CHEMTREC International Hazmat Summit
International Summit to Promote Safe Handling of Hazardous Materials to be Held in Texas
August 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (August 21, 2018) - CHEMTREC®, a service of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), is proud to announce its first International Hazmat Summit. The event will be held at the Westin Houston Memorial City in Houston, Texas on October 29 – 31, 2019.
“Our goal is to provide a one-of-a-kind forum for those involved in the safe transportation, handling, and use of hazardous materials, including shippers, carriers, and emergency and spill clean-up responders,” said Chief Executive of CHEMTREC John Modine.
The 3-day CHEMTREC International Hazmat Summit will be the premier destination to discuss the key topics of today and the trends of tomorrow.
“This exciting CHEMTREC event will showcase the most important and prevailing topics the industry has to offer,” explained Modine. Topics for the summit will include:
- Country-by-country differences and regional challenges of shipping hazardous materials
- Emerging developments in emergency response
- Using incident data to identify trends and take proactive steps to improve safe shipping
- Training and competency assessment for personnel involved with shipping and handling dangerous goods
- Certification of hazmat collection, packaging, transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal service providers
CHEMTREC is the world’s leading source of information and emergency incident support for shippers of hazardous materials and dangerous goods. CHEMTREC is linked to the largest network of chemical and hazardous material experts in the world, including chemical and response specialists, public emergency services and private contractors.
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The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people's lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing. The business of chemistry is a $797 billion enterprise and a key element of the nation's economy. It is the nation’s largest exporter, accounting for fourteen percent of all U.S. exports. Chemistry companies are among the largest investors in research and development. Safety and security have always been primary concerns of ACC members, and they have intensified their efforts, working closely with government agencies to improve security and to defend against any threat to the nation’s critical infrastructure.