May 22, 2024 to May 23, 2024

2024 API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices Symposium and Roundtable

Hyatt Regency St. Louis – St. Louis, Missouri


2024 API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices Symposium (OPS)


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Wednesday, May 22, 2024


The 2024 API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices Symposium (OPS), which is jointly sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) is a uniquely important event where various technical presentations are made highlighting the lessons learned from facility incidents or near misses and discussions on accident avoidance in refineries and petrochemical plants.

The OPS also provides a forum for the exchange of information on safe operating practices and procedures and sharing of “best practices” within refineries and petrochemical plants.

The OPS is held twice a year (spring and fall) – 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Operating Practices Symposium is open ONLY to Refining and Petrochemical Operating Companies.
Those who benefit most from attending the OPS include refinery vice presidents, refinery managers, operations 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 operational excellence and “best practice” team leaders and PSM/safety experts.


API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices “Roundtable” – Human & Organizational Performance (HOP)

Thursday, May 23, 2024
8:00 am – 3:00 pm


The API Operating Practices Advisory Group (OPAG) invites you to attend the Operating Practices “Roundtable” which will focus on Human & Organizational Performance (HOP). The Roundtable is a forum for sharing safety and operating practices and engaging in dialogue and collaboration with other industry participants on HOP and Organizational Learning.

This HOP roundtable session will cover the following topics:

  • HOP Principles Explained
  • HOP Implementation: Real-World Successes & Challenges
  • The Value of Organizational Learning
    • Various Operational Learning Approaches & Tools
    • Learning Teams Case Study as a Tool in the HOP Toolkit
  • Industry Tools Available to learn More About HOP
  • Panel Discussion – Everything You Wanted to Know About HOP But Were Afraid to Ask



Hyatt Regency St. Louis At The Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
Online Reservations

Room Rate: $219 single or double occupancy. Mention the 2024 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting or API Meeting to receive the API group rate.

Reservations questions: If you need personal assistance, please call 1-800-544-9288 for in-house reservations if you have difficulty making online reservations or have specific questions.

Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2024by 5:00 pm.
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. The 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.

Registration Fees & Details

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Price if registered by
Friday, April 12

Price if registered after
Friday, April 12

API/AFPM Member $250 $400
API/AFPM Non-member $350 $500

For registration questions or method of payment inquiries, please contact 202-682-8195 or [email protected]

Early Registration Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024

Refund Cutoff Date: Friday, April 26, 2024 (No refunds granted after this date.)

Cancellations, Refunds, and Substitutions:
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be made in writing and sent to [email protected] by Friday, April 26, 2024. A $100 administration fee will apply if notice of cancellation is received in writing and sent to [email protected] by Friday, April 26, 2024.  No refunds given after Friday, April 26, 2024.  Substitutions may be made at any time by written request to [email protected].


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