Petrochemical, refining and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry leaders at the Downstream, Engineering, Construction & Maintenance (DECM) event next month in New Orleans will address a wide range of issues, including poor craft labor productivity, and reducing costs for capital projects and maintenance. The June 15-16 event at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside is expecting to draw more than 1,100 attendees.


DECM attendees can visit Industrial Info at Booth #24 and meet Tony Salemme, Industrial Info's vice president - Craft Labor Group, who will share his expertise on labor markets and forecasts. Reach out to Tony Salemme at tsalemme@industrialinfo.com.


Headline sponsor Odebrecht (Sao Paulo, Brazil) is the latest industry heavyweight to join the speaker line-up at DECM, including senior level decision makers at Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) (Irving, Texas), Dow Chemical Company (NYSE:DOW) (Midland, Michigan), Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic), Braskem (NYSE:BAK) (Sao Paulo), Cheniere Energy Incorporated (NYSE:LNG) (Houston, Texas), Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CB&I) (NYSE:CBI) (The Hague, Netherlands), Bechtel Group Incorporated (San Francisco, California), KBR Incorporated (NYSE:KBR) (Houston), Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR) (Irving, Texas), Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) (Houston), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) (San Antonio, Texas) and many more. They will elaborate on central issues that impact the market today, including tackling poor craft labor productivity, and reducing costs for major capital projects, in-plant projects and maintenance.


Event Director Emily McMahon said: "The learning and networking potential on offer rivals any other meeting of its kind; with two dedicated days of conference tracks, and two networking parties--this event will help owners save millions in capital expenditures, and facilitate business relationships to progress the downstream market nationwide."


Attendees can expect dedicated conference tracks across the following key areas:

  • Major projects (more than $500 million)
  • Plant-based, small (less than $50 million) projects and midsized projects ($50 million to $500 million)
  • Shutdowns and turnarounds
  • Reliability and maintenance
  • Commissioning and start-up
  • Modularization

Check out the event website, including the speaker line-up, attendees and agenda, here.


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