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Tank Storage Asia announces topics and speaker line up

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The latest safety regulations in Singapore, the IMO 2020 sulfur fuel cap, an overview of developments affecting the tank terminal market in Asia, and future growth opportunities in South East Asia are some of the topics featured in Tank Storage Asia’s conference line up.

The two-day, CPD-certified conference at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore will feature insights from leading players and industry influencers about the latest trends and developments affecting the region’s tank terminal market.

This year’s conference on 26 – 27 September also has a special focus on safety at terminals as well as the latest regulations affecting operators in Singapore. Singapore’s new Safety Case regime places a greater responsibility on operators to manage safety in their major hazard installations by making use of best practices and standards to reduce risks.

A series of industry experts will be discussing various aspects of this new legislation. Bernard Ong, Director of Operations at Vopak Terminals Singapore, will talk more about Vopak Banyan’s Safety, Health and Environment initiatives, Dr Sukhy Barhey, Director of BMT Group, will discuss the new regulation under the Workplace Safety and Health Act, while Mike Warren and Lyn Fernie, Zento Global Solutions, will talk about improving safety culture and the human element of safety.

Dr Peck Thian Guan, Singapore’s representative to the ISO Project Committee for the development of the ISO standard on Occupational Health and Safety Management System, will also present a session on implementing the new ISO 45001.

Sessions will also cover market analysis, 2020 outlook, the future of drones and security at the terminal, fire safety management, technical due diligence for terminal mergers & acquisitions and cyber security threats.

Nick Powell, StocExpo & Tank Storage Portfolio Divisional Director, commented: “Tank Storage Asia is our fastest growing exhibition and conference within the portfolio. Last year saw the highest ever visitor numbers, with almost 1700 tank storage professionals from 35 countries in attendance – we hope to exceed this in 2018 and look forward to bringing the industry back together once again.

“The landmark gathering of business leaders and thought leaders will also provide industry professionals with a unique opportunity to participate in panel debates, engage in the latest industry developments, and network with industry peers.”

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