About Downstream 2018

Downstream 2018 is the world’s largest event for construction, engineering, maintenance, reliability & turnaround professionals focused on Downstream plants (Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining, LNG).

On the afternoon of both days (from 2pm) we will be opening the exhibition floor for general attendance.

With 150 booths, walking the floor will make sure you understand what is happening at the forefront of the industry and keep on top of trends. Take these back to the team and integrate into business objectives, keeping pace with this fast moving industry.

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Attend the Downstream 2018 Exhibition to experience:

With over $200 billion + in active or downstream capital investments, the downstream industry in North America is booming.

Keeping on top of developments is key to success!

  • 150 exhibition stands:

    Innovative products and solutions from across the construction, maintenance and turnaround industry

  • 3000 attendees:

    Make new contacts to find new suppliers or clients, learn from others what’s at the cutting edge and revolutionizing the downstream industry

  • 750 owner operators:

    From the top down - what are the next priorities for this group. Find out, directly from them

  • Showfloor Sessions - Workforce Development:

    Learn how to engage a new generation, leverage local talent and deploy technologies for a more enticing career proposition

  • Tech Demos:

    Understand game changing tech. e.g. VR/AR, Cognitive Inspection Testing and next-gen software upgrades to be one step ahead of the disruption they are set to cause

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Why Do People Visit Downstream 2018?

Why Do People Visit Downstream 2018
Why Do People Visit Downstream 2018
Why Do People Visit Downstream 2018

With no sign that the dynamic growth curve of the Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining & LNG industries is slowing down; can you really say you have a handle on all developments?

Attending will ensure you understand what is happening at the forefront of the industry, and in the years to come.

And if that’s not enough, over 3000+ professionals focused on downstream capital projects, maintenance, reliability, turnarounds, operational excellence, procurement and digitalization will be attending Downstream to meet and do business with companies like yours.

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See Why Downstream Executives Come to this Conference

Who Visits Downstream 2018?

Downstream brings the entire supply chain together, anyone that’s anyone in the construction, engineering, maintenance, reliability or turnaround industry will be there.  Including:

  • Owner Operators (think Exxon, Shell, Chevron, Cheniere, P66 etc..)
  • Major EPC’s (think Bechtel, Fluor, KBR, Jacobs etc..)
  • Major Contractors
  • Technology Providers
  • Equipment Providers
  • Service Providers
  • Consultants
  • Associations
  • Press / Media

Focused on the following 3 areas:

Engineering & Construction Engineering & Construction
Maintenance & Reliability Maintenance & Reliability
Shutdowns & Turnarounds Shutdowns & Turnarounds
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Anything Apart From Exhibitors?

There is a lot going on at Downstream Exhibition if you can tear yourself away from the products. Key features include:

  • Live Demo's and Content - see live demonstrations from leading product suppliers as well as a focused agenda of quality presentations and panel sessions on the expo floor
  • Networking Drinks - from 5pm - 6pm on the 31st May we will be hosting a networking drinks party for all attendees of both the conference and the exhibition
  • Prize Giveaways - your chance to win some great prizes!
  • Exhibition Tours - featuring dedicated tours around the exhibition to get to know the products and services on offer even better
  • 3000+ Attendees - the who's who of the downstream industry, you won't find a better line up anywhere else
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The Fun Doesn’t Start & Stop at the Expo Doors

The event is being hosted on Galveston Island – where mixing business with pleasure is easy!

Meet new partners on the showfloor, then continue to get to know if they have what you need at one of Galveston’s many attractions.

  • Do they have the guts to take the risks you need – take them Go Karting or Kayaking
  • What about an eye for detail and precision – find out on the Golf Course
  • Can they respect the history and core of your business – their reaction to Galveston’s history and Victorian architecture will let you know

Or simply share a conversation over a delicious steak and a well paired glass of red wine at one of the many restaurants just walking distance from the convention center.

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  • 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

Contact us to Discuss the Best Sponsorship Options for You:

Andrew York

Andrew York

Head of Business Development
Petrochemical Update
+1800 814 3459 x7507 (US)
+44 (0) 207 375 7507 (Global)

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
  • 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


  • 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
  • B&W Energy Services
  • BakerHughes
  • Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants�& Rigid Global Buildings
  • Basf
  • Bentley
  • BIC
  • Boccard
  • boldrocchi
  • BOSS
  • Burns-McDonnell
  • Canal-barge
  • CEDA
  • 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
  • greene-tweed
  • GRM
  • 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)
  • Lamons
  • Leica
  • Lokring
  • Mahaffey
  • Mako
  • mangan
  • Mason
  • MAT
  • Melter
  • merrill-steel
  • Mistras
  • mobideo
  • mobile-modular
  • Modular Space Corporation (ModSpace)
  • Monroe
  • MTI
  • 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
  • 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
  • Prima
  • PTQ
  • Refinerlink
  • Shale
  • Shutdown and Turnaround Professionals
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