Conference Program at a Glance

The 2018 Conference and Trade Show program agenda offers educational opportunities for terminal industry professionals of all skill levels. This year's conference sessions will focus on a variety of topics including terminal operating practices, marine terminal issues, effective strategies for managing people and projects, workplace safety and incident response.  Following the conference, four in-depth training courses will cover terminal industry fundamentals, how to calculate air emissions from tanks and loading operations, and communications strategies for emergency response. Additionally, during the trade show on Wednesday, the 3rd Annual Trade Show Symposium will showcase some of the latest innovations in inspection technologies. For more information, please review ILTA's Conference Program.

Monday, June 11

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.| PLENARY SESSION SPEAKER
The Art of Achievement in Times of Change, Tom Morris
American philosopher Tom Morris, will bring together wisdom from the ages in a form that is relevant to the modern world to present a complete framework of seven universal conditions for sustainable excellence.

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.| CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSIONS - DAY 1

- Terminal Operating Practices
- Asset Integrity & Protection
- Industry Developments
- Personnel Management 
- Security & Incident Response
- Environmental Compliance

Sesiones en Español: Diseño, Construcción & Mantenimiento ; y Seguridad Operacional           

12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. | FEATURED SPEAKER LUNCHEON
Bridging Generations to Attract Talent and Improve Performance,
Dean Martin, Ph.D.
Known as the culture architect, author Daren Martin, Ph.D. will use common stereotypes to examine how to minimize generational gaps in the workplace. His transformational message will provide attendees with an outline of actionable steps for creating high performing teams.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | CONFERENCE RECEPTION
This event is open to all conference attendees at no charge. Individual tickets are also available for purchase.

Tuesday, June 12


9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | CONFERENCE BREAKOUT SESSIONS DAY 2
- Marine Terminals
- Project Management
- Worker Health & Safety
- Sesiones en Español: Recursos de la Industria y Tecnología

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Redefining Innovation, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
Building on themes from his book, Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg will examine six key behaviors of innovators and provide insights on how reframing problems can lead to better solutions. Attendees will discover how to apply this approach to set goals, recognize opportunities where innovative thinking can be applied, get buy-in from peers, obtain approval from management and garner organization-wide support for their ideas.

1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | ILTA TRADE SHOW

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | POST-CONFERENCE TRAINING
- Air Emissions - Loading Operations


6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. | TRADE SHOW RECEPTION
Join ILTA for a poolside reception on the Parkview Terrace at the Marriott Marquis Houston hotel. This reception, which will include live jazz, a photo booth and refreshments, offers a casual setting in downtown Houston for terminal industry professionals to network, catch up with old friends and get to know the ILTA staff.

Wednesday, June 13

8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | POST-CONFERENCE TRAINING
- Introduction to Terminals
- Advanced Tanks - Air Emissions
- Communications Planning for Emergency Response (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | TRADE SHOW

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | TRADE SHOW SYMPOSIUM
- Developments in Robotic Technologies for Confined Space Entry (Ecoserv)
- Next Generation Magnetic Eddy Current Technique for Inspecting Tanks (Innospection)
- A Case Study in Robotic In-Line Inspections (Diakont)
- Improving Efficiency in Managing Storage Tank Inspection Programs (Eddify Technologies)
- Gas Detection: An Alternative Approach to Inspection (United Electric Controls)

1:55 p.m. | PRIZE GIVEAWAY

Thursday, June 14

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. | POST-CONFERENCE TRAINING
- Introduction to Terminals (continued)
- Advanced Tanks - Air Emissions (continued)

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All conference sessions and post-conference training courses will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston hotel. 
The trade show and symposium will take place in Exhibit Halls A and B at the George R. Brown Convention Center.