Where the World’s Downstream Strategy is Decided
The global pandemic and oil price crash has created one of the most challenging environments the modern world has ever experienced. How the downstream community collectively reacts will impact the world for generations to come. Whilst the full ramifications remain to be seen, one thing is clear: there has never been a more pressing need for the industry to come together, take stock, share ideas and embrace the new ways of working with open arms.
In these difficult and uncertain times, we are committed to continue to provide business critical insights and analysis for our community. Although our ability to hold Downstream 2020 in person has been impacted, we have decided not to cancel, but to reinvent as a virtual event, bringing you the full power of Downstream 2020 right to your fingertips. For free.
This June 15,000+ virtual attendees will come together to decide the future of downstream - join us to thrive, not just survive.
— The Downstream Team
Provides opportunities for people from small and large companies, to meet and get together and share ideas.
- Mike Coyle, President of Manufacturing, Chevron
As a one-stop-shop it’s evolving, and has become the premier event for the Downstream industry
- Stuart Bradie, CEO, KBR
Mitra Basiri Kashanchi General Manager, Chevron Salt Lake City Plant
Alan Gelder VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Downstream Global SME
Russell Hamley President
Paula Glover CEO & President
American Association of Blacks in Energy
Top Track Speakers
Thomas Abel SVP Projects
Taylor Auburg VP Projects
Michael Dailey VP and General Counsel
Victor Ortega VP Technical Site Management
Walter Pesenti Global Petrochemical Operational Excellence Manager
Randy PoundGlobal Director of Maintenance & Reliability
Bret Bement Director Supply Chain, Petrochemicals N. America
Kristan Soto Global Supply Chain Director - End to End Hub Strategy
So many reasons to tune in -
What you and your team can expect from Downstream Virtual 2020
Business Critical Insight
We are bringing you the absolute best that the Downstream 5 track agenda had to offer, direct to your fingertips. With world-class presentations, panels, interviews, workshops in addition to BRAND NEW & EXCLUSIVE exclusive COVID-19 and Oil Price Crash updates, our content is unparalleled in scope and expertise. Available live and also on-demand for 4 weeks after the event.
150+ Key Industry Speakers
The best speaker line-up the industry has ever seen! No other line up will better prepare your 2020 business strategy! Year on year we secure the leading voices on innovations, problem solving and optimization and now it is time your team benefits from their exclusive insight.
One Stop Shop
The only multi-discipline downstream event goes virtual. The world’s biggest names in Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Refining and LNG will once again gather for 3 days of sharing exclusive insight and lessons learned on every facet of downstream industry. We have done the work, so you don’t have to! Can you afford to miss it?
We know that opportunities to interact with your peers are what make events special. That’s why wherever possible and using the latest technology we will continue to deliver live Q&As, breakout sessions & workshops and audience polls.
One-to-One Networking Service
Connect with your fellow attendees and potential new partners through a dedicated virtual meeting platform. You will be able to message, schedule meetings and use virtual meeting rooms to ensure even in isolation you are not isolated from new connections, ideas and partnerships.
A Brand-New Virtual Exhibition
Search through 50+ exhibitors from your own desk. Whether you work in construction, operations, or supply chain, you’ll be able to find the latest services and technology solutions across your entire plant lifecycle.
The most salient insight across 3 dedicated virtual tracks – available live and on-demand to watch when it best suits you!
Process Engineering & Technology - Key 2019 Themes:
Capture Every Molecule
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.
Steve Eckhoff Lead Process Engineer
Phillip Smee Director of Technology & Consulting
Frank Zhu Senior Fellow Leader Engineering Innovations
Dylan Loudon Senior Manager Process Engineering & Modelling
Richard Conticello Director Process Engineering
Amec Foster Wheeler
Engineering & Construction - Key 2019 Themes:
Unleash innovation to deliver world class capital projects
Uncover the very latest in engineering, construction and project safety innovations you can deploy to deliver capital projects on time and budget
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
Decie Autin VP Project Management Upstream/Downstream
Ed Lehotsky SVP Engineering & Construction
Jim Ellis General Manager Global Engineering & Project Management
Lance Medlin Chief Projects Officer
Bob Tinn Director of Supply Chain Management - Major Projects
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.
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.
Tony Barre (Former) Global Maintenance & Reliability Director, Hydrocarbons & Energy
Kane Hittle VP Capital Projects & Reliability
Cindy Gross Director of Reliability
Flint Hills Resources
Walter Pesenti Global Petrochemical Operational Excellence Manager
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
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
Jeff Brock Global Manager- Performance Improvement
Eric LaPointe Turnaround Coordinator
Chevron Phillips Chemical
Randy Pound Global Director of Maintenance and Reliability
Jeffrey Spigener Turnaround Manager
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
Brent Bement Director Supply Chain, Petrochemicals N. America
Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
Rick Lissa Sr Director of Logistics Management
Paul Jepson Supply Chain Manager
Grigor Bambekov Director, Operational Services, Operational Excellence Management System, and Risk Management
Learn from 40+ online sessions and interact with 150+ speakers
Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought-leaders all day, every day!
Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your 15000+ fellow attendees. Follow up with interesting ideas in the digital networking suite!
Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions in each presentation and panel!
Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service. Imagine downstream Netflix.
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Why you should attend Downstream Virtual
Assess the Bigger Impact on Downstream
Come together with the industry’s biggest and most trusted voices to identify and assess the impact on the downstream industry.
Overcome Barriers to Survival
Get front line insights on how to navigate the biggest hurdles to the Downstream & Chemical Industry in 2020 and beyond.
Identify Innovation Unlocking Success
The winners in our industry will be those who are quick to adapt and innovate. Let us help you on your journey to ultimate optimal efficiency.
Don’t be left behind
As the largest Downstream event in the world, we are the no.1 destination to come together, identify and discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities in downstream - can you afford to be the one that doesn’t attend?
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