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NOV 2017

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Page 24 of 53 November 2017 / st 23 T he CLEAN GULF Conference and Ex- hibition is the annual event that deliv- ers solutions for oil and hazardous mate- rials spill prevention, preparedness and response. It brings together all parties responsible for response operations from North America and beyond to hear best practices and build relationships vital to a successful response on land or water. The 2017 show will take place December 5 to 7 in Hous- ton, Texas. This year's program is filled with more than 30 conference sessions, multiple networking activities and more than 150 exhibitors and is designed to provide attend- ees with insights and connections that will help in a future response or drill. The conference agenda planned for 2017 covers many of the most pressing issues facing industry, and the sessions are led by experts in their field. Not only do the conference sessions provide need-to-know information, they give at- tendees an outlet to activate that information via networking and knowledge-sharing with their peers. In addition to the robust conference agenda, CLEAN GULF hosts a show floor filled with exhibitors ready to answer attendee's questions and provide solutions to their unique challenges. Show Program Six concurrent tracks will take place at CLEAN GULF: Planning and Preparedness; Response; Inland Prepared- ness and Response; Emerging Trends; Information/Response Technologies and Research; and Subsea and Dispersant. The conference will kick-off on Tuesday, December 5, with training workshops covering: Wildlife Response Challenges: Industry Preparedness for Inland and Offshore Capabilities; Incident Management for the Initial On-Scene Commander to an Oil or Hazardous Materials Spill; An Introduction to the Environmental Unit (EU) for Non-EU Personnel; "Four Chairs, One Table" (II, the sequel); and OSHA Eight-Hour Annual HAZWOPER Refresher for Oil Spill Responders. In the afternoon, conference sessions will cover: Area Contin- gency Planning, Wildlife Response: Challenges and Oppor- tunities to Overcome Them; Case Studies from the Inland Zone; and Latin America and Caribbean Efforts and Lessons- Learned. The day concludes with the State and Federal Up- dates and the To Hell with Harvey Party. On Wednesday, December 6, the day will begin with the welcome and keynote address. Conference sessions will be held through- out the day, including: The "Family Plans" that Govern an Oil or Hazardous Materials Spill Response; Environmental Issues; Inland Response Planning; Mexico Spill Response Preparedness Efforts and Lessons-Learned; Applied Technol- ogies; Use of Incident Command System (ICS) - Incidents and Exercises; Response Case Studies; Inland Response Challenges; Cool New Technologies for Oil Spill Response; Emerging Information Sources; 2017 MEXUS Exercise – One Gulf Commitment to Preparedness; Response to Unconven- tional Oils; Inland Response Safety; Evolutionary Trends in Preparedness; and Response Research. The day will con- clude with the Texas Tailgate Reception on the exhibit floor. On Thursday, December 7, the day will consist of con- ference sessions including: Government-Initiated Unan- nounced Exercises (GIUE); Safety and Health; Regional Best Practices: Communication, Collaboration, and Coordina- tion – Anticipating/Preparing for a Black Swan Event Part 1; Subsurface Oil Surveillance and Detection; Subsea Well Containment - Capping Stack Technology Update; Live Ta- ble Top Exercise - How to Use Your Response Plan; Salvage/ Marine Firefighting/Source Control; Regional Best Practices: Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination – Antici- pating/Preparing for a Black Swan Event Part 2; Shoreline Response and Assessment; Technical Advances in Subsea Dispersant; Issues Influencing Organizations During Emer- gency Response Activities; and Navigating the "Approval" Process for the Use of Oil Spill Response Tools. The Exhibition The CLEAN GULF exhibit hall will feature spill response organizations, regulatory agencies, supplier/manufacturers and service companies showcasing their latest solutions and technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with all of the exhibitors to discuss their unique challenges. For more information, visit To view the exhibitors list, visit ST CLEAN GULF ST Conference Preview

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