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Reliability & Maintenance Technical Track

Accelerate The Journey Toward Digitized Assets

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Downstream is undergoing an evolutionary shift to innovate and embrace digitalization. Building connected assets is crucial to keep ahead of market competition and remain economical, the time to act is now.

The industry is looking to capitalize on data to maximize ROI, employing PdM technologies, innovative APM strategies, and advanced-analytics to achieve digital mastery and maximize uptime.

This October, the Reliability & Maintenance Technical Track will connect site teams from across the Downstream industry at this pivotal time for the community. Uniting downstream operators with the vital technology and equipment providers to invest with confidence and capture your assets potential now.

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Our All-Star Line Up Already Includes:

Alisha Bellezza

Alisha Bellezza President, Thermal & Specialized Solution Chemours

Suresh Padmanabhan

Suresh Padmanabhan SVP - Global Manufacturing Head, PET Indorama Ventures

Walter Pesenti

Walter Pesenti Global Operational Excellence INEOS

Cindy Gross

Cindy Gross Corporate Principal, Fixed Equipment Engineering Ascend Performance Materials

Jimmy Jernigan

Jimmy Jernigan Assistant Director, Global Maintenance & Reliability LyondellBasell

Muhammad Junaid

Muhammad Junaid Director - Manufacturing & Program Management (PMO) Huntsman Corporation

David Reed

David Reed Director, Plant Services Division Eastman Chemical

Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis DFRAM Global Expertise Leader Dow

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Major Trends for the 2021 Agenda include:

  • 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

  • Going Digital

    Discover best practice and ease of implementation use cases for the application of IIoT, digital twins, AI, ML, robotic installations, and advanced analytics to amplify investment ROI.

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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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Tailored content for every R&M job role:

With such a wealth of sessions on the reliability & maintenance track on offer, there truly is something for everyone. Don’t limit your team’s attendance to a few key executives - make sure every function (from journeyman to executives) is represented to unlock the true power of the 2021 Downstream USA program!

Just some of the key attendees to bring...

Reliability Leads
Maintenance Leads
Operation Leads
Plant Leads
Corporate Strategy
Asset Management Specialists
Continuous Improvement Leaders
IT Leads
Supervisor/Superintendents
Planner/Coordinators
Process Technology
Turnarounds
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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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2021 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • ABS Group
  • ABS Group
  • Bearingpoint
  • Bechtel

Gold Sponsors

  • Akzonobel
  • Fastenel
  • Hilti

Silver Sponsors

  • Honeywell
  • L&T TECHNOLOGY SERVICES LIMITED
  • mobideo
  • WJE

Bronze Sponsors

  • blade platforms
  • cumulus
  • FTI-Consulting
  • Universal Plant Services

Wi-Fi Sponsor

  • Satellite Shelters

2021 Exhibitors

  • 3s-gasket
  • af global
  • Akzonobel
  • alabama-heat
  • ADI
  • Alliance Safety Council
  • AP-Networks
  • APM
  • ARIX
  • Aspen-Aerogels
  • Austin Industrial
  • Austin-Safety-Services
  • AVEVA
  • Avontus
  • BASF
  • beck
  • Burns-McDonnell
  • CDOD
  • Christy Catalytics
  • Critical-Rental
  • COF
  • deep-south
  • ecoshield
  • Endress+Hauser
  • Enterprise Commercial Paving
  • Exloc
  • Fastenal
  • fireeye
  • GHX
  • Groome-Industrial
  • HM
  • Harder-Mechanical
  • Highway-Transport
  • HWI
  • Hytorc
  • ICCI
  • IFO Group
  • Indeavor
  • Intertek
  • John Crane
  • kap
  • knight
  • lectodryer
  • ltts
  • Light Efficient Design
  • Mahaffey
  • Maplewood Industrial Services
  • Matrix-Service
  • Melter
  • Mettler Toledo
  • morimatsu
  • Morris-Shea Bridge
  • mott corporation
  • Mueller
  • Mueller
  • Nationwide
  • Nische
  • NobelClad
  • o3
  • oeg
  • o3
  • Orange County Economic Development Corporation
  • Osperity
  • Patriot-Bolt
  • PETROQUIP
  • PIC
  • PetroQuip
  • plidco
  • Prominent
  • Purgit
  • Radix
  • RainforRent
  • Rotoflow
  • saferack
  • Satellite
  • siemens
  • Smith & Loveless
  • SOLMAX
  • Southern-Heat-Exchanger
  • Spirax Sarco
  • Starcon
  • Stress-Engineering
  • Struthers-Wells
  • sulzer
  • SWAT
  • Teadit
  • TEAM
  • Teikoku
  • Texas Stress, Inc.
  • Tindall
  • tioga
  • Top-Hi-Tech
  • total
  • United Rentals
  • Universal Plant Services
  • USA-Debusk
  • USA-Industries
  • WJE
  • zahroofvalves
  • Zenviro Tech

2021 Partners

Association Partners

  • Alliance to End Plastic Waste
  • CURT
  • EIC
  • nabwic
  • The PSI Association

Media Partners

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