2018 Agenda at a Glance

DAY ONE

7:00 Exhibition Opening Ceremony & Welcome Networking Reception
HEADLINE SESSIONS - FULL AUDIENCE
9:15 FEATURED SESSION - The Digital 'Triple C Threat' - Culture, Complexity, and Cybersecurity:

Digital innovation is seen by many outside the industry as the key to future construction/operational cost reductions and increased productivity - but why are we so slow to adopt? Our panelists weigh up the 3 main barriers to digital adoption against the opportunities for increased project, turnarounds and maintenance success, across these areas:

  • A culture built on risk mitigation: Assess the impact this is having on digital adoption and cybersecurity at your organization
  • Integrating technology in a complex environment - learn from those taking the first steps
  • Hear case study examples of the positive effect digitalization could have on your bottom line
  • Pitfalls and traps to avoid when implementing digital innovations
  • What’s next: assessing the digital influence of millennial workers over the next 5-20 years

Albemarle Corporation Patrick Thompson Chief Information Officer Albemarle Corporation

Halliburton Satyam Priyadarshy Chief Data Scientist Halliburton

10:15 Morning Coffee Break
11:15 CONFERENCE BREAKS IN TO TRACKS
MAJOR PROJECTS TRACK (> $500M)
SMALL -MIDSIZE PROJECTS TRACK (< $500M)
RELIABILITY / MAINTENANCE TRACK
SHUTDOWN / TURNAROUNDS TRACK
FEATURED SESSION - Spotlight: Dow’s $6 Billion Gulf Coast Expansion

As Program Director for Dow’s $6 billion Gulf Coast expansion program, Ron will share the company’s motivations and drivers behind investments in the Gulf Coast, as well as plans for specific ongoing and future projects. Ron will deep dive into Dow’s recently completed Freeport Texas project (which recently won the 2017 Global Best Project Award from Engineering News-Record), sharing the key lessons learned, milestones & successes eliciting on-time completion of the project. He will then share his thoughts around “what’s next” for the downstream industry and where Dow Chemical see the most potential.

Dow Chemical Ron Huijsmans U.S. Gulf Coast Program Director Dow Chemical

FEATURED SESSION - Small Equals Big: Getting Better Small Capital Project Results from Tighter Budgets

Our owner speaker(s) will share insight in to strategies and process improvements for getting maximum ROI amid budget cuts for smaller projects, best practices in planning for reducing project overruns and finding the best tailored engineering fit for your project to get most value. We will also explore the best ways to nfluence costs in engineering, procurement, and construction for small projects.

FEATURED SESSION - Initiating and Maintaining Cultural and Behavioral change

No matter how refined your new initiatives are they will continue to falter at implementation phase without engagement across the organization. Hear how to begin the process of driving long-term change through a combination of change management, training and personalized KPIs. Prevent innovations become a burden due to a failure to communicate the strategic vision and adequately prepare workers at all levels.

FEATURED SESSION - Achieving the Fully Integrated Turnaround

With a staggering 90% of STOs failing to meet their goals and a majority continuing to run over schedule and budget, it’s time to take a new approach. Hear about the top-down changes necessary required to foster total stakeholder integration and the forming of shared objectives and project plans. Learn how to buck the trend and start delivering turnarounds under budget and within allocated timeframes.

12:55 Lunch
2:00 CONFERENCE TRACKS CONTINUE
FEATURED SESSION - Improving Productivity on Major Projects with Advance Work Packaging

Our esteemed panel will share their views and unique experiences with AWP across multiple major capital projects. They will discuss how owners & EPCs are increasing profitability and productivity in front-end planning with Advanced Work Packages, as well as implementation best practises. This session will aim to get the industry up to speed on the real-time benefits of AWP for owners, using real project examples, lessons learned successes, barriers and more.

ExxonMobil Jamie Gerbrecht Global Technology Sponsor - Construction ExxonMobil

Andeavor Arno Jansen Manager - Capital Projects Andeavor

FEATURED SESSION - One Size Fits All (Or Not): Effectively Scaling Down for Small-Medium Sized Projects

Our panelists will discuss fit- for-purpose approaches for small and medium-sized capital projects, where to start and who to pull in. We will assess how the mega-project model is being scaled down and adapted, to successfully guide smaller project planning and execution and learn of the opportunities and limitations around scaling down existing processes.

