We are the Energy Future: Reliable, Affordable, Sustainable

The AFPM Annual Meeting, the world's premier refining meeting, assembling key executives, decision-makers, and technical experts from refining businesses, technology providers, contracting and consulting firms, and equipment manufacturers around the world, is going virtual in 2021, potentially connecting even more of our global network on April 12 and 13!

Conference Overview

What will new technology and changing policy mean for refining, petrochemical manufacturing, and the midstream sector? This year's AFPM Annual Meeting will explore that question through two days of sessions, panel discussions and networking.

The 2021 AFPM Annual Meeting is ready to go with an amazing lineup of sessions designed to inform and engage – from the economic outlook and impact of the current political climate to investor perspectives, human organizational performance, digital transformation, Walk the Line and sustainability.

The conference is scheduled April 12-13 and you can register up to the day of the conference. Explore the agenda below for a full list of sessions and presenters.

All times are CDT

Monday April 12, 2021

8:30 am
8:59 am

Morning Coffee


Come meet fellow attendees in our video rooms. Great place to break the ice and interact with others at the conference.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 8:59 AM
29Min
9:00 am
11:30 am

General Session



Opening Remarks
Joe Gorder, Chairman, President & CEO, Valero Energy Corporation

President's Report
Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM

Keynote Speaker
Peter Zeihan, Geopolitical Strategist and Author

Peter is a geopolitical strategist and critically acclaimed author who combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help prepare for an uncertain future. With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, Peter uses an irreverent approach to transform today’s topics into relevant takeaways.

Executive Leadership Panel
2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges ranging from a global pandemic to extreme weather events, historic market volatility, social unrest throughout the nation, and a highly unpredictable regulatory environment.

In the face of extraordinary events, the refining, petrochemical and midstream industries never fail to demonstrate their resiliency. Join us for a discussion with industry leaders as they share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities we’ve encountered over the last year and their outlook on the future.

Moderator:
Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM

Panelists:
Mike Jennings, President & CEO, HollyFrontier Corporation
Torkel Rhenman, Executive Vice President, LyondellBasell Industries
Bob Herman, Executive Vice President, Refining, Phillips 66
Willie Chiang, Chairman & CEO, Plains All American Pipeline, LP
2.5Hrs
11:30 am
12:00 pm

Virtual Lunch Bunch


Networking and entertainment opportunity.
30Min
11:45 am
2:15 pm

Concurrent Sponsored Sessions


11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Session brought to you by: Albemarle
Enabling Sustainability: Co-processing Biofuels in Existing Hydrotreaters

With a continued progression towards a sustainable future, the need for bio/renewable feed co-processing with distillate fuels in North America is becoming more apparent. This session highlights a portion of Albemarle’s experience in the last decade providing commercial solutions that have optimized the balance between guard and active catalyst beds to provide improved cycle lengths and product yields.

Session brought to you by: Nalco Water
Bringing Shareholder Value to the Story of Sustainability

The transformational impact of sustainability efforts that demonstrate and drive value.

Speakers:
Maureen Gerty
Calvin Emanuel

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Session brought to you by: Athlon, a Haliburton Service
Chloride Salt Control for Refinery Process Streams

Session brought to you by: Suez – Water Technologies & Solutions
An Industry in Transition – Ideas to profit from being reliable, digital, & sustainable

The downstream oil & gas industry is an industry in transition. In reality, multiple significant transitions are occurring! Reduced market demand, environmental concerns, retirements, and digitalization are a lot to take in. Leaning into these transitional trends provides opportunities to take operating performance to new levels of reliable and profitable operations. Let’s discuss some ideas together about how grabbing these transitions can help your refinery.

Session brought to you by: W. R. Grace
The Future of the Most Flexible Refining Process: FCC

Broad innovation will be required to keep up with emerging trends and opportunities during this period of energy transition. What does that mean for the future of the most flexible unit in the refinery - the FCCU? Find out more about how Grace is approaching the future of fluid catalytic cracking technology.

Speakers:
Bob Riley
Matt Kirchner

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Session brought to you by: BASF
Navigating FCC Optimization in a Dynamic Environment

Join Alvin Chen to discover strategies to optimize your FCC operating unit.

