AFPM LABOR RELATIONS/HUMAN RESOURCES CONFERENCE CANCELLATION (updated March 17, 2020): Amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel AFPM’s Labor Relations/Human Resources Conference slated to take place April 16 – 17, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. For details on the event cancellation, please visit our FAQs.

The AFPM Labor Relations and Human Resources Committee crafts a program that offers thoughtful speakers, inspiring sessions and opportunities to learn from your expanded network.  This conference provides key executives, and site-level Labor & HR employees, with industry-specific information to help maximize organizational expertise in navigating current workforce challenges, and opportunities for the future.

The conference format features speakers, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and breakout sessions on topics of interest to industrial relations and human resources personnel in the refining and petrochemical industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Travel

Q: Will I receive a refund?
A: Yes. You will receive a refund on your entire registration, less the $50 bank processing fee. All refunds have been processed.

Q: Can I transfer my funds to a future conference?
A: No. You will receive a refund for the registration fees paid.

Q: How will my money be refunded?
A: Your funds will be returned via the same method you paid for your registration.

Q: How long will it take to receive my refund?
A: Due to the high volume, please allow us 30 days to process your refunds. Once your cancellation has been processed, you will receive an email confirmation. It can then take up to 3 business days for your refund to be reflected on your credit card statement.

Q: How do I cancel my hotel reservation?
A: Your hotel reservation will automatically be cancelled by the Westin Hotel. Due to the current unprecedented circumstances, please allow them one week to process all cancellations.

Thursday April 16, 2020

7:00 am
8:00 am

Morning Coffee & Rolls

1Hrs
7:00 am
6:00 pm

Registration

11Hrs
8:00 am
9:00 am

General Session - Fueling the Past, Present, and Future


Dave Lamp, CEO, CVR Energy
Chet Thompson, President and CEO, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Join us for a CEO perspective on industry challenges and opportunities in shaping the energy future for the United States with Dave Lamp and Chet Thompson.
1Hrs
9:00 am
10:00 am

General Session - The National Labor Relations Board in 2020


Honorable John F. Ring, Chairman, NLRB

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman John Ring provides his perspective on the future of the NLRB, how the NLRB operates, and any relevant or recent changes to the NLRB's processes.
1Hrs
10:00 am
10:15 am

Coffee Break & Networking

15Min
10:15 am
11:15 am

General Session - Sustainability in HR

This two-speaker session explores the role of sustainability in our companies and offers a tangible way that sustainability impacts company HR practices.
1Hrs
11:15 am
12:00 pm

General Session - Navigating the Drug & Alcohol Landscape

With ever-changing local laws, this session covers what companies can do to adhere to drug & alcohol policies.
45Min
12:00 pm
1:00 pm

Lunch

1Hrs
1:00 pm
2:00 pm

General Session - Behind the Curtain of Management Relations

1Hrs
2:00 pm
3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions


HR Track
HR in the Age of Disruption A session focused on business disruptors and best HR practices on how to handle them.

Labor Track
The Anatomy of a Campaign This session focuses on a union campaign in industry and the lessons learned.
1Hrs
3:00 pm
3:15 pm

Coffee Break

15Min
3:15 pm
4:15 pm

Breakout Sessions


HR Track
The Anatomy of a Campaign This session focuses on a union campaign in industry and the lessons learned.

LR Track
Teaching Bargaining Language Intent This session offers some insight into how to prepare the next generation of leaders on the intent and importance of contract language.
1Hrs
4:15 pm
5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions


HR Track
Employee Engagement This session explores the importance of employee engagement and how to handle topics such as progressive discipline, action planning and supervisor training.

LR Track
Understanding Union Dynamics This session focuses on understanding both sides of the union-corporate relationship. Attendees will hear from experienced labor professionals on their lessons learned and things to consider about the past, present and future of industry relations.
45Min
5:00 pm
6:30 pm

LRHR Reception

1.5Hrs

Friday April 17, 2020

7:30 am
8:30 am

Morning Coffee & Rolls

1Hrs
7:30 am
10:00 am

Registration

2.5Hrs
8:30 am
9:30 am

General Session - Promoting Inclusion & Diversity

This esteemed panel discusses the importance of inclusion and diversity within each of their respective companies. The panelists are encouraged to explore the effect that inclusion and diversity has on company culture, structure, and the bottom line.
1Hrs
9:30 am
9:45 am

Coffee Break & Networking

15Min
9:45 am
10:45 am

General Session - Human to Human: Promoting a Positive Culture

1Hrs
10:45 am
11:45 am

Breakout Session


HR Track
The Art of Influence This session explores the importance of influence in HR and how this skill is useful for all employees throughout their careers.

LR Track
The Art of Influence This session explores the importance of influence in Labor Relations and how this skill is useful for all personnel throughout their careers.
1Hrs

New for 2020! Held on Wednesday, April 15 as an optional pre-conference event, there will be a Threat Assessment Workshop. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the 2020 Security Conference as an added benefit to both conference attendees. Regular conference programming will begin on Thursday, April 16.

Speakers will include: Russ Palarea, Operational Psychology Services; Andre Simons, Control Risks; and Glen Kraemer, Hirschfeld Kramer.

This workshop is free for registered LRHR Conference attendees, but we do ask that you RSVP during the registration process. Already registered and want to RSVP? Please email lrhr@afpm.org

*Participants completing this course may be eligible to receive Continuing Professional Education credit or CPEs toward ASIS re-certification. Individuals seeking recertification credit should check with ASIS and review the filing process at https://www.asisonline.org/Certification/Recertification/Pages/default.aspx

Registration

Save $100 on registration fees by registering by March 13th. Registration fees increase March 14th. Online registration closes March 27th.

Registration fees are based on AFPM membership.  If your company is a member of AFPM, you qualify for the member fees.

Meeting Fees

Name Price Available To
Member Registration $900.00 Member
Member Registration - Early $800.00 Member
Non-Member Registration $1,600.00 NonMembers
Non-Member Registration - Early $1,500.00 NonMembers
Spouse Registration $100.00

Housing

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

Westin Riverwalk San Antonio
420 West Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Guest Room - Traditional City Side

Rate: $219 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $219 Single/Double Occupancy

Guest Room - Deluxe River Side
Rate: $239 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $239 Single/Double Occupancy

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.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and faxed to 202.835.0467 or emailed to LRHR@afpm.org. Substitutions can be made online by the individual who entered the registration or can be submitted in writing to LRHR@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by March 13, 2020 with no penalty. Cancellations made online or written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between March 14 and March 27, 2020 will receive a refund of fees, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds after March 27, 2020. No telephone cancellations.

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.