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!

See why Downstream 2019 is a must attend event

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
    KBR
    Stuart Bradie CEO
    KBR
  • Alasdair Cathcart
    Bechtel
    Alasdair Cathcart President - Oil, Gas & Chemicals
    Bechtel
  • Samik Mukherjee
    McDermott
    Samik Mukherjee COO
    McDermott
  • Andrew Stuart
    Wood
    Andrew Stuart CEO - Americas
    Wood
  • Jim Brittain
    Fluor Corporation
    Jim Brittain Group President - Energy & Chemicals
    Fluor Corporation
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Major engineering & construction speakers confirmed for 2019

  • Tony Barre
    SABIC
    Jim Ellis General Manager Global Engineering & Project Management
    SABIC
  • Decie Autin
    ExxonMobil
    Decie Autin VP Project Management Upstream/Downstream
    ExxonMobil
  • Ed Lehotsky
    Cheniere Energy
    Ed Lehotsky SVP Engineering & Construction
    Cheniere Energy
  • Lance Medlin
    Meridian Energy
    Lance Medlin Chief Projects Officer
    Meridian Energy
  • Bob Tinn
    Motiva Enterprises
    Bob Tinn Director of Supply Chain Management - Major Projects
    Motiva Enterprises
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Major reliability & maintenance speakers confirmed for 2019

  • Tony Barre
    Dow
    Tony Barre Global Maintenance & Reliability Director, Hydrocarbons & Energy
    Dow
  • Kane Hittle
    HollyFrontier
    Kane Hittle VP Capital Projects & Reliability
    HollyFrontier
  • Cindy Gross
    Flint Hills Resources
    Cindy Gross Director of Reliability
    Flint Hills Resources
  • Richard Ellis
    Dow
    Richard Ellis DFRAM Global Expertise Lead
    Dow
  • Victor Ortega
    Covestro
    Victor Ortega VP - Technical Site Manager
    Covestro
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Major shutdowns & turnaround speakers confirmed for 2019

  • Jeff Brock
    LyondellBasell
    Jeff Brock Global Manager- Performance Improvement
    LyondellBasell
  • Eric LaPointe
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
    Eric LaPointe Turnaround Coordinator
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Randy Pound
    Olin
    Randy Pound Global Director of Maintenance and Reliability
    Olin Corporation
  • Jeffrey Spigener
    INEOS
    Jeffrey Spigener Turnaround Manager
    INEOS
  • Chris Vaughn
    Addivant
    Chris Vaughn Plant Manager
    Addivant
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Major supply chain & logistics speakers from our 2018 conference

  • Bob Rhoades
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
    Bob Rhoades General Manager - Global Supply Chain
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Joe Kelly
    Shell Chemical
    Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
    Shell Chemical
  • Helen De Watcher
    BASF
    Helen De Watcher Head of Global Supply Chain & Logistics
    BASF
  • Bruce Sullivan
    Covestro
    Bruce Sullivan Director of Logistics, Strategy & Procurement
    Covestro
  • Corey Vickers
    Chevron
    Corey Vickers Global Logistics Category Manager
    Chevron
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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
    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

  • Tony Barre
    Jim Ellis General Manager Global Engineering & Project Management
    SABIC
  • Decie Autin
    Decie Autin VP Project Management Upstream/Downstream
    ExxonMobil
  • Randy Pound
    Ed Lehotsky SVP Engineering & Construction
    Cheniere Energy
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 Global Maintenance & Reliability Director, Hydrocarbons & Energy
    Dow
  • Kane Hittle
    Kane Hittle VP Capital Projects & Reliability
    HollyFrontier
  • Randy Pound
    Randy Pound Global Director of Maintenance and Reliability
    Olin Corporation
  • Richard Ellis
    Richard Ellis DFRAM Global Expertise Lead
    Dow
  • Victor Ortega
    Victor Ortega VP – Technical Site Manager
    Covestro
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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
  • Chris Vaughn
    Chris Vaughn Plant Manager
    Addivant
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Supply Chain & Logistics - Key 2019 Themes:

A Supply Chain that Delivers End-to-End

  • Domestic Transit Reliability and Consistency:

    Guarantee the route your product takes to market has the capacity and efficiency to get it there on time as promised.

