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What to Expect from the Home of Downstream Engineering & Construction

The rush to capture market share and increased competition on a global stage is resulting in a reconfiguration of the status quo… the industry is changing, and it is changing fast.

This track will attract leading project, construction and engineering executives from all major Petrochemical, Chemical, LNG Producers and Refiners, leading EPCs and contractors, and the most innovative technology and solution providers to come together and overcome the industry’s biggest challenges, discuss upcoming opportunities and share business critical insight on the future market trends.

If you are on the journey to CAPEX efficiency, this is one stop you can’t afford to miss! On other event serves the whole industry’s CAPEX needs under one roof in just two day. Miss this and you are missing out for years to come.

Provides opportunities for people from small and large companies, to meet and get together and share ideas

Mike Coyle, President of Manufacturing, Chevron

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Engineering & Construction Track 2020
All-Star Line-Up Already Includes:

  • Thomas Abel
    Borealis AG
    Thomas Abel SVP Projects
    Borealis AG
  • Taylor Auburg
    Freeport LNG
    Taylor Auburg VP Projects
    Freeport LNG
  • Jim Ellis
    Jim Ellis General Manager Global Engineering & Project Management
  • Charles E. Schwenck
    Meridian Energy
    Charles E. Schwenck Executive Vice President Law and Chief Commercial Officer
    Meridian Energy Group
  • Jamie Gerbrecht
    Jamie Gerbrecht Global Technology Sponsor - Construction
  • soon
    Yinguo Cheng Modularisation Director
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Major trends for the 2020 agenda include:

  • Alternative Contract Strategies:

    Unleash productivity in your next project and guarantee successful project execution through innovative and emerging contract strategy trends.

  • Attack Rising CAPEX Cost:

    The ultimate authority on maximising ROI - don’t let the mistakes of past projects be repeated and master the art of CAPEX efficiency.

  • Going Digital:

    Don’t be left behind! Unlock the power of project digitization to transform your ability to respond to challenges and make critical project decisions in real-time.

  • Project Management Solutions Transforming Productivity:

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

  • Labor:

    Train. Retain. Diversify.

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

Stuart Bradie, CEO, KBR


Full A-Z of the Downstream Industry Already In Attendance

Who to bring from your team:


Master the Art of CAPEX Efficiency

Head of Projects
Engineering Managers / Leads
Project Controls
Continuous Improvement Leads

Commissioning & Startup
Safety & Quality
Finance & Commercial
Project Management / PMO

Construction Managers / Leads
Procurement / Contracts
Modularization Managers / Leads

Offshore Heads of AWP
Onsite Logistics Innovation Leads/ Senior IT Consultants
Human Resources & Staffing

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Strong as One, Better Together - Why Your Team Should Attend.

  • LEARN -

    Our world class speaker line-up will identify, discuss and overcome your company’s biggest challenges and no other agenda will better prepare your 2020 project to succeed! 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.

  • MEET -

    This event is where the early commercial relationships are formed amongst world’s biggest names Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Refining and LNG construction and engineering. No where else will you meet more innovators, problem solvers and optimizers under one roof! With so many people on site it will be impossible for one person to meet them all.


    Find future partners and collaborators, meet clients, speak to key influencers, gather business critical insight, assess risks, and seize opportunities to achieve all your US Downstream goals in just 2 days under one roof Exclusive 1-2-1 Networking App - achieve all your US Downstream goals in just 2 days.


    No other event can better set you up to succeed. We understand that sometimes the best ideas don’t come from the stage. They come from the chance happenings, like when you joined one of numerous roundtables, workshops or networking events. We have done the hard work so you don’t have to - remember, only the early movers will reap the rewards!

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Indicative Costs of US Ethylene Projects 2019 - 2020

In the run up to the event, Reuter Events has released the Indicative Costs of US Ethylene Projects 2019 - 2020 Report is here to help you benchmark and forecast your construction cost in a bitesize report. Start 2020 with a bang and download your FREE copy today!

Key features of the report include:

  • Most Complete 2019-2020 US Construction Cost Data from US Gulf Coast and Northeast Ethylene Facilities covering qty, UoM, material costs, labor costs, M-H rates and many more!
  • Behind the Data - Why are construction costs the way they are? Our report tells you why. Understand challenges driving construction cost up in order to get ahead of them. Be the anomaly in the data, get ahead of the game and reduce your construction costs!
  • Project Updates from major US Ethylene Plant construction projects, Sasol Lake Charles Chemicals Project and the Shell Chemical’s 1,500 MTPA nameplate capacity ethane cracker in Monaca, Pennsylvania.
Download your FREE copy here!

So many Reasons to attend - what your team simply can’t miss in 2020 and beyond:

Discover why downstream leaders chose Downstream year on year out.

5 dedicated
conference streams

Downstream is huge. Yet we take pride servicing the full downstream value chain’s individual needs across our 5 tracks to ensure the full downstream industry’s 2020 business goals are met.


All Stakeholders. All Functions. 1 Place.

The most cross functional downstream event in the world. The world’s biggest names Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Refining and LNG under one roof, for just 2 days. We have done the work, so you don’t have to! Can you afford to miss it?


More than just conference sessions

Sometimes the best ideas don’t come from the stage. They come from the chance happenings, like when you joined one of numerous roundtables, workshops or networking events.


Exclusive business insight from key industry stakeholders

The best speaker line up the industry has ever seen! No other line up will better prepare your 2020 business optimization 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.


The best downstream networking

We know that you’re looking for ROI - you need to know that you and your team will come away with enough meetings and insights to generate business critical leads for years to come. To ensure, this we bring you our Exclusive 1-2-1 Networking App - allowing you to arrive with 2 days packed-full of meetings!


The most senior downstream event in the world

Our winning formula of quality and breadth of insight attracts the largest delegations the world has ever seen from all Petrochemical, Chemical, LNG Producers and Refining companies. At no other event will you meet so many decision makers and innovations leaders from such crucial companies.


NEW FOR 2020!

Full Digitalisation Strategy

Are you on the road to digital optimization? Whether you're at the beginning of your journey and don’t know where to start or looking for the next silver bullet we have step-by-step sessions for you.

Student Engagement Workshops

Labor shortages, aging workforce, the millennial question! Meet, greet and collaborate with the next generation of the downstream workforce to understand and overcome workforce development challenges.

THE Networking Party of the year

Join downstream executives for the cocktails and canapes and the very best networking in the downstream industry - see you at the bar!

Downstream 2.0

The industry is changing, and it is changing fast. This year we are leading the conversations of tomorrow to best prepare your organisation. Join us in industry leading discussion challenging sustainability, workforce diversity and digitalisation.

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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

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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

2020 Sponsors

VIP Zone Sponsor

  • Zachry

Platinum Sponsor

  • Bechtel

Gold Sponsors

  • Akzonobel
  • Aspen Aerogels
  • ATR
  • BPS
  • Infor
  • mobideo

Silver Sponsors

  • aptim
  • Clear-Metal
  • Elemica
  • Hexagon
  • Hilti
  • KBC
  • Precision
  • Procure
  • Rap international
  • SUEZ
  • Symphony Azima
  • wood
  • yokogawa

Bronze Sponsors

  • cumulus
  • DCW
  • FTI Consulting
  • Pall
  • Universal-Plant-Services
  • Veson

2020 Partners

Strategic Partners

  • Gas-Processing
  • Hydrocarbon Processing

Training Partners

  • San Jacinto College

CPI Partner

  • Chemical-Engineering-Online

Digital Content Partner

  • BIC

Official Association Partners

  • CURT
  • plc
  • PSI

Media Partners

  • Chemical Processing
  • DigitalRefining
  • Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Industrial-Info-Resources
  • MyTechMag
  • NGW
  • Oil Information Technology Journal
  • Oil & Gas Engineering
  • PTQ
  • Reuters
  • RPMedia
  • BBAM

Downstream Exhibition & Conference is organised by Petrochemical Update which is part of FCBI Energy Ltd. Registered in England and Wales - Company registered number 09823824 - 7-9 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX, UK
Sponsorship / Exhibition Enquiries:
+44 (0) 207 422 4306

Delegates / General Enquiries:
+44 (0) 207 375 7560