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Venue Information

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    Where is the event this year?
    The Hilton Americas-Houston is the official host hotel to WPC 2018:

    Hilton Americas-Houston
    1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010
    +1 713 739 8000
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    Is the event five days this year?
    Yes, the event includes a day of networking excursions on Monday, 19 March with the program kicking off on Tuesday, 20 March.

    Agenda
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    Do I need to make my own hotel reservation?
    Yes. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email along with details for booking your hotel accommodations at the Hilton Americas.

    Please book as soon as possible as rooms tend to sell-out quickly.

    Hotel Rates: Single occupancy: USD 258.00 | Double occupancy: USD 278.00 (taxes not included)
    Check-in Time: 3:00pm
    Check-out Time: 12:00pm

    HOTEL CUTOFF DATE: MONDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2018
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Registration

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    How can I register?
    Registration is open now. Click on the link below.

    Registration
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    What is the conference dress attire?
    Business attire is suitable for all sessions including workshops and special programs.

    Casual attire is suitable for the evening reception on Tuesday, 20 March and the Country and Western Reception on Wednesday, 21 March.
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    Are group discounts available?
    Yes. Please contact:

    Lynn Urban
    Sales Manager, Events
    Lynn.Urban@ihsmarkit.com
    1 877 413 5187 (US only)
    +1 303 397 2801 (outside US)
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    What forms of payment are accepted for registration?
    Credit card (Visa, American Express and MasterCard)

    Bank Transfer or Company Check - you will receive instructions for paying by bank transfer or company check with your e-invoice.

    Invoice due date is MONDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2018.

    If you register after the payment due date, only credit card payment will be accepted.

    All payments must be PAID IN FULL before the start of the conference. You will not be granted access to the conference with a balance due.

    For additional support please contact the WPC team at wpc@ihsmarkit.com or call +1 855 816 4938 (US) +1 832 619 8599 (Int'l) Press option #2.
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    How do I receive an invoice/paid receipt after registering?
    Once you have registered for the conference, you will receive a e-invoice/receipt (if you paid in full) to the email address provided when you registered.

    To obtain a PDF version of your invoice/paid receipt, login to your registration here and enter your confirmation number and email address.
    Once you're login, click on the "Print Invoice" button under the "Confirmation & Invoice" tab.

    If you require further assistance, please contact the WPC team at wpc@ihsmarkit.com or call +1 855 816 4938 (US) +1 832 619 8599 (Int'l) Press option #2.
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    How do I know if my registration was submitted? Will I receive a confirmation?
    A confirmation message will be sent to the email address provided when you registered. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this confirmation.

    If you have not received confirmation within two business days, please contact the WPC team at wpc@ihsmarkit.com or call +1 855 816 4938 (US) +1 832 619 8599 (Int'l) Press option #2
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    How do I receive my materials and credentials on-site?
    Check in at the WPC registration desk with your government issued photo identification.
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    How do I modify my registration or add a session or a workshop?
    Please contact the WPC team at wpc@ihsmarkit.com or call +1 855 816 4938 (US) +1 832 619 8599 (Int'l) Press option #1

    Please include your confirmation number with your request.
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    If I am unable to attend, what is the cancellation policy?
    Please review the terms and conditions that you accepted during the registration process.

    Note that IHS Markit does not provide refunds for cancellations. You may provide a substitution for your registration limited to another colleague from your organization, subject to IHS Markit approval.

    Substitutions: If any delegate is unable to attend we will accept a substitute delegate at no extra cost within 48 hours before the event with notice in writing to wpc@ihsmarkit.com.
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    Is reserved seating available at the conference?
    No. Seating at all sessions and meals is first-come, first-served.
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Travel

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    Do I need a visa to enter the United States?
    Please consult this site for specific visa requirements by country of origin:
    http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors
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    How do I request a letter of invitation for my visa application?
    To request a letter of invitation for a visa, please contact WPC team at wpc@ihsmarkit.com with the following details:

    • Full Name as it appears on your Passport

    • Passport Number and Expiration Date

    • Date of Birth (month/day/year) and Nationality

    • Gender (male or female)

    • Job Title

    • Company Name

    • Visa Office Location (country)

    • Arrival/Departure Dates and Entry Location

    • Embassy Address to which the invitation should be sent


    Only registered delegates who have PAID IN FULL or have proof of payment in process will be issued a letter of invitation.

    If you currently have an outstanding balance due, please provide documented proof of payment or payment in process and send it with the personal details listed above to wpc@ihsmarkit.com.

    Note: IHS Markit is prohibited from issuing invitation letters to residents of sanctioned countries including Crimea Region of the Ukraine, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Other sanctions may apply.

    Please allow up to 5 business days for your letter to be processed.
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Agenda/Presentations

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    Will the presentation slides be available?
    Selected presentations will be made available for download through the conference mobile app and the web starting just before the event.

    Printed course materials will not be available onsite. However, we will provide wireless internet for you to access the agenda, delegate list with networking tool, speaker biographies, presentations and much more.

    Please remember to bring your internet-ready laptop, tablet or mobile devices to ensure you are getting the most accurate and up-to-date materials. IHS Markit staff will be onsite to assist you with downloading the mobile app.
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    What sessions are included in WPC Video On Demand and when will they be available?
    Access to the WPC Video On Demand is included in the purchase of a WPC Pass. It includes coverage of all the Special Programs on Tuesday, 20 March, Executive Conference sessions on Wednesday, 21 March, all concurrent breakout sessions on Thursday 22 March, and Special Programs on Friday, 23 March.

    The WPC Video On Demand will be available a few days after the conference ends. Delegates will receive email instructions on how to access.
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Partnership/Deliverables

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    How can I become a conference partner?
    Learn more about partnerships:

    Partnership
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Delegate Lists

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    Who attends the World Petrochemical Conference?
    Learn more about our attendees:

    Attendees
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Mobile App

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    What is the conference mobile app and how can I use it?
    For more than 30 years, decision-makers throughout the petrochemical industry have taken advantage of the World Petrochemical Conference as an essential place to do business, build and strengthen relationships, and embark on new ventures.

    Registered delegates will have exclusive use of a conference mobile app to network with fellow delegates, set up appointments, view the latest updated agenda, create customized schedules, see the product expo map, and much more.

    Printed course materials will not be available onsite. However, we will provide wireless internet for you to access the agenda, delegate list with networking tool, speaker biographies, presentations and much more.

    Please remember to bring your internet-ready laptop, tablet or mobile devices to ensure you are getting the most accurate and up-to-date materials. IHS Markit staff will be onsite to assist you with downloading the mobile app.

    Check back for more updates about this valuable tool.
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    Will Wi-Fi be available onsite?
    Yes, Wi-Fi will be available at the Hilton-Americas for all registered attendees.

    Check in at the WPC registration desk for instructions on how to access.