Moderator:
Mark Schmalfeld, Global Marketing Manager, BASF Corporation

Speaker:
Dr. Alvin Chen, Global Technology Application Manager, BASF Corporation

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Session brought to you by: Honeywell, UOP
The Path Forward – The Refinery of the Future

The last year brought the most serious downturn in the history of our industry, altering the course of capital investment strategies for many oil and gas companies. Join Honeywell UOP leaders including, John Gugel, President, Honeywell UOP, for a discussion on the state of the industry and the ways refiners are charting their paths forward, with renewable fuels, petrochemical integration and fuels modernization.

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Session brought to you by: Technip Energies
Upgrading the FCC for Maximum Petrochemicals

A new spin on an old classic, Technip Energies is transforming the energy industry. Maximizing the production of petrochemicals from existing FCC units can help the industry navigate the ongoing energy transition. In this presentation, we will take a closer look at how FCC units built for transportation fuels are upgraded into well-oiled petrochemical producing machines through a variety of retrofit options.

Session brought to you by: Albemarle Corporation
Bio-Feedstocks FCC Co-Processing: Albemarle’s Experience

As the global shift towards reducing our carbon footprint continues, co-processing bio-feedstocks in the FCC provides an opportunity to incorporate renewable energy into everyday fuels. With high diversity in sourcing and processing of biomass used to generate bio-derived oils suitable for integration within current refining assets, custom catalyst solutions will be required to address the market push towards renewable fuels and chemicals. In this session we will discuss how Albemarle is leveraging its extensive experience in developing advanced catalyst technologies to meet the challenges of FCC co-processing of various bio-feedstocks. We will focus on what has been learned from laboratory investigations and commercial trials on the impact on FCC products of co-processing bio-feedstocks, and how these learnings can be applied in the development of catalyst solutions for FCC co-processing.


More information will be made available on the Virtual Platform.
2.5Hrs
12:30 pm
1:30 pm

Breakout - Putting Refinery Sustainability Into Perspective – A Practical Toolkit For Understanding What Can Be Done


This session sets climate change impacts into a refining setting, describing how to baseline the current situation, and how various paths forward can be evaluated based on thoughtful scientific and economic analysis to determine what is appropriate as the situation (including various drivers) evolves. In addition, we will describe how some are taking bold steps across the value chain in this new carbon landscape, including what specific aspects of refinery operations could be approached, and how some have already moved forward with biofuel production, enhanced energy management and other creative and evolving approaches.

Moderator:
Susan Grissom, Chief Industry Analyst, AFPM

Speakers:
John Beath, LLC Manager, Senior Technical Consultant and Environmental Coach, John Beath Environmental, LLC
Lynn McGuire, P.E., Senior Principal Consultant, Geosyntec Consultants
Julie Mulkerin, General Manager, Energy Transitions Strategy & Planning, Chevron
Janice DeVelasco, Vice President Environmental Health, Safety and Security, CVR Energy

Sponsored By:
Sabin Metal Corporation
1Hrs
2:00 pm
3:00 pm

General Session - Investor Perspectives: The rise in ESG investing and what it means for the refining and petrochemical industries


Institutional investors are increasingly placing environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors at the center of their investment strategies. Join us for a discussion with investors about the factors driving ESG investing today and the impact on the refining and petrochemical industries.

Moderator:
Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM

Panelists:
Paul Gooden, Portfolio Manager, Analyst, Fidelity International
Jared Mann, CFA, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
Lewis Ropp, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Barrow Hanley Global Investors
Robin Wehbe, Lead Investor, Harmony Capital Investors
1Hrs
3:00 pm
3:30 pm

Virtual Break


Visit sponsor pages or networking rooms.
30Min
3:15 pm
4:45 pm

Concurrent Sponsored Sessions


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Session brought to you by: Haldor Topsoe
Advancements in Vacuum Gas Oil Hydroprocessing

Current market conditions, along with increased focus on sustainable fuels, means refiners have to squeeze more profit from each barrel processed. Further improvements in Topsoe’s catalyst preparation technology has led to the development of alumina supported catalysts that rival the activity of bulk metal catalysts, at the fraction of their cost. This combination of very high activity, and lower cost, offers expanded flexibility and substantially increases profitability for the entire refinery site.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session brought to you by: Sabin Metal Corporation
The Carbon Negative

How much are the contaminants within your precious metal catalysts truly costing your company? What about the industry as a whole? Or the precious metal market? Join this roundtable discussion to understand the pieces of this puzzle and work towards a solution.

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Session brought to you by: ART Hydroprocessing
Adding Value with ART Hydroprocessing Catalyst Technology

An effective customer-driven innovation process opens pathways to increased value for refiners using ART Hydroprocessing catalyst platforms. Learn more about how we leverage this process and the latest developments in Ebullating-bed Resid Hydrocracking catalysts.

