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2021 API/AFPM Fall Operating Practices Symposium

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When: November 17, 2021 - November 18, 2021

Where: API Virtual Event

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The 2021 Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium will be held November 17-18 as a virtual event.

Be sure to participate in the upcoming API/AFPM Spring Operating Practices Symposium (OPS), 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 two, half-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.

API and AFPM are joint hosts of the Operating Practices Symposium to spread industry lessons learned to a wide audience. Do not miss this opportunity to obtain information, first-hand, that is essential to enhancing your site’s safety performance and your company's overall success.

The Operating Practices Symposium activities are open to Refining and Petrochemical Operating Companies only.

Also, check out our Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Hybrid Meeting – Hybrid November 15-18, 2021.


API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium: Andrew Broadbent, Downstream Manager, 202-682-8519 or
Logistical Information: Arnetta Smith, 202-682-8149 or
Registration: Brittany Ellis, 202-682-8195 or
API Membership Status: Lillie Saunders, 202-682-8475,
AFPM Membership: 202-457-0480 or

OPS Participation Criteria

Symposium attendees do not 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. By participating in the Operating Practices Symposium, you agree to fully comply with API's policies and procedures governing antitrust concerns, that you will not make audio recordings, video recordings, or take photos or screen shots of API meetings and content without the express written consent of all persons who will be presenting their content and that you must act professionally and comply with your company's code of conduct at all times.

API will confirm that registrants meet the Participation Criteria. API will contact registrants who are not qualified, and the registration will be cancelled. For more information, please contact Andrew Broadbent at

For AFPM membership status for your company, please visit and click on Membership from the homepage.

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.