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Dow, ExxonMobil, LyondellBasell, and More to Attend World’s Largest Downstream Maintenance & Turnaround Meeting

Petrochemical Update, April 2, 2018

Below is your definitive guide to what you can expect from the World’s Largest Downstream Maintenance & Turnarounds Conference & Exhibition (31 May – 01 June, Galveston).

In just a couple of months, the Galveston Island Convention Center will be home to the Downstream industry’s top thought leaders, innovators and decision makers. Below is a summary of just some of the key features you can expect from the event.

Executive Speaker Line-up

The conference will be led by industry heavyweights including:

  • Jose Pires, Global Excellence & Innovation Leader, Andeavour
  • Herman Verhoeven, VP – Global Reliability Management, Covestro
  • Jeff Brock, Global Manager – Performance Improvement, LyondellBasell
  • Bob Gleichman, Director of Innovation, Operation Excellence, Flint Hill Resources
  • Randy Pound, Global Manufacturing Director – Maintenance & Reliability, Olin Corporation
  • Chris Leonard, Reliability Project Director, Dow Chemical
  • Theunis Myburg, Portfolio Manager – Maintenance & Reliability, Turnarounds & Capital Projects, LyondellBasell
  • Madhivanan T.A, Global EPC Contracts Manager, Dow Chemical
  • Lawrence Crow, Turnaround Manager, Westlake Chemical
  • Joe Jackson, Process Quality Assurance, LyondellBassell
  • Frank Tanner, Maintenance Section Leader, Celanese
  • Kannan Palanisamy, Director of Maintenance, Cameron LNG
  • Chris Vaugh, Plant Manager, Addivant
  • Craig Cotter, Maintenance and Reliability Leader, Oxy
  • Sri Mattu, Engineering Project Manager, Suncor Energy

Want to find out more? Click here to access the full event brochure

SME Insights Across Maintenance & Turnarounds

Here is a flavor of the insights you can expect across both Reliability/Maintenance and Turnarounds tracks over the two days:

Successfully Reconfiguring your maintenance team - How does the goal of shifting from a model of reactive to predictive maintenance impact on the make-up of your maintenance team? Hear how to determine the best split of responsibilities for the day-to-day and strategic engineers. Herman Verhoeven, VP – Global Reliability Excellence, Covestro

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

Excellence & Innovation Acceleration - 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

Increasingly Complex - Fail to prepare, prepare to fail - With the trend for integrating capital project work into Turnarounds set to continue, what are the key elements to successful project outcomes. Hear key stakeholders discussing the fundamental requirements for successful integration. Featuring – Jeff Brocj, Global Manager – Performance Improvement, LyondellBasell & Chris Vaugh, Plant Manager, Addivant

Want to find out more? Click here to access the full event brochure

Unrivalled Owner Attendance – 500+ Owner Attendees, including groups 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, HollyFrontier and many more.

1-2-1 Meeting Service – The Downstream Conference & Exhibition will feature a bespoke meetings service, allowing you to maximise your time at the show by pre-booking meetings before you even set foot in the Galveston Island Convention Center. The service is your completely free, dedicated matchmaking tool to make personal connections with prospective suppliers and clients.

Live Demo Zones – Our sold-out exhibition, featuring 150 exhibitors, will also play host to a live demonstration zone where companies will showcase the latest in technology and innovations.

World’s Largest Downstream Networking Party - Taking advantage of Galveston’s coastal location, the Downstream industry’s top executives will ‘hit the beach’ for unrivalled networking opportunities on 31 May 2018 at the Brickhouse Tavern & Tap.

Want to find out more? Click here to access the full event brochure

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Kind regards,

Jonny Witherspoon
Director – Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds
Petrochemical Update
T: +44 (0)207 375 7560 (Direct)
USA Toll Free: 1800-814-3459 ext. 7560

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