A year has passed since Ray and I planned and joined Yvonne and all the other speakers and Guests in Amsterdam.
It was a great conference very informative and this year it is being held here in London For the 3rd International Conference of the European Asbestos Forum at the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel, London, 25-26 September 2017 We are preparing our presentations ready, the double act will be together on stage.
We are really excited as we have so many friends attending and speaking so please come and join us and also apply for free tickets to the Contamination Expo where once again so many friends will be there.
Welcome to the 3rd EAF conference on 26 September 2017: ‘Asbestos & Industry’
Location: the Hilton Canary Wharf Hotel on South Quay, Marsh Wall, London. Dates: 25 September 2017 (workshops) and 26 September 2017 (conference)
This year, we will examine many aspects surrounding the main topic: asbestos in industry. What does this mean to society, to the economy, the environment? What are the problems and the solutions to share in this regard? Speakers from across Europe, the United States, Australia and New-Zealand will give exciting and very varied presentations.
Many professional organisations are contributing speakers to the conference: HSE, ARCA, UKATA, TICA-ACAD, etc. The presentations will be very practical and challenging, such as removing asbestos in a nuclear reactor (Beacon) or a petrochemical plant (ExxonMobil) or how to change asbestos waste into a safe product (WISG). There will be top-level lawyers from England and the United States to provide a legal perspective, as well as speakers to provide an insurance or medical view on the latest developments. The accountancy firm BDO will explain how to save money when removing asbestos in industrial sites; and so on!
While the EAF is focused on professionals of all kinds, asbestos victims organisations are welcomed, too. Indeed, the British Lung Foundation and Mrs. Mavis Nye BCAh, England’s most well-known asbestos victim, will give thought-provoking presentations as well.
If this brief line-up is not already sufficient reason to attend… Consider this.
The European Asbestos Forum strives to improve professional networks and the exchange of the very best and newest knowledge regarding all matters related to asbestos – across borders and sectors. Sharing the best innovations, the newest insights, the best practices. Learning from each other’s mistakes and successes. This is where you truly learn more about asbestos and make useful new contacts to bring your own work to a higher level.
Meet your national and foreign colleagues and become part of the international asbestos network for professionals: the European Asbestos Forum.
2017 Conference speakers
Director and Owner of Coleman Consulting
Terry Coleman, of Coleman Consulting Ltd and Pacifica Environmental Services Ltd Fiji, has decades of experience in both the demolition and asbestos industry. Known for his dedication to furthering the causes of asbestos education and eradication, he is also the Secretary of the New Zealand Demolition and Asbestos Association (NZDAA) and a respected advisor on […]
Tax Partner at BDO Accountants and Tax Advisors
What does asbestos mean for the value of Industrial real estate? It’s a difficult question and one that Arjan Endhoven is highly qualified to answer. Arjan studied Tax Economy at the University of Amsterdam. After finding his wings at an international tax practice of an American based global audit, he switched to BDO in 1999 and became […]
Former Chairman of the Australian Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council
Geoff Fary has an unusual combination of background and experiences. Born and raised in rural Southern Australia, he has worked as a farm hand and sheep shearer, studied in Switzerland and also at the Harvard Business School. He has been Assistant Secretary to the Australian Council of Trade Unions, independent Chairman of the federal government’s […]
Dr. Martin Gibson
Principal Specialist Inspector (Occupational Hygiene) HSE
Dr. Martin Gibson has worked for HSE since 1986 and has been involved in much of HSE’s work on asbestos over the last 15 years, including the development of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2006 and 2012) and the associated Approved Codes of Practice; and also on the production of technical guidance on asbestos such […]
Asbestos Consultant at Sodexo
Nothing asbestos related ever happens (or should happen) at Schiphol Airport without being run by Jeroen Kersten first! An expert on asbestos and fire hazards, Jeroen is the ‘asbestos man’ for the entire huge complex, of which only a small part may be seen above ground. The specific nature of an airport can lead to […]
ACAD Manager at TICA-ACAD
Graham Warren is the ACAD Manager at TICA-ACAD. He specialises in auditing management systems, asbestos management and asbestos data management. Graham will speak on a an important topic to the EAF: raising awareness of asbestos dangers in the workplace, in order to prevent future victims.
Brendan J. Tully
Partner and trial lawyer at Phillips & Paolicelli LLP
Brendan is a partner at the American law firm Phillips & Paolicelli LLP in New York, where he heads the Asbestos & Talc department. One of the leading trial lawyers in the United States in this field, Brendan has blazed new ground in pursuing American product liability lawsuits for international mesothelioma victims. He has won […]
Christian Lahnstein LL.M.
