Upcoming events and webinars

Below are conferences and webinars where either Trish Kerin and/or Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes will present.

April 2021

Webinar: Hydrogen Incidents Taxonomy

13 April, 08:00 BST

Laurentiu Zamfirescu will discuss the ever-growing concern for global warming and expanding endeavours to reduce our carbon footprint have led to the acceleration of certain energy sectors and technologies. Hydrogen is one of these sectors, with a great promise for a greener energy future.

However, as with any other new industry or endeavour, the risks are not well known and costly mistakes, perhaps due to uncontrolled events, can take place. The aim of this webinar is to present the findings of a review conducted by AMOG Consulting of hydrogen incident databases and information sources, as well as to present the project lifecycle phases the various incidents have their root and contributory causes to, and apply any learnings to future design safety planning.

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AIChE Spring Meeting 2021 and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety

18—22 April 2021, Virtual

The AIChE Spring Meeting is the year’s key technical conference for practicing chemical engineers. A wide range of subjects relevant to the current needs of industry is covered. Plus, the Global Congress on Process Safety covers the critical needs of process safety practitioners more broadly and deeply than any other conference.

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Webinar: Safety Lore 13: Audits

19 April, 08:00 BST

Presented by Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes. Zsuzsanna will discusses two cases studies that occurred in the past, stressing the key lessons on audits. It also provides useful tips and recommendations as how to avoid future recurrence of such accidents.

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August 2021

Webinar: PFAs risk, where is it and how do we manage it?

4 August, 02:00 BST

Dr. Matthew Askeland is an Environmental Engineer active in the consultancy sector as a contaminated site specialist will present a broad overview of the current globally significant developments in PFAS management (enviro and chemical engineering). The discussion aims to walk through key areas of PFAS risk as informed by global academic and in-practice data sets, as well as lessons from the past PFAS management approaches, and proceed into the future by discussing how global specialists are tackling the PFAS problem from a host of different engineering disciplines. The discussion will centre on emergent technologies which have been engineered to be considered game changers with respects to the way in which we manage the chemical group known as PFAS, within the specific learning of what has been effective/ineffective in the past (cost effective and practical).

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September 2021


15—16 September 2021, NEC BIrmingham, UK

CHEMUK is the UK’s only trade show dedicated to bringing together the multi-layer Chemicals/Chemical Product development, specification & processing/manufacturing communities, with crucial supply chain supplier groups.

With some 2,500+ specialist businesses contributing to the UK’s chemical industry – embracing raw materials, chemicals, intermediates & consumables, equipment & apparatus, high tech innovation streams, sub-contracting & business services and much more, CHEMUK is the event where the UK’s chemical industries meet.

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Hazards Asia Pacific 2021

21—22 September 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hazards Asia Pacific is the leading process safety conference in the region and follows five previous successful events.

The conference shares the latest developments and good practice in process safety. All the companies representing major industries will be present, and many will share experience in process safety and risk management, particularly technological advancements that have helped them thrive.

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Chemeca 2021

27—28 September 2021, Virtual

Chemeca is an annual conference for the Australian and New Zealand community of chemical and process engineers and industrial chemists who come together to discuss latest developments in the field, share industry knowledge, recognise outstanding achievement and share experiences and insights that help the industry to grow.  In its fiftieth year, we are embracing the opportunity to reinvent Chemeca and broaden its appeal without losing what makes it special. The Virtual+ format in 2021 presents an opportunity for everyone in Australia and New Zealand to get involved in their region. Call for papers is open, help shape the programme by contributing your work under the conference theme ‘Advance, Disrupt and Sustain’. Deadline for submissions is 17 May.

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November 2021

Hazards Australasia 2021

10—11 November 2021, Melbourne, Australia

Hazards Australasia is a leading process safety conference. It shares best practice, latest developments and lessons learned in process safety, promoting a continuous focus on improving process safety performance.

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16—18 November 2021, Virtual Conference

Hazards is an industry-focused event, providing a platform for sharing good practice, current thinking and lessons learned in process safety, as well as valuable networking opportunities. Building on the success of last year’s online event, Hazards 31 will be held virtually again this year, continuing to facilitate knowledge-transfer and reflection in the safest and most accessible way.

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June 2022

17th EFCE International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in Process Industries

5-8 June 2022

The 17th EFCE International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in Process Industries will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.  The Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava is hosting this conference, the most prestigious in the world in the field of risk and safety related to the chemical and process industries; the symposium has returned to Prague after 18 years. Occupational and process safety professionals, researchers, scientists, academics and practitioners have been meeting on a triennial basis since the first conference in 1974.

Abstract submission is now open and the deadline is 15 May 2021.

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