29 August 2012
Keynote speakers announced for process safety conference
A global line-up of high-profile speakers has already been confirmed for IChemE’s second Hazards Asia Pacific process safety conference in Malaysia in April 2013.
Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2011, 400 delegates are expected at the conference which will feature an expanded exhibition of safety products and services for the oil, gas and chemical process industries.
The keynote speakers are:
John Bresland, former chair and member, Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, US
Judith Hackitt, chair, Health and Safety Executive, UK.
Yang Soo Lee, senior vice president, Head of Safety Health & Environment Division, SK Innovation, South Korea.
Hans Volkmar Schwarz, vice president, process safety, BASF Group, Germany.
The deadline for submitting papers is also fast approaching and the final deadline to register a paper for the conference is Monday 3 September.
The committee is interested in papers on the following themes:
- asset integrity
- operational safety
- process safety management
- the challenge of regulatory compliance
- learning from major hazard incidents
- process safety design and analysis
- management of abnormal operations
IChemE CEO David Brown says, “The conference will be one of the biggest process safety events in 2013. With a range of high calibre keynote speakers from across the globe we also expect to have delegates from throughout the Asia Pacific region.”
The industry and academic conference partners are PETRONAS chemicals and Tsinghua University, China, respectively.