Join the CAN'T MISS event that stands at the centre of the Gulf Coast Downstream Industry
Situated at the heart of US Gulf Coast downstream industry, Downstream 2020 will see all the industry’s leading professionals congregate at the NRG Centre, Houston, TX. They’re arriving to receive the business-critical insights and new connections they need to overcome the industry’s most pressing challenges and take advantage of its biggest new opportunities.
Petrochemical Update’s unique ability to cater to the full downstream value chain - from project conception to product delivery - puts us at the forefront of industry development offering an unrivalled opportunity for learning, networking and business development.
No matter whether you’re involved in Engineering & Construction, Reliability & Maintenance, Shutdowns & Turnarounds, Process Engineering & Technology or Supply Chain & Logistics, just make sure you attend this June 10-11 alongside industry others to secure your future in downstream now!
3 BIG REASONS to sign up NOW!
- ALL THE BIG NAMES UNDER ONE ROOF:
- The only event where you’ll find all the major decision makers you need under one roof for 2 days. We’ve done the hard work getting them there, so you don’t have to. Can you afford to miss out? Check out the attendees and exhibition floorplan here now
- TAKEAWAY THE LATEST IN MARKET INTELLIGENCE:
- Whether you specialise in construction, engineering, turnarounds, maintenance or supply chain we’ve organised free seminars by market leaders to help you understand which tools, technologies and trends will change the way you build products and sell services through 2020 and beyond!
- GAIN HIGHLY TARGETTED NEW LEADS:
- We make sure that you get every opportunity to meet and connect with the clients, business partners and potential customers you need with all new topic-specific networking events, workshops and seminars throughout the two-day program
No other Downstream event serves the entire value chain.
Downstream 2020 is home to 5 dedicated conference tracks covering all aspects of Downstream operations
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
Who Attended Downstream in 2019?
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from 2019 conference