Operational Excellence & Risk Management Summit

Driving world class safety, reliability and environmental performance in hazardous industries 7 February, 2018 - 9 February, 2018, Houston, TX, United States

Learn how to embed the culture, systems and processes of the world's Highest Reliability Organizations.

If you're in a hazardous industry, you're facing more volatility, complexity and risk than ever before. With markets shifting, regulations changing and pressure to increase efficiency in your operations - how can you deliver consistent operational excellence?

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Join over 100 business leaders and learn world class strategies for keeping your people safe, your operations productive and your products sustainable at North America’s leading forum on Operational Excellence & Risk Management. This year's event has tracks on Management of Change, Procedure Management, Operational Risk Management, Human Factors, Safety Culture, Asset Risk Management, Process Safety, Environmental Excellence, Digital Transformation and more

Over 30 industry-leading speakers will share how to:

  • Assess - and improve - your company's safety culture
  • Manage change - without compromising business performance
  • Lay the foundation for OE by establishing principles that begin with safety - and then applying them to other areas of the business
  • Proactively identify and mitigate low probability yet high consequence events
  • Improve your Operations Management System to better identify - and eliminate - sources of risk and value loss in your operations
  • Implement changes in leadership thinking and behaviors to drive transformation
  • Increase risk visibility by optimizing data and information management - and minimize unplanned events
  • Establish a unified operational risk strategy - to ultimately improve business performance
  • Strengthen your core operating processes to drive enterprise transformation
  • Detect whether your work environments, culture and processes are increasing the likelihood of a risk occurring
  • Reduce complexity and variability with clearly defined standards and accountabilities
  • Benchmark your company against the characteristics of High Reliability Organizations (HROs)

If you are responsible for managing human, asset or environmental risk in your organization - this is one event you do not want to miss.



  • Environmental Excellence
  • Personal and Process Safety
  • Digital Operations
  • Human Factors
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Business Transformation
  • Operations Management Systems
  • Frontline Operational Excellence
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Asset Reliability
  • High Reliability Organizations
  • Organizational Effectiveness


"This is one of the best conferences that I have ever attended. "
Bonnie Schwartz, Vice President, EH&S, Calpine Corporation

"Very valuable!"
Kelly Farfan, Org Capability Manager, Shell Oil

"The speakers were all knowledgeable, and I enjoyed their presentations throughout the week separately. The event provided good networking opportunities for me within our industry, as well as with vendors. "
Heather Chan, HES Professional, Marathon Pipe Line

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2018 Speakers

  • Richard Osmond, Vice President, HSE, BP
  • Kelly Wallace, Director, Business Improvement, Andeavor
  • Paul Leonard, Vice President of Health, Safety and Environment, Arkema
  • Chad Broussard, Director of Reliability, Phillips 66
  • Gregg Kiihne, Director, Process Safety, BASF
  • Jose Pires, Global Excellence & Innovation Leader, Andeavor
  • Matt DiGeronimo, Vice President, Operations, Veolia
  • Graciela Perez, Global Manager, Chevron
  • Phil McIntyre, Managing Director, Performance Solutions by Milliken
  • Jim Wetherbee, Astronaut and Author, Controlling Risk: 30 Techniques for Operating Excellence
  • Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager, BP
  • Todd Muscroft, Country Manager, USA, Procedure Accelerator
  • Mika Neffling, Sales Manager, NAPCON Games, Neste Jacobs
  • Camille Peres, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M University
  • Stacy Owens, Director, Operations, American Water Resources
  • Lisa Primeggia, General Manager, Consolidated Edison
  • Michael deBettencourt, Director, AVP, SH&E Training and Development, AECOM
  • David Wilbur, Founding Member and CEO, Vetergy Group
  • Lance Muniz, Founding Member and COO, Vetergy Group
  • Robert Guy, Director, Operational Excellence, Duke Energy Corporation
  • Stephan Blasilli, Head of Global Lean Operations & Corporate Initiatives, EDP Renewables
  • Kristen Kulinowski, Board Member, US Chemical Safety Board

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Source: ASDEvents
Date: Jan 9, 2018