data, and describe how Spiral's trader tools are used for rapid commercial assessment of feedstocks and feedstock blends. Breakout sessions will demonstrate the latest advances in the software interfaces and provide opportunities to see how the tools can improve the process of feedstock handling and screening.

Networking events, including the meeting dinner on Wednesday 17th September, will provide great opportunities to meet Spiral staff and other users from around the world.

Pre-meeting Assay Tools and Spiral Plan Training

We are pleased to confirm that, due to popular demand, we shall be running training sessions on both the assay tools and Spiral Plan before the start of SUM 2014. These hands-on courses will cover software functionality from the essentials of day to day crude assay management or refinery planning.


Book now to secure a place and take advantage of the Early Bird registration fees, which are available until 2nd June:

Spiral Users' Meeting 2014 (16th to 19th September):€1300
Assay Tools Training (15th to 16th September):€1300
Spiral Plan Training (15th to 16th September):€1300


SUM 2014 will be held at the Hotel Arts, situated next to the marina and Barcelona’s famous beaches. We have negotiated highly discounted room rates for the period of the users' meeting, starting from just €245 per room, per night, including breakfast and taxes. Room reservations can be made when registering for the meeting.

Call for Papers

The call for papers is now open for those delegates interested in presenting at SUM 2014. Please submit a short abstract for review to We will waive the registration fee for the Spiral Users' Meeting 2014 for those delegates who have a paper accepted for presentation.

For further information and online registration please visit the SUM 2014 website.


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