ILTA knows that the terminal industry of today is more innovative and dynamic than ever. Keeping your professional knowledge and skills up-to-date has never been more important to you or your company. That’s why ILTA expanded the conference planning process this past year to include more of our members’ suggestions for fresh and exciting content. This year’s program features topics you have not previously seen at any terminal conference, thanks to over one hundred contributors.

We look forward to introducing you to these new topics, new speakers, and ways of engaging with your colleagues to maximize your learning while you are with us in Houston. We will also bring back some old friends, keeping in mind the main topics that continue to be vital for terminal industry professionals everywhere.

Our wide array of participants and selection of quality speakers make our conference a success each year. Please join us and help make ILTA 2023 our best conference yet!

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

Monday, May 22, 2023

7:45 - 8:20 am
Breakfast service
8:00 am
Remarks from President and Chairman
8:15 - 8:30 am
Break in program while attendees have breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 am
Opening Keynote - Generations in the Workforce - Jason Dorsey - TBC - (90 minutes)
10:00 - 10:20 am
Coffee Break
Environment
(Texas Ballroom B)
Op & Engineering Track
(Texas Ballroom C)
Leadership Track
(Texas Ballroom F)
Health Safety and Security Track
(Texas Ballroom H)
Discussion Group
(Texas Ballroom G)
10:20 - 11:20 am
Session: Clearing the Air: Environmental Permitting, Compliance, and Environmental Justice Issues Brian Burdorf, Trinity Consultants, Additional Speakers TBD
10:20 - 11:20 am
Session: Inspired Inspections
Craig Colverage / Donald McGill, Marathon, (Topic: Light Products Terminal Piping Asset Integrity - Inspection Planning and Typical Findings); Speaker 2: Steven Ziola / Earl Crochet, Antech, to be confirmed (Topic: Ultrasonic Mode Imaging: Nondestructive testing for Aboveground Stroage Tanks and Underground Piping)
10:20 - 11:20 am
Session: Robots at Your Service Speaker TBA, ReGen Robotics (Topic: Robotic Tank Cleaning: Embracing a Level of Safety and Efficiency); David Lamont, Square Robot (Topic: Robotic In-Service Tank Inspection of Gasoline and Other Volatile Products)
10:20 - 11:20 am
Session: PFAS - Free Foams: Do They Do the Job? Speakers: Elanor Lister, LASTFIRE; Sam Jessup of BioEx, National Foam Speaker; Mark Siem, Perimeter Solutions, (Topic: Firefighting Foam - How the Chemistry and Tactics Need to Change)
10:20 - 11:20 am
Health and Safety Roundtable (Byrne Evans, IMTT; Shannon Caldwell, Zenith; additional speakers TBD)
11:25 am - 12:25 pm
Session: PFAS Remediation and Disposal Caron Koll, Antea Group (Topic: PFAS Perspectives - Source Reduction Challenges and Solutions); John Sheldon, Antea Group, to be confirmed (Topic: PFAS "Forever Chemicals" - What do these Mean to the ILTA?) Dan Longbrake, Batelle (Topic: The PFAS Annihilator)
11:25 am - 12:25 pm
Session: Digital Transformation Part 1: Asset Management Ahmed Hadid / Mohamed Hafez, Hybird and Darian Thomas, Magellan (Topic: From Concept to Completion in Four Weeks: How Magellan Manages its Terminals from a Smart Phone); Nicolas Obando, ABS Group, to be confirmed (Topic: Asset Management: How to Approach the Digital Solution Evolution)
11:25 am - 12:25 pm
Session: Next Generation Workforce Perspectives Caitlin Geisinger, Burns & McDonnell; Mario Ramon, Advario; Matt LaBorde, TC Energy; Brian Owens, Kinder Morgan; additional speakers TBA
11:25 am - 12:25 pm
Session: Gangway! Insightful Approaches to Marine and Dock Safety Michael Breslin, American Waterways Operators, (Topic: Improving Safety at the Barge-Terminal Interface);Nils Duurkoop, Verhoef Access Technology, (Topic: Safer Tanker Access at Marine Terminals); Dan Somma, Marathon (Topic: Shoreside Assurance Programs to Lower Risk and Improve Dock Availability)
11:25 am - 12:25 pm
Security Professionals Roundtable (Facilitators to be announced soon)
12:25 - 12:45 pm
Lunch Served
12:45 pm
Luncheon Plenary Panel: Cybersecurity
1:35 - 2:30 pm
Session: Enviromental Justice Speaker: Brian Burdorf, Trinity Consultants, Best Practices in Approaching Environmental Justice
1:35 - 2:30 pm
Session: Digital Transformation Part 2: Optimizing Operations Tennyson Reed, Acura Flow, (Topic: Digital Solutions that Reduce Downtime and Improve Throughput While Reducing Expenses); Bruno Ebecken, Transpetro (Topic: New Step of Remote Operation for Oil Terminals - An Expansion of the Pipeline Concept)
1:35 - 2:30 pm
Session: Future Proofing Your Workforce Speaker: Christian McDermott / Clint Jeffus, Voovio, (Topic: Closing the Skills Gap through Procedural Clarity and Simulation)
1:35 - 2:30 pm
Session: Leading Edge Thinking for Safety Professionals: Part 1 Eve Gray and Katie Myers, Marathon, (Topic: Why Implementing a Significant Injury or Fatality (SIF) Process is Critical to Personal Safety) Mitchell Garner, LBC (Topic TBA)
1:35 - 2:30 pm
Cybersecurity Roundtable (Facilitators to be announced soon)
2:35 - 3:35 pm
Session: ESG Issues
Danielle Pucherelli, Antea Group, and Jenelle Sams, Antea Group (Topic TBD), to be confirmed
2:35 - 3:35 pm
Session: Selecting the Right Coating for Specific Applications Arin Shahmoradian, SPI Coatings, (Topic: Insulative Coatings - Fit for Purpose: Reducing Boil off, Emissions, and Corrosion); Doug Sintiere, Carboline, (Topic: A Biofuels Journey - Construction, Collaboration, and Corrosion);
2:35 - 3:35 pm
Session: Former Chairman's Roundtable Moderator: Tim Winters, Sprague, Speakers TBA, Special Guest Mark Kelley, Kelley Construction (Topic: Positive Impacts of a Healthy Owner/Contractor Relationship)
2:35 - 3:35 pm
Session: What's Happening at OSHA? Speakers: Eric Conn, Conn Maciel, (Topic: OSHA Enforcement and Regulatory Update); Kelly Dorsey, Marathon, (Topic: The Benefits of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for Your Terminal)
2:35 - 3:35 pm
Environmental Compliance Professionals Roundtable (Facilitators to be announced soon)
3:35 - 4:05 pm
Coffee Break
4:05 - 5:05 pm
Closing Plenary for Day 1: Energy Transition/Terminal of the Future, Sheila Hollis, USEA (LNG); European Association President, Additional Speakers TBA
5:15 pm
Day 1 Close
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Reception - Altitude Pool at the Marriott Marquis

