ILTA knows that the terminal industry of today is more innovative and more 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 this past year, ILTA expanded the conference planning process to include more of our members’ suggestions for fresh and exciting content. This year’s program features topics you have not seen at any terminal conference previously, thanks to over one hundred contributors.

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

We know it is our wide array of participants and selection of quality speakers which make our conference a success each year. Please join us and help make ILTA 2022 our best conference yet!

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

MONDAY, June 13, 2022

8:00 a.m.
President's Remarks
8:05 a.m.
Chairman's Remarks
8:10 - 9:00 am
Opening Keynote - Peter Zeihan
Living Through the End of the World
9:00 - 10:00 am
Bringing it All Together: The Vital Role of Tank Terminals in the Energy Transition
    • Jonathan Lewis, Clean Air Task Force
    > • Laura Goldberg, Center for Houston's Future
10:00 - 10:20 am
Morning Coffee Break
EHSS Track
(Texas Ballroom C)
Operations & Engineering Track
(Texas Ballroom A)
Executive Track
(Texas Ballroom F)
Security & Emergency Response
(Texas Ballroom H)
10:20 - 11:25 am
Session 1
Managing the Transition to Fluorine-Free
Firefighting Foams: Part1
(Panel / Q&A)
  • Seth Kellogg, Geosyntech (Confirmed)
  • Elizabeth Hawley, Geosyntechc (Confirmed)
Moderated by:
  • Haley Armstrong (Confirmed) &
  • Caitlin Clarke, AJW (Confirmed)
10:20 - 10:50 a.m.
Session 1A
Multiple Approaches to Engineering Execution
  • Brian Highfield, Burns & McDonnell (Confirmed)
  • Greg Saye, Burns & McDonnell - (Confirmed)

10:55 - 11:25 a.m.
Session 1B
Moving from Data-Overload to Digital Insight: Leveraging Inspection Record Data to Increase Accuracy and Productivity
  • Brian Smith, Qi2 Elements (Confirmed)
10:20 - 11:25 am
Session 1
Engaging the Next Generation in the Terminal Industry Workforce
  • Chris O'Neil, Sprague Energy (Moderator)
  • Caitlin Geisinger, Burns & McDonnell
  • Melanie Landry, IMTT
  • Carter Deutsch, Enterprise Products Partners
  • Paul Ramsey, Oiltanking
  • Gabriel Lopez, Kinder Morgan
  • Cameron Eisenhaur, Sprague
10:20 - 11:25 am
Session 1
Enhancing Facility Security Plans
  • Jeffrey Musk, Sprague (Confirmed)
  • Jerry Jerdine, Ergon (Invited)
11:30 am - 12:35 pm
Session 2
Managing the Transition for Fluorine-Free
Firefighting Foams: Part 2
(Panel / Q&A)
  • Olivier Houlbert, BIOEX (Confirmed)
  • Steve Pepper, Phillips 66 (Confirmed)
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session 2A
Novel Robot Technology for In-Service Crude Oil Tank Inspections
  • Joel Poe, Vice President, Applied Impact Robotics (Confirmed)

12:05 - 12:35 pm
Session 2B
Meeting the Standard: Gasoline-Ethanol Blend Growth Considerations
  • James M. Pettinato, Jr., TechnipFMC (Confirmed)
11:30 am - 12:35 pm
Session 2
Introduction to Block Chain for Terminal Professionals
  • Anjaney Borwankar, Navozyme/The Nautical Institute (Confirmed)
  • Qasim Masood, NI London (Confirmed)
11:30 am - 12:35 pm
Session 2
Cybersecurity of Terminals and Other Critical Infrastructure; A National Priority - Part 1
  • Kelly Murray, CISA, Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
  • Douglas Morrill, Honeywell (Confirmed)
12:35 - 1:45 pm
Lunch - Keynote Speaker: Captain Andy Meyers, Chief, Office of Port and Facility Compliance
1:50 - 2:20 p.m.
Session 3A
Robotic Tank Cleaning - Revolutionizing Safety and Increasing Efficiency
  • Fintan Duffy, Re-Gen Group

2:25-2:55 p.m.
Session 3B
AMPPing up Your Corrosion Management: Introducing the Association for Materials Protection and Performance
  • Melanie Diaz, AMPP (Confirmed)
1:50 - 2:20 p.m.
Session 3A
Risk-informed Hazard Mitigation Planning for Storage Tanks and Terminals
  • Yangyang Wu, Roundtable Engineering Solutions (RTES) (Confirmed)

2:25-2:55 p.m.
Session 3B
Engineered Composite Repairs for Aboveground Storage Tanks
  • Alex Tzamtzis, Belzona Houston (Confirmed)
1:50-2:55 pm
Session 3
Executive Perspectives on the Terminal Industry
  • Tim Winters, Sprague (Confirmed)
  • Earl Crochet, Crochet Midstream Consulting (Confirmed)
  • Dis Netland, ITC (Confirmed)
  • Kip Middendorf, Wolf Lake Terminals (Confirmed)
  • Jack McCrossin, CITGO (Confirmed)
1:50-2:55 pm
Session 3
Cybersecurity of Terminals and Other Critical
Infrastructure: A National Priority, Part 2
  • Kyle Tobias, ABS Group (Confirmed)
3:00 - 4:10 pm
Session 4
Spill the Details! Updates, New Sites, and What Gets Missed in Spill Prevention Control, &Countermeasure (SPCC) Compliance
  • Gary Diewald, Antea Group (Confirmed)
3:00 - 4:10 pm
Session 4
Risked-Based Inspections: What are the Rewards?

