2018 Speakers

  • William Ruh
  • Dave Witte
    GLOBAL DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY OUTLOOK Dave Witte SVP Oil Markets, Midstream, Downstream, Chemicals
    IHS Markit
  • Michael Foreman
    Michael Foreman Astronaut

  • ExxonMobil Corporation
    Decie Autin
    Decie Autin Vice President - Project Management
    ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Dow Chemical
    Ron Huijsmans
    Ron Huijsmans U.S. Gulf Coast Program Director
    Dow Chemical
  • LyondellBasell
    Walter Pinto
    Walter Pinto Senior Director of Global Projects, Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds
  • Freeport LNG
    Taylor Auburg
    Taylor Auburg Vice President - Projects
    Freeport LNG
  • BASF
    Andy O’Connor
    Andy O’Connor Director of Digital Development

  • Andeavour
    Jose Pires
    Jose Pires Global Excellence & innovation Leader
  • Dow Chemical
    Chris Leonard
    Chris Leonard Reliability Project Director
    Dow Chemical
  • Olin Corporation
    Randy Pound
    Randy Pound Global Manufacturing Director - Maintenance & Reliability
    Olin Corporation
  • Covestro
    Herman Verhoeven
    Herman Verhoeven VP - Global Reliability Management
  • Lyondellbasell
    Jeff Brock
    Jeff Brock Global Manager - Performance Improvement

The Leading Conference & Exhibition
for the Downstream Industry

The Downstream Conference & Exhibition is positioned at the forefront of the booming Downstream industry in North America.  This industry leading event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for Downstream Capital Project, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnaround professionals, where they meet to do business.

The Downstream convention has fast become a next generation energy event, hosting major Integrated and independent Downstream energy companies, global EPC contractors, technology providers, and service companies all of whom play an active role in the global Downstream industry.

The Downstream 2018 conference will see more global business leader dialogue sessions and strategic panel sessions, alongside 100+ technical sessions & 3 dedicated conference tracks that will highlight and address the most pressing industry challenges, new technologies and industry developments that will shape the Downstream industry landscape for decades to come.

See Why Downstream Executives Come to this Conference







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NEW for 2018...
Downstream 1-2-1 Meeting Service

The Downstream Conference & Exhibition will feature a bespoke meetings service, allowing you to maximise your time at the show by pre-booking meetings before you even set foot in the Galveston Convention Center.

The service is your completely free, dedicated matchmaking tool to make personal connections with prospective suppliers and clients

With thousands of 1-2-1 meetings taking place as a result of the new service, there will be a real buzz around the event and hundreds of deals will be struck.

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Downstream 1-2-1 Meeting Service


  • Sarens

    "I was able to have more valuable discussions with quality persons in these 2 days of conference, than in the entire 1st and 2nd quarter of this year"

    - Sarens
  • Industrial Info Resources

    "More Owner / Operator Attendees than any other event I have attended in Petrochemicals"

    - Industrial Info Resources
  • Dow Chemical

    "Good event for petrochemical suppliers and owners to learn about the current state of the industry and collaborate on best practices"

    - Dow Chemical
  • Chevron

    "Sincere congratulations on such a successful event! The Conference was well organized, both logistically and from contents perspective. There was plenty of networking opportunity as well"

    - Chevron
  • Brunel Energy

    "Great event and one of the best conferences that I have attended. This a great turn out and there were loads of decision makers in attendance"

    - Brunel Energy
  • Pot O Gold Waste Services

    "As an industrial supplier I cannot stress enough the value of being able to conveniently learn about the state of the oil and gas industry from leading experts and executives in the field. Nowhere else have I been able to meet as many knowledgeable, warm and welcoming people in the oil and gas industry"

    - Pot O Gold Waste Services
  • Richard Industrial Group

    "I found the PEC 2016 event to be exciting and informative. It was encouraging to see the conference attendance (Clients, Contractors and Vendors) to be high"

    - Richard Industrial Group
  • Atlas RFID

    "The PetroChem staff was terrific. Willing to assist at every turn. These folks made things happen. Timing was spot on and the networking events did not disappoint"

    - Atlas RFID
  • Current Tools

    "Great Time to meet & greet; Great place to gather information & resources from the attendees"

    - Current Tools
  • Lifting Gear Hire Corp

    "I was an exhibitor but the people we met were interested in our service and were there to learn, not just go thru the motions"

    - Lifting Gear Hire Corp
  • Coreworx

    "All in All, this event was structured in a very positive way for networking. I truly enjoyed the event and plan on attending and/or exhibiting next year. Through the networking portal plus conference, I was able to make the right connections and schedule several appointments along with numerous leads. Thank you"

    - Coreworx
  • Hytech Plant Design

    "Very good conference. It met all my expectations. This is the place to go for Revamps and Turnaround experience, knowledge, and prospecting"

