2013 Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 17 - Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3901


The Annual Meeting is the world's premier refining meeting, assembling key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world. The general session features high profile speakers who will address current issues of importance to the industry. Leading industry experts will share valuable insights on major issues, including energy and environmental initiatives and the latest technical developments impacting the refining and petrochemical industry communities.

Mark your calendar to join us in San Antonio this spring.

Conference Highlights:

Annual Luncheon Speaker:

Dr. Condoleezza Rice
66th Secretary of State of the United States


General Session Speakers:

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Mark Mathis
Director, Producer, and Co-writer of "spOILed"

Bob Lutz

Bob Lutz
Retired Vice Chairman, General Motors Corporation,
Author, Car Guys & Bean Counters



Industry Leadership
Breakfast Speaker:

Michael Jennings



Michael Jennings
Chairman, President & CEO,
HollyFrontier Corporation


The 2013 technical sessions on Monday afternoon and Tuesday will include Legislative and Regulatory Issues Update; FCC Technology; Hydroprocessing; Refinery Operations; Safety – Technology; Biofuels; Crude Oil Supply & Logistics; Process Safety; Reliability; Workforce Issues; Strategic Issues; Shale Oil and Plant Automation.

AFPM hosts several social functions that allow attendees to network, contact old acquaintances and make new contacts. Approximately 25 industry supplier companies host hospitality functions that offer attendees an opportunity to develop or maintain relationships with key suppliers of technology.

In order to encourage AFPM attendees to use the contracted hotel block at the Marriott Rivercenter and Marriott Riverwalk Hotels, a tiered registration fee structure will be in effect. Registrants occupying a hotel room in the AFPM block at one of the Marriotts will pay a registration fee $200 less than those registrants who choose to stay outside the block or at an alternate hotel. Local commuter registrants, of course, will not be assessed the surcharge.