  • Technology Road-map to Optimisation:

    Proven strategies and real-life examples of how digitisation, automation and block chain can add value to your supply chain.

  • The Export Gold Rush:

    Considerations and strategies being taken to reduce bottle necks and ensure your product is taking the most optimal route to market- wherever its destination may be!

  • Ensure 20/20 Vision of Your Supply Chain:

    Hear from key players and how their efforts to collaborate with each other is creating better visibility in supply chain.

Featured Speakers

  • Bob Rhoades
    Bob Rhoades General Manager - Global Supply Chain
    Chevron Phillips Chemical
  • Joe Kelly
    Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
    Shell Chemical
  • Helen De Watcher
    Helen De Watcher Head of Global Supply Chain & Logistics
    BASF
  • Bruce Sullivan
    Bruce Sullivan Director of Logistics, Strategy & Procurement
    Covestro
  • Corey Vickers
    Corey Vickers Global Logistics Category Manager
    Chevron
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At Downstream 2019 we attract large delegations of Owner Operators, including the below in 2018:

  • Andeavor

    Company Attendees

    • Supplier Relationship & Innovation Mgmt
    • Director, Supplier Relationship Management
    • Inspection Manager
    • Principal Project Procurement Manager
    • Turnaround Coordinator
    • Manager - Capital Projects
    • Global Excellence & Innovation Leader
    • Senior Turnaround Coordinator
  • BASF

    Company Attendees

    • Director construction
    • Global Director & Head of Digital SC Development
    • Chief Diversity Officer
    • Workforce Development Leader
  • Bechtel

    Company Attendees

    • Electrical Design Supervisor
    • Project Engineering Manager
  • Cheniere

    Company Attendees

    • Mechanical Reliability Engineer, Maintenance
    • Construction Manager - Sabine Pass Liquefaction
    • Environmental Coordinator
    • Senior Specialist - Reliability
    • Construction Superintendent
  • Chevron

    Company Attendees

    • ADIM Business Improvement Leader
    • Field Workflow Enablement Advisor
    • Data Analytic Advisor
    • Manager - Operations Performance & Analytics
    • Lean Sigma Advisor
    • Performance Engineer
    • Procurement Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Lead Project Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Sr Project Engineer Consultant
    • Asset Integrity Team Lead
    • Project Operations Consultant
    • IT Executive
    • Major Capital Projects - Senior Advisor
  • Chevron Phillips

    Company Attendees

    • Contract Representative
    • Turnaround Coordinator
    • Project Execution Manager
    • Supervisor/TA Coordinator
    • Project Engineer – Central Projects Group
    • Health, Safety & Security Leader, Projects & Turnarounds
  • Covestro

    Company Attendees

    • PCT Reliability Specialist
    • Sr Project Consultant
    • Manager - Capital Procurement
    • Turnaround Planning Lead
    • TA Coordinator
    • Process Engineer
    • Group Head of Construction and Turnaround Management
    • VP, Global Reliability Manager
  • Dow Chemical

    Company Attendees

    • Global EPC Contract Manager
    • Construction Tech Center Manager
    • Olefins Turnaround Manager
    • Global Contracts manager
    • Program Construction Director
    • Supply Manager
    • Improvement Engineer & Manufacturing Representative
    • NAA Supply Chain Planner
    • Gulfstream Program Director
    • Strategic USGC Hc Growth Program Program Commissioning & Startup Leader
    • Global Contracts manager
    • Program Director
  • ExxonMobil

    Company Attendees

    • Cost Engineer
    • Section Head, Project Technology & Discipline Technical Lead, Market Analysis
    • Global Machinery Technology Sponsor
    • IT US Gulf Coast Manufacturing Business Support Advisor
    • Facilities Planner
    • Reliability engineer
    • Project Management / Execution Advisor
    • Global Capital Efficiency Advisor & Project Development Division
    • Systems Completion Manager
    • Vice President, Project Management & Execution
    • Global Technology Sponsor - Construction
    • Discipline Technical Lead - Execution Planning & Scheduling
    • Turnaround & Majors Planning SLS
  • Flint Hills Resources

