The World Petrochemical Conference and Workshops is the premier gathering of industry leaders and government officials, creating a platform for insight, and dialogue on major strategic issues facing the global petrochemical industry. 2018 will mark our 33rd anniversary of the annual executive conference taking place March 19-23, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
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- aBechtel Corporation
Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that create long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents.
We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.
Bechtel is a global leader in the integrated design, procurement, construction, and project management of oil, gas, chemical, and natural-gas facilities, executing major petrochemical projects for more than 60 years. Signature projects include Borouge Petrochemicals Complex in Abu Dhabi, CSPC Nanhai in China, and LP-7 in Canada. The company is currently building ethylene plants in Baytown, Texas, and Beaver County, Pennsylvania, as well as delivering FEED for a petrochemicals complex in Belmont County, Ohio.
Please stop by and visit their hospitality suite: Briargrove A, Level 3
- aTeam Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has what it takes for businesses and individuals to Work Smart and Live Happy. Our state helped build America, and we continue to push the limits in modern manufacturing and energy industries.
WE ARE AN ECONOMIC POWERHOUSE
Pennsylvania’s GDP is the 19th largest in the world, and our economic density, diversity, and localization provide cost effective access to critical supply chains. From corporate headquarters to manufacturing facilities, to state-of-the-art R&D labs, we have it all. Our business-friendly state offers the lowest effective corporate tax rate for labor-intensive manufacturers, Single Sales Factor taxation, and no combined filing requirements.
MOVING AT THE SPEED OF BUSINESS
We are a day away from 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian populations, and 6 of the top 10 U.S. markets. Pennsylvania has the country’s 7th largest network of interstate highways and freeways, 6 international airports, 4 Class I railroads, 8 foreign trade zones, and 3 ports with access to the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes.
WE WORK SMART
Pennsylvania’s workforce is 6.5 million-strong. Our state has nearly 300 higher education institutions, including 5 of the nation’s top 50 universities. We are also in the top 3 U.S. states producing STEM graduates.
AND LIVE HAPPY
From urban cityscapes to countryside communities and everything in between, you can find the perfect place to work, live, and pursue your happiness.
Interested in learning more? Our business development team is on-site and ready to talk to you about opportunities for your company in Pennsylvania.
Please stop by and visit their hospitality suite: Meyerland B, Level 3
The Tricon Energy Group is active in trading, marketing and distribution of commodities around the globe. With 22 offices and 350 employees, we moved close to 15.000,000 MT to over 100 different countries in 2016, covering liquid chemicals, polymers, dry bulk, fuels and fertilizers. As part of the growth process, Tricon continues to expand by adding new markets and new business lines as windows for expansion.
Please stop by and visit their hospitality suite: Briargrove B, Level 3
ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest chemical companies in the world. Our unique portfolio of commodity and specialty businesses generates annual sales of nearly 25 million tonnes of prime products. We have world-scale manufacturing facilities in all major regions, and our products serve as the building blocks for a wide variety of everyday consumer and industrial products. We process feedstocks from ExxonMobil’s Upstream and Downstream operations, supplemented with market sources, to manufacture chemical products for higher-value end uses. We focus on product lines that capitalize on scale and technology advantages, building on our strengths in advantaged feedstocks, lower-cost processes, and premium products. As a result, we have strong positions in the markets we serve and generate advantaged returns through the business cycle. ExxonMobil Chemical is well positioned to meet the needs of Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, and other growth markets through our world-scale facilities, strategic investments, and commercial and technical resources around the globe. While the relative attractiveness of feedstocks changes over time, our feed flexibility, global supply capability, and integration across ExxonMobil’s operations allow us to adapt to changing market conditions and outperform competition.
Fluor is one of the world’s largest integrated engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction (EPFC) companies. With a global execution platform and 24/7 capabilities, Fluor performs work in remote and difficult locations around the world. Serving the upstream, downstream, and integrated petrochemicals markets, Fluor is one of the few global companies that executes large and complex EPFC and maintenance projects for the energy and chemical industries. Its expertise includes consulting and design-build of new facilities, refineries, pipelines or offshore facilities; as well as retrofit and plant-betterment services. The company provides a full range of services including fabrication and project management.
Fluor operates five strategically located self-perform fabrication yards around the world. The company delivers cost and execution certainty to its multi-national clients using 3rd Gen Modular Executionsm. This innovative proprietary approach to modularization drives the layout of facilities and significantly reduces the overall cost. Fluor provides clients the flexibility of offsite fabrication and the proven expertise to deliver the cost and compressed schedule benefits of modular construction for their capital projects.
Fluor’s experts develop technical solutions that bring strategic value to their clients’ capital projects. With more than 100 patented technologies spanning several industry segments, Fluor provides solutions that solve the most complex challenges. With a proven record of overcoming engineering and environmental challenges, the company has built a strong reputation for delivering projects reliably, on time, on budget, and with the highest ethical standards for over 100 years.
- aPerformance Contractors
Performance Contractors, Inc. was established in December of 1979 and has grown in annual revenues with sales exceeding $1 Billion. Our experience as a Merit Shop General Industrial Contractor includes a multitude of construction and maintenance services to the chemical, petro-chemical, fertilizer, pulp and paper, and refinery industries. We provide all phases of industrial construction, from site preparation through start up and are currently licensed in 30 states.
