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Leadership In the Age of Transformation

As the industry of industries we have a responsibility. The world has awoken to the volatility in which we exist and how we proceed will affect downstream for generations to come.

In 2020, Reuters Events Downstream Virtual united leaders and innovators from across the full value chain to identify, discuss and meet the uniquely difficult challenges to the future of downstream. At Reuters Events we believe that together we can secure the future of our industry and the prosperity of those that depend on it. Together we can build a better, more diverse and resilient future – we think you should join us.

If you’d like to get involved in Downstream USA 2021 program, we’d love to hear from you. Get in touch below to join Reuters Events: Downstream understand changing demands, drive transformation and create a downstream of the future.

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Reuters Events: Downstream Speakers in 2020 Included:

Plenary Speakers:

Mary Drave

Mary Drave Chief Sustainability Officer Dow

Mark Vergnano

Mark Vergnano President & CEO Chemours

Huibert Vigeveno

Huibert Vigeveno Downstream Director Shell

Saori Dubourg

Saori Dubourg Member of the Board of Executive Directors BASF SE

Track Keynotes:

Mitra Basiri Kashanchi

Mitra Basiri Kashanchi General Manager, Chevron Salt Lake City Plant Chevron

Joseph Israel

Joseph Israel CEO Par Petroleum

Thomas Abel

Thomas Abel SVP Projectst Borealis

Taylor Auburg

Taylor Auburg VP Projects Freeport LNG

Michael Dailey

Michael Dailey VP and General Counsel Air Liquide

Victor Ortega

Victor Ortega VP Technical Site Managementt Covestro

Thomas Grell

Thomas Grell President Downstream & Chemicalst Wood

Walter Pesenti

Walter Pesenti Global Petrochemical Operational Excellence Manager BP

Randy Pound

Randy PoundGlobal Director of Maintenance & Reliabilityt Olin

Alan Gelder

Alan Gelder VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Downstream Global SMEt Wood Mackenzie

Russell Hamley

Russell Hamley President ABC

Paula Glover

Paula Glover CEO & Presidentt American Association of Blacks in Energy

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Who is the Reuters Events: Downstream Community?

Downstream Producers


Technology & Digital

Technical Solutions

Equipment Providers

Consultants & Forecasters


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What did we cover in 2020?

Engineering & Construction

  • Alternative Contract Strategies:

    Unleash productivity in your next project and guarantee successful project execution through innovative and emerging contract strategy trends.

  • Attack Rising CAPEX Cost:

    The ultimate authority on maximising ROI - don't let the mistakes of past projects be repeated and master the art of CAPEX efficiency.

  • Going Digital:

    Don't be left behind! Unlock the power of project digitization to transform your ability to respond to challenges and make critical project decisions in real-time.

  • Project Management Solutions Transforming Productivity:

    All the exclusive insights you need to optimize project controls, AWP and scope development to supercharge tool-time for the whole value chain.

  • Labor:

    Train. Retain. Diversify.

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Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds:

  • Enhance Your APM Strategy:

    Implementing transformational cultural and behavioural change, creating agents of reliability, harnessing enhanced analytics & shifting towards predictive maintenance

  • Capital Projects Integration:

    Knocking down the barriers to finally realize the potential CAPEX & OPEX reductions that can be achieved through an integrative approach to project completion

  • Embracing Industry Digitalization:

    Digitalize communication channels, mobilize your assets and hear how to embrace the latest advances in the fields of IIoT to have an instant overview of work progress, strengthening team mobility, connectivity and ability to interact throughout the facility

  • Comprehensive Scope Planning;

    Achieve conclusive scope definition, leverage technology and utilize post-event data to accurately forecast time & resource requirements, mitigating discovery work & scope creep

  • The Workforce Question;

    Proven strategies to recruit, train & retain the most valuable asset; maximizing productivity, enhancing buy-in and maintaining oversight to limit overrun, to finish on time and under budget

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Supply Chain & Logistics:

  • Assess the Bigger Impact on North America's Supply Chain:

    Come together with the industry's biggest and most trusted voices to identify and assess the impact on the petrochemical supply chain industry

  • Overcome Barriers to Survival:

    Get front line insights on how to navigate the biggest hurdles to the Downstream & Chemical Industry when shipping product in 2020 and beyond

  • Identify Innovation Unlocking Success:

    The winners in our industry will be those who are quick to adapt and innovate. Let us help you on your journey to optimal efficiency

  • Don't be left behind:

    As the only dedicated petrochemical supply chain event in the world, we are the no.1 destination for the industry to come together, identify and discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities in downstream - can you afford to be the one that doesn't attend?

