2018 Annual Meeting

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


The Annual Meeting is the world's premier refining meeting, assembling key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world.

Conference Highlights:

Industry Leadership Breakfast:

Bradley J. Razook, Executive Vice President and
CEO of Resources for Koch Industries, Inc

General Session:

Dan Nicholson, Vice President Global Propulsion Systems
General Motors

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

Government Relations Breakfast:

Charlie Cook, Renowned Political Analyst &
Publisher of The Cook Political Report

Women in Industry Luncheon:

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

Annual Luncheon:

Jay Leno    
Jay Leno, Comedian and Actor.

Conference Overview:

The Annual Meeting general session features high profile speakers who will address current issues of importance to the industry, including industry and community impacts of the 2017 hurricane season. The breakout sessions will feature presentations and panels on process safety, key regulatory issues, innovation, workforce development, economic/commercial issues, the use of big data and emerging technologies. These topics and the issues they address are relevant to both the refining and petrochemical industry and to those who serve the industry.

AFPM also hosts numerous networking social functions for all registrants as well as smaller subgroups with specific interests such as operating company personnel, women in industry, executive management, and special technical interests. In addition, approximately 25 industry supplier companies host hospitality functions that offer attendees an opportunity to develop or maintain relationships with key technology suppliers.

Save $200 off registration fees by booking a room through AFPM.

Save $100 off conference registration by registering by February 9th, and save an additional $200 by reserving a room in the AFPM block as you register.  Online registration closes March 2nd.

Registration fees increase by $100 on February 10th.