13th Global Congress on Process Safety

March 26-29, 2017

Each year the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) and the AIChE Safety & Health Division present the Global Congress on Process Safety (GCPS). From its initial meeting in 2005, GCPS has grown into the world's largest gathering practitioners from industry, regulatory bodies and academia.

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13th GCPS Welcome Plenary Session

LPS, CCPS, PPSS, and PSMM will give out the best paper awards at the GCPS plenary welcome session. Follow by a keynote speech to be delivered by an invited speaker.

13th GCPS Short Courses

The 13th GCPS will offer 6 short courses ranging from Human Factors to Dust Explosions. Short courses will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Featured Speakers

Billy B. Bardin

2017 Spring & 13th GCPS Monday Luncheon Speaker

Billy B. Bardin is the Global Operations Technology Director.  His responsibilities include driving technology and innovation strategy within Manufacturing and Engineering (M&E) and oversight of all commercial technologies as well as development of technical talent across manufacturing and supporting operations.

Billy began his career in 2000 with Union Carbide/Dow in the Catalyst Skill Center in South Charleston, WV where he led alternative feedstock and catalytic process development programs. In 2001...Read more

Luis Fernandez-Moreno

2017 Spring & 13th GCPS Wednesday Luncheon Speaker

Fernandez-Moreno, 53, joined Ashland in 2012 as president, Ashland Water Technologies. In October 2013, Fernandez-Moreno was elected senior vice president of Ashland and became the president of Ashland Specialty Ingredients. In April 2015, he was promoted to senior vice president of Ashland and president, Chemicals Group. In this expanded role, he continues to lead Specialty Ingredients and has assumed additional management responsibility for Ashland Performance Materials. He also serves as a member of Ashland...Read more

John Televantos

John Televantos is a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on the specialty industrial, healthcare and specialty financial service sectors. Before joining Arsenal in 2006, Dr. Televantos was President of Aqualon Company, owned by Hercules, Inc.; President and Founder of Helios Chemical Company; and Chief Executive Officer for Foamex International.

Dr. Televantos began his career with Union Carbide in 1977 in silicones research. There he developed two key processes for the manufacture of Methyl Chloride and Siloxane polymers that were...Read more