PROMOTING TECHNICAL INNOVATION IN THE NORTH AMERICAN DOWNSTREAM INDUSTRY

21 - 22 JANUARY, 2025 | HOUSTON TX
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NORTH AMERICAN REFINING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE

The North American Refining Technology Conference (NARTC) is the World Refining Association’s regional refining event with a core focus on connecting US refineries with the cutting-edge technologies that will determine the role of refining in the Energy Transition.

NARTC focuses on the concept of “Sustainable Refining” by analyzing  strategies on decarbonization & digitalization and acting as a forum for North American refiners to set the agenda and collaborate on the sector’s short to mid-term future.

Attendees

Refiners

Expert Speakers

Private Meetings

REFINERS IN ATTENDANCE

2024 AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Welcome Remarks & Axens Keynote Address

Jan 30, 2024 08:00 to 08:15

Industry Insight Keynote Address: McKinsey & Co

Jan 30, 2024 08:15 to 08:35

An Outlook For The North American Downstream Market & Pragmatic Approaches To Decarbonization

Jan 30, 2024 08:35 to 09:20

Policy & Regulation Panel: How Can Refiners Keep Up With Uncertainty & Identify Where Regulation Is Most Favorable To Enable A Meaningful & Profitable Energy Transition?

Jan 30, 2024 10:20 to 11:05

Biofuels & Co-Processing Panel: Wrestling where to play? At what pace? At what optionality?

Jan 30, 2024 11:05 to 11:50

Marathon Petroleum & Topsoe Keynote Presentation: Successful Implementation & Operation Of Renewable Fuels Units Within The Marathon
Organization

Jan 30, 2024 11:50 to 12:10

Technical Presentation Streams

– Energy Efficiency, Emissions Reduction & Decarbonization Technologies

– Biofuel, Co-Processing & SAF Technology Pathways

 

Jan 30, 2024 1:10 to 3:40

Rotating Roundtable Discussions

Jan 30, 2024 4:10 to 5:10

Drinks Reception

Jan 30, 2024 5:10 to 6:10

Keynote Presentation: Viability of Hydrogen, All Talk, No Action?

Jan 31, 2024 08:00 to 08:20

Keynote Presentation: Cost Effective Green Hydrogen Today In The US

Jan 31, 2024 08:20 to 08:35

Digital Transformation Panel: Leveraging Competitive Technologies For Optimized Performance, Streamlined Processes & A Competitive Edge

Jan 31, 2024 08:35 to 09:15

Axens Technology Workshop

Jan 31, 2024 10:00 to 11:30

Honeywell UOP Technology Workshop

Jan 31, 2024 11:30 to 1:00

Technical Presentation Streams

– Digital Transformation & Process Optimization

– Process Excellence & Refinery Upgrades

 

Jan 31, 2024 21:00 to 4:05

Process & Change Management Panel: Challenging The Skepticism On Digitalization & Cultivating An Aligned Culture Of Change & Operational Excellence

Jan 31, 2024 4:30 to 5:15

Close of NARTC 2024

Jan 31, 2024 5:15

2024 SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Alejandro Maurer

Alejandro Maurer

Business Development Manager, Axens

Amit Gupta

Amit Gupta

Director of Furnace Technology & Sales, Axens

Andrew McMullan

Andrew McMullan

Global DX Business Line Leader, KBC

Benoît Chedal-Anglay

Benoît Chedal-Anglay

Commercial Director - Americas, Global Solutions, Axens

Bert Natalicchio

Bert Natalicchio

Managing Consultant, Technical IT Director, Petrogenium

Brad	Cook

Brad Cook

Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Sabin Metal

Brian Boeger

Brian Boeger

Sr, Technology Manager, Axens North America

Chris Riley

Chris Riley

Senior Process Engineer Sulzer

Clyde F. Payn

Clyde F. Payn

Chief Executive Officer, The Catalyst Group

Dan Gillis

Dan Gillis

Technology Director, Chevron Lummus Global

Dave Kettner

Dave Kettner

President & General Counsel, Virent Inc.