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

7:45 - 8:30 am
Awards Breakfast
8:35 - 9:20 am
Morning Keynote: Capt. Scott Kelly
Environment Track
(Texas Ballroom B)
Op & Engineering Track
(Texas Ballroom C)
Leadership Track
(Texas Ballroom F)
Health Safety and Security Track
(Texas Ballroom H)
Discussion Group
(Texas Ballroom G)
9:30 - 10:30 am
Session: Emissions Monitoring - Far Flung but not Far! Roger Nounou, Molex and Michael Harris, Technical Service Director, Flint Hills
9:30 - 10:30 am
Session: Smart Terminal Operations Using Data Analytics Speakers Melissa Lenhart, Marrissa Karl, and Vince Kolbuck, Buckeye Partners
9:30 - 10:30 am
Session: Walter Nusbaum
9:30 - 10:30 am
Session: Leading Edge Thinking for Safety Professionals: Part 2 Wylie Johnson and Eve Gray, Marathon, (Topic: Implementing a Behavior-Based Safety Program in a Multi-site Organization); Becoming a Learning Organization through Incidents Investigation
9:30 - 10:30 am
Operations Professionals Roundtable (Facilitators to be announced soon)
10:30 - 11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:05 am - 12:05 pm
Session: Gasoline Distribution Topics Earl Crochet, Crochet Midstream Consulting, (Topic: EPA Gasoline Tank Regulations and Texas SB900 and Impacts on Terminals); Melissa Lenhart, Matt Barrow, Sarah Geisbauer, Hai Lai, Buckeye Partners (Topic: Mitigating Operational Impacts of Reid Vapor Pressure for Vapor Recovery Units)
11:05 am - 12:05 pm
Session: How Do Rail Roads Impact Dock Design Speakers: William Crittenden, Joseph Kilman, Brian Morris, Corey Womack, Schneider E&C Company
11:05 am - 12:05 pm
Session: Terminal Sales, Prices, Values, Trends and other Market Data Speaker: Gregg Manzione
11:05 am - 12:05 pm
Session: Security Regulatory Update: What You Need to Know Jeff Musk, Sprague, (Topic: Update on the National Maritime Security Advisory Council, Michael Stroud, ILTA, A View from Washington on Security Policy Developments
11:05 am - 12:05 pm
TBD
12:15 - 12:50 pm
Lunch Served
12:50 - 1:45 pm
Closing Keynote Luncheon: Daniel Yergin
Conference Close
1:45 p.m.
TRADE SHOW OPENS
CONVENTION CENTER / Halls A & B
5:30 p.m.
PRIZE GIVEAWAY
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
6:00 p.m.
TRADE SHOW CLOSES
6:00 - 7.30 p.m.
TRADE SHOW RECEPTION (Trade Show Floor Halls A&B - GRB Convention Center)

