Chemical Sector Security Summit

Chemical Sector Security Summit

The Chemical Sector Security Summit is an industry-wide networking and educational event cosponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (SCC), which consists of 16 chemical trade associations that connect to approximately 95 percent of the nation’s chemical facility owners and operators. The Summit provides a forum for representatives from the chemical community to exchange information, network with other security professionals, share best practices, learn about chemical security regulations, and gain insight into the roles of state, local, and federal agencies and departments involved in chemical security.

Update (February 2018): We are pleased to announce planning is underway for the biennial Chemical Sector Security Summit scheduled for the summer of 2019. Your continued support has made the Summit the premier event for the public-private partnership between Federal, State, local and industry stakeholders across the chemical and associated sectors. The Summit Working Group will use your valuable feedback to develop a dynamic program and build on the success of the 2017 Summit that took place in Houston, Texas.

Please check back here for 2019 updates. If you have any questions, email

Summit Highlights for 2017

The 11th Chemical Sector Security Summit, held on July 19-21, 2017, marked the first time the Summit was hosted outside the National Capital Region, in Houston, Texas—a major hub of the Chemical Sector. The Summit brought together industry owners and operators, key government officials, first responders, and law enforcement to foster public-private partnerships, share best practices, and learn about:

  • Chemical security regulations, including Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) updates;
  • Current security threats facing the Chemical Sector;
  • Cyber security trends and available resources;
  • Security roles during a disaster;
  • Active shooter training tailored to chemical facilities; and
  • Networking opportunities with key government officials and industry leaders.

Why Attend the Summit?

The Summit offers attendees a variety of educational workshops as well as an engaging speaker series. Past speakers have included industry leaders and experts discussing the latest information regarding chemical security, infrastructure protection, and the impact of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). In addition, the presentations reinforce the partnership between Federal, State, and local federal agencies and departments and chemical facility owners and operators in their joint efforts to enhance security using the partnership model envisioned by the National Infrastructure Protection Plan.

Who Should Attend the Summit?

The Summit is designed for industry professionals throughout the entire chemical sector involved with:

  • Corporate and facility security
  • Environmental, health, and safety issues
  • Transportation and distribution of chemical products

Attendees for this landmark industry event include a diverse group of top-level private sector and government leaders, including senior DHS officials, congressional staff, and senior government officials from federal agencies that comprise the Chemical Government Coordinating Council (GCC); international participants; and members of the national media.

Spotlight: Past Summits

View presentations from some of the most recent Chemical Sector Security Summits:

Contact Information

For questions regarding the Summit, please send an email to

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