Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics

North America’s Largest Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference

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  • 7000+

    Exhibition Attendees

  • 3000+

    Conference Attendees

  • 35%

    Owner Operators

  • 350

    Exhibition Booths

  • Of Speaking Opportunities Sold

Major supply chain leaders confirmed to speak in 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 benefit from a supply chain that delivers end-to-end.

Marcus Luttrell

Featured Speaker:

Marcus Luttrell

Former Navy SEAL
Author of “Lone Survivor”

Mike Coyle

Featured Speaker:

Mike Coyle

President of Manufacturing

  • Bret Bement
    Bret Bement Director Supply Chain, Petrochemicals N. America
  • Joe Kelly
    Shell Chemicals
    Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene
    Shell Chemicals
  • Rick Lissa
    Formosa Plastics
    Rick Lissa Sr Director of Logistics Management
    Formosa Plastics
  • Karn Sood
    Karn Sood BD - Connected/Distributed Energy
  • Paul Jepson
    Paul Jepson Supply Chain Manager
  • Reggie Brown
    Reggie Brown Category Manager, Logistics
  • Grigor Bambekov
    Grigor Bambekov Director, Operational Services, Operational Excellence Management System, and Risk Management
  • Ed Brzytwa
    American Chemistry Council
    Ed Brzytwa Director International Trade
    American Chemistry Council
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Become a Mean / Lean Petrochemical Supply Chain Machine!

Major trends for the 2019 agenda:

  • 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

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3 reasons why you can’t afford to miss PSC19:

No other event affords you better networking opportunities. Not only are we the biggest meeting place of petrochemical producers globally but also world-class trucking, rail, and barge companies, 3PLs and other solution providers, Ports, Ocean Carriers and the industry-leading technologies providers. If you are looking for one business meeting to attend this year, this is it!
This 700+ person event will host high-level presentations and panel discussions from the industry’s biggest movers-and-shakers, providing you with NEW industry insights help you on the path to market domination.
The event already attracts the biggest names from the Industry and now it is your turn to shine! Meet serious industry decision makers and innovators at the event to secure your share of the booming petrochemical industry in North America.

Introducing some of the very best new sessions for 2019

Note that opportunities to feature as a speaker, panellist of live-demo are limited. Contact kerr@petchem-update.com 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.

Day 1

Producer Fireside Chat - Supply Chain Needs in 2019 and Beyond
  • Hear from leading supply chain & logistics executives about the volumes coming online this year and beyond
  • Develop a better understanding of producers needs from the supply chain community in light of these increased volumes - from an immediate standpoint, and the risks they must overcome in the future to ensure optimal deliveries end-to-end
  • Learn what areas are tipped for the biggest growth potential this year

Formosa Plastics Rick Lissa Senior Director - Logistics Management Formosa Plastics

Shell Chemical Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene Shell Chemical

Shell Chemical Bret Bement Director Supply Chain, Petrochemical N. America BASF

Trade Wars 101: - Insights on Tariff and Trade Deal Impacts
  • The US petrochemical industry has been caught in the cross hairs of global tensions between the US & China, resulting in tariffs on numerous raw-material chemicals
  • Learn how the tariffs on steel and aluminium imports and on imports of chemicals and plastics from China will affect your supply chain and if/what the cost will be to you
  • Gain up-to-the-minute insights to help you make the right choices for your business in today’s everchanging political landscape
  • Hear about the likely impacts of key legislation such as USMCA, IMO 2020 and more

American Chemistry Council Ed Brzytwa Director International Trade American Chemistry Council

Real Time Tariff and Trade Deal Impacts at a Glance
  • A lively discussion amongst the supply chain businesses working hard to not only mitigate risk during challenging political changes, but to rise to the challenge and thrive
The Value of E2E Supply Chain Visibility: - Improve your Operational Excellence and Increase Customer Satisfaction with the Latest End-to-End Visibility Solutions
  • Only 6 percent of companies feel they have end-to-end supply chain visibility, and 70 percent describe their supply chain as very or extremely complex. The latest E2E solutions are vying to change this
  • Mitigate business and supply chain risks, improve lead times, respond quickly to disruptive events, and cement your value to the customer with the latest E2E supply chain strategies
  • From rail, to warehouse, to shipping line, to port, hear which logistics players are taking the lead on visibility across the extended supply chain network to guarantee that you never lose track of a shipment
  • Hear from the producers who are mandating visibility as the key differentiating factor with their network of suppliers
  • Could blockchain be the answer? Real case studies that connect end-to-end

