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, Former Navy SEAL - Author of “Lone Survivor”

Featured Speaker:

Marcus Luttrell, Former Navy SEAL - Author of “Lone Survivor”

  • Brent Bement
    Brent 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 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.

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.

American Chemistry Council Ed Brzytwa Director International Trade American Chemistry Council

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

Addressing Truck Driver & Capacity Shortages
  • Ongoing truck driver and capacity shortages are nothing new. But how far have we come?
  • Discover the latest innovative action’s trucking companies and organisations 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.
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
  • 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

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

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, benchmarking data – analytics and optimisation solutions that could you help you see your supply chain clearly
  • 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

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
A Fresh Look at U.S. Port Positioning to Support Growth in the Petrochemical Industry
  • 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
  • Control versus influence over supply chain efficiency for Ports specifically
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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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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

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
  • Port of Corpus Christi

2019 Partners

Official Association Partners

  • AWS
  • CURT
  • International Freight Network (IFN)
  • ISCM
  • 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

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
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