*Please Note Date & Hotel Change:
The dates and hotel location of this conference have changed to December 12-13, Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, Houston

2017 Supply Chain Speakers Include:

  • Millissa Flanagan
    Millissa FlanaganSenior Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain
  • Rick Lissa
    Rick LissaSenior Director - Logistics Management Department
    Formosa Plastics
  • Andy O’Connor
    Andy O’ConnorGlobal Director and Head of Digital SC Development - BASF 4.0
  • Shelly Heuser
    Shelly HeuserSVP Supply Chain & IT
    TPC Group Inc.
  • Roger Guenther
    Roger GuentherExecutive Director
    Port of Houston Authority
  • Brandy Christian
    Brandy ChristianPresident & CEO
    Port of New Orleans
  • Don Snyder
    Don Snyder Director of Trade Development
    Port of Long Beach
  • Paul McClintock
    Paul McClintock Chief Commercial Officer & Senior Vice President
    South Carolina Ports
  • Kari Kirchhoefer
    Kari A. KirchhoeferVice President and General Manager - Chemicals
    Union Pacific Railroad
  • Reggie Dupré
    Reggie Dupré President & CEO
    Dupre Logistics, LLC
  • Dwight Morgan
    Dwight Morgan Vice President Corporate Development
    M. Holland
  • Matt Olsen
    Matt OlsenPresident
    IronNet Cybersecurity
    (former Director, National Counterterrorism Center, appointed by President Obama)
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Major Petrochemical Companies Confirmed to Attend Include:

  • AkzoNobel
  • BASF
  • cp-chem
  • ExxonMobil
  • Formosa
  • huntsman
  • ineos
  • Invista
  • Lyondellbasell
  • sabic
  • Sasol
  • shell
  • solvay
  • TPC-Group
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Why Petrochemical Supply Chain 2017?

  • Bringing the Industry Together Post Harvey:

    This conference will provide a unique opportunity to unite all the major stakeholders involved in the global petrochemical supply chain industry to address key issues and challenges related to the impact of hurricane Harvey

  • An inspiring agenda:

    As the Petrochemical industry goes from strength to strength, we will cover 5 key themes, provide dedicated tracks and keynote sessions to help your business flourish

  • 700+ in attendance:

    If you are looking for one business meeting to attend in 2017, this will be sure to give you the most senior-level networking opportunities globally

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Key Themes at the World’s Leading Petrochemical Supply Chain Conference:

  • Assessing Harvey’s True Impact: Hear from all the major stakeholders from across the supply chain with full updates on capacity, restrictions, bottlenecks and maintenance / repair schedules to fully prepare your supply chain for the year ahead
  • Understand the Real Implications of New Volumes & Anticipate Producer Supply Chain Needs: Understand the U.S. petrochemical market, project completion forecasts and new volumes expected to come online through as far as 2025. With first wave projects set to cause chaos for U.S. infrastructure, make sure your business is ahead of the game and can deliver on your clients’ needs.
  • Generating Capacity to Keep Up with Export Demand: We explore how Shipping Lines, Ports, Terminals & 3PLS are continuing to handle this year’s wave of new polyethylene and ethylene export volume - and what still needs to be done given continual growth
  • Optimizing the Domestic Supply Chain: Capitalize on Distribution at Home: Understand the impact of new volumes on rail, trucking and distribution companies, how they see supply and demand on national soil, and how infrastructure can be optimized to better deal with new product transportation
  • The Future Is Digital: What Does a Digital Supply Chain Mean for Petrochemicals? What does digitalization really mean for the petrochemical supply chain in terms of improving your day-to-day efficiency; and how far away is the digital revolution?
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Confirmed Petrochemical Supply Chain Executives Confirmed to Attend Include:

chevron-phillips Mont Belvieu, Texas Plastics Plant - expected start up Q3 2017

Estimated capacity increase:
1.3 million tons per year
Confirmed 2017 Attendees:
  • General Manager - Global Supply Chain
  • Global Motor Carrier & Bulk Services Manager
  • Exports Transportation Supervisor
ExxonMobil 1.5 million tons per year cracker in Baytown, Texas is expected to come online in 2017 Confirmed 2017 Attendees:
  • Capital Projects Manager
  • Capital Projects Advisor
  • Capital Projects Advisor
  • Capital Projects Advisor
  • Capital Projects Advisor
  • Capital Projects Advisor
Formosa Already has two ethane crackers in Texas that produce 1.66 million tons per year of ethylene

1.59 million tons per year cracker in Point Comfort, Texas to follow in 2017 or 2018
Confirmed 2017 Attendees:
  • Sr. Director - Logistics Management Department
  • Rail Rate Analyst
  • Logistics Manager- Rail
sasol World-scale petrochemical complex near the existing site in Southwest Louisiana estimated for completion in 2018. The site will produce 1.5 million tons ethylene annually Confirmed 2017 Attendees:
  • Commercial Manager
  • Senior Manager - Logistics
  • Senior Distribution Specialist
  • Distribution Specialist
shell Pennsylvania Chemicals Project expected to come online in 2022.

Approx.. annual production capacity of 3.3 billion pounds ethylene, approx. 3.5 billion pounds of polyethylene
Confirmed 2017 Attendees:
  • PE Logistics Development Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
  • Business Development Manager, Polyethylene
solvay After a $85 million unit was built in Georgia, US, completed in mid-2016, Solvay’s total PEEK neat resin production capacity is at 2,500 metric tons worldwide Confirmed 2017 Attendees:
  • Director of Supply Chain, North America Oil & Gas
  • Director - Business Development & Supply Chain
  • Vice President, Government & Public Affairs
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
sabic New petrochemical plant in San Patricio County with ExxonMobil (dates not yet confirmed)

Estimated capacity increase: 1.8 million tons per year
Confirmed 2017 Attendees:
  • Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Liquids - America
  • Senior Analyst, Supply & Demand Planning
  • Senior Analyst, Demand Planning
  • Analyst, Supply & Demand Planning
Dow Chemical 1.5 million tons per year cracker targeted to come online in mid-2017 Confirmed 2017 Attendees
  • Global Director - Supply Chain
Ineos Annual manufacturing capacity of over 8.6 billion pounds of petrochemicals. Planning expansion projects in Europe which will rely heavily on feedstock imports from the US. Confirmed 2017 Attendees
  • Team Leader - Rail
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Logistics Operations Manager
  • Packaging Coordinator
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2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Dupre Logistics
  • honeywell
  • honeywell
  • Greenbrier Companies
  • National Property Holding
  • Rail Logix
  • TGS

Silver Sponsors

  • advisian
  • Bulkmatic
  • Plantgistix

Port Sponsors

  • Georgia Ports Authority
  • Port freeport
  • Port NOLA
  • Port of Long Beach
  • the-port-of-virginia

Railroad Sponsors

  • CN
  • Kansas
  • union pacific

Lanyard Sponsor

  • unitcargo

Wi-Fi Sponsor

  • MILS


  • coastal cargo
  • EMS
  • intersack
  • tankspan


  • ATLS
  • BDP
  • Coperion
  • Cordstrap
  • DCG
  • DoverMEI
  • Eagle
  • EMS
  • the-port-of-virginia
  • Powell
  • rsi
  • SPSI
  • Transporeon

Media Partners

  • cscmp
  • HCB
  • JOC
  • Link
  • maritime executive
  • North American Rail Shipper Association (NARS)
  • Eagle
  • SCLG


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Karla Sharp

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Petrochemical Update
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Joshua Bull

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Petrochemical Update
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Paul Robinson

Business Development -
Oil, Nuclear & Petrochemicals
Petrochemical Update
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