Online registration closes on March 8th.

The AFPM Annual Meeting is the world’s premier industry event. Key executives, technical experts, decision-makers and thought-leaders convene to build relationships and to discuss issues impacting the refining and petrochemical industries. Attendees gain first-hand insight on what’s next in refining and petrochemical industry management and performance from a legislative, regulatory and technical perspective.

The Annual Meeting general session features high profile speakers who will address the most important issues affecting the future sustainability of our industries including the current politic culture, workforce of the future, changing our industries’ narrative, generating innovation and technology developments, and investing in our communities. The breakout sessions will feature presentations and panels on process safety, environmental activism, innovation, workforce development, 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, many industry supplier companies host hospitality functions that offer attendees an opportunity to develop or maintain relationships with key technology suppliers.

Monday Morning General Session

Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace
FOX News
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
Ted Cruz update
The Honorable Ted Cruz
Recipient of the AFPM Leadership Award U.S. Senator (R-Texas)

Monday Afternoon General Session: Sustaining the Future

Brian Coffman
Brian Coffman
President and CEO, Motiva Enterprises LLC
Michael Coyle
Michael Coyle
President, Manufacturing, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Joe Gorder
Joe Gorder
Chairman, President and CEO, Valero Energy Corporation
David Lamp
David Lamp
President and CEO, CVR Energy, Inc.
Mark Lashier
Mark Lashier
President and CEO, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Loic Vivier
Loic Vivier
Senior Vice President, Fuels, ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants Company

Sustaining the Future: Meeting the Challenges

Jim Becker,
Vice President Polymers & Sustainability, Chevron Phillips Chemical

Jennifer Feeley,
Corporate Program Portfolio Manager, EMRE R & D, Corporate Strategic Research

Julia Reinhart,
Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, Valero Energy Corporation

Stacy Putman,
Senior Project Director, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

Kris Torberson,
Technology Director, Motiva Enterprises LLC

Tuesday Industry Leadership Breakfast

Gary Heminger
Gary R. Heminger
Chairman, President & CEO, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Tuesday Annual Luncheon

The Honorable Condoleezza Rice
The Honorable Condoleezza Rice
Former U.S. Secretary of State

Sunday March 17, 2019

9:00 am
7:30 pm

Registration

10.5Hrs
4:00 pm
5:30 pm

Women in Industry Reception


Open to registered women attendees only. Tickets must be reserved by March 8.
1.5Hrs
5:30 pm
7:30 pm

Opening Reception

2Hrs

Monday March 18, 2019

7:00 am
5:00 pm

Registration

10Hrs
7:30 am
9:00 am

Government Relations Breakfast


Price: $50
Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 8.
1.5Hrs
9:00 am
11:30 am

General Session



Opening Remarks
Joe Gorder, Chairman, President & CEO, Valero Energy Corporation
Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM

America Under President Trump: A View from Washington
Chris Wallace, FOX News

Leadership in Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Author
2.5Hrs
11:30 am
1:30 pm

AFPM Networking Lunch

2Hrs
12:15 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch/Tech Talks


Grab a light lunch during this informal networking session that will feature short presentations on emerging technology.

Learn more.
1.25Hrs
1:30 pm
3:30 pm

General Session


Sustaining the Future

Learn more.
2Hrs
3:30 pm
3:45 pm

Coffee Break

15Min
3:45 pm
4:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

-Trade Agenda 2019
-Impact of IMO on U.S. Energy Security
-The Transportation Climate Initiative
Learn More.
1Hrs
5:00 pm
6:00 pm

Operating Company Reception

1Hrs
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Chairman's Reception

By Invitation
1Hrs

Tuesday March 19, 2019

7:00 am
12:00 pm

Registration

5Hrs
7:30 am
9:00 am

Industry Leadership Breakfast


Featuring:
Gary Heminger, CEO, Marathon Petroleum

Price: $50
Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 8.
1.5Hrs
9:00 am
10:00 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