FEATURED SESSION - Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement - Ideas on how to Select and Asses Initiatives that will deliver the most value to the business

Our speaker will look at ways to drive reliability improvement on the cultural side which is often where the most value lies. They will address best practises for successful Implementation that will deliver the most value while protecting against “change fatigue” and put forward strategies for working within a framework that will help you assess the appropriateness and likelihood of success of solutions before implementation begins, a form of Front End Loading.

Flint Hills Resources Bob Gleichman Director of Innovation Excellence Flint Hills Resources

FEATURED SESSION - The power of your past

Hear how to better learn from your mistakes and take advantage of the successes and failures of your previous STOs with successful event critique. Refine your schedules and look for lessons learned across your entire company portfolio of sites.

prize
4:45 Pre-networking party drinks and prize draws in the Exhibition Hall
Party
5:30 External Networking Party

Conference Day Two: June 1 2018

8:00 Day two opening breakfast reception
HEADLINE SESSIONS - FULL AUDIENCE
9:15 FEATURED SESSION - Digital Transformation & Industrial IOT

Digital transformation is emerging as a driver of sweeping change in the world around us. Connectivity has shown the potential to empower millions of people, while providing businesses with unparalleled opportunities for value creation and capture.
While digitalization could be a source of positive change, there are a number of challenges that need to be overcome to realize its full potential for both business and society.

Digital Transformation influencer William Ruh will discuss the digital transformation journey currently under way and will show how it can lead to significant increases in productivity and performance in the oil & gas industry.

GE William Ruh Chief Digital Officer GE

10:15 Morning Coffee Break
11:15 CONFERENCE BREAKS IN TO TRACKS
ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION TRACK (MAJOR PROJECT & SMALL-MIDSIZED PROJECTS)
MAINTENANCE/RELIABILTY & TURNAROUNDS COMBINED
FEATURED SESSION - Winning the War for Talent: Craft & Skilled Labor Updates as Big 1st Wave Projects Complete

This expert panel will provide real-time labor availability & future forecasting insights for you to build into your overarching project plans. The panelists will assess where we stand now that major 1st wave projects reach completion, and how we can best prepare for the 2nd wave of project workforces – how do we fill an anticipated 821,000 new jobs? Hear key lessons in retaining skilled foremen, general foremen, and superintendents, and driving additional craft labor productivity, as well as answer the most pertinent of questions - How are we recruiting the next generation of construction workers – and how can be get ready for the downstream millennial take-over?

FEATURED SESSION - Panel - Digitalization and Innovative Technologies – How to create value and avoid over complication

Whilst few disagree that digitalization and innovative technologies are key to reducing costs long-term, deciding where to invest remains a critical question. Listen to discussions regarding potential methodologies to help define a digital roadmap and begin the process of modernizing your processes and activities. Hear ideas and examples of how to select, test and evaluate the effectiveness of new innovations at your plant.

INVISTA Chair: Ken Steven Director of Reliability INVISTA

12:15 Lunch
2:00 CONFERENCE TRACKS CONTINUE
FEATURED SESSION - Integration Strategies: Creating and Nurturing Cross-Team Buy-In for Ground-Breaking Results

This panel will address integration strategies across the board, including Projects and Operations teams, Business Unit and Projects Leaders, Office and the Field, plus add comments on integration strategies relating to mergers/acquisitions, AWP, Technology, Skilled & Craft Labor and much more to optimize the way your company interfaces to streamline processes and increase productivity.

LyondellBasell Walter Pinto Sr. Director, Global Projects, Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds LyondellBasell

Sustainable Operations Solutions Jim Porter President Sustainable Operations Solutions

FEATURED SESSION - Balancing Priorities and Budgets

With an increasing expectation of doing more with less, how do you decide the most effective allocation of the maintenance budgets? What is the optimum balance of reliability vs risk and how do you convince others of the potential ROI of investing early? How do the leadership team deal with external pressures, articulating the reliability and process and personal safety risk.

