Conference Program Schedule

Please note that the conference program and schedule are subject to change and will be updated routinely below:

Monday, May 6, 2024

7:45 - 8:20 am Breakfast (Texas Ballroom D&E)
8:00 am Opening Remarks - ILTA Chairman T. Pratt Summers and ILTA Interim President Leakhena Swett
8:30 - 10:00 am Opening Keynote - George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
10:00 - 10:20 am Technology Break
Texas Ballroom F
Texas Ballrooms G-H
Health, Safety & Security
David Mitzner Room
Operations & Engineering
Texas Ballrooms B-C
10:20 - 11:20 am
The 7 Essential Traits of Successful Leaders
Walter Nusbaum, The Nusbaum Group
EPA Gasoline Distribution Rule Changes
Harold V. Laurence, P.E. (WA), Trinity Consultants, Arron Civera, Kinder Morgan, Brian Sweeley, Marathon Petroleum Company
Industrial Hygiene in the Terminal Industry for Workers and the Community
Scott Malm, PhD, CIH, CTEH, LLC, Dennis Mendenhall, MS, and Ted Grigorieff, Marathon Petroleum Company
Logistics - The "Forgotten" link in Energy Transition
Ivan Parra Tepedino, Pance Grcev, Becht
11:20 - 11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Market Trends and Valuation of Liquid Terminals
Jim Harden, ENERVAL, LLC
Opportunities for the Terminal Industry in the Energy Transition
Haley Armstrong, Ethan Spira, AJW, Inc., and Jay Cruz, ILTA (moderator)
Digitalization - Empowering Marine Terminal Operations Gonzalo Mera, SLOM – Latin America Society of Marine Oil Terminals and SBM Exponential Improvement in Liquids Operations Tennyson Reed, Acuraflow Inc.
12:30 - 12:50 pm Lunch Served (Texas Ballroom D&E)
12:50 - 2:00 pm Keynote - Jason Dorsey
2:10 - 3:10 pm
Chairman’s Roundtable ILTA Chairman T. Pratt Summers and past chairs Still Managing MOC the Old Way? Unleash the Power of Digital Reality for Near-Zero Risks Mohamed Hafez, HyBird Ltd., Jeremy Alberty, LBC Tank Terminals LLC OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update: Using All the Tools in the Toolkit Eric J. Conn, JD Conn Maciel Carey LLP Navigating the Future of Marine Terminals: Risk Reduction, Digital Excellence, and Port Call Data Exchange StandardsChristine Schlenker, Greater Houston Port Bureau, Ravi Khanna, CITGO Petroleum Corporation, David Bogdan, Phillips 66; Robert C. Kessler, MIS Marine (moderator)
3:10 - 3:25 pm Coffee Break
3:25 - 4:25 pm
Sustainability and Profitability  - Don't Be Fooled, They Can Coexist.
Allie Alderson, HMT LLC, Meridith Wilson, Buckeye Partners
Clearing the Air: Air Permitting & Compliance
Brian C. Burdorf, MBA, Harold V. Laurence, P.E. (WA), Trinity Consultants; Keith Ocheski, Buckeye Partners, Terri Hollomon, ONEOK
PFAS Remediation Technologies with Discussion of Completed Project Narratives
Melanie Landry, IMTT and AnnieLu DeWitt, Clean Harbors
Common Sense; Not So Common!
Earl J. Crochet, API 653, PE, Crochet Midstream
4:25 - 5:30 pm Women in Terminals Networking Reception (Texas Ballroom A) - Sponsored by  AC2, Inc.
5:30 - 7:00 pm Conference Reception - Altitude Pool at the Marriott Marquis

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

7:15 - 8:30 am Safety Awards and Leadership Awards Breakfast (Texas Ballroom D&E)
Texas Ballroom F
Texas Ballrooms G-H
Health, Safety & Security
David Mitzner Room
Operations & Engineering
Texas Ballrooms B-C
8:30 - 9:30 am
Cultivating a Culture of Excellence within the Terminal Industry
Byrne Evans, IMTT and Dennis Mendenhall, Marathon Petroleum Company
DOE Clean Energy Funding Community Benefit Plans and Environmental Justice Developments
Brian C. Burdorf, MBA, Trinity Consultants
Advanced Technologies and Their Role in a Safe Work Environment
Zachary Merkling, Part 107 FAA License, Certified Thermographer, William Wilson (moderator), Orbital Engineering
Fuel Supply Chain Resilience Standards Being Drafted by the DoD in 2024
James Paladino, Perceptive Sensor Technologies Inc.; Earl J. Crochet, API 653, PE, Crochet Midstream (moderator)
9:30 - 9:40 am Technology Break
9:40 - 10:40 am
Liquid Terminal Benchmarking: Benefits, Worldwide Analysis and Sustainability Metrics
John S. Jungman, BS, MBA Solomon Associates
Manjari G. Mittal
Solomon Associates
Options For Existing Vapor Control Equipment in Meeting the New Proposed Amendments to 40 CFR Parts 60 and 63
Greg Babcock and Gavan Jenkinson, Zeeco Inc., Keith Ocheski, Buckeye Partners, L.P.
Renewable Feedstock Integration:  Conquering the Challenges
Chris Stine, PE, & Joshua StClair, PE (moderator), Norwest Engineering, Michael Harrison, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine
Challenges of Operating an Oil Terminal in a Remote Location of the Amazon Rainforest
Gerson Araujo, TRANSPETRO
10:40 - 10:50 am Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:50 am
Security Regulatory Update
Jerry Jerdine, Ergon, Inc., Dan Slaton, Roberts Law Group PLLC / Chemical Security Group LLC, Roy Nash, Nash Maritime Consulting LLC
What Will the New EPA Kc Regulations Mean for Your Facility?
Earl J. Crochet, API 653, Crochet Midstream Consulting and Harold V. Laurence, P.E. (WA), Trinity Consultants
PFAS in Stormwater: What we Know
Brandon Steets, Geosyntec Consultants, Bina Reddy, Beveridge & Diamond
API's Process Safety Site Assessment Program (PSSAP®): Operational and Mechanical Integrity Assessments for Tank Farms & Terminals
Ryan D. Meng, American Petroleum Institute
12:15 - 1:30 pm Closing Keynote Luncheon - Kelly Murray, CISA (Texas Ballroom D&E)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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Conference & Trade Show

May 6-8