Industry Advisory Board Announced for Energy Construction Forum 2016

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Following the success of 2015’s Energy Construction Forum (ECF), an industry advisory board comprised of key players involved with midstream and downstream energy projects and construction has come together to assist in creating a forum with the most relevant and vital content. Taking place once again in the heart of project activity along the Gulf Coast, ECF 2016 will be held March 1-2 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

2016 Energy Construction Forum

2016 Energy Construction Forum

Following the success of 2015’s Energy Construction Forum (ECF), an industry advisory board comprised of key players involved with midstream and downstream energy projects and construction has come together to assist in creating a forum with the most relevant and vital content. Taking place once again in the heart of project activity along the Gulf Coast, ECF 2016 will be held March 1-2 at the Moody Gardens Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.

“We are pleased to have such an important group of energy construction and project management professionals guiding the content and direction for this fast-growing and critical industry gathering,” said Gulf Publishing Company President and CEO John Royall. “These industry experts will assist in creating a rare opportunity for this energy community to engage with key decision-makers and executives who are directly involved in the planning, execution and purchasing decisions that impact their project’s success and bottom line."

Confirmed Industry Advisory Board Members are listed below. Additional Advisory Board members will be joining ECF 2016 and will be released upon official confirmation.

Industry Advisory Board Members for ECF 2016:

  • Steve Corbin, VP Projects Downstream, Shell
  • Harry Harrison, Director of Construction Process Plants and Industrial Business Unit, Wood Group Mustang
  • Alan Hepp, Vice President Petrochemicals Development & Industrial Gases, Valero
  • Craig Najjar, Director of Downstream Projects, Oil & Gas, SNC-Lavalin
  • Taylor Auburg, Project Director, Freeport LNG
  • Jeff Gill, VP Human Resources, SASOL
  • Dale Sullivan, Operations Manager, S&B Engineers & Constructors
  • Shari Davis, Director of Project Management & Project Controls, Strategy Engineering
  • Tom McCormick, President of Oil & Gas, Americas, CB&I
  • Rick Paull, Project Manager, Huntsman Chemical
  • Conference Chairman: Lee Nichols, Editor-Associate Publisher, Hydrocarbon Processing and Construction Boxscore Database

Hosted by Hydrocarbon Processing and Construction Boxscore Database and organized by Gulf Publishing Company and Stone Fort Group, this forum will once again bring together key stakeholders in the rapidly-growing marketplace for midstream and downstream energy projects and construction.

With estimated projects at more than $100 billion and growing in North America, ECF is the best opportunity to connect with major project leaders in the energy industry, interact with key engineering firms and suppliers, and engage on topics regarding the opportunities, challenges and solutions for the current state of the industry. The forum caters to companies involved in major projects: expansions, new construction and infrastructure development for the petrochemical, refining, chemical, pipeline, terminals & storage, loading/transfer systems, GTL, LNG and NGLs industries.

With an attendance of 350+ in its inaugural year, including leading E&C firms and OOs, the conference and expo brought together many of the leading stakeholders for our market. With added support through the creation of the advisory board, we look forward to a prominent and expanded event for 2016. In this turbulent oil & gas economy, the Energy Construction Forum demonstrates the resilience of one of America’s most dynamic industries and the launch of a new gathering place for energy project leaders and stakeholders to come together and find solutions.

For more information, visit the event website at http://energyconstructionforum.com.

About Stone Fort Group

Stone Fort Group Launches, Manages and Organizes Remarkable Events. This is a major part of our business and still showcases a simple truth: There is no substitute for getting senior business people together to share experiences, discuss the issues and opportunities and build partnerships.

We have a strong history of building rewarding partnerships, alliances, joint ventures and show management relationships with b2b visionaries, publishers and associations in order to successfully serve new and emerging markets. Additionally, we have worked with numerous groups, associations on their current events, magazines, websites and newsletters to take them to the next level of growth. Our conferences, summits, training and trade shows range from closely focused niche events, to an annual industry gathering where major strategy, policy and product announcements are made.

Stone Fort Group currently serves the following markets with events/newsletters throughout North America:

Energy: Energy Construction Forum
             PetroTrans
             National Ethanol Conference    
HR/Workforce: WorkforceNEXT
Automotive: NACE | CARS

About Gulf Publishing Company

Gulf Publishing Company is an international publishing and events business dedicated to the energy sector. Founded in 1916, Gulf Publishing Company produces and distributes leading trade journals (World Oil, Hydrocarbon Processing and Gas Processing magazines), and provides research, databases, software and events designed for the needs of the energy industry. Combined, the specialized publications of Gulf Publishing Company reach an audience of more than 100,000 upstream and downstream energy industry professionals worldwide.

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