Speaker:
Balbir Lakhanpal


More information will be made available on the Virtual Platform.
1.5Hrs
3:30 pm
4:30 pm

Breakout - Diversity & Inclusion with Franklin Covey, Unconscious Bias


Tackling unconscious bias is not about monitoring your every thought for bias against every kind of person. It is about assessing the fairness and effectiveness of your decision-making to build a more inclusive, high-performing culture at work where everyone can contribute their best. Join us for a discussion with the lead author of FranklinCovey’s Unconscious Bias as she shares her expertise on how to reframe bias, cultivate connections, and create high – performing teams.


Moderator:
Sharon Watkins, Monroe Energy

Speaker:
Pamela Fuller, Lead Author of The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias, FranklinCovey
1Hrs
4:30 pm
6:30 pm

Women in Industry Reception


The AFPM Women in Industry sessions focus on empowering women in our industry by creating networking and training opportunities. Attendees can take advantage of opportunities to learn from industry leaders, engage and connect.

Featuring guest speaker:
Eboni Monk Adams, Director of Marketing, Advanced Refining Technologies, and author of Leading Wise: Inspirational Reflections for Corporate Leaders

Open to registered women attendees only.

Sponsored by: Albemarle
2Hrs

Tuesday April 13, 2021

8:30 am
8:59 am

Morning Coffee


Come meet fellow attendees in our video rooms. Great place to break the ice and interact with others at the conference.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
8:45 AM - 8:59 AM
29Min
9:00 am
10:30 am

General Session



Opening Remarks
Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM

Keynote Speaker
Chris McChesney, Author, FranklinCovey

Chris is one of the primary developers of the 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) and for more than a decade, he has led FranklinCovey’s design and development of these principles. His practical experience has enabled him to test and refine the principles contained in 4DX from the boardrooms to the front lines. Join us for an interactive discussion on the principles of 4DX with a focus on leadership and safety.

AFPM Distinguished Safety Awards
Chet Thompson, President & CEO, AFPM

The Distinguished Safety Award (DSA) is AFPM’s most prestigious award. The DSA recognizes member companies that have attained an exemplary level of safety performance. Recipients are chosen by a selection committee comprised of members of the AFPM Safety and Health Committee. Join us for the announcement of the 2020 award winners!
1.5Hrs
10:30 am
10:45 am

Virtual Break


Visit sponsor pages or networking rooms.
15Min
10:45 am
11:30 am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


Advocacy - Oil Markets, Refining and the Energy Transition
This session will cover the global perspective on areas of demand growth including EV penetration, shifts in new capacity, threats of rationalization, opportunities for renewable diesel, and the US refining market and energy transition.

Moderator:
Susan Grissom, Chief Industry Analyst, AFPM

Panelists:
John Auers, Executive Vice President, Turner Mason
Alan Gelder, Global Content Lead for Refining, Wood Mackenzie

Sponsored by:
BASF Corporation

Operational Excellence and Culture - From Surviving to Thriving - Investing in Positive Mental Health and Why it’s the Right Thing To Do
From Surviving to Thriving – Investing in Positive Mental Health and Why It’s The Right Thing to Do’. Bob Pragada, President & COO of Jacobs will give an insightful overview of his own organization’s compelling journey to supporting mental health as a key priority to enable access to meaningful resources for everyone.

Moderator:
Jolie Rhinehart, General Manager, Lake Charles Refinery, Phillips 66

Speaker:
Bob Pragada, President and Chief Operating Officer, Jacobs
45Min
11:30 am
11:45 am

Virtual Break


Visit sponsor pages or networking rooms.
15Min
11:45 am
12:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


Advocacy - Vehicles Policy: Combustion Engine Bans or Consumer Choice?
This session evaluates the concept of banning internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) favored by 98% of consumers today. The panelists, from impacted industries, local communities, and the think tank community, will look at the feasibility and costs of a technology-ban approach to reducing transportation emissions.

