Lingen (EMS), Germany

Zero Incidents

Managing Public Perception



I am very sorry to inform you that, true to our principle of Zero Incidents, the recent developments have led us to the conclusion that we must postpone the ROSEN Energy and Innovation Forum to 2021.

The last few days have witnessed a rapid international spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In response, the World Health Organization has raised the risk assessment of the coronavirus to the highest level. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, the risk associated with COVID-19 infection for people in the EU/EEA and UK is currently considered to be moderate to high, based on the probability of transmission and the impact of the disease.

A growing number of companies and organizations have issued travel bans and restrictions. Of special concern are trade shows and conferences where many people from different parts of the world come together in small spaces. What otherwise constitutes the great value of events such as the REIF — namely close collaboration and exchange in an intimate setting — now presents an actual risk.

Therefore, we consider it prudent to cancel this year’s event. Even though there is currently no confirmed case of COVID-19 within our organization, our Zero Incidents mindset compels us to take the utmost caution when it comes to your health and wellbeing.

It is with deep regret that we take this step. We sincerely hope to welcome you next year — to another great ROSEN Energy and Innovation Forum.

Yours sincerely,
Hermann Rosen

REIF 2020

More than one hundred handpicked decision-makers.
Three days of thoughtful discussions.
A selection of renowned speakers from diverse industries.
Countless networking opportunities.
Zero sales talk.

REIF 2020 will discuss the future strategic needs related to public perception in our industry.
Zero Incidents – Managing Public Perception

Striving for zero incidents has become a crucial driver in asset integrity and safety for the global energy industry in general – and the oil and gas industry in particular. The pursuit of this goal is not only fueled from within our industry but also from external factors, including public perception and a more critical perception of risk. Like other industries, the oil and gas industry has come under increasing public scrutiny when it comes to incidents.

The strategic and future-focused nature of REIF allows key decision-makers from operators, regulators, and technology and service providers to understand and discuss their strategic needs relating to managing public perception. The event will clarify how our industry can collaborate to meet the increasing challenges placed upon us and provide a clear strategic direction for integrity management specialists.

REIF 2020 will provide an understanding of how public perception influences our industry in ensuring asset integrity and safety. How does public perception vary around the globe? What implications do public perception and today’s instant access to information on pipeline failures have? How should we handle safety and compliance and protection of the environment while ensuring efficiency and the best use of existing assets?

REIF 2020 will once again take place at the Innovation Center at our ROSEN Technology and Research Center in Lingen.
Event Details

Date: May 12 to 14, 2020

Host: ROSEN Group

ROSEN Technology and Research Center
Visitor Entrance
Edisonstraße 2
49811 Lingen (Ems)

REIF is an invitation-only event limited to 100 participants. Event registration will open in fall 2019.

Conference Fee:
The conference fee is 695 EUR (incl. VAT). Transportation to Lingen (from the airport or train station), local accommodations and meals throughout the event are included in the conference fee and will be organized by ROSEN. Flight and train tickets are the responsibility of each individual participant.

Contact: If you have any questions please contact Anna Heskamp.

About REIF
REIF was created by Hermann Rosen, founder and CEO of the ROSEN Group.
About REIF

The ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum (REIF) is an international event intended for key decision makers in the oil and gas industry and takes place every two years in Lingen (Ems), Germany. REIF was created by Hermann Rosen, founder and CEO of the ROSEN Group, to provide a platform for the open exchange of ideas and concepts between the key stakeholders in our industry: operators, service and technology providers, and regulators.

“It is my firm belief that all of us can only meet future requirements placed on our industry, with all the increasing complexity involved, by cooperating and understanding each other better.”
Hermann Rosen

The main intention of our event is to bring interesting people together in an intimate setting to discuss our industry’s future strategic needs, share knowledge and build networks.

Advisory Committee
REIF offers a platform for thoughtful discussions relating to the future strategic needs of our industry.
Why Attend

REIF 2020 presents a unique opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking with leading experts in various fields. Attending this event will foster an understanding of future requirements relating to pipeline integrity. Thus, conference participants will be able to:

  • Attend an expert forum and focus workshops to understand the future strategic needs relating to pipeline integrity, especially considering a zero-incidents mindset
  • Learn about how the pipeline industry is approaching and managing public perception
  • Exchange experiences with other industries and discover what can be learned from them

The invitation-only character of the event brings the following benefits:

  • Exclusive and confidential setting for discussions about sensitive topics
  • Platform for industry collaboration by bringing together operators, regulators, and technology and service providers
  • Future-focused and cross-sectoral thinking by having a diverse range of speakers from different industries representing different mindsets
Advisory Committee
Heinz Watzka (left) and Dr. Phil Hopkins have been fully involved in the development of the conference program.
Advisory Committee

It is a pleasure and an honor to announce that Heinz Watzka and Dr. Phil Hopkins will once again form the Advisory Committee for the upcoming REIF 2020. Both have been fully involved in the development of the conference program and content since the event’s inception, including the interactive workshop sessions.



REIF 2020 is once again planned as a three-day forum, the core being a two-day conference. The conference program ranges from addressing public adversity to new technological developments to understanding the impact of public perception on integrity management processes and procedures after structural failures to understanding the competency requirements placed on future young professionals and how we can motivate them to join our industry. A combination of presentations, interactive workshops and networking opportunities serves to ensure maximum benefit to delegates and allows for thoughtful discussions.

Please find a preliminary agenda below. We will frequently update it, so times and titles are subject to change.

Day 1 will offer conference participants enough time for a relaxed arrival and to explore the latest developments, technologies, facilities and areas of expertise at ROSEN. ROSEN invites all conference participants to a networking event hosted in the evening.


