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2021 API/AFPM Fall Operating Practices Symposium and Roundtable

Registration Coming Soon

When: November 17, 2021 - November 18, 2021

Where: Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Registration information and options for in-person and virtual participation is currently anticipated in August. Open for details.

The 2021 Fall API/AFPM Operating Practices Symposium and Roundtable will be held November 17-18, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.

API/AFPM Fall Operating Practices Symposium
November 17, 2021

The API/AFPM Fall Operating Practices Symposium 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 an 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. 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.

API/AFPM Fall Operating Practices Roundtable
November 18, 2021

The API Operating Practices Advisory Group (OPAG) also invites you to attend the Operating Practices (OPS) Roundtable, a forum for sharing practices and dialogue for symposium participants on specific topics. This roundtable will be held on Thursday, November 18, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

This roundtable session complements the existing OPS by enabling participants to address specific approaches and practices on pre-selected topics pertaining to safe operating practices.

Participation Criteria

Symposium and Roundtable attendees do not have to be members of API or AFPM. However, the Symposium and Roundtable are 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.

For more information, please contact Andrew Broadbent at

Program Details Coming Soon

Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

Online Reservations

Room Rate: $289 single or double occupancy
OPS meets during the Fall Refining Meetings, so please mention the Fall Refining and Equipment Standards Meeting, or Group Code G-APIF, to receive the API group rate.

Resort Fee: $25 daily (Optional)
A daily resort fee of $25.00 will be optional. Be sure to confirm whether you wish to take advantage of this option at the time you check in at the hotel. This optional fee covers these amenities: premium internet access in your guestroom; 24-hour access to the fitness center and classes; 25% discount on spa and salon services; 25% discount on cabana rentals (based on availability); recreational activities at both Grotto and Terrace pools, two I-Ride Trolley tickets to the International Drive area; kids 12 and under eat free at select restaurants with adult purchase (restrictions apply); and 2 bottled waters per day.

Reservations questions? If you need personal assistance, please call 1-800-233-1234 (central reservations). You may also call the hotel directly at 407-284-1234 and ask for in-house reservations if you have difficulty making online reservations or have specific questions.

Reservation Deadline: October 22, 2021 by 5:00 pm, EDT. After this date and time, reservations will be accepted on a space and room type availability basis and at the hotel's best rate available.

Room Guarantee and Reservation Cancellation: A credit card guarantee is required to confirm and hold each reservation. Cancellations must be received by the hotel at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to arrival, and a cancellation number must be obtained, or the card will be charged for the first night’s room rate. Hotel is responsible for informing guests of this requirement. API assumes no responsibility.  

Hyatt Hotels is committed to the safety and wellbeing of its guests. Review Hyatt Hotels Global Care and Cleanliness Commitment for details.

Monitor the website for the Hyatt Regency Orlando or contact them directly for ongoing and updated details.