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Hazardex & PPTex 2019 Conference – Call for papers now closed, papers announced

30 October 2018

The programme  for the Hazardex and PPTex 2019 Conference, to be held on February 27 & 28 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Runcorn, Cheshire, UK, is now available via this link. Next year will be The Year of Process Safety Leadership, and this will be a major area of focus for the conference. 

Event Sponsors are PR Electronics & Trolex

Full 2019 conference program and delegate offers available via this link

Many of the high hazard sector’s main industry organisations, companies and regulators will come together at Hazardex 2019 aiming to improve stakeholder engagement.

Keep referring back to this page for updates, new speakers just announced....

There will be presentations from HSE Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division Head Paul Logan, IChemE President Ken Rivers, EDF Energy Generation Managing Director Brian CowellExecutive Director Tank Storage Association Peter Davidson, Southern Water Head of Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Security Joe Murphy, Environment Agency Radioactive Substances & Installations Regulation Deputy Director Jo Nettleton, and BASF Process Safety Expert Geert Vercruysse, Chairman IECEx System Thorsten Arnhold, DNVGL Principal Consultant James Jenkins, Cogent's Neil Smith amongst many others.

We will announce the full programme over the next couple of weeks.


For over 15 years, Hazardex has been providing key industry information and topical discussion on process safety-related topics. The annual Conference and Exhibition brings together those with hazardous area and wider safety responsibilities to review best practice and the latest research in those areas key to managing process safety effectively.

Hazardex plays a key role in raising awareness about process safety issues, particularly important at a time when the consequences of failure become ever more onerous. A recent example of these consequences can be seen here.

2019 will co-locate with the launch of PPTex 2019, the event for personnel protection technologies for high hazard industries globally.


Next year’s conference will focus on specific topics relating to hazardous area and safety issues in the process and manufacturing industries including:
*  Personal Protection Technologies and smart PPE (Separate conference stream)
*  Process Safety Leadership
*  Asset Management and Maintenance
*  Decommissioning
*  Engineering & Design Safety
*  Fire & Explosion Hazards
*  Functional Safety
*  Human Factors
*  Knowledge & Competence
*  Regulation
*  Risk Assessment and Management

This list is not exclusive. Anyone with an original take on any aspect of hazardous area operations or process safety is encouraged to get in touch.

The event will be staged at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Runcorn, Cheshire, UK on February 27th & 28th 2019.


Please submit abstracts (300 to 400 words) for consideration by OCTOBER 12th, 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by October 17th and final abstract should be sent through by November 30. There is no fee for paper submissions.

Abstracts (in Word or PDF format) should be accompanied with the following information:
*  Presenting author (and co-authors)
*  Company / Organisation
*  Full contact details
*  Paper title
*  Main topic

Please also send a biography and image of each speaker, and state if you have an objection to our using your company logo when promoting the event.

Contact Alan Franck or Russell Goater via or phone +44 (0)1732 359990.

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