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Critical to Global Recovery

As the world’s economies fire up for revival it has become clear that downstream, and the products we produce, are critical to global recovery.

To meet this obligation the industry must overcome volatility in demand, changing customer requirements, disrupted operations and an overwhelming imperative to harness technology.

The industry’s most influential figures have answered our rallying cry to unite this October for the most crucial downstream event in a generation to get downstream, and the world, back to business.

Join them at the world’s most trusted destination of industry insight and collaboration, Reuters Events Downstream USA 2021. Where we unite the whole refining, petrochemical, chemical and LNG value chain and lead the charge to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economies across a host of virtual and in-person events.

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A Convergence of The World’s Most Influential Downstream Leaders

Jim Fitterling

Jim Fitterling Chairman & CEO Dow

Bruce Chinn

Bruce Chinn CEO Chevron Phillips Chemical

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson EVP, Downstream & Chemical Chevron

Thomas Gangl

Thomas Gangl CEO Borealis

Alisha Bellezza

Alisha Bellezza President of Thermal & Specialized Solutions CHEMOURS

Lucrèce Foufopoulos

Lucrèce Foufopoulos EVP Polyolefins and Innovation & Technology Borealis

Denise Dignam

Denise Dignam President of Advanced Performance Materials CHEMOURS

Diane Chamberlain

Diane Chamberlain President and Managing Director Baystar Polymers LLC

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Business Critical Insight Across 4 Hybrid Tracks

Four specific agendas for each of the below functions, bolstered by critical cross-functional sessions - this is no ordinary conference.

 

Engineering & Construction

Building Back Downstream

  • CAPEX Decision Making

    Gain the most complete and up to date information, tools and methods to ensure you are making the most informed decisions to maximise ROI and mitigate risk of your project.

  • Resource Capacity

    Assess the impact of the pandemic on the local and global ecosystem your project relies on to secure successful delivery to ensure feasibility of your execution strategy.

  • Executing During Covid

    With every crisis comes opportunity. Gain lessons learned from leading project leadings during the pandemic and how they utilized innovation to respond to challenges and made critical project decisions in real-time.

  • Innovation Scalability

    Key considerations when looking to scale innovation across multiple projects to deliver rapid and sustainable business improvements.

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Reliability & Maintenance

Predictive, Reliable, Economical - Accelerating Digitalization To Drive Down OPEX Costs

  • Utilizing The Power of Predictive

    Implement predictive technologies to predict failures and reduce downtime, creating connected assets with a mobilized workforce to improve labor utilization and field performance.

  • Optimizing APM Strategy

    Integrate process and condition data with advanced analytics to achieve operational reliability, reducing OPEX costs with improved asset health visibility, sensorization, instrumentation, and new digital tools to make data-driven decisions.

  • The Maintenance New-Normal

    Identify the pandemic-related changes to day-to-day maintenance, maximizing remote working capabilities with online training tools and accelerated automation and technology to enhance the collaboration of resources.

  • Holistic Workforce Approach

    Create an innovative culture for continuous improvement, developing the leaders of tomorrow with work order optimization, being agile and reliable by design to boost maintenance economics, and achieve reliability excellence.

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Shutdowns & Turnarounds

Digital, Agile, Efficient – Defining Turnarounds Post Covid-19

  • Determine Future TAR Strategy

    Evaluate Covid-19 impacts and forecast execution deferral repercussions, develop resilient contractor strategies, and identify new-age protocols to maintain safety and productivity in 2021 and beyond.

  • Embrace Digitized Turnarounds

    Explore the latest advancements of digital tools, IIoT solutions, and the application of innovative technologies to boost efficiency, minimize downtime, and connect remote workforces throughout planning and execution phases.

  • The Evolution of Scope Development

    Leverage asset health visibility, inspections data, and a risk-based approach to achieve effective scope definition, reduce discovery work, mitigate scope creep, and limit costly overruns.

  • Optimizing TAR Excellence

    Identify key success factors in driving turnarounds best practice methodologies, enhancing remote working capabilities, and benchmarking digital targets to create measurable parameters that drive innovation, cut costs and duration.

  • Capital Projects Integration

    Recognize the importance in adjusting, realigning, and reintegrating timelines to capitalize on synergistic benefits in a low budget environment, continuing upgrades to avoid damaging effects to reliability.

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Leadership Plenary

Revitalising Downstream

  • Building a Resilient Business Model

    The combination of a demand shock, supply glut & looming global recession is an unprecedented test for the entire industry. We will discuss how the industry can meet this challenge whilst building future business resilience through leveraging diversification, restructuring, & new partnerships to create value in the new normal.

