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Join more than 3,000 physical attendees and 15,000 virtual attendees in Reuters hybrid downstream conference featuring over 60 expert speakers talking about Leadership, Engineering & Construction, Reliability & Maintenance, and Shutdown & Turnarounds. The hybrid format allows for digital access October 12-15 and in-person access at NRG Center in Houston on Oct 21-22, 2021. Registration is FREE!

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In collaboration with Reuters, we’d like to invite you to join this FREE 2-Day Conference and Exhibition.

This October the world’s most trusted destination of industry insight and collaboration, Reuters Events Downstream USA 2021, is back in Houston. Boy, does it feel good to be back!

As the world’s economies fire up for recovery, the industry’s most influential figures have answered our rallying cry to unite and share exclusive insight on strategies getting downstream back to business at the biggest meeting of producers since the pandemic began.

Join thousands of downstream producers across refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and gas attending our 3 dedicated tracks – Engineering & Construction, Reliability & Maintenance, Shutdown & Turnarounds – to identify, discuss and overcome the biggest challenges to downstream OPEX and CAPEX ROI across a host of virtual sessions and in-person, deep dive, workshops.

Our world leading exhibition will also return this year! Be sure to check out our 150+ exhibitors showcasing world leading technologies, solutions and unmissable innovations ready for any challenge your company may have.

On your journey getting back to business, Downstream USA 2021 is an essential stop!

Curriculum

Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

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.
Jim Fitterling CEO Dow
Thomas Gangl CEO Borealis
Mark Newman CEO Chemours
Steve Sikra Vice President and Head of the Americas Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

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.
Mark Nelson EVP, Downstream & Chemicals Chevron
David Gaffen Editor-in-Charge Thomson Reuters  

Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

Overcoming Obstacles

Session details TBC
Michael Johnson 12 x Olympic & World Championship Gold Medalist

Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

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

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

Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

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.
Robbert Van Rutten CIO, Downstream Shell
Lucrèce Foufopoulos EVP Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology Borealis
Paul Marsden President Bechtel Energy Inc.
Guilherme Baeta Chief Digital Officer Braskem

Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

Anaplan Keynote

Session Details TBC
Speaker TBC Anaplan

Oct 12th, Pre-event Leadership Plenary

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.
Dave Edwards Director and Advocate for Hydrogen Energy Air Liquide US
Craig Scott Group Manager Toyota North America
Denise Dignam President of Advanced Performance Materials CHEMOURS

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

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

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

Lockdown Lessons: Construction During Covid-20

  • 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.
Diane Chamberline President Baystar

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

Global Supply Demand dynamics for refiners

  • Short-Mid term - A bumpy recovery road driven by Covid variants and vaccinations
  • Longer term – Energy transition and sustainability aspects
Joseph Israel President and CEO Par Petroleum LLC

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

The Path Forward

  • Live Q&A
Joseph Israel President and CEO Par Petroleum LLC
Diane Chamberline President Baystar

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

The Increasing Social Responsibility of Downstream CAPEX

  • The increasing social and environmental pressures on many oil and gas companies raise complex questions about the role of new investment.
  • Understand and manage the impact of your project and it’s delivery on the social, physical, ecological, and economic environment to guarantee success throughout your project’s life cycle.
  • Create you own matrix to measure, report and assess impact of future CAPEX.
Bechtel

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

CAPEX Risk Management - Retain, Mitigate or Transfer

  • Foresee risk.
  • Estimate impact.
  • Define your projects risk strategy.
Michael Daily VP & General Council Air Liquide
Esther Lambert Management Consultant Corporate Project Services, Inc
Madhi Arunachalam Global EPC Manager Dow
Quincey Jones Senior Managing Director FTI

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

Making Quality CAPEX Decisions

Session details TBC
Claudia Nassar Portfolio Lead Shell

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

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.
Nils Kappeyne VP Architecture, Platforms & Data Shell
Rengarajan Sadagopan DGM - Project Technology BPCL
Valerie Mundy Director, Engineering Global One Networks
Oscar Valbuena Oil & Gas Business Developer Hilti

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

Upskilling the Workforce

  • Details coming soon.
Martin Darley Project Manager Chevron

Oct 13th, Engineering & Construction Virtual Track

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.
Mark Cotugno Director, Global Procurement, Enterprise capital Chemours
Lisa Williams Strategic Sourcing Director Dow
Carole Wendt Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and CPO Ascend Performance Materials
Katrell McNeill Founder & Chief Customer Experience Officer Customer Habitat

