Overview

The AFPM Annual Meeting is 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.

The 2024 Annual Meeting

With the 2024 U.S. presidential election on the horizon, this year’s Annual Meeting will focus on energy markets against an evolving national and geopolitical landscape.

Leading experts Jonathan Haidt, author of The New York Times bestseller “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion”; Nate Silver, founder of The New York Times political blog FiveThirtyEight.com; Amrita Sen, founder and research director at Energy Aspects; and others will share insights into the upcoming election, emerging global issues and energy outlook.

Who should attend Annual Meeting?

Annual Meeting is a must-attend for managers, executives and rising leaders from operating companies, service providers, and suppliers in the downstream sector. Sessions are designed to provide deep insights into the policies, regulations, geopolitics, and disruptions that will affect business in the coming months and years.

 

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Schedule
Sunday March 10, 2024
12:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Registration
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Monday March 11, 2024
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
07:30 AM - 08:45 AM
Government Relations Breakfast
Monday Breakfast
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
General Session
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Monday Lunch
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
General Session
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
General Session
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
General Session
Tuesday March 12, 2024
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Tuesday Breakfast
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM
World Refining Outlook General Session
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Coffee Break
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Key Issues in the 2024 Election Season
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
Coffee Break
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Emergency Response: Fluorine Free Fire Fighting Foam - What You Should Know
Sponsored Content: Detect Technologies
Time Title
12:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Registration
05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Time Title
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
07:30 AM - 08:45 AM
Government Relations Breakfast
Steve Daines, Office of Sen. Steve Daines
Monday Breakfast
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Will Hurd — Managing Director; Former U.S. Congressional Representative, Allen & Company LLC
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
General Session
Nate Silver — Founder of FiveThirtyEight; Former Editor-in-Chief and a Special Correspondent for ABC News
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Monday Lunch
Ruthe Farmer — Founder & CEO, Last Mile Education Fund
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
General Session
Margaret Brennan — Moderator of CBS News’ Face The Nation & CBS News’ Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
General Session
Amrita Sen — Founder and Director of Research at Energy Aspects
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
General Session
Cooper Ericksen — Senior Vice President, Product, BEV and Mobility Planning and Strategy
Time Title
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Tuesday Breakfast
07:45 AM - 08:45 AM
World Refining Outlook General Session
Susan Grissom — Chief Industry Analyst, AFPM
John R. Auers — Managing Director, RBN Energy
Debnil Chowdhury — Vice President, Head of Americas Refining, S&P Global
Alan Gelder — Vice President Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Wood Mackenzie
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Jeffrey Sexton — Refining Technology Director, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Tim Fitzgibbon, McKinsey & Company
Austin Lin — Principal Analyst, Refining & Oils Markets, Wood Mackenzie
Scott Sayles — Manager of Renewable Fuels and Alternative Feeds, Becht
Keith Couch — Senior Director - Business Development, Honeywell UOP
Angela Osborne — GM, Hydroprocessing & Renewables, Honeywell UOP
Thomas Hale Chunat — Director, Technical Excellence, Motiva Enterprises LLC
Gilad Cohen — CEO and Co-founder, Imubit, Inc.
Khush Nariman — Partner, McKinsey & Company
Regan Howell — VP - COO, Monroe Energy, LLC
Habib Quazi — Global Aromatics Marketing Manager
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sterling Neblett — Vice President & General Manager, Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
John Campbell — Sr. Director Product Management, AspenTech
Will Booth — Principal, BCG
Harnish Jani — Managing Director and Partner, BCG
Shirley Ike — Global Director, Digital Consulting, Wood
Tiera Lacorte — Diversity Equity and Inclusion and Learning Programs Lead, Monroe Energy, LLC
Mark Schumann — International Executive Coach, PCC
Eric M Legare — Manager, Staff Engineering, Chevron Lummus Global, Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
Gregory Savage — North America HPI Vertical Leader, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Delbert R Grotewold — Renewable Fuels Domain Expert, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions
Priyesh Thakker — Principal Hydroprocessing Engineer, Topsoe, Inc.
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Jonathan Haidt — American Social Psychologist; Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 Global Thinkers; Global Experts on the Psychology of Morality
02:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Coffee Break
02:15 PM - 03:15 PM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Key Issues in the 2024 Election Season
Geoffrey Moody — Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Policy, AFPM
Jaime Zarraby — Senior Vice President, Communications, AFPM
Ashlee R. Stephenson — President, AxAdvocacy, AxAdvocacy
Jolie Rhinehart — GM, San Francisco Refinery, Phillips 66
Deseri Garcia — President, Vida Aventura
Sterling Neblett — Vice President & General Manager, Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex, CITGO Petroleum Corporation
Alan Palmer — Global Practice Lead, JMJ
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM
Coffee Break
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Emergency Response: Fluorine Free Fire Fighting Foam - What You Should Know
Thomas Noah — Refinery Manager, Countrymark Cooperative Holding Corporation
Fritz Kin — Director of Refining Safety, Security & Emergency Response, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Jeffrey Sexton — Refining Technology Director, Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Roger Dewing — Executive Director of Carbon Management, Air Products and Chemicals
Sponsored Content: Detect Technologies

