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Dow Chemical to have strong presence at World’s Largest Downstream Conference and Exhibition

Petrochemical Update, March 5, 2018

The flagship 2018 Downstream Conference & Exhibition (May 31 – June 1 in Galveston) is pleased to announce that Dow Chemical Program Directors Ron Huijsmans and Scot Schweritz will be presenting at the conference, alongside a large team of Dow’s project, maintenance & turnaround-focused decision makers attending.

The Dow Chemical team will join over 2000 industry professionals (500+ owners) for the largest gathering of petrochemical, refining and LNG industry influencers, globally.

Download the event brochure now for attendee sample list, speakers and agenda

Downstream 2018 is the only conference on the planet to bring together decision makers and influencers across 3 key areas: capital projects, maintenance and turnarounds; to share productivity breakthroughs, real-time digital adoption insights, predictive maintenance advancements, craft labor initiatives, and more…

Other Keynote sessions include:

The power of your past

  • Hear how to better learn from your mistakes and take advantage of the successes and failures of your previous STOs with successful event critique.
  • Refine your schedules and look for lessons learned across your entire company portfolio of sites.

Featuring – Joe Jackson, Process Quality Assurance, LyondellBasell & Lawrence Crow, Turnaround Manager, Westlake Chemical

Excellence & Innovation Acceleration

  • In a fast changing world, how do you build a culture where extraordinary innovation becomes ordinary? A culture that lasts and consistently delivers exponential leaders, growth and value creation.
  • The key ingredients to innovation acceleration are not what you see portrayed most often in the media. Great, enduring organizations know what it really takes to create and, most importantly, scale innovation.
  • We will explore how to blend disciplined innovation methods with elements of venture capitalism, crowdsourcing and collaborative leadership to deliver rapid and sustainable business improvements and innovations in any industry.

Jose Pires, Global Excellence Leader, Andeavor

Attendees already confirmed from ExxonMobil, Westlake Chemical, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Sabic, BP, Covestro, PBF Energy, Phillips 66, Lyondellbasell, Eastman Chemical, BASF, Celanese, Nova Chemical, Formosa Plastics, OXEA, INEOS, INVISTA, Huntsman, Yuhuang Chemical, Holly Frontier and many more, it’s truly the top destination for the Downstream Industry.

To view a 100-strong sample list of confirmed 2018 attendees - click here

Do not delay - download the event brochure now and find out how you can grow your business at the must-attend networking and learning function of the year!

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