Source: Agricultural Retailers Association

Members of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) are cordially invited to register for the 2011 Chemical Sector Security Summit, July 6-7, 2011, at the Hilton Baltimore in Baltimore, Md. There is no registration fee to attend this event. ARA, a member of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council, is co-sponsoring this event with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In addition to the Summit on July 6-7, this year DHS is offering pre-summit demonstrations on Tuesday, July 5 and post-summit workshops on Friday, July 8. Due to space constraints, each organization, company and agency will be limited to two (2) registrants.

To register, please visit the registration Web site.*

*Please note you will receive a pending confirmation email followed by an e-mail either accepting your registration or an email informing you of your placement on a waiting list.

Hotel Information: Hilton Baltimore, 401 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland, United States 21201. To reserve hotel accommodations, please call 1-443-573-8700 or 1-800-HILTONS, or click here, and mention that you are attending the 2011 Chemical Sector Security Summit.

Web Site: The official Web site for the 2011 Chemical Sector Security Summit is available here.

Event Summary: Co-sponsored by the Chemical Sector-Specific Agency within the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), the annual Chemical Sector Security Summit is a coveted event with more than 400 representatives of the chemical stakeholder community attending in 2010. As in previous years, the 2011 Summit will provide a forum for attendees to exchange information and network with other security professionals. The summit allows participants the opportunity to ask specific questions about the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) as well as gain insight into the role of different agencies and departments involved in chemical security.

Who Should Attend?
Chemical and related industry professionals involved with:



  • corporate and facility security;

  • environment, regulatory, health & safety issues; and

  • transportation and distribution of chemical products.

Benefits of Attending:


  • Obtain a better understanding of chemical security regulations.

  • Meet key Department of Homeland Security Officials.

  • Discuss and discover best practices for Site Security Plans and inspections.

  • There is no registration fee associated with this year’s event.
ARA staff will attend the summit and are available if any members need assistance with planning their participation in this event. After this event, ARA will report to members any new security developments discussed at the summit.

Contact Richard Gupton at (202) 457-0825, or richard@aradc.org, if you have any questions.