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What to expect from the world’s biggest Downstream event

We just welcomed a record breaking 7,000 attendees, 2,500 conference delegates and 280 exhibitors for our biggest ever downstream industry event!

So what’s it like? We spoke to major downstream leaders to find out, check out the official video here now >>>

The market now eagerly anticipates Downstream 2020 - are you ready to join a staggering 10,000 attendees, 3,000 conference delegates, 3,000 owner operators and 450 exhibition stands?

Be the first to know - Pre-order the Downstream 2020 brochure

As a one-stop-shop it’s evolving, and has become the premier exhibition event for the Downstream industry

Stuart Bradie, CEO, KBR

KBR

$200 BILLION OPPORTUNITY: The time to invest is now - Be part of the growth & development

  • Since 2010, petrochemical producers have announced significant expansions of capacity in the U.S., and the momentum is not over.
  • To date, 334 chemical and plastics projects cumulatively valued at $204 billion have been announced, 53% of the investment completed or underway and 40% in the planning phase.
  • America’s plentiful and affordable supplies of natural gas and NGLs are driving the new investment. Further gains in capital spending are anticipated, increasing by 5.4% this year and 4.9% in 2020.
  • Capital spending will reach $43 billion by 2024, according to the ACC.
  • Chemical production in the U.S. is expected to surge over the next five years, compared with the last two decades.
  • Growth in output and continued expansion of capacity will generate demand for more workers, with more than 17,000 more jobs expected through 2024.

No other Downstream event serves the entire value chain.

Downstream 2020 is home to 5 dedicated conference tracks covering all aspects of Downstream operations

Process Engineering & Technology - Key 2019 Themes:

Capture Every Molecule

  • Process Excellence:

    Ensure the optimization of you processes and hear the latest on process control, optimization and intensification, issues and solutions.

  • Process Design & Development:

    Hear the latest in new research and developments, emerging technologies, and recent innovations in the manufacture and recovery of ethylene and other base chemicals.

  • Downstream Integration for Value Creation:

    Choose the right operating model and level of integration to ensure survival and sustained profitability of your plant.

  • Application of Big Data Analytics in Petrochemical Production:

    Maximize production and profitability of established and future assets through data-driven optimization of operations and process safety.

Featured Speakers

  • soon
    Steve Eckhoff Lead Process Engineer
    BASF
  • Phillip Smee
    Phillip Smee Director of Technology & Consulting
    Wood
  • Frank Zhu
    Frank Zhu Senior Fellow Leader Engineering Innovations
    Honeywell UOP
  • soon
    Dylan Loudon Senior Manager Process Engineering & Modelling
    Sasol
  • soon
    Richard Conticello Director Process Engineering
    Amec Foster Wheeler
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE Process Engineering & Technology TRACK

Engineering & Construction - Key 2019 Themes:

Unleash innovation to deliver world class capital projects

  • Technology Showcase:

    Uncover the very latest in engineering, construction and project safety innovations you can deploy to deliver capital projects on time and budget

  • Digitize Execution:

    Learn to unlock the power of project digitization to transform your ability to respond to challenges and make critical project decisions in real-time

  • Transform Productivity:

    Gain all the exclusive insights you need to optimize project controls, AWP and scope development to supercharge tool-time for the whole value chain

  • Workforce Ready:

    Discover what steps you can take to meet your immediate resource needs and inspire the sustainable capital projects workforce of the future

Featured Speakers

  • Decie Autin
    Decie Autin VP Project Management Upstream/Downstream
    ExxonMobil
  • Randy Pound
    Ed Lehotsky SVP Engineering & Construction
    Cheniere Energy
  • Tony Barre
    Jim Ellis General Manager Global Engineering & Project Management
    SABIC
  • Lance Medlin
    Lance Medlin Chief Projects Officer
    Meridian Energy
  • Bob Tinn
    Bob Tinn Director of Supply Chain Management - Major Projects
    Motiva Enterprises
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE Engineering & Construction TRACK

Reliability & Maintenance - Key 2019 Themes:

Maximize Uptime & Optimize Production

  • Advanced Maintenance Strategies:

    Shift from a model of reactive to predictive maintenance with the latest advances in requesting, planning, scheduling and recording of maintenance.

  • Designing for Reliability:

    Hear from industry pioneers on how to ensure that the capital project is the birthplace of reliability by properly considering design for reliability & maintenance (DFRAM) principles at every stage of a project.

