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ACC Announces Details of ChemSECURE Conference


Contact: Scott Jensen, ACC, (202) 249-6511
Email: Scott_Jensen@americanchemistry.com 
Contact: Rob Landry, LCA, (225) 376-7656
Email: Rob@lca.org

WASHINGTON (Sept. 6, 2013) – This year’s ChemSECURE Conference, a one-day workshop designed for security professionals in the chemical industry, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 17. ChemSECURE remains one of the industry’s foremost security events. The agenda for 2013 will focus on important topics of interest to security professionals in the chemical industry, such as emergency preparedness, regulatory outlook, cybersecurity, transportation issues and workplace security.

“Today’s global economy, combined with the constantly shifting nature of modern geopolitics, makes this a pivotal time for formulating chemical security policies. As the public and private sectors look to enhance their partnerships, it is vital to the entire chemical sector to foster a constructive discussion about security issues,” said Cal Dooley, President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council (ACC). “ChemSECURE provides a valuable forum for industry partners, the regulatory community and other security stakeholders to collaborate, learn from one another and share best practices.”

Co-hosted by ACC and the Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA), ChemSECURE 2013 will feature a keynote address by Dan Borne, President of LCA and the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance. Borne noted, “New Orleans’ distinctive geographic locale and unique infrastructure makes the Crescent City a fitting location for this year’s conference. We look forward to a full day of robust discussion and collaboration.”

During the conference attendees will have the opportunity to engage with fellow security colleagues during several in-depth sessions and panels and will gain new insights on how to strategically address security issues at the federal, state and local levels. Additionally, the Federal Bureau of Investigation will host a special pre-workshop cybersecurity briefing on October 16, which will focus on various topics including chemical facility counterintelligence and counterterrorism.

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit www.chemsecureconference.org.

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