Hermann Rosen


President of the ROSEN Group

Hermann Rosen is Founder, CEO and President of the ROSEN Group and holds a degree in electronics and control technology.

Iain Colquhoun


Chief Engineer for Canada Energy Regulator

With more than 56 years of experience in the industry, Iain Colquhoun is a Chief Engineer for Canada Energy Regulator and an expert in the field of risk-informed pipeline integrity management.

Marguerite Forde


Senior Corrosion Engineer, Vice Chair for Young Pipeline Professionals Europe

Marguerite Forde is a corrosion and integrity management expert with service provider and operator knowledge. She is also member of IMechE.

Tisha Schuller


Principal, Adamantine Energy

Tisha Schuller founded Adamantine Energy to provide thought leadership to transform energy policy and politics around the world. She has more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry.

Tobias Walk


Managing Director at ILF Consulting Engineers

With more than 23 years of experience, Tobias Walk is an expert in the field of automation and control of industrial plants in the oil and gas industry as well as of pipeline operations and leak detection systems.

Ulco Vermeulen


Director of Business Development at Gasunie, the Netherlands

As Chairman of Green Gas Netherlands and the Dutch Consortium for Knowledge & Innovation on Gas, Ulco Vermeulen is an expert on energy in the Netherlands.

Peter van den Driest


Director External Affairs for PMI, the Netherlands

With 20 years of experience in the tobacco industry, Peter’s work centers on building awareness for PMI’s business transformation to deliver its vision for a ‘Smoke Free Future’ through replacing cigarettes by scientifically substantiated smoke-free alternatives.

Peter van Uhm


General ret., Chief of Defense, the Netherlands

Peter van Uhm has had an outstanding career over four decades in the Dutch military. At present, he holds multiple positions, including member of the Supervisor Board of De Hoge Veluwe National Park and of Thales Netherlands as well as consultant to PwC.

Eric Advokaat


Director General, External Relations and Engagement Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Eric has over 16 years of experience in environmental and impact assessment, and public participation processes, from both policy and operational perspectives.

The Innovation Center in Lingen is a key element of our worldwide multi-disciplinary R&D network.


REIF 2020 will once again take place at our ROSEN Technology and Research Center in Lingen (Ems).

Creativity and innovation are at the heart of our group’s corporate culture. The ROSEN Technology & Research Center (RTRC) in Lingen is a key element of our worldwide multi-disciplinary R&D network. The RTRC centers are where we anticipate the market's future needs and perform extensive applied research and development in areas such as electronics, mechanical engineering, chemistry and software.

The Lingen facility acts as a partner in technology development and manufacturing for the global subsidiaries. With its solid expertise and extensive experience in technology research and development, the RTRC Lingen supports the entire ROSEN Group by developing, building and delivering innovative solutions based on client requests.

To learn more about the city of Lingen (Ems), please visit the official website.

Conference Fee


Transportation to Lingen (from the airport or train station), local accommodation and meals throughout will be organized by ROSEN.

Please note that flight and train tickets are the responsibility of each individual participant and not included in the conference fee.

Conference Fee
(incl. VAT)

  • Proceedings
  • Accommodation
  • Amenities
  • Meals
  • Local Transportation

A conference subsidy is offered for faculty members at universities.

For details, please get in touch with your preferred ROSEN contact or contact us via

A Brief Look Back

The very first ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum took place on 17 September 2012 and was coupled with the opening of ROSEN’s Innovation Center. Many international guests and colleagues came to Lingen to hear about current topics and future trends in the oil and gas industry.

Since the very first REIF in 2012, the international event has been staged every other year.
REIF 2018

Taking place from May 15 to 17, 2018, REIF 2018 addressed the topic of zero incidents in the context of pipeline integrity and brought together members of both our industry and others to foster cross-sectoral learning. The conference sessions presented by renowned experts addressed the following issues:

  • Safety culture, collateral damage and cost of life
  • Failures, human errors and behavior
  • New threats through theft from pipelines
  • Cybersecurity

Watch the 2018 event recap.

Visit the REIF 2018 event website for more information.

REIF 2016

The third REIF took place from May 10 to 12, 2016, and addressed the topic of Pipeline Integrity 2030 – Ensuring Future Performance.

Our renowned speakers addressed the following issues:

  • Future possibilities in NDT for feature identification and sizing, material identification and stress measurement
  • Added value of knowing actual material properties of pipe inspected for integrity assessment (especially fracture toughness)
  • Added value of knowing actual true loading of pipeline or structure inspected for integrity assessment purposes
  • Competence: knowledge transfer to the next generation
  • Assessment complexity
  • Big data analytics: what we can learn from other industries
  • Missing procedures in pipeline integrity management
  • Future energy demand 2030 and beyond

Visit the REIF 2016 event website for more information.

Watch the 2016 event recap.

REIF 2014

Taking place from June 4 to 6, 2014, the second REIF discussed Assurance, Safety and Innovation in the pipeline industry. The following issues were addressed:

  • Standardization and worldwide regulation in a global business
  • Future needs to support a safe and efficient industry
  • Changing and maintaining a sustainable safety culture

Visit the REIF 2014 event website for more information.

Watch the 2014 event recap.

REIF 2012

The very first REIF took place on September 17, 2012 in conjunction with the opening of ROSEN’s Innovation Center. Many international guests and colleagues came to hear about current topics and future trends in the oil and gas industry.

Video Gallery

REIF Recap 2018
REIF 2018 Speakers
REIF Recap 2016
REIF Recap 2014
REIF Expert Interview: Chris Bloomer
REIF Expert Interview: Marcelino Guedes Gomes
REIF Expert Interview: Jesus Soto
REIF Expert Interview: Kimberley Turner
REIF Expert Interview: Brigham McCown