• 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum

    Monday, October 7 - Wednesday, October 9, 2013
    Sheraton Dallas
    400 North Olive Street
    Dallas, TX 75201-4005


    The Q&A and Technology Forum program has four major components to give attendees the industry's most comprehensive meeting on refinery operations and process technology: the Q&A Panel Sessions, the Principles & Practices Sessions, and the Plant Automation/Decision Support Sessions, and a table top exhibition.  

    Save $300 by registering by September 6th and making a sleeping room reservation in the AFPM room block.

    Q&A Sessions on Hydroprocessing, Gasoline Processes, Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking, and FCC feature panels of industry experts from refining companies and technology providers who respond to questions and engage attendees in a discussion of today's tough issues.  You can participate by submitting your own answers to these questions to be included in The Answer Book.

    The Principles & Practices(P&P) Sessions on Hydroprocessing, Gasoline Processes, Crude/Vacuum Distillation & Coking, FCC, Tight
    Oil Processing, and Instrumentation & Measurement are discussion-oriented sessions, primarily designed for the engineer whose overall operating experience is less than 20 years. The P&P sessions complement the information exchange that occurs in the Q&A sessions. Each of the sessions addresses the fundamentals of good operation and the foundational principles for the technologies that are commonly employed. These sessions have short presentations followed by a time where attendees can ask further questions or present their own particular problems and benefit from the collective experience of the other attendees.

    The Plant Automation & Decision Support Sessions will have sessions on Technology and the Changing Workforce, Basic Building Blocks: Supply Chain, Planning, and BII, Risk Management, the Transformation of Plant Automation in Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturing, and ICS Security.  Presentations include "Asset Virtualization," "Real-time Process Safety Risk Monitoring," "Historian Data - Turn It Up to 'Eleven'," and "Achieving Better Gasoline Planning Through the Application of Advanced Scheduling Software," and many more.

    The Tabletop Exhibition will showcase catalyst, chemical, and technology providers, engineering companies, licensors and other industry suppliers in one convenient location.

    New to Dallas?  Click here to discover more about things to do in downtown Dallas.

    GO Yellow Checker Shuttle is offering discount airport transportation (from either DFW or Love Field) for AFPM 2013 Q&A and Technology Forum Attendees.  Prices for a shared shuttle are $30 roundtrip or $16 oneway.  Click here to make a reservation at the discounted rate. 

    Refining Technology Seminars There are currently three seminars being held adjacent to the AFPM Q&A and Technology Forum. One will be held on Sunday afternoon prior to the conference and two will be held Wednesday afternoon between 12:00 and 5:00 pm. More details will follow. Please contact the host company via the links below for more information.

    Sunday, Oct. 6

    • Latest Advances in Hydroprocessing presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions - contact Debra Weston

    Wednesday, Oct. 10

    • Hydrogen Plant Seminar and Q&A presented by Clariant Corporation - contact Mary Minor
    • Overcome Shale Oil Processing Challenges presented by Baker Hughes - contact Shawn Camfield


    Save $100 off full conference registration by registering by September 6th, and save an additional $200 by reserving a room in the AFPM block at the Sheraton Dallas.  On-line registration closes September 27.

    In order to encourage AFPM attendees to use the contracted hotel block at the Sheraton Dallas, 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.

    Registration fees increase by $100 on September 7th.


    AFPM Meetings Facebook