• 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

    Who Should Attend

    Young engineers, seasoned professionals, process technology specialists, and mid-to-upper level managers from operating plants and headquarters, as well as supplier companies.

    Individuals responsible for plant automation, process control, planning and scheduling, IT, modeling/simulation or cybersecurity, refinery and petrochemical engineers, and consultants should plan to attend.  Create your own program by chosing from the any of the sessions:  Q&A, Principles & Practices, Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies (OPCAT), and Cybersecurity.

    2018 Q&A Answer Book

    NEW THIS YEAR: The Answer Book will be the only record of the Q&A and Discussion Sessions. AFPM will not be recording any of the session. Attendees are encouraged to respond to the selected questions from the Q&A and Discussion Sessions. The Answer Book allows you to incorporate visual aids and lengthy or highly technical comments into a response. The Answer Book will complement the session discussion and provide more depth on certain topics. Prior to the conference, a digital version of the Answer Book will be available to conference attendees on the My Meetings link of the AFPM website.

    To have your answers included, submit them no later than August 31, 2018. This will allow time for AFPM to prepare the Answer Book for distribution.

    Please use the following format:

    • Identify yourself, your company, and the session and question number to which you are responding
    • Provide your answer, and include any supporting visual aids
    • Provide a contact name, phone number and/or email address in case there are questions about your response.

    You may submit your responses via email to AnswerBook@afpm.org


    Business casual - shirts with collars; no ties, no jeans, no sneakers and no shorts.

    Travel Information

    Taxi: Approximately $32 one way from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

    Public Transportation: Use MARTA to travel to/from the airport.