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2021 Agenda at a Glance

We are still working on finalising the agenda, for now take a look at our agendas at a glance to get an idea of the type of sessions we will be covering on the virtual AND physical stage across our plenary and technical tracks.

Please email Bridget.Robinson@thomsonreuters.com if you would like to be involved.

What Does a Hybrid Event Look Like?

Now more than ever, we want to deliver the best, most salient event to ensure you walk away with a clear strategy maximising ROI in downstream CAPEX and OPEX. In 2021 we are building on our 40+ years of conference experience to safely deliver an industry leading B2B hybrid conference and exhibition. Explore what the US’s first hybrid downstream event will look like below - roll over each segment to get a taste of what to expect.

Oct 12

Oct 13

Oct 14

Oct 15

Oct 21

Oct 22

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Virtual

Virtual

Join us October 12-15th for business-critical insight and outlooks needed to meet key industry challenges effecting downstream ROI. Gain exclusive lessons learned and future strategy from major players from boardroom level to everyday decision-making setting the blueprint of downstream’s future.

Onsite

Onsite

Follow up the connections you made on and off the virtual stage in person at the NRG Centre, Houston, with 3,000+ decision makers for virtual conference follow up session and our industry leading expo. Get the industry back on track, onsite!

Plenary Track

Plenary Track

Our free to attend Plenary Track will attract 15,000+ global virtual attendees to hear from industry leaders on overarching trends and challenges impacting the industry for years to come.

Technical Tracks

Technical Tracks

Attend our closed door “technical tracks” alongside 5,000+ industry leaders to identify, discuss and overcome the industry’s biggest challenges effecting ROI in CAPEX and OPEX planning and execution.

Expo

Technical Tracks

Expo

Technical Tracks

Free

Paid

Free

Paid

Free

Paid

Oct 12th Day 1 Free Virtual

Leadership Plenary

Oct 12th Day 1 Free Virtual

Networking
101

Networking 101

Get the most out of virtual networking with our “how to” sessions and virtual speed dating.

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Engineering & Construction

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Virtual
Workshops

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Reliability & Maintenance

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Virtual
Workshops

Oct 14th Day 3 Paid Virtual

Shutdown & Turnarounds

Oct 14th Day 3 Paid Virtual

Virtual
Workshops

Virtual Workshops

Follow up morning sessions with interactive afternoon workshops in a more intimate environment to supplement virtual learning and networking!

Oct 21st Day 5 Free Onsite

Expo

Expo

Cater to all your business needs in just 2 days. Explore the latest innovations, technology and services helping 3,000+ owners secure ROI on our physical exhibition floor!

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Workshops

Deep dive specific challenges and explore new trends and innovation in a more intimate setting alongside fellow SMEs. Create personalised checklists for success you can take back to your team and implement to realise untapped ROI of your operations.

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Morning Break

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Lunch

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Afternoon Break

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 22nd Day 6 Free Onsite

Expo

Expo

Cater to all your business needs in just 2 days. Explore the latest innovations, technology and services helping 3,000+ owners secure ROI on our physical exhibition floor!

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Morning Break

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshop

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Lunch

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Afternoon Break

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Choose your track

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  • Oct 21st, Onsite Agenda
  • Oct 22nd, Onsite Agenda
  • Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary
  • Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track
  • Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track
  • Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

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Oct 21st, Onsite Agenda

Day 1 Registration: 07:00 - 09:00 (120 mins)

09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 1: Technology Selections for Profitable Green and Blue Projects

Understand low carbon technologies, how they are applied and what might be a good green or blue project you’re your company.

Bechtel Bechtel

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09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 2: Workshop: Contractor Management Digitalization - a recipe for success

  • Digitally transform the contractor management process with a fully integrated process from planning through payment
  • Achieve end-to-end process and cost transparency across plant maintenance, turnarounds, and capital projects for contractor spend incl. Labor, materials, rentals and misc. expense
  • Proven best practices to increase operational efficiency in procure-to-pay and improve process agility across engineering & maintenance requirements

BearingPoint Brian Barnhart Manager BearingPoint

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09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 3: Panel: Exploring the Vulnerabilities of a Turnaround

  • Identify how to inspect your site, what questions to ask and how to get better in your TAR planning and execution
  • Evaluate best practises and benchmarking to determine site event progress versus standards expected

BASF Chad Bates Asset Supervisor BASF


Shell Celeste Jefferson Engineering Maintenance & Turnaround Manager Shell Chemical


Hargrove Engineers & Contractors Randy Pound Director of Performance Solutions Hargrove Engineers & Contractors

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Cleaning Break: 10:00 - 10:15 (15 mins)

10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 1: Comprehensive Asset Integrity: A plant-wide approach to managing process and infrastructure assets

With broad industry focus on controlling Turnaround costs and discovery-associated scope growth, WJE offers a reminder that proactive maintenance of both Pressure Equipment and Civil Infrastructure assets can be beneficial to plant safety and the bottom line. This workshop invites participants to:

  • Explore advancements in predicting rates of infrastructure deterioration
  • Identify risks represented by slowly-deteriorating assets like Process Columns, Foundations, Docks and Marine Structures, and other Civil/Structural concerns
  • Discuss recent case studies where maintenance or construction activities were impacted by the global supply chain crunch, and identify helpful strategies for managing those risks

WJE WJE

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10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 2: The Cyber Survival Guide: How to Talk to Your Board of Directors About Industrial Cybersecurity

Key topics include:

  • Understanding the board’s perspective
  • Demystifying industrial cybersecurity and debunking myths
  • Breaking down industrial cybersecurity into business challenges and risk
  • Setting and managing board expectations
  • How to drive immediate action to secure resources

ABS Group Ian Bramson Global Head of Industrial Cybersecurity ABS Group

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10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 3: Panel: Business of Innovation Scalability

  • Essential questions to ask during innovation project selection to ensure value driving results.
  • Cultivate collaborative and purpose driven innovation to deliver rapid and sustainable business improvements.
  • Tested methods of innovation implementations that drive long lasting adaption.

Huntsman David Sheffield Global R&D Capital Projects Coordinator Huntsman

Global Excellence & Innovation Jose Pires President & Founder Global Excellence & Innovation

Hilti Oscar Valbuena Oil & Gas Buisness Developer Hilti

Burns & McDonnell Karen Bray Vice President – Process & Project Development \ Oil, Gas, & Chemical Burns & McDonnell

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Morning Coffee & Networking Break: 11:15 - 11:45 (30 mins)

 
11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 2: What Is the Complete Digitalization Story in Manufacturing?

  • Truly understand the meaning of digitalization, what is required for implementation, action expectations, and common pitfalls around ease of use
  • Look at how sites can prepare for unplanned events
  • Understand how to get the IT tools to work, to ensure maximum efficiency and give confidence when investing in technologies

Huntsman Muhammad Junaid Director - Manufacturing & Program Management (PMO) Huntsman

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11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 3: Dow Journey in Digitalization and AI for Operational Excellence

In this panel discussion, top experts from different functions in Dow Inc. will share their experiences with digitalization and AI within their own function and discuss the vista for collaboration to achieve operational excellence.

Dow Zhenyu Wang Technology Manager, Continuous Improvement Dow

Dow Clark Dressen Senior Director, Digital Innovation Center Dow

Dow Lisa Cashbaugh-Sanchez Senior Learning & Operational Excellence Director, Continuous Improvement Dow

Dow Narayan Ramesh Lead R&D Director, Core R&D Dow

Dow Twain Pigott Global Improvement Leader, Technology Expertise & Solutions Dow

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Networking Lunch: 12:45 - 14:00 (75 mins)

14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Room 1: Cost Justifying Your Maintenance Strategy

In a world where everything seems to be going “digital”, asking ourselves if this approach is the most cost-effective solution is vital to the bottom line. We will explore some basic foundations of a good maintenance and reliability program which help identify the most likely candidates for investment. We will then discuss why a digital approach may or may not be a good solution, and where it is not the best decision, what options there are. Finally, we will develop an objective cost/benefit analysis which can be used to help justify investment decisions.

ABS Group Mark West Senior Director, Reliability Services ABS Group

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14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Room 2: Ruthless Pursuit of Capital Efficiency

  • Driving Stakeholder Alignment - Crucial conversations to maximize competitive advantage
  • Minimize Complexity - Simplify execution with fit for purpose and staying away from building with contingencies
  • Managing with Accountability - Optimizing owner teams through effectively leveraging contract resources to drive efficient execution

Chevron Phillips Chemical Eric Netemeyer Director, Engineering Chevron Phillips Chemical

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Cleaning Break: 15:00 - 15:15 (15 mins)

15:15 - 16:15 (60 mins)

Room 1: Evaluating Potential Counterparties in Energy Transition Project Development

The energy transition is forcing companies, especially those in the downstream market, to consider new types of projects, such as CCS and alternative fuels projects. While all major capital projects require careful evaluation of potential off-takers, co-venturers, technology providers, contractors, suppliers and consultants, energy transition projects often require developing relationships with new counterparties that may not have track records that are as long or extensive as those with whom downstream project developers are used to working. This session will explore issues to consider when seeking, and evaluating, potential counterparties for energy transition project development projects.

Air Liquide Michael Daily Sr VP & General Counsel Air Liquide

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15:15 - 16:15 (60 mins)

Room 2: Beyond Traditional Reliability

  • Understand the notion that Operations, maintenance, and engineering all deliver Production Reliability as a group
  • Assess example goals of 5 year production reliability programs to gain control of equipment and the work management process
  • Identify production reliability program benefits, minimizing consequences and reducing production losses through an improvement in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Huntsman Lott Hall Global Reliability Manager, Performance Products Huntsman

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15:15 - 16:15 (60 mins)

Room 3: Mastering Scope Development

  • Utilize risk-based inspections to develop work packages and effectively define scope development
  • Use of robotic installations, drones, and novel technologies to analyze areas for potential scope creep

Hargrove Engineers & Contractors David Reed Director, Plant Services Division Eastman Chemical

Hargrove Engineers & Contractors Randy Pound Director of Performance Solutions Hargrove Engineers & Contractors

Celanese Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

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Networking Drinks: 17:00 - 19:00 (120 mins)

Oct 22nd, Onsite Agenda

Day 2 Registration: 07:00 - 09:00 (120 mins)

09:00 - 10:00 (60 mins)

Room 1: Integrated Rope Access into Mechanical Work

  • Assess the topic challenging the way we think about traditional means of maintenance & turnarounds work
  • Understand the basis of integrating rope access and the benefits to mechanical work in time savings, cost reduction and efficiency improvements
  • Explore Miguel's fundamental lessons for success in the Rope Access Initiative that resulted in savings for Shell Deer Park - $8m in 2019 and $7m in 2020

Shell Miguel Hernandez Refinery Maintenance Field Execution Supervisor Shell

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11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 2: Project Organisational Planning Exceeding Deliverables

  • Gain an understanding of the top challenges in downstream construction the pandemic highlighted to avoid wasting time and money on your project.
  • Hear exclusive lessons learned on communication inefficiencies during Covid-19 and how they can be applied to project management best practices.
  • Re-evaluate the way projects are planned, and jobs are completed prior to execution, leveraging newly discovered tools to improve project delivery.l

PBF Energy Larry Steiner Capital Projects Planner Scheduler PBF Energy

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09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 3: Panel: Alternative Contracting Strategy Driving Productivity

  • The capital projects industry has faced unprecedented circumstances, and uncertainty is likely to continue for years to come. As industry leaders seek to re-emerge, the stakes are high, and the level of focus placed on clear, resilient, and adaptive strategy will separate the winners from the losers in the next round of industry challenges.
  • Join the panel discussion of industry experts who will address the key enablers and desired outcomes that organizations should focus on during the development and execution of contracting strategies for capital projects.

LyondellBasell Don Heimbach Global Director, Capital Procurement LyondellBasell

INEOS Group Kevin Zinke Manager, Capital Projects INEOS Group

Pathfinder Steve Cabano President Pathfinder

Hilti Anabella Martin Business Developer Manager Hilti

Burns & McDonnell Karen Bray Vice President – Process & Project Development \ Oil, Gas, & Chemical Burns & McDonnell

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Cleaning Break: 10:00 - 10:15 (15 mins)

10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 1: Mobilization of Maintenance Crews

  • Digitally transform traditional maintenance activities, deploying intrinsically safe field tablets, wearable devices, and GPS tracking technologies
  • Use data insights to enhance labor utilization and resource allocation, improving maintenance unit productivity

BASF Chad Bates Asset Supervisor BASF

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10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 2: Reimagining the Industrial Control System using Open Process Automation to deliver value

  • Break the vendor-lock model to reduce totals cost of ownership and supercharge innovation efforts
  • Hear from industry leaders on how OPAF is selecting standards that will achieve the vision of truly open systems
  • Learn about the business-driven approach to the development of technical standards

ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Mohan Kalyanaraman Technology Acquisition Advisor, Strategic Planning ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

ExxonMobil David DeBari Innovator and Process Control Engineer ExxonMobil

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10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 3: Seamless Integration - How to do we get there?

