What you need to know: New event aims to inform UK industry

Presentations will include case studies on spill response and appropriate restoration techniques.

A new conference and exhibition for the UK spill industry is to be held over 14-15 October at Donington Park, near the East Midlands Airport.

The event, UK SPILL 2014, is being launched by the UK Spill Association, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The aim is to create both a spills forum and to showcase the capabilities of the UK spill industry.
According to the organisers, the theme of the event can be summed up as: “Oil spills will always be with us as long as we live with oil; you need to know what we do and how we can help”.
UK SPILL 2014 offers a full two-day conference programme, addressing the ongoing issues presented by spills, principally oil spills, and there will be number of keynote and other speakers. See schedules opposite.
Science and industry workshops will run concurrently with an exhibition of spill industry companies. In addition, demonstrations will be held illustrating techniques and equipment to deal with spills. The event recognises that networking is a vital area for both government, agencies and industry, and in that spirit, there will be a networking buffet supper held during the event.
There will also be a free tour of the famous Grand Prix Collection of racing cars and other historical transport exhibits on display at Donington Park.
The conference will be held in the Paddock Suite at Donington Park, and the exhibition will be located adjacent to the conference. Delegates have the choice to either book for the two days of conference and workshops, including the demonstrations and exhibition, and to attend the networking buffet on day 1, or to attend just on day 1, or day 2, with or without the networking supper.
You are invited to register your interest as a delegate, or book exhibition space by contacting UKSpill at info@ukspill.org.
This event is expected to be of significant interest to a range of organisations, including the UK Government Environmental and Maritime Agencies, fire & rescue services, local authorities, Highways Agency, National Trust, Natural England, Public Health England, Premiam, oil distribution industry, National Grid, energy distribution network operators, Water UK, Network Rail, CL:AIRE, Comah, police services, energy industries, Ministry of Defence, safetyindustries, insurance industry & loss adjusters, solicitors, UKSpill members, researchers and academics.


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