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Shutdown & Turnarounds Technical Track

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Pandemic-fuelled turnarounds disruption sent shockwaves through the Downstream industry, with cancellations and deferrals presenting scheduling challenges and resourcing bottlenecks for 2021 and beyond.

The need to revolutionize turnaround planning and execution has taken on a heightened sense of urgency. Optimizing scope development, fine-tuning agile work processes, and implementing new-age protocols is vital to deal with disruption and prevent costly overruns.

This October, the Shutdowns & Turnarounds Technical Track will unite experienced turnaround teams with the industry’s leading EPCs and solution providers at this critical time. Share best practice to deploy technologies, benchmark success, and develop innovative strategies to maximize efficiency and build resilience.

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Our All-Star Line Up Already Includes:

Suresh Padmanabhan

Suresh Padmanabhan SVP - Global Manufacturing Head, PET Indorama Ventures

Theunis Myburg

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

Cindy Gross

Cindy Gross Corporate Principal, Fixed Equipment Engineering Ascend Performance Materials

David Mason

David Mason Director, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds NOVA Chemicals

Heith Robey

Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

Stephanie Phipps

Stephanie Phipps Inspection Supervisor CITGO Petroleum

Jeff Spigener

Jeff Spigener TAR Manager INEOS

Muhammad Junaid

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

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Major Trends for the 2021 Agenda include:

  • Determine Future TAR Strategy

    Evaluate Covid-19 impacts and forecast execution deferral repercussions, develop resilient contractor strategies, and identify new-age protocols to maintain safety and productivity in 2021 and beyond

  • Embrace Digitized Turnarounds

    Explore the latest advancements of digital tools, IIoT solutions, and the application of innovative technologies to boost efficiency, minimize downtime, and connect remote workforces throughout planning and execution phases

  • The Evolution of Scope Development

    Leverage asset health visibility, inspections data, and a risk-based approach to achieve effective scope definition, reduce discovery work, mitigate scope creep, and limit costly overruns

  • Optimizing TAR Excellence

    Identify key success factors in driving turnarounds best practice methodologies, enhancing remote working capabilities, and benchmarking digital targets to create measurable parameters that drive innovation, cut costs and duration

  • Capital Projects Integration

    Recognize the importance in adjusting, realigning, and reintegrating timelines to capitalize on synergistic benefits in a low budget environment, continuing upgrades to avoid damaging effects to reliability

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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

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Tailored content for every S&T job role:

With such a wealth of sessions on the shutdown & turnarounds track on offer, there truly is something for everyone. Don’t limit your team’s attendance to a few key executives - make sure every function (from journeyman to executives) is represented to unlock the true power of the 2021 Downstream USA program!

Just some of the key attendees to bring...

Turnarounds Leads
Reliability Leads
Maintenance Leads
Operation Leads
Facility Leads
Supervisor/Superintendents
Planner/Coordinators
Project Controls
Process Quality Assurance
Turnaround Materials Control
Inspection Engineers
Asset integrity
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Why Are We the Most Trusted Destination for the Downstream Industry

A Meeting of the Most Important Minds

Never has there ever been such a meeting of downstream leaders. Leverage our ability to unite world leaders to on the worlds most trusted stage to answer you most critical questions and meet key challenges that keep you and your team from achieving success.

Uniting the Full Value Chain

We are no normal conference - our 4 dedicated, hybrid tracks guarantee cross-company learning as well as attracting the world’s most prominent and experienced professionals from boardroom to operating room across engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and shutdowns.

Business Critical Insight Only

We understand your time is more valuable than ever. Our extensively researched agendas are crafted by industry, for industry to ensure we deliver the most business critical insight that empowers you to make the most informed decisions for your team, project, plant and company!

Isolation Ends Here

Connect with your fellow attendees and potential new partners through a dedicated virtual & in-person networking platform. You will be able to connect with peer, take part in live discussion boards, Q&A, polls and schedule virtual and onsite meetings to ensure even in isolation you are not isolated from new connections, ideas and partnerships.

Downstream’s First Hybrid Event

We are building on our 40+ years of conference experience and lessons learned in 2020 to create an event that utilizes the accessibility of virtual and retains learning and development of an in-person event to best deliver the business critical insight and thought sharing needed to maximise ROI.

Get Back On Track, Onsite

As one of the only US based downstream events in 2021 this is your chance to safely get back onsite for the downstream learning and networking we know and love and cater Houston, we have missed you and we hope you are as excited to see us as we are to see you!

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2021 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • ABS Group
  • ABS Group
  • Bearingpoint
  • Bechtel

Gold Sponsors

  • Akzonobel
  • Fastenel
  • Hilti

Silver Sponsors

  • Honeywell
  • L&T TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
  • mobideo
  • WJE

Bronze Sponsors

  • blade platforms
  • cumulus
  • FTI-Consulting
  • Universal Plant Services

Wi-Fi Sponsor

  • Satellite Shelters

2021 Exhibitors

  • 3s-gasket
  • af global
  • Akzonobel
  • alabama-heat
  • ADI
  • Alliance Safety Council
  • AP-Networks
  • APM
  • ARIX
  • Aspen-Aerogels
  • Austin Industrial
  • Austin-Safety-Services
  • AVEVA
  • Avontus
  • BASF
  • beck
  • Burns-McDonnell
  • CDOD
  • Christy Catalytics
  • Critical-Rental
  • COF
  • deep-south
  • ecoshield
  • Endress+Hauser
  • Enterprise Commercial Paving
  • Exloc
  • Fastenal
  • fireeye
  • GHX
  • Groome-Industrial
  • HM
  • Harder-Mechanical
  • Highway-Transport
  • HWI
  • Hytorc
  • ICCI
  • IFO Group
  • Indeavor
  • Intertek
  • John Crane
  • kap
  • knight
  • lectodryer
  • ltts
  • Light Efficient Design
  • Mahaffey
  • Maplewood Industrial Services
  • Matrix-Service
  • Melter
  • Mettler Toledo
  • morimatsu
  • Morris-Shea Bridge
  • mott corporation
  • Mueller
  • Mueller
  • Nationwide
  • Nische
  • NobelClad
  • o3
  • oeg
  • o3
  • Orange County Economic Development Corporation
  • Osperity
  • Patriot-Bolt
  • PETROQUIP
  • PIC
  • PetroQuip
  • plidco
  • Prominent
  • Purgit
  • Radix
  • RainforRent
  • Rotoflow
  • saferack
  • Satellite
  • siemens
  • Smith & Loveless
  • SOLMAX
  • Southern-Heat-Exchanger
  • Spirax Sarco
  • Starcon
  • Stress-Engineering
  • Struthers-Wells
  • sulzer
  • SWAT
  • Teadit
  • TEAM
  • Teikoku
  • Texas Stress, Inc.
  • Tindall
  • tioga
  • Top-Hi-Tech
  • total
  • United Rentals
  • Universal Plant Services
  • USA-Debusk
  • USA-Industries
  • WJE
  • zahroofvalves
  • Zenviro Tech

2021 Partners

Association Partners

  • Alliance to End Plastic Waste
  • CURT
  • EIC
  • nabwic
  • The PSI Association

Media Partners

  • BIC
  • DigitalRefining
  • DigitalRefining
  • Energy Digital
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Inside Oil & Gas
  • Inspectioneering
  • LNG
  • Oil & Gas Journal
  • Oil & Gas Journal
  • petrolessons
  • Petro Industry News
  • PMWorld 360 Magazine