Houston, TX

The ILTA International Operating Conference and Trade Show is May 22-24 in Houston. ILTA conference and trade show is the largest industry gathering with 4,500 liquid terminal industry professionals.

Expert-driven educational sessions, networking opportunities, and the largest trade show in the industry will equip you with the tools you'll need to succeed. Participants gain a greater awareness of issues impacting terminal facilities, discover new approaches to improve operations, and build relationships with colleagues and suppliers from around the world.

ILTA 2023 will give you vital information that you can use right away to improve, save money, or add value in other ways. This is the one industry event you will want to attend in 2023.


Keynote Speakers

Jason Dorsey

Opening Keynote, Monday, May 22

Jason Dorsey

Generations and Behavioral Researcher and Speaker

Jason Dorsey: Generations and Behavioral Researcher and Speaker

Jason’s passion is solving generational challenges for leaders through his unique research discoveries. He delivers results through his unforgettable keynote presentations and custom behavioral research around the world. His talent is applying unexpected discoveries from his 100+ research studies—along with his frontline experience working with over 700 clients—to deliver new solutions and inspiration that drives measurable results. He’s funny, too.

Jason has been featured on 200+ TV shows, including 60 Minutes, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, and The Early ShowAdweek calls Jason a “research guru” and The New York Times featured him in its cover story on marketing to Millennials. Jason is known for discovering Millennials are breaking into two generations: Mega-llennials and Me-llennials. He’s also acclaimed for his discovery that “Technology is only new if you remember it the way it was before.” Jason was the first to share with the media that COVID-19 was Gen Z’s generation-defining moment.

Captain Scott Kelly

Keynote Breakfast, Tuesday, May 23

Captain Scott Kelly

History-Making NASA Astronaut; First to Complete a Year-in-Space Mission

Captain Scott Kelly: History-Making NASA Astronaut; First to Complete a Year-in-Space Mission

Scott Kelly is a former NASA astronaut and retired United States Navy Captain, U.S. spaceflight record holder and an experienced test pilot having logged more than 15,000 hours of flight time in more than 40 different aircraft and spacecraft.

A former fighter pilot, Kelly flew the F-14 Tomcat aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Kelly was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1996. A veteran of four space flights, he piloted Space Shuttle Discovery to the Hubble space telescope in 1999 and subsequently commanded Space Shuttle Endeavour on a mission to the International Space Station in 2007. His long-duration space flight experience includes two flights on the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, launching and landing from Kazakhstan and two stays aboard the International Space Station as commander, the first a 159-day mission in 2010-2011 followed by his recorded-breaking 340-day mission to the ISS in 2015.

During his yearlong mission, known worldwide as the “Year in Space,” he conducted three spacewalks before returning home in March 2016. His Year in Space Mission was chronicled in a Time Magazine documentary series and an Emmy Award-winning PBS special. Kelly has traveled more than 200 million miles, which is more than twice the distance to the Sun, and he has orbited the Earth more than 8,300 times.

Kelly has received many awards and honors, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and Distinguished Flying Cross. He was on the cover of TIME Magazine in December 2014 and was named one of its 100 Most Influential People in 2015. Kelly also was recognized at the 2015 State of the Union Address by United States President Barrack Obama.

Kelly is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and a member of the Association of Space Explorers. He is a highly sought-after public speaker who exemplifies leadership while testing the limits of the human spirit and endurance. In 2016 he published a New York Times bestseller memoir Endurance, A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery. More recently he published Infinite Wonder – a collection of extraordinary images he photographed aboard the International Space Station, also a New York Times bestseller. Published in 2022, his most recent book is Ready for Launch: An Astronaut’s Lessons for Success on Earth. 

Daniel Yergin

Closing Keynote, Tuesday, May 23

Daniel Yergin

Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Business, Economic and Societal Impacts of the Changing Energy World

Daniel Yergin

Global Authority on Energy, Geopolitics and the Business, Economic and Societal Impacts of the Changing Energy World; Pulitzer Prize-Winning, Bestselling Author; Vice Chairman, S&P Global; Chairman, CERAWeek; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Trustee, Brookings Institution; Author, “The New Map” (2020), “The Prize” (2011, Pulitzer Prize Winner), “The Quest” (2011) and “The Commanding Heights” (2002); 2020 Energy Writer of the Year

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics. He is Vice Chairman of S&P Global and chairman of CERAWeek, which CNBC has described as “the Super Bowl of world energy”.

Time Magazine said, “If there is one man whose opinion matters more than any other on global energy markets, it’s Daniel Yergin.” Fortune said that he is “one of the planet’s foremost thinkers about energy and its implications.” The New York Times described Daniel Yergin as “America’s most influential energy pundit.”

Dr. Yergin is the author of several books including “The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power” for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. His newest book is “The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations, which is described by NPR as “a master class on how the world works.”

The U.S. Department of Energy presented Dr. Yergin with the first “James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.” He is a recipient of the United States Energy Award for “lifelong achievements in energy and the promotion of international understanding.”

Dr. Yergin is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and a director of the United States Energy Association. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and of the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy.

ILTA Conference & Trade Show Attendees Agree

"A must-attend event not only for the conference content and diverse vendors and equipment but also for the opportunity to network and interact with colleagues from small to large companies."

"Great for networking and seeing new products in person, not just on a website."

"It is a great opportunity to build relationships with existing suppliers and also to identify new vendors."

"A good way to get ideas for products that can help solve your operating issues."

2023 Golf Tournament Wildcat Golf Club

Sunday, May 21, 2023 9:00 am Shotgun Start

Played as a scramble on two courses, the ILTA Golf Tournament provides an ideal setting to strengthen professional relationships and build new ones with your colleagues in the terminal industry.

A favorite of Houston golfers, Wildcat Golf Club has two world-class courses designed by Scottish architect Roy Case. Houston's highest natural land elevations are set amidst the remarkable Highlands course, which couples rolling fairways with fast greens. The more traditional Lakes course boasts spectacular views of Houston. Both offer unique challenges and provide a delightful experience for all skill levels.

The deadline to register for the golf tournament is May 5, 2023.
Advance registration for the golf tournament is required and is open to all conference and trade show attendees.

To register, please reach out to Meredith DeZemler at mdezemler@ilta.org