  • Innovative Technology:

    With an increasingly crowded technological landscape learn how to select, test and implement innovative technology that will deliver the biggest ROI.

  • Recruitment & Training;

    In the face of increasing labor demand and reduced availability, re-think your strategy on how to attract, recruit and most importantly retain talented and experienced maintenance professionals.

Featured Speakers

  • Tony Barre
    Tony Barre (Former) Global Maintenance & Reliability Director, Hydrocarbons & Energy
    Dow
  • Kane Hittle
    Kane Hittle VP Capital Projects & Reliability
    HollyFrontier
  • Cindy Gross
    Cindy Gross Director of Reliability
    Flint Hills Resources
  • Walter Pesenti
    Walter Pesenti Global Petrochemical Operational Excellence Manager
    BP
  • Victor Ortega
    Victor Ortega VP – Technical Site Manager
    Covestro
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE Reliability & Maintenance TRACK

Shutdowns & Turnaround - Key 2019 Themes:

Best in Class Turnaround Planning, Execution and Post-Event Critique

  • Capital Project Integration:

    With the integration of capital work now an industry standard, discover the best model for success including resourcing, planning, and accountability strategies.

  • Optimize Time Between Turnarounds;

    Rethink your event schedule and discover how to make rationalised business focussed decisions that enable you to find the ‘the sweet spot’ between production, reliability and risk.

  • Sharing Best Practice Across Sites:

    Discover how to leverage the success of individual site turnarounds and exploit your historical data on events to define and roll out a gold standard across your portfolio

  • Turnaround Resourcing:

    With an already intensively competitive labor market becoming increasing stretched find out how the industry is rethinking permanent staffing levels and making themselves an attractive prospect for contractors

Featured Speakers

  • Jeff Brock
    Jeff Brock Global Manager- Performance Improvement
    LyondellBasell
  • Eric LaPointe
    Eric LaPointe Turnaround Coordinator
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Randy Pound
    Randy Pound Global Director of Maintenance and Reliability
    Olin Corporation
  • Jeffrey Spigener
    Jeffrey Spigener Turnaround Manager
    INEOS
  • Walter Pinto
    Walter Pinto (Former) Senior Director, Global Projects, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnarounds
    LyondellBasell
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE Shutdowns & Turnaround TRACK

Supply Chain & Logistics - Key 2019 Themes:

A Supply Chain that Delivers End-to-End

  • A Global Approach to End-to-End Visibility:

    Find out how key players in trucking, rail, marine, logistics and warehousing are implementing real-time tracking that guarantees clarity on your shipments

  • The Next Generation Digital Supply Chain:

    Real life examples of how digitisation, blockchain, metrics and more, are driving visibility, velocity and versatility in supply chain management

  • Navigate the Political Roadmap:

    Get smart with our business critical insights on the international tariffs, trade deals and regulations that will impact your international outreach in 2019 and beyond

  • Unlock your Supply Chain’s Potential:

    Understand how process standardization, data alignment and stakeholder buy-in are guaranteed to transform your business operations for good

Featured Speakers

  • Brent Bement
    Brent Bement Director Supply Chain, Petrochemicals N. America
    BASF
  • Joe Kelly
    Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
    Shell Chemicals
  • Rick Lissa
    Rick Lissa Sr Director of Logistics Management
    Formosa Plastics
  • Paul Jepson
    Paul Jepson Supply Chain Manager
    Sabic
  • Grigor Bambekov
    Grigor Bambekov Director, Operational Services, Operational Excellence Management System, and Risk Management
    Andeavor
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE Supply Chain & Logistics TRACK
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Provides opportunities for people from small and large companies, to meet and get together and share ideas

Mike Coyle, President of Manufacturing, Chevron

Chevron

2019 featured a staggering 200+ industry speakers across 5 tracks.
The All-Star Line-Up Included:

Marcus Luttrell

Featured Speaker:

Marcus Luttrell

Former Navy SEAL
Author of “Lone Survivor”

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Mike Coyle

Featured Speaker:

