Downstream 2019 serves the whole value chain -
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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
  • Phillip Smee
    Phillip Smee Director of Technology & Consulting
  • Frank Zhu
    Frank Zhu Senior Fellow Leader Engineering Innovations
    Honeywell UOP
  • soon
    Dylan Loudon Senior Manager Process Engineering & Modelling
  • 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
  • Randy Pound
    Ed Lehotsky SVP Engineering & Construction
    Cheniere Energy
  • Tony Barre
    Jim Ellis General Manager Global Engineering & Project Management
  • Lance Medlin
    Lance Medlin Chief Projects Officer
    Meridian Energy
  • Bob Tinn
    Bob Tinn Director of Supply Chain Management - Major Projects
    Motiva Enterprises

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
  • Kane Hittle
    Kane Hittle VP Capital Projects & Reliability
  • Cindy Gross
    Cindy Gross Director of Reliability
    Flint Hills Resources
  • Walter Pesenti
    Walter Pesenti Global Petrochemical Operational Excellence Manager
  • Victor Ortega
    Victor Ortega VP – Technical Site Manager

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
  • 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
  • Walter Pinto
    Walter Pinto (Former) Senior Director, Global Projects, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnarounds

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
  • 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
  • Grigor Bambekov
    Grigor Bambekov Director, Operational Services, Operational Excellence Management System, and Risk Management

Headline speakers confirmed for 2019:

Marcus Luttrell, Former Navy SEAL - Author of “Lone Survivor”

Featured Speaker:

Marcus Luttrell, Former Navy SEAL - Author of “Lone Survivor”

  • Stuart Bradie
    Stuart Bradie CEO
  • Alasdair Cathcart
    Alasdair Cathcart President - Oil, Gas & Chemicals
  • Samik Mukherjee
    Samik Mukherjee COO
  • Andrew Stewart
    Andrew Stewart CEO - Americas
  • Jim Brittain
    Fluor Corporation
    Jim Brittain Group President - Energy & Chemicals
    Fluor Corporation
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Welcome to the world's biggest Downstream event

Renowned as the most significant global meeting place for Downstream professionals, this is where they meet to learn, network and do business.

7,000+ Downstream professionals within Process Engineering, Engineering & Construction, Reliability & Maintenance, Shutdowns & Turnarounds and Supply Chain & Logistics will convene on Houston June 11-12, 2019 at the George Brown Convention Center to tackle core challenges with world-class experts, hear about the latest disruptive tech, and to meet and form partnerships with new and existing suppliers.

If you work in or supply services to the Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining or LNG industries make sure you’re in Houston June 11-12 for Downstream 2019!

At Downstream 2019 we attract large delegations of owner/operators and EPCs, already confirmed for 2019 include:

  • Air-Liquide

    Company Attendees

    • PM, Plant Project
    • Sr. Category Specialist
    • Sr. Category Specialist
    • Category Specialist
    • Direct Category Manager
    • Sr. Category Specialist
    • VP National Maintenance and Reliability
  • AmSty

    Company Attendees

    • Buyer - Logistics
    • Buyer - Site Services & Capital Equipment
    • Process Engineer Specialist
  • ASCEND Performance Materials

    Company Attendees

    • Capital Execution Process Lead
    • Principal Project Manager
    • Director Global Logistics
    • Director - Logistics & QCI
    • Category Manager – Logistics Procurement
    • Principal Category Manager - Strategic Initiatives
    • Sr. Director Global Indirect Procurement
    • Spend Manager
    • Project Manager
  • basf

    Company Attendees

    • 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
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • TAR Materials Control
    • Engineering Product Specialist
    • Head of Workforce Deveopment, North America
    • Lead Pipe Stress Engineer
    • Category Manager
    • Buyer
    • Production Manager
    • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • bechtel

    Company Attendees

    • Sulfur Technology Manager
    • Engineering Management
    • Engineering Automation Manager
    • CSA Engineering Supervisor
    • Program Manager
    • CSA Chief Engineer
    • CSA Engineer
    • CSA Engineer
    • General Manager LNG
    • Innovation Manager
    • Program Operations Specialist (Small Cap)
    • Program Operations Specialist (Small Cap)
    • Business Development Manager Tanks,
    • Business Development Operations Manager
  • Bondalti Chemicals

    Company Attendees

    • Deputy Operations Director
    • Maintenance Engineer
    • Maintenance Engineer
  • Braskem

    Company Attendees

    • New Maintenance Technologies & Turnaround Strategy
    • Project Manager
    • Project Engineer
  • Burns & McDonnell

    Company Attendees

    • Process Technology Director
    • Process Technology Manager
    • Process Technology Manager
  • Chevron

    Company Attendees

    • Category Manager, Logistics
    • Information Management SME
    • Logistics Category Manager
    • Facility Engineer
    • Senior Project Controller/ Project Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Rotating Equipment Engineer
    • Senior Reliability Engineer
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical