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 February 9. Registration fees increase by February 10. Online registration closes on March 8, 2024.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made on or before February 9, 2024, with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between February 10 and February 23, 2024, will receive a refund fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after February 23, 2024. No telephone cancellations. 

Registration Fees
Name Price Available To
Member Registration - Early $1,500.00 Member/Government
Member Registration - Late $1,600.00 Member/Government
Non-Member Registration - Early $2,500.00 Non-Members
Non-Member Registration - Late $2,600.00 Non-Members
Spouse Registration $100.00

Special Events

All ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only. Tickets can be purchased at time of registration. To purchase tickets after registration is completed, click on Register Now, save through to the Events page 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.  

Ticket sales conclude when online registration closes March 8. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site. No refunds on ticketed functions after February 23, 2024.

Special Events Fees
Name Price Available To
Government Relations Breakfast
GR Breakfast Ticket $75.00 Registered Attendees Only
Annual Luncheon
Annual Luncheon Ticket $125.00 Registered Attendees Only
Annual Luncheon - Table of 10
Annual Luncheon - Table of 10 $1,250.00 Members Only

Details

Affiliates:

If you are interested in holding a meeting space or suite at this year’s Annual Meeting, please contact Katharine Nesslage at amsuites@afpm.org for more information.

Meeting Attire:

Business

Travel:

Taxi: Approximate cost from Dallas Fort-Worth Airport (6.0 miles) to the Gaylord Resort is $30 one way. Cost from Dallas Love Field Airport (21 miles) to the Gaylord Resort is $50 one way.

Parking: Valet - $45.00 USD; Self-Parking - $25.00 USD. Plus applicable taxes

Meeting App:

The AFPM Meeting app contains an up to date attendee list, up-to-the-minute program details, session surveys, speaker information, as well as information regarding hospitality suites. Also, be sure to use the app to connect with attendees at the conference through the exclusive messaging service provided through the app. The app will be available to registered attendees two (2) weeks before the conference.

Housing

Reservations cannot be made prior to 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 February 8. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

Guest Room:
Rate: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy
Deposit: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Resort Fee:
Daily Resort Rate: $20.00
Please note the rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 13%. The daily resort fee will cover several amenities, which include: wired and wireless high-speed internet access, (2) in-room bottled waters, discounted individual transportation service/City of Grapevine shuttle, local/domestic and long distance phone calls, fitness center and pool access.

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.

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 AM@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 AM@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made on or before February 9, 2024 with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between February 10 and February 23, 2024 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after February 23, 2024. No telephone cancellations.

