The NEW Summit 2020, Excellence in Plant Performance is an interactive conference that will provide attendees with tangible takeaways. Themes throughout the conference will highlight emerging technologies, process safety, improved reliability and operations, mechanical integrity, training, leadership, and culture. This conference is targeted at owner and contractor personnel from maintenance, operations, engineering, and vendors.

This is the only conference for the petroleum refining and petrochemical industries focused on improving plant-wide performance!

This conference is the combination of the best elements of the Reliability and Maintenance Conference, Cat Cracker, and the Operations & Process Technology Summit to create a single conference focused on improving plant performance.

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View our informational webinar to introduce this new conference, provide details on what we will be looking for in the Call for Content submissions, and to also introduce the new vendor experience.

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Programming in Progress and Subject to Change

Tuesday August 25, 2020

8:00 am
9:00 am

Keynote Address

1Hrs
9:00 am
12:00 pm

Applications of Emerging Technologies - Examples of Data Driving Decisions that Drive Profitability

3Hrs
10:00 am
10:30 am

Break

30Min
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

Lunch & Networking

2Hrs
2:00 pm
4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions: Topics with Industry Wide Implications


Knowledge Management, training, human performance/reliability, operational excellence solutions, process safety management solutions, and maintenance and reliability, mechanical integrity and inspection solutions
2Hrs
4:00 pm
7:30 pm

Networking Event

3.5Hrs

Wednesday August 26, 2020

8:00 am
9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions: Session 1

Tracks Include:
- Crude, Vacuum & Coking Technology
- Gasoline Process Technology
- Hydroprocessing
- FCC Technology
- Ethylene Derivative Optimization
1Hrs
9:00 am
10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions: Session 2

Tracks Include:
- Crude, Vacuum & Coking Technology
- Gasoline Process Technology
- Hydroprocessing
- FCC Technology
- Ethylene Derivative Optimization
1Hrs
10:00 am
10:30 am

Break

30Min
10:30 am
11:30 am

Concurrent Sessions: Session 3

Tracks Include:
- Crude, Vacuum & Coking Technology
- Gasoline Process Technology
- Hydroprocessing
- FCC Technology
- Ethylene Derivative Optimization
1Hrs
11:30 am
1:30 pm

Lunch

2Hrs
1:30 pm
2:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions: Session 4

Tracks Include:
- Crude, Vacuum & Coking Technology
- Gasoline Process Technology
- Hydroprocessing
- FCC Technology
- Ethylene Derivative Optimization
1Hrs
2:30 pm
3:00 pm

Break

30Min
3:00 pm
4:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions: Session 5

Tracks Include:
- Crude, Vacuum & Coking Technology
- Gasoline Process Technology
- Hydroprocessing
- FCC Technology
- Ethylene Derivative Optimization
1Hrs

Thursday August 27, 2020

8:00 am
11:30 am

Closing Session


Identification and Dissemination of Learnings, Group Discussions and Certifications
3.5Hrs

2020 AFPM Summit: Excellence in Plant Performance Exhibits

At this year's brand new show, you’ll have the opportunity to make valuable contacts, develop relationships, and earn more business.

Secure a fantastic return on your investment by connecting with more of the buyers interested in your products and services.

  • Connect with key decision-makers from across the country
  • Reinforce your brand influence within the refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries
  • Collect high-quality leads to bring new business to your company

There are two ways to exhibit this year:

  • Kiosks

Save money on shipping, labor for setup, and costly booth rentals — not to mention your valuable time — with our new kiosk floor format. Each kiosk will feature its respective company’s logo at the very top for easy visibility on the floor. If you prefer a more customized kiosk, graphic upgrades are available.

  • Innovation Alley

If your product would benefit from a physical demonstration, secure one of 18 Innovation Alley spaces. These are 8'x8' spaces for you to use to showcase your product. All applicants must provide a detailed description of their demo as well as a rendering of their space for approval.

For more information on Exhibiting or Sponsorships, please download our Engagement Opportunities booklet (coming soon) or email Jeanne Boone, CEM at summitexhibits@afpm.org.

2020 AFPM Summit Floor Plan

Name Price Available To
Early Member Registration $750.00 Members/Government
Regular Member Registration $850.00 Members/Government
Late Member Registration $950.00 Members/Government
Early Non-member Registration $1,400.00 Non-members
Regular Non-member Registration $1,500.00 Non-members
Late Non-member Registration $1,600.00 Non-members

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

Guest Room
Rate: $199.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $199.00 Single/Double Occupancy

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.

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 booth. 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 Summit@afpm.org. Substitute conference registrations may be made in advance or on arrival with no penalty, and may be submitted in writing to Summit@afpm.org or processed online by the individual who input the original registration.

Cancellations may be made by December 31, 2019 with no penalty. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between January 1 and July 31, 2020 will receive a refund of fees, less a $50 processing fee. No refunds after July 31, 2020. 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.