STO 2013 is the most comprehensive North American conference focused on shutdowns, turnarounds and outages (STOs). No other conference will offer you a more in-depth look at the latest solutions and strategies surrounding these critical projects. At STO 2013, you will network and engage with hundreds of STO professionals and thought-leaders, taking away forward-thinking best practices that will help you improve efficiencies and save real money, right now.
Session presentations and real-world case studies provide first-hand knowledge on how shutdown solutions have been successfully implemented at asset-intensive organizations just like yours
Build your action plan with this session designed to help you take elements of what you learn at the conference and structure your own personal roadmap! (see schedule for more information)
Powerful keynote presentations by some of the top STO and maintenance experts in the world: PacifiCorp, Project Assurance, Inc., Strategic Work Systems, Inc., CSTO Network Consulting Inc., and Vesta Partners
Special guest keynote Communication at Mach 2 featuring F16 Fighter Pilot Anthony Bourke
Two subject-specific and hands-on workshops help you dive deep into subject matter: Management Strategies and Planning Techniques for Pacesetter STOs; Benchmarking Maintenance/STO Management
Unrivalled community networking gives you direct access to speakers, track chairs, and the community in a welcoming and casual environment; take home a full networking list of all attendees including phone numbers and addresses,
so you may continue to connect with the community all year
Exhibits and solution showcases featuring select technology and service providers that understand shutdown, turnaround, and outage solutions, and are serious about helping you make the smartest business and IT investments
Take home tools and resources with electronic access to all session presentations as well as the STO Virtual Collateral Rack!
STO 2013 targets organizations from asset-intensive industries that plan, schedule, and run shutdowns, turnarounds, and outages (STOs). These businesses span across such industries as manufacturing, utilities, oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, mining, milling, healthcare, aerospace & defense, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, automotive, pulp & paper, and more.
The STO conference was designed for leaders, managers, and directors of:
STO 2013 is the ideal environment for shutdown, turnaround, and outage (STO) professionals to learn how to solve critical shutdown challenges. You’ll leave STO 2013 with direction, confidence, and a network of professionals you can continue collaborating with throughout the year.
Strategies to control scope and achieve business goals
An in-depth understanding of efficient STO planning and scheduling procedures
Best practices for contractor management
Tips on creating an effective STO communication strategy
STO solutions focused on planning cycles, strategies and execution
Strategies to successfully manage safety
Risk management tools and techniques
Effective strategies toward forward-thinking STO best practices
Practical, easy-to-apply advice and solutions to quickly improve your bottom line
Expertise from renowned STO thought leaders, subject-matter experts, and companies that have successfully solved real challenges with shutdowns, turnarounds and outages
Outage and turnaround managers from hundreds of companies across North America and beyond
Professionals from virtually every asset-intensive industry (chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, utilities, public sector, aerospace & defense, mining, milling, pharmaceutical, automotive, etc.)
Turnaround practitioners and corporate turnaround executives
Maintenance professionals and experts specializing in planning and scheduling, reliability, quality, and inspection
Industry veterans who have significantly contributed to turnaround processes and have demonstrated a high degree of technical and practical knowledge through their practice