North America’s only forum on Operational Excellence in Refining & Petrochemicals

Optimize yield, reduce costs and stay safe.

Refining and petrochemical companies are facing more volatility, competition, regulation and risk than ever before. Keeping your people safe, products sustainable and operations productive amidst shifting markets, changing regulations and increased pressure to improve operational efficiency isnt easy.

Join over 150 operations leaders at North America’s only forum on Operational Excellence in Refining & Petrochemicals. Learn from over 30 world class organizations how to:


Drive Operational Excellence to the frontline


Identify waste, reduce downtime and lower costs during STOs


Increase risk visibility by optimising data and information management


Reduce complexity and variability with clearly defined standards and accountabilities


Detect whether your work environments and processes are increasing the likelihood of a risk occurring


Improve your Operations Management System to better identify - and eliminate - sources of risk and value loss in your operations or plant


Deliver capital and maintenance projects with less risk and superior returns


Optimize data and information management to support early event detection and resolution


Eliminate the performance gaps that can impact your organization’s safety, quality, reliability and profitability


Maximize yield, improve efficiency and enhance safety performance across your plants


Improve process safety and HSE management performance

Over 100 Operators in attendance, 30 industry case studies, 4 regulatory agencies, 10 downstream technology innovators and two full days of hands-on, peer led learning and networking. If you're focused on achieving operational excellence this is the event you cannot afford to miss.



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Key Themes for 2018 include:

Cost control



Internet of

Naval Procurement & Assets

High Reliability Organizations

Maritime Domain Awareness

Operational Risk Management

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EEZ Protection

Business Transformation

Naval Firepower

Personal and Process Safety

Naval Procurement & Assets

Organizational Effectiveness

Naval Procurement & Assets

Asset Integrity Management

Naval Firepower

Maintenance, Repair & Operations

EEZ Protection

Operations Management Systems

EEZ Protection


Exceptional Feedback from the Operational Excellence Summit Series

Over 150 operations leaders attended our Operational Excellence event in 2017. Watch this short video to get a feel for the onsite experience. Then download the agenda to see what you can look forward to at the 2018 OE Summit.


What attendees said about our 2017 Opex Summits: