Global and government officials will address delegates at Crisis and Risk Management Summit
- Kuwait: Wednesday, January 16 - 2013 at 16:23
- PRESS RELEASE
Global and government officials will address delegates at the Crisis and Risk Management Summit from 24-27th March 2013 at the Al Manshar Rotana Hotel, Kuwait. The conference, organized by IQPC, is under the meticulous supervision of the Official Advisor and Key Distinguished Speaker, Mr Ali Hussain Asad, Emergency Response Coordinator and Head of Emergency Response Coordination Unit, Kuwait Oil Company.
However, pipeline explosions or leaks, fires, plant explosions, gas leaks, etc. are not unheard of and happen all around the world.
These types of disasters have a lot of implications for the operating companies, including major financial ones and tarnishing reputation.
Emergency response and crisis management teams need to be in place, all employees need to be well trained in protocol as well as equipped with technologies that can prevent, detect and manage disasters for a smooth reaction and effective response to gas leaks, oil leaks, offshore leaks, as well as potential fires, explosions and offshore incidents with employees and equipment.
Companies must have a comprehensive crisis and risk management system as well as an effective loss-prevention strategy in place to ensure uninterrupted production with a swift remediation and recovery.
The key note opening speech will be delivered by the world-renowned expert Khalid Al Mansouri, the President of the International Council, International Association of Emergency Managers. The European Commission's Director of Internal Energy, Jean-Arnold Vinois will showcase Europe's response to the Macondo incident and its subsequent legal framework changes.
ADMA-OPCO's Mohamed Bensahraoui will speak on risk management for projects and operations. Christopher Gale, the CEO of Middle Eastern Environment Technological Services, Bahrain, will demonstrate environment-friendly techniques to de-contaminate post an oil spill. Dr. Nasser Al Azri, from the IBRI Hospital of Oman will address the medical emergency response systems that can be followed by the common man.
Some exciting workshops will be conducted by Peter Johnson, Incident Commander for the US Federal Emergency Management Agency. He will share his experiences as the Leader of the Response Team for the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita quite recently.
Delegates will have a chance to learn from the workshop leader Dean Monterey, who has authored the Bahrain National Oil Spill Plan and has been a former strategic advisor for the National Crisis and Emergency Authority, UAE. A workshop dedicated to incident command system from a refinery's perspective will be addressed by Hassan Mashhadi, a Member of NATO who is responsible for coordinating activities, procedures, response planning and management in over 100 countries across the world.
KNPC, ADMA-OPCO, Black Emergency Manager's Association and many more will also be participating at the most awaited summit of the year in Kuwait after the Al- Rawdhatain incident in October last year.
"The event attendees will meet the best and most experienced in the business. Knowledge transfer shall be the major focus in this event and those who are searching for answers in Crisis Management or Emergency Response, need search no further, as the answers to their queries will be answered at this event," said Ali Hussain Asad, Kuwait Oil Company.
"Events that relate to the environmental issues of the GCC are continuously needed. We have all seen or have been impacted by some form of pollution, either through natural or human errors. Kuwait, has suffered greatly in previous years, as clean-ups have taken a long time due to the amount of contamination. Bringing together key industry leaders and those that practice response, into one gathering is always beneficial as knowledge and information is passed to others so that they can learn from the positive and negative outcomes of response to any situation," added Christopher Gale, CEO, ME-ETS, Bahrain.
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