The workshop brought together leaders in downstream natural gas conversion across the industry, academia, and government to discuss various perspectives on hurdles to technology implementation. This global workshop highlighted advancement in natural gas processing technologies focusing on the challenges and the potentials for the industry to grow. Topics focused on novel advances in natural gas conversion and the natural gas energy of the future. Prof. Elbashir chaired the conference, which was jointly sponsored by Texas A&M University at Qatar and AIChE. Thanks to all who attended!