CONFERENCE AGENDA

Day 1 - TUESDAY 6th September 2022


8:00 Registration Opens

Collect your badge at the registration desk. This is your ticket to the full conference

8:45-8:50 - Welcome Speech

Vinay Nair, Head of Business Development, Alain Charles Publishing

8:50-9:00 - Chairman’s Introduction

Dr. Rahaf Ajaj, Assistant Professor of Environment, Health & Safety, College of Health Sciences

SESSION 1: Role of HSE Leadership in Crisis and Business Continuity Management

9:00-9:30 – Pinnacle Safety Leadership and its Value for an Optimised Safety Culture

  • Examine the importance of embedding leadership as a fundamental part of enhancing HSE culture in your organisation
  • Understand what factors identify as catalysts for HSE leadership and establish their value for better business continuity management
  • Learn how to enhance practical and real cooperation between HSE and key departments in an industrial organisation

Saleh Albalushi, Head of HSE, Drydocks World

9:30-10:00 - HSE Culture Transformation Strategy for Positive and Sustainable Results

  • Review the elements of safety culture transformation
  • Understand the implementation strategy of HSE culture that will radically impact safety performance in an organisation
  • Establish how to maintain positive results and attain a sustainable safety transformation

Sultan Karrani, Senior Engineer - HSE, ADNOC

10:00-10:30 – Dubai Municipality’s Efforts towards Accident Investigation - Legal Procedures & Findings

  • Examine the aftermath of accidents, process of accident reporting and understand the methodology of legal investigation by Dubai Municipality
  • Review the most common causes of accidents in Dubai industrial sectors and how these will help strategise your occupational safety standards
  • Hear about Dubai Municipality’s expectations from key industries based on the lessons learnt from these investigations

Eng. Mohamed Abdula Almarzooqi, Head of Accident Investigation Team - Health & Safety Department, Dubai Municipality

10:30-11:00 – Networking Break

Refreshments in the Technology Showcase Hall

11:00-11:30 - AI and IoT in Mobility Safety: Mission Net-Zero Accidents

  • Understand the importance of mobility safety to optimise risk management
  • Analyse how a preventive approach can help in getting to net-zero fatalities in accidents
  • Discover AI & IoT technology which are set to revolutionise construction and mining safety

Cherian Varghese, CEO, Vin Technology

11:30-12:00 - Utilising Emergency Preparedness: How DAMAC Achieved Optimal Recovery from the Crisis

  • Examine the elements of crisis management planning to understand the importance of preparedness and testing
  • Review the strategies of business continuity, crisis management and risk mitigation programmes that will help preparedness and responses in a crisis
  • Access a case study on how DAMAC applied the above elements for optimal recovery from the pandemic

Ihab Albairam, Director – HSE & Quality, DAMAC (LOAMS)

12:00-12:30 - Panel Discussion - Role of HSE Leadership in Crisis and Business Continuity Management

  • Address the challenges faced by companies during any emergency or crisis and identify the steps taken to maintain consistent HSE standards throughout your organisation
  • Access innovative ideas, leaders can utilise to build a healthy culture post-crisis which guarantees compliant and effective business continuity
  • Understand how the concept and perception of an effective safety culture is affected by the crisis or incident and how best-in-class strategies can support your HSE ambitions

Moderator: Dr. Rahaf Ajaj, Assistant Professor of Environment, Health & Safety, College of Health Sciences

Neelesh Sogani, Corporate Manager HSE, Zawawi Petrotech Engineering

Paul Slater, Executive Director QHSE, Saudi Entertainment Ventures

Sutharson Sathiah, Senior Manager – HSE & Risk, Global Village

Will Cadwaladr, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co

12:30-13:30 - Lunch Break

Lunch and Refreshments in the Technology Showcase Hall

SESSION 2: Process Safety & its Framework

13:30-14:00 - Occupational Health & Safety Standard Implementation in the Waste Sector

  • Evaluate Abu Dhabi's OSH standards and frameworks
  • Hear about the top 12 OSH risks in waste management operations and how they are being addressed
  • Review the roadmap to prevent incidents using the 10 prevention rules defined by Tadweer

Dr. Eng. Hani Hossni, EHS Director, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre - Tadweer

14:00-14:30 – Experience of Training on Management of Change from the Process Safety Perspective

  • Analyse the different approaches that contribute to effectively manage occupational and process safety
  • Learn how to prepare your organisation to identify and manage changes to avoid process safety incidents
  • Examine the results and conclusions of implementing MOC training to optimise safety standards

Gerardo Daniel Abalde, Group Head, Saudi Aramco

14:30-15:00 – Effective Implementation of Process Safety Management to Mitigate Risks

