May 12-14, 2020 Lingen (EMS), Germany

Zero Incidents

Managing Public Perception

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.

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.

The ROSEN Group is looking forward to hosting the fifth ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum from May 12 to 14, 2020, to continue preparing our industry for the future.

REIF 2020 will discuss the future strategic needs related to public perception in our industry.
Topic 2020

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 Laura Roehrscheid.

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.

Public perception – what it is and how it works

How do other industries manage public perception?

Public Perception in the oil and gas industry: How is the oil and gas industry viewed, why, and can we improve?

How do we justify new oil and gas pipelines in a green world?

How does Public Perception vary across the world? (Why are pipelines approved in some contries, but not others?)

Why is there resistance to new pipelines? Perception versus reality
Dealing with a disaster – how to manage pipeline failure with minimum damage to public image

How can the pipeline industry's image be improved, or are we trapped in the oil and gas industry?

Regulator's point of view on justifying old and new pipelines to the general public

Day 3 will continue with presentations and workshops relating to the conference theme of public perception. In addition, we will offer the opportunity to reflect on the conference and workshop results from the preceding day. For participants staying until the next day, we will host a networking event in a relaxed atmosphere.

A technology and service provider's point of view on public perception

What has changed from 30 years ago, and what will change in the next 30 years?

10:00 AM

Elaborate on best practices in managing public perception

Recruitment of young engineers

Managing perception of young engineers

What did we learn? An industry internal and external view


Keynote speakers and panel members of the ROSEN Energy & Innovation Forum include highly reputable members of universities, industry associations, operators, non-governmental organizations, regulatory agencies and government representatives.

For REIF 2020, we will bring together members of both our industry and others to foster cross-sectoral learning and discuss future strategic needs relating to public perception.

We will announce our speakers very soon.

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.


Providing a platform for the open exchange between key decision-makers in our industry in an intimate setting is the core of the ROSEN Energy and Innovation Forum. Therefore, event participation is limited and only possible by invitation.

Event registration will be open in fall 2019.

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 what our 2018 speakers have to say about the event: Click here!

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.