June 11, 2016 by June 7th ‐ 8th, 2016 | New Orleans, Louisiana In June, AP-Networks will have an active presence at Petrochemical Update’s Petrochemical Engineering and Construction Conference. The conference will focus on improving cost, predictability, and performance for major, plant-based, and smaller projects. Dr. Shawn Hansen, Manager of Capital Project Consulting for AP-Networks, will present as part of Track 2 – Plant-Based and Smaller Projects. Dan Morlang, Vice President of Capital Project Consulting for AP-Networks, will take part in a panel in Track 1 – Major Projects (Over 1 Billion). AP-Networks is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the conference. Dr. Hansen’s presentation, “Project Portfolio Management: How to Prioritize Plant Based Projects and Focus on the Highest Value Opportunities,” will take place on day one of the conference at 2:15pm. Due to both funding and resource constraints, companies need to have ultimate capital effectiveness by ensuring that they prioritize and select the correct projects for planning and execution. Dr. Hansen will discuss how to identify what projects have the highest priority, with the highest value opportunities. Through case study insight, attendees will get a clear sense of how this prioritization process can have a beneficial impact on business. Dan Morlang will be in attendance to provide an owner perspective as part of the “Business Unit/Corporate Commercial Team Interaction with Capital Projects Team” panel scheduled at 3:15 on day one. With an increased emphasis on cutting costs throughout Industry, there is sometimes a communication lapse between the expectations and realities of the Business Unit team who define the project scope and set project boundaries, and the deliverables of the Capital Projects team. The panel will seek to address this divide, with Business Unit and Project Management perspectives represented. Attendees will hear about core challenges, and a best practices approach for successful project development. As a longtime provider of solutions for asset-intensive industries across the globe, AP-Networks has extensive experience and documented performance success helping clients optimize capital project performance and improve organizational capability. The firm’s online Capital Project Network offers subscribers access to a suite of interactive tools designed to strengthen project readiness and performance. Learn more about Petrochemical Update’s Petrochemical Engineering and Construction Conference on the conference website, and register for the conference here.