CPChem, Sasol, INEOS & Olin Share Workforce Strategy at Annual Houston Petrochemical Workforce Development Conference

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With just 6 weeks to go until our Second Annual Petrochemical Workforce Development Conference (19-20th April) companies inc. CPChem, Sasol, INEOS, Bechtel, Jacobs & Fluor are preparing their presentations for this key industry event at the Hilton Doubletree (Greenway Plaza), Houston.

“This year’s Workforce Development 2016 conference will be a good chance to connect with Houston’s leading Workforce Development Experts and Educators"

Supported by ABC, CURT, EHCMA & the CLMA - the event will see over 200 industry professionals meet to discuss key strategies for effective workforce development & retention in 2016 & beyond. It’s no secret that 2016 is forecast to be slow for job growth in Houston, added pressures include major budget cuts and a severe shortage of available craft laborer’s. It’s an unpredictable time for the industry and there is urgency amongst workforce leaders to share strategy and discuss solutions.

David King, Workforce Development Leader at INEOS is speaking at the event. David told Petrochemical Update exclusively that “This year’s Workforce Development 2016 conference will be a good chance to connect with Houston’s leading Workforce Development Experts and Educators as they share new thinking & strategy on how to attract, train and retain existing workforces for present and future opportunities in our industry.”

Confirmed participants include Senior Workforce Leaders at BASF, Bechtel, Braskem, Chevron Phillips Chemical, ExxonMobil, Brock Group, Westlake Chemical, CB&I, S&B, Fluor, Huntsman International, INEOS, Sasol, NOVA Chemical, Jacobs, PTT GC America, Marubeni, Olin, Total Petrochemicals, Worley Parsons, Zachry & more.
A unique opportunity for workforce leaders at Houstons leading Economic Alliances, Workforce Planning Commissions, Colleges and Industry Experts to network, address forecasts (e.g. market growth & skills demand) and tackle ongoing HR challenges and issues including: succession planning, innovative workforce solutions, knowledge capture and engaging (and retaining) millennial’s.

Top speakers include:

  •     Kate Holzhauser, Vice President EHS&S, Chevron Phillips Chemical
  •     Jeffrey Gill, Senior HR Leader, Learning & Talent management, Sasol
  •     Lowell Wiles, Group Vice President, Jacobs
  •     Sam Lyon, Global Manager HR Services, Bechtel
  •     Bruce Raiff, Learning & Performances Leader, Olin
  •     David King, Workforce Development Leader, INEOS
  •     Travis Brisco, President of US Operations, Brock Group
  •     Jim Hanna, Group HR Executive, Fluor

For more information visit the conference website: http://www.petchem-update.com/workforce/

The event is receiving industry wide backing, sponsors include Westney Consulting, TRS Staffing, AmecFoster Wheeler, The Buillion Group, TDS, Tradesmen International, Simtronics, Systran, San Jacinto College & Rigzone. Delegates have access to a booth exhibition floor packed with the latest workforce solutions, service providers and the College Pavilion - a brand new initiative for 2016.

The conference is taking place at the Hilton Doubletree hotel by Greenway Plaza in Houston, 19-20th April.

If you would like to attend, register for your pass here: http://www.petchem-update.com/workforce/register.php

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