  • Understand the objective of process safety management and how it will help develop a comprehensive framework of industry best practices
  • Recognise the main reasons why risk-based process management systems are implemented
  • Identify the main pillars of accident prevention to be implemented at a risk-appropriate level of consistency

Azam Soukar, Director - Group HSE, Dubai Holding Entertainment

15:00-15:30 - Coffee Networking Break

Refreshments in the Technology Showcase Hall

SESSION 3: Future of Digitalisation in the HSE Sector

15:30-16:00 - Increasing Safety at Zero Incremental Cost

  • Hear about how various organisation have implemented advanced AI based safety systems for optimising their safety culture
  • Understand the functioning of such systems and how they are designed to be cost-effective when compared to traditional systems
  • Access a case study of some of these technologies in use to enhance safety standards

Rustom Kanga, CEO & Co-Founder, iOmniscient

16:00-16:30 – Virtual Reality Safety Training: A Long Overdue Revolution

  • Establish how VR is four times more effective than classrooms for HSE training
  • Analyse how VR will transform your safety culture from reactive to predictive management
  • Case study on how Enova has leveraged Next World’s Virtual Reality Safety Trainings to enhance their MENA operations

Benjamin Van Damme, Vice President, Next World VR

Assem Chabti, Vice President – HR & Support, Enova by Veolia

16:30-17:00 – Harness the Power of Digital: Strategies to Transform your HSE & Sustainability Programme

  • Understand how to enhance your HSE programme to drive sustainability performance
  • Learn how you can optimise the power of disruptive technologies and step up HSE efforts
  • Explore digital sustainability reporting solutions to accelerate HSE and ESG gains

Naveen GV, Global Development Officer & Managing Director, Benchmark Digital Partners LLC

Chandan Tiwari, Associate Director – AAPAC Subscriber Development, Benchmark Digital Partners LLC

17:00 – 17:05 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Dr. Rahaf Ajaj, Assistant Professor of Environment, Health & Safety, College of Health Sciences



Day 2 - WEDNESDAY 7th September 2022


8:00 Registration Opens

Collect your badge at the registration desk. This is your ticket to the full conference

8:45-8:50 - Welcome Speech

Vinay Nair, Head of Business Development, Alain Charles Publishing

8:50-9:00 - Chairman’s Introduction

Naveen GV, Global Development Officer & Managing Director, Benchmark Digital Partners LLC

SESSION 3 (continued): Future of Digitalisation in the HSE Sector

9:00-9:30 - Embracing HSE in the 21st century

  • Discover how utilising technology can establish the single source of truth and help leaders make informed decisions
  • The importance of social media and safety gamification that will revolutionise employees engagement
  • Hear how embracing modern training techniques has the capacity to induce a positive safety culture and reduce incidents at worksites

Lynn Hoballah, Head of Health & Safety, Petrofac

9:30-10:00 - Creating Safer Workplaces through AI Vision

  • See the unseen: Generate leading indicators based on 40+ proven high accuracy EHS scenarios
  • Empower teams at the frontline with actionable data from day one
  • Enhance your safety culture - Foster ethical AI to create psychological safety at workplaces

Gokhan Yildiz, Director of Business Development (EMEA), Intenseye

10:00-10:30 - How People and Culture Impact Digitalisation

  • Understand the journey of digitalisation and how it is a game-changing revolution
  • How adopting change and digitalisation will directly impact the safety culture of your organisation
  • Review the role of 'Learning Culture' in sustaining a digital workplace to achieve optimal efficiencies

Mark Kenyon, Operations & Technical Director, Rebound Exchange

10:30-11:00 - Coffee Networking Break

Refreshments in the Technology Showcase Hall

11:00-11:30 - Future of Digitalisation in the HSE Sector

  • Analyse how cutting-edge technologies including AI, ML, IoT and Virtual Reality can improve HSE operational efficiency to create a holistic culture of risk identification, remote management and maintenance, implementation of data collection for accident prediction and overall mitigation of risk
  • Why Digital Transformation matters and the role that change management plays in establishing a successful organisation
  • Review the impact of disruptive technologies and the challenges of integrating emerging tech as a solution to solve your HSE requirements

Moderator: Chandan Tiwari, Associate Director- AAPAC Subscriber Development, Benchmark Digital Partners LLC

Gaurav Khupsare, Director of Operations, MACS-G Solutions

Ronald Otte, Director of Safety & Occupational Health & Hygiene, Emirates Global Aluminium

Ross Macfarlane, Remote Operations Programme Manager, Fugro

SESSION 4: Learning from the Pandemic and other Global Transformations about Occupational Health and Behavioