What to Expect from the NEW Home of Downstream Process Engineering & Technology

The role process engineering teams play in North America’s tremendous growth is paramount to the success of the industry – because of this we are running a brand-new PE track at Downstream 2020!

This track will attract leading research & development, design and operation executives from all major Petrochemical, Chemical, LNG Producers and Refiners, catalyst manufacturers, and the most innovative technology licensors and solution providers to come together and overcome the industry’s biggest challenges, discuss upcoming opportunities and share business critical insight on the future market trends.

If you are looking cracking the puzzle of process optimization, this is one piece of the puzzle you can’t afford to miss! On other event serves the whole industry’s engineering needs under one roof in just two day. Miss this and you are missing out for years to come.

Provides opportunities for people from small and large companies, to meet and get together and share ideas

Mike Coyle, President of Manufacturing, Chevron

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Process Engineering & Technology Track 2020
All-Star Line-Up Already Includes:

  • Mark Fonda
    Meridian Energy
    Mark Fonda CTO
    Meridian Energy
  • Deval Pandya
    Deval Pandya Lead Data Scientist - Digital Accelerators
  • Zhenyu Wang
    Zhenyu Zhenyu Wang Continuous Improvement Center of Excellence
  • Mark Lambert
    Mark Lambert Worldwide Engineering & Construction Manager, AWP and Construction Excellence
  • Lloyd Colegrove
    Lloyd Colegrove Data Services Director, Fundamental Problem Solving Director, Manufacturing and Engineering
See full speaker line up - Download the Brochure

Major Trends for the 2020 agenda include:

  • Intensification:

    Dramatically improve processing capacity and efficiency through the latest technologies the industry has to offer.

  • Integration:

    Ensure the economic viability of you plant and capture all the value of your processes have to offer.

  • Information:

    Maximize production and profitability of established and future assets through data-driven optimization of operations and process safety.

  • Sustainability:

    Hear the latest innovations in environmental engineering and sustainable development to guarantee carbon capture readiness.

See the Full Agenda Here

Want to join them on stage?
We are calling for papers

Practitioners & researchers working in all areas of process engineering and related disciplines for the Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining or LNG industries are invited to submit abstracts for consideration. Click the link below find out how you can submit your paper before April 4th, 2020.

The track will bring together 200+ leading process engineering & technology professionals from across the Petrochemical, Chemical & Refining industries to present and share the very latest in innovation and research at the Downstream 2020 conference.

Click here for more info on how to submit your session idea

Areas of interest for presentations include:

  • Process Intensification
  • Process Integration
  • Process Control & Excellence
  • Data & Digitalisation
  • Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development
  • Catalyst Technologies
  • Separation & Filtration

Excellence in Process Engineering & Technology Optimization Webinar Series - Next up? Process Integration.

According to Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, one of the benefits of process integration is that it "captures the highest value for every molecule that flows through our facilities"

Focusing on this, Reuters Events will go live with its most exciting webinar yet, the Excellence in Process Engineering & Technology Optimisation - Integration Webinar. As global markets become ever more competitive, process integration plays an increasingly important role in increasing your company’s ROI and market share. Now more than ever its time to optimize!

1-hour LIVE case study with:

  • Sachi Maiti
    Sachi Maiti Global Director - Technology Taskforce & Process Engineering

And remember - if you can’t join LIVE on the day, sign up anyway(!) and we’ll send you the recordings afterwards

Sign up here!

Full A-Z of the Downstream Industry Already In Attendance

Who to bring from your team:


Crack the Puzzle of Process Optimization

Process Engineering Leads
Research & Development Leads
Design Leads
Chemical Engineers

Process Technology Engineers
Automation & Modelling
Project Process Assurance
Research Fellows

Chief Scientists
Process Control Engineers
Innovation Leads
Data Leads

Process Licensing Managers
Technology Managers
Unit Leads
Continuous Improvement Leads

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Strong as One, Better Together - Why Your Team Should Attend.

  • LEARN -

    Our world class speaker line-up will identify, discuss and overcome your company’s biggest challenges and no other agenda will better prepare your 2020 project to succeed! Year on year we secure the leading voices on innovations, problem solving and optimization and now it is time your team benefits from their exclusive insight.

