March 11, 2015 by March 22nd – 24th, 2015 | San Antonio, Texas Next month, AP-Networks Managing Director George DeBakey will present his paper, “When is a Turnaround Too Big to Succeed?” at the 2015 AFPM Annual Meeting. This paper will briefly discuss turnaround management best practices that have become prevalent over the past decade and a half, and will illuminate leading indicators of turnaround risks. The paper will also demonstrate that, among other leading indicators, turnaround size matters. AP-Networks’ research shows that given a site’s capability, there is a point after which a turnaround falls into a high risk “Critical Zone.” Regardless of its “Readiness Index,” if a Mega Complexity turnaround falls into the critical zone, it has a very high likelihood of failing. The research George will present is taken from the AP-Networks Turnaround Database, which boasts observations from more than 1,200 turnarounds. About the AFPM Annual MeetingThe Annual Meeting is the world’s premier refining meeting, assembling key executives and technical experts from refining and marketing organizations worldwide, as well as representatives from associated industries. The general session features high profile speakers who will address current issues of widespread importance to the refining industry. To learn more, visit http://www2.afpm.org/forms/meeting/Microsite/AM15.