8th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety

September 10-13, 2018
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The Latin American Conference on Process Safety is part of CCPS' family of Global Congress on Process Safety. This conference is part of CCPS' worldwide effort to prevent major accidents through promoting lifelong learning as well as continual improvement in process safety. Co-organized by ARPEL, the 8th CCPS Latin American Conference on Process Safety will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Simultaneous English-Spanish translation will be provided.


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Universidad Católica Argentina - San Agustín Room

Alicia M. de Justo 1600, Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires, Argentina


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Why Should You Attend?


The Latin American Conference on Process Safety will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 11-13, 2018, with a pre-conference course scheduled for September 10, 2018. 

The pre-conference workshop, titled CCPS New Approach to Metrics will be lead by Louisa Nara, CCPS and Nestor Sposito (retired Dow executive and CCPS Senior Staff Consultant). The workshop will also include a review of the newly launched Risk Analysis Sceening Tool (RAST).

The Conference will be of special interest to senior executives, managers, and mid-level managers as well as to professionals responsible for leading process safety management.

Professionals working in companies that are part of the value chain such as consulting and engineering, design and construction (EDC) companies, field service providers and insurers, among others, with interests in Latin America and the Caribbean will find in this congress an event of great value.

The conference will feature world-class speakers addressing the issue from a strategic, management and operational point of view.


Conference Highlights:


Keynote Speakers:

  • Chris Domingo -  Risk Control Director - Willis Towers Watson
  • Kinnesh Dalal - General Manager – Operational Excellence/HES - Chevron Latin America Business Unit
  • Kristen Kulinowski - Board Member - US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
  • Chris Hawkes - Safety Director - IOGP
  • Antonio Macias - Regional Director - National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

Conference Chairs:

  • Gretel d'Amico, Pluspetrol
  • Eduardo Francisco, DuPont
  • Hérber Varela, Pluspetrol
  • Luis Kirs, YPF
  • Adriana M. Gomez, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Pablo Gonzales, PAE
  • Antonio Meza, COGA
  • Rodolfo Kramer, YPF
  • Diego Gómez, Oldelval
  • Flavio Monteiro, Chevron
  • Nelson Gualtero, Pluspetrol
  • Carmen H. Osorio, Exponent
  • Carlos Videla, Tecpetrol
  • Esteban Fellner, YPF


Call for Abstracts Topics:

  • Leadership and Culture
  • Risk Identification and Management
  • Management of Change
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Process Safety Technology
  • Emergency Management and Stakeholder Outreach
  • Lessons Learned in Process Safety