Connect. Engage. Collaborate

October 4-6, 2021
Houston, TX
MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOUSTON
GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER

Submit your application for the ILTA 2022 Trade Show June 13-15

Applications received by Oct. 6, 2021 receive the early bird rate and 2 extra priority points

ILTA 2021 is THE ULTIMATE EVENT for the terminal industry. It will provide you with unlimited opportunities to network and interact with the largest North American gathering of terminal industry executives, decision makers, buyers, and influencers.

In its 41st year, the ILTA conference and trade show is the largest industry gathering with 4,500 liquid terminal industry professionals.

Expert-driven educational sessions, networking opportunities, and the largest trade show in the industry will equip you with the tools you’ll need to succeed. Participants gain a greater awareness of issues impacting terminal facilities, discover new approaches to improve operations, and build relationships with colleagues and suppliers from around the world.

ILTA 2021 will give you vital information that you can use right away to improve, save money, or add value in other ways. This is the one industry event you will want to attend in 2021.

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“A good way to get ideas for products that can help solve your operating issues.”

Keynote Speaker Preview

MONDAY, OCTOBER 4TH

Admiral McRaven

Taking Command: Leadership and Risk Management

Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.)
Retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas System

Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.)
Retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas System

Author, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World

Retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral and former chancellor of the University of Texas system, William H. McRaven opens our conference with a presentation on leadership and risk management. McRaven is an expert on the topic, having commanded special operations forces at every level, before eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. He is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama as well as other U.S. leaders on defense issues. McRaven has been recognized for his leadership many times, including in 2011, when he was the first runner-up for TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” McRaven’s book Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World, based on his 2014 UT commencement speech, has received worldwide attention.

About the Speaker
Admiral William H. McRaven is a retired U.S. Navy Four-Star admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas System. During his time in the military, he commanded special operations forces at every level, eventually taking charge of the U.S. Special Operations Command. His career included combat during Desert Storm and both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. He commanded the troops that captured Saddam Hussein and rescued Captain Phillips. McRaven is also credited with developing the plan and leading the Osama bin Laden mission in 2011.

As the Chancellor of the UT System, he led one of the nation’s largest and most respected systems of higher education. As the chief executive officer of the UT System, McRaven oversaw 14 institutions that educated 220,000 students, and employed 20,000 faculty and more than 80,000 health care professionals, researchers, and staff.

McRaven is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and other U.S. leaders on defense issues. He currently serves on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the National Football Foundation, and the Board of Directors of CoconoPhilips.

McRaven has been recognized for his leadership numerous times. In 2011, he was the first runner-up for TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year.” In 2012, Foreign Policy magazine named McRaven one of the nation’s “Top 10 Foreign Policy Experts.” In 2014, Politico magazine named McRaven one of the “Politico 50,” citing his leadership as instrumental in cutting though Washington bureaucracy. In 2015, he received the Intrepid Freedom Award for his distinguished service in defending the values of democracy. In 2016, McRaven was named the recipient of the Ambassador Richard M. Helms Award by the CIA Officers’ Memorial Foundation. This year, 2018, he will be receiving the Judge William H. Webster Distinguished Service Award for a lifetime of service to the nation.

McRaven graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1977 with a degree in Journalism, and received his master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey in 1991.

McRaven is the author of two books, SPEC OPS: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare and Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life and Maybe the World, based on his 2014 UT Commencement Speech that received worldwide attention.

He met his wife, Georgeann, while they were students at UT Austin, and they have three grown children. McRaven is now a leadership consultant and stays active with his writing, speaking, and board commitments.

David Wasserman

The Cook Political Report’s Political Outlook

David Wasserman
Senior Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report

David Wasserman
Senior Election Analyst, The Cook Political Report

After two turbulent “change” elections in 2016 and 2018, what does 2020’s split verdict mean? Wasserman cuts through the spin and uses fascinating facts, figures, and maps to take audiences on an entertaining and strictly non-partisan tour of how 2020 could impact the future political landscape. Drawing on his extensive research on cultural, demographic, and voting patterns, Wasserman predicts the 2022 midterms and beyond. David drew praise for accurately forecasting Trump’s path to winning the Electoral College in 2016, as well as Biden’s path in 2020.

About the Speaker
David Wasserman is the U.S. House editor and senior election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. The New York Times called the Cook Political Report “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative.”

Wasserman analyzes the current political environment in lively and entertaining presentations that he can tailor to his audiences’ specific interests or locales. His data-driven forecasting looks at both national and local trends (if requested, he can even do a district-by-district outlook), the relationship between consumer brand loyalty and voting, and what the future holds for American elections.

