Almost 400 delegates - representatives of academia, industry and international affairs specialists from 44 countries were brought together in Targi Kielce for the Global Chemical Safety and Security Summit CHEMSS and the simultaneously-held Global Chemical Safety and Security Fair CHEM-SAFETY-EXPO. The events were first and foremost aimed to strengthen and enhance chemical safety and security in raw-materials supply, infrastructure, manufacturing, transport and use of chemicals in all aspects of the industry's business activity.
Targi Kielce and the International Centre for Chemical Safety and Security (ICCSS) have been the other originators and initiators of the Summit and Expo. Their event hosted numerous foreign delegations, including the USA, China, Egypt, Ukraine, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Iran, South Korea, Norway, South Africa, etc.
- We have been able to bring to Kielce competent, highly placed officials from a number of countries - the deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Construction Jerzy Szmit commented after the summit and exhibition - The events provide new opportunities also for Polish industry. In addition to the conference, the events include industry presentations. The chemical business sectors boasts impressive achievements. It goes without a saying that the countries' delegates will return home and relate what they saw, heard and experienced in Poland, what are cooperation prospects with the Poland.
CHEMSS included specialised sessions on innovative solutions for chemicals disposal, responsible agriculture and safe fertilizers, cyber-security for industrial control and management systems as well as chemical safety and security fora focussed upon Ukraine, Africa. The agenda was complemented with discussions on the latest Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si" - this gartering brought together representatives of the Church.
The Summit concluded with the adoption of the CHEMSS 2016 Declaration. The Declaration defines the framework for global cooperation for chemical safety and security. This document demonstrates the integrated approach to chemical safety and security; not only does it include process safety, but also safeguarding-measures against unauthorized use of chemicals for illicit purposes and ecological safety enhancement. The Declaration focuses another important point - the countries' will to enhance economic, environmental and social co-operation for the benefit of safety, security and sustainability.
The CHEM-SAFETY EXPO was the showcase for nearly 50 companies from Poland, Germany, China, Japan and the United States. Exhibitors returned a positive feedback on the début fair.