Overview

The AFPM International Petrochemical Conference is one of the largest petrochemical events in the world, attracting more than thousands of participants from companies across the globe. In addition to private meeting spaces and networking events, attendees will hear from industry leaders on key political, economic and environmental issues facing the petrochemical industry.

Affiliate Request
If you are interested in holding a meeting space or suite at this year’s IPC, please contact Morgan Molnar and Katharine Nesslage at ipcsuites@afpm.org for more information.

Get your brand in front of thousands of decision-makers! Contact Latoya Britt at sponsorships@afpm.org for more information on sponsorships for IPC.

Download the sponsorship brochure

 

Sunday March 24, 2024
08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Registration
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Monday March 25, 2024
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast
07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
09:50 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday March 26, 2024
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast
07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Time Title
08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Registration
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Time Title
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast
07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
James Stavridis — USN, Retired, Vice Chair, Global Affairs and a Managing Director
09:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Chris Krebs — Former Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Robert Benedict — Vice President, Petrochemicals and Midstream, AFPM
Greg Skelton — Head of Government Relations for the Americas, SABIC
Tracey Campbell — EVP, Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, LyondellBasell Industries
Kerri Reyer — Director, Plastics & Product Life Cycle, ExxonMobil Corporation
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Sebastian Rau — Head of Data Science, ICIS
Jason Gislason — Chief Digital Officer, Chevron Phillips Chemical
Michael Hotaling — Digital Operations Execellence Manager, ExxonMobil
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Scott Dutton — Vice President, Human Resources, TPC Group
Kristen Starodub — Consulting Principal, Deloitte
Jenn Hamm — Head of Human Resources, BASF
Alison Jones — Chief Strategy Officer, ICIS
Time Title
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
Breakfast
07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration
08:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Dewey Johnson — Senior Vice President & Global Lead, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS, A Dow Jones Company
David Yankovitz — Principal / Cross-business US Chemicals Market Leader, Deloitte
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Jenny Hebert — Vice President, Business Transformation, Ketjen Corporation
Gulay Serhatkulu — SVP, Petrochemicals NA, BASF Corporation
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Ian Bremmer — CEO, Eurasia Group

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 28, 2024. Registration fees increase by $100 on February 29, 2024. Online registration closes March 22, 2024.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made by February 23, 2024 with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between February 24 and March 8, 2024 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after March 8, 2024. No telephone cancellations.

Registration Fees
Name Price Available To
Member Registration - Early $900.00 Members/Government
Member Registration - Late $1,000.00 Members/Government
Non-Member Registration - Early $1,400.00 Non-Members
Non-Member Registration - Late $1,500.00 Non-Members
Spouse Registration $100.00

Special Events

All ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only. Tickets can be purchased at time of 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.

International Petrochemical Luncheon table of 10 ticket sales conclude on February 28. Individual tickets for the International Petrochemical Luncheon may be purchased through March 15. 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
International Petrochemical Luncheon - Table of 10
Luncheon Table $1,250.00 Members
International Petrochemical Luncheon: Managing Risk in an Unstable World
Luncheon Ticket $125.00 Registered Attendees Only

Details

Below please find additional information for this year's conference.

Affiliates

If you are interested in holding a meeting space or suite at this year’s IPC, please contact Morgan Molnar and Katharine Nesslage at ipcsuites@afpm.org for more information.

Meeting Attire:

Business

Travel:

Taxi: Approximate cost from San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to the downtown hotels is approximately $30 one way.

Parking: Valet - $57.00 USD; Self-Parking - $45.00 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 special email 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 registration confirmation email.

Be sure to register and reserve your room by February 28, 2024. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date. 

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-2600

Guest Room
Rate: $241.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-3901

Guest Room
Rate: $244.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
889 East Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Guest Room
Rate: $244.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Westin Riverwalk Hotel
420 Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205-2920

Guest Room - City View
Rate: $239.00 Single/Double Occupancy

Guest Room - River View
Rate: $259.00 Single/Double Occupancy

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 IPC@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 IPC@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by February 23, 2024, with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between February 24 and March 8, 2024, will receive a refund of fees less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after March 8, 2024. No telephone cancellations.

