11th Annual Chemical Sector Security Summit to be Held in Houston, TX


Jenny Gaines
Director, Marketing and Communications            
(571) 348-5110

WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Homeland Security and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council are pleased to announce that the 11th Annual Chemical Sector Security Summit will be held July 19-21, for the first time ever in Houston, TX at the JW Marriott. 

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is a member of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council and is traveling to Houston for the Summit. SOCMA Managing Director of Government Relations Robert F. Helminiak is set to give closing remarks at this year’s event.

The Chemical Sector Security Summit provides a perfect venue to meet with agency and industry officials and learn the latest updates and information about this program that directly impacts the safety and security of U.S. chemical facilities. DHS officials will also be on hand to address questions regarding retiering and other efforts that have been implemented throughout the year.

“The Department of Homeland Security is pleased to host this year’s Chemical Sector Security Summit in Houston, TX,” said Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary David Wulf. “By taking this important gathering to a major hub for the chemical sector, we can better facilitate in-person participation and the growing public-private partnership. Through an ongoing collaboration, we are strengthening the safety and security efforts of our nation.”

The Chemical Sector Security Summit brings together industry owners and operators, key government officials, first responders, and law enforcement to engage in face-to-face discussions and share the latest in security best practices. See the full agenda to learn more about the 2017 Summit.

There is no fee to attend the summit, but all participants are required to register. With 450 people already registered for this year’s event, it’s important that you reserve your spot today.


Since 1921, SOCMA has represented a diverse membership of chemical companies located around the world.


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