Moderator:
Derrick Morgan, Senior Vice President, Federal & Regulatory Affairs, AFPM

Panelists:
Mark Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Tom Stricker, Group Vice President, Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, Toyota Motor North America
Andrew Walmsley, Director, Congressional Relations at American Farm Bureau Federation

Operational Excellence and Culture - Digital Transformation: Cultural Change & Work Process Design

Moderator:
Craig Harclerode, O&G and HPI Business Development Executive, OSIsoft (part of Aveva)

Panelists:
Bill Johnson, Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer, DCP Midstream
Brendan Rogers, Downstream Digitization Manager, Chevron Corporation

Sponsored By:
Technip Energies

Technology - A New Era for Alkylation: Ionic Liquid Alkylation - ISOALKY (TM) Process Technology
This presentation introduces how ISOALKY Technology uses a non-volatile ionic liquid catalyst that operates with on-line regeneration, without acid soluble oil (ASO) disposal or any solid by-product formation. The presentation also reviews how ISOALKY Technology provides greater flexibility in processing olefin feedstocks with low/negligible H-transfer tendency, smaller volume of catalyst required, reduced emissions, optimized operating conditions to increase octane and alkylate yield, and decreased risk in transportation and handling of the solution.

Moderator:
Scott Purnell, Vice President, R&D, W.R. Grace

Panelists:
Helin Cox, Senior Business Leader, Alkylation & Treating, Honeywell UOP
Hye Kyung Timken, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Chevron Fellow

Sponsored By:
Honeywell, UOP
45Min
12:30 pm
1:00 pm

Virtual Lunch Bunch


Networking and entertainment opportunity.
30Min
1:00 pm
1:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


Advocacy - Regional Approaches to State Transportation Policy
As states look to the future of transportation, they are increasingly working with their neighbors to develop comprehensive solutions that involve electrification, fuels standards and Cap and Trade Programs. This session will look at the Transportation & Climate Initiative, the Great Plains Institutes “Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest” and other regional efforts.

Moderator:
Don Thoren, Vice President, Outreach, AFPM

Panelists:
Drew Veysey, Senior Associate, Georgetown Climate Center
Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Transportation & Fuels, Great Plains Institute

Operational Excellence and Culture - Human & Organizational Performance in Georgia Pacific: Opening Minds, Taking Action, and Getting Results
Poor safety performance drove Georgia-Pacific, a major player in the paper industry, to transform using Human & Organizational Performance. Find out how they are applying new learning both in the office and in the field, and the early results.

Moderator:
Sharon Watkins, Operations Leader, Monroe Energy

Speaker:
Dawn Wurst, Senior Vice President, Health & Safety, Georgia-Pacific

Technology - Midstream Market Outlook
With the expansion of U.S. oil production in places like the Permian basin we have seen a corresponding expansion of pipeline infrastructure development to bring this feedstock to refiners and export markets. The U.S. energy industry, and the midstream sector, has also been uniquely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel will provide an outlook for pipeline development in the United States, along with insights into key market drivers influencing midstream investment decisions. The panel will also discuss the outlook for midstream recovery in a post-pandemic era, and review some of the key infrastructure projects that are now underway.

Moderator:
Susan Grissom, Chief Industry Analyst, AFPM

Panelists:
Katie Bays, Managing Director, FiscalNote
Rusty Braziel, CEO & Principal Energy Markets Consultant, RBN Energy
Tom O’Connor, Senior Director, Energy Markets, ICF Consulting
45Min
1:45 pm
2:00 pm

Virtual Break


Visit sponsor pages or networking rooms.
15Min
2:00 pm
2:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


Advocacy - Sustainability: Defining Expectations
As public dialogues question society’s best path toward a sustainable future, fuel and petrochemical manufacturers are defining the role of our industries by demonstrating ongoing commitments to improving environmental performance, advancing safety, supporting thriving people and communities, and driving progress in their own operations and in sectors across the economy. Hear how companies are navigating evolving stakeholder expectations while spearheading solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Moderator:
Kelly Curran, Senior Director, Communications, AFPM

Panelists:
Ron Abbott, Technical Manager, Sustainability, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Maria Dunn, Policy & Sustainability, Phillips 66
Willis Jernigan, Director, Safety and Health, Koch Industries

Sponsored By:
Haldor Topsoe

Operational Excellence and Culture - Walk the Line and Culture – Leadership Fireside Chat
Walk the Line is a conduct of operations driven, practice sharing program focused on engaging the front line to help reduce process safety events and help make sites safer. This fireside chat will discuss Walk the Line and Culture from a company leader perspective. Case studies on how Walk the Line may help will be provided.