  • Although the R&D team will be central to the development of this strategy, ensure other departments are integral throughout the stages of development and roll out.
  • Effective techniques to empower your colleagues to embrace and effectively use innovation.
  • Learn how to best structure integration strategies to remove hurdles created by internal silos and processes and do more with less

Shell Celeste Jefferson Engineering Maintenance & Turnaround Manager Shell Chemical


Chevron Valerie Nafius Category Manager, Procurement Chevron

Hargrove Engineers & Contractors Randy Pound Director of Performance Solutions Hargrove Engineers & Contractors

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Morning Coffee & Networking Break: 11:15 - 11:45 (15 mins)

11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 1: Post-2020 Turnaround Event Critique

  • Look back at how the original covid execution plans and practices performed in actual turnaround activities
  • Explore how the implementation of covid control protocols impacted on cost, productivity, logistics and performance metrics from planning and actual performance impact
  • Evaluate predicted outcomes versus actual performances

Celanese Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

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11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 2: The Currency of Diversity

  • Big companies and small companies need each other more than ever to thrive. The future of profitability is embedded in your diversity. The world is changing, and those who can adjust – win. Ann McNeill shows by her experience that we can all breakthrough to higher levels of success in life.
  • Keynote Focus: Setting Goals, Accomplishing Impossible Goals, Persistence, and Perseverance, Building Alliances
  • If we recognize the magic of people power, we can cultivate strategic mutually beneficial relationships. It’s not what you know, but who you know, and who knows you that determines where you go from here!
  • In this presentation, Ann will discuss the Browning of America and share lessons learned from her experience building a multi-million dollar construction company. She will also show you how you can grow better and faster.

NABWIC Ann McNeill Founder NABWIC

11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 3: Panel: Invest with Confidence - Digital Maintenance Tools

  • Learn the importance of system integration, with installed predictive technologies communicating effectively with existing CMMS/EAM systems
  • Convey the need of reliability-focused technology upgrades to senior leadership, driving the business case with realistic ROI goals

LyobdellBasell David Nixon Maintenance and Reliability Manager LyondellBasell


Invista Ken Stevens Former Director of Reliability Invista

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Networking Lunch: 12:45 - 14:00 (75 mins)

14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Room 1: Turnaround Lesson From INEOS

  • Explore the notable lessons, benefits and challenges in striving success in turnarounds
  • Look at how cost controls and real time reporting can increase performance
  • Analyze key methodologies developed to mitigate scope creep and limit discovery work

INEOS Jeff Spigener TAR Manager INEOS


INEOS John Clark Turnaround Specialist - Project Manager INEOS

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14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Room 3: AI Tools for Enhancing Reliability

  • Review the development of AI methodologies that have been applied for enhancing reliability in the past decades.
  • Share success stories and lessons learned with developing and deploying predictive maintenance in continuous manufacturing.
  • Envision the future trends of AI in Reliability.

Dow Zhenyu Wang Technology Manager, Continuous Improvement Dow


Dow Leo Chiang R&D/TS&D Fellow, Core R&D Dow


Dow Michael Dessauer Senior Solutions Manager, Digital Operation Center Dow

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Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

9:00 - 9:45am (45 min)

Embracing Sustainable Operations

With the industry facing increasing accountability for ensuring operations are environmentally sound, circular and community focused we will address the latest initiatives and opportunities to exceed expectations and lead the way for the next phase of development.

Chemours Mark Newman CEO Chemours

Alliance to End Plastic Waste Steve Sikra Vice President and Head of the Americas Alliance to End Plastic Waste

9:45 - 10:05am (20 min)

Building a Resilient Business Model

The combination of a demand shock, supply glut & looming global recession is an unprecedented test for the entire industry. We will discuss how the industry can meet this challenge whilst building future business resilience through leveraging diversification, restructuring, & new partnerships to create value in the new normal.

