The leading European oil spill conference and exhibition will be held at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, the Netherlands, on 24-26 March 2015, co-organised by Reed Exhibitions and Interspill Ltd. and hosted by the Spill Response Group Holland (SRGH). Interspill Ltd. is controlled by the European spill industry associations, NOSCA, SYCOPOL, Eurospill and UKSpill Association, together with EMSA and IPIECA and Oil Spill Response.
The 2015 conference will build on the success of Interspill 2012 in London, and will look at potential issues to be raised from any future oil spills, as well as providing a platform for industry, academia and government to meet, discuss and network. IPIECA has been active on the Steering Committee for Interspill 2015, most notably with Rob Cox (IPIECA Technical Director) succeeding Chris Morris as Interspill's new Chairman.
IPIECA and its members will have a strong presence at Interspill - and will run a session as part of the conference agenda focused on the Global Initiative (GI) in collaboration with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The session will allow for progress updates to be given on various regional GI programmes that are encouraging industry and governments to work together to improve oil spill preparedness and response. IPIECA will also have a booth at the event, which will be shared with Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) and the IPIECA-IOGP Oil Spill Response Joint Industry Project (OSR JIP) - please come and see us at the event!