Individual Ticket Refund Policy


Refunds will be made on individual tickets purchased, if request is received in writing prior to February 23, 2024. No refunds after February 23. Ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only.

Table Ticket Refund Policy


Refunds will be made on tables of tickets for the Annual Luncheon purchased, if request is received in writing prior to February 23, 2024. No refunds on tables after February 23, 2024. Ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only.

Recording Policy
Video recording, streaming or broadcasting of the exhibit hall, general sessions, workshops and discussions 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.

Sponsorship Information

Show your support for the industry and get additional exposure at the conference by sponsoring at the Annual Meeting.

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

 

Name Description Price
Welcome Reception at the Glass Cactus - (Members Only) Be a part of this energetic social gathering at the Annual Meeting. The event will bring together all attendees to mix and mingle on the opening evening of the event at a popular venue on the Gaylord Texan property, with beautiful views of Lake Grapevine. In addition to the regular benefits, additional benefits include signage on the on-property shuttles, a welcome sign at the venue, and 4 complimentary registrations. Optional add-on features include additional branding at the venue, custom napkins or plastic cups, welcome branded giveaways, etc. at the sponsor’s expense. $50,000 Select
Diamond Sponsorship (4 Opportunities) - AFPM Member Only Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 20243 Annual Meeting for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. All the benefits of the Gold sponsorship, plus: Complimentary registrations (6), Complimentary annual luncheon registrations (6), Complimentary government relations breakfast registrations (6), Priority placement on timing of sponsored content session, Podcast: This is a unique opportunity for company representative(s) to participate onsite during the annual meeting in recording a podcast and reaching listeners of the The Main Column, a weekly podcast from Hydrocarbon Processing Magazine for the downstream, petrochemical, refining and gas processing industries. $45,000 Select
Gold Sponsor - Non Member Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 Annual Meeting for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for our best sponsorship value. Benefits include: Access to pre and post conference attendee lists, Ads/logos on event marketing materials, website, and on-site signage, Company logo on AFPM event page with url link to company website, Recognition via AFPM social channels, Recognition on prominent screen in atrium of the Gaylord visible by all meeting participants, (5) Complimentary registrations, 60-minute sponsored content session that will run concurrently with AFPM's technical sessions on Tuesday, March 12th. Provide an exclusive 60-minute session that is open and advertised to all Annual Meeting attendees that will run concurrent with our educational sessions. This session can be on any subject of the company's choosing and is a tremendous opportunity to highlight an emerging technology or new product. $40,000 Select
Annual Luncheon Sponsor Be the official sponsor of our highly anticipated Annual Luncheon. This is a must-attend for managers, executives and rising leaders from operating companies, service providers, and suppliers in the downstream sector. The sponsor will be recognized during opening remarks at the Annual Luncheon. For additional visibility, you may bring three pull-up banners to place in the room. This sponsorship opportunity also includes 4 complimentary registrations and 10 tickets for the annual luncheon. $35,000 Select
Gold Sponsorship - AFPM Member Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 Annual Meeting for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for our best sponsorship value. Benefits include: Access to pre and post conference attendee lists, Ads/logos on event marketing materials, website, and on-site signage, Company logo on AFPM event page with url link to company website, Recognition via AFPM social channels, Recognition on prominent screen in atrium of the Gaylord visible by all meeting participants, (5) Complimentary registrations, 60-minute sponsored content session that will run concurrently with AFPM's technical sessions on Tuesday, March 12th. Provide an exclusive 60-minute session that is open and advertised to all Annual Meeting attendees that will run concurrent with our educational sessions. This session can be on any subject of the company's choosing and is a tremendous opportunity to highlight an emerging technology or new product. $30,000 Select