Shell Karn Sood BD - Connected/Distributed Energy Shell

A&R Logistics Mark Holden CEO A&R Logistics

A&R Logistics Eric Eileraas Supply Chain Manager Kuraray

Supply Chain & Logistics Trends in North America in 2019 - A Market Overview
  • Get an overview on the global markets and how this is impacting logistics trends in North America
  • Looking ahead on how petrochemical supply chain needs are changing. Where are we headed in the next decade?
  • A discussion on the capacities needed from trucking, rail, marine and more, in order to cope with increased volume outputs, and where growth is forecast to occur
A Fresh Look at U.S. Port Positioning to Support Growth in the Petrochemical Industry
  • Ports are the gateway to US petrochemical exports
  • Get the facts on current and optimum capacity, initiatives for expanded services and more
  • Listen to our experts and their critical view on emerging bottlenecks and solutions/plans in place to maximize operational excellence

US Maritime Administration Brian Hill Western Gulf Gateway Director US Maritime Administration

US Maritime Administration Tim Pickering Operations Development Manager US Maritime Administration

Port of Corpus Christi Authority Sean Strawbridge CEO Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Improving Rail Service Reliability and Consistency
  • Hear from our experts on how they strengthen infrastructure through rail solutions for the petrochemical market
  • Get a play by play on current and upcoming capital investments and how it will increase rail capacity
  • Understand efforts toward a better customer experience. Hear on service performance, agility and technological enhancements
  • Practical steps that can be taken for great visibility
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Day 2

Back to Basics: Fundamental Considerations for advancement of your Supply Chain Program
  • Only 15% of Petrochemical Companies have sufficiently agile business processes to execute their business strategy within their supply chain. Hear from leaders who will share the critical practices they use to develop their best in class supply chain business strategy deployment program
  • Discover the right metrics to connect your supply chain improvement plan with real-time financial benefit
  • Best practices in supply chain & logistics organizational design. Centralized vs. decentralized; which structure is right for your organisation?
  • The fundamentals of Disruption Management: Know the best practices to managing risk in your supply chain
  • Hoshin Kanri, Balanced Scorecard, and Agile Transformation – understand more about how advanced strategy deployment techniques can empower your supply chain
  • Embody continuous improvement and reduce waste with Lean Six Sigma applications in your supply chain

SABIC Paul Jepson Supply Chain Manager SABIC

Andeavor Grigor Bambekov Director, Operational Services, Operational Excellence Management System, and Risk Management Andeavor

Moderator: Clifford Lee Vice President Octagon Supply Chain

The Digital Supply Chain - How to Supercharge your Supply Chain Operations
  • A look at the new and emerging IT strategies and technologies that will allow you to not only compete, but also evolve and grow in tomorrow’s marketplace
  • Examples of the latest integrated technologies to encompass every business need
  • Gain control by connecting and harmonizing data across all supply chain nodes and organizations, both internal and external
  • SRM systems, cloud solutions, terminal management systems, benchmarking data, network optimization and modelling capabilities – analytics and optimisation solutions that could help you see clearly and manage your supply chain more effectively
  • How artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics and more, can help you make cost saving decisions when planning your supply chain strategy

Chevron Reggie Brown Category Manager, Logistics Chevron

Manage the Wild Swings in Supply Chain Export Needs
  • The US Petrochemical exports are rising to record levels
  • Get an expert analysis on how to manage and prepare the supply chain for the next mass exportation of petrochemicals so businesses get the best ROI
  • Case studies and examples of businesses who are pioneering supply chain best practices on the international stage
  • Hear about the key initiatives for expanded services from all the top carriers
OPTIMIZE! How to Manage Trucking Costs in Times of Tight Capacity
  • Truck capacity is tight, and rates are rising. That’s old news! Find out where the industry is at now
  • Discover the latest innovative actions trucking companies are taking to address the workforce & capacity shortfall
  • Learn about driverless truck innovations as a solution for tomorrow’s needs!
  • Learn from the best in class shippers who are managing trucking costs and creating capacity in today’s trucking environment
  • Discover the best practices associated with truck fleet management

