About the code of conduct

Petroleum Trade Network (PTN) convenes events and meetings that are welcoming, respectful, inclusive, and collaborative. PTN Event’s Code of Conduct applies to all PTN-sponsored events, as well as affiliated events connected with an PTN conference or event, whether in public or private facilities.

Expected behavior

1 Treat everyone with respect.

2 Respect your fellow participants by using good practices for intercultural collaborations.

3Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

4Provide your true professional identity, affiliation, and, where appropriate, contact information, at registration, and during attendance and participatory sessions, as required.

5Respect copying and use of presented materials and ideas as indicated by PTN’s Guidelines on Photography and Social Media, including knowing when you may need to obtain permission regarding copying materials.

6 Respect the rules and policies of the meeting venue, hotels, PTN contracted facility, online platform, or any other venue.

Examples of unacceptable behavior

1 Promoting or participating in harassment, bullying, discrimination, or intimidation on-site, online, and/or on social media.

2 Verbal, written, or other forms of abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, staff member, service provider, or other guest.

3 Examples of abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations.

4Provide your true professional identity, affiliation, and, where appropriate, contact information, at registration, and during attendance and participatory sessions, as required.

5Respect copying and use of presented materials and ideas as indicated by PTN’s Guidelines on Photography and Social Media, including knowing when you may need to obtain permission regarding copying materials.

6 Threatening or stalking in-person or online.

7 Disruption or disallowing participation by others.

8 Criminal offenses.

9 Failure to follow meeting protocol.

10 Physical or verbal abuse, including attacks on ideas vs. respectful, disagreeing dialogue.

11 Use of social or mainstream media to target individual actions of participants in a way that could harm their privacy or professional status or open them to slander or libel.

12 Knowingly violating copyright, or copying presenter information without obtaining permission, if necessary, as outlined in PTN's Guidelines on Photography and Social Media.

Consequences and reporting unacceptable behavior

1 Anyone requested to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.Anyone violating the Code of Conduct may be removed from the current meeting. Egregious behavior may result in bans from future PTN events or other sanctions, depending on the specifics, as set forth in our Policy, as applicable.

2 As part of registration for an PTN event, all attendees are expected to provide their true professional name and primary affiliation, and contact information including an email address and phone number.

3 PTN attendees should be aware that PTN staff and designates monitor and moderate attendee posts mentioning PTN and using hashtags associated with a meeting. Failure to follow the above guidelines may result in posts being blocked or other consequences. For more information on photography and social media practices, review PTN's Guidelines.

4 If you experience or witness behavior that constitutes an immediate or serious threat to public safety at an on-site meeting, contact 911 or if in a convention center, locate a house phone and ask for security. Please report other incidents or suspected incidents to PTN staff, leadership, or security. At many events, PTN staff and representatives will be wearing a "safe PTN" button.

5Acknowledgement and agreement to abide by the PTN Conferences and Events Code of Conduct is required at registration for any online or on-site event.