The AFPM Security Conference is the only one of its kind unique to the fuel refining and petrochemical manufacturing industries. The 2023 Security Conference is a forum for corporate and site security personnel to explore current topics relating to security at facilities, regulations, policies, and global developments that may impact your business assets or personal safety. Join the discussion to learn more about how our industries operate in an era of enhanced security.

The AFPM Security Conference is the longest running security conference designed for the refining and petrochemical industries.

Join us for information sharing, networking, and lively discussions in April.

Online registration closes April 7. 

Thursday April 13, 2023
7:15 am - 6:45 pm
7:45 am - 8:00 am
Presentation of Colors and Opening Remarks
8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:05 am - 9:50 am
9:55 am - 10:45 am
10:45 am - 11:10 am
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
1:35 pm - 2:35 pm
2:35 pm - 3:00 pm
3:05 pm - 4:05 pm
4:10 pm - 5:15 pm
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Networking Reception
Friday April 14, 2023
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Morning Coffee
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:55 am
9:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:45 am
10:50 am - 11:45 am
11:50 am - 12:50 pm
12:55 pm - 1:00 pm
Closing Remarks
Time Title
7:15 am - 6:45 pm Registration
7:45 am - 8:00 am Presentation of Colors and Opening Remarks
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Moderator: Alfonso Cavazos — Security and Quality Advisor, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA
9:05 am - 9:50 am
Sarah Jacob — DHS UAS Security Branch
Sunny Westcott — DHS
9:55 am - 10:45 am
Mike Guidry — CEO & President, Guidry Group
Elias Quinn — Program Officer & Consultant, AcuTech Consulting Group
Moderator: Shane Ward — Area Security Manager, FSO & IPO, BASF Corporation
10:45 am - 11:10 am Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
William Wilkins, PhD — Executive Director, Global Security & Construction Management, Valero Energy Corporation
Moderator: Shane Ward — Area Security Manager, FSO & IPO, BASF Corporation
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
1:35 pm - 2:35 pm
Austin Orr — Computer Science R&D, Sandia National Laboratories
Moderator: Glen Elsberry — Director, Security and Regulatory Compliance, Hunt Refining Company
2:35 pm - 3:00 pm Break
3:05 pm - 4:05 pm
Bill Robinson — Security Manager, PBF Energy Inc.
Jerry Jerdine, Jr., MBA, CPP — Corporate Security Manager, Ergon, Inc.
Gary Messner — U.S. Coast Guard
4:10 pm - 5:15 pm
Moderator: Jeff Culver — Senior Counsel EH&S, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
5:15 pm - 6:45 pm Networking Reception
Time Title
7:30 am - 8:00 am Morning Coffee
7:30 am - 1:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 8:55 am
Moderator: Jeff Culver — Senior Counsel EH&S, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Marco Ayala — Director, ICS Cybersecurity and Sector Lead, 1898 & Co.
Mary Rose Martinez — VP, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Marathon Petroleum Corporation
Moderator: Mike Carpenter — Head of Cyber Security Audit & Remediation, BASF Corporation
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:50 am - 11:45 am
Captain Meyers — U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
11:50 am - 12:50 pm
Gary Scheibe — Security Manager, Pemex Deer Park
Moderator: Don Ostman — Chief Security Officer & Global Security Leader, DuPont Specialty Products USA, LLC
12:55 pm - 1:00 pm Closing Remarks


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

Registration Fees



Available To

Member Registration – Early



Member Registration - Late


Refining Member
Petrochemical Member
International Member
Associate Member
Mid Stream Member
Special/Temporary Member

Non-Member Registration - Early   



Non-Member Registration - Late



Spouse Registration




Advance Program and Registration Form

The advance program is currently unavailable. Please check back soon.


Reservations cannot be made prior to registration. Once your registration is complete, you will receive a link to make a hotel reservation. You can also find the link to reserve your housing at the top of your confirmation email.

Be sure to register and reserve your room by March 20. Any rooms requested after March 13th will be made on a space available basis and at the prevailing rate.

The Westin Riverwalk
420 W Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Guest Room:
City View Rate: $239.00 Single/Double Occupancy
River View Rate: $269.00 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 prior to the conference that all staff and attendees must follow while present at the conference.

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

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

Spouse/Guest Policy
A guest is a spouse/significant other, friend or an adult child (18 years old or older) who is not in an industry-related occupation. A co-worker, an associate or 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 SC@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 SC@afpm.org.

Cancellations may be made by March 3, 2023 with no penalty. Written cancellations received between March 4 and March 17, 2023 will receive a refund of fees, less a $100 processing fee. No refunds after March 17, 2023. 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 & 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 am;
• 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 AFPM Security Conference.

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


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

Meeting Attire:

Business Casual


Taxi: Approximately $30 one way from San Antonio International Airport.