Speaking Engagement

What Can Be Done to Counter Political Risk on Projects?

Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017

Pittsburgh, PA.

Blank Rome Government Relations Principal Joseph McMonigle will be holding a discussion on the topic of “What Can Be Done to Counter Political Risk on Projects?”, on June 20, 2017, at the 2nd Annual Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017, which will be held June 19-20, 2017, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Mr. McMonigle will be joined by Keith Naughton, Co-Founder & Principle of Silent Majority Strategies, to host this open discussion, which will highlight the appropriate strategies and action that need to be taken across the industry to better communicate responsible energy policy and major industrial developments.

Blank Rome LLP is proud to be a gold sponsor of the 2nd Annual Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017, which will also feature a panel on “Risk Management and Claims Avoidance in Energy Construction Projects” that will be moderated by Blank Rome Partner Frederick M. Lowther and include Partner George Medved as a panelist. The session, organized by the Firm's Energy group, will be held on June 19 and will focus on the risks most important to owners and contractors on large energy construction projects as well as innovative ways to manage those risks to get projects done on time and within a budget. Please click here to learn more.

This two-day conference will host some of the most influential business, government and labor leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, and others who are driving the transformation of the Northeast U.S. economy into a regional petrochemical powerhouse. Their insights and perspectives are key to understanding the trends at play, and will focus on the following hot topics:

  • Petrochemical Producers Detail Their Construction Outlook and Needs:
    • Updates on cracker project development in the region, projected volumes, polyethylene grades, feedstock infrastructure, and procurement requirements.
  • From Building a Single Facility, to Building an Industry:
    • What investments are suppliers, service providers, pipelines, plastics manufacturers, EPCs, and railroads planning to buildout a regional petrochemical hub.
  • Developing a Workforce for Peak Construction:
    • New strategies for successful workforce development in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey, and Delaware.
  • EPCs & Operators Reveal Engineering and Construction Strategies:
    • Hear how cracker project development in the Northeast is being set up for successful project execution.
  • Feedstock Infrastructure:
    • Key stakeholders outline NGL infrastructure investments required to spur a plastics and chemical manufacturing renaissance in the Northeast.
  • Investment, Jobs, and Partnerships:
    • The Shell project has been a “game changer” for the region. Ensure you are positioned to profit from the resulting growth opportunities.

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