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AFPM 2018 International Petrochemical Conference - American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (Formerly the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association)

Grand Hyatt San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Mar 25 - Mar 27, 2018

Why Attend

Event Overview:

The International Petrochemical Conference is the world's largest and most prestigious conference representing the petrochemical industry.

The meeting consists of a variety of sessions covering key political, economic, and environmental issues affecting the petrochemical industry. The sessions emphasize global competitiveness in the petrochemical business and are presented by recognized experts in the areas of petrochemical markets, economics, and politics.

AFPM also hosts a number of social functions which offer attendees an opportunity to become acquainted with their business associates. Various companies also sponsor smaller functions to focus on specific areas of interest.

About AFPM

AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. 

AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support nearly 2 million American jobs.

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Mar 25   

09:00 am - 07:00 pm



05:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Mar 26   

07:30 am - 08:00 am



07:30 am - 03:30 pm



08:00 am - 10:00 am

General Session - 

2018 Petrochemical Heritage Award Presentation

Feedstocks, Energy and CapEx: Who Has the Real Advantage?
Mark Eramo, IHS Markit
Paige Morse, Argus
Steve Zinger, Wood Mackenzie

Government Policy as a Factor in Locating Operations
Mark Lashier, ChevronPhillips
Luke Kissam, Albemarle
Jim Fitterling, DowDupont


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Senior Executive Roundtable - By Invitation
Hosted by Chet Thompson, AFPM President & CEO


11:30 am - 01:00 pm

Leadership Luncheon - By Invitation


02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

General Session - 

Global Petrochemical Environment
Jaana Remes, McKinsey & Company

Chemical Disruptions: Leading in the New
Paul Bjacek, Accenture


02:00 pm - 05:00 pm

BOW - Waxes Session


05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Women in Petrochemicals Reception - Registered Women Only

Mar 27   

08:30 am - 12:00 pm



09:00 am - 11:15 am

BOW - Base Oils Session


09:30 am - 11:00 am

Petrochemical Forum - 

The Future of Transportation: Impacts on Petrochemicals
Kurt Barrow, IHS Markit
Florian Schattenmann, DowDupont


11:30 am - 02:00 pm

International Petrochemical Luncheon - 
Buy your tickets now. It's sure to be a sell-out.

Price: $100.00
Luncheon open to registered attendees only. Badge & ticket required to gain admittance. Reserved Seating is available with purchase of table of 10 only. Tickets must be purchased by March 9. No tickets or same-day seating will be available on-site.

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