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Air Liquide GM, CP Chem VP, and LyondellBasell Director to Discuss Prioritizing Competitive Work and Delivering Reliable Value Creation at Downstream USA 2024

Reuters Events, January 16, 2024

Katie Elliot, GM, Hydrogen, Air Liquide, Venki Chandrashekar, VP Research and Technology, Chevron Phillips Chemical and Chandrasekhar Gannavarapu, Director, Net Zero Tech & Risk Management, LyondellBasell some of the 50 names confirmed to speak at Downstream USA 2024 in Galveston, Texas on June 26 and 27.

It will bring together 3,500+ downstream professionals to create the no.1 one-stop shop for anyone across the petrochemical, chemical, refining, and LNG value chains.

“The downstream industry generated $613 billion of operating cash flow between 2021 and 2023” states Bridget Robinson, Head of Oil & Gas at Reuters Events, “Yet CAPEX & OPEX are normalizing at new lows, and inflation, supply chain issues and workforce shortages are further hindering ROI. Despite the return of positive cashflow, winning budget and delivering reliable value creation is proving to be more challenging than ever before”.

The 2-day world-class program will discuss exclusive use-case studies showcasing how owner/operators are successfully prioritizing the most competitive work that also delivers on decarbonization goals, mastering the art of predictable cost control to ensure reliable ROI, becoming effective data-driven decision makers to maximize asset utilization and meeting the workforce crisis head to resource the needs of today’s downstream industry.

The exhibition promises to be action-packed hosting more than 160 booths, expo tours across both days, exclusive product demos, workforce development opportunities, and much more.

Budget gatekeepers will be able to meet the innovators behind the industry’s burgeoning trends to meet all their procurement needs and deadlines in 2024 and beyond completely for free.

“Downstream USA 2024 truly is the place where downstream reliability, maintenance, turnarounds, capital projects, digitalization and decarbonization professionals meet to learn, network, and do business. There is no excuse not to attend – and the good news is that owner-operators and technical EPCs can attend the full event with complimentary tickets,” says Robinson.

Downstream USA 2024 takes place on June 26-27, 2024 at the Galveston Island Convention Centre, Galveston, Texas. For all inquiries, please contact Diana Dropol at The exhibition and conference is being organized by Reuters Events. Full event details can be found at Downstream USA 2024 (

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