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Day 1

8.45am - 9.00am Welcome to the event

Chairman: TBC

9.00am - 10.30am HEADLINE: Outlook for the US & Global Downstream Industry

KBR Stuart Bradie CEO KBR

Bechtel Corporation Alasdair Cathcart President - Oil, Gas & Chemicals Bechtel Corporation

McDermott Samik Mukherjee COO McDermott

Bechtel Corporation Andrew Stewart CEO - Americas Wood

11am - 11.45am 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

Hanson Professional Services Inc. Moderator: Clay Scott Vice President - Project Principal Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Formosa Plastics Rick Lissa Senior Director - Logistics Management Formosa Plastics

Shell Chemical Joe Kelly Logistics Manager - Polyethylene Shell Chemical

Ascend Performance Materials Howard Peschel Director, Global Logistics Ascend Performance Materials

11.45am - 12.05am 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

12.05am - 12.45am 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

American Chemistry Council Ed Brzytwa Director International Trade American Chemistry Council

2.00pm - 2.40pm 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 Eric Eileraas Supply Chain Manager Kuraray

A&R Logistics Chris Ball President A&R Logistics

Matthew Costello CEO Voyager

2.40pm - 3.20pm 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

Octagon Value Chain Moderator: Clifford Lee Vice President Octagon Value Chain

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

US Maritime Administration Tim Pickering Director, Office of Ports & Waterways Planning US Maritime Administration

Port of Corpus Christi Authority Omar Garcia Chief External Affairs Officer Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Richard Teubner Chief Operating Officer Seacor

3.20pm - 3.30pm COFFEE BREAK
3.30pm - 4.00pm Beating Down 2018 freight rate spikes and truck availability through using the SAP Cloud Solution to quickly and cost effectively Digitize the Constraint™
  • Like most chemical companies in 2018, KMG was faced with severe freight cost spikes.
  • In the face of this issue, KMG set about identifying how to become a shipper of choice and cost effectively attract drivers and carriers by becoming an easier company to do business with. Identifying that one significant concern of drivers nationally was the amount of work hours they waste waiting to be loaded and unloaded, KMG set about the task of reducing driver dwell time at their highest volume plant.
  • In this case study session, you will learn how KMG optimized their supply chain operations at their plant by building an SAP Cloud Platform app that integrated with an external TMS, to improve the driver appointment scheduling process, give real-time information on driver arrival and departure information, track their tendered loads on demand, and ultimately reduce driver dwell time and overall KMG freight costs. 
  • Come experience business-centric, rapid digitization like never before!

KMG Chemicals Frikkie Koen SAP Solution Lead KMG Chemicals

KMG Chemicals Adam Freeman Supply Chain Manager KMG Chemicals

4.00pm - 4.30pm Blockchain - A Government Perspective
  • Breaking it down: a blockchain explanation for business people
  • Learn about the government’s role in developing blockchain applications for industries
  • Hear about the new standards that will increase market adoption of blockchain
  • Get the latest intelligence on pioneering governmental blockchain Case Studies (NAFTA/CAFTA, IPR, Pipeline and more)

Vincent Annunziato Director of Business Transformation and Innovation Division, Trade Transformation Office Office of International Trade

4.30pm - 5.30pm Supply Chain Challenges and Opportunities for US Polymer Distribution in Asia
  • Get the market intelligence you need for distributing US polymer products to Asia, including how the sector will address the increasing polymer capacities.
  • A new perspective: learn about the best practices of supply chain models in the Asia Hub.
  • Gain insights on the role of shipping and logistics to the polymer sector in Asia.
  • Hear the key facts about trade compliance in polymer feedstock logistics in Asia.

Enpro Ronald Lee Senior Deputy General Manager Enpro Supply Chain Management Ltd

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Day 2

8.45am - 9.00am Welcome to the event

Chairman: TBC

9.00am - 10.00am HEADLINE: The Team Never Quit Mentality
  • In an exclusive presentation, experience a bold, powerful talk from the author of Lone Survivor who has faced extreme adversity, continues to persevere and embodies the Team Never Quit mentality.

Former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell Author Lone Survivor Former Navy Seal

10.00am - 10.30am HEADLINE: Learning from the past, and looking to the future of downstream at Chevron
  • In a new headline address, explore Chevron’s lessons learned the last five years in downstream safety, workforce development, productivity, project sustainability, logistics and digitalization and how these experiences will have a bearing on the next big projects from Chevron now and in the years to come.

Chevron Mike Coyle President of Manufacturing Chevron

11.00am - 11.50am 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

Octagon Value Chain Moderator: Clifford Lee Vice President Octagon Value Chain

SABIC Paul Jepson Supply Chain Manager SABIC

Phillips 66 Sunny Lopez Supply Chain Manager Phillips 66

William Cure President APICs Houston

11.50am-12.10pm 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


12.10pm-12.30pm 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

Greif, Inc Kevin Washburn Warehouse Manager Greif, Inc

2.00pm - 2.30pm 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

Moderator: Chad Burke President/CEO Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

Chevron Jason Howe Senior Vice President & General Manager Schneider

BASF David Jones Group Manager - Domestic Transportation Procurement BASF

2.30pm - 3.00pm 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

PLG Consulting Moderator: Graham Brisben CEO PLG Consulting

Sabic Otha Church Senior Analyst, Bulk Truck & Bulk Rail Sabic

Huntsman John Thomas Rail Asset Manager Huntsman

3.00pm - 3.45pm 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

Maine Pointe Moderator: Mark Montanari Vice President, Chemicals and Oil & Gas Maine Pointe

Chevron Reggie Brown Category Manager, Logistics Chevron

Elemica David Cahn Director Global Marketing Elemica

3.40pm - 4.00pm The Next Evolution: Bringing Blockchain to Petrochemicals
  • Overview of Distributed Ledgers for Physical Trading
  • Why All Physical Trading will move to Distribute Ledgers in the next decade
  • Details on VAKT Petrochemical Use Cases going live in the ARA market in July

VAKT Lyon Hardgrave Vice President, Business and Product Development VAKT

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