International Petrochemical Conference


AFPM IPC STATUS: The 2020 AFPM International Petrochemical Conference will take place as scheduled on March 29 -31, 2020 in New Orleans, LA. The current risk of the Coronavirus in New Orleans to the general public is considered to be very low. No cases have been reported to date in the state of Louisiana. AFPM continues to monitor advice from health care organizations and will provide updated information here as it develops.

The International Petrochemical Conference (IPC) is the world's largest and most prestigious conference representing the petrochemical industry.

The meeting consists 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 politics.

A Base Oils and Waxes Session is also offered during IPC. This session is intended to provide technical and marketing information and case studies on petroleum-based waxes and base oils.


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 February 21st. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

New Orleans Marriott (AFPM Functions Here)
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Guest Room - Standard
Rate: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Guest Room - City View
Rate: $279.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $279.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Guest Room - River View
Rate: $299.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $299.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Guest Room - Standard
Rate: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Guest Room - Club Level
Rate: $309.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $309.00 Single/Double Occupancy

JW Marriott New Orleans
614 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Guest Room - Standard
Rate: $297.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $297.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Guest Room - Executive Level King
Rate: $321.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $321.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Travel Information:

Taxi: Approximate cost from the airport to the hotels is approximately $36 one way.

Online registration is now open. Register today to secure your spot at the must-attend luncheon. Not to mention, you'll save $100 with your early registration.

Check back regularly for conference and speaker updates.

Saturday March 28, 2020

2:00 pm
7:00 pm



Sunday March 29, 2020

9:00 am
7:00 pm


5:00 pm
7:00 pm

Welcome Reception


Monday March 30, 2020

7:30 am
8:00 am


7:30 am
5:00 pm


8:00 am
10:00 am

General Session

2020 Petrochemical Heritage Award Presentation

Morning Keynote
John Bolton, Former United Nations Ambassador and United States National Security Advisor
10:15 am
11:15 am

Senior Executive Roundtable

By Invitation Only
John Bolton, Former United Nations Ambassador and United States National Security Advisor
11:30 am
1:00 pm

Leadership Luncheon

By Invitation Only
Mark Lashier, Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Phillips Chemical
2:00 pm
5:00 pm

Base Oils and Waxes Session

2:00 pm
5:00 pm

General Session

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Drive to Sustainable – Petrochemical Manufacturers role in the Future

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sustainable Solutions – Engaging the Entire Value Chain to Address Future Challenges

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Diversity and Inclusion Panel
5:00 pm
6:00 pm

Networking Event


Tuesday March 31, 2020

8:30 am
12:00 pm


9:30 am
11:00 am

Petrochemical Forum

The Current and Future State of the Petrochemical Industry
11:30 am
2:00 pm

International Petrochemical Luncheon

Walter Isaacson, Renowned Historian and Author

Price: $125.00

Luncheon open to registered attendees only. Badge & ticket required to gain admittance. Reserved Seating is available with purchase of table of 10 only. Tables of 10 are only available to members. Tickets must be purchased by March 13. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.


Save $100 on registration fees by registering by February 21st. Registration fees increase February 22nd. Online registration closes March 13th.

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
IPC Member Registration - Early $800.00 Member/Government
IPC Member Registration - Late $900.00 Member/Government
IPC Non-Member Registration - Early $1,500.00 Non-Members
IPC Non-Member Registration - Late $1,600.00 Non-Members
IPC Spouse Registration $100.00
BOW Member Registration - Late $900.00 Member/Government
BOW Member Registration - Early $800.00 Member/Government
BOW Non-Member Registration - Late $1,600.00 Non-Members
BOW Spouse Registration $100.00
BOW Non-Member Registration - Early $1,500.00 Non-Members

Special Events

All ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only.  Tickets can be purchased at time of online registration.  To purchase tickets after registration is completed, click Register Now, and add the tickets you wish to purchase without making any other changes to the registration.  You will only be charged for what has been added.

Tickets must be purchased by March 13th in order to attend the International Petrochemical Luncheon.  No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

Name Price Available To
International Petrochemical Luncheon
Luncheon Ticket $125.00 Registered Attendees Only
International Petrochemical Luncheon - Table of 10
Luncheon Table $1,250.00 Members
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 a 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 . 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

Cancellations may be made by February 21, 2020 with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between February 22 and March 13, 2020 will receive a refund of fees, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds after March 13, 2020. No telephone cancellations.

Ticket Refund Policy: Individual
Refunds will be made on individual tickets purchased if request is received in writing prior to March 13, 2020. No refunds after March 13. Ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only.

Ticket Refund Policy: Tables of 10
Refunds will be made on tables of tickets purchased if request is received in writing prior to February 21, 2020. No refunds after February 21. 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 and 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 a.m.;
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.