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

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
Walter Pesenti Global Operational Excellence INEOS
Jimmy Jernigan ADir., Global Maintenance & Reliability LyondellBasell

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

Maintaining Reliability Amid Unexpected Events

  • Lessons learned from getting Chemour's Texas facilities up and running quickly to meet customer needs
Alisha Bellezza President of Thermal & Specialized Solutions Chemours

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

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
Cindy Gross Corporate Principal, Fixed Equipment Engineering Ascend Performance Materials
David Reed Director, Plant Services Division Eastman Chemical

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

Maintenance 4.0

  • Rapid acceleration of technology usage has dramatically compressed timelines for maintenance digitalization strategies
  • Look at the ways in which companies can employ an effective predictive strategy, moving away from reactive models of maintenance and working to reduce downtime and costs in a low budget environment
  • Understand the potential for the future, with a roadmap going beyond predictive maintenance, working toward being prescriptive with AI

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

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
Richard Ellis DFRAM Global Expertise Leader Dow
Ben Dellsperger Senior Reliability Manager Ascend Performance Materials
Bharat Vats Chief Revenue Officer, PARC Predictive Maintenance PARC, a Xerox Company
Moderator: Ken Stevens Former Director of Reliability Invista

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

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
David Nixon Maintenance & Reliability Manager LyondellBasell
Mark Geisenhoff Director, Fixed Equipment Flint Hills Resources

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

Beyond Traditional Reliability

  • Session details TBC
Lott Hall Global Reliability Manager, Performance Products Huntsman

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

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
Theunis Myburg Digital Portfolio Manager: Manufacturing, Global Engineering, Capital Projects, and Turnarounds LyondellBasell
Muhammad Junaid Director - Manufacturing & Program Management (PMO) Huntsman
Mark Litke Chief Commercial Officer Cumulus

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

Building Connected Assets

  • Enhance sensorization capabilities to maximize incoming data and amplify remote monitoring performance
  • Analyze how the early detection of asset health deterioration and performance anomalies in data can hold benefits in minimizing downtime
  • Leverage IIoT technologies to improve reliability strategy, utilizing data to make critical decisions
Moderator: Ken Stevens Former Director of Reliability Invista

Oct 14th, Reliability & Maintenance Virtual Track

What Will Maintenance Strategy 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
Muhammad Junaid Director - Manufacturing & Program Management (PMO) Huntsman
Lott Hall Global Reliability Manager, Performance Products Huntsman

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

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
Suresh Padmanabhan SVP, Global Manufacturing Head - PET Indorama Ventures
Celeste Jefferson Engineering, Maintenance & Turnaround Manager Shell

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

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

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

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
Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

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
Kingsley Ufere SIS Project Engineer (Global Manufacturing) Chevron
Jeff Spigener TAR Manager INEOS
Brandon McNallen Turnaround Manager Ascend Performance Materials

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

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
John Clark Turnaround Specialist - Project Manager INEOS
David Mason Director, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds Novachem
Juan Quintero Turnaround Team Lead Chevron
Ryan Upshaw Senior National Accounts Sales Specialist Fastenal

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

TAR planning in a post-Covid world

  • Learn about the most cost-effective procedures currently being employed to minimize risk during an event and maximize workforce safety
  • Determine the next steps in enhancing site protocols, becoming proactive in planning, and moving away from the reactive changes to Covid-19 impacts
  • Discover the value in ‘what if’ scenarios, and the cost saving associated with being prepared for potential outcomes
Gord Bruce TAR Innovation & Strategy Lead Parkland Refining BC

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

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
  • Look at how data-driven turnarounds are becoming increasingly effective, using risk-based inspection to lessen the chances of losing big
  • Evaluate best practises and benchmarking to determine site event progress versus standards expected
Stephanie Phipps Inspection Supervisor CITGO
Chad Bates Asset Supervisor BASF
Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

Resilient Resourcing Strategy

  • Determine the contracting bottlenecks emerging for turnaround events post-2021, employing a resilient strategy to minimize cost and time delays
  • Explore the Covid-19 cost upticks and the relevant changes to make when procuring resources, allowing for delays and heightened labor demand
  • What actions can we take now to deliver on execution personnel and resources, limiting impacts from skilled craft shortages and bottlenecks from pushed-back events
Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

Oct 15th, Shutdown & Turnarounds Virtual Track

Benchmarking Digital Success

  • Determine the measurable parameters to monitor success of digital turnarounds
  • Create centers of excellence to scale success and share best practice throughout the organization, overcoming the conservative nature of sites and units

Oct 21st, Onsite Agenda

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
09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 2: Digitizing The procurement and management of Contractor Workforce