Member of the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law at Vienna
Christian Lahnstein has studied law in Tubingen, Munich, Genève and Salamanca. As lawyer he worked for Munich Re in Colombia (from 1982 to 1988) and Munich (until 2014), responsible for fundamental issues relating to tort and insurance law, for developing strategies to deal more effectively with long-tail risks
Specialist at the Portuguese Departamente de Saude Ambiental, Unidade de Ar e Saude Ocupational
Ana Nogueira works at the Portuguese Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, the Departamento de Saude Ambiental, Unidade de Ar e Saude Ocupational. In her presentation, she will explain about the Portuguese public policy with regard to asbestos, more on this to follow!
Mavis Nye BCAh
Founder and Director of the Mavis Nye Foundation
Mavis Nye will speak of her five year fight with an invariably fatal asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, which usually claims its victims within a year of diagnosis. Having initially only been given three months to live, she set upon a difficult journey through four chemo regimes and two Phase I trials, only to be told no […]
Operations Manager of Shield on Site Services
Neil Redfern has been involved in the asbestos consultancy sector for over 25 years, working for UKAS accredited organisations throughout the UK and also abroad for some of the world’s largest organisations. His wide experience, from analytical /surveyor level through to Director has given him great insights into the world of asbestos, which he is […]
Keynote Speaker and CE of Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA)
Stephen Sadley has been the Chief Executive of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) since 2008, following joining ARCA in 2000 as Business Development Manager before becoming the General Manager. He has spent his entire career in the asbestos management industry, in various roles. As CE of ARCA, he also is a member of The […]
Group Marketing Director of ARI Global Technologies
Marcus Sanders of ARI Global Technologies, a qualified marketer, has over 20 years experience in strategic management, spanning across various sectors, countries and markets including hazardous waste management, construction and manufacturing. He will give a presentation on the very exciting and innovative, patented technology of his company which will set a worldwide precedent for managing […]
Harry Steinberg QC
Barrister at 12 King’s Bench Walk
Harry Steinberg QC is a barrister at 12 King’s Bench Walk. He specialises in asbestos litigation and private international group claims. Chambers & Partners described him as “the go-to man for asbestos claims; no-one else compares”. Harry will focus his presentation on the dramatic effect that the importation of vast quantities of asbestos fibre had […]
Group Head of Environment Management and Property Business Partner Royal Mail
Ron Symonds MBA MSc FRICS CMIOSH MIIRSM will be a Session Moderator at the conference. In 2016, he gave a well-received presentation for the EAF, on the challenges of managing asbestos in a large property portfolio. (The Royal Mail is the largest property owner in the UK.)
Asbestos coordinator for Asis-t, active for ExxonMobil Rotterdam
Hein Tersteeg is a highly experienced CINI international insulation inspector, scaffolding inspector and asbestos coordinator for the firm Asis-t. As such, he is presently active at the vast petrochemical site of ExxonMobil in Rotterdam […]
Hans van der Wart Msc, MBA, Bsc
Conference Chairman, Executive V.P. Kiwa Compliance International
Hans van der Wart will be your Conference Chairman for the third time. In daily life, he is the Executive Vice President at Kiwa Compliance International (formerly called Shield Group), a growing group of companies that do environmental, chemcial and biological testing, surveying and consultancy activities, mainly in the field of dangerous compounds/situations such as […]
Yvonne Waterman Ph.D. LL.M.
Founder and Director of the EAF Foundation
Over the past fifteen years, Yvonne Waterman has visited and spoken at many asbestos conferences worldwide, learning all the time and wondering why so many countries have the same asbestos problems and at the same time haven’t a clue about the solutions their neighbours came up with […]
Professor Dr. Roger Willey
Chairman and CEO of ACS Risk Group
Roger Willey started the first private asbestos test house in Scotland, in 1978. Since then, over 99,000 separate projects have been completed on most continents in the world. Roger has extensive experience of the development of asbestos legislation in the UK, having helped develop and implement key legislation. He has acted as ‘Expert Witness’ in […]
NE Branch Manager at Beacon International
Mark Winter has seen a fair bit of the world. Born in England, he has worked long stints in both South Africa and Australia. After returning to England, he began as an independent asbestos trainer in 2004, establishing CNM Training Solutions Ltd. From 2009 to 2014, he has also been a director of IATP, …
Dr. Penny Woods
CE of the British Lung Foundation
Penny qualified as a doctor in 1987 and has an MA from Cambridge University and an MBA from INSEAD. She has many years’ experience working in the healthcare sector as a management consultant for a wide variety of clients, including governments, multi-national companies, NHS organisations and private health care providers. She spent seven years in […]
Professor Nico van Zandwijk
former Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI)
In 2007, he joined ADRI after a long career in thoracic oncology in Europe. In 1985, he founded the department of thoracic oncology at the Netherlands Cancer Institute and made major contributions to the identification of prognostic factors in lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma, to chemoprevention studies in lung cancer and major national and international clinical trials.