Highly-Praised Expertise. Nate Silver of ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight.com has written: “Wasserman’s knowledge of the nooks and crannies of political geography can make him seem like a local,” and the Los Angeles Times recently called Wasserman “whip smart” and a “scrupulously nonpartisan” analyst whose “numbers nerd-dom was foretold at a young age.” Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, recently called David “pretty much the only person you need to follow on Election Night.”

In 2016, Wasserman drew wide praise for his accurate pre-election analysis, including his uncanny September piece entitled, “How Trump Could Win the White House While Losing the Popular Vote.” Leading Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson recently concluded, “Nobody of my generation knows American politics as well as Dave Wasserman.”

Political Intelligence. Wasserman served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2016, 2012, and 2008 and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, C-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR. He is a frequent contributor to FiveThirtyEight.com and his commentary has been cited in numerous outlets including POLITICO, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, and RealClearPolitics. In 2018, his groundbreaking interactive collaboration with FiveThirtyEight, the “Atlas of Redistricting” took top prize for News Data App of the Year at the Global Editors Network’s Data Journalism Awards.

An enthusiast for data and maps, Wasserman served as a contributing writer to the 2014 and 2016 editions of the Almanac of American Politics. A frequent speaker and guest lecturer, he has shared insights into the latest political trends with audiences at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, the Dole Institute of Politics, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. In 2014, Twitter awarded Wasserman “Best of Twitter” honors for his real-time election coverage.

Prior to joining the Cook Political Report in 2007, Wasserman served for three years as House editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, a widely respected political analysis newsletter and website founded by renowned University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato. In that role, Wasserman led the publication to correctly predict Democrats would score a gain of 29 House seats in November 2006.

A native of New Jersey, Wasserman holds a BA in government with distinction from the University of Virginia and was awarded the 2006 Emmerich-Wright Outstanding Thesis prize for his study of congressional redistricting standards.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5TH

Brigadier General Chris Beck

Views from the US Army Corps of Engineers

Brigadier General Chris Beck, Southwest Division Commander for the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE)

Brigadier General Christopher G. Beck
Commander and Division Engineer of the Southwestern Division (SWD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

About the Speaker

Brigadier General Christopher G. Beck is the Commander and Division Engineer of the Southwestern Division (SWD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Division, which is headquartered in Dallas, is one of nine Corps of Engineers regional commands. The Division encompasses all or part of seven states, covering some 2.3 million acres of public land and water with Districts headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Galveston and Fort Worth, Texas. As the SWD Commander and Division Engineer, Beck oversees hundreds of water resources development and military design and construction projects that bring value to our communities, our Nation and our warfighters.

Prior to taking command of the Southwestern Division, Beck served as the Commander and Division Engineer of the Transatlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Beck’s previous assignments also include Director, Office of the Chief of Engineers, responsible for synchronizing Engineer Regiment priorities within Headquarters Department of Army.  During his career, Beck served in command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, the Middle East, and Central Asia.  His tours of duty with tactical units include the 19th Engineer Battalion; 130th Engineer Brigade; 36th Engineer Brigade; 1st Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division; and 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.  At the operational level, Beck served as the Chief of Engineer Plans for HQ, U.S. Central Command and also served as the Chief of Staff for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

As part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Beck has served in the Huntington District as a Structural Design Engineer, Emergency Operations Officer, Civil Design Section Chief, Design Branch Deputy Chief, and Deputy District Commander.  He also served as a Project Engineer with the Afghanistan Area Office and as the Commander of the Louisville District. 

Beck received his commission from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1993 graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He holds a master’s degrees from the University of Missouri for Science and Technology in Engineering Management; from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Structural Engineering; and from the U.S. Air Force War College in Strategic Studies.

His awards and decorations include the Silver Star Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. He is also authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, the Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Army Service Identification Badge. Beck is a Registered Professional Engineer (West Virginia) and a certified Project Management Professional. 

Golf Tournament – Wildcat Golf Club

Played as a scramble on two courses, the ILTA Golf Tournament provides an ideal setting to strengthen professional relationships and build new ones with your colleagues in the terminal industry.

A favorite of Houston golfers, Wildcat Golf Club has two world-class courses designed by Scottish architect Roy Case. Houston’s highest natural land elevations are set amidst the remarkable Highlands course, which couples rolling fairways with fast greens. The more traditional Lakes course boasts spectacular views of Houston. Both offer unique challenges and provide a delightful experience for all skill levels.

The deadline to register for the golf tournament is September 15, 2021. Advance registration for the golf tournament is required and is open to all conference and trade show attendees.

2021 Annual Golf Tournament

Sunday, October 3, 2021
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start