Overview

The AFPM National Occupational & Process Safety Conference is the premier event for safety professionals in the refining and petrochemical industries. Leverage the knowledge of your peers through practical, actionable practices, programs, and learnings that can improve safety performance at your site. 

What to Expect:

  • Preconference Workshop focused on Human Performance:  Developing and Deploying Learning Teams. Keynote Speaker: Bob Edwards from The HOP Coach. Participate in roundtable discussion on lessons learned from industry members who have successfully developed learning teams.
  • Timely & Relevant Tracks: Learn from industry experts on topics like human performance and big data.
  • Safety Awards Event: Come celebrate our Safety Award Winners from 2019-2022 and honor their effort and achievements.
  • Exhibitors: Meet and talk with representatives of companies offering a variety of safety-related services to the refining and petrochemical industries.
  • All Regions: Meet and network with your peers from the Process and Occupational Safety Regional Networks.

Who’s Attending?

  • Process Safety Engineers
  • Facility Safety Managers
  • Corporate Safety Professionals

Check out our AFPM NSC23 Advance Program!

Monday April 17, 2023
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Registration
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Tuesday April 18, 2023
07:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Break
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Concurrent Breakouts
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday April 19, 2023
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday April 20, 2023
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Time Title
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Registration
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Bob Edwards — Human & Organizational Performance Consultant
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Time Title
07:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Valerie Pompa — Vice President & Manufacturing Manager, HF Sinclair Corporation
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Break
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Ben Way — HSE Manager, Phillips 66
Loui McCurley — CEO, PMI/Vertical Rescue Solutions
Concurrent Breakouts
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Reception in Exhibit Hall
Time Title
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Eric J. Conn — Founding Partner and Chair, OSHA Practice Group, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
Micah Smith — Partner, Conn Maciel Carey LLP
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Alyse Keller — Sr. Associate Engineer, AcuTech Consulting Group
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Alyse Keller — Sr. Associate Engineer, AcuTech Consulting Group
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Time Title
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Exhibitor Information

A limited number of 6 foot by 30 inch Tabletop Exhibits will be located in the Napoleon Ballroom. Registrants will have access to your displays during the two lunches on April 18 and 19 and a reception on April 18.

Tabletop fees
Members: $950*
Non-members: $1800*

*Note: this fee includes one complimentary registration

Tabletop Application
You may submit your application online! The deadline to apply is March 10, 2023.
 

Registration

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 on or before March 24th. Registration fees increase by $100 on March 25th. Online registration closes on April 14, 2023.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made by March 10, 2023, with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between March 11 and March 24, 2023, will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after April 24, 2023. No telephone cancellations.

Registration Fees
Name Price Available To
Member Registration - Early $950.00 Members
Member Registration - Late $1,050.00 Members
Non-Member Registration - Early $1,450.00 Non-Members
Non-Member Registration - Late $1,550.00 Non-Members
Spouse Registration $100.00

Special Events

All ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only. Tickets can be purchased at the time of online registration. To purchase tickets after registration is completed, click Register Now, and add the tickets you wish to purchase without making any other changes to the registration. You will only be charged for what has been added.

Tickets must be purchased by April 7th in order to attend. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

Special Events Fees
Name Price Available To
Pre-Conference Workshop: Human Organizational Performance: Developing Learning Teams
Workshop-Member $400.00 Registered Members
Workshop-Non-member $550.00 Registered Non-Members
Emerging Leaders Reception
Emerging Leaders Reception $0.00
AFPM Annual Safety Awards Event
SA Event Ticket $125.00 Everyone

Details

Online Registration Deadline:

April 14th is the last date to register online.  After that time, conference registrations can be made on-site in New Orleans.

Safety Awards Event Tickets:

Tickets may be purchased for any company employee and guest. To purchase Safety Award Event tickets ONLY, register the individual for the conference and select the registration option "Safety Award Event Only." Save through to the events page and indicate the number of tickets you wish to purchase.

Sponsorship Information:

Show your support for the industry and get additional exposure at the conference by sponsoring at the National Occupational & Process Safety Conference.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Send an inquiry to sponsorships@afpm.org.

Meeting Attire: 

Business Casual - shirts with collars; no ties, no jeans, no sneakers and no shorts.

Travel:

Taxi: Approximate cost from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is $30-$40 one way.

Parking: Valet -  $48 USD; Self-Parking - $35 USD. Plus applicable taxes. 

Housing

Reservations cannot be made prior to conference 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 March 27. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Guest Room
Rate: $239.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Please note: All exhibitors must register for the conference. One complimentary booth pass is in 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, 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 a spouse who works within the industry may not use the Spouse/Guest Registration category.

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 March 10, 2023 with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between March 11 and March 24, 2023 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after March 24, 2023. 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 and 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.