Program 2017 ‘Asbestos & Industry’ – 25 & 26 September 2017, Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel, London

On Monday 25 September 2017, the EAF conference will host ’round table’ workshops in which participants will meet many speakers face to face and freely discuss in-depth on a wide variety of asbestos related topics. This has proven to be the ideal formula for meeting relevant specialists, exchanging knowledge and building up lasting networks.

A delicious buffet lunch is included and will be open from 12:30 to 13:30 hours, after which the workshops will go on until 16:30 hours.

On Tuesday 26 September 2017, the EAF Conference will take place, concluded by an optional conference dinner. Please note that speakers and presentations may be subject to change. See below for further details.

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08.45 – 09.20Registration and light continental breakfast
09.20 – 09.30Welcome by Yvonne Waterman (EAF Foundation)
Introduction of the Conference Chairman, Hans van der Wart (KIWA Compliance International), and Session Chairmen Mark Winter (Beacon International) and Ron Symonds (Royal Mail Group)
Plenary Session
09.30 – 10.00Opening Speech, by Dr. Penny Woods (British Lung Foundation)
10.00 – 10.20 Are Frameworks killing quality? Neil Redfern (Shield On-site Services)
10.20 – 10.45A Mesowarrior’s Journey, Mavis Nye BCAh (Mavis Nye Foundation)
10.45 – 11.00Break and refreshments
11.00 – 11.30Shaken and stirred: asbestos response after natural disasters, Terry Coleman (Coleman Consulting Ltd New Zealand and Pacifica Environmental Ltd Fiji)
11.30 – 12.00Keynote Speech: Role of a Trade Association in the Asbestos Removal Industry, Stephen Sadley (ARCA)
12.00 – 13.00 Buffet lunch
Exhibitor stands and a photo exhibition by Tony Rich (Asbestorama)
Session AAsbestos and its impact on society
13.00 – 13.20Asbestos and its effect on English society, Harry Steinberg QC (12 King’s Bench Walk)
13.20 – 13.40Challenges for insurers regarding asbestos in industry, Christian Lahnstein (Rachel Carson Center, University of Munich)
13.40 – 14.00Raising asbestos awareness in the workplace, Graham Warren (TICA-ACAD)
14.00 – 14.20Real risk versus perceived risk, prof. Roger J. Willey (UKATA)
14.20 – 14.40Break and refreshments
14.40 – 15.00Building national consensus around asbestos management – the Australian experience, Geoff Fary (former Chairman of the Australian Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council
15.00 – 15.20The Portuguese approach to asbestos in industry, Ana Nogueira (Portuguese Dep. de Saude Ambiental, Unidade de Ar e Saude Ocupational)
15.20 – 15.40New developments in the treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma, prof. Nico van Zandwijk (former Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute)
15.40 – 16.20Panel debate
16.20 – 16.35Break
Session BAsbestos & Professional perspectives
13.00 – 13.20Complex projects for a simple product, Hein Tersteeg (Asis-t, active for ExxonMobil Rotterdam)
13.20 – 13.40Removing asbestos in a nuclear environment, Mark Winter (Beacon International)
13.40 – 14.00The Global Game Changer, Marcus Sanders (ARI Global Technologies)
14.00 – 14.20Compliance in industry, Dr. Martin Gibson (HSE)
14.20 – 14.40Break and refreshments
14.40 – 15.00Asbestos in real estate: a risky investment? Arjan Endhoven (BDO)
15.00 – 15.20Putting asbestos policy into practice at a major airport, Jeroen Kersten (Sodexo)
15.20 – 15.40The global asbestos industry and the worldwide pursuit of justice, Brendan J. Tully (Phillips & Paolicelli LLP)
15.40 – 16.20Panel debate
16.20 – 16.35Break and refreshments

Plenary session in the Grand Ballroom
16.35 – 16.40Special Recognition Award
16.40 – 16.45Concluding speech, Yvonne Waterman and Hans van der Wart (Kiwa Compliance International)
16.45 – 18.00Convivial closing drinks for networking
18.00 – 21.00Optionally: Conference Dinner