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2nd Annual
Improving Performance of Capital Projects
May 23. - May 24. 2017, The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria, Houston

How to drive capital efficiency in your project

Avoid exceeding the budget and delays

Meet both project owners and construction companies


Key issues for minimizing cost
and schedule overruns

Keep abreast
of  the latest trends
in the field

Optimizing investment and return of capital projects

improve project delivery


  • Handling the challenges of small & mid-sized projects

  • Breakthrough strategies to address emerging challenges and ensure robust project management

  • Mitigating contract risks to keep ahead of unforeseen execution issues

  • Compare and contrast governance processes with your peers

  • Hear first-hand lessons learned from project failings

  • Synchronizing expectations on small and mid-sized financed projects

Meet the speakers

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Greg Kanteres

Engineering Fellow - Project Director at Eastman Chemical Co.

Greg Kanteres is an Engineering Fellow and Major Project Manager for Worldwide Engineering & Construction at Eastman Chemical Company. Greg has degrees in chemical engineering from Northeastern Univer

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Ron Pratt

Director of Corporate Engineering at Occidental Chemical Corporation

Ron Pratt has 25 years of experience in project management in the refining and petrochemical industries. He has worked as a project manager for Marathon Petroleum, BP and Chevron. He is currently wo

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James Blaschke

Manager of Cost Estimating & Benchmarking at ConocoPhillips

James Blaschke is the Manager of Cost Estimating and Benchmarking for ConocoPhillips.  His experience spans twenty-five years of EPC experience that includes project execution, contract negotiation,

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Craig Najjar

Project Manager at Biosynthetic Technologies

Craig Najjar is the Senior Project Manager for Biosynthetic Technologies and has more than 25 years of global industry experience managing programs in both the midstream and downstream sectors, includ

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Who should attend


Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Heads, Senior Engineers, Facility Leaders and Capital Project Leaders from project owner and contracting companies involved

in large-scale projects with responsibilities in the followin areas:

  • Project Management
  • Project Controls
  • Construction
  • Contract Management
  • Capital Risk Officer/ Capital Project Risk Officer
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Commercial Procurement
  • Purchasing


Project Owners, EPC Contractors and Sub-contractors with activities in new construction, and expansion projects from:

  • Oil and gas producers
  • Pipeline owners
  • LNG industry
  • Terminals and storage
  • Petrochemical refineries
  • Chemical refineries

What past attendees had to say...

  • “Great conference! The excellent speakers provided timely, on-point, practical coverage of current topics. After a couple of discussions during networking breaks, I went back to my office with specific strategies for tackling specific challenges, with results realized nearly immediately. The broad cross-section of attendees (EPC project management, procurement, in-house legal, outside counsel, contractor, etc.) made this a practical, beneficial EPC conference.”

    David Gohlke

    Senior Attorney/Manager of Claims,

    Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions US Inc.

  • “The EPC Management Forum was a great opportunity to meet people and do networking with contract and litigation people. Being a technical expert, it was a wonderful experience to understand the legal aspects and to show them my technical side while executing contracts. Definitively, I recommend attending events like this”.

    Oscar Monagas

    Senior Engineering Management Specialist, ConocoPhillips

  • “The topics covered various aspects of EPC LSTK contracts and various risks. The speakers were extremely knowledgeable in their presentations and panel discussions were informative as well as enjoyable. Certainly learned about things that can be done to manage EPC contracts effectively.”

    Jagdish Tambe

    Project Manager, WorleyParsonsCord


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