The Security Conference Pivots to All Virtual

Nothing is more important to our industries than safety, and in evaluating the COVID-19 situation in New Orleans, along with the effects of Hurricane Ida on Louisiana, 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!

The AFPM Security Conference is the only one of its kind unique to the fuel refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. It is a forum for corporate and site security personnel to explore current topics relating to security at facilities, regulations, policies, and global developments that may impact your business assets or personal safety.

Join the discussion to learn more about how our industries operate in an era of enhanced security.

Learn about:

  • The development of voluntary partnerships and information sharing platforms
  • The progression of and the latest with security regulatory programs, like CFATS and MTSA
  • Risk evolution in crisis management
  • Supply chain security
  • The current terrorism threat landscape, including domestic extremism and insider threats
  • The rise of cyberattacks, ransomware, and cyber-physical convergence
  • The development of new security management programs, such as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)
  • The advancement of security technologies
  • Lessons learned from 2020: pandemics, weather disturbances, and civil unrest

Times and speakers are subject to change. Please check back for updates. 
All times are in Central Time.

Tuesday October 5, 2021

8:00 am
9:30 am

Summit Kickoff

AFPM Peter G. Andrews Lifetime Service Award Bruce Taylor, former Sinclair Oil Corporation.

Industry Leadership Panel - Key leaders from the refining and petrochemical industries join Chet Thompson to provide their thoughts on the future of industry and its workforce.

Chet Thompson, President & CEO, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
9:45 am
10:45 am

Reflections on 9-11

Former R-TX representative and CIA clandestine agent will reflect on how security threats have evolved since 9-11 and discuss threats that are on the horizon.

Jeff Culver, Koch Companies, LLC

Will Hurd, U.S. Representative (R-TX) (2015-2021) and former CIA officer
11:00 am
12:00 pm

2020/2021 Looking Back

Hear from two key industry Sector Council Chairs as they discuss the tumultuous years of 2020-21 and how they have affected the security emergency response professionals of the petrochemical and ONG industries.

Scott Whelchel, Chair of Chemical Sector Security Council, DOW
Jillian Sulley, Former Chair of ONG Sector Security Council, Devon Energy
1:30 pm
2:30 pm

Crisis Management

The past couple of years have been their share of crisis. This session will discuss how evolved crisis management has become since 9-11 and how sticking to a well-established process can help manage any type of crisis.

Bill McEnroeCorporate HS&S Leader, Monroe Energy, LLC

Scott McHugh, Global Security Director, LyondellBasell
Mike McGarrity, VP of Global Risk Services, Global Guardian
2:45 pm
3:45 pm

Current Threat Landscape

An overview of the terrorist landscape globally will be discussed with an emphasis on current threats specifically to the ONG and Petchem Sector will be reviewed in this session.

Scott De Graaf, Corporate Security Supervisor, Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Mike Machtinger, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Wednesday October 6, 2021

8:30 am
4:30 pm

Summit Sessions

Virtual registrants may access any Summit session today! Please take a look at the advanced program to see which sessions you are interested in attending.

Virtual registrants may access any Summit session on Wednesday, October 6. Please take a look at the Summit Advanced Program and see which sessions you may be interested in attending.

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

Name Price Available To
Virtual Member Registration $200.00
Virtual Non-Member Registration $600.00

Sponsorship Information

More information on sponsorship opportunities will be available in the coming months. If you'd like to receive information on becoming one of our amazing sponsors, please email Colleen Lewallen, CMP at sponsorships@afpm.org

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 SC@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 SC@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by September 3, 2021, with no penalty. Cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between September 4 and September 17, 2021 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after September 17, 2021. 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.

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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.