-Pulling Back the Curtain on Environmental Activism
-Global Oil Outlook: Balanced in the Eyes of the Beholder
-Operational Excellence: to Change or Not to Change: Human Performance Theory
-Tech Sessions: Do You Have Confidence That Your MI Program Has the Big Risks Well Covered? / Advances in Crude to Chemical
Learn More.
1Hrs
10:00 am
10:30 am

Coffee Break

30Min
10:30 am
11:30 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

-Future of Transportation
-Tech Session: Adding Value & Efficiencies to Operations Through Digitalization
-Operational Excellence: Organizational Capability
-Tech Sessions: MOTIVA Performs Independent Catalyst Evaluation Using High Throughout Technology From hte / Process Safety Site Assessment Program - Promoting a Culture of Process Safety
Learn More.
1Hrs
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

Annual Luncheon


Featuring:
The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State

Price: $100
Open to registered attendees only. Tickets must be purchased by March 8. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.
2Hrs
2:00 pm
3:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

-Pulling Back the Curtain on Environmental Activism
-What Lies Ahead for the Renewable Fuel Standard
-Operational Excellence: Utilizing Trade Association Resources for Performance Improvement
-Tech Sessions: Co-Hydroprocessing Petroleum Distillates with Bio-crude Oils from BIOFUELS ISOCONVERSATION™ Process / Selective LPG Olefin Production with GBA™ Additive Technology at PES Point Breeze

Learn More.
1Hrs
3:00 pm
3:15 pm

Coffee Break

15Min
3:15 pm
4:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

-EMpower
-Tech Session: Growing Earnings in Times of Change: A Case Study in Unlocking Refinery - Wide Value through High Perf
-Operational Excellence: Focusing on the Important - AFPM Occupational Safety Programs
-Tech Sessions: Finding Health & Safety Buried Treasure with AI / CNOOC Experience with the IsoTherming (TM) Hydroprocessing Technology
Learn More.
1Hrs
Name Price Available To
Member Registration - Late $1,100.00 Member/Government
Member Registration - Early $1,000.00 Member/Government
Non-Member Registration - Early $1,900.00 Non-Members
Non-Member Registration - Late $2,000.00 Non-Members
Spouse Registration $100.00
Name Price Available To
Government Relations Breakfast
GR Breakfast Ticket $50.00 Registered Attendees only
Operating Company Reception
Operating Company Reception $0.00 Operating Company Personnel Only
Industry Leadership Breakfast
IL Breakfast Ticket $50.00 Registered Attendees Only
Annual Luncheon
Annual Luncheon Ticket $100.00 Registered Attendees Only
Annual Luncheon - Table of 10
Annual Luncheon - Table of 10 $1,000.00 Members Only
Closing Reception
Closing Reception Ticket $75.00 Registered Attendees only

Reservations cannot be made prior to registration. If you register before the hotel cut-off date, you will receive a link to make a hotel reservation once your registration is complete. You can also find the link to reserve your housing at the top of your confirmation email.

Be sure to register and reserve your room by Feb. 15th. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3901
  Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
889 East Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
     
Guest Room:
Rate: $243.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $243.00 Single/Double Occupancy
     Guest Room:
Rate: $243.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $243.00 Single/Double Occupancy

 

      Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
      889 East Market St.
      San Antonio, TX 78205
      Phone: (210) 224-4555
      By registering for this meeting you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by AFPM's policies on registration, housing, cancellation, spouse/guest registration, and fees.

      Registration Policy
      Those who are present at the site of an AFPM meeting and/or occupy a hotel room in the AFPM room block to conduct business with industry personnel gathered for that meeting are expected to register for that meeting and pay the registration fee, whether or not they attend a specific function.

      Fee Policy
      Member Fee Eligibility - The member rate is based on membership information currently on file with AFPM. If your company is not currently a member, the non-member fees will be charged to your credit card.

      Ticketed functions are open to registered attendees and registered spouses only. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

      Spouse/Guest Policy
      A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend or an adult child (18 years old or older) who is not in an industry-related occupation. A co-worker, an associate or spouse who works within the industry may not use the Spouse/Guest Registration category.

      Cancellation Policy
      Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and faxed to 202.835.0467 or emailed to AM@afpm.org. Substitute conference registrations may be made in advance or on arrival with no penalty. Substitutions can be made online by the individual who entered the registration or can be submitted in writing to AM@afpm.org.

      Cancellations may be made by February 15, 2019 with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between February 16 and March 1, 2019 will receive a refund of fees, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds after March 1, 2019. No telephone cancellations.

      Individual Ticket Refund Policy
      Refunds will be made on individual tickets purchased, if request is received in writing prior to March 1, 2019. No refunds after March 1st. Ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only.

      Table Ticket Refund Policy
      Refunds will be made on tables of tickets for the Annual Luncheon purchased, if request is received in writing prior to February 15, 2019. No refunds on tables after February 15th. Ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only.

      Recording Policy
      Video recording, streaming or broadcasting of the exhibit hall, general sessions, workshops and discussions is strictly prohibited. Audio recording is permitted only in the workshops and for the sole purpose of private use. Any recording for purposes of reproduction or distribution without the written consent of the AFPM is strictly prohibited.

      Photo Release
      By registering for this conference, I hereby grant AFPM, its licensees and assigns, the right to use my name, biographic material, as well as, photos, or videos taken of me during the conference in news media, websites, publications, programs, articles, and/or marketing materials.

      Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code
      The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (“AFPM”) has adopted the following “Ethical Responsibility and Professional and Personal Conduct Code” (hereinafter, “the Code”). Every member of AFPM, their designated representatives, and non-member attendees at all AFPM meetings and forums agree to abide by the Code as a condition of membership in AFPM and attendance and participation at AFPM meetings and forums.

      The Code requires the following of all individuals attending AFPM meetings and forums:

      Adherence to the AFPM bylaws and the AFPM policies and procedures, as adopted by AFPM’s Board of Directors.
      Strict compliance with antitrust laws.
      Adherence to all applicable federal and state laws.
      Maintenance of the highest level of professional and personal ethical behavior while attending AFPM meetings and forums.
      Prevention of certain behaviors, including harassment, violence, intimidation and discrimination of any kind involving race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or, where applicable, veteran or marital status.
      Assurance that conduct at all times and in all professional and personal dealings with each other and other attendees is with the highest level of integrity and courtesy.
      Sharing of knowledge and expertise as speakers at AFPM educational events and sessions whenever practicable, without soliciting or explicitly promoting their own organization's products or services.
      Working to instill public and consumer confidence in the petrochemical and refining industries, its member companies, and its professionals, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting members of AFPM.
      Refraining from scheduling general attendance meetings, receptions or other events at times that conflict with substantive programming or social events at AFPM meetings without express written permission of AFPM.

      Failure to abide by the Code may result, for the first offense, in informal censure of a company or individual by the AFPM Executive Committee. If violations of the Code continue after such an informal censure, a company may be subject to expulsion from AFPM, or an individual to exclusion from participation in AFPM activities, by the Board of Directors.

      Entertainment Policy
      We ask your cooperation in observing Association policy on activities held in conjunction with any AFPM meeting:

      Meetings or social activities should not be scheduled that take registrants away from AFPM programs and AFPM-sponsored activities;
      Any company sponsoring a function to which 25 or more people are invited should outline its plans for advance approval by AFPM. In general, such functions will be approved if they do not unduly take registrants away from AFPM-sponsored activities;
      All representatives of companies sponsoring hospitality activities are expected to register for the meeting;
      Hospitality suites are expected to close by 12:00 am;
      Food, beverage and service personnel (bartenders, hostesses, etc.) must be obtained through the hotel catering department;
      Suite promotional activities are to avoid the use of elaborate entertainment, expensive door prizes, suite attendance solicitation by individuals who are not full-time employees of the sponsoring company, or other similar activities.