4:00 End of conference - Coffee served in the Exhibition hall

DAY ONE

7:00 Exhibition Opening Ceremony & Welcome Networking Reception
HEADLINE SESSIONS - FULL AUDIENCE
9:15 FEATURED SESSION - The Digital 'Triple C Threat' - Culture, Complexity, and Cybersecurity:

Digital innovation is seen by many outside the industry as the key to future construction/operational cost reductions and increased productivity - but why are we so slow to adopt? Our panelists weigh up the 3 main barriers to digital adoption against the opportunities for increased project, turnarounds and maintenance success, across these areas:

  • A culture built on risk mitigation: Assess the impact this is having on digital adoption and cybersecurity at your organization
  • Integrating technology in a complex environment - learn from those taking the first steps
  • Hear case study examples of the positive effect digitalization could have on your bottom line
  • Pitfalls and traps to avoid when implementing digital innovations
  • What’s next: assessing the digital influence of millennial workers over the next 5-20 years

Albemarle Corporation Patrick Thompson Chief Information Officer Albemarle Corporation

Halliburton Satyam Priyadarshy Chief Data Scientist Halliburton

10:15 Morning Coffee Break
11:15 CONFERENCE BREAKS IN TO TRACKS
MAJOR PROJECTS TRACK (> $500M)
SMALL -MIDSIZE PROJECTS TRACK (< $500M)
RELIABILITY / MAINTENANCE TRACK
SHUTDOWN / TURNAROUNDS TRACK
FEATURED SESSION - Spotlight: Dow’s $6 Billion Gulf Coast Expansion

As Program Director for Dow’s $6 billion Gulf Coast expansion program, Ron will share the company’s motivations and drivers behind investments in the Gulf Coast, as well as plans for specific ongoing and future projects. Ron will deep dive into Dow’s recently completed Freeport Texas project (which recently won the 2017 Global Best Project Award from Engineering News-Record), sharing the key lessons learned, milestones & successes eliciting on-time completion of the project. He will then share his thoughts around “what’s next” for the downstream industry and where Dow Chemical see the most potential.

Dow Chemical Ron Huijsmans U.S. Gulf Coast Program Director Dow Chemical

FEATURED SESSION - Small Equals Big: Getting Better Small Capital Project Results from Tighter Budgets

Our owner speaker(s) will share insight in to strategies and process improvements for getting maximum ROI amid budget cuts for smaller projects, best practices in planning for reducing project overruns and finding the best tailored engineering fit for your project to get most value. We will also explore the best ways to nfluence costs in engineering, procurement, and construction for small projects.

FEATURED SESSION - Initiating and Maintaining Cultural and Behavioral change

No matter how refined your new initiatives are they will continue to falter at implementation phase without engagement across the organization. Hear how to begin the process of driving long-term change through a combination of change management, training and personalized KPIs. Prevent innovations become a burden due to a failure to communicate the strategic vision and adequately prepare workers at all levels.

FEATURED SESSION - Achieving the Fully Integrated Turnaround

With a staggering 90% of STOs failing to meet their goals and a majority continuing to run over schedule and budget, it’s time to take a new approach. Hear about the top-down changes necessary required to foster total stakeholder integration and the forming of shared objectives and project plans. Learn how to buck the trend and start delivering turnarounds under budget and within allocated timeframes.

12:55 Lunch
2:00 CONFERENCE TRACKS CONTINUE
FEATURED SESSION - Improving Productivity on Major Projects with Advance Work Packaging

Our esteemed panel will share their views and unique experiences with AWP across multiple major capital projects. They will discuss how owners & EPCs are increasing profitability and productivity in front-end planning with Advanced Work Packages, as well as implementation best practises. This session will aim to get the industry up to speed on the real-time benefits of AWP for owners, using real project examples, lessons learned successes, barriers and more.

ExxonMobil Jamie Gerbrecht Global Technology Sponsor - Construction ExxonMobil

Andeavor Arno Jansen Manager - Capital Projects Andeavor

FEATURED SESSION - One Size Fits All (Or Not): Effectively Scaling Down for Small-Medium Sized Projects

Our panelists will discuss fit- for-purpose approaches for small and medium-sized capital projects, where to start and who to pull in. We will assess how the mega-project model is being scaled down and adapted, to successfully guide smaller project planning and execution and learn of the opportunities and limitations around scaling down existing processes.

