New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 25, 2016
In 2 weeks’ time, North America's largest Shutdowns & Turnarounds event, dedicated to the petrochemical & refining industries, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. More than 200 Turnaround Leaders, representing all of the major US owner/operator companies, EPCs & contractors, will come together at Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds (GCST) 2016 from June 7-8 to network, share best practices, and develop new thinking for the North American turnarounds & maintenance industry.
The conference will feature world class speakers from highly respected companies including LyondellBasell, Motiva Enterprises, Shell Chemical, Dupont, Valero, BASF, Sasol, Covestro, Mexichem, Repcon & Fluor, and will provide the audience with breakthrough strategies and proven best practices to reduce cost and improve productivity on future turnarounds; via sessions on effective scope management, successfully integrating turnarounds and capital projects, innovations and new technology to bring the industry in to the 21st Century, and more.
Organizers Petrochemical Update promise this year's conference will be bigger and better than any other, featuring a superb speaker line-up of seasoned turnaround experts sharing "lessons learned" and tangible solutions to common challenges. Additionally, on opening night, delegates will be treated to a networking party extravaganza, as the Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds attendees and 500+ attendees of the collocated Petrochemical Engineering & Construction 2016 conference take over the notorious House of Blues in New Orleans for a first rate networking event, live music from the Swamp Monkeys, snacks and drinks for the evening.
Although in its first year, this conference has hit the ground running, and has already gained sign-ups from over 100 owners, plus all of the big US contractors and vendors. Petrochemical Update has released a sample attendee list on the website to prove this point. It is clear that the entire industry will be there. Recent sign ups include Chevron, Chevron Phillips, CITGO, Covestro, Axiall, ExxonMobil, Kuraray America, Lyondellbasell, Marathon, Motiva, Shell Chemical, and Total. See the sample here - http://www.petchem-update.com/shutdown-turnaround/attendees.php
Advisory Board Member, Ed Winston, Principal Engineer - Turnarounds & Maintenance at Hollyfrontier, had this to say about the conference...
“The Gulf Coast Shutdowns & Turnarounds 2016 event will provide proven best practices to help you align organizational expectations to deliver complex projects and turnarounds within tight operating and budgetary windows. Attendance is crucial to the way we run our future projects in these uncertain times.”
Day 1 Chairman, Bobby Singh, President at Project Assurance, had this to add...
“With almost 90% of turnarounds failing to meet established goals, this conference will be crucial for turnaround teams looking for innovative strategies and devising best practices to consistently achieve pacesetter results and successful turnarounds. The quality of speakers is excellent and the content is fresh.”
E-networking services have already been released to those singed up to attend. All attendees will be booking meetings now via the closed Networking LinkedIn group, to ensure they have a jam-packed networking schedule ready for June 7-8. With very limited places in the conference room, now is the time to register for the biggest US turnaround event. Register here: http://www.petchem-update.com/shutdown-turnaround/register.php
For more information visit the conference website, and follow the conversation on Twitter #GCST2016. Alternatively, contact Conference Director, Karla Sharp at karla(at)petchem-update(dot)com
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Karla Michelle Sharp
Senior Conference Director
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