The purpose of the PCIC is to support the experience and exchange of information among experts from suppliers, application, science and authorities of the Petroleum, Chemical and Pharmaceutical industry.

The first PCIC Europe conference took place in 2004 in Basel, Switzerland. More than 160 enlisted participants presented and discussed a variety of topics concerning Safety, Engineering, Equipment and Asset Management/Regulations for these industries.

The second PCIC Europe will also be held in Basle in October 26th to 28th 2005. The call for papers resulted in an excellent response rate on the same subjects.