New Orleans to Host Petroleum and Chemical Industry PCIC Conference

Premier Conference of Electrical, Electronics Engineers in Petroleum & Chemical Industry Returns

NEW ORLEANS–(July 17, 2018)–The Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC), a part of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Industry Application Society (IAS), will return to New Orleans for its annual conference in 2023. The 70th edition of the PCIC Conference is being held Sept. 11 to 14, 2023 at the New Orleans Marriott. The conference was previously held in the Big Easy in 2012, 2002 and 1961.

The premier conference for practicing electrical engineers and other professionals working with electrical systems in the petroleum and chemical industry, PCIC attracts approximately 1,500 manufacturers, integrators, end-users and consultants from around the world to participate in the advancement of electrical applications, safety, and technology related to the petroleum and chemical industry and beyond.

PCIC Conference 2023 in New Orleans

PCIC 2023 Local Committee Chair Dean Ruiz, P.E., M S Benbow & Associates (MSB) IEEE PCIC Conferencedirector of engineering, led the effort to nominate New Orleans for the conference and has been an active member of the organization for almost 20 years. Ruiz served as local committee vice chair for the 2012 PCIC conference and was a member of the local committee responsible for hosting the 2002 PCIC conference in New Orleans.

“We’re delighted that New Orleans was selected to host the 2023 PCIC Conference. We look forward to showcasing the history, culture and hospitality of New Orleans with our colleagues and highlighting the innovations that the state’s petroleum and chemical industry have brought forth as a dominant supplier of the nation’s energy needs,” Ruiz said.

PCIC is highly regarded as the leading forum for exchanging experience and advancing electrical applications in the petroleum and chemical industry. The PCIC annual conference was founded in 1954 and is rotated across North American locations of industry strength to attract national and international participation. This year’s PCIC Conference takes place Sept. 24 to 27 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Recognized by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and U.S. Small Business Administration with the 2018 Most Outstanding Business Growth Award, MSB is celebrating 40 years as a privately owned professional engineering consultancy providing design and engineering solutions for clients in the industrial, government, institutional and energy sectors.

About M S Benbow & Associates

A multi-discipline, integrated engineering consultancy, M S Benbow & Associates is regarded as one of the top professional engineering firms in the region serving some of the most notable refineries, airports, convention centers, campuses, and large public venues in the United States. With professional registrations in over 30 states and offices in Metairie, Mandeville, Houston and Dallas, MSB provides expertise in Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls, Telecommunications & Technology, and Drafting & Design with end-to-end project management services. MSB provides a wide range of engineering services including feasibility studies, front-end engineering design, detailed design packages, site acceptance testing, startup/commissioning services and specialty installation service.

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