February 7-9, 2018 | Houston Texas

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Download the 2017 Agenda

The Operational Excellence & Risk Management Summit will bring together Heads of Operations, HSE, ORM and Operational Excellence from industrial manufacturing, energy, chemicals, resources, transportation and more – all industries facing high levels of operational risk. Download the 2017 agenda to take a look at the interactive sessions... Read More

Interviews with Industry Leaders

60 Seconds: Operational Excellence at NASA

Minimizing the risk of a catastrophe by bringing the lessons of space home In this exclusive interview, David Loyd, Head of the Safety and Test Operations Division at NASA, provides his insights on integrating risk management practices and techniques throughout a large organization with an extraordinarily diverse mission. Download the full... Read More

Laying the Foundation for EH&S Excellence

In this in-depth interview, Bonnie Schwartz, Vice President of Environmental Health and Safety at Calpine – a $6B Fortune 500 company with over 2,200 employees and America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources - shares her insights into successfully building a foundation of operational excellence with... Read More

60 Seconds with Shell Oil

Lynn Buchanan, America’s Regional Manufacturing Excellence Lead at Shell Oil, provides us with insight into the importance of leadership and the management behaviors required in driving operational excellence.Download this exclusive interview to see what is driving Shell’s manufacturing excellence strategy, and how to secure executive level... Read More

60 seconds with Deepwater Horizon Investigator Captain Hung Nguyen

Just seven days after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, U.S. Coast Guard Captain Hung Nguyen was designated as the co-chair for the US Departments of Homeland Security and Interior joint investigation into the incident that killed 11 workers and resulted in the largest oil spill in US history. Captain Nguyen’s role was to determine the causes of... Read More

60 Seconds with Veolia

Matt DiGeronimo, Vice President of Operations at $50B energy company Veolia, shares his insights on transforming the cultural, operational, and financial underpinnings of a failing coal-fired power plant in just 12 short months.Download the full interview to find out what are the challenges of modifying the thought-processes and operational... Read More

60 Seconds with Cenovus Energy's VP of Health and Safety

Mark Little, Vice President of Health and Safety at Cenovus Energy, provides his insights on maturing your safety culture and what it means to achieve excellence in health and safety.Read the full interview to learn how Cenovus is using their management system framework to drive operational excellence and risk management and how this has helped to... Read More


The Future of Operational Excellence in High Risk Industries

Industry leaders in high risk industries are increasingly looking toward a programmatic management-system approach to Operational Excellence to identify and mitigate the associated risks of process and occupational safety and environmental incidents – striving to become what’s called a high-reliability organization. Recently IQPC surveyed more... Read More