HOUSTON -- Downstream executives and key market
players descended upon the River Oaks Country Club this
past Friday (Oct. 19) for Hydrocarbon
39th annual HPI
Forecast and Breakfast.
The event marked the annual release of the HPI
Market Data book, a 98-page issue with keen market
insight into sectors such as refining, natural
gas/LNG, petrochemicals, maintenance/equipment and health,
safety and environment.
Each year, company leaders rely on the information from the
book to refine their marketing strategies, recognize emerging
trends and discover new opportunities and areas of growth.
At the Oct. 19 event, magazine editors unveiled their forecast
for the coming year, which includes a projected 3.6% increase in
yearly HPI spending. Further forecast details can be found in
the news story for the event.
Included below are select images from the breakfast
Numerous attendees took the opportunity to
network at the pre-breakfast coffee reception.
Gulf Publishing Company CEO John Royall welcomed guests to the
Hydrocarbon Processing publisher Bret Ronk introduced his team
Stephany Romanow, editor of the magazine, shared her outlook
for the refining sector.
Process editor Adrienne Blume offered thoughts on the natural
Online editor Ben DuBose evaluated changes within the petrochemical market.
Technical editor Billy
Thinnes discussed possible policy changes within
safety HPI regulations.
US Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas) concluded the event by
delivering the keynote address,
sharing thoughts on the energy renaissance in Texas and
Organizers partnered with the Houston Food Bank (pictured
right, Ashley Estes) for charitable donations.
For more information on the
HPI Market Data
book, please click here
If you would like a copy of the PowerPoint slides from the
presentation, email HP