    - Hytech Plant Design
  • Genesis Technical Staffing

    "I felt the conference speakers and attendees were a perfect match. The overall feedback I got when networking was that it was definitely worth the time and expense. The conference was seen to be a value by everyone I spoke with. We will return next year and participate at a high level"

    - Genesis Technical Staffing
  • Emerson Process Management

    "The PEC conference was very rewarding for me professionally. I brought back ideas for new approaches that will help in bridging my customer’s critical business strategies with current industry trends and forecasts. The networking opportunities with industry peers was invaluable"

    - Emerson Process Management
  • the Brock Group

    "The event was one of the best industry events I've attended this year. I got a lot out of the interactive sessions and networking opportunities"

    - the Brock Group

Downstream Exhibition

150+ of the biggest downstream brands will showcase in the Downstream 2018 Expo Hall.

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Downstream Conference

200+ speakers, 100+ conference sessions & 3 dedicated tracks focusing on capital projects, turnarounds & maintenance.

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Specialist Events

Check out the wide variety of specialist events we will have at Downstream 2018.

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2018 Event Brochure

Download your copy of this year’s event brochure

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2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors

  • autodesk
  • Coreworx
  • Jacobs
  • wood
  • Zachry

Platinum Sponsors

  • Audubon
  • Bechtel
  • Bentley
  • BOSS
  • innovatia

Gold Sponsors

  • Appian
  • BakerHughes
  • hexagon

Silver Sponsors

  • Dassault systemes
  • IndustrialInfoResources
  • KBR
  • KPMG
  • mobideo
  • Pruftechnik
  • Sany
  • Trinity Power

Badge & Lanyard Sponsor

  • Stork

Workshop Sponsor

  • APNetworks

E-Showguide Sponsor

  • Hargrove

Slido Sponsor

  • GBI


  • ABB
  • Ameco
  • APC
  • day & zimmermann
  • DPC
  • Hilti
  • mobile-modular
  • Oracle

Workforce Sponsors

  • Basf
  • Napta
  • Simtronics
  • systran

Current Exhibitors

  • 3S
  • abb
  • adams
  • Advanced Refrigerant Technologies
  • af global
  • ameco
  • APC
  • Appian
  • APM
  • armstrong
  • atlas-rfid
  • Audubon
  • B&W Energy Services
  • BakerHughes
  • Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants& Rigid Global Buildings
  • Basf
  • Bentley
  • Boccard
  • boldrocchi
  • Burns-McDonnell
  • Canal-barge
  • CEDA
  • Century Elevators
  • cleaver-brooks
  • coperion
  • Coreworx
  • creative-lodging-solutions
  • CTI
  • deep-south
  • DistributionNOW
  • DMI Light Towers
  • doxsteel
  • Drager
  • Dredgit
  • Edwards
  • Engineering & Inspection International
  • Ericson
  • fabshops
  • fm-mafco
  • FE-Moran
  • flexitallic
  • Flexmaster
  • forterra
  • fwf
  • GBI
  • Group-Industries
  • HM
  • Harbison-Walker
  • hexagon
  • Hilti
  • ICT
  • IndustrialInfoResources
  • innovapptive
  • intelliwave
  • Intertek
  • ionix
  • Jacobs
  • kap
  • KBR
  • Kelley
  • kudu jacks
  • Louisiana Chemical Dismantling Company, Inc. (LCDC)
  • Leica
  • Lokring
  • Mahaffey
  • Mako
  • Mason
  • MAT
  • Melter
  • merrill-steel
  • mobideo
  • Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace)
  • MTI
  • nextgen
  • OnGuard
  • optimal
  • Orange County Economic Development Corporation
  • Oseco
  • ParFab
  • Parker
  • PIC
  • picc
  • Pruftechnik
  • PSB
  • Red-vector
  • Sany
  • southwire
  • Spraying Systems Co.
  • sprung
  • Stork
  • SUEZ
  • Sunbelt
  • TDS
  • techline
  • tempus resource
  • Tessenderlo Kerley Services
  • Trinity Power
  • tubetech
  • Universal Hinge Corp
  • VEGA
  • Veolia
  • Veritas
  • wika
  • Wolseley

Supported By

  • BIC Magazine
  • Chemical Engineering Online
  • DigitalRefining.com
  • Inspectioneering
  • MaintWorld
  • Natural Gas Intelligence
  • Noria
  • Pathfinder
  • Prima
  • PTQ
  • Refinerlink
  • Shale

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Joshua Bull

Joshua Bull

Founder & Head of Sector
Petrochemical Update
Email: josh@petchem-update.com
(US)+1800 814 3459 x7196
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7196

Andrew York

Andrew York

Head of Business Development
Petrochemical Update
Email: andrew@petchem-update.com
(US) +1800 814 3459 x7507
(Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7507

Karla Sharp

Senior Conference Director
Petrochemical Update
Email: karla@petchem-update.com
(US) +1800 814 3459 x4321
(Global) +44 (0)207 422 4321

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