Dipankar Das

Dipankar Das

Group Vice President & Head of Digital & IT, Marathon Petroleum

Edwin Elmendorp

Edwin Elmendorp

Director, Strategic Consulting, Kinsman Group

Francisco Trespalacios

Francisco Trespalacios

CEO & Co-Founder, Prometheus.ai

Gil Cohen

Gil Cohen

CEO & Co-Founder, Imubit

Henrik Rasmussen

Henrik Rasmussen

Managing Director, America, Topsoe

Himal Munsif

Himal Munsif

Senior Manager, Downstream Strategy, Chevron

Ian MacGregor

Ian MacGregor

Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, North West Refining

Ido Biger

Ido Biger

Chief Technology & Data Officer, Delek US

Jay Stang

Jay Stang

President – Lab Operations, SH Controls

Jeff Sexton

Jeff Sexton

Refining Technology Director, Marathon

Jeffery Biamonte

Jeffery Biamonte

Senior Business Development Manager, ExxonMobil Catalysts & Licensing

Jerry Price

Jerry Price

Managing Director, GreenStar BCS

Jillian Davidson

Jillian Davidson

Director, Industry Marketing, AspenTech

Justin Valencia

Justin Valencia

Technology & Innovation, Business Improvement Network Leader, Chevron

Keith A. Couch

Keith A. Couch

Senior Director, Integrated Projects, Honeywell UOP

Ken Chlapik

Ken Chlapik

Global Market Manager, Johnson Matthey

Leslie Johnson

Leslie Johnson

Technical Service Representative, Crystaphase

Matt McMonagle

Matt McMonagle

CEO & Founder, Novo Hydrogen

Michael McBride

Michael McBride

Solution Development Leader, Honeywell UOP

Michiel Spoor

Michiel Spoor

Principal Energy Consultant, KBC

Mike Achacoso

Mike Achacoso

VP Operations, Calumet Specialty Products

Mike Wright

Mike Wright

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, CVR Energy

Mukund Yallambalse

Mukund Yallambalse

Business Development Director, Axens

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

President, Petrogenium USA

Preben Nielsen

Preben Nielsen

Strategic Operations, Pontem Analytics

Rahul Khandelwal

Rahul Khandelwal

Business Director, GTC Vorro

Robert Pinchuk

Robert Pinchuk

Director, Low Carbon Strategy, Parkland Refining

Ron Hatfield

Ron Hatfield

President – Lab Operations, Beta Analytic

Sanjay Lodha

Sanjay Lodha

Global Business Director, TUBACOAT, Tubacex Group

Scott Sayles

Scott Sayles

Manager, Renewable Fuels and Alternate Feeds, Becht

Tanya Vetter

Tanya Vetter

Vice President, Strategy & Planning, ExxonMobil

Terrill Pitkin

Terrill Pitkin

VP of Commercial, Planning & Optimization, Par Pacific Holding, Inc.

Tiago Vilela

Tiago Vilela

Director, Refinery Catalyst Testing & Business Development, Avantium

Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Applications Engineer, Solenis

Tim Fitzgibbon

Tim Fitzgibbon

Senior Expert of Refining, McKinsey & Company

Todd Miner

Todd Miner

Managing Advisor, Solomon Associates

Troy Bredenkamp

Troy Bredenkamp

Senior Vice President – Government & Public Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association

Zafar Ali

Zafar Ali

VP Solutions Consulting, AspenTech

WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN US?

ALIGN YOUR ENERGY TRANSITION GOALS

Our agenda is tailored to help attendees set a pathway for a realistic and pragmatic approach to the energy transition in order to shape the future of refining in the North American Downstream sector.

BE ONE STEP AHEAD OF CHANGING ENERGY LEGISLATION

We provide an intimate gathering with direct access both to, and for, technology providers to display technical innovation and create new partnerships.

NETWORK WITH KEY PLAYERS

The North American Refining Technology Conference provides a networking space for the region’s downstream stakeholders to share industry knowledge, as well as engage and collaborate with peers.

2024 ADVISORY BOARD

Alex Markos

Alex Markos

Senior Strategy Advisor, Shell

Alvaro Ruiz

Alvaro Ruiz

Chief Strategy Officer, Vertex Energy

Andrew Madden

Andrew Madden

Global Vice President Strategy and Planning, ExxonMobil

Errol Johnson

Errol Johnson

Strategic Planning Manager, Motiva Enterprises LLC

Himal Munsif

Himal Munsif

Senior Manager, Downstream Strategy, Chevron

Khush Nariman

Khush Nariman

Expert Partner, McKinsey and Co.

Lorrie Thompson

Lorrie Thompson

VP Americas - Energy & Upstream, Aspen Technology

Mike Crossey

Mike Crossey

Vice President Strategy, CountryMark

Mike Wright

Mike Wright

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, CVR Energy

Rex Butcher

Rex Butcher

VP Business Development, PBF Energy

Roger Nounou

Roger Nounou

VP of Partners & Channels, Montrose Environmental

Tim Fitzgibbon

Tim Fitzgibbon

Senior Expert of Refining, McKinsey & Company

Todd Miner

Todd Miner

Managing Advisor, Solomon Associates

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