  • 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
09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 3: 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
Larry Steiner Capital Projects Planner Scheduler PBF Energy

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

Oct 21st, Onsite Agenda

10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 1: WJE Workshop

WJE
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
Ian Bramson Global Head of Industrial Cybersecurity ABS Group
10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 3: 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
Muhammad Junaid Director - Manufacturing & Program Management (PMO) Huntsman

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

Oct 21st, Onsite Agenda

11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 1: Workshop in discussion

Details coming soon.
11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 2: 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.
David Sheffield Global R&D Capital Projects Coordinator Huntsman
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.
Zhenyu Wang Snr Data Analytics Engineer Dow
Clark Dressen Director, Digital Operation Center Dow
Lisa Cashbaugh-Sanchez Senior Learning Director, Continuous Improvement Dow
Narayan Ramesh R&D/TS&D Director, Core R&D Dow
Twain Pigott Senior Reliability Manager, Technology Expertise & Solutions Dow

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

Oct 21st, Onsite Agenda

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.
Mark West Senior Director, Reliability Services ABS Group
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
Eric Netemeyer Director, Engineering Chevron Phillips Chemical
14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

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
Amber Turner Maintenance Area Manager Eastman
Celeste Jefferson Engineering Maintenance & Turnaround Manager Shell Chemical
Kingsley Ufere SIS Project Engineer (Global Manufacturing) Chevron

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

Oct 21st, Onsite Agenda

15:15 - 16:15 (60 mins)

Room 1: CAPEX Risk Management - Retain, Mitigate or Transfer

  • Foresee risk.
  • Estimate impact.
  • Define your projects risk strategy.
Michael Daily VP & General Council Air Liquide
15:15 - 16:15 (60 mins)

Room 2: Beyond Traditional Reliability

Details coming soon.
Lott Hall Global Reliability Manager, Performance Products Huntsman
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
Brandon McNallen Turnaround Manager Ascend Performance Materials
Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese

Oct 22nd, Onsite Agenda

09:00 - 10:00 (60 mins)

Room 1: Seamless Integration - How 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
Celeste Jefferson Engineering Maintenance & Turnaround Manager Shell Chemical
Valerie Nafius Category Manager, Procurement Chevron
09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 2: Forecasting Discovery Work

  • Utilizing past event data and insights generation from applying analytics to forecast potential discovery work
  • Adjust planning and scheduling mechanisms to account for predicted discovery work
Amber Turner Maintenance Area Manager Eastman
09:00 - 10:00 (60 min)

Room 3: 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
Jeff Spigener TAR Manager INEOS
John Clark Turnaround Specialist - Project Manager INEOS

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

Oct 22nd, Onsite Agenda

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
Chad Bates Asset Supervisor BASF
10:15 - 11:15 (60 mins)

Room 2: Panel: Alternative Contracting Strategy Driving Productivity

Details coming soon.
Steve Cabano President Pathfinder
10:15 - 11:15 (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.
Zhenyu Wang Snr Data Analytics Engineer Dow
Leo Chiang Technology Fellow Dow
Michael Dessauer Senior Solution Manager Dow  

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

Oct 22nd, Onsite Agenda

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
Heith Robey Turnaround Leader Celanese
11:45 - 12:45 (60 mins)

Room 2: SPEX Workshop opportunity

Opportunity available
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
David Nixon Maintenance and Reliability Manager LyondellBasell
Ken Stevens Former Director of Reliability Invista

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

Oct 22nd, Onsite Agenda

14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Room 1: Workshop: Optimizing Turnaround Effiencies

  • Now more important than ever, turnarounds need to remain within budget, returning online on time, and avoiding costly overruns
  • Analyze the fundamental role of technology in boosting turnaround efficiencies, enhancing best practice and providing 360 degree event visibility
Valerie Nafius Category Manager, Procurement Chevron Products
14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Room 2: SPEX Workshop opportunity

Opportunity available
14:00 - 15:00 (60 mins)

Room 3: 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
Miguel Hernandez Refinery Maintenance Field Execution Supervisor Shell

Target Audience

  • Employees of Petrochemical, Chemical, Refining or LNG plant owner/operator or EPC company such as ExxonMobil, Shell Chemical, Westlake Chemical or Bechtel, Wood, Worley etc., in a technical role.
  • Employees of companies that sell solutions to Downstream Producer Companies, such as Consultants, Solution/Service Providers, Tool/Equipment Providers, Technology/Software Providers etc.
  • Sales, marketing or business development personnel interested in the downstream segment of the oil and gas industry.

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