The 11th annual Chemical Sector Security Summit, held on July 19-21, 2017, marked the first time the Summit was hosted outside the National Capital Region, in Houston, Texas—a major hub of the Chemical Sector. This year’s Summit featured vital chemical security information for 2017 and beyond, and also brought together industry owners and operators, key government officials, first responders, and law enforcement to engage in face-to-face discussions and share the latest in security best practices.
Highlights from this year’s Summit included:
Information regarding chemical security regulations, including Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) updates;
Briefing on current security threats facing the Chemical Sector;
Cyber security trends and available resources;
Security roles during a disaster;
Active shooter training tailored to chemical facilities;
Shared best practices and continued public-private partnerships; and
Networking opportunities with key government officials and industry leaders.
Select presentations and videos from the 2017 Chemical Sector Security Summit will be posted soon, so please check back for updates.
The Summit offers attendees a variety of educational workshops as well as an engaging 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). In addition, the presentations reinforce 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.
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 for this annual landmark industry event include a diverse group of 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.