The Summit 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 Summit: Excellence in Plant Performance blends AFPM’s traditional refining and petrochemical manufacturing technical curriculum with new creative opportunities including cross-disciplinary learning and discussion focused on tangible takeaways that drive excellence in plant performance. Topics and themes throughout the conference will highlight emerging process technologies, process safety, improved reliability and operations, mechanical integrity, training, leadership, and culture.

New this year, AFPM partners with Helping Heroes to support their annual charity events.

Helping Heroes Golf Tournament

Advance Program

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

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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 Student Registration $20.00 Students Only (Must Use .edu Email)
Virtual Member Registration $200.00 Members/Government
Virtual Non-member Registration $600.00 Non-members

The 2021 AFPM Summit: Excellence in Plant Performance is right around the corner!

The Summit delivers world-class technical sessions dedicated to improving plant-wide performance in the refining and petrochemical industries. Join dedicated industry subject matter experts virtually to discover the latest strategies and emerging innovations, and find immediate solutions toimplement at the site level. With over 90 sessions, we guarantee to deliver the curriculum you need to succeed.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and other personnel in the following disciples:

  • FCC Technologists & Supervisors
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Operational Excellence
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Fixed Equipment
  • Inspection
  • Turnaround Planning & Management
  • Contractors
  • Technology Licensing
  • Project Engineering
  • Operations
  • Operations Engineers & Supervisors
  • Technology Support

Why You Need to Attend?

  • Achieve Excellence in Plant Performance
  • Increase Optimization and Reliability
  • Access to Emerging Technologies
  • Innovative Solutions to Common Issues
  • Advanced Integrated Learning
  • Networking, Networking, Networking!


Hardy Kemp, Director, Projects & Turnarounds, Flint Hills Resources, LLC

Atique Malik, APC Lead, Process Engineering, Phillips 66

Tim Olsen, Consultant, Emerson Automation Solutions

Become a Sponsor
Become a Sponsor

Give your brand more visibility through one of our sponsorships.

For more details contact Colleen Lewallen.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Virtual Exhibit
Become an Exhibitor

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

If you have any questions, please email the exhibits coordinator at

Apply for a Virtual Booth
Please note: ALL exhibitors must register for the conference. NO complimentary booth passes are included in the booth 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.

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

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and 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 September 3, 2021 with no penalty. Written cancellations received 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.

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.

AFPM Antitrust Guidelines
AFPM takes its antitrust compliance obligations seriously and our antitrust policy goes beyond the minimum requirements.

To ensure compliance with the antitrust laws and avoid any appearance of anticompetitive activity, every participant in AFPM meetings and AFPM activities must adhere to the AFPM antitrust guidelines.

Therefore, there should be no discussion or disclosure of information with respect to:
• Individual company's prices, profits, premiums, surcharges, or discounts;
• your intent to do business with specific customers;
• proposed product offerings;
• allocation of geographic or product markets;
• any refusal to deal with a customer or supplier;
• how to respond to the market behavior of a competitor;
• company's non-public, confidential information; or
• any other topic involving a potentially anticompetitive practice.

It is not only your duty to follow the AFPM policy, but also to affirmatively stop any conversations on impermissible subjects. If a discussion presents an antitrust issue, raise your concern immediately. If the discussion continues, announce that you are leaving the meeting because you have an antitrust concern and immediately report your concern to AFPM staff and legal counsel. These Guidelines apply both during the meeting and at informal social events involving AFPM members.

This reference is an overview of AFPM's Antitrust Guidelines. It is not a substitute for legal counsel. Any and all antitrust related concerns should be addressed to AFPM's General Counsel.

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.