Silver Sponsorship (Unlimited) - Non Member Description: Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 20243 Annual Meeting for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Complimentary registrations (2), Access to pre and post conference attendee lists, Ads/logos on event marketing materials, website, and on-site signage, Company logo on AFPM event page with url link to company website, Recognition via AFPM social channels, Recognition on prominent screen in atrium of the Gaylord visible by all meeting participants. $25,000 Select
Women in Industry Luncheon Sponsor Be the official sponsor of this highly anticipated event that brings together women in the refining and petrochemical industry to network and share experiences. Recognition includes branding opportunities such as your logo displayed on all AFPM Women in Industry email communications prior to the event. During the event, your logo will be displayed on the screen and your company will be recognized from the mainstage by the host. You will also be given a brief speaking opportunity of limited duration at the event to welcome the group. For additional visibility, you may bring three pull-up banners to place in the room, logoed gifts for each attendee as a memento of the occasion and/or branded materials at the discretion of the sponsor. This sponsorship opportunity also includes 2 complimentary registrations. $20,000 Select
Networking Break Sponsor Sponsor the networking breaks for Monday activities. In addition to the food & beverages offered, this sponsorship includes the ability to have to have 6ft table display during the day for your company. You may display collateral and utilize branded signage. This sponsorship will also be recognized in the printed materials. this sponsorship opportunity also includes a complimentary registration. $20,000 Select
Chairman's Reception Sponsor (AFPM Members Only) This invitation only event brings together the executive committee and board of directors of the organization along with key members of our associate member community. Prime billing on the program, on-site signage and acknowledgement during remarks at the event. This sponsorship opportunity also includes 2 complimentary registrations. $20,000 Select
Charging Station Sponsor A built-in station that serve as a charging station for our conference attendees. In addition to the regular benefits, this sponsorship also includes your logo featured on prominent clings to showcase your company logo on the wall behind each table and 2 complimentary registrations. $15,000 Select
Meeting App Sponsor AFPM’s new Meeting App provides an invaluable tool for all attendees to access the agenda, room locations, presentations, polls, surveys, hospitality, and meeting room locations, registration list, and even message fellow attendees. In addition to the regular benefits, this opportunity includes a highly visible banner ad seen by all attendees who access the app, and 2 complimentary registrations. $15,000 Select
WIFI Be the company that makes it possible for attendees to access meeting information, presentations, handouts, files, and more. The WIFI password will be your company’s name, and users will be redirected to a URL of your choosing. This sponsorship opportunity also includes 2 complimentary registrations. $15,000 Select
Silver Sponsor (Unlimited) - AFPM Member Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 20243 Annual Meeting for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Complimentary registrations (2), Access to pre and post conference attendee lists, Ads/logos on event marketing materials, website, and on-site signage, Company logo on AFPM event page with url link to company website, Recognition via AFPM social channels, Recognition on prominent screen in atrium of the Gaylord visible by all meeting participants. $15,000 Select
Human-centric Leadership Session Sponsor Be the official sponsor of this highly anticipated session at the Annual Meeting. During the event, your logo will be displayed on the screen and your company will be recognized from the mainstage by the host. Subject to AFPM approval, you will also be given the opportunity to present a video of limited duration at the beginning of the session to welcome the group. For additional visibility, you may bring three pull-up banners to place in the room, logoed gifts for each attendee as a memento of the occasion and/or branded materials at the discretion of the sponsor. This sponsorship opportunity also includes a complimentary registration. $10,000 Select
Future Leaders Reception Sponsor (Members Only) Be the official sponsor of this important event that brings together our industry’s future leaders In addition to the regular benefits, you will be given the opportunity to provide a brief welcome at the start of the event as well as 1 complimentary registration. $10,000 Select
Branding Escalators, Window/Floor Clings, and Bridge Banners Cost: $2,500 Per Cling sponsorship fee + Cost of cling /banner production, installation, and dismantle, and hotel service fee. Make a big impact by placing your company-designed artwork in various prominent areas within AFPM’s Summit meeting space. Contact AFPM for details. $2,500 Select