Mike Coyle

President of Manufacturing
Chevron

Chevron
  • Stuart Bradie
    KBR
    Stuart Bradie CEO
    KBR
  • Decie Autin
    ExxonMobil
    Decie Autin VP Project Management
    ExxonMobil
  • Samik Mukherjee
    McDermott
    Samik Mukherjee Group Senior Vice President, Projects
    McDermott
  • Cindy Gross
    Flint Hills Resources
    Cindy Gross Director of Reliability
    Flint Hills Resources
  • Joe Kelly
    Shell Chemicals
    Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
    Shell Chemicals
  • Alasdair Cathcart
    Bechtel
    Alasdair Cathcart President - Oil, Gas & Chemicals
    Bechtel
  • Walter Pesenti
    BP
    Walter Pesenti Global Petrochemical Operational Excellence Manager
    BP
  • Andrew Stewart
    Wood
    Andrew Stewart CEO - Americas
    Wood
  • Walter Pinto
    LyondellBasell
    Walter Pinto (Retired) Senior Director, Global Projects, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnarounds
    LyondellBasell
  • Victor Ortega
    Covestro
    Victor Ortega VP - Technical Site Manager
    Covestro
View all 2019 Speakers

Renowned as the most significant global meeting place for Downstream owners/operators, the 2019 event had an industry-leading 40% owner/operator attendance ratio. Below is a sample of the massive delegations that attended in 2019

  • 95+Attendees
    Lyondellbasell

    95+ attendees including:

    • TA Event Manager
    • Global Manager- Perfomance Improvement
    • Maintenance & Reliability, Turnarounds, Warehouse Management, & Capital Projects
    • Capital Portfolio Manager
    • Sr. Global Projects Estimator
    • Project Director
    • Contract Manager
    • Operations Integration Team Lead
    • Project Controls
    • Supply Chain Manager, Trucking, Warehousing and Commercial Logistics
    • Production Engineer
    • Competency Development & Assurance Manager
    • Capital Projects Manager 
    • Maintenance Manager 
    • Turnaround Operations Specialist
  • 65+Attendees
    dow

    65+ attendees including:

    • Global Maintenance & Reliability Director
    • Modularization Execution Global Improvement Leader
    • Global EPC Contract Manager
    • Shutdown Coordinator 
    • DFRAM Global Expertise Leader
    • Advanced Work Packaging Champion
    • Supply Chain Improvement
    • Olefins Supply Chain Manager
    • Outplant Logistics Manager
    • Commissioning and Startup Leader
    • Sr Construction Manager
    • Improvement Engineer & Manufacturing Representative
    • Global Supply Chain Leader
    • Program Director
    • Modularization Global Improve Leader
  • 65+Attendees
    ExxonMobil

    65+ attendees including:

    • VP Project Management & Execution
    • Technology Scout and Venturing Advisor
    • Reforming & Clean Gasoline Unit Inspector
    • Global Technology Sponsor - Construction
    • Technology Scout and Venturing Advisor
    • Supply Chain Advisor
    • Capital Projects Advisor
    • Major Project Venture Planner
    • Capital Project Advisor
    • Supply Chain Capital Projects
    • Capital Project Advisor
    • Turnaround & Majors Planning SLS
    • Turnaround Technical Lead
    • Project Controls Engineer
    • Interface Coordinator
  • 60+Attendees
    shell

    60+ attendees including:

    • IT Project Manager - Capital Projects
    • Logistics Manager - Shell Polymers
    • Plant Manager
    • Rail Freight Account Analyst
    • Manger Supplier Diversity & Outreach
    • Procurement Manager - Bulk Road Transportation
    • Technical Integration, Precomm & Completions Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Digital Product Manager Asset & Projects
    • Sulfuric Acid Alkylation SME
    • Supervisor Maintenance
    • Chemical Construction Manager
    • Technical Operations and Projects Manager
    • Procurement Manager
    • Manager, Supplier Diversity - SBLO
  • 40+Attendees
    basf

    40+ attendees including:

    • Operations Maintenance Gatekeeper
    • Asset Effectiveness Engineer
    • Director Supply Chain, Petrochemicals N. America
    • Head of Workforce Deveopment, North America
    • Regional Logistics Manager
    • Process Specialist
    • Manager, Project Procurement
    • CSA Engineer
    • Senior Analyst Technical Training
    • TAR Materials Control
    • Engineering Product Specialist
    • Head of Workforce Deveopment, North America
    • Production Manager
    • Technical Service Engineer/Technology Specialist
    • Export Business Specialist
  • 35+Attendees
    Chevron Phillips Chemical

    35+ attendees including:

