2017 Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 19 - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205


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.

Conference Highlights:

Industry Leadership Breakfast:

     Greg C. Garland, Chairman and CEO, Phillips 66
Greg Garland is chairman and CEO of Phillips 66, a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. A chemical engineer, Garland has more than 30 years of industry experience in technical and executive leadership positions within the oil and natural gas and chemicals industries.

General Session:

      Mark Mathis, Flimmaker, Fractured and SpOILed
How can we have a rational discussion about the most important thing in our lives—energy –when virtually every word, term and phrase used in describing energy production and consumption is wrong? Journalist turned filmmaker, Mark Mathis, explains why common terms such as "fossil fuel," "alternative energy," "clean energy," "mother nature" and "fracking" are highly misleading. These incorrect terms deceive the public about the essential nature of oil, gas, coal and nuclear power and cause people to believe in expensive, dangerous illusions. In addition to explaining why common energy terms are inaccurate, Mathis proposes a better way to think and talk about the fuels that power our lives.

      Peter Zeihan, Author, The Accidental Superpower
Using his 12 years of intelligence experience, Peter Zeihan will present a Geopolitical Overview of the World as Related to Energy.

NEW ADDITION – Monday, March 20 – Women in Industry Luncheon
This year AFPM will host the first-ever Women in Industry Luncheon.  This luncheon will feature a speaker who will discuss the vital role of women within the industry.

Annual Luncheon:

Peyton Manning     Peyton Manning, Legendary NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history. As a leader in nearly every statistical passing category, Manning is the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player, 14-time Pro Bowl selection, and the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.


Conference Overview:

The Annual Meeting 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.

The Annual Meeting breakout sessions will have over 70 paper presentations which address legislative and regulatory issues; strategic issues; supply and demand projections; proven practices in operations, safety, reliability, and capital projects; and petroleum refining technologies such as FCC, hydroprocessing, and gasoline processes. Almost half of the presentations will be just as relevant to petrochemicals operations as they are to petroleum refining.

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.

Save $100 off conference registration by regisering by February 17th, and save an additional $200 by reserving a room in the AFPM block at either the Marriott Rivercenter or the Marriott Riverwalk as you register.  Online registration closes March 11th.

Registration fees increase by $100 on February 18th.

Refining Technology Seminars There are currently two seminars being held adjacent to the AFPM Annual Meeting. One will be held on Sunday afternoon prior to the conference and one will be held Wednesday morning from 8:00 am to 11:30 am   Please contact the host company via the links below for more information.

Sunday, March 19 - Take a Deep Breath & Make Some Money in a Compliance Driven World - We got you covered. - presented by DuPont Clean Technologies

How are people around the world tackling environmental compliance? How can refiners continue to make money? This workshop addresses these questions while examining the pros & cons of the various blending components refiners have at their disposal. Specific case studies highlighting compliant and profitable operations will also be presented.

Contact Jeannie Branzaru for more information.

Wednesday, March 22 - Top Quartile Workshop: How to Achieve Top Quartile Performance through Operational Certainty - presented by Emerson Automation Solutions

Refiners and petrochemical manufacturers are under constant pressure to improve performance in the face of increasing competition, skilled worker shortages, market fluctuations, and crude and product market volatility.

This interactive workshop will include industry trends and a facilitated discussion of challenges, along with a toolkit for improving operations.

Contact Tim Olsen for more information.