The Annual Meeting is the world's premier refining meeting,
assembling key executives and technical experts from refining
and marketing organizations worldwide, as well as representatives
from associated industries. The general session features high
profile speakers who will address current issues of widespread
importance to the refining industry. During management and technical
sessions, leading industry experts share valuable insights with
attendees on major issues, including energy and environmental
initiatives, and the latest technological developments impacting
refining and petrochemical industry management and performance.
AFPM sponsors a number of social functions that allow attendees
to network, contact old acquaintances, and make new contacts.
Approximately 30 industry supplier companies sponsor hospitality
functions that offer attendees an opportunity to develop or
maintain relationships with key suppliers of technology.
The International Petrochemical Conference is the world's
largest and most prestigious conference representing the petrochemical
The meeting consists of a variety of sessions covering key
political, economic, and environmental issues affecting the
petrochemical industry.The sessions emphasize global competitiveness
in the petrochemical business and are presented by recognized
experts in the areas of petrochemical markets, economics, and
AFPM also hosts a number of social functions which offer
attendees an opportunity to become acquainted with their business
associates. Various companies also sponsor smaller functions
to focus on specific areas of interest.
This conference is intended to provide technical and marketing information and case studies on petroleum-based waxes and base oils. The conference brings together the leading vendors, adopters, and developers of petrochemicals and base oils in an event that stresses learning, sharing and problem solving.
As an industry and as a nation, we must keep ourselves informed
about the many potentially devastating events that could change
the way refiners and petrochemical manufacturers operate. The
conference presents current topics of critical importance to
assist attendees in keeping themselves up-to-date on security
The AFPM Labor Relations and Human Resources Committee crafts
a program of speakers that covers topics such as: Labor Negotiations,
Workplace Legislation, Regulatory Changes to FMLA, ADA, etc.,
Healthcare, HR's Role in Plant Security, Identity Theft, and
other topics important to LR/HR professionals. This conference
will provide you with industry-specific information that you
will be able to use as soon as you return to your company.
The Conference format features speakers, panel discussions,
and breakout sessions on topics of interest to industrial relations
and human resources personnel in the refining and petrochemical
The National Occupational and Process Safety Conference features
an overview of safety challenges and issues affecting refineries
and petrochemical plants.
The Exhibition, held as part of the conference, gives attendees
the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives of companies
offering a variety of safety-related services to the refining
and petrochemical industries.
The culmination of the meeting is the Safety Awards Reception
and Banquet held on the final evening of the conference. This
event celebrates and honors the industry's excellent safety
achievements. Be sure to purchase your tickets for this event
when you register.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals will grant CSP Recertification
points for attendance at the National Occupational and Process
Safety Conference without pre-approval.
This 3-day program includes keynote addresses, technical
and management presentations, discussion groups, structured
question and answer sessions, and an exhibition of products
and services. Presentations focus on improving reliability in
the refining and petrochemical industry, covering topics such
as effective maintenance organization, productivity, equipment
reliability, health and safety, training, environmental control,
predictive/preventive maintenance, maintenance and engineering
standards, inspection, procurement, and innovative reliability
The Exhibition, held as part of the conference, gives attendees
the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from companies
offering a variety of goods and services to the refining and
This seminar provides a forum for refiners to meet and share
information on the technological advances and regulatory developments
that affect the design, operation, and maintenance of FCC units.
The program includes a Q&A session with a panel of experts
and a number of workshops organized in three topic tracks. This
enables attendees to focus on a particular aspect of FCC operation
or to attend workshops that cover a broader range of interests.
The seminar is designed for people who solve the problems
associated with the operation and maintenance of FCCUs. The
Q&A session and the workshops encourage open discussions
which enable attendees to share their own challenges and benefit
from other attendees’ experiences. Whether you are in Operations,
Technical Service, Maintenance, Reliability, or Process Engineering,
you will find a comprehensive program that meets your needs
for improving your FCCU’s operation and reliability.
The Tabletop Exhibition, held as part of the seminar, gives
attendees the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives
from companies offering a variety of goods and services specific
to FCCU operations in the refinery.
The AFPM Operations & Process Technology Summit addresses real problems
and challenges that you face at your facility and will help
you sort through potential solutions as you discuss them with
panelists and other attendees. Today's competitive refining
environment requires attention to plant safety, superior technology,
innovation, and excellence in operations. The shared knowledge
of the refiners, petrochemical producers, catalyst and chemicals
suppliers, plant automation specialists, process licensors,
engineering firms, and other industry experts at the Operations & Process Technology Summit keeps you moving in the right direction
as you optimize your plant's operation.
The Summit program has five 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 Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies Sessions, Cybersecurity Sessions and a table top exhibition.
The Q&A Sessions on Hydroprocessing, FCC, Crude/Vacuum
Distillation & Coking, and Gasoline Processes 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.
The Principles & Practices (P&P) Sessions 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 Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies (OPCAT) Sessions will
address the latest developments in supply chain management,
industrial control systems security, process control, plant
automation, and the supporting information technology systems.
The Cybersecurity Sessions focus on why cybersecurity risk management is now a paramount issue in the refining and petrochemical industries. Presentations will focus on contemporary cybersecurity topics, including industrial control systems, ransomware, risk management and supply chain security.
The Tabletop Exhibition showcases catalyst, chemical, and
technology providers, engineering companies, licensors, and
other industry suppliers in one convenient location.
The AFPM Environmental Conference focuses on regulatory and policy issues at the plant level. The meeting format consists of both technical presentations and question and answer sessions. The sessions are designed to address the impacts of various environmental regulations on refineries and petrochemical plants and to provide solutions and compliance mechanisms for a facility. A poster session highlights technologies and systems developed or used by organizations to improve environmental compliance and controls. The Conference features industry experts from refining and petrochemical companies.
American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
1800 M Street, NW Suite 900 North
Washington, DC 20036