Pipelines are an essential and critical part of the global energy infrastructure. They represent valuable assets that must be operated safely, economically, and in compliance with all local regulations. Operating in the pipeline industry means operating in a dynamic and challenging environment that poses the highest demands on our safety culture. The quest for zero incidents has recently been a crucial driver in pipeline safety.

Achieving this goal is not only fueled from within our industry, but also from external factors, including public awareness and a more critical perception of risk. Other industries, such as the aviation industry, have previously been confronted with this issue.

With that, REIF 2018 will once more provide a unique platform to foster global exchange, cooperation, and learning in and beyond our industry. 

Advisory Committee

Heinz Watzka & Dr. Phil Hopkins
Heinz Watzka & Dr. Phil Hopkins
Heinz Watzka & Dr. Phil Hopkins

It is a pleasure and an honor to announce that Heinz Watzka and Dr. Phil Hopkins will once again form the Advisory Committee for the upcoming REIF 2018.

Both gentlemen have been fully involved in the development of the conference program and content since the event’s inception, including the interactive workshop sessions.