Past event: Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Summit

Optimizing safety, efficiency, sustainability and reliability to drive world-class business performance

There has never been a more critical time for oil and gas, chemicals and resources companies to eliminate sources of risk, cost and complexity in their operations.

Your business is 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?

Join over 150 business leaders and learn world class strategies for keeping your people safe, your operations productive and your products sustainable at Europe's leading forum on Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources. This year's event has tracks on Leadership & Culture, Process Optimisation, Operational Risk Management, Operations Management Systems, Human Factors, Asset 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)
Make the commitment to Operational Excellence today - to emerge lean, agile and more competitive tomorrow.

Key Themes in 2018 include:

  • 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

''Very valuable!''
Vice President, Operations Equate Petrochemicals

''Very valuable. I am certainly going to encourage future attendance.''
Director, Continuous Improvement Marathon Petroleum

''The OpEx event was well attended with new client opportunities for us. We plan to support future OpEx events.''
Head of Business Development ROLTA

2018 Speakers

  • Cristian Matei, Head of Business Transformation, Veolia Group
  • Jim Wetherbee, Astronaut, Former VP - BP, Author, Controlling Risk: 30 Techniques for Operating Excellence
  • Graciela Perez, Global Manager, Chevron
  • Simon Watson, Head of Health, Safety, Security & Wellbeing, Thames Water
  • Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager, BP
  • Kai Johansen, Director, Operational Excellence, Glencore Nikkelverk
  • Paul Leonard, Vice President, Health Safety & Environment, Arkema
  • Alexander Breskvar, Director, Quality, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
  • Michiel Van Noort, Global Head of Continuous Improvement, Downstream, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Jerome Fady, Vice President, Operational Excellence, Arkema
  • Lindsey Miller, Safety Development Lead Advisor, Upstream HSE, BP
  • Martin Ruane, Programme Director - Robotic Process Automation Lead, Engie
  • Ulrich Hank, Senior Vice President/Head of Health, Safety & Environment,Innogy SE
  • Christopher Smith, Director, Operational Excellence, Climate & Renewables, E.ON
  • Marco Barsanti,Senior Vice President HSSE Asset Operations, Uniper
  • Ali Al Shammari, Manager, Reliability & Asset Life Extension - Operations Excellence, ADNOC Gas Processing
  • Andy Morris, Fleet Chief Mechanical Engineer, EDF Energy
  • Mihai Savin, Deputy General Manager & Business Process Re-engineering Project Director, Apa Nova Bucharest - Member of VEOLIA Group
  • Jerry Isch, Senior Vice President, Consulting Solutions, KBC (A Yokogawa Company)
  • Glyn Finney, Director and Owner, Castlefirth
  • Paddy McAlpine, Principal Consultant, Castlefirth
  • Al Ward, Principal Consultant, GEMsoft7
  • Paul Bartlett, Principal Consultant, GEMsoft7
  • Stuart Murray, Technical Manager, Add Energy
  • John Bell, Senior Vice President, AKselos
  • David Metcalfe, CEO, Verdantix
  • Sairam Valluri, Senior Staff Consultant, KBC
  • Simon Calverly, Consulting Product Integration Director, KBC
Pre-Conference Workshops Day - Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Conference Day One - Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Conference Day Two - Thursday 4th October 2018

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Hilton London Canary Wharf
Marsh Wall South Quay Square, E14 9SH
London, UK


Hilton London Canary Wharf
South Quay
Marsh Wall London E14 9SH
United Kingdom
Phone: 44-203-002-2300

Travel and accommodation are not included in the conference fee; however we have put together a HotelMap that displays discounted accommodation for hotels in the area near to Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources Europe. The map displays live availability and allows you to book directly with each hotel:

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Event details
Organizer : IQEU
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-15702