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

8:30 p.m.
TRADE SHOW OPENS
11:30 p.m.
PRIZE GIVEAWAY
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN
12:00 p.m.
TRADE SHOW CLOSES

Post-Conference Sessions

Emissions Calculations for Loading Racks

May 23, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM - $425.00

Course Elements: - Description and Features of loading racks and vapor collection systems - Update on: Vacuum assist - Emissions Estimating for controlled and uncontrolled loading - Update on: TCEQ guidance for marine loading capture efficiency - Regulatory Requirements for loading operations - Update on: OLD MACT revisions

STI/SPFA Repair, Inspection, Modification, and Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course

May 24, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - $650.00

The STI/SPFA Repair, Inspection, Modification, and Upgrade of Field Erected Storage Tanks Course is designed for operators, inspectors, and engineers who wish to increase their knowledge of field-erected tanks. This seminar is geared toward the continuing operation of existing tanks. The event will help those interested in understanding what can be done to identify and address deficiencies in existing tanks and develop an efficient path to a successful evaluation and repair.

Course topics include:
History of Tank Repair and Maintenance Standards, API 653 Inspections, Requests for Quotation for Repairs, Changes in Service, Tank Repairs and Modifications, Tank Coatings Inspection and Repairs, Tank Testing, Return to Service

Terminals 101

Two Days: $675.00
May 24, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
May 25, 2023, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This course provides attendees with an overview of terminal facility operations and system components. Topics include an overview of the terminal industry, the role of terminals in the supply chain, operational safety, product handling, tank design and maintenance, marine terminal operations, regulatory compliance, and industry standards. This program also covers facility equipment, above ground storage tank and roof designs, and tank components. Taught by industry experts, this course is ideally suited for new employees and for personnel seeking a better understanding of liquid terminal operations and facility components. Experienced personnel who want a review of tank and terminal fundamentals will also benefit from attending.

Air Emissions for Tanks

Two Days:  $825.00
May 24, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 25, 2023, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course Elements: - Description and Features of tanks and floating roofs - Update on: Cable-Suspended IFRs and other design options to minimize emissions - Emissions Estimating for routine and non-routine storage tank operations - Update on: EPA's November 2019 revisions to AP-42 Chapter 7.1 - Regulatory Requirements for storage tanks - Update on: 10-year IFR inspections in-service and other Kb/WW issues

Environmental Justice Policies, Tools and Best Practices

May 24, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - $550.00

Gain a functional knowledge of: - Federal and state Environmental Justice (EJ) regulatory developments, agency initiatives, and policies; - EJ terminology and metrics; - EJ tools and data; - Basics for identifying, assessing, and mitigating site-specific and company-wide EJ risk.This four-hour post-conference training will provide an overview of current EJ developments including federal and state legislation, regulations, and policies. An overview of EJ basics will be provided including communities or populations focused upon, EHS indicators and indexes, EJ impact assessment, and implications for terminal permitting, compliance, enforcement, and public participation. Demonstrations of EJ tools and data that is readily available to the public will be provided. Actionable EJ recommendations for liquid terminal operators will be provided.

Emissions Calculations for Loading Racks

May 24, 2023, 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM - $425.00

Course Elements: - Description and Features of loading racks and vapor collection systems - Update on: Vacuum assist - Emissions Estimating for controlled and uncontrolled loading - Update on: TCEQ guidance for marine loading capture efficiency - Regulatory Requirements for loading operations - Update on: OLD MACT revisions