How a connected workforce changes everything

For 11 years, Hydrocarbon Processing's International Refining and Petrochemical Conference (IRPC) has been the leading downstream technology event. IRPC Americas, held annually in Houston, provides a high-level forum for key players in the petrochemical and refining sectors to share their knowledge, learn about best practices, and stay abreast of the latest advances. 

Get the latest industry insights

Leading HPI professionals from companies like CHS, Mobideo, and Shell Catalysts and Technologies, discuss projects in presentations that include:

Revamping a hydroprocessing unit into a mild hydrocracker to increase flexibility and margins: Pankaj Desai, Principal Sales Manager, Shell Catalysts and Technologies and Tim Bohnet, Process Engineering ManagerCHS, Inc.

Maintenance digitalization: A connected workforce changes everything: 
Cam Raison, Senior Account Executive, Mobideo

Dorian Cockrell, Manager-Workforce Operations, Texas Workforce Commission has been added to the panel: Building the talent pipeline for the energy and petrochemical industries 

See full agenda here.

Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities at IRPC Americas

IRPC Americas provides the perfect forum to network with delegates from companies like Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, BP, Chevron, Eni, ExxonMobil, Motiva, Phillips66 Company, Saudi Aramco, and Sinopec. Speak to someone on the Hydrocarbon Processing team to help facilitate an introduction while attending IRPC.   

IRPC Americas Pre-Conference Seminar hosted by Sulzer/GTC Technology

Hydrocarbon Processing and Sulzer GTC Technology are delighted once again to be collaborating on a pre-IRPC Americas seminar taking place on Tuesday, September 24, from 12.30 to 5:30 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8686 Kirby Drive in Houston, Texas. 

There is no charge to attend.

The complimentary seminar will start with lunch from 11:30 - 12:30, followed by an afternoon of essential and comprehensive information sharing and demonstration on "Innovation in the Real World".

We hope to see you at this informative seminar on Tuesday, September 24 at 12:30 with lunch starting at 11:30. To apply for your place at this exciting seminar, please email

Microsoft Technology Center Tour sponsored by Aveva

The goal of the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) is to help you find the right solutions to transform your business into a mobile-first, cloud-first world. With nearly 40 locations around the world, Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) offer collaborative environments and hands-on experiences where customers can try out the latest cloud-powered solutions driving business transformation, including innovative technologies like Hololens and Surface Hub.
The centers feature interactive demos, immersive experiences, theater-like settings for envisioning scenarios and tailored sessions for building solutions that meet customer goals. Working with partners like AVEVA, the MTC enables you to examine how innovations like IIoT, edge, Cloud, artificial intelligence, advanced 3D visualization, and the digital twin create new opportunities for the petrochemical and refinery sector to improve reliability, performance, and safety.

AVEVA is sponsoring the tour to showcase some AVEVA solutions alongside partner technologies to showcase the potential technologies in the digital refinery of the future.

The Houston tour of the Microsoft Technology Center, sponsored by AVEVA, will take place on September 27, 2019.

Optional Networking Dinner

The networking dinner is an additional cost of $150.00 and takes place on September 25. Tickets may be purchased during registration and are limited. Your ticket includes a buffet dinner and two drink tickets.

Testimonials at IRPC: What advice do you have for first-time attendees?

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