2015 Q&A and Technology Forum

Sunday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 7, 2015
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2349




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 cyber security, plant automation, process control, planning and scheduling, IT, modeling/simulation professionals, refinery and petrochemical engineers and consultants should plan on attending the plant automation sessions as well as the Q&A and P&P sessions.

The Answer Book

We know you have answers that other attendees are looking for to the questions prepared for the Hydroprocessing, Gasoline, Crude & Coking, and FCC Q&A sessions.  Perhaps you have a visual aid or a lengthy or highly technical response, or maybe you’re too shy to stand and speak into the microphone.  Either way the Q&A Answer Book can help you share your knowledge!

The Answer Book will complement the session discussion and provide more depth on certain topics.  All attendees are encouraged to submit their answers. 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 Web site (use your registration ID and password to access conference publications).

To have your answers included, submit them no later than September 7, 2015. 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 topic and question number to which you are responding;
  • 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 $33 one way for up to two passengers: $14 per person for additional passengers

Airport Shuttle: Approximately $20 one way per person; $38 round-trip (advance purchase required)

AVIS is the official rental car agency for the QA. 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 August 28th to receive Early registration fees. On August 29th, full registration fees increase by $100.