• 2018 Operations & Process Technology Summit

    Formerly the Q&A and Technology Forum

    Sunday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    Atlanta Marriott Marquis
    265 Peachtree Center Avenue
    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


    Sunday September 30, 2018

    01:30 pm - 04:00 pm Pre-Conference Seminar - Distillate & FCC Feedstock Upgrading – Low Sulfur Fuel Compliance Strategies

    Presented by DuPont Clean Technologies

    Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information contact Jeannie Branzaru by email.*

    02:00 pm - 04:00 pm Pre-Conference Seminar - Innovative Solutions for Upgrading your Octane Pool - KBR's Alkylation and Isomerization Technologies

    Presented by Kellogg Brown & Root

    Advance registration is required. For more information contact Natalie Kiser by email.

    03:00 pm - 04:00 pm Student Reception

    03:00 pm - 06:30 pm Registration - Badge Pick-up

    04:00 pm - 05:00 pm Emerging Leaders Meetup -
    If you are a recent graduate or new to the industry, this is the perfect event for you! Come network with other emerging leaders and the industry experts that make up the AFPM Committees responsible for the conference programming an hour prior to the Kickoff Networking Event.

    05:30 pm - 06:30 pm The Summit Kickoff Networking Event


    Monday October 01, 2018

    07:00 am - 08:00 am New Manager Morning Mixer - Open to those who have been managers/supervisors for 5 or less years or will become managers/supervisors in the next year.
    This is a new event for those who are about to or have just entered into a formal supervisory or managing role. Whether you are comfortable and well-trained or nervous and have lots of questions, come meet like-positioned peers who can share with you their experience and boost your team’s performance.

    07:00 am - 06:30 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 08:55 am General Session -
    Featuring:
    Dawn Wurst
    VP- Process & Asset Safety
    Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC

    09:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Emerging Leaders Town Hall
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Gasoline Processes

    10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break

    10:15 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Emerging Leaders Town Hall
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Gasoline Processes

    12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

    02:00 pm - 03:30 pm Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Gasoline Processes
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Hydroprocessing

    03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Refreshment Break

    03:45 pm - 05:15 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Gasoline Processes
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Hydroprocessing

    05:15 pm - 06:30 pm Reception in Exhibit Hall


    Tuesday October 02, 2018

    07:00 am - 08:00 am EMpower Breakfast -
    Learn what AFPM is doing to empower industry employees to tell the story of our industries and to change the narrative at the EMpower Breakfast. This session is for those who are looking for practical ways to engage in proactive and constructive conversations with their communities about their company and their industry, a ”must attend” for all industry personnel.

    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to: geasley@afpm.org. Space is limited.

    07:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration

    08:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Hydroprocessing
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking

    10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break

    10:15 am - 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Hydroprocessing
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking

    12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch in Exhibit Hall

    02:00 pm - 03:30 pm Concurrent Sessions -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking
    • Q&A Session – FCC

    03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Refreshment Break

    03:45 pm - 05:15 pm Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity
    • Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies
    • Principles & Practices – Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking
    • Q&A and Discussion Session – FCC

    05:15 pm - 06:45 pm Women in Refining Reception - Reception open to registered women only.
    Join us for this opportunity to both share and learn professional development strategies and build a network of women leading our industry, as you relax after two days of intense learning.


    Wednesday October 03, 2018

    07:30 am - 10:00 am Registration

    08:00 am - 09:30 am Concurrent Sessions -
    • Principles & Practices – FCC
    • Principles & Practices – Fostering Profitability

    09:00 am - 11:00 am Cybersecurity/OPCAT Town Hall -
    Groundhog Day … Getting People to Change

    09:30 am - 09:45 am Coffee Break

    09:45 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Sessions - Continued -
    • Cybersecurity/OPCAT Town Hall – See Town Hall above
    • Principles & Practices – FCC
    • Principles & Practices – Fostering Profitability