Chevron Mark Nelson EVP, Downstream & Chemicals Chevron

10:05 - 10:35am (30 min)

Overcoming Obstacles

Session details TBC

Michael Johnson Michael Johnson 12 x Olympic & World Championship Gold Medalist

10:35 - 10:55am (20 min)

The Path to Zero is a Path to Growth

John Sampson will discuss Dow’s outlined path to zero carbon emissions while continuing to enable value growth for its stakeholders. Sampson will also talk about how investments in circular solutions in polymers are contributing to low-carbon growth.

Dow John Sampson Senior Vice President, Operations, Manufacturing and Engineering Dow

10:55 - 11:40am (45 min)

Transforming Innovation

Technology plays an important role in helping downstream deliver affordable, reliable product that fuels human progress and economic growth around the world. Now more than ever, we need to explore and understand what and how the industry can harness the power innovation to drive us forward to the next chapter.

Shell Robbert Van Rutten CIO, Downstream Shell

Bechtel Energy Inc Keith Churchill CIO Bechtel Energy Inc.

Braskem Guilherme Baeta Chief Digital Officer Braskem

11:40am - 12:00pm (20 min)

Preparing for the Future of Constant Volatility

Whether it’s a change in buyer behavior, weaknesses in the supply chain, or emerging demands that did not exist, the key to success is preparing for and understanding data and information about evolving trends that affect all areas of the business especially when these trends are fluid. Hear about Connected Planning solutions that can keep your business prepared for and ahead of these trends.

Cervello an AT Kearney Company Jim Leavitt CEO Cervello an AT Kearney Company

Anaplan Danny Meyer Global Head of CIO Practice Anaplan

12:00 - 12:45pm (45 min)

Nurturing a Customer-Centric Culture

Relationships between downstream and their customers are evolving rapidly and strategies that differentiated companies in the past—an exclusive product formula or a slightly better price, for example—may no longer be sufficient. We will explore how to improve customer engagement, identify ways to improve processes and touch points and where you should be investing to ensure your organizations’ ability to evolve and adapt changing demands.

Air Liquide US Charles Sanders Vice President, Business Development, H2E US Air Liquide US

Toyota North America Craig Scott Group Manager Toyota North America

CHEMOURS Denise Dignam President of Advanced Performance Materials CHEMOURS

EIC Stuart Broadley CEO EIC

12:45 - 12:55pm (10 min)

Networking Break

12:55 - 1:25pm (30 min)

Delivering on a Circular Future for Plastics: The Necessity of Innovation, Collaboration and Embracing Risk for the Chemical Industry

Session Details TBC

SABIC Dr. Bob Maughon Executive Vice President, Sustainability, Technology & Innovation and Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer SABIC

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

8:30 - 8:50am (20 min)

Lockdown Lessons: Construction During Covid-19

  • Gain an understanding of the top challenges in downstream construction the pandemic highlighted to avoid wasting time and money on your project.
  • Apply lessons learned to guarantee the success of remaining projects and secure much needed ROI.

Chevron Phillips Chemical Steven Prusak SVP, Corporate Planning & Technology Chevron Phillips Chemical

8:50 - 9:10am (20 min)

Readiness: The Rest of the Story

  • Managing a project with external forces.
  • Constructing a team with culture that achieves long term goals.
  • JV that develops their own identity and value proposition.

Baystar Diane Chamberline President Baystar

9:10 - 9:30am (20 min)

The Path Forward: Live Q&A

Baystar Diane Chamberline President Baystar

Reuters Events Bridget Robinson Head of Downstream USA Reuters Events

9:30 - 9:40am (10 min)

Networking Break

9:40 - 10:25am (45 min)

CAPEX Risk Management - Retain, Mitigate or Transfer

  • Foresee risk.
  • Estimate impact.
  • Define your projects risk strategy.

