Reuters Events: As Industry Profits Increase, No.1 Event Downstream USA 2023 Returns to Galveston after 4 years

LONDON – The downstream industry’s no.1 event, Downstream USA 2023, is due to return to Galveston after 4 years away, Reuters Events said today.

As downstream demand returns producers are focused on maximizing output to capture returning profits“, said Bridget Robinson, head of oil & gas at Reuters Events, “Downstream USA 2023 unite decision makers discuss how they can balance race to safely maximize plant output against the need to futureproof facilities and start to embed sustainability as the new normal“.

The conference, taking place in Galveston, on June 7 and 8, will attract more than 500+ attendees while an accompanying exhibition, featuring 150+ booths, is expected to bring in a crowd of more than 3,500 petrochemical, refining, chemical and liquified natural gas professionals.

Confirmed speakers at Downstream USA 2023 include NOVA Chemical senior vice president and general counsel & corporate secretary Byron Romain, Indorama Ventures senior vice president and chief technical officer Suresh Padmanabhan and BASF Elyria, OH Site Director, Kathy Fisette.

Also speaking at the event will be NOVA Chemicals vice president of manufacturing excellence Walter Pesenti, LyondellBasell digital portfolio director of manufacturing, global engineering, capital projects, and turnarounds Theunis Myburg, Dow Director of EPC Madhivanan T A.

Downstream USA 2023 will feature three tracks covering:

  • Capital projects, fine tuning capital project strategy and incrementally progress towards excellence through targeted construction and engineering sessions addressing pain points throughout project lifecycles.
  • Reliability and maintenance, developing data-driven strategy which balances asset integrity with profitability, and utilises innovative tech to enhance asset efficiency, empower your workforce & drive resilience.
  • Shutdown and turnarounds, integrating capital project work early and harnessing the power of new technologies to reduce scope creep and increase execution productivity.

As the no.1 industry event Downstream USA offers the best opportunity to learn from and network with the decision makers holding some of the downstream’s biggest purse strings,” said Robinson. “It’s time to dust off those business cards.”

The Downstream USA 2023 conference and exhibition will take place In Galveston on June 7 and 8.  For more information, visit or write to

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