Sunday March 27, 2022
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday March 28, 2022
7:30 am - 8:00 am
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Afshin Molavi — Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Opening Remarks

2022 Petrochemical Heritage Award Presentation

Morning Keynote: The Five Disruption-Proof Trends Shaping Our World & Their Impact on Politics, Business & Technology

Afshin Molavi, Senior Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

From rapid urbanization and growing middle classes to unprecedented connectivity and technology acceleration, Ashfin Molavi, navigates audiences through five key demographic and universal growth trends that are reshaping our world. Afshin will discuss how these trends to impacting energy demand, and more specifically petrochemical industry.  He describes these shifts as “disruption-proof” in that they transcend our day-to-day political, economic and trade developments. Understanding their importance will help any organization navigate the competitive global landscape for the next twenty-five years.

10:15 am - 11:15 am
Moderator: Mary Kurian — Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals NA, BASF Corporation
Mike Nagle — CEO, INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA
Torkel Rhenman — Executive Vice President, Intermediates and Derivatives, and Refining, LyondellBasell Industries
Chet Thompson — President and CEO, AFPM

Join AFPM CEO Chet Thompson and CEOs of leading petrochemical companies to discuss the most pressing issues facing the petrochemical industry. Topics will include sustainability, ESG, market opportunities, and challenges facing the industry in 2022 and beyond.

11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Invitation Only
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Raphael Crawford — President, Catalysts, Albemarle Corporation
Rachel Meidl — Senior Fellow, Rice University
Tony Palmer — VP Circular Plastics & Sustainability, IHS Markit
Geoff Tuff — Principal and Innovation Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Tony Chovanec — Senior Vice President, Fundamentals/Supply Appraisal, Enterprise
Dan Elliott — Partner, GKG Law and Former Surface Transportation Board Chairman
Roger Guenther — Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
James Ray — Vice President for Consulting, Americas, ICIS
Tim Wilkins — Managing Partner, Bracewell LLC
Rachel Goldman — Partner, Bracewell
Jeffrey Hales — Chair, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Mitch Toomey — Director of Sustainability, BASF

Sustainability in the Petrochemical Industry - Addressing the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow
Join this panel discussion to gain insight on the petrochemical industry’s pursuit of a sustainable future and how we’re creating a circular economy for our products. This session includes discussions of the value of our products, efforts to operate more sustainably including reducing emissions and plastic waste, and other sustainability initiatives consistent with AFPM’s sustainability pillars (environmental stewardship; health and safety; thriving people and communities; and driving progress).

Raphael Crawford, President, Catalysts, Albemarle Corporation

Rachel Meidl, Senior Fellow, Rice University
Tony Palmer, VP Circular Plastics & Sustainability, IHS Markit
Geoff Tuff, Innovation lead, Deloitte Manufacturing

Sponsored by: Albemarle Corporation

Supply Chain Dynamics - Logistics Opportunities and Challenges
The nation’s midstream sector - the integrated system of pipelines, railroads, ports, waterways, roads and storage facilities - is the backbone of the petrochemical supply chain. Recent events have highlighted the importance of midstream issues to our industry and how new legislation and policy could have a drastic impact on midstream sector in the future. In this panel discussion, hear the latest issues and opportunities from industry leaders in our energy supply chain.

Rob Benedict, Vice President, Petrochemicals & Midstream, AFPM

Tony Chovanec, Senior Vice President, Fundamentals/Supply Appraisal, Enterprise
Dan Elliott, Partner, GKG Law and Former Surface Transportation Board Chairman
Roger Guenther, Executive Director, Port of Houston Authority
James Ray, Vice President for Consulting, Americas, ICIS

Environment, Social, and Governance - The Three Letters (ESG) Transforming Business
In recent years, investors have been strategically investing their money in step with evolving value statements. As a result, environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are driving business decisions across most industries, including the petrochemical sector. This panel will discuss what ESG is, why it matters, how it is driving business decisions, and strategies to report and address ESG issues. Join investor relations experts, ESG standards board representatives, and leading ESG consultants as they discuss the future of ESG.

Tim Wilkins, Managing Partner, Bracewell LLC

Rachel Goldman, Partner, Bracewell
Jeffrey Hales, Chair of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)
Mitch Toomey, Director of Sustainability, BASF

Tuesday March 29, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Moderator: Justine Smith — Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals, Chevron Phillips Chemical
Karen S. Carter — Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Inclusion Officer, Dow
Kyle Pierce — Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, LyondellBasell Industries
Stephanie Stachura — Principal, Energy, Resources, and Industrials, Deloitte Consulting LLP

It is hard to identify one thing that has caused ‘the great resignation’. It is likely several factors, many related to COVID. In this session, we will focus on how to build a more resilient culture by creating a more sustainable work environment. We will discuss key points on how to attract, engage, and retain top talent, ensure performance is at its peak, identify “ideal team player” competencies, manage wellness and life-balance issues, increase workplace flexibility and nimbleness, and most of all, how to ensure in-person and remote communications support and promote a positive work environment.

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nigel Davis — Insight Editor & Course Director, ICIS
Tony Potter — Vice President – Chemicals, Derivatives, Plastics & Materials, S&P Global Commodity Insights
Nathan Schaffer — Vice President Petrochemicals, Wood Mackenzie
Charles Venezia — Sr. Vice President, Chemicals, Argus

Petrochemicals power the global economy with the many life-saving and life-improving products they make possible. The demand for petrochemicals is expected to grow considerably and rapidly as the global middle class continues to expand. In spite of this, growth in the petrochemical industry faces headwinds and challenges, including supply chain issues, new domestic and international policies, and changing market dynamics. This session includes leading experts’ thoughts on the current state of the petrochemical industry and the future of our industry. Specifically, this panel will feature feedstock availability, technology advancements, supply and demand outlooks, and other factors that could impact these markets.

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Invitation Only
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Michael R. Pompeo — 70th U.S. Secretary of State

Speaker: Michael R. Pompeo, 70th U.S. Secretary of State

Price: $125.00

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 March 4. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.