We’re excited to announce the Labor Relations/Human Resources Conference is back and in person! Join industry leaders and experts to learn about potential solutions to current workforce challenges and gain insight on navigating the road ahead.

Please click the agenda tab on the left to learn more about our great line-up this year.  As part of your registration, this conference offers both HRCI and SHRM continuing education credits.

We know our industry is only as strong as our employees and our employees are only as strong as the support systems we provide for them. Ensuring our teams have the proper resources and skills is vital to the world of the refining, petrochemical manufacturing, and midstream sectors. 

Join esteemed speakers, panel discussions, and networking events that will help you maximize your organizational expertise. 

See you in Houston!

Tuesday April 26, 2022
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:20 am
8:20 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Coffee Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday April 27, 2022
7:30 am - 12:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Coffee Break
9:45 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Time Title
7:00 am - 6:30 pm Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:20 am
8:20 am - 9:00 am
John Ring — Board Member (Previous Chairman), National Labor Relations Board
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Joe McCabe — Human Resources Director, Flint Hills Resources
10:00 am - 10:15 am Coffee Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Michael T. Welsh — Senior Advisor, Labor Relations, Phillips 66
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Brad Obuchowski — Managing Director, Human Capital Advisory, KPMG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bob Sheeder — Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Germaine Hunter — Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Marathon Petroleum Company
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Ericka Perryman — Director, Issues Communications, AFPM
Charlie Turner — Director, Brand and Marketing Communications, AFPM
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Leticia Roinesdal — Senior Manager Organization Transformation & Talent, Deloitte
Patti Wilkie — Principal Global Employer Services, Deloitte
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Time Title
7:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration
7:30 am - 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Introduction: Holly Price — Engagement Manager, McKinsey
Moderator: Alex Camp — Partner , McKinsey
Dale Friedrichs — Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Global Projects, LyondellBasell
Sonya Reed — Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications, Phillips 66
Stacie Farrell — Vice President, HR Operations , Valero
9:30 am - 9:45 am Coffee Break
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Dr. Vijay Swarup — Senior Technology Director, Corporate Strategic Planning , ExxonMobil Corporation
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Philip Brzozowski — Vice President, Labor & Employee Relations, Marathon Petroleum Company

Registration Fees

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 online. Registration fees increase by $100 onsite. Online registration closes on April 22, 2022.


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Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations may be made by March 18, 2022 with no penalty. Cancellations must be submitted in writing. Written cancellations postmarked, faxed, or emailed between March 19 and April 1, 2022 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after April 1, 2022. No telephone cancellations.

Hotel 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 April 22. The room block rate cannot be guaranteed after this date.

Royal Sonesta Houston
2222 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

Guest Room
Rate: $199.00 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.

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.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR negative PCR test required
AFPM values your support of our events. Your health and safety and that of all our registrants is of the utmost importance. Therefore, we have decided to require all in-person participants to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival. This action is part of comprehensive measures taken to protect the health and safety of everyone present at AFPM gatherings and allow us to once again return to face-to-face meetings confidently.

Registration Policy
Those who are present at the site of an AFPM meeting and/or occupy a hotel room in the AFPM room block to conduct business with industry personnel gathered for that meeting are expected to register for that meeting and pay the registration fee, whether or not they attend a specific function.

Member Fee Eligibility
The member rate is based on membership information currently on file with AFPM. If your company is not currently a member, the non-member fees will be charged to your credit card.

Spouse/Guest Policy
A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend or an adult child (18 years old or older) who is not in an industry-related occupation. A co-worker, an associate or spouse who works within the industry may not use the Spouse/Guest Registration category. Guests are not permitted to work the booth. Children under 18 are not permitted in the exhibit hall.

Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations must be submitted in writing and emailed to LRHR@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 LRHR@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by March 18, 2022 with no penalty. Written cancellations received between March 19 and April 1, 2022 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after April 1, 2022. No telephone cancellations.

Recording Policy
Video recording, streaming or broadcasting of 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.


Name Description Price
Bronze Level - Nonmember The Bronze Sponsorship Level includes: - Advanced Attendee List - Post Show Attendee List - Recognition in the General Session - Sponsor Ribbon on Badges - Sponsor logo on signage - 1 Complimentary Registration - Logo on meeting page $5,500 Select