    Company Attendees

    • TA Coordinator
    • Project Manager
    • Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer
    • Transportation Specialist
    • Exports Transportation Supervisor
    • PE Export & Distribution Sales Manager
    • Marine Service Specialist
    • Loss Control Manager
    • Global Marine Services Manager
    • Project Engineer
    • TA controls
    • Global Supply Chain Manager
    • Project Controls Lead
    • Turnaround Manager
    • Turnaround Engineer
    • Turnaround Coordinator
  • covestro

    Company Attendees

    • VP of Technical Site Management
    • Unit Project Coordinator
    • Project Procurement Lead
    • Manager
    • Senior Project Manager
    • Piping Engineer
  • dow

    36 attendees including:

    • Global Maintenance & Reliability Director
    • Modularization Execution Global Improvement Leader
    • Global Improvement Leader
    • Global Piping Improvement Leader
    • Shutdown Coordinator
    • DFRAM Global Expertise Leader
    • Advanced Work Packaging Champion
    • Supply Chain Improvement
    • Olefins Supply Chain Manager
    • Outplant Logistics Manager
    • Sr Construction Manager
    • Commissioning and Startup Leader
    • Associate Director
    • Construction Tech Center Manager
    • Sr. Construction Leader
    • Supply Manager
    • Global Supply Chain Leader
  • Dupont

    Company Attendees

    • Global Supply Chain Manager
    • Project Engineering Consultant
    • Account Manager
    • Kevlar Cut and Thermal Business Development Manager
  • Eastman Chemical

    Company Attendees

    • Director, Plant Maintenance
    • ‎Director, Worldwide Engineering & Construction Services and Solutions
    • Area Manager
    • Global Sourcing Manager
    • Process Engineer
  • Ecolab

    Company Attendees

    • North America Logistics Vice President
    • Bulk Supply Chain Director
    • Global Logistics Procurement Director
    • Logistics Procurement Manager
    • Sr. Logistics Procurement Manager
  • EnLink Midstream

    Company Attendees

    • Sr. Asset Analyst
    • Director Asset Analysis
    • Sr Asset Analyst
  • ergon

    Company Attendees

    • Director-Major Projects
    • Manager of Corporate Engineering
    • Project Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • Project Engineer
  • ExxonMobil

    Company Attendees

    • VP Project Management & Execution
    • Technology Scout and Venture Development Advisor
    • Benchmarking Analyst
    • Reforming & Clean Gasoline Unit Inspector
    • Technology Scout and Venture Development Advisor
    • Readiness Manager
    • Project Advisor
    • Turnaround & Majors Planning SLS
    • Turnaround Technical Lead
    • Category Specialist
    • Process Safety Engineer
    • Project Controls Engineer
    • Interface Coordinator
    • Portfolio Project Manager
  • Flint Hills Resources

    Company Attendees

    • Director of Reliability
    • Global Fixed Equipment Leader
    • Sr Project Manager
    • Maintenance Manager
  • fluor

    Company Attendees

    • AWP Global Director
    • Fellow-Director of Welding & Nde Services
    • Principal Control Systems Engineer
    • Construction Manager
    • Project Engineer
    • Mechanical Engineer
  • Freeport LNG

    Company Attendees

    • Construction Manager
    • Lead Piping Engineer
    • Cryogenic Insulation Specialist
    • Construction Manager
  • huntsman

    Company Attendees

    • Global R&D CAPEX Coordinator
    • Logistics Manager (Americas)
    • Transportation Manager
    • Sr Buyer Contracts and Services
  • ineos

    Company Attendees

    • TAR Manager
    • Sr. Procurement Specialist
    • Turnaround Specialist
    • Turnaround Planner
    • Workforce Development Manager
    • Procurement Specialist
    • Senior Procurement Specialist
    • Senior Procurement Specialist
    • Project Manager
    • Construction Mgr. ESPN Project

    Company Attendees

    • Director of Reliability
    • Sourcing Transformation Leader
    • Commodity Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Project Engineer
  • Itochu Chemicals America Inc.

    Company Attendees

    • Sales & Marketing Manager
    • Sales Manager
    • Sales Coordinator
  • jvic

    Company Attendees

    • Director - Specialty Services
    • JVIC Specialty Services & JVIC Catalyst Services
    • JVIC Specialty Services
    • JVIC Automated Welding Services
  • kbr

    Company Attendees

    • Senior Technical Advisor
    • Technical Professional Leader
    • Senior Technical Advisor
    • Engineer
    • Sr. Quality Manager
    • IM Sr. Analyst
    • Project Q Manager
    • Senior Technical Advisor
  • Lucite International

    Company Attendees

    • Environmental Specialist
    • Environmental Specialist
    • EHS Manager
    • Environmental Specialist
  • Lyondellbasell

    34 attendees including:

    • Project Manager Major Projects
    • TA Event Manager
    • Global Manager- Performance Improvement
    • Project Process Assurance
    • Sr. Global Projects Estimator
    • Manager, Maintenance, Reliability and Turnaround
    • Portfolio Manager: Maintenance & Reliability, Turnarounds, Warehouse Management, & Capital Projects
    • Senior Project Estimator
    • Capital Portfolio Manager
    • Project Director
    • Maintenance Engineer
    • Contract Manager
    • Operations Integration Team Lead
    • Project Manager
    • Project Controls Manager
  • Marathon