FEATURED SESSION - Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement - Ideas on how to Select and Asses Initiatives that will deliver the most value to the business

Our speaker will look at ways to drive reliability improvement on the cultural side which is often where the most value lies. They will address best practises for successful Implementation that will deliver the most value while protecting against “change fatigue” and put forward strategies for working within a framework that will help you assess the appropriateness and likelihood of success of solutions before implementation begins, a form of Front End Loading.

Flint Hills Resources Bob Gleichman Director of Innovation Excellence Flint Hills Resources

FEATURED SESSION - The power of your past

Hear how to better learn from your mistakes and take advantage of the successes and failures of your previous STOs with successful event critique. Refine your schedules and look for lessons learned across your entire company portfolio of sites.

prize
4:45 Pre-networking party drinks and prize draws in the Exhibition Hall
Party
5:30 External Networking Party

Conference Day Two: June 1 2018

8:00 Day two opening breakfast reception
HEADLINE SESSIONS - FULL AUDIENCE
9:15 FEATURED SESSION - Digital Transformation & Industrial IOT

Digital transformation is emerging as a driver of sweeping change in the world around us. Connectivity has shown the potential to empower millions of people, while providing businesses with unparalleled opportunities for value creation and capture.
While digitalization could be a source of positive change, there are a number of challenges that need to be overcome to realize its full potential for both business and society.

Digital Transformation influencer William Ruh will discuss the digital transformation journey currently under way and will show how it can lead to significant increases in productivity and performance in the oil & gas industry.

GE William Ruh Chief Digital Officer GE

10:15 Morning Coffee Break
11:15 CONFERENCE BREAKS IN TO TRACKS
ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION TRACK (MAJOR PROJECT & SMALL-MIDSIZED PROJECTS)
MAINTENANCE/RELIABILTY & TURNAROUNDS COMBINED
FEATURED SESSION - Winning the War for Talent: Craft & Skilled Labor Updates as Big 1st Wave Projects Complete

This expert panel will provide real-time labor availability & future forecasting insights for you to build into your overarching project plans. The panelists will assess where we stand now that major 1st wave projects reach completion, and how we can best prepare for the 2nd wave of project workforces – how do we fill an anticipated 821,000 new jobs? Hear key lessons in retaining skilled foremen, general foremen, and superintendents, and driving additional craft labor productivity, as well as answer the most pertinent of questions - How are we recruiting the next generation of construction workers – and how can be get ready for the downstream millennial take-over?

FEATURED SESSION - Panel - Digitalization and Innovative Technologies – How to create value and avoid over complication

Whilst few disagree that digitalization and innovative technologies are key to reducing costs long-term, deciding where to invest remains a critical question. Listen to discussions regarding potential methodologies to help define a digital roadmap and begin the process of modernizing your processes and activities. Hear ideas and examples of how to select, test and evaluate the effectiveness of new innovations at your plant.

INVISTA Chair: Ken Steven Director of Reliability INVISTA

12:15 Lunch
2:00 CONFERENCE TRACKS CONTINUE
FEATURED SESSION - Integration Strategies: Creating and Nurturing Cross-Team Buy-In for Ground-Breaking Results

This panel will address integration strategies across the board, including Projects and Operations teams, Business Unit and Projects Leaders, Office and the Field, plus add comments on integration strategies relating to mergers/acquisitions, AWP, Technology, Skilled & Craft Labor and much more to optimize the way your company interfaces to streamline processes and increase productivity.

LyondellBasell Walter Pinto Sr. Director, Global Projects, Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds LyondellBasell

Sustainable Operations Solutions Jim Porter President Sustainable Operations Solutions

FEATURED SESSION - Balancing Priorities and Budgets

With an increasing expectation of doing more with less, how do you decide the most effective allocation of the maintenance budgets? What is the optimum balance of reliability vs risk and how do you convince others of the potential ROI of investing early? How do the leadership team deal with external pressures, articulating the reliability and process and personal safety risk.

4:00 End of conference - Coffee served in the Exhibition hall

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