Chevron Jason Howe Senior Vice President & General Manager Schneider

Ocean Overview - Improving Ocean Carriers and Container Reliability and Capacities to Match Increased Outputs
  • Assessment of current container and vessel capacities: availability & service types
  • Hear how ocean carriers are eradicating your supply chain blind spots by digitalizing key processes and focussing on adding value
  • In a time when exports far exceed imports, ocean carriers & container companies discuss the equipment capacity problem. Where is the equipment coming from? What is the marine industry doing to combat this key challenge? What is the expectation of shippers moving forward?
  • How ocean carriers are creating reliability, speed, responsiveness and value
Packaging, Warehousing & Drayage
  • In face of surging demand, get the latest assessment on current packaging and warehousing capacities: availability & service types
  • Hear how the industry is addressing shortages in sites, space and human resources, from key logistics and warehousing professionals
  • Hear from the producers who are innovating in the warehousing space, and the best practices you can apply when managing your own
  • Expert tips to help with inventory visibility, planning and optimization
Inbound: Fail to Prepare, Prepare to Fail- The Cornerstone of Procurement in Mega Projects
  • Drive efficiency and effectiveness in inbound logistics
  • Deliver operational excellence, reduce risk and drive business profitability associated with project cargo logistics services by considering them early
  • Develop and review logistics plans and solutions to ensure that sufficient allowance is made for contingencies and identify critical areas of risk
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At Supply Chain & Logistics we have a legacy of attracting key industry stakeholders from the most prominent owner/operator companies.

Just a selection of our 2018 attendees included:

Job Title Company
Director - Global Supply Chain and Procurement AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
Director of Supply Chain Americas Styrenics
VP, Supply Chain Management Andeavor
Director Global Logistics ASCEND Performance Materials
Regional Logistics Manager BASF
Global Logistics – Freight Category Business Analyst Chevron
Global Logistics Category Manager Chevron
Global Marine Services Manager Chevron Phillips Chemical
Director of Integrated Supply Chain Dow Chemical
NA Logistics – Packaging and Specialty Plastics Dow Chemical
Supply Chain Global Improvement Manager Dow Chemical
Global Supply Chain Manager DuPont
Americas Logistics & Distribution Global Supply Chain ExxonMobil
Capital Projects Manager & Global Supply Chain ExxonMobil
Infrastructure Design Advisor & Global Supply Chain ExxonMobil
Director of Transportation and Logistics Flint Hills Resources
VP, Global Logistics HollyFrontier
Logistics Manager (Americas) Huntsman International
Director of Logistics INEOS
Global Marine Logistics Invista
Manager, Customer Service & Logistics Kuraray America Inc
Sourcing Manager Global Supply Chain Lyondellbasell Chemical
Director of Global Logistics NOVA Chemicals
Director of North American Logistics NOVA Chemicals
Senior Logistics Analyst Sabic
Logistics Manager - Shell Polymers Shell Chemical
Director of Transportation & Logistics Westlake Chemical Corporation
Rail Operations Manager Westlake Chemical 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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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

Lanyards Sponsor

  • KBR

Gold Sponsors

  • Aspen
  • SAP

Day 1 Lunch Sponsor

  • Akzonobel

Networking Zone Sponsor


Silver Sponsors

  • Accurent
  • Audubon
  • ARMS
  • Dassault systemes
  • Hilti
  • oracle

Bronze Sponsors

  • A&R Logistics
  • aptim
  • IAG
  • Port of Corpus Christi
  • Rider International
  • Schneider
  • Technip FMC

2019 Partners

Official Association Partners

  • AWS
  • CURT
  • International Freight Network (IFN)
  • ISCM
  • LNS Global
  • RC-Galveston
  • Specialist Freight Networks (SFN)
  • World Freight Network (WFN)

Media Partners

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

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