2017 Operations & Process Technology Summit

Formerly the Q&A and Technology Forum

Sunday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
JW Marriott Austin
110 E 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

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.

2017 Q&A Answer Book

All attendees are encouraged to respond to the prepared questions in the process Q&A sessions. The Q&A Answer Book allows you to incorporate visual aids and lengthy or highly technical comments into a response.  The Answer Book will complement the four Q&A session discussions 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 (use your registration ID and password to access conference publications).

To have your answers included, submit them no later than September 1, 2017. 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 e-mail 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 Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

SuperShuttle: Approximately $15 one way per person

AVIS is the official rental car agency for the Summit. Call 800-331-1600 and refer to AWD#:B761300 to receive discounted rates.

Fee Structure

In order to encourage AFPM attendees to use the contracted hotel block, a tiered registration fee structure will be in effect. Registrants occupying a hotel room in the AFPM block will pay a discounted registration fee $200 less than those registrants who choose to stay outside the block or at an alternate hotel. Registrations received after the hotel cut-off date will not be eligible for the registration discount.  Local commuter registrants, of course, will receive the discounted registration fee.

Register by September 1st to receive the early registration fees. On September 2nd, full registration fees increase by $100.