Introduction to Risk Based Inspection
  • Diana Trevino, Provenance Consulting (Confirmed)
  • Earl Crochet, Crochet Midstream Consulting (Confirmed)
3:00 - 4:10 pm
Session 4
Cold Service Considerations for Export Terminals: Balancing Capital Investment and Logistical Factors
  • Chris Niemeyer, Burns & McDonnell (Confirmed)
  • Gil Guillory, Burns & McDonnell (Confirmed)
3:00 - 4:10 pm
Session 4
Five Best Practices for Emergency Incident Response Preparedness
  • Michael Sobel, Antea Group (Confirmed)
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Session 5
Emissions Monitoring – A New Frontier
  • Michael Harris, FHR Pipeline & Terminals (Confirmed)
  • Roger Nounou, mPACT2WO, a Molex Business (Confirmed)
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Session 5
Reshaping Pipeline and Terminal Monitoring in the Rapidly Evolving Space Economy
  • Peter Weaver, Orbital Sidekick (Confirmed)
4:15 - 5:15 pm
Session 5
Growing Organizational Value the Right Way
  • Walter Nusbaum, Nusbaum (Confirmed)
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Texas Ballroom D & E
Day 1 Close

TUESDAY, June 14, 2022

7:45 a.m.
Safety Awards Breakfast - breakfast served at 7:45, awards begin at 8:00
• Kathryn Clay
• Michael Stroud
8:45-9:45 a.m.
Morning Plenary Session:
Highlights of Progress on ESG Commitments
    • Rich Byrnes, Chief Port Infrastructure Officer, Port of Houston, to present on Environmental Stewardship
    • Libby Strait, Senior Manager Investor Relations with Enterprise Products Partners
9:50-10:20 am
Session 6A
OSHA Regulatory Update: What You Need to Know
  • Micah Smith, Conn Maciel (Confirmed)

10:25-11:00 a.m.
Session 6B
Bonus Track: Terminal Field Workers... 30% More Productive Wearing a Smart Hat
  • Tennyson Reed, Acuraflow Inc (Confirmed)
  • Michal West, Kinder Morgan (Confirmed)
9:50 - 10:20 a.m.
Session 6A
Industrial Autonomy: A Path Forward for Every Terminal
  • Robert "Bob" Ell, Honeywell (Confirmed)

10:25-11:00 a.m.
Session 6B
Managing Your Terminal from Your Smartphone: Fact or Fiction?
  • Ahmed Hadid, Hybird Ltd. (Confirmed)
9:50-11:00 am
Session 6
Cybersecurity for CEOs

Industrial Cybersecurity: The Missing Link for Operational Safety
  • Dr. Dennis Hackney, ABS Group (Confirmed)

How to Talk to Your Board of Directors About Industrial Cybersecurity
  • Ian Bramson, ABS Group (Confirmed)
9:50-10:20 am
Session 6A
Innovative Tank and Pipe Inspection Technology
  • Dr. Steven Ziola, Antech Systems
11:05 am - 12:15 pm
Session 7
Clearing the Air: Environmental Permitting, Compliance, and Environmental Justice Issues
  • Brian Burdorf, Trinity Consultants (Confirmed)
  • Keith Ocheski, Buckeye Partners (Confirmed)
11:05 - 11:35 a.m.
Session 7A
Extending Tank Lifespans Using Inserted Liners
  • John Cornell, Sr. Storage Tank Specialist, H.I.R. Technical Services (Confirmed)

11:40 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Session 7B
LNG Storage - Do You Know What's Really Happening Inside Your LNG Tanks?
  • Brian Howsare, Endress &Hauser (Confirmed)
11:05 am - 12:15 pm
Session 7
Applying a Comprehensive Design Philosophy to Terminal Facilities
  • Michael Felt CEO energy Specialists Consulting, LLC (Confirmed)
12:15 -1:30 p.m.
Closing Keynote Luncheon- Gen. James M. Mattis, USMC (Ret.), U.S. Secretary of Defense (2017-2018)
Conference Close
Marriott Marquis / Texas Ballroom D &E
1:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Pool Deck

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2022

9:00 a.m.
11:50 a.m.
12:00 p.m.