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2018 Spring Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting

Online Registration is Closed, Please Register Onsite

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 4 Available Gas and Air Systems, Inc.
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


ASTM International



Daily Thermetrics

Doxsteel Fasteners

Echo Ultrasonics LLC

Equity Engineering Group, Inc.

Emerson Rosemount Tank Gauging

Evans Consoles Incorporated


Furnace Improvements Services Inc.

HarbisonWalker International


Quest Integrity


Nationwide Boiler Inc.

Operational Sustainability, LLC.

Refractory Construction Services

Proact Services Corporation

Stress Engineering Services, Inc..

WIKA Instrument, LP

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.