  • Embracing Sustainable Operations

    With the industry facing increasing accountability for ensuring operations are environmentally sound, circular and community focused we will address the latest initiatives and opportunities to exceed expectations and lead the way for the next phase of development.

  • Transforming Innovation

    Technology plays an important role in helping downstream deliver affordable, reliable product that fuels human progress and economic growth around the world. Now more than ever, we need to explore and understand what and how the industry can harness the power innovation to drive us forward to the next chapter.

  • Driving Diversity in Downstream

    Build. Train. Retain. Diversify.

  • Nurturing a Customer-Centric Culture

    Relationships between downstream and their customers are evolving rapidly and strategies that differentiated companies in the past—an exclusive product formula or a slightly better price, for example—may no longer be sufficient. We will explore how to improve customer engagement, identify ways to improve processes and touch points and where you should be investing to ensure your organizations’ ability to evolve and adapt changing demands.

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Why Are We the Most Trusted Destination for the Downstream Industry

A Meeting of the Most Important Minds

Never has there ever been such a meeting of downstream leaders. Leverage our ability to unite world leaders to on the worlds most trusted stage to answer you most critical questions and meet key challenges that keep you and your team from achieving success.

Uniting the Full Value Chain

We are no normal conference - our 4 dedicated, hybrid tracks guarantee cross-company learning as well as attracting the world’s most prominent and experienced professionals from boardroom to operating room across engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and shutdowns.

Business Critical Insight Only

We understand your time is more valuable than ever. Our extensively researched agendas are crafted by industry, for industry to ensure we deliver the most business critical insight that empowers you to make the most informed decisions for your team, project, plant and company!

Isolation Ends Here

Connect with your fellow attendees and potential new partners through a dedicated virtual & in-person networking platform. You will be able to connect with peer, take part in live discussion boards, Q&A, polls and schedule virtual and onsite meetings to ensure even in isolation you are not isolated from new connections, ideas and partnerships.

Downstream’s First Hybrid Event

We are building on our 40+ years of conference experience and lessons learned in 2020 to create an event that utilizes the accessibility of virtual and retains learning and development of an in-person event to best deliver the business critical insight and thought sharing needed to maximise ROI.

Get Back On Track, Onsite

As one of the only US based downstream events in 2021 this is your chance to safely get back onsite for the downstream learning and networking we know and love and cater Houston, we have missed you and we hope you are as excited to see us as we are to see you!

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Who attends Downstream USA 2021?

Downstream Producers

EPCs

Technology & Digital

Technical Solutions

Equipment Providers

Consultants & Forecasters

Assurance

abb
Air-Liquide
AkzoNobel
albermale
AmSty-Agilyx
AVEVA
ascend
basf
bechtel
borealis
BP
burns-and-mcdonnell
Cameron-LNG
Chemtreat
Chevron
Chevron-Phillips
CITGO
covestro
Daelim
Dow
Eastman
Exxon-Mobil
Fluor
freeport-lng
GNL-Quebec
hexagon
HollyFrontier
honeywell-uop
huntsman
husky
Indian-Oil
ineos
irving
KBR
kiewit
kuraray
Lyondellbasell
Marathon
meridian
Motiva
North-Atlantic
Olin
Oxea
phillips-66
P&G-Chemicals
PNC-Bank
Qatargas
RRPCL
SABIC
SADARA
Saudi-Aramco
shell
Siemens
Solvay
Valero
west-coast-olefins
westlake
wood-mackenzie
wood
zachry
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What Does a Hybrid Event Look Like?

Now more than ever, we want to deliver the best, most salient event to ensure you walk away with a clear strategy maximising ROI in downstream CAPEX and OPEX. In 2021 we are building on our 40+ years of conference experience to safely deliver an industry leading B2B hybrid conference and exhibition. Explore what the US’s first hybrid downstream event will look like below - roll over each segment to get a taste of what to expect.

Oct 12

Oct 13

Oct 14

Oct 15

Oct 21

Oct 22

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Virtual

Virtual

Join us October 12-15th for business-critical insight and outlooks needed to meet key industry challenges effecting downstream ROI. Gain exclusive lessons learned and future strategy from major players from boardroom level to everyday decision-making setting the blueprint of downstream’s future.

Onsite

Onsite

Follow up the connections you made on and off the virtual stage in person at the NRG Centre, Houston, with 3,000+ decision makers for virtual conference follow up session and our industry leading expo. Get the industry back on track, onsite!

