Message from the chairman

Message from the Chairman Rodney Roth

Message from the Chairman


Our Chairman, Gobind Khiani, invites you to join us at the 2018 Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas!


I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you in the role of Chairman for the 2018 Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas Conference & Exhibition. I welcome the chance to participate in an event that examines a topic that is so relevant to today’s industry. Aimed at highlighting leak detection, repair and control initiatives, the Conference spans various platforms, including oil & gas, chemical, petrochemical, power generation and more.

This event serves as a unique opportunity for professionals to network, explore new emissions monitoring and reduction technologies, and work together to resolve common challenges. With continued leak detection and repair (LDAR) consent decrees being implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Fugitive Emissions Summit also provides an ideal meeting place for EPCs, end users, consultants, manufacturers and distributors to discuss the latest industry news and innovations.

As Chairman of the Steering Committee and an experienced valve SME for one of the largest engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction (EPFC) companies across the globe, I hope to inspire young engineers to develop expertise in the field of emissions reduction. From my experience, this is where seasoned engineers can contribute greatly, by inspiring a new generation to pursue this growing vocation. This is one area, among many, that I would like to see discussed further.

Do you have an idea or topic that you would like to see discussed at the Conference? Please submit a short abstract of your work to our Steering Committee for review. Delivering a paper or presentation is not only rewarding, but also a great way to incite discussion and help drive industry forward.

Along with the 2018 Fugitive Emissions Summit Steering Committee, I look forward to reading your abstracts and presenting you with an informative yet practical conference program that will challenge you to learn more about the important role that the industry plays in reducing fugitive emissions.

I anticipate a great Conference ahead and look forward to seeing you in Houston!


Gobind Khiani

M.Eng., P.Eng.
Chairman, Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas 2018
Global Valve SME