Mike Adams was for a very long period of time the Organiser and Technical Manager for the Programme of the”Hazards” Symposium series organised by IChemE. In this quality he made the best symposiums I ve ever participated at. No one could forget the welcome atmosphere at the Weston Building, in Manchester, on the beginning day of such a symposium, taking down the stairs to the Reception point. Mike Adams was there, from the start hour till long after the day ending. He took care of all the details, from the tags and pins needed to fix the posters  to the foreign guests, assuring their trip and stay in the UK. For persons that were sponsored by IchemE to be able to participate (like me), he was the main resource in order to obtain the UK visa, to be able to arrive in UK and have a nice stay in Manchester.

Mike Adams was instrumental in the success of the Hazards symposiums- of course that not alone. But, for the foreigners he was the first and lasting image of IchemE and of the Hazards symposiums. 

Some details regarding Mike could be found below:
·Born in !943
·Graduated from University College London with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1964
·First assignement  at the Agricultural Division of Imperial Chemical Industries in Billingham, working on process engineering development in compound fertilisers
·In 1967 joined the pharmaceuticals company, May & Baker in Norwich (later to be known as Rhone-Poulenc) as a process design and project engineer
·In 1970  joined the Starch/Glucose company Royal Scholten-Honig (RSH) in Slough as their process design and projects manager
· In 1974 joined a large Anglo/Dutch task force for RSH to design and build a large Corn wet milling plant in Tilbury, Essex
·In 1978  joined Cerestar UK in Trafford Park, Manchester, eventually becoming their Engineering Manager, responsible for all aspects of process design, project management, and Health & Safety/Environmental legislation, as it applied to the Starch and Glucose industry.
· Retired in 1999 from industry, and started to organise the IChemE “Hazards” series of symposia for the NW Branch of the IChemE for approximately 12 years