Performance Contractors, Inc. is a progressive, fast growing corporation with construction expertise derived from a combination of talented people familiar to the industrial community. Our company is well capitalized and has the capabilities to handle large contracts, at the same time being the size company that can give each client the personal attention that they deserve. In our thirty eight years in business, we have successfully completed in excess of 6,200 projects.
We are committed to each client's design, specifications, safety requirements, and schedule to produce a project that excels in quality, detail workmanship, and every aspect of the intent of the documents. We are team members and are committed to this relationship with our clients and their representatives. We take a leadership role to assure on-time project completion within budget.
Work performed by our forces consists of civil, pipe fabrication, structural steel erection, piping erection, equipment assembly and erection, high alloy welding, modular unit fabrication and assembly, boiler and furnace erection and repairs, pressure vessel fabrication and repairs, dismantling and plant relocation, rigging, and full-service maintenance.
- aVictoria Economic Development Corporation
Victoria’s economy is vibrant, diverse, and full of expanding business options and opportunities. We are home to more than 92,000 people and strategically located at the geographic center of Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Corpus Christi on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Our strong core industry cluster of manufacturing and petro-chemical operations translates into a progressive business climate for development and expansion. The Port of Victoria located on the Victoria Barge Canal boasts of more than 2,000 acres of premium available property on the gulf coast with significant transportation, utilities, and pipeline infrastructure including natural gas, ethylene, nitrogen, and oxygen. Waterway, dual rail, and four-lane divided highways make the certified industrial park at the Port of Victoria a foremost choice for the next chemical manufacturing investment.
Victoria's air attainment status, our abundant regional assets in coordination with availability of a competent workforce and cooperative government leadership make our community an optimum location for your business and your success.
- aXPO Logistics
XPO Logistics is a top ten global logistics company. We are a highly-integrated network of people, technology, and physical assets in 34 countries, with 86,000 employees and 1,425 locations around the world. XPO provides a full suite of supply chain services including Contract Logistics, Expedite, Last Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Intermodal, Freight Brokerage, Global Forwarding, Drayage and Managed Trans.
XPO designs, implements, and operates transformative contract logistics solutions to drive a sustainable competitive advantage. Our clients include some of the world’s most respected brands across a broad spectrum of industries.
We believe in innovative thinking, risk-sharing and mutual benefit. We approach each customer relationship as a strategic collaboration—one where we bring our deep industry-specific knowledge and invest in information technology and physical infrastructure to meet customer requirements. Our philosophy shapes how we engage with our clients to engineer solutions that result in the optimal balance of efficiency and productivity.
Please stop by and visit their hospitality suite: Kingwood A, Level 3
Polymerupdate is one of the fastest growing market intelligence companies in the world. Polymerupdate is a world renowned provider of business critical industry news and real time price alerts. Among the products tracked daily are Crude Oil, Naphtha, Aromatics, Olefins, Polyolefins and Petrochemical Intermediates for the global markets with a special focus on Asia, India, The Middle East, Europe, US, Latin America and Africa.
The Polymerupdate daily petrochemical news and price assessments are based on information gathered from a cross section of Industry, including resin producers, processors, traders and distributors. Close liaisons with both upstream and downstream sectors of the industry have helped Polymerupdate carry feeds which are considered to be real-time, informative and compelling. Polymerupdate's trusted pricing methodology is considered by many in the industry to be a benchmark for select regions including South Asia. Polymerupdate constantly strives to further enhance the quality of its services by adopting new ideas and achieving traction through technological innovation. In fact, Polymerupdate was the first in the world to develop mobile applications for polymer news feeds, prices and reports. Polymerupdate's services today are available on the World Wide Web, on all smartphones and hand-held devices, and through SMSs and Messenger apps.
Technology Seminar Partners
- aSiluria Technologies
Siluria Technologies is pioneering the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from clean, abundant natural gas. Siluria’s proprietary technologies address the global petrochemical industry’s complex challenges of volatile commodity prices, shifting supply and demand patterns, stricter environmental regulations, and capitally intensive conventional technologies.
Siluria’s breakthrough Oxidative Coupling of Methane (“OCM”) process is the first commercially-viable process to directly convert methane into ethylene. Siluria’s second process technology can convert ethylene to liquid fuels, such as gasoline, diesel or jet fuel. Both processes enable natural gas to supplement petroleum as the worldwide basis for transportation fuels and commodity chemicals.
Siluria’s innovation platform continues to drive breakthroughs in process technologies. Previously solely focused on producing ethylene and gasoline from natural gas, Siluria’s platform has now expanded to target further addressable markets through broader feedstock slates, and additional valuable petrochemical products. Siluria’s revolutionary catalyst and process technologies uniquely combine nanomaterials, catalyst development, and chemical engineering, to convert low value carbon sources into higher-value products through efficient processes that can be seamlessly integrated into existing industry infrastructure.
Please stop by and visit their hospitality suite: River Oaks A, Level 3
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- aPort Houston