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Monday – September 10, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Cocktail Social

Tuesday – September 11, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast/Registration
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome and Introduction

Conference Introduction


8:20 AM - 9:05 AM Keynote Address

Walter Pinto – Senior Director, Global Projects, Engineering, Reliability, Maintenance & Turnarounds

9:05 AM - 9:55 AM Benchmarking: Company Rankings, Part I – Turnaround Practices

This presentation will use information from the AP-Networks Turnaround Database to benchmark trends in turnaround preparation and performance. Benchmarks will be provided for the following:

  • Turnaround Readiness
  • Capital Project and Turnaround Integration
  • Scope Management and Control
  • Organizational Capability


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Benchmarking: Company Rankings, Part II – Turnaround Outcomes

This presentation will draw on information from the AP-Networks Turnaround Database to identify trends in turnaround outcomes. Benchmarks will be provided for the following:

  • Safety
  • Cost Competitiveness
  • Schedule Competitiveness
  • Cost and Schedule Predictability
  • Operability


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Panel Discussion – Benchmarking and Research

At conference registration, TINC attendees will be polled on what topics are of most interest. Based on the results of the survey, this panel will discuss the top rated issues in a dynamic conversation. This conversation will help formulate and frame deeper discussions that will involve all attendees during breakouts on Day 2.

Moderator: AP-Networks

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Breakout Session Introduction

Topics for breakouts will be introduced and attendees will be directed to their selected breakout sessions.


1:45 PM - 2:55 PM Breakout Session 1

Breakout Topics:

  • Developing and Executing the Right Scope - What timing, tools, and best practices (i.e. Risk Based Scope Reviews, Turnaround Scope Index Benchmarking, 80/20 scoping immediately post turnaround, etc.) can be leveraged to achieve the optimal turnaround and capital scope?
  • Long-Range Planning for Maximum Value - How do you align strategic programs such as capital projects and inspections to optimize and maintain a long-range plan that delivers the most value and prevents late changes?
  • Capital Project and Turnaround Integration - What are the best practices for delivering successful capital projects during the turnaround? How do you identify the right integration elements? How do you achieve consensus on timing and responsibilities?
  • Achieving Excellence in Turnaround Operations - How do you effectively engage and equip Operations to excel on turnarounds? What strategies, tools, and staffing levels are needed to best leverage this critical resource to deliver competitive turnaround outcomes?
3:15 PM - 3:55 PM
Long-Range Planning Challenges

Dolly Boden – CPF IMPACT BIN Leader & Turnaround Advisor

3:55 PM - 4:15 PM
Day 1 Wrap-Up

Summary of Day 1, Day 2 lookahead, and instructions for the evening event.


Topgolf Entertainment w/Dinner
Wednesday – September 12, 2018
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Keynote Address Day 2 – Performance Improvement Journey

Brett Woltjen – General Manager, Norco Manufacturing Complex
Earnest Maxwell – Site Manager, Projects and Turnarounds, Norco Manufacturing Complex

8:45 AM - 9:25 AM Establishing an Optimal Long-Range Strategy

This presentation will draw upon the latest research from AP-Networks to identify the factors that are most critical in establishing a site long-range plan. This presentation will show how AP-Networks models inform the long-range plan by balancing the specific turnaround scope, timing, cost, and risks, and then overlaying them with the capital project portfolio.


9:45 AM - 10:25 AM Optimizing Work Scope

Faisal Kayani – Assurance Specialist

10:45 AM - 11:30 PM Panel Discussion 2

Moderator: AP-Networks

11:30 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
Benchmarking and Research Segment Recap

Based on the Benchmarking and Research Panel Discussion on Day 1, the benchmarking topics will be introduced and attendees will be directed to the appropriate breakout sessions.

Moderator: AP-Networks

12:55 PM - 1:55 PM
Breakout Session 2 – Benchmarking and Research

Based on the survey and Panel Discussion, a number of benchmarking topics will be identified for breakout sessions. Attendees will be asked to participate on the topic they ranked highest. Through this innovative breakout format, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to and shape the AP-Networks research agenda for 2019 and onwards, and influence future studies.

2:10 PM - 2:50 PM Event Contracting Strategies

Identifying the optimal contracting strategy is a perennial topic of interest within the industry. This presentation will provide the latest data and analyze turnaround performance by contract type to evaluate whether there are contracting strategies that have inherent advantages or disadvantages.


2:50 PM - 3:10 PM TINC Closing

Conference summary and closing remarks.