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  • Day One - 16 July
  • Day Two - 17 July
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Day One - 16 July

9:00-9:15am (15 mins)

Keynote Presentation - Future Proofing Companies for a World that Demands More

  • Every year the world’s burgeoning population is demanding more of the essential products that power modern society. At the same time, critical stakeholders—customers, consumers, investors, government—are expecting better environmental, social and governance performance from every industry
  • Understand what future companies must do to increase performance from an industry expert
  • Learn how companies and industries must balance essentiality with responsibility

Chemours Mark Vergnano President & CEO Chemours

9:15-9:30 (15 mins)

Keynote Presentation - Future of the Industry - Path to Climate Neutrality

Hear from President & CEO of LANXESS Corporation discussing the future of the industry and how LANXESS plans to go climate neutral.

Lanxess Corporation Dr Antonis Papadourakis President & CEO Lanxess Corporation

9:30-9:55am (25 mins)

Keynote Presentation - Nine Irrefutable Truths

Discuss the nine irrefutable truths about the industry that are core to the types of battles needed to engage in and provide the opportunity to continue to achieve success.

CNX Corporation Nick Deluliis President & CEO CNX Corporation

9:55-10:15am (20 mins)

LIVE Keynote Speakers Q&A

Chemours Mark Vergnano President & CEO Chemours

Lanxess Corporation Dr Antonis Papadourakis President & CEO Lanxess Corporation

CNX Corporation Nick Deluliis President & CEO CNX Corporation

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

Presentation - The Markets: An Industry Health Check

  • Hear from Industry Expert about the global outlook for the petrochemical sector
  • Get an understanding of the Industry’s prospects

American Chemistry Council Chris Jahn President & CEO American Chemistry Council

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

Aligning Owner/Contractor/Supplier Relations in the Future - A Better Business Model

This panel will address the following questions related to the owner/contractor/supplier relations and the future possibilities of aligning on a better business model:

  • The existing owner/contractor/supplier working environment is fraught with major business issues, what do you see as the major disconnects in these relationships?
  • With respect to Goal Congruence, what does this mean to you and your organization?
  • What must happen to institute this step change in the business relationships across all parties?

Pathfinder Stephen L. Cabano President Pathfinder

ExxonMobil Global Project Company Tony Bazzini Chief Engineer ExxonMobil Global Project Company

BHP Billiton Cameron Remeljej Senior Manager Projects Engineering BHP Billiton

11:15-11:45am (30 mins)

Presentation: Back to Basics - Rebuilding the Economy with Energy, Petrochemicals and Manufacturing

In this presentation, Jerry James, oil and gas expert and CEO, and Joe Eddy, a former manufacturing CEO, will discuss the fundamentals that have created a unique manufacturing opportunity within the U.S. They uncover the historic tie to energy supply and manufacturing jobs and discuss a path forward for rebuilding the U.S. economy.

Artex Oil Jerry James President Artex Oil

Eagle Joe Eddy President Eagle

11:45am-12:00pm (15 mins)

LIVE Audience Q&A

Artex Oil Jerry James President Artex Oil

Eagle Joe Eddy President Eagle

12:00-12:15pm (15 mins)

Presentation: Update on Pennsylvania Shell Ethylene Cracker Plant

Hear directly from Shell on their plans post COVID-19 and the site’s measured return to work system in the current climate

Shell Michael Marr Business Integration Lead Shell

12:15-1:00pm (45 mins)

Tri-State Region - Developing the Industry

  • Find out how the region is supporting the development of the petrochemical sector
  • Understand regional incentive programs
  • Find out how the region can develop into a world class petrochemical sphere

Pennsylvania’s Governors Office Denise Brinley Executive Director Pennsylvania’s Governors Office

JobsOhio Matt Cybulski Director - Shale Energy & Petrochemicals JobsOhio

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

Site Selection - Laying the Foundations

  • Hear what the area has to offer and how the tri-state region collaborates for effective site selection
  • Understand what key companies look for when selecting sites
  • Find out how challenges within sites can be mitigated

OhioSE Ed Looman Project Manager OhioSE

Day Two - 17 July

9:00-9:15am (15 mins)

Keynote Presentation: Digital Transformation - People Matter

  • Now more than ever, companies around the world are transforming the way they work and operate. The 4th Industrial Revolution has made us aware of endless possibilities to deploy, apply and embrace digital products, developments and processes
  • Learn the 3 critical factors to succeed in digital transformation and why what really matters is people

Shell Claudia Zuluaga Principal Digital Product Manager Shell

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

Keynote Presentation: Petrochemical 2.0 - Going Digital

  • Why is Digital a business priority for Braskem? Why now?
  • Understand why advanced analytics is at the center of Braskem’s Digital transformation
  • Hear how you can ensure your company stays ahead of the Digital game

Braskem Guilherme Baeta Chief Digital Officer Braskem

10:00-10:15am (15 mins)

Presentation: Biomass Balance Approach - Deriving Products from Renewable Feedstock

  • Understand how environmental sustainability and profit can work together
  • Hear how the petrochemical industry can be leader in environmental sustainability

BASF Dr. Andreas Kicherer Director Corporate Sustainability BASF

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2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Headline Sponsor

  • bechtel

Wi-Fi & Gold Sponsor

  • Satellite

Gold Sponsor

  • apeg

Silver Sponsors

  • management-controls-inc
  • S&B Engineers & Construction

Coffee Break & Bronze Sponsor

  • SargentElectric

Bronze Sponsor

  • NAI Spring

Virtual Exhibitors

  • Brock
  • Cobey
  • Dixon
  • Elliott Group
  • eyebot
  • Fluid Engineering
  • GBI
  • Hanson
  • IPC Lydon
  • langan
  • Long-Ridge-Energy
  • management-controls-inc
  • Ohio River
  • per-se
  • Precision Piping Product
  • Progressive Industrial Construction Certifications
  • PSB
  • reliable
  • SafeRack
  • S&B Engineers & Construction
  • SargentElectric
  • Satellite
  • suez
  • WO Grubb
  • WorkCare

Association Partner

  • SPE

Media and Community Partners

  • Hydrocarbon Engineering
  • Innovoil
  • Kallandish
  • Manufacturing Journal
  • marcellus
  • natgasintel
  • Neftegaz
  • Newsbase
  • NortheastONG
  • NorthwestPAOilGas
  • ONGEvents

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