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2018 API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices Symposium

Online Registration is Closed, Please Register Onsite

When: April 18, 2018

Where:Sheraton Seattle, Seattle, Washington

Open for Registration Details


Be sure to participate in the upcoming API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium, which is jointly sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). This uniquely important event is an industry-wide forum held semi-annually (in the spring and fall) for the exchange of information on safe operating procedures and sharing of "best practices" within refineries and petrochemical plants.

The full-day program includes various technical presentations highlighting the lessons learned from facility incidents or near misses, discussions on accident avoidance in operating plants, and overviews of recurring themes in our industry.

A Networking Luncheon is planned for symposium participants, as well as OPS Reception immediately following the end of the OPS program on Wednesday.

API and AFPM are joint hosts of the Operating Practices Symposium to spread industry lessons learned to a wide audience. Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain information, first-hand, that is essential to your company’s success.

Check out our Refining and Equipment Standards meeting.


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

AFPM Membership: 202-457-0480


Participation Criteria

Symposium attendees don’t have to be members of API or AFPM. However, the symposium is open only to representatives of refining and petrochemical operating companies.

Symposium participants are those responsible for gathering incident/near miss information and disseminating lessons-learned within their companies. API and AFPM will answer any questions about registrants not meeting the Participation Criteria. In such a case, the person registering will be contacted to confirm that the Participation Criteria are met.

Who Should Attend

Those who benefit most include vice presidents, senior managers, and their representatives from refining/petrochemical companies. Others who will find great value by participating are managers responsible for plant operations and maintenance – as well as "best practice" team leaders and PSM/safety experts.

Future Meetings

2018 Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium
November 14, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

2019 Spring API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium
May 8, 2019
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

2019 Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium
November 20, 2019
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

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.