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Why is Reuters Events the Leading Downstream Conference & Exhibition?

CEO and Board Level News

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead.

All Stakeholders, All Assets, One Place

The only multi-discipline downstream event. The world’s biggest names in Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Refining and LNG will once again gather for 2 days of sharing exclusive insight and lessons learned on every facet of downstream industry.

Practical Case Studies

The only event to deep dive into case studies across the full downstream value chain. From outlooks and trends to project execution to operations we are a one stop shop to overcome downstream’s biggest challenges.

Industry Driven Agenda

Our bespoke agendas are crafted by industry, for industry with carefully selected themes and discussions to provide a conclusive road map of the future of downstream.

Audience Interactivity

We know that opportunities to interact with your peers are what make events special. That’s why wherever possible and using the latest technology we will continue to deliver live Q&As, breakout sessions & workshops and audience polls.

One-to-One Networking Service

Connect with your fellow attendees and potential new partners through a dedicated virtual meeting platform. You will be able to message, schedule meetings and use virtual meeting rooms to ensure even in isolation you are not isolated from new connections, ideas and partnerships.

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How our 15,000+ 2020 Attendees Got Involved

Watch Live

Watch Live

Watch presentations, fireside chats and panel discussions from top industry thought-leaders all day, every day!



Comment and question in real time. Spark conversations with your 15,000+ fellow attendees. Follow up with interesting ideas in the digital networking suite!



Get in-depth answers in real-time in our live Q&A sessions in each presentation and panel!



Missed a session? Catch-up in your own time through our on-demand service. Imagine downstream Netflix.

A Brand New Virtual Exhibition

A Brand New Virtual Exhibition

Search through 50+ exhibitors from your own desk. Whether you work in construction, operations, or supply chain, you’ll be able to find the latest services and technology solutions across your entire plant lifecycle.

Audience Interactivity

Audience Interactivity

We know that opportunities to interact with your peers are what make events special. That’s why wherever possible and using the latest technology we will continue to deliver live Q&As, breakout sessions & workshops and audience polls.

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Best-in-class virtual conference experience

This is not our first rodeo. In 2020 Reuters Events ran over 80 virtual events. Here’s our net promoter score (NPS) from the extensive post event survey and a small snapshot of what people thought…

Reuters Events has an NPS Score of 83.

* Company NPS scores acquired from

World class!

A special experience by any measure!


How our partners got involved:

15-Minute Presentation

15-Minute Presentation

Present a case-study or show thought leadership through a 15 minute presentation with a live Q&A to all 15,000+ attendees

Live Panel Discussion

Live Panel Discussion

Participate in one of the many live panels happening over the 3 days. Sit beside major petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG companies to become the leading authority on key challenges.

Online Exhibition

Online Exhibition

Generate leads with a booth in our online exhibition - please note that access to our networking platform is exclusive to our online exhibitors

Virtual Workshops

Virtual Workshops

Get up close and personal with your clients. Invite an exclusive group of your target clients to join them in deep dive conversation to overcome their biggest challenges and position yourself as the solution.

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Arrange virtual meetings with our dedicated meeting and messaging service



Search our list of over 5,000+ virtual attendees from across the key areas of business.



Search our list of 5,000+ virtual attendees from across 3 core downstream verticals



Join your own private virtual meeting rooms at the touch of a button. Suggest a time for meeting, join the meeting through your personal invite and connect



Receive 1-2-1 support for all your meeting needs from Reuters Events's networking concierge team.

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2020 Sponsors

The companies with solutions to share.

Platinum Sponsors

  • Beyond Limits
  • Matrix PDM Engineering
  • Pall
  • Precision
  • Procore
  • Symphony Azima
  • Team

Gold Sponsors

  • Akzonobel
  • Ameco
  • ATR
  • Austin-Safety-Services
  • cumulus
  • DCW
  • forterra
  • FTI Consulting
  • Hach
  • Hexagon
  • Intertek
  • Irth Solutions
  • mobideo
  • PSB
  • Rockwell Automation
  • TruQC
  • United Rentals
  • USA Dynamics
  • Zachry

2020 Virtual Exhibitors

  • 3S - Superior Sealing Services
  • af global
  • Akzonobel
  • alabama-heat
  • Ameco
  • APNetworks
  • ADI
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Aspen-Aerogels
  • Atlantic-Plant-Maintenance
  • ATR
  • Austin-Safety-Services
  • Avontus Software
  • Aztec Bolting
  • Barnhart
  • BASF
  • Bayotech
  • beck
  • Bentley
  • Boss-Enterprises
  • Burns-McDonnell
  • Christy Catalytics
  • Chromalox
  • cleaver-brooks
  • CPRS
  • cumulus
  • DCW
  • DistributionNOW
  • Drager
  • dunn
  • Dupre-Logistics
  • Dynamics
  • Eisenmann
  • Elemica
  • Enterprise Commercial Paving
  • Eriks North America
  • ESCO
  • Exloc
  • Fastenal
  • FEDA Nitrogen
  • fireeye
  • forterra
  • FourKites
  • FTI Consulting
  • GHX
  • GBI
  • Groome-Industrial
  • Guard-Concrete
  • HM
  • Hach
  • hahn & clay
  • Harbison-Walker
  • Harder-Mechanical
  • Hexagon
  • ICCI
  • Infrared Cameras Inc
  • Innovative Ventilation Systems Inc.
  • Insurcol
  • InServ
  • intelliwave
  • Iron
  • Irth Solutions
  • ITP
  • John Crane
  • Kelley
  • Knight
  • ltts
  • Lectrodryer
  • Light Efficient Design
  • Long-Ridge
  • Mahaffey
  • Maplewood Industrial Services
  • Mason
  • Matrix PDM Engineering
  • Matrix-Service
  • Melter
  • Material
  • Mettler Toledo
  • mobideo
  • morimatsu
  • Morris-Shea Bridge
  • mott corporation
  • Mueller
  • Nationwide
  • Nische
  • NobelClad
  • o3
  • oeg
  • Ohmstede
  • omega
  • Orange County Economic Development Corporation
  • Osperity
  • Ovolifts
  • Pall
  • ParFab
  • performance-contractors
  • PIC
  • PlanGrid
  • Precision
  • Process
  • Procore
  • Prominent
  • PSB
  • Purgit
  • radix
  • Rain for Rent
  • RedGuard
  • Relevant Solutions
  • rigid
  • Ritter
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rotoflow
  • SafeRack
  • Samson Fabricators
  • Satellite
  • Schenck
  • ShellKey
  • Singer Equities
  • Skybitz
  • Smith & Loveless
  • South Gate Engineering
  • Southern-Heat-Exchanger
  • Spirax Sarco
  • SPX
  • Starcon
  • Stress Engineering Services
  • Sulzer
  • SES
  • Symphony Azima
  • Swat
  • teadit
  • Team
  • tec5USA
  • Teikoku
  • Texas Stress, Inc.
  • Tindall
  • tioga
  • Top-Hi-Tech
  • total
  • TruQC
  • tubetech
  • United Rentals
  • Universal Plant Services
  • USA-Debusk
  • US Metals
  • Veson
  • Viega
  • voyager
  • Ward-Leonard
  • Weavix
  • Williams Scotsman
  • WJE
  • WT-Byler
  • Wyndham
  • XPO
  • Zachry
  • zahroofvalves

2020 Partners

Strategic Partners

  • Gas-Processing
  • Hydrocarbon Processing

Training Partners

  • San Jacinto College

CPI Partner

  • Chemical-Engineering-Online

Integrity & Reliability Partner

  • Inspectioneering

Digital Content Partner

  • BIC

Official Association Partners

  • CURT
  • plc
  • PSI

Media Partners

  • BBAM
  • Chemical Processing
  • DigitalRefining
  • Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Industrial-Info-Resources
  • LNG News RU
  • MyTechMag
  • NGW
  • Oil Information Technology Journal
  • Oil & Gas Engineering
  • PTQ
  • Reuters
  • RPMedia
  • Storage Terminals
  • Tank News
  • World Oils