FM Global Bronze Sponsor for the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety

Brussels, January 20, 2013 – Preparations for the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS2013) to be held in Brussels from September 9-11 are progressing well. A world-renowned insurance company FM Global from Johnston (Rhode Island, USA) became the first sponsor of the conference.

HySafe president Andrei Tchouvelev welcomed the new sponsor saying: “We are very pleased to have FM Global as our Bronze Sponsor. FM Global has been a loyal supporter of the ICHS since its inception in 2005. We are looking forward for their active participation in the conference program.”

Dr. Sergey B. Dorofeev, research director for fire hazards and protection, at FM Global explained the reasons for his company to become sponsor: “FM Global is constantly monitoring the development of new technologies including hydrogen and modern research in loss prevention. ICHS with its focus on safety, scientific quality and new technologies is an excellent venue to disseminate research results and promote safety culture.”

Sponsoring is still possible for interested companies and other parties. Details are available from our website (see below).

HySafe is the global association for the safety of hydrogen, in particular concerning its use as energy storage medium and fuel on the basis of renewable primary energies. HySafe is a non-profit association under Belgian law and has 33 members, mainly research institutions and companies from Europe, North America, and Asia. More details on HySafe are available under

The International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS) is held every other year and organized by HySafe. ICHS is the global top event for the field of hydrogen safety. Previous conferences were held in Pisa (2005), San Sebastian (2007), Ajaccio (2009), and San Francisco (2011). More details on ICHS 2013 are available under

FM Global provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting and risk management solutions, groundbreaking property loss prevention research and prompt, professional claims handling. More details on ICHS 2013 are available under