Plenary Track

Plenary Track

Our free to attend Plenary Track will attract 15,000+ global virtual attendees to hear from industry leaders on overarching trends and challenges impacting the industry for years to come.

Technical Tracks

Technical Tracks

Attend our closed door “technical tracks” alongside 5,000+ industry leaders to identify, discuss and overcome the industry’s biggest challenges effecting ROI in CAPEX and OPEX planning and execution.

Expo

Technical Tracks

Expo

Technical Tracks

Free

Paid

Free

Paid

Free

Paid

Oct 12th Day 1 Free Virtual

Leadership Plenary

Oct 12th Day 1 Free Virtual

Networking
101

Networking 101

Get the most out of virtual networking with our “how to” sessions and virtual speed dating.

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Engineering & Construction

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Virtual
Workshops

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Reliability & Maintenance

Oct 13th Day 2 Paid Virtual

Virtual
Workshops

Oct 14th Day 3 Paid Virtual

Shutdown & Turnarounds

Oct 14th Day 3 Paid Virtual

Virtual
Workshops

Virtual Workshops

Follow up morning sessions with interactive afternoon workshops in a more intimate environment to supplement virtual learning and networking!

Oct 21st Day 5 Free Onsite

Expo

Expo

Cater to all your business needs in just 2 days. Explore the latest innovations, technology and services helping 3,000+ owners secure ROI on our physical exhibition floor!

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Workshops

Deep dive specific challenges and explore new trends and innovation in a more intimate setting alongside fellow SMEs. Create personalised checklists for success you can take back to your team and implement to realise untapped ROI of your operations.

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Morning Break

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Lunch

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Afternoon Break

Oct 21st Day 5 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 22nd Day 6 Free Onsite

Expo

Expo

Cater to all your business needs in just 2 days. Explore the latest innovations, technology and services helping 3,000+ owners secure ROI on our physical exhibition floor!

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Morning Break

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshop

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Lunch

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshops

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Afternoon Break

Oct 22nd Day 6 Paid Onsite

Workshops

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Best-in-class conference experience

This is not our first rodeo. In 2020 Reuters Events ran over 80 virtual events. Here’s our net promoter score (NPS) from the extensive post event survey and a small snapshot of what people thought…

Reuters Events has an NPS Score of 83.

* Company NPS scores acquired from https://customer.guru/net-promoter-score/top-brands

World class!

A special experience by any measure!

Outstanding!

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2021 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • ABS Group
  • Bechtel

Gold Sponsors

  • Akzonobel
  • Fastenel
  • Hilti

Silver Sponsors

  • Ward-Leonard
  • WJE

Bronze Sponsors

  • blade platforms
  • FTI-Consulting
  • Universal Plant Services

Wi-Fi Sponsor

  • Satellite Shelters

2021 Exhibitors

  • af global
  • Akzonobel
  • alabama-heat
  • ADI
  • Aspen-Aerogels
  • Austin-Safety-Services
  • BASF
  • beck
  • Burns-McDonnell
  • Christy Catalytics
  • Eisenmann
  • Endress+Hauser
  • Enterprise Commercial Paving
  • Exloc
  • Fastenal
  • fireeye
  • GHX
  • Groome-Industrial
  • HM
  • Harder-Mechanical
  • Hytorc
  • ICCI
  • Intertek
  • John Crane
  • kap
  • ltts
  • Light Efficient Design
  • Mahaffey
  • Maplewood Industrial Services
  • Matrix-Service
  • Mettler Toledo
  • morimatsu
  • Morris-Shea Bridge
  • mott corporation
  • Mueller
  • Nationwide
  • Nische
  • NobelClad
  • o3
  • oeg
  • Orange County Economic Development Corporation
  • Osperity
  • PETROQUIP
  • PIC
  • Prominent
  • Purgit
  • Relevant Solutions
  • Satellite
  • siemens
  • Smith & Loveless
  • SOLMAX
  • Southern-Heat-Exchanger
  • Spirax Sarco
  • Starcon
  • Struthers-Wells
  • Teikoku
  • Texas Stress, Inc.
  • Tindall
  • tioga
  • Top-Hi-Tech
  • total
  • United Rentals
  • Universal Plant Services
  • USA-Debusk
  • WJE
  • zahroofvalves

2021 Partners

Association Partners

  • CURT
  • nabwic
  • SMRP
  • The PSI Association

Media Partners

  • BIC
  • DigitalRefining
  • Energy Digital
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Inside Oil & Gas
  • Inspectioneering
  • LNG
  • Oil & Gas Journal
  • Oil & Gas Journal
  • petrolessons
  • PMWorld 360 Magazine