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Texas Senator to appear at Downstream 2020

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Petrochemical Update, part of Reuters Events, recently confirmed Texas Senator Larry Taylor will join senior executives from Chevron, SABIC, BP and BASF at Downstream 2020.

Senator Taylor and the other leaders will be attending the world’s biggest downstream event to discuss key industry issues including the workforce challenges currently facing the sector and the opportunities presented by the second wave of investment currently underway in the Gulf Coast.

The Downstream 2020 Exhibition and Conference features 450 exhibition stands and is expected to attract more than 10 000 attendees and 3000 conference delegates.

Alongside Senator Taylor, confirmed speakers for the 2020 event so far include:

  • SABIC’s General Manager of Global Engineering and Project Management, Jim Ellis.
  • BASF’s Director of Supply Chain Petrochemicals in North America, Bret Bement.
  • BP’s Global Petrochemical Operational Excellence Manager, Walter Pesenti.
  • Chevron’s Pasadena Refinery General Manager, Tim Sutherland.
  • Freeport LNG’s Vice President of Projects, Taylor Auburg.
  • Meridian Energy’s Chief Technology Officer, Mark Fonda.

Over two days from 10 - 11 June, Downstream 2020 will feature conference tracks on process engineering, engineering and construction, reliability and maintenance, shutdowns and turnaround, and supply chain and logistics.

Downstream 2020 Global Project Director Bridget Robinson said: “Since 2010, petrochemical producers have announced significant expansions of capacity in the US, and the momentum is not over […] To date, 334 chemical and plastics projects cumulatively valued at US$204 billion have been announced, with 53% of the investment completed or underway, and 40% in the planning phase. Downstream 2020 represents a unique opportunity to tap into this vibrant and growing market.”

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