Air Liquide Michael Daily Sr VP & General Counsel Air Liquide

FTI Quincey Jones Senior Managing Director FTI

Dow Madhi Arunachalam Global EPC Manager Dow

Esther Lambert Management Consultant Corporate Project Services, Inc

10:25 - 10:45am (20 min)

Leading through the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Lessons learned from pandemic response plan
  • Critical decisions that enabled continued project progress
  • Lessons to consider implementing in future projects

Shell Claudia Nassar Portfolio Lead Shell

10:45 - 11:30am (45 min)

The Business of Innovation Scalability

  • Essential questions to ask during innovation project selection to ensure value driving results.
  • Cultivate collaborative and purpose driven innovation to deliver rapid and sustainable business improvements.
  • Tested methods of innovation implementations that drive long lasting adaption.

Shell Nils Kappeyne VP Architecture, Platforms & Data Shell

BPCL Rengarajan Sadagopan DGM - Project Technology BPCL

Hilti Oscar Valbuena Oil & Gas Business Developer Hilti

Engineering Global One Networks Valerie Mundy Director, Engineering Global One Networks

11:30 - 11:40am (10 min)

Networking Break

11:40am - 12:25pm (45 min)

Reimagining Procurement for the Next Normal

  • Region-specific shutdowns, supply disruptions and shortages created by volatile demand are just some new challenges to project execution efficiency and CAPEX ROI during the pandemic.
  • Understand key challenges to downstream project procurement leaders and the lessons they have learned during the pandemic to mitigate risk in your project.
  • Create a procurement strategy that ensures maximin effectiveness of your resource and material tracking and delivery to site in a new climate.

Chemours Mark Cotugno Director, Global Procurement, Enterprise capital Chemours

Dow Lisa Williams Operations Contract Labor Strategy Director Dow

Ascend Performance Materials Carole Wendt Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and CPO Ascend Performance Materials

Customer Habitat Katrell McNeill Founder & Chief Customer Experience Officer Customer Habitat

12:25 - 1:10pm (45 min)

Lunch

1:10 -1:55pm (45 min)

WORKSHOP: 8 trends that will impact the way Downstream approaches Projects: A conversation

  • What trends are dominating the Projects landscape?
  • How do these translate to the Downstream industry?
  • How to address the skills required to adapt adopt and thrive?

Chevron Martin Darley Project Manager Chevron

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

8:30 - 9:15am (45 min)

Digitalizing Maintenance - Operational Excellence & Optimization

  • Protect the bottom line - maintain availability and efficiency to maximize your assets
  • Identify vulnerabilities with a risk-based approach to address first the areas with the highest risk levels and guarantee effective budget utilization
  • Drive work efficiencies, providing the workforce with the digital tools to enable operational excellence improvements, ensuring a safe, efficient, and reliable asset

INEOS Walter Pesenti Global Operational Excellence INEOS

LyondellBasell Jimmy Jernigan ADir., Global Maintenance & Reliability LyondellBasell

Freeport LNG Bill Holladay Liquefaction Maintenance Superintendent Freeport LNG

BIC Alliance Jeremy Osterberger President & COO BIC Alliance

9:15 - 9:45am (30 min)

Case Study - Transforming Contractor Management

  • Explore digital trends in the contractor management space
  • Understanding contractor management's role within workforce management
  • Showcase: Dow's contractor management journey: challenges, benefits and vision for transformational change

BearingPoint Ralf Dillmann Partner BearingPoint

Dow Lisa Williams Operations Contract Labor Strategy Director Dow

BearingPoint Dietrich Pankratz Senior Manager, Sourcing & Procurement Consulting BearingPoint

9:45 - 10:30am (45 min)

Driving Innovation With Field Connectivity

  • Explore how the digital connection of workers promotes an innovative culture, driving success grounded in data-driven decisions
  • Boost the streamlining of collaborative work by enabling workers to utilize information on site, creating an entrepreneurial environment
  • Modernize maintenance management with real-time information improving work progress transparency and worker safety

Ascend Performance Materials Cindy Gross Corporate Principal, Fixed Equipment Engineering Ascend Performance Materials

Eastman Chemical David Reed Director, Plant Services Division Eastman Chemical

Zachry Russell Epperly Sr. Project Controls Manager Zachry

Honeywell David Griffin Sr. Director, Connected Worker Honeywell

Invista Ken Stevens Former Director of Reliability Invista

10:30 - 10:45am (15 min)

Maintaining Reliability Amid Unexpected Events

  • Lessons learned from getting Chemour's Texas facilities up and running quickly to meet customer needs

