The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) will host the 4th CCPS Global Summit on Process Safety at the Okayama Convention Center in Okayama, Japan, September 12 to 13, 2017. The summit will be presented in collaboration with the Japan Society of Safety Engineering and Okayama University’s Center for Safe and Disaster-Resistant Society, and supported by the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association. Representatives from dozens of organization and more than 30 sponsor companies and exhibitors from industries including oil and gas, chemicals, and petrochemical, are expected to participate.
The Global Summit on Process Safety is one event in a slate of annual and international conferences organized by AIChE and CCPS for the benefit of chemical engineers, academic researchers, and business leaders interested in developing safe industrial processes in the chemical, petrochemical, and allied industries. Remarking on the success of past global summits, CCPS Executive Director Shakeel Kadri said that this year’s event in Japan “will provide an influential forum where safety personnel, company leaders, and policy-makers in the region can visualize how process safety will be shaped and implemented in the years to come.” Previous CCPS global summits have been held in Mumbai, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Damam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The 2017 program will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, paper presentations, and informal discussions, and is built around the objectives of CCPS’s Vision 20/20, including creation of a committed company safety culture, vibrant safety management systems, disciplined adherence to safety standards, competency development among employees, and shared training. The conference program can be viewed at: www.aiche.org/ccps/conferences/ccps-global-summit-on-process-safety/2017.
Additional information about CCPS conferences and other conferences sponsored by AIChE and its technical subsidiaries is available at www.aiche.org/conferences.
AIChE is a professional society of more than 60,000 chemical engineers in more than110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for dialogue related to chemical engineering research in areas such as energy sustainability, biological and environmental engineering and nanotechnology and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.
CCPS is a not-for-profit corporate membership organization within AIChE that identifies and addresses process safety needs in the chemical, pharmaceutical and petroleum industries. CCPS brings together manufacturers, government agencies, consultants, academics and insurers to lead the way in improving process safety. With more than 100 publications, CCPS is at the forefront of global efforts to improve process safety performance. Learn about CCPS and its activities at www.aiche.org/ccps.