    Company Attendees

    • Relationship Management
    • Project Manager
    • Project Performance / Controls
    • Project Manager
  • mcdermott

    Company Attendees

    • HSE Chief Engineer
    • Sr. Engineer Specialist
    • Construction Director
    • Global
    • PPL Estimator
  • Meridian Energy

    Company Attendees

    • VP Business Development/Project Execution
    • Investor Relations
    • Vice President - Development
    • Chief Products Officer
    • Chief Technology Officer
    • Vice President – Business Services
    • Midstream Project Manager
    • AVP, Shareholder Administration
    • VP Business Development
  • Motiva

    Company Attendees

    • Category Manager
    • Director of Supply Chain Management - Major Projects
    • Electrical Inspector
    • Learning Advisor
    • Manager, Learning
    • Learning Advisor
    • General Manager - Major Projects
    • Project Manager
    • EVP-Projects & Engineering
    • Planner
  • Olin

    Company Attendees

    • Planner Coordinator
    • Lead Epoxy Administrative Specialist
    • Operations Leader
    • Global Director of Maintenance & Reliability
  • Oxea

    Company Attendees

    • I&E and Rotating Team Leader
    • Supply Chain Planning Manager - North America
    • Sr. Maintenance Specialist Ii - Ta Coordinator
    • Regional Marketing Manager Americas, Intermediates
    • Turnaround Coordinator
  • OxyChem

    Company Attendees

    • Project Engineer
    • Large Cap Project Manager
    • Project Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • Marine Manager
  • Phillips 66

    Company Attendees

    • Process engineer team lead
    • Category Lead Fabricated Equipment
    • Project Manager
    • Health & Safety Manager Major Projects
    • Business Economist
    • Catalyst Category Lead
    • Category Management
    • Manager, Materials & Equipment Procurement
    • Manager – Services Procurement and Refining Maintenance
    • Project Engineer
    • Manager Category Management
    • Supply Chain Manager
    • Supply Chain Logistics Director
  • Pond & Company

    Company Attendees

    • Technical Director | Oil & Gas Midstream
    • Program Director | Principal
    • Director | Oil & Gas Midstream
    • Program Manager EPCM Oil and Gas
    • Vice President
    • Project Manager
  • praxair

    Company Attendees

    • Global Reliability Engineer
    • Mgr, Operations Process Eng
    • Executive Director, Value Chain Management

    Company Attendees

    • Senior Global GM Engineering and Project Management
    • Manager, Inventory
    • Analyst International Logistics
    • Project Controlss Advisor
    • Sr. Engineer
    • Staff Scientist
    • Chief Scientist
  • Sasol

    Company Attendees

    • Construction Manager
    • Reserach Associate
    • Supply Chain
  • shell

    21 attendees including:

    • IT Project Manager - Capital Projects
    • Logistics Manager - Shell Polymers
    • BD - Connected/Distributed Energy
    • Plant Manager
    • Rail Freight Account Analyst
    • Project, Maintenance& Turnaround Mgr
    • Manager Supplier Diversity & Outreach
    • Principal technical expert
    • Procurement Manager - Bulk Road Transportation
    • Senior Process Control Engineer
    • Technical Integration, Precomm & Completions Manager
    • Domestic Charterer
    • Supervisor Maintenance
    • Engineer
    • Chemical Construction Manager
    • Workforce Development Manager, Operations & Crafts
  • Solvay

    Company Attendees

    • Account Manager
    • Director Supply Chain Processes & Systems
    • Logistics Manager
  • total

    Company Attendees

    • Transportation / Distribution Strategy and Commercial
    • Senior Strategy Specialist
    • Senior Advisor
    • Rail Category Manager
    • Supply Chain Analyst
    • Strategic Planning Advisor
    • Catagory Manager - Rail Equipment
  • Wood

    Company Attendees

    • President of Downstream & Chemicals
    • Project Manager
    • Executive Account Manager
    • Director Process Technology and Resource Management
    • Process Engineer
    • Instrumentation Technical Authority
    • Executive Account Manager
    • Managing Technical Professional
    • Process Engineer III

Supported By

  • AIChE

2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bechtel
  • wood

VIP Zone Sponsor

  • Zachry

Lanyards Sponsor

  • KBR

Gold Sponsors

  • Aspen
  • SAP

Day 1 Lunch Sponsor

  • Akzonobel

Networking Zone Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

  • Accurent
  • Audubon
  • ARMS
  • Dassault systemes
  • Hilti
  • oracle

Bronze Sponsors

  • A&R Logistics
  • aptim
  • Port of Corpus Christi

2019 Partners

Official Association Partners

  • AWS
  • CURT
  • International Freight Network (IFN)
  • ISCM
  • RC-Galveston
  • Specialist Freight Networks (SFN)
  • World Freight Network (WFN)

Media Partners

  • bicmagazine
  • Breakbulk
  • Chemical Engineering Online
  • ENR
  • Fluid
  • HCB
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Industrial-Info-Resources
  • Inspectioneering
  • LNG
  • Natural Gas Intelligence
  • NaturalGasWorld
  • New-Orleans-City-Business
  • Newsbase

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