Chemical Sector Security Summit Returns In July

By Chemical Processing Staff

May 03, 2017

The 11th annual Chemical Sector Security Summit is slated for July 2017 in Houston, Texas. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council, which consists of 16 chemical trade associations that reportedly connect to approximately 95% of the nation’s chemical facility owners and operators.

The Chemical Sector Security Summit brings together industry owners and operators, key government officials, first responders and law enforcement to exchange information, network with other security professionals, share the latest best practices, learn about chemical security regulations and gain insight into the roles of state, local and federal agencies and departments involved in chemical security.

The Summit is designed for industry professionals throughout the entire chemical sector involved with:

  • Corporate and facility security
  • Environmental, health and safety issues
  • Transportation and distribution of chemical products

Attendees include top-level private sector and government leaders, including senior DHS officials, congressional staff and senior government officials from federal agencies that comprise the Chemical Government Coordinating Council (GCC); international participants; and members of the national media.

The Summit offers a variety of educational workshops and a speaker series. Past speakers have included industry leaders and experts discussing the latest information regarding chemical security, infrastructure protection and the impact of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). The presentations have also reinforced the partnership between state, local and federal agencies and departments and chemical facility owners and operators in their joint efforts to enhance security using the partnership model envisioned by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. 

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