AFPM NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL & PROCESS SAFETY CONFERENCE CANCELLATION (updated March 23, 2020): Amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel AFPM’s National Occupational & Process Safety Conference & Exhibition slated to take place May 13 – 14, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. For details on the event cancellation, please visit our FAQs.

The AFPM National Occupational and Process Safety Conference (NSC) features a variety of safety practices, programs, and roundtable discussions to improve safety performance at refineries and petrochemical facilities. The Conference also brings in a wide range of contractor safety leads, company trainers, and other disciplines such as human performance, emergency response, and wireless technology. Networking and knowledge sharing are integrated with workshops, poster sessions, and panel discussions with the goal of sharing good practices, new technologies, and timely topics across multiple safety disciplines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Travel

Q: Will I receive a refund?
A: Yes. You will receive a refund on your entire registration. 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 Grand Hyatt San Antonio. Due to the current unprecedented circumstances, please allow them one week to process all cancellations.

Tuesday May 12, 2020

12:00 pm
5:00 pm

Registration

5Hrs
1:00 pm
5:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop


Wireless Technology

Panel Discussion
4Hrs
4:00 pm
6:00 pm

Emerging Leaders Reception


A networking event for emerging safety professionals. Meet your peers and build your network before the Emerging Leaders Breakout Session.
2Hrs

Wednesday May 13, 2020

7:00 am
6:30 pm

Registration

11.5Hrs
8:00 am
10:00 am

General Session

2Hrs
10:00 am
11:00 am

Poster Session


Operating Company Presentations
1Hrs
11:00 am
12:00 pm

One-Hour Learning Sessions

1Hrs
12:00 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall


The vendor exhibition offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest products and services available to the industry.
1.5Hrs
1:30 pm
3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions


Track 1 – Energy Isolation
Track 2 – Personal Safety
Track 3 – Human Reliability
Track 4 – PHA Big Data
Track 5 – Drugs in the Workplace
1.5Hrs
3:00 pm
3:30 pm

Break with Poster Session


See Available Posters above
30Min
3:30 pm
5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions - Continued


Track 1 – Energy Isolation
Track 2 – Personal Safety
Track 3 – Human Reliability
Track 4 – PHA Big Data
Track 5 – Drugs in the Workplace
1.5Hrs
5:00 pm
6:30 pm

Reception in Exhibit Hall

1.5Hrs

Thursday May 14, 2020

7:30 am
4:00 pm

Registration

8.5Hrs
8:00 am
10:00 am

General Session

2Hrs
10:00 am
10:30 am

Break

30Min
10:30 am
12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions


Track 1 – Process Safety Alarm Management
Track 2 – Industrial Hygiene
Track 3 – Contractor Onboarding
Track 4 – Drones
Track 5 – Distinguished Safety Award Recipient Panel
1.5Hrs
12:00 pm
1:30 pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall


The vendor exhibition offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the latest products and services available to the industry. The Passport Drawing will take place during this lunch session.
1.5Hrs
1:30 pm
3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions - Continued


Track 1 – Process Safety Alarm Management
Track 2 – Industrial Hygiene
Track 3 – Contractor Onboarding
Track 4 – Drones
Track 5 – Distinguished Safety Award Recipient Panel
1.5Hrs
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

Safety Awards Event


Come join us as AFPM honors our members who have achieved safety excellence.
3Hrs

Friday May 15, 2020

8:00 am
2:00 pm

All Region Networks Meetings


Invite Only - For Process Safety or Occupational Safety Regional Network Members

Any questions regarding the All Region Networks Meeting for Process Safety can be directed to either Eileen Scherzinger or Alyse Keller.

Any questions regarding the All Region Networks Meeting for Occupational Safety can be directed to Daniel Forest or Rebecca O'Donnell.
6Hrs

Schedule subject to change.

Registration

Save $100 on registration fees by registering by April 10th. Registration fees increase April 11th. Online registration closes May 1st.

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 - Early $800.00 Members
Member Registration - Late $900.00 Members
Non-Member Registration - Early $1,500.00 Non-Members
Non-Member Registration - Late $1,600.00 Non-Members
Spouse Registration $100.00
Name Price Available To
Pre-Conference Workshop
Workshop-Mem $400.00 Registered Members
Workshop-Late-Mem $450.00 Registered Members
Workshop-NM $545.00 Registered Non-Members
Workshop-Late-NM $595.00 Registered Non-Members
Safety Awards Event
SA Event Ticket $125.00 Everyone

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 April 10th. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-2600

Guest Room

Rate: $198.00 Single/$223.00 Double Occupancy
Rate: $198.00 Single/$223.00 Double Occupancy

Exhibitor Information

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the 2019 National Occupational & Process Safety Conference! Exhibitors may apply for space online using the link below. The current list of exhibitors and our floor plan are both available below. If you have any questions about exhibiting, please email Jeanne Boone, CEM at nscexhibits@afpm.org

Exhibitor Prospectus

Exhibit Floor Plan

2020 Exhibitor List

 

Please note: All exhibitors must register for the conference. No complimentary booth passes are included in the booth space 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, fees, and other policies listed below.

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.

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 exhibit booth. Children under 18 are not permitted in the exhibit hall.

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 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.