  • MEET -

    This event is where the early commercial relationships are formed amongst world’s biggest names Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Refining and LNG construction and engineering. No where else will you meet more innovators, problem solvers and optimizers under one roof! With so many people on site it will be impossible for one person to meet them all.


    Find future partners and collaborators, meet clients, speak to key influencers, gather business critical insight, assess risks, and seize opportunities to achieve all your US Downstream goals in just 2 days under one roof Exclusive 1-2-1 Networking App - achieve all your US Downstream goals in just 2 days.


    No other event can better set you up to succeed. We understand that sometimes the best ideas don’t come from the stage. They come from the chance happenings, like when you joined one of numerous roundtables, workshops or networking events. We have done the hard work so you don’t have to – remember, only the early movers will reap the rewards!

See how your team can attend - Register here!

So many Reasons to attend - what your team simply can’t miss in 2020 and beyond:

Discover why downstream leaders chose Downstream year on year out.

5 dedicated
conference streams

Downstream is huge. Yet we take pride servicing the full downstream value chain’s individual needs across our 5 tracks to ensure the full downstream industry’s 2020 business goals are met.


All Stakeholders. All Functions. 1 Place.

The most cross functional downstream event in the world. The world’s biggest names Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Refining and LNG under one roof, for just 2 days. We have done the work, so you don’t have to! Can you afford to miss it?


More than just conference sessions

Sometimes the best ideas don’t come from the stage. They come from the chance happenings, like when you joined one of numerous roundtables, workshops or networking events.


Exclusive business insight from key industry stakeholders

The best speaker line up the industry has ever seen! No other line up will better prepare your 2020 business optimization strategy! Year on year we secure the leading voices on innovations, problem solving and optimization and now it is time your team benefits from their exclusive insight.


The best downstream networking

We know that you’re looking for ROI - you need to know that you and your team will come away with enough meetings and insights to generate business critical leads for years to come. To ensure, this we bring you our Exclusive 1-2-1 Networking App – allowing you to arrive with 2 days packed-full of meetings!


The most senior downstream event in the world

Our winning formula of quality and breadth of insight attracts the largest delegations the world has ever seen from all Petrochemical, Chemical, LNG Producers and Refining companies. At no other event will you meet so many decision makers and innovations leaders from such crucial companies.


NEW FOR 2020!

Full Digitalisation Strategy

Are you on the road to digital optimization? Whether you're at the beginning of your journey and don’t know where to start or looking for the next silver bullet we have step-by-step sessions for you.

Student Engagement Workshops

Labor shortages, aging workforce, the millennial question! Meet, greet and collaborate with the next generation of the downstream workforce to understand and overcome workforce development challenges.

THE Networking Party of the year

Join downstream executives for the cocktails and canapes and the very best networking in the downstream industry - see you at the bar!

Downstream 2.0

The industry is changing, and it is changing fast. This year we are leading the conversations of tomorrow to best prepare your organisation. Join us in industry leading discussion challenging sustainability, workforce diversity and digitalisation.

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Downstream Connect -
Our Bespoke 1-2-1 Meeting Service

Downstream Connect is a specialist networking tool that will help you find & book meetings with new business contacts at Downstream 2020.

How does it work?

  • Access your personal page

    Once you’ve registered for the event you will receive a link to access your personal Downstream Connect meetings page

  • Update your profile

    Update your personal profile, so other people can find you. Your contact details are only exchanged with your confirmed appointments

  • Search for contacts

    Search for contacts by job title, company, business type or use the automatic suggestions to find your perfect match

  • Send & receive invitations

    Send & receive invitations with high level contacts & arrange meetings on exhibitor stands or in the dedicated meetings lounge

  • Appointment reminders

    With a PDF schedule, SMS reminders & help from our onsite concierge team, you will arrive at your appointments on time

Downstream Connect Tutorial

Find Out More - Click Here

Downstream Connect in Numbers -
Highlights from Downstream 2019 meetings programme

10,000+ Meeting Requests
66% Attendee Engagement
4.2 / 5 stars Average Meeting Rating
$60+ million in new business
Book your booth for 2020   Speak or sponsor at Downstream 2020

2020 Sponsors

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

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