Learn how to embed the culture, systems and processes of the world's Highest Reliability Organizations.
If you're in a hazardous industry, you're facing more volatility, complexity and risk than ever before. With markets shifting, regulations changing and pressure to increase efficiency in your operations - how can you deliver consistent operational excellence?
Join over 150 business leaders and learn world class strategies for keeping your people safe, your operations productive and your products sustainable at North America’s leading forum on Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals and Resources. This year's event has tracks on Operational Risk Management, AI & Machine Learning, Lean Transformation,Human Factors, Leadership & Culture, Asset Optimization, Process Safety, Environmental Excellence, Digital Transformation and more.
Over 30 industry-leading speakers will share how to:
Leverage the latest strategies to optimize Maintenance and Reliability
Drive Operational Excellence to the frontline
Manage Change - without Compromising Business Performance
Increase Risk Visibility by Optimizing Data and Information Management
Identify the Cultural Gaps that are Impacting your Company's Safety, Quality, Reliability and Profitability
Strengthen your Core Operating Processes - including Process and Human Safety, Environmental Performance and Compliance - to Drive Enterprise Transformation
Improve Culture, Competence and Compliance to Build a High Reliability Organization
Harness big data, analytics and AI to fundamentally transform operational efficiency
Lead your Millennial Workforce toward Operational Excellence
Understand the Impact of Human Factors on Safety Performance
Improve your Management System to better Identify - and Eliminate - Sources of Risk and Value Loss in your Operations
Enhance Project Performance and Create Standardization across Projects
Meet production targets and simultaneously improve environmental stewardship and safety
Develop comprehensive asset analytics to maximize return on your assets
Apply Lean Principles to Manage your Operating Expenses
Reduce Complexity and Variability with Clearly Defined Standards and Accountabilities
Embed efficiency, safety and effectiveness into your company's DNA.
Make the commitment to Operational Excellence.
2019 Speakers included
Vice President, Operational Excellence
Head of Learning
Director, Operational Excellence
Vice President, Corpus Christie Refineries
Flint Hills Resources
Global Process Safety Management Lead
Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Director, Performance & Business Excellence
Head of Maintenance, Reliability & Integrity
Director, Maintenance & Reliability - Southwest Gathering
Global Risk Manager
North America Continuous Improvement Leader
Director, Business Transformation
Head of Business Transformation
Director, Process Safety
Global Customer Operations Continuous Improvement Manager
Shell Oil Company
Corporate Vice President, Quality
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Vice President, North American Environment, Health and Safety
Continuous Improvement Project Manager
The Dow Chemical Company
Global Manager, Performance Improvement
Former Global Vice President & Director of Business Excellence
Manager, Projects Center of Excellence
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health
Texas A&M University
Key Themes for 2019 included:
Internet of Things
Leadership, Skills & Capabilities
Maintenance & Reliability
Operations Management Systems
RPA, AI & Machine Learning
Personal & Process Safety
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"Learned a lot at this event, met a lot of contacts, interesting to see what position other companies were at in terms of OE."
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Exceptional Feedback from the Operational Excellence Summit Series
Want to know what happens at our Operational Excellence events? Watch this short video to get a feel for the onsite experience. Over 100 Heads of Operations, HSE, ORM and Operational Excellence came together at our 2018 Houston Summit to learn how to best manage human, asset and environmental risk to deliver consistent operational excellence.