Engineering & Construction

Unleash innovation to deliver world class capital projects

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  • 7000+

    Exhibition Attendees

  • 3000+

    Conference Attendees

  • 35%

    Owner Operators

  • 350

    Exhibition Booths

  • Of Speaking Opportunities Sold

Major trends for the 2019 agenda:

  • Mega project delivery:

    Discover what new opportunities exist across downstream worldwide and what your business can do to capitalize on them

  • Technology Showcase:

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

  • Digitize Execution:

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

  • Transform Productivity:

    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:

    Meet your immediate resource needs and inspire the sustainable capital projects workforce of the future

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Major engineering & construction names already confirmed for 2019

Speaking to more than 3000+ of North America’s most influential operators, refiners and EPCs, these expert speakers will deliver the very latest case studies allowing you to develop world-class projects right now.

  • Tony Barre
    Jim Ellis General Manager Global Engineering & Project Management
  • Decie Autin
    Decie Autin VP Project Management Upstream/Downstream
  • Randy Pound
    Ed Lehotsky SVP Engineering & Construction
    Cheniere Energy
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Introducing five of the very best new sessions for 2019

Note that opportunities to feature as a speaker, panellist of live-demo are limited. Contact asap for more information now.

Explore the key opportunities, incentives and programs being run to support long-term capital investment in petrochemical, chemical, LNG and all downstream facilities globally.

Unlock the power of digitalization in project execution and productivity
  • Discuss what can be done to speed up the adoption of the latest data-driven process, risk, project execution and supply chain management technologies in downstream procurement  
  • Evaluate the barriers to digital tool integration in complex environments, and ensure that your team can link effectively with on-site project managers, back-office and project collaborators to execute projects safely 
  • Explore key lessons learned in downstream digitalization by other owner-operators and assess the influence of new digital trends in workforces, automation and process management that will impact projects in the next 5-10 years
Look to the East; exploring major capital project conceptualization and delivery in Asia
  • Learn how to build and execute major capital projects at scale in the China, India and South East Asia, with project case studies and critical insights on working with local EPCs and global contractors 
  • Gain expert tips on taking advantage of a low construction cost environment with considerations on options for modularized units and major plant components 
  • Understand what you can do to better prepare your business for cooperation with local contractors and opportunities to align your high safety, productivity and work oversight standards
Executive perspectives; break the back of the North American workforce and project sustainability crisis
  • Unpack the trends in workforce availability in North America and realize the worrying disconnect between feedstock, workforce and project sustainability 
  • Share innovative case histories of major initiatives to secure the next-generation resource and better handle the transition of knowledge from an aging project management workforce 
  • Explore what needs to be done at an executive level by Owners and EPCs to promote and sustain the necessary manufacturing and infrastructure jobs market in North America and prevent major lost opportunities
Align contractors to gain proven Advanced Work Packaging benefits
  • Understand the principals behind advanced work packaging (AWP) and its use in other industries to kick start positive changes in many small-medium capital projects 
  • Hear how owners and EPCs are working more closely with contactors to increase the tool time and execution quality of capital projects in the field using innovative AWP methodologies and systems 
  • Get up to speed with the champions of AWP, the tangible results we can evaluate and where the downstream industry can look to integrate these practices immediately to see even better results the next 5-years
Resolve key project controls pain points to do more with less
  • Address the obstacles greater project productivity when you work to streamline project controls even further 
  • Assess the viability of new software and process systems to better manage projects and enhance productivity of all your North American capital projects 
  • Understand, with case studies, how Owners and EPC’s can achieve more with less and ensure internal systems do not restrict the flow of essential information between the field, project management and engineering teams
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Tailored content for every E&C job role:

With such a wealth of sessions in the engineering & construction track on offer, there truly is something for everyone. So, don’t limit your team attendance to a few key executives - make sure that every job function (from journeyman to SVP) is represented and unlock the true power of the Downstream 2019 program!

Just some of the key attendees to bring...

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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 Stuart
    Andrew Stuart CEO - Americas
  • Jim Brittain
    Fluor Corporation
    Jim Brittain Group President - Energy & Chemicals
    Fluor Corporation
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Cement your Position in the Fast Growing Downstream Industry

Downstream 2019 is the ultimate platform to showcase your expertise, services and thought leadership to the booming downstream industry

Take your products to the next level! We will help you to educate potential partners by creating a bespoke speaking opportunity and marketing package that best represents your services portfolio
Build brand recognition with industry decision makers: Participate in panel session debates or construct your own industry relevant presentation to push your message to the entire Downstream community
Increase your visibility: We’re already marketing the event through all our channels and partners. Now is the time to jump on the band wagon for maximum exposure
Do business with people who matter: Over the two days of Downstream 2019, millions of dollars of contracts are negotiated and signed. This figure is set to rise in 2019, as spending on capital projects, maintenance & turnarounds is set to increase. 85% of attendees at Downstream 2019 are decision makers, purchasers and influencers
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Group Rates for 2+ Attendees Teams attending in 2 or more qualify for group rates.

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Free Owner Passes: Owner operators are entitled to employees of Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining, LNG or Oil companies. Contact us directly for details

Supported By

  • AIChE

2019 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Bechtel
  • wood

VIP Zone Sponsor

  • Zachry

Gold Sponsor

  • Aspen

Networking Zone Sponsor


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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