2018 Speakers
Include:

  • Carlos Camera
    Chevron
    Carlos Camera Major Capital Projects - Senior Advisor
    Chevron
  • Ron Huijsmans
    Dow Chemical
    Ron Huijsmans U.S. Gulf Coast Program Director
    Dow Chemical
  • Walter Pinto
    LyondellBasell
    Walter Pinto Senior Director of Global Projects, Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds
    LyondellBasell
  • Decie Autin
    ExxonMobil
    Decie Autin Vice President - Project Managementr
    ExxonMobil
  • Taylor Auberg
    Albemarle
    Taylor Auberg Vice President, Projects
    Freeport LNG


  • Keith Ackley
    Jacobs Engineering
    Keith Ackley Vice President & General Manager Petroleum & Chemicals - Houston & Major Projects
    Jacobs Engineering
  • Thomas Grell
    Wood
    Thomas Grell President, Downstream and Chemicals, Asset Solutions
    Wood
  • Ralph A. Hargrove
    Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
    Ralph A. Hargrove President & CEO
    Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
  • Michael Day
    KBR
    Michael Day Vice President, Construction
    KBR
  • Charles Cappello
    Bechtel
    Charles Cappello Operations Manager, Downstream & Petrochemicals
    Bechtel


Featured
2018 Sessions:

FEATURED CASE STUDY
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.

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

William Newton Scot Scherwitz Program Director Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical

William Newton William Newton Commissioning & Startup Leader Dow Chemical
Dow Chemical

FEATURED CASE STUDY
Transformative Change in Project Management
  • Decie will share her thoughts on the industry’s imperative for transformational change in the cost structure for major projects through technology, innovation, efficiency, and collaboration. From 2008 to September 2014 Decie held the position of Project Executive for the PNG LNG Project, for which her responsibilities included planning, development and execution of all aspects of the $19B project to commercialize natural gas resources in Papua New Guinea. The project was successfully started up several months ahead of schedule in May 2014. Decie has been with ExxonMobil for over 30 years since graduating from Georgia Tech with a BChE. She began her career in New Orleans in the offshore facilities surveillance team and moved within the organization, holding positions in facilities and mechanical engineering management, natural gas and gas liquids marketing, continuous improvement, and operations.

Decie Autin Decie Autin Vice President - Project Management ExxonMobil Development
ExxonMobil Development

Key 2018 Themes:

  • Productivity Breakthroughs:

    Dramatically increase efficiency with smarter contracting, planning & execution strategies

  • Organizational Integration:

    Break down silos to foster a culture of cross-team buy-in & knowledge transfer

  • Digital Transformation:

    Develop Executive strategies for the boardroom and explore opportunities in the field

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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

"A legacy of bringing together global leaders with
U.S. Capital Project decision making power"