Ticket Refund Policy: Individual
Refunds will be made on individual tickets purchased if request is received in writing on or before February 23, 2024. No refunds after February 23. Ticketed functions are open to registered attendees only.

Ticket Refund Policy: Tables of 10

Refunds will be made on tables of tickets purchased if request is received in writing on or before February 23, 2024. No refunds after February 23. 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 International Petrochemical Conference.

If you are interested in being a sponsor at this year’s IPC, please contact Latoya Britt at sponsorships@afpm.org for more information.

Name Description Price
Diamond Sponsor - Non Member Description: Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 International Petrochemical Conference for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 International Petrochemical Conference for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Benefits are: 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 and meeting app, Recognition in the General Session, Complimentary registrations (5), 45-minute Petrochemical Industry Experts Showcase sessions on Tuesday morning that will kick-off the morning General Session. This session can be on any subject of the company's choosing and is a tremendous opportunity for your Company to be featured during the General Session and showcase your company as a leader in the Petrochemical Industry, Push notifications will be sent via AFPM meeting app to all registrants leading up to your sponsored content session on Monday afternoon, A centrally located table outside of the general session for your company to provide Company collateral before and after the general session. $35,000 Select
IPC Luncheon Sponsor This event brings together all conference attendees for lunch and a keynote presentation on Tuesday afternoon. This year's timely keynote will be delivered by Ian Bremmer, Geopolitical Expert, Head of Eurasia Group. Will be detail how political risk is creating new sets of business winners and losers. 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 luncheon. Your company will have a centrally located reserved table for 10 at luncheon. This sponsorship opportunity also includes 8 complimentary registrations. $35,000 Select
Diamond Sponsors - AFPM Member Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 International Petrochemical Conference for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 International Petrochemical Conference for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Benefits are: 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 and meeting app, Recognition in the General Session, Complimentary registrations (5), 45-minute Petrochemical Industry Experts Showcase sessions on Tuesday morning that will kick-off the morning General Session. This session can be on any subject of the company's choosing and is a tremendous opportunity for your Company to be featured during the General Session and showcase your company as a leader in the Petrochemical Industry, Push notifications will be sent via AFPM meeting app to all registrants leading up to your sponsored content session on Monday afternoon, A centrally located table outside of the general session for your company to provide Company collateral before and after the general session. $25,000 Select
Branded Escalators, Elevators, Floor, and Window Clings Make a big impact by placing your company or institution-design artwork in various prominent areas within AFPM's IPC space. $25,000 Select
Welcome Reception Sponsor This signature event brings together attendees for an evening of cocktails and networking on Sunday. It's a perfect opportunity to have your company brand showcased as a leader in the industry. This sponsorship includes recognition in printed materials, onsite signage, and ability to provide company branded items for the event. This sponsorship opportunity also includes 5 complimentary registrations. Push notifications will be sent via AFPM meeting app to all registrants leading up to the commencement of the Welcome Reception with your company logo. $25,000 Select
Gold Sponsor (Unlimited) - Non Member Description: Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 International Petrochemical Conference for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Benefits are: 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 and meeting app, Recognition in the General Session $20,000 Select
Petrochemical Leadership Luncheon Sponsor This is a formal meeting of the AFPM petrochemical committee open to invited guests. Luncheon attendees are provided updates on current items of interest and briefings from preeminent executives on the latest topics impacting the petrochemical industry. You will have the ability to invite 6 guests (including your staff). Logo table signs will be place on the tables, recognition on the screen and in the printed material. Ability to hand out collateral upon completion of the event. This sponsorship opportunity also includes 4 complimentary registrations. $20,000 Select
WIFI Sponsor 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
Gold Sponsor (Unlimited) - AFPM Member Interested in an overall elevated presence at the 2024 International Petrochemical Conference for your company? Take advantage of one of these high-visibility bundles for your best overall sponsorship value. Benefits are: 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 and meeting app, Recognition in the General Session $10,000 Select
Specialty Coffee There are opportunities on both Sunday and Monday to bring an exceptional, engaging, and delicious craft coffee experience to the conference. You have the opportunity to brand every cup of coffee with your logo. The approximate total of this sponsorship is approximately $20,000 and will be determined based upon the number of cups of coffee served and could vary from the estimate above. This sponsorship opportunity also includes a complimentary registration. $2,500 Select