Sunday October 17, 2021
09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Welcome Reception
Monday October 18, 2021
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM
07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Remarks

2021 Petrochemical Heritage Award Presentation
Jim Teague, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Products Partners

Keynote Speaker
Ambassador Bolton will share his unique understanding of foreign policies, as well as the impact of trade agreements on international partnerships and the global business environment.

John Bolton , Former National Security Advisor & U.S. Ambassador to the UN
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Join AFPM CEO Chet Thompson and CEOs of Petrochemical Companies to reflect on the most pressing topics facing the Petrochemicals Industry.

Chet Thompson, AFPM, CEO

Richard Rowe, CEO, Arkema
Mike Nagle, CEO, Olefins & Polymers USA, INEOS
BJ Hebert, President and COO, Chevron Phillips Chemical
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Invitation Only
02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Future of Sustainability – Innovation, Ingenuity, and Collaboration in the Petrochemical Industry
This session will discuss developing technologies to address sustainability issues.

Dave Yankovitz, Chemical Leader, Deloitte

Benny Mermans, Vice President of Sustainability, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Rob Flores, Vice President of Sustainability, Berry Global
April Crow, Vice President of External Affairs / Investor Relations, Circulate Capital

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Disruptors & Recovery in the Petrochemical Industry – The Current and Future State of the Industry in the Post - COVID Era
This session includes leading experts’ thoughts on the current and future states of the petrochemical industry, and how the COVID-19 pandemic drastically shaped the future of the petrochemical industry.

Jeremy Pafford, Head of North America, Market Development, ICIS

Warren Wilczewski, Industry Economist, US EIA
Mark Eramo, Global Vice President, IHS Markit
Bob Kumpf, PhD, Material Science, Specialist Executive, Deloitte

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Embracing the Power of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion - Drivers for a Better Business
Join our panel of DEI and talent professionals to learn what works and what doesn’t as you evaluate your own workforce and consider the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Gillian Morris, Principal, Advisory, Strategy, KPMG
Sarah Ramirtha, Financial Analyst and D&L Leader, BASF
Stacy Putman, Manager, Advocacy / Leadership & Workforce Development /Strategic Technology, INEOS
Jenny Hebert, Sales Director AMERICAS, Clean Fuels Technologies, Albemarle
Lanier Robertson, Head of Human Resources Americas, SABIC
Tuesday October 19, 2021
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

Curious to learn more about how AFPM is addressing our most pressing issues? Join AFPM’s Derrick Morgan, Rob Benedict and Jaime Zarraby for coffee and the opportunity to ask your most pressing questions.
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Digital Transformation in the Petrochemical Industry – Leveraging Technology to Achieve Business Goals (In-Person Only)
What does digital transformation mean for the petrochemical industry? This panel will share their journeys from changing culture, leveraging technology to achieve business goals, and planning for the future.

Peter Reynolds, Principal Analyst, Energy and Chemicals

Anup Sharma, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, LyondellBasell
Suresh Vaidyanathan, General Manager, Refining Business Improvement & Chief Engineer, Phillips 66
11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Keynote Speaker
Isaacson provides an analysis of common traits of some of America’s greatest leaders and how those traits can be used to empower today’s business leaders, fostering the creativity necessary to compete in a new century of globalization.

Walter Isaacson – Renowned Historian / Author

Price: $125.00

In-person - Luncheon is open to registered attendees only. Badge & ticket are required to gain admittance. Reserved Seating is available with purchase of a table of 6 only. Tables of 6 are only available to members. Tickets must be purchased by October 1. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

Virtual – Virtual registrants are welcome to join other virtual registrants for lunch conversation and networking at video “tables” prior to viewing the presentation. There is no additional fee to attend this session for virtual registrants.