2018 Attendees Include:

Job Title Company  
Vice President and Chemical Sector Lead Advisian Americas  
Sr Vice President Operations American Refining Group
OWNER
Supplier Relationship & Innovation Mgmt Andeavor
OWNER
Principal Project Procurement Manager Andeavor
OWNER
Senior Turnaround Coordinator Andeavor
OWNER
Director, Project Engineering and Construction Arkema, Inc.
OWNER
Engineering Project Manager Axiall Corp
OWNER
Executive VP Projects and Engineering Badlands NGLs, LLC
OWNER
Director Construction BASF
OWNER
Director, Digital Development BASF
OWNER
Workforce Development Leader BASF
OWNER
GPO Construction Manager BP
OWNER
Project Manager Braskem
OWNER
Global EPC Manager Caterpillar Oil & Gas  
Construction Manager - Sabine Pass Liquefaction Cheniere Energy Inc.
OWNER
Data Analytic Advisor Chevron
OWNER
Manager - Operations Performance & Analytics Chevron
OWNER
Turnaround Coordinator Chevron Phillips
OWNER
Supervisor/TA Coordinator Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
OWNER
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Projects Director Chiyoda Corporation  
Senior Vice President Chiyoda Corporation  
Sr Project Consultant Covestro LLC
OWNER
Manager - Capital Procurement Covestro LLC
OWNER
Turnaround Planning Lead Covestro LLC
OWNER
Global EPC Contract Manager Dow Chemical
OWNER
Olefins Turnaround Manager Dow Chemical
OWNER
Program Construction Director Dow Chemical
OWNER
Gulfstream Program Director Dow Chemical
OWNER
Strategic USGC Hc Growth Program Commissioning & Startup Leader Dow Chemical
OWNER
Global Construction Manager DuPont
OWNER
‎Director, Worldwide Engineering & Construction Services and Solutions Eastman Chemical Company
OWNER
Director, Plant Maintenance Eastman Chemical Company
OWNER
Project Manager Enterprise products
OWNER
General Manager, Turnarounds Excel  
Section Head, Project Technology & Discipline Technical Lead, Market Analysis ExxonMobil
OWNER
Global Construction Technology Sponsor ExxonMobil
OWNER
Systems Completion Manager ExxonMobil
OWNER
Vice President, Project Management & Execution ExxonMobil
OWNER
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Large Capital Project Manager Flint Hills Resources
OWNER
Director, Global Strategic Accounts and Projects Flowserve Corporation  
Senior Project Manager, Engineering & Construction Formosa Petrochemical Corp.
OWNER
Project Director Formosa Petrochemical Corp.
OWNER
Vice President, Major Projects Freeport LNG
OWNER
Technology Fellow & Chief Data Scientist Halliburton
OWNER
Senior Manager - Capital Sourcing Hollyfrontier
OWNER
Director - Capital Project Management Americas Huntsman Corporation
OWNER
Vice President Engineering Husky Energy
OWNER
Chief Operatons Officer INDORAMA
OWNER
Vice President of Craft Labor Group Industrial Info Resources  
Workforce Development Manager INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA
OWNER
‎Sr. Project Manager Gulf Coast Region INEOS Styrolution America, LLC
OWNER
Project Director Inter Pipeline Polypropylene
OWNER
Senior Vice President Intertek  
Head of Small Capital Projects Group & Project Manager – Orange Texas Site INVISTA Sarl
OWNER
Turnaround Manager Irving Oil
OWNER
Vice President & General Manager Petroleum & Chemicals - Houston & Major Projects Jacobs Engineering  
Vice President JE Dunn Construction  
Project Engineer, Global Projects Lyondellbasell
OWNER
Maintenance & Reliability Manager Lyondellbasell
OWNER
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Senior Major Projects Manager Marathon Petroleum
OWNER
Vice President Project Execution Meridian Energy
OWNER
Vice President Houston Operations Meridian Energy
OWNER
Senior Vice President Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America  
Director Innovative Technologies & Implementation Division New Stream
OWNER
Senior Estimator Next Decade
OWNER
Director Norton Engineering  
Director - Manufacturing East Projects NOVA Chemicals
OWNER
Director - Strategic Capital Procurement NOVA Chemicals
OWNER
Director of Corporate Engineering Occidental Chemical Corporation
OWNER
Manager of Project Controls Occidental Chemical Corporation
OWNER
Manager - Marine & Liquid Terminals Oceaneering  
Sr. Maintenance Specialist Ii - Ta Coordinator OXEA Corporation
OWNER
Maintenance & Reliability Manager OXEA Corporation
OWNER
Project Manager OxyChem
OWNER
Project Development Supervisor PBF Energy
OWNER
Vice President of Engineering PetroLogistics LLC  
EPC Category Manager Phillips 66
OWNER
Global Reliability Engineer Praxair
OWNER
USIG HyCO Mechanical Integrity Manager Praxair
OWNER
Executive Director, Productivity & Value Chain Management Praxair, Inc.
OWNER
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Maintenance Superintendent Praxair, Inc.
OWNER
Head of Engineering Projects Qatar Fuel Additives Company
OWNER
Manager Operations RELIANCE INDUSTRIES
OWNER
Senior Vice President Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.  
Senior Petrochemicals Editor S&P Global Platts  
Project Manager SABIC
OWNER
Industry Advisor - ENR SAP America  
Corporate Manager - HR & Organizational Effectiveness - US Mega Projects Sasol
OWNER
Turnaround Supervisor Sasol North America
OWNER
Engineering Project Manager Suncor Energy, Inc
OWNER
Senior Vice President Superheat  
President Sustainable Operations Solutions, LLC  
Project Controls Manager Tessenderlo Kerely Sevices  
Director of Project Development (Rail Services) TGS Group  
Program Director Dow Chemical
OWNER
Head of Construction Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA)  
Director of Innovation Torngats  
Manager Project Controls Westlake Chemical Corporation
OWNER
Vice President Wison Petrochemicals (NA) LLC
OWNER
Vice President - Chemicals Development WorleyParsons  
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Audience breakdown for
Downstream 2018:

Business Type

Business Type

Seniority

Seniority

Testimonials

  • 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

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Diamond Sponsors

  • autodesk
  • Coreworx
  • Jacobs
  • wood
  • Zachry

Platinum Sponsors

  • Audubon
  • Bechtel
  • Bentley
  • BOSS

Gold Sponsors

  • Appian
  • BakerHughes
  • Cisco
  • Dassault systemes
  • emerson
  • hexagon
  • ROCKWOOL
  • sinclair

Silver Sponsors

  • ARMS
  • exp
  • IndustrialInfoResources
  • KBR
  • KPMG
  • mobideo
  • Pruftechnik
  • Sany

Badge & Lanyard Sponsor

  • Stork

Workshop Sponsor

  • APNetworks

E-Showguide Sponsor

  • Hargrove

Slido Sponsor

  • GBI

Networking Zone Sponsor

  • SafeRack

Co-Sponsors

  • ABB
  • Ameco
  • APC
  • CAPS
  • day & zimmermann
  • DPC
  • Hilti
  • mobile-modular
  • Oracle
  • PlanGrid
  • Mangiarotti and Stone & Webster

Workforce Sponsors

  • Basf
  • DuPont
  • Napta
  • sasol
  • Simtronics
  • systran
  • voovio

Outdoor Exhibitor

  • SAIA

Current Exhibitors

  • 3S
  • abb
  • adams
  • ADI
  • Advanced Refrigerant Technologies
  • af global
  • airswift
  • ameco
  • APC
  • Appian
  • APM
  • ARMS
  • armstrong
  • atlas-rfid
  • Audubon
  • AVEVA
  • B&W Energy Services
  • BakerHughes
  • Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants�& Rigid Global Buildings
  • Basf
  • Bentley
  • BIC
  • Boccard
  • boldrocchi
  • BOSS
  • Burns-McDonnell
  • Canal-barge
  • CEDA
  • CSCRC
  • Century Elevators
  • cleaver-brooks
  • CNC
  • Conhagen
  • Coreworx
  • creative-lodging-solutions
  • cpv
  • CTI
  • CAPS
  • Dassault systemes
  • deep-south
  • denora
  • DistributionNOW
  • DMI Light Towers
  • doxsteel
  • DPC
  • Drager
  • Dredgit
  • DuPont
  • Durag
  • Edwards
  • Engineering & Inspection International
  • Ericson
  • exp
  • fabshops
  • fm-mafco
  • FE-Moran
  • flexitallic
  • forterra
  • fwf
  • GBI
  • GREEN
  • greene-tweed
  • GRM
  • Group-Industries
  • HM
  • Harbison-Walker
  • hexagon
  • Hilti
  • ICT
  • IndustrialInfoResources
  • innovapptive
  • INTEGRA
  • intelliwave
  • Intertek
  • ionix
  • Jacobs
  • kap
  • KBR
  • Kelley
  • kudu jacks
  • Louisiana Chemical Dismantling Company, Inc. (LCDC)
  • Lamons
  • Leica
  • Lokring
  • Mahaffey
  • Mako
  • mangan
  • Mason
  • MAT
  • Melter
  • merrill-steel
  • Mistras
  • mobideo
  • mobile-modular
  • Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace)
  • Monroe
  • MTI
  • NEXANS
  • nextgen
  • Novaflex
  • OnGuard
  • optimal pcs distran
  • Oracle
  • Orange County Economic Development Corporation
  • Oseco
  • ParFab
  • Parker
  • PIC
  • picc
  • PlanGrid
  • Pruftechnik
  • PSB
  • Rajant / Mark III Systems
  • Red-vector
  • reliable
  • S8
  • SafeRack
  • Sany
  • sasol
  • Satellite
  • Simtronics
  • southwire
  • Spraying Systems Co.
  • sprung
  • STEAM
  • Mangiarotti and Stone & Webster
  • Stork
  • SUEZ
  • Sunbelt
  • systran
  • teadit
  • techline
  • tempus resource
  • top hi-tech
  • Trinity Power
  • tubetech
  • Universal Hinge Corp
  • van dam
  • VEGA
  • Veolia
  • Veritas
  • voovio
  • Weeks
  • wika
  • Wolseley

Supported By

  • BIC Magazine
  • Chemical Engineering Online
  • DigitalRefining.com
  • EGN
  • ILinCP
  • Inspectioneering
  • MaintWorld
  • Natural Gas Intelligence
  • NaturalGasWorld
  • Noria
  • Pathfinder
  • PEMAC
  • Prima
  • PTQ
  • Refinerlink
  • Shale
  • Shutdown and Turnaround Professionals

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Joshua Bull

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Petrochemical Update
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Petrochemical Update
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Petrochemical Update
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