    • TA Coordinator
    • Project Manager
    • Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer
    • Transportation Specialist
    • Exports Transportation Supervisor
    • PE Export & Distribution Sales Manager
    • Global Marine Services Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Turnaround Controls
    • Global Supply Chain Manager
    • Transportation Pricing Specialist
    • Project Controls Lead
    • Turnaround Manager
    • Turnaround Engineer
    • Turnaround Coordinator
  • 30+Attendees
    Chevron

    30+ attendees including:

    • Category Manager, Logistics
    • Information Management SME
    • Logistics category manager
    • Facility Engineer
    • Senior Project Controller/ Project Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Rotating Equipment Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • PPM Implementation Lead
    • Technical Safety Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • Project Manager
  • 25+Attendees
    Phillips 66

    25+ attendees including:

    • Process engineer team lead
    • Manager Category Management
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Supply Chain Logistics Director
    • Turnaround Planning and Scheduling Lead
    • Category Lead Fabricated Equipment
    • Project Manager
    • Health & Safety Manager Major Projects
    • Business Economist
    • Catalyst Category Lead
    • Category Management
    • Manager, Materials & Equipment Procurement
    • JV Manager
    • Manager, O&M Execution Excellence
    • Manager - Services Procurement and Refining Maintenance
  • 25+Attendees
    ineos

    25+ attendees including:

    • TAR Manager
    • Sr. Procurement Specialist
    • Turnaround Specialist
    • Turnaround Planner
    • Workforce Development Manager
    • Procurement Specialist
    • Senior Procurement Specialist
    • Senior Procurement Specialist
    • EPC Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Construction Mgr. ESPN Project
  • 15+Attendees
    Holly-Frontier

    15+ attendees including:

    • Manager, Capital Projects
    • VP Capital Projects & Reliability
    • Director of Capital Projects
    • VP Capital Projects Delivery
    • Capital Projects Manager
    • Supervisor, Project Engineering
    • Manager, Capital Projects
    • Vice President and Project Manager
    • Project Manager, Instrumentation
    • VP Capital Projects & Reliability
    • Manager, Capital Projects
    • Team Leader, Project Engineering

Great experience with the 1-2-1 meetings. Opened a number of doors that we would have not “knocked” on

BD Manager, L.G. Barcus & Sons Deep Foundations (2019 Attendee)

L.G. Barcus & Sons Deep Foundations
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Downstream Connect -
Our Bespoke 1-2-1 Meeting Service

Downstream Connect is a specialist networking tool that will help you find & book meetings with new business contacts at Downstream 2020.

How does it work?

  • Access your personal page

    Once you’ve registered for the event you will receive a link to access your personal Downstream Connect meetings page

  • Update your profile

    Update your personal profile, so other people can find you. Your contact details are only exchanged with your confirmed appointments

  • Search for contacts

    Search for contacts by job title, company, business type or use the automatic suggestions to find your perfect match

  • Send & receive invitations

    Send & receive invitations with high level contacts & arrange meetings on exhibitor stands or in the dedicated meetings lounge

  • Appointment reminders

    With a PDF schedule, SMS reminders & help from our onsite concierge team, you will arrive at your appointments on time

Downstream Connect Tutorial

Find Out More - Click Here




Downstream Connect in Numbers -
Highlights from Downstream 2019 meetings programme

10,000+ Meeting Requests
66% Attendee Engagement
4.2 / 5 stars Average Meeting Rating
$60+ million in new business
Book your booth for 2020   Speak or sponsor at Downstream 2020

The Downstream conference is the true conference that reflects the Downstream & Chemicals business

Alasdair Cathcart, President, Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Bechtel

Bechtel

2020 Sponsors

VIP Zone Sponsor

  • Zachry

Gold Sponsors

  • Aspen Aerogels
  • ATR
  • BPS
  • mobideo
  • TEPCO

Silver Sponsors

  • aptim
  • Clear-Metal
  • Elemica
  • Hilti
  • intergraph
  • Precision
  • SUEZ
  • wood

Bronze Sponsors

  • Universal-Plant-Services
  • Veson

2020 Partners

Strategic Partners

  • Gas-Processing
  • Hydrocarbon Processing

Digital Content Partner

  • BIC

Official Association Partners

  • CURT

Media Partners

  • Chemical Engineering Online
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Industrial-Info-Resources
  • MyTechMag
  • NGW
  • Reuters
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