Chemours Alisha Bellezza President of Thermal & Specialized Solutions Chemours

10:45 - 11:30am (45 min)

APM - Be Reliable By Design

  • Understand the critical importance of a three-pillar approach to an effective asset performance management strategy - people, process, and technology
  • Create an innovative culture dedicated to reliability, equipping people with the right tools and technology to succeed
  • Look at the benefits of an effective APM strategy, combining RCM and condition-based monitoring data with advanced analytics to support decision making

Dow Richard Ellis DFRAM Global Expertise Leader Dow

Ascend Performance Materials Ben Dellsperger Senior Reliability Manager Ascend Performance Materials

PARC Predictive Maintenance Bharat Vats Chief Revenue Officer PARC Predictive Maintenance PARC, A Xerox Company

Invista Ken Stevens Former Director of Reliability Invista

11:30 - 11:50am (20 min)

Preparing for Practical APM 4.0 in Downstream Operations: Delivering Timely Value

  • Outline the future of practical asset performance management (APM) to reach meaningful objectives with easy and timely deployment and adoption
  • Explore what digital APM means for the future, highlighting the capabilities that will transform Asset Performance Management
  • Plan a roadmap for transformation with real world examples of APM success

Honeywell Rahul Chillar Director, Offering Management Honeywell

11:50am - 12:00pm (10 min)

Preparing for Practical APM 4.0 in Downstream Operations: Delivering Timely Value: Live Q&A

Honeywell Rahul Chillar Director, Offering Management Honeywell

12:00 - 12:20pm (20 min)

Beyond Traditional Reliability

  • Understand the notion that Operations, maintenance, and engineering all deliver Production Reliability as a group
  • Assess example goals of 5 year production reliability programs to gain control of equipment and the work management process
  • Identify production reliability program benefits, minimizing consequences and reducing production losses through an improvement in Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Huntsman Lott Hall Global Reliability Manager, Performance Products Huntsman

12:20 - 1:05pm (45 min)

Mobilization Of Maintenance Crews

  • Digitally transform traditional maintenance activities, deploying intrinsically safe field tablets, wearable devices, and GPS tracking technologies
  • Go paperless, promoting communication with digital collaboration cross-team and cross-functions
  • Use data insights to enhance labor utilization and resource allocation, improving maintenance unit productivity

LyondellBasell David Nixon Maintenance & Reliability Manager LyondellBasell

Flint Hills Resources Mark Geisenhoff Director, Fixed Equipment Flint Hills Resources

Shell Miguel Hernandez Refinery Maintenance Field Execution Supervisor Shell

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors Randy Pound Director of Performance Solutions Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

1:05 - 1:15pm (10 min)

Networking Break

1:15 - 2:00pm (45 min)

What Is The Complete Digitalization Story In Manufacturing?

  • Truly understand the meaning of digitalization, what is required for implementation, action expectations, and common pitfalls around ease of use
  • Look at how sites can prepare for unplanned events
  • Understand how to get the IT tools to work, to ensure maximum efficiency and give confidence when investing in technologies

LyondellBasell Theunis Myburg Digital Portfolio Manager: Manufacturing, Global Engineering, Capital Projects, and Turnarounds LyondellBasell

Huntsman Muhammad Junaid Director - Manufacturing & Program Management (PMO) Huntsman

BASF Amy Odom Asset Manager, Polyol NA BASF

Cumulus Mark Litke Chief Commercial Officer Cumulus

2:00 - 2:15pm (15 min)

Networking Break

2:15 - 3:15pm (60 min)

ZOOM VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Seizing Opportunities to Improve Decision-Making

  • In a fast-moving world, how equipped is your organization to seize opportunities for better decision-making and preparing for what is to come?
  • This in-depth conversation covers what business leaders can expect when the health of the business meets Connected Planning. From greater agility, faster time-to-value, and reduced risks and costs discover how connected planning leads to more confident and impactful business decisions.

