2018 Annual Meeting

Sunday, March 11 - Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Hilton New Orleans Riverside
2 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


Sunday March 11, 2018

09:00 am - 07:30 pm Registration

12:30 pm - 05:00 pm Pre-Conference Seminars -
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Digital Transformation for Downstream - Sponsored by Emerson Automation Solutions
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Filling the Gap - Sponsored by DuPont Clean Tehnologies
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05:30 pm - 07:30 pm Opening Reception


Monday March 12, 2018

07:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration

07:30 am - 09:00 am Government Relations Breakfast -
Featuring:
Charlie Cook
Renowned Political Analyst & Publisher of The Cook Political Report

Price: $50
Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 2.

Networking Breakfast -
Price: $50
Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 2.

09:00 am - 11:30 am General Session -
Featuring:
Dan Nicholson
Vice President, Global Propulsion Systems
General Motors

Rich Karlgaard
Editor-at-Large and Global Futurist, Forbes,
Economic Leader, Entrepreneur & Author

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch/Tech Talks -
Grab a light lunch during this informal networking session that will feature short presentations on emerging technology.
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Women in Industry Luncheon -

Featuring:
Dawn Hudson
Chief Marketing Officer at the National Football League and Former President and CEO of Pepsi Cola North America and PepsiCo Foodservice

Open to registered women attendees only. Ticket required.

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm General Session -
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey
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03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Coffee Break

03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Breakout Sessions -
- Enhancing Resiliency in the Energy Sector through Infrastructure Investment
- Flipping the Switch: The Complex Process of Refinery and Petrochemical Facility Shutdowns and Restarts
- Critical Communication Awareness
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05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Operating Company Reception -
Join us for this inaugural gathering designed for peer-to-peer networking between operating company personnel only.

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm Chairman's Reception - By Invitation


Tuesday March 13, 2018

07:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration

07:30 am - 09:00 am Industry Leadership Breakfast -
Featuring:
Bradley J. Razook, Executive Vice President and CEO of Resources for Koch Industries, Inc.

Price: $50
Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 2.

09:00 am - 11:30 am Breakout Sessions -
- Process Safety
- Priority Regulatory Issues
- Emerging Technologies
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10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

11:30 am - 02:00 pm Annual Luncheon -
Featuring:
Jay Leno
Comedian and Actor

Price: $100
Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 2. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

02:00 pm - 04:30 pm Breakout Sessions -
- Economic/ Commercial
- Big Data
- Workforce Development, Community Relations and Diversity
- Innovation
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03:00 pm - 03:30 pm Coffee Break

05:00 pm - 07:00 pm Closing Reception -
Wrap up a successful few days in the Big Easy with us at Pat Os on the River, atop the Jax Brewery. Enjoy breathtaking views of the French Quarter and the Mighty Mississippi while you unwind with friends, colleagues and a specialty cocktail!
Transportation provided.
Price: $75