November 17, 2021 to November 18, 2021

2021 API/AFPM Fall Operating Practices Symposium And Roundtable

API Virtual Event


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The 2021 Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium will be held November 17-18 as a virtual event.

Be sure to participate in the upcoming API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices Symposium (OPS), which is jointly sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). This uniquely important event is an industry-wide forum held semi-annually (in the spring and fall) for the exchange of information on safe operating procedures and sharing of “best practices” within refineries and petrochemical plants.

The two, half-day program includes various technical presentations highlighting the lessons learned from facility incidents or near misses, discussions on accident avoidance in operating plants, and overviews of recurring themes in our industry.

API and AFPM are joint hosts of the Operating Practices Symposium to spread industry lessons learned to a wide audience. Do not miss this opportunity to obtain information, first-hand, that is essential to enhancing your site’s safety performance and your company’s overall success.

The Operating Practices Symposium activities are open to Refining and Petrochemical Operating Companies only.

Also, check out our Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Hybrid Meeting – Hybrid November 15-18, 2021.


Questions?

API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium: Andrew Broadbent, Downstream Manager, 202-682-8519 or [email protected]

Logistical Information: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or [email protected]

Registration: Brittany Ellis, 202-682-8195 or [email protected]

API Membership Status: Lillie Saunders, 202-682-8475, [email protected]

AFPM Membership: 202-457-0480 or www.afpm.org

OPS Participation Criteria

Symposium attendees do not have to be members of API or AFPM. However, the Symposium is open only to representatives of refining and petrochemical operating companies. Symposium participants are those responsible for gathering incident/near miss information and disseminating lessons-learned within their companies. By participating in the Operating Practices Symposium, you agree to fully comply with API’s policies and procedures governing antitrust concerns, that you will not make audio recordings, video recordings, or take photos or screen shots of API meetings and content without the express written consent of all persons who will be presenting their content and that you must act professionally and comply with your company’s code of conduct at all times.

API will confirm that registrants meet the Participation Criteria. API will contact registrants who are not qualified, and the registration will be cancelled. For more information, please contact Andrew Broadbent at [email protected].

For AFPM membership status for your company, please visit www.afpm.org and click on Membership from the homepage.

Who Should Attend

Those who benefit most include vice presidents, senior managers, and their representatives from refining/petrochemical companies. Others who will find great value by participating are managers responsible for plant operations and maintenance – as well as “best practice” team leaders and PSM/safety experts.

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
615-622-1234

Online Reservations

Room Rate: $289 single or double occupancy
OPS meets during the Fall Refining Meetings, so please mention the Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting, or Group Code G-APIF, to receive the API group rate.

Resort Fee: $25 daily (Optional)
A daily resort fee of $25.00 will be optional. Be sure to confirm whether you wish to take advantage of this option at the time you check in at the hotel. This optional fee covers these amenities: premium internet access in your guestroom; 24-hour access to the fitness center and classes; 25% discount on spa and salon services; 25% discount on cabana rentals (based on availability); recreational activities at both Grotto and Terrace pools, two I-Ride Trolley tickets to the International Drive area; kids 12 and under eat free at select restaurants with adult purchase (restrictions apply); and 2 bottled waters per day.

Reservations questions? If you need personal assistance, please call 1-800-233-1234 (central reservations). You may also call the hotel directly at 407-284-1234 and ask for in-house reservations if you have difficulty making online reservations or have specific questions.

Reservation Deadline: October 22, 2021 by 5:00 pm, EDT.
After this date and time, reservations will be accepted on a space and room type availability basis and at the hotel’s best rate available.

Room Guarantee and Reservation Cancellation: A credit card guarantee is required to confirm and hold each reservation. Cancellations must be received by the hotel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival, and a cancellation number must be obtained, or the card will be charged for the first night’s room rate. Hotel is responsible for informing guests of this requirement. API assumes no responsibility.

Hyatt Hotels is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its guests. Review Hyatt Hotels Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment for details.

Monitor the website for the Hyatt Regency Orlando or contact them directly for ongoing and updated details.

Registration Fees

Registration Fees (in US dollars)

Virtual Fees
API / AFPM Members $350
API / AFPM Non-Members $425
Symposium Speakers $100
One-Day Participants $150

Registration RSVP by Date: November 5, 2021
Refund cut-off date: November 12, 2021

Cancellation, Refunds, and Substitutions

Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by November 12, 2021. A 20% administration fee will apply if notice of cancellation is received in writing and sent to [email protected] by November 12, 2021. No refunds given after November 12, 2021. Substitutions may be made at any time by written request to [email protected].

OPS Participation Criteria

Symposium attendees do not have to be members of API or AFPM. However, the Symposium is open only to representatives of refining and petrochemical operating companies. Symposium participants are those responsible for gathering incident/near miss information and disseminating lessons-learned within their companies. By participating in the Operating Practices Symposium, you agree to fully comply with API’s policies and procedures governing antitrust concerns, that you will not make audio recordings, video recordings, or take photos or screen shots of API meetings and content without the express written consent of all persons who will be presenting their content and that you must act professionally and comply with your company’s code of conduct at all times.