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2018 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting

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When: April 16, 2018 - April 19, 2018

Where: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, Washington

Open for Registration Details

Preliminary Program

The informative program will include:

  • A Welcome Breakfast and General Session
  • A Vast Array of Technical Standards Committee Meetings covering Refining and Chemical Process Equipment
  • API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium (Open to Refining and Petrochemical Operating Companies Only)
  • Monday Networking Reception, including Sponsor Tabletop Exhibits

Media Sponsors



Refining Standards Committees: David Miller, 202-682-8159 or; Stephen Crimaudo, 202-682-8151 or 
Refining Subcommittee & API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium: Ron Chittim, 202-682-8176 or
Logistical Information: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or
Registration: Brittany Morrow, 202-682-8195 or

Preliminary Program

Who Should Attend

Industry professionals in the refining and petrochemical industries such as:

  • Operations and engineering managers
  • Process unit engineers and specialists
  • Refinery equipment specialists

Reason for Attending

  • Have access to technical committee meetings covering API standards
  • Learn about the latest research and development on refining process equipment, including future R&D efforts
  • Obtain the latest information from industry suppliers by visiting their tabletop exhibits.
  • Make contacts with your colleagues and establish new business connections.

Sponsor an Attendee

Share your standards expertise with the next generation of oil and natural gas professionals by providing a complimentary registration. The cost is free and your sponsored attendee is welcomed at all 2018 API Standards meetings.

Complimentary registration is limited to first-time attendees only. Those persons must be sponsored, and accompanied, by a prior API standards meeting participant from the same company. Pre-registration is required. All hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant/attendee. You may only register two sponsored attendees, and on-site registration cannot be accepted for them.

Future Meetings

2018 Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting
November 12-15, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

2019 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting
May 6-9, 2019
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

2019 Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting
November 18-21, 2019
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsor Application and Agreement

Exhibitor Application and Agreement

Fax to 202-682-8222 

Application Deadline: March 16, 2018

Artwork Deadline: March 9, 2018

Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors - This contains information on deadline, setup, display hours, shipping details, etc.

On-Site Program Ad Specifications


Opportunity  Cost Availability Sponsor
Monday Breakfast/General Session $3,500 5 Available

Central Coffee/Refreshment Breaks $3,000 5 Available

Monday Networking Break $2,500 Available

Tuesday Networking Break $2,500 Available

Reception $5,000 5 Available

Registration Lanyards $6,500 Available

Registration Bags $8,000 Available

Meeting WiFi  $5,000 Available

Mobile Device Power Banks $8,000  Available  
On-Site Program  $5,000  Available

Spouse/Guest Activities

  • Monday: Cooking School and Lunch
  • Tuesday: Seattle Underground Tour and Lunch

Spouse/Guest Program - Description of Activities

Spouse/Guest Fees

To register a spouse/guest, for method of payment inquiries, and/or split payment inquiries, please contact Brittany Morrow at 202-682-8195 or

Deadline: March 23, 2018

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds: Refunds will be granted at 100% if requests are received by March 30, 2018. After this date, spouse/guest refunds will be granted at 50%.

  By March 23
Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Activities - 2 Days $275
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Only - 2 Days $150
Spouse/Guest Breakfast and Activity - 1 Day  $195 
Spouse/Guest Breakfast Only - 1 Day  $50

Guidelines for Participation

  • On-site registration will be based on availability only and cannot be guaranteed.
  • The order and type of the activities listed are subject to change. Notification will be given.
  • A spouse/guest refers to a spouse or personal friend, not a business associate or staff colleague. The spouse/guest registration fee may not be applied to anyone who wishes to attend meetings.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Before participation can begin, the spouse will be asked to sign a general waiver of liability.


Christy Howard, Christy Hill Events, Inc at or Arnetta Smith at

Sheraton Seattle
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
Online Reservations
Call: 206-621-9000 or 1—888-627-7056
Room Rate: $239 single/double; Mention the API Group Rate
Reservation Deadline: March 26, 2018 by 5:00 pm local time or until room block is sold out. After this date and time, reservations will be accepted at the group room rate on a space available basis only or a the hotel's best rate available.