Maximizing Your Molecular Advantage – Practical Solutions for Today, Forethought for Tomorrow

In its 72-year history, the AFPM Q&A and Technology Forum has undergone many changes. From its beginnings in 1947 as a solid 2 ½ day question and answer session that everyone attended, it has evolved into a one-stop shop for professional, technical, and industry network development.

AFPM strives for our industry professionals to provide you with practiced and foresighted methods in daily operations. This year’s SMEs will deliver great innovative tools with visible and discussion driving answers. The Summit will aim to meet the challenges and needs of our changing industry and workforce for years to come.

The Summit Features the Following Components

Q&A and Discussion Sessions
Q&A and Discussion Sessions
Have questions about FCC, Hydroprocessing, Crude/Vacuum Distillation and Coking, or Gasoline Processes? Discover answers and share your experiences and solutions in the townhall discussion following the formal Q&A.
Principles & Practices Sessions
Principles & Practices Sessions
Enhance your young engineers’ education. Gain practical knowledge from recognized industry authorities on the Q&A session topics as well as Fostering Profitability.
Cybersecurity Sessions
Cybersecurity Sessions
Learn from industry leaders and top university experts about the latest in technology and industry standards to minimize risk and guard against targeted attacks!
OPCAT Sessions
OPCAT Sessions
Attend the OPCAT (Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies) sessions and get the information and tools you need to optimize your plant operations.
Tabletop Exhibition
Tabletop Exhibition
Two lunches and a reception will take place in the exhibit hall which showcases catalyst, chemical, and technology providers, engineering companies, licensors and other industry suppliers in one convenient location.
Networking Opportunities
Networking Opportunities
From breakfasts to receptions, exhibit hall functions to affiliate hospitality functions, the Operations & Process Technology Summit offers countless opportunities to network with fellow attendees.

Sunday October 13, 2019

3:30 pm
6:30 pm

Registration

3Hrs
4:00 pm
5:00 pm

Student & Emerging Leaders Meetup


If you are a student, recent graduate or new to the industry, this is the perfect event for you! Come network with other students, emerging leaders and the industry experts that make up the AFPM Committees responsible for the conference programming.
1Hrs
5:30 pm
6:30 pm

Kickoff Networking Event

1Hrs

Monday October 14, 2019

7:00 am
8:00 am

New Manager Morning Mixer

Open to those who have been managers/supervisors for 5 or less years or will become managers/supervisors in the next year.
This is a new event for those who are about to or have just entered into a formal supervisory or managing role. Whether you are comfortable and well-trained or nervous and have lots of questions, come meet like-positioned peers who can share with you their experience and boost your team’s performance.
1Hrs
7:00 am
6:30 pm

Registration

11.5Hrs
8:00 am
8:55 am

General Session

55Min
9:00 am
10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies (OPCAT)
1Hrs
10:00 am
10:15 am

Coffee Break

15Min
10:15 am
12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Continued


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.75Hrs
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2Hrs
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.5Hrs
3:30 pm
3:45 pm

Refreshment Break

15Min
3:45 pm
5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Continued


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.5Hrs
5:15 pm
6:30 pm

Reception in Exhibit Hall

1.25Hrs

Tuesday October 15, 2019

7:30 am
5:00 pm

Registration

9.5Hrs
8:00 am
10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• Operational Planning, Control & Automation Technologies (OPCAT)
2Hrs
8:00 am
10:00 am

EMpower Session


Learn what AFPM is doing to empower industry employees to tell the story of our industries and to change the narrative at the EMpower Breakfast. This session is for those who are looking for practical ways to engage in proactive and constructive conversations with their communities about their company and their industry, a ”must attend” for all industry personnel.
2Hrs
10:00 am
10:15 am

Coffee Break

15Min
10:15 am
12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Continued


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.75Hrs
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall

2Hrs
2:00 pm
3:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.5Hrs
3:30 pm
3:45 pm

Refreshment Break

15Min
3:45 pm
5:15 pm

Concurrent Sessions - Continued


• Q&A and Discussion Session
• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.5Hrs
5:15 pm
6:45 pm

Women in Refining Reception

Reception open to registered women only.
Join us for this opportunity to both share and learn professional development strategies and build a network of women leading our industry, as you relax after two days of intense learning.
1.5Hrs

Wednesday October 16, 2019

7:30 am
10:00 am

Registration

2.5Hrs
8:00 am
9:30 am

Concurrent Sessions


• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.5Hrs
9:30 am
9:45 am

Coffee Break

15Min
9:45 am
11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions - Continued


• Principles & Practices
• Cybersecurity
• OPCAT
1.25Hrs

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 September 13th. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Guest Room:

Rate: $234.00 Single/Double Occupancy per night
Deposit: $234.00 Single/Double Occupancy per night

Meeting Fees

Save $100 on registration fees by registering by September 13th. Registration fees increase September 14th. Online registration closes October 4th.

Name Price Available To
Member Registration - Early $750.00 Member/Government
Member Registration - Late $850.00 Member/Government
Non-Member Registration - Early $1,400.00 NonMember
Non-Member Registration - Late $1,500.00 NonMember
Spouse Registration $100.00 Spouse

Justification Toolkit

Let your manager know just how beneficial it will be to attend the 2019 Operations & Process Technology Summit. AFPM has put together the Justification toolkit to provide you with a way to present the costs and benefits of attending the conference all in one convenient location.

We encourage you to review the toolkit to gain a greater understanding of the conference and how to communicate the value it can provide when attempting to gain attendance approval from your manager.

Below is some helpful information to explain why you should attend:

Justification Toolkit
ROI Guide

Exhibitor List

The exhibitor list for 2019 will be published after the early bird deadline. Our 2018 list of exhibitors is available here.

Exhibitor Information

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at The Summit. Exhibitors may apply online or by downloading the Exhibitor Prospectus below, once available, and faxing completed application to 202.835.0467. The priority deadline is August 9, 2019. Please contact Jeanne Boone, Meeting Planner, with any questions.

Floor Plan

Exhibitor Prospectus

Online Tabletop Application

Affiliate Space Application

Please note: ALL exhibitors must register for the conference. NO complimentary booth passes are included in the table top fee.

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.

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. Guests are not permitted to work the table-top exhibit. Children under 18 are not permitted in the exhibit hall.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and faxed to 202.835.0467 or emailed to OPT@afpm.org. Substitute conference registrations may be made in advance or on arrival with no penalty, and may be submitted in writing to OPT@afpm.org or processed online by the individual who input the original registration.

Cancellations may be made by September 13, 2019 with no penalty. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between September 14 and September 27, 2019 will receive a refund of fees, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds after September 27, 2019. No telephone cancellations.

NO SUIT-CASING PLEASE
Please note that while all meeting registrants are invited to the exhibition, any non-exhibitor registrant who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, in another company's booth, or in violation of any portion of the AFPM Exhibition Policy will be asked to leave the show floor. Please report any violations you may observe to show management.

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.