• 2019 Annual Meeting

    Sunday, March 17 - Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Marriott Rivercenter
    101 Bowie Street
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Schedule of Sessions and Special Events


    Sunday March 17, 2019

    09:00 am - 07:30 pm Registration

    04:00 pm - 05:30 pm Women in Industry Reception -
    Open to registered women attendees only. Tickets must be reserved by March 8.

    05:30 pm - 07:30 pm Opening Reception


    Monday March 18, 2019

    07:00 am - 05:00 pm Registration

    07:30 am - 09:00 am Government Relations Breakfast -
    Price: $50
    Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 8.

    09:00 am - 11:30 am General Session -

    Opening Remarks
    Joe Gorder, Chairman, President & CEO, Valero Energy Corporation
    Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM

    America Under President Trump: A View from Washington
    Chris Wallace, FOX News

    Leadership in Turbulent Times
    Doris Kearns Goodwin, Author

    11:30 am - 01:30 pm AFPM Networking Lunch

    12:15 pm - 01:30 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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    01:30 pm - 03:30 pm General Session -
    Sustaining the Future

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    03:30 pm - 03:45 pm Coffee Break

    03:45 pm - 04:45 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions -
  • -Trade Agenda 2019
  • -Impact of IMO on U.S. Energy Security
  • -The Transportation Climate Initiative

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    05:00 pm - 06:00 pm Operating Company Reception

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


    Tuesday March 19, 2019

    07:00 am - 12:00 pm Registration

    07:30 am - 09:00 am Industry Leadership Breakfast -
    Featuring:
    Gary Heminger, CEO, Marathon Petroleum

    Price: $50
    Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 8.

    09:00 am - 10:00 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions -
  • -Pulling Back the Curtain on Environmental Activism
  • -Global Oil Outlook: Balanced in the Eyes of the Beholder
  • -Operational Excellence: to Change or Not to Change: Human Performance Theory
  • -Tech Sessions: Do You Have Confidence That Your MI Program Has the Big Risks Well Covered? / Advances in Crude to Chemical

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    10:00 am - 10:30 am Coffee Break

    10:30 am - 11:30 am Concurrent Breakout Sessions -
  • -Future of Transportation
  • -Tech Session: Adding Value & Efficiencies to Operations Through Digitalization
  • -Operational Excellence: Organizational Capability
  • -Tech Sessions: MOTIVA Performs Independent Catalyst Evaluation Using High Throughout Technology From hte / Process Safety Site Assessment Program - Promoting a Culture of Process Safety

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    12:00 pm - 02:00 pm Annual Luncheon -
    Featuring:
    The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State

    Price: $100
    Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 8. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

    02:00 pm - 03:00 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions -
  • -Pulling Back the Curtain on Environmental Activism
  • -What Lies Ahead for the Renewable Fuel Standard
  • -Operational Excellence: Utilizing Trade Association Resources for Performance Improvement
  • -Tech Sessions: Co-Hydroprocessing Petroleum Distillates with Bio-crude Oils from BIOFUELS ISOCONVERSATION™ Process / Selective LPG Olefin Production with GBA™ Additive Technology at PES Point Breeze

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    03:00 pm - 03:15 pm Coffee Break

    03:15 pm - 04:15 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions -
  • -EMpower
  • -Tech Session: Growing Earnings in Times of Change: A Case Study in Unlocking Refinery - Wide Value through High Perf
  • -Operational Excellence: Focusing on the Important - AFPM Occupational Safety Programs
  • -Tech Sessions: Finding Health & Safety Buried Treasure with AI / CNOOC Experience with the IsoTherming (TM) Hydroprocessing Technology

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