AnaplanJan Hill Senior Principal, Business Value & Strategy Anaplan

AnaplanPatrick Caruso Senior Director, Business Value & Strategy Anaplan

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

8:30 - 9:15am (45 min)

TAR Strategies - Long Term Planning 2022 & Beyond

  • Deferrals of 2020 turnarounds has caused ripple effects for the industry, with future turnaround plans, timelines, and strategies needing to be reassessed
  • Ensure you factor in increased cost considerations for new protocols, schedule overruns, and the Covid-19-forced scope adjustments resulting from deferred events
  • Determine the sweet spot between production, reliability, and risk in planning future turnaround strategy and frequency

Indorama Ventures Suresh Padmanabhan SVP, Global Manufacturing Head - PET Indorama Ventures

Shell Celeste Jefferson Engineering, Maintenance & Turnaround Manager Shell

NOVA Chemicals David Mason Director, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds NOVA Chemicals

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors Randy Pound Director of Performance Solutions Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

9:15 - 9:30am (15 min)

What Will Turnarounds & Maintenance Operations Look Like Post-Pandemic?

  • Pandemic response protocols forced a pivot to remote operations with skeleton crews on site and slashed budgets forcing a rethink to maintenance economics
  • Look at lessons learned from remote work, becoming agile to drive digital growth
  • Understand the value of data in decision making, leveraging cloud-connected technology to provide real-time situational awareness

Huntsman Muhammad Junaid Director - Manufacturing & Program Management (PMO) Huntsman

INEOS Walter Pesenti Global Operational Excellence INEOS

9:30 - 10:15am (45 min)

Eliminating Siloed Approach To Achieve Turnaround Success

  • Communication is key, involving operations personnel early in the planning phase
  • Work alongside operations teams and allow time for integration to optimize scope development
  • See the true benefit of communication to minimize scope creep

Celanese Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

Chevron Megan Bleckinger Turnaround Manager Chevron

CITGO Petroleum Stephanie Phipps Inspection Supervisor CITGO Petroleum

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors Randy Pound Director of Performance Solutions Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

10:15 - 10:30am (15 min)

Turnaround Lessons from Indorama

Indorama Ventures Suresh Padmanabhan SVP, Global Manufacturing Head - PET Indorama Ventures

10:30 - 11:15am (45 min)

Mastering Scope Development

  • Utilize risk based inspections to develop work packages and effectively define scope development
  • Ensure you factor in increased cost considerations for new protocols, schedule overruns, and the Covid-19-forced scope adjustments resulting from deferred events
  • Embrace the data from past events to learn from mistakes
  • Use of robotic installations, drones, and novel technologies to analyze areas for potential scope creep

Chevron Kingsley Ufere SIS Project Engineer (Global Manufacturing) Chevron

INEOS Jeff Spigener TAR Manager INEOS

Ascend Performance Materials Brandon McNallen Turnaround Manager Ascend Performance Materials

Invista Ken Stevens Former Director of Reliability Invista

11:15 - 11:30am (15 min)

Post-2020 Turnaround Event Critique

  • Look back at how the original covid execution plans and practices performed in actual turnaround activities
  • Explore how the implementation of covid control protocols impacted on cost, productivity, logistics and performance metrics from planning and actual performance impact
  • Evaluate predicted outcomes versus actual performances

Celanese Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

11:30am - 12:15pm (45 min)

Optimizing Turnaround Efficiencies

  • Now more important than ever, turnarounds need to remain within budget, returning online on time, and avoiding costly overruns
  • Look at how cost controls and real time reporting can increase performance
  • Analyze the fundamental role of technology in boosting turnaround efficiencies, enhancing best practice and providing 360 degree event visibility

INEOS John Clark Turnaround Specialist - Project Manager INEOS

Chevron Juan Quintero Turnaround Team Lead Chevron

Fastenal Ryan Upshaw Senior National Accounts Sales Specialist Fastenal

BASF Chad Bates Asset Supervisor BASF

Parkland Refining BC Gord Bruce Operations Assistant Parkland Refining BC

12.15 - 12.45pm (30 min)

Reimagining the Industrial Control System using Open Process Automation to deliver value

  • Break the vendor-lock model to reduce totals cost of ownership and supercharge innovation efforts
  • Hear from industry leaders on how OPAF is selecting standards that will achieve the vision of truly open systems
  • Learn about the business-driven approach to the development of technical standards

ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Tyler Soderstrom Senior Engineering Associate, Online Control and Optimization ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

DuPont Julie Smith Engineering Manager DuPont

Eastman Chemical Steve Smith Manager Eastman Chemical

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