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The World’s Largest Downstream Conference and Exhibition – Here’s What to Expect

Petrochemical Update, February 22, 2018

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The Downstream Conference & Exhibition (31 May – 01 June, Galveston, TX) is positioned at the forefront of the booming Downstream industry in North America. This industry leading event is regarded as the most significant meeting place for Downstream Capital Project, Engineering, Maintenance, Reliability & Turnaround professionals, where they meet to do business.

The event attracts well over 2000 attendees, 150+ speakers and 150+ exhibitors and features 3 dedicated conference streams covering the following areas: 

Just some of the industry leading subject matter experts already confirmed to deliver our industry-refined agenda include:

Turnaround & Maintenance Track Speakers:

  • Jose Pires, Global Excellence & Innovation Leader, Andeavor
  • Randy Pound, Global Manufacturing Director – Maintenance & Reliability, Olin Corporation
  • Herman Verhoeven, VP - Global Reliability Excellence, Covestro
  • Chris Leonard, Reliability Project Director, Dow Chemical
  • Joe Jackson, Process Quality Assurance, LyondellBasell
  • Lawrence Crow, Turnaround Manager, Westlake Chemical
  • David Reed, Director of Plant Maintenance, Eastman Chemical
  • Bob Gleichman, Director of Innovation, Flint Hill Resources
  • Craig Cotter, Maintenance and Reliability Leader, Oxy Oil & Gas
  • Chris Vaughn, Plant Manager, Addivant
  • Frank Tanner, Maintenance Section Leader, Celanese

Major & Small-Midsized Project Track Speakers:

  • Andy O'Connor, Director, Digital Development, BASF
  • Bruno Lavoie, Director, Manufacturing East Growth Projects, NOVA Chemicals
  • Muhammad Junaid, Director - Capital Project Management Americas, Huntsman Corporation
  • Decie Autin, Vice President Project Management, ExxonMobil Development Company
  • Ron Huijsmans, U.S. Gulf Coast Program Director, Dow Chemical
  • Jan Shumate, Director, Worldwide Engineering and Construction Services & Solutions, Eastman Chemical
  • Taylor Auburg, Vice President, Projects, Freeport LNG
  • Charles (Butch) Verret, Head of Small Capital Projects Group & Project Manager – Orange Texas Site, Invista
  • Boyd Parker, Global IT Executive, Chevron
  • Walter Pinto, Senior Director of Global Projects, Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance & TARs, LyondellBasell
  • Jamie Gerbrecht, Global Technology Sponsor ‐ Construction, ExxonMobil
  • Brad Young, Discipline Technical Lead - Execution Planning & Scheduling, ExxonMobil Research & Engineering

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, HollyFrontier and many more, it’s truly the top destination for the Downstream Industry.

For more information, please download the event brochure at

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