    Company Attendees

    • Large Capital Project Manager
    • Project Lead
    • TA Event Manager
    • Turnaround Innovation Leader, Op Ex
    • Ventures & Capital Projects, FHR Ops Strategic Projects
    • Strategic Projects Director, FHR Ops Strategic Projects
    • Supply Chain Manager
  • Formosa Petrochemical Corporation

    Company Attendees

    • Senior Project Manager
    • Senior Project Manager, Engineering & Construction
    • Senior Project Manager
    • Turnaround Innovation Leader, Op Ex
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Project Manager
    • Project Director
    • Assistant Manager
  • Huntsman

    Company Attendees

    • Manager of Capital Projects
    • Sr Research Engineer
    • Sr Contracts Buyer
    • Director - Capital Project Management Americas
    • Capital Projects Coordinator - Process Tech Group
  • INDORAMA

    Company Attendees

    • Chief Commercial Officer
    • Vice-President Technology
    • General Manager Olefins
    • Production General Manager
    • Operations Superintendent
    • Site Coordinator - Lake Charles Facility
    • Project Director
    • Maintenance & Reliability Director
  • INEOS Styrolution America LLC

    Company Attendees

    • Procurement Leader, Gulf Coast Region
    • Project/Construction Manager
    • Senior Project Engineer
  • INVISTA S.Ã r.l.

    Company Attendees

    • Global Construction Manager Leader
    • Turnaround Manager
    • Director of Reliability
    • Organizational Development and Training Manager
    • Head of Small Capital Projects Group & Project Manager – Orange Texas Site
    • Project Engineer
  • KBR

    Company Attendees

    • Project Manager
    • Quality Assurance Manager
    • Senior Global Marketing Specialist
  • Lyondellbasell

    Company Attendees

    • Project Engineer, Global Projects
    • Project Manager Major Projects
    • Project Controls - Senior Cost Engineer
    • Project Engineering Manager
    • Portfolio Manager: Maintenance & Reliability, Turnarounds, Warehouse Management, & Capital Projects
    • Global Manager- Performance Improvement
    • Maintenance & Reliability Manager
    • Senior Director of Global Projects, Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance & TARs
  • Marathon Petroleum Company LP

    Company Attendees

    • Senior Major Projects Manager
    • Refining Process Safety Manager
    • Project Manager
  • NOVA Chemicals

    Company Attendees

    • Director Technical Procurement
    • Construction Team Leader
    • Director - Manufacturing East Projects
    • Senior Project Manager
  • Occidental Chemical Corporation

    Company Attendees

    • Project Manager
    • Manager of Project Controls
    • Project Manager
    • Maintenance & Reliability Leader
    • Maintenance & Reliability Leader
  • OXEA

    Company Attendees

    • I&E and Rotating Team Leader
    • Turnaround Coordinator
    • Sr. Maintenance Specialist Ii - Ta Coordinator
    • Project Engineer
    • Maintenance & Reliability Manager
  • Phillips 66

    Company Attendees

    • Manager Category Management
    • Category Lead for Automation & Electrical
    • EPC Category Manager
    • Contract Consultant
    • Manager – Services Procurement and Refining Maintenance
    • Operations and Maintenance Manager
    • Process Engineer Team Lead
    • Project Procurement Lead
    • Category Analyst
    • Project, Midstream, Marketing and Lubricants Contracts
    • Project Lead
    • Project Specialist
    • Category Lead-Engineering and Capital Projects
  • Praxair

    Company Attendees

    • Global Reliability Engineer
    • MI Mgr
    • Mgr, Operations Process Eng
    • Global HyCO HYTOP
    • Pressure System Engineer
    • Executive Director, Productivity & Value Chain Management
    • Maintenance Superintendent
  • Sasol North America

    Company Attendees

    • Corporate Manager
    • Sr Construction Manager
    • HR Business Partner
    • HR recruiter
    • Turnaround Supervisor
  • Shell

    Company Attendees

    • Project Director
    • Offshore ConstructionForeman
    • IT Project Manager - Capital Projects
    • Director

Supported By

  • AIChE

2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bechtel
  • wood

VIP Zone Sponsor

  • Zachry

Gold Sponsor

  • Aspen

Networking Zone Sponsor

  • ROCKWOOL

Silver Sponsors

  • Accurent
  • Audubon
  • ARMS
  • Dassault systemes

2019 Partners

Official Association Partner

  • AWS

Media Partners

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