Record attendance at Hazards 33 conference

Record attendance at Hazards 33 conference

9th November 2023

Over 370 delegates, sponsors and exhibitors came together in Birmingham, UK, this week to attend Hazards 33, Europe’s leading process safety conference. With attendees coming from countries ranging from China to the Czech Republic, this year’s conference has been truly international.

The event had great support from new and returning sponsors and exhibitors, and Conference chair Eamon Chandler, was delighted with the 2023 event, saying: “A real strength of the Hazards 33 conference this year has been the wide range of industry experts who have attended, covering the full spectrum of process safety topics. There has been a terrific mix of operators, engineers, expert consultants, regulators and safety professionals in attendance. The individual subject sessions have been lively and there has been plenty of room for questions and discussion, especially during the panel discussions and plenaries.”

Amir Gerges, Shell Vice President for Group Safety, delivered the annual Trevor Kletz Hazards Lecture, where he discussed the challenges associated with energy transition and safety. Other plenary speakers included Rhona Flin, Emeritus Professor at the University of Aberdeen and Professor of Industrial Psychology at Robert Gordon University, UK; Faisal Khan, Director of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety; Stuart Hawksworth, Head of Centre for Energy and Major Hazards at the Health and Safety Executive; and Simon Holbrook, Senior Advisor at the Environment Agency.

Matt Stalker, IChemE Commercial Associate Director, said: “Our annual hazards process safety conference has seen a record attendance this year, cementing its position as one of the world’s leading process safety conferences. This is a key platform for sharing current thinking, good practice and practical insight across every major aspect of process safety, and when coupled with the valuable networking opportunity, this event is one not to miss! However, if you weren’t able to be present in person, our Hazards On-Demand portal allows you to access the valuable process safety content at a time to suit you."

A​ccess via subscription to the technical content presented at the Hazards 33 conference includes videos of the presentations and the full conference papers (where available) that accompany the presentations, as well as similar content from previous Hazards conferences. Visit Hazards On-Demand for more information.

Next year’s Hazards UK conference takes place on 5-7 November in Manchester 2024, UK. Register your interest in attending Hazards 34.


Networking event taking place at Hazards 33.



For more information please contact: 

Ann Baylis, Communications Executive & PR Lead, IChemE 
t: +44 (0) 1788 534477

Daniel Owens, Communication Executive, IChemE 
t: +44
 (0) 1788 534458

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