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