Moderator:
Lawrence Moreaux, Vice President and Site Manager, LyondellBasell

Panelists:
Michael McKee, Vice President, Refining Operations, PBF Energy
Michael VanDerSnick, Senior Vice President Americas Manufacturing, LyondellBasell
Tim Watson, Corporate EH&S Vice President, Americas Styrenics

Sponsored By:
Suez Water Technologies & Solutions

Technology - Cybersecurity Policy in the Evolving Threat Landscape
This session will focus on existing and potential threats to information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) systems, including ransomware, and what policy makers, regulators, and AFPM members can do to make these systems more secure from cyberattacks. We will look at how cyber threats have increased as technology advancements improve operational efficiency, and how the private sector can work with federal partners to ensure cybersecurity policy is crafted in a way that is flexible, non-prescriptive, and allows for industry to adequately respond to the evolving threat landscape.

Moderator:
Derrick Morgan, Senior Vice President, Federal & Regulatory Affairs, AFPM

Panelists:
Will Hurd, U.S. Representative (R-TX) (2015 - 2021); Former CIA Officer
Christopher Roberti, Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Christopher Lukas, Chief Information Security Officer, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
45Min
2:45 pm
3:00 pm

Virtual Break


Visit sponsor pages or networking rooms.
15Min
3:00 pm
3:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions


Advocacy - How Community Engagement Benefits People on Both Sides of the Fence
Refineries and petrochemical facilities are critical to cultivating thriving communities. Serving as the foundation of local economies, they are also active partners in programs to advance education, health, safety, and environmental protection. Through these programs and open and transparent communication, they are building trust and lasting partnerships with the people that live in their communities. Hear how our industries are establishing goodwill and supporting their neighbors, and how these activities benefit our workers, from the people who live it every day.

Moderator:
Jaime Zarraby, Senior Vice President, Communications, AFPM

Panelists:
Adam Gattuso, Government Affairs and Communication Leader, Monroe Energy
Blythe Bellows Lamonica, Senior Manager, S.E. Communications Hub, BASF Corporation
Jake Reint, Managing Director of Public Affairs, Flint Hills Resources

Operational Excellence and Culture - Transparency, Credibility and Confidentiality in Sustainability
The energy industry faces a challenging future as governments and financial institutions make a strong push for climate sustainability strategies. Key industry stakeholders are feeling a sense of urgency as near-term commitments are expected. Add to the mix the expectation that data be publicly available, and black-box solutions are no longer being acceptable. Welcome to the Information Age. The industry needs to adapt with flexible, modular ways to provide information in the right context while still protecting their intellectual property. To do so requires a variety of data, methodologies, and partnerships to cross-validate and capture different dimensions of the sustainability landscape. Join us as we present findings and observations from our journey toward providing clients actionable insight and reporting that has been transparent, credible, and confidential.

Moderator:
Tim Go, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, HollyFrontier Corporation

Speaker:
Charles J. Reith, Jr., President & CEO, HSB Solomon Associates LLC

Technology - Midstream Policy Outlook
In recent years we have experienced a myriad of legislative and regulatory midstream policies that improved pipeline safety and streamlined infrastructure permitting.  During the same period, pipelines have become highly politicized.  We have seen widespread efforts to stifle or stop midstream infrastructure projects through the regulatory process, legislation, and litigation.  Furthermore, with a new Administration and Congress focused on transitioning to renewable energy sources the next four years are likely to remain very active. This panel will review current regulatory, legislative, and legal midstream issues and provide and near-term outlook on midstream policy issues.

Moderator:
Robert Benedict, Vice President, Petrochemicals & Midstream, AFPM

Panelists:
Keith Coyle, Attorney, Babst Calland
Christi Tezak, Managing Director, ClearView Energy Partners, LLC
Cynthia Quarterman, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council
45Min
4:00 pm
5:00 pm

Happy Hour


Create delicious cocktails brought to you by: Albemarle.
1Hrs

Meeting Fees

Member: $475
Non-member: $775

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

Sponsorship Information

We are excited to welcome our supporters and affiliates back for the Annual Meeting – Virtual Edition. This conference will cover two days of live, pre-recorded and on demand sessions that you have come to expect at our premier event. But even more important – we have incorporated over 30 touch points for sponsors and affiliates to get in front of our attendees. 

Envision this – your company has this amazing service or outlook that needs to be shared with the industry. AFPM can help you deliver that message. We have designed the agenda to allow our sponsors the opportunity to present these relevant concepts to the attendees and include them on the main agenda. 

In addition, this new platform provides secure, private online meeting rooms which are enabled for sponsors and affiliate to use and schedule private meetings. Please view our 2021 Sponsors below.

Industry Champions

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Albemarle Corporation
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haldortopsoe
Haldor Topsoe
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Thought Leaders

honeywell uop
Honeywell UOP
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Saban Logo
Sabin Metal Corporation
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technip
Technip Energies
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Advocate

athlon
Athlon, a Halliburton Service
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suez2
Suez Water Technologies & Solutions
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Supporting

ART hydro
Advanced Refining Technologies
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nalco
Nalco Water
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Grace Logo
W.R. Grace
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e-Show Daily

hp
Hydrocarbon Processing
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Hydrocarbon Engineering
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Hydrocarbon Processing
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Sponsorship Opportunities

Please see our sponsorship offerings below and contact either Jeanne Boone or Colleen Lewallen at sponsorships@afpm.org so we can answer your questions and help you keep your visibility in front of the industry leaders.

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The virtual platform is now open for registered attendees. Below are a few features of the platform.

AM21 Virtual Platform Website
https://am21.afpm.org/

Browser Compatibility
The virtual meeting platform is best experienced using the following browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari.

Log In Test
Make sure to test your log in early to make sure your company firewall does not prevent access. Our Help Desk is open today and tomorrow from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT to help you trouble-shoot. See below under “Help Desk.”
 
Otherwise, logging into the platform is as easy as can be! Click here and use the same login you use to access your Maxx account to gain entry to the virtual platform.

If you forgot your login information, please send a note to am@afpm.org.

Agenda & My Schedule
Check out our amazing sessions and favorite the ones you want to attend! Under the Agenda tab, you will see tabs organized by date. The meeting will begin on April 12 at 8:30 am CDT for Morning Coffee!

Like something you see? Click the heart and it will be added to your personal schedule.

Want to know more about a speaker? Click their name and you will be brought to their profile.

Too many sessions happening at once you want to attend? No problem, check them out the next day under the On Demand tab, where all recorded sessions will be kept. Please note once a session has occurred it will disappear from the agenda, so you always know what's happening in real time. Recorded content will remain available to you through the end of May.

Attendee Profile
A great way to get the most out of the meeting is by logging in early, filling out your attendee profile, sending messages to fellow attendees, and scheduling appointments. Under the Attendees tab, when you click on "View my Profile," you will be able to: upload a photo and enter more information about yourself, search the attendee database and send messages to other attendees. When you receive a message, you’ll see a number next to the Message Center navigation. The number tells you how many conversations have unread messages.

When you first enter the platform, your contact information will be hidden, if you would like for your email to be displayed, please check the box that says "Display Email."

Private Meetings
Meet with fellow colleagues 1-on-1! Under the "Attendee" tab you can also request appointments with attendees and sponsors; all meetings will take place in private video rooms. When you send an invitation, you will receive an email and a message in the Message Center. From there you can accept or decline the invitation. Once accepted, the meeting will appear under "My Schedule."  No one can enter the meeting unless they were invited.

Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors for their support at Annual Meeting! Be sure to check out our informative Sponsored Sessions happening on Monday, April 12 from 11:45 am - 2:15 pm; 3:15 - 4:45 pm CDT. Stick around Tuesday afternoon and join Albemarle for an interactive happy hour beginning at 4:00 pm CDT! More information about each session can be found on the Agenda tab, but feel free to visit the Sponsor pages and see their latest products as well as ask them any questions you may have!

Mobile App
Our platform is mobile friendly - all you will need is the link and then you can access straight from your phone. No downloading needed.

Help Desk & FAQs
If you experience problems connecting, please contact the Help Desk from the Agenda tab. It will be open today and tomorrow, April 8 and 9, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT, as well as next week during the meeting beginning on April 12 at 7:00 am CDT. Should you need further assistance connecting to the platform, please contact the Help Desk at the following:

  • Click on the red help icon on the bottom right corner or your screen to chat live with a support person.
  • Call (480) 618-5121
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Any other questions, please contact Annual Meeting at am@afpm.org.

By registering for this meeting you signify that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by AFPM's policies on fees, cancellation, anti-trust, ethical conduct, and photo release described below.

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.

Cancellation Policy
Content will be available following the conference, therefore, all refunds/cancellations must be submitted in writing and emailed by March 19 with no penalty. No refunds will be accepted after March 19. No telephone cancellations. Substitute conference registrations may be made with no penalty. Substitutions can be made online by the individual who entered the registration or can be submitted in writing to AM@afpm.org.

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.

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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.