NSC Pivots to All Virtual

Nothing is more important to our industries than safety, and in evaluating the COVID-19 situation in New Orleans, it is clear to us that holding this meeting virtually is the right course of action to protect the health and safety of our meeting registrants and our staff. See you online soon!

Welcome Back!

This year’s keynote speaker will be Bob Herman, Executive Vice President, Refining with Phillips 66.  Following Bob will be Dean Maniatis, HSE Manager of Global Refining also with Phillips 66 presenting “The Book of Dean – Learnings and Lessons from a 40 Year Safety Professional."

We are fortunate to also have two government speakers this year: James Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Dr. Katherine Lemos, Chairman and CEO, US Chemical Safety Board.

Other conference topics include practice sharing discussions on energy isolation, facility siting, drugs in the workplace, human performance, MOC’s, training, and alarm management to name a few.

We have special opportunities for our safety award winners to share their unique practices with the boarder industry through panel and poster sessions. New this year, we are inviting the contractors from these site to share their practices as well.

This year’s safety awards event is scheduled for August 25th from 11:30-1:30 PM.

The 2021 conference is going to look much different than any other year. NSC is going hybrid! Take a look at the agenda to see what sessions will be offered for in-person and virtual viewing.

Advance Program

We have a great line-up planned for you. Check out the full agenda!

View the Advance Program

What sessions are available?

  • Hybrid Sessions will take place in New Orleans in front of the in-person attendees. These sessions will be live streamed to the virtual audience.
  • In-person Sessions will only be available to in-person attendees. These sessions will not be recorded or live streamed. Therefore, they will not be available to the virtual attendees.
  • Virtual Sessions will be streamed to the virtual audience. These sessions will be  available for all registrants, in-person and virtual, following the conference for 30 days.

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

Save $100 on registration fees by registering by July 23rd. Registration fees increase by $100 on July 24th. Registration closes on August 13, 2021.

Name Price Available To
In-person Member Registration - Early $750.00 Members
In-person Member Registration - Late $850.00 Members
In-person Non-Member Registration - Early $1,250.00 Non-Members
In-person Non-Member Registration - Late $1,350.00 Non-Members
In-person Safety Award Event Only $75.00 Members
Virtual Member Registration $200.00 Members
Virtual Non-Member Registration $400.00 Non-Members
Virtual Safety Award Event Only $0.00 Members
Spouse Registration $100.00

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Become a Sponsor
Become a Sponsor

Give your brand more visibility through one of our sponsorships. Branding and engagement opportunities are available for in-person and virtual platforms. Details will be coming soon.

For more details contact Colleen Lewallen.

The Virtual Platform is Now Available

We are excited to see everyone virtually next week. The conference platform is ready and we encourage you to log in early to make sure there are no issues day of and fill in your online profile!

Log into the Virtual Platform with your AFPM username and password. The link to the platform can be found in the final details email.

Accessing the Platform

  • Make sure you can access the virtual meeting website since some organizations require all new websites to be approved in advance.
  • Make sure you have your AFPM username and password, the same one you used to register for the conference.
  • Make sure that your web browser is up to date, otherwise you will not be able to access some of the virtual meeting resources. Click here to find the best browser for your computer.

Platform Capabilities

  • Browse Agenda. Access the agenda from the dashboard or the menu on the left-hand side and add sessions to your schedule.
  • Update Your Profile. Opt into being in the community and allowing people to schedule meetings with you.
  • View the Virtual Poster Session. View posters from Innovation Award Finalists and DSA Winners
  • Watch Content Now. Sessions under “On-Demand” are available for attendees to watch at any time.
  • Show us Your Best Pose. Snap a photo in our photo booth which will be added to the event gallery.

Trouble With the Platform?

  • Don’t know your AFPM username and/or password? Reach out to nsc@afpm.org.
  • Once in the platform, technical support will be available via the Live Chat from 8am-8pm ET until August 25th. Please note, technical support will not be available over the weekend.
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.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols
AFPM is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines, city/state regulations, and venue practices. Due to the changing nature of these restrictions and requirements, AFPM will release official safety protocols two weeks prior to the conference that all staff and attendees must follow while present at the conference.

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.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and emailed to NSC@afpm.org. 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 NSC@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by July 23, 2021 with no penalty. Written cancellations received between July 24 and August 6, 2021 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after August 6, 2021. 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 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.