Participation in AFPM meetings can be accomplished in several ways: presenting
a paper or workshop, serving on a panel, or submitting your questions for a Q&A
session. We value your expertise and experience in the industry and are always looking
to develop the best programs possible. To that end, we hold call for papers or presentation
periods where we accept abstracts for presentations at upcoming meetings. We hope
Call for Papers Instructional Video will be helpful to you as consider one of
AFPM meetings and conferences your venue to present these ideas to the industry.
Check below to see if the conference in which you are interested is currently accepting
March 11-13, 2018
New Orleans Hilton
New Orleans, LA
Exciting changes are underway for the 2018
Annual Meeting program. We are looking for presentations on topics considered
to have the most significant impacts on the petroleum refining &
petrochemical manufacturing industries. We are also working on new sets, room
configurations, technology options and greater opportunities for networking and
The topics and issues focus on the
following themes; national and global issues;
regulatory issues; operational
excellence; and emerging technologies and
The Call for Abstracts is now closed. If you have any
questions please contact
for more information.
2017 Cat Cracker Seminar
August 21-22, 2018
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Call for PresentationsSubmission Deadline – February 12, 2018, 11:55 pm ESTWe are looking for presentations on topics considered to have the most significant impacts on the petroleum refining & petrochemical manufacturing industries and for presenters that can share incidents and lessons learned. Specifically, we are keenly interested in ideas on how to retain legacy knowledge and experience on the FCC. If you have done something novel, implemented a new technology, learned an especially valuable lesson, or improved your organization’s effectiveness, the Program Committee invites you to present your results in a workshop and then facilitate a discussion among the attendees. A significant portion of the session should be devoted to this dialogue. Successful presentations will be chosen based on quality and how relevant they are to the topics most important to refinery leadership.We encourage all presentations to have an operating company partner where possible. Please identify any partners through the co-presenter field.Topics:Bottoms System Fire EventsCatalyst and AdditivesCatalyst Loss MitigationControlling and Monitoring FCCU Emissions (environment)Damage MechanismsESPs and LPG EventsFuture Product Demand from the FCCU (i.e., increase demand for gasoline octane, butylene and propylene and decreased demand for MCB (slurry))Hex CorrosionHow to Retain Legacy Knowledge and Experience on the FCCInspection Plans & Work Scope DevelopmentLearning from IncidentsMonitoring and TroubleshootingProcess Engineering – Either 101 or Tools for The New Unit EngineerShutdowns - Oil Out to Equipment Turnover ManagementTight Oil Trends/LearningTraining Before/After Major Equipment Start-upTurnaroundsUse of Mobile Devices (ipads, cameras)Vessel Internals, Expansion Joints, and Slide ValvesWhat Defines “Best In Class Operations”? Can It Be Defined Universally? Is It By Systems (i.e., as catalyst loss, equipment life, or length on line without incident or upset)?WRT Slurry: How Are FCCUs Making Adjustments to Meet Future IMO 2020 Requirements?OtherClick here to make your online submission. Submission Deadline – February 12, 2018, 11:55 pm EST
Contact Gordon Robertson at email@example.com for more information.
2017 Operations and Process Technology Summit
October 2-4, 2017
JW Marriott Austin Hotel
The AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit
is a unique industry meeting where attendees share operating
and technical challenges and their experiences in resolving
The Call for Questions is now closed. If you
have any questions please contact Yvette
Brooks for more information.
The 2017 Operational Planning, Control and Automation Technologies (OPCAT) Call for Questions is closed. Contact Dan Strachan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-457-0480 with any questions or further information.
2017 Environmental Conference
October 15-17, 2017
Grand Hyatt Denver
This call for presentations is closed. If you have any questions, please contact
for more information.
2018 Reliability & Maintenance Conference
May 22-25, 2018
Convention CenterSan Antonio, TXCall for Presentations
The Call for Presentations is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact Tanya Cooper at email@example.com. For those who have made submissions for this conference, the selection committee will be meeting to review the submissions in the next week and will make preliminary selections in the next few weeks. You will be notified by email once those selections have been made.
2018 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference
May 15-16, 2018Grand HyattSan Antonio, TX
Call for PresentationsAFPM is seeking management and technical presentations for the 2018 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference and Exhibition. The two day conference features an array of occupational and process safety topics relating to petroleum refining and petrochemical manufacturing facilities. All individuals or companies interested in presenting are required to submit a short abstract no later than October 20, 2017.Feel free to forward this email to others or contact AFPM for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Base Oils & Waxes Conference (formerly International
Lubricants & Waxes Conference)
March 26-28, 2017
San Antonio, TX
This call for presentations is closed. If you have any questions
or need further information, please call or e-mail Dan Strachan
of the AFPM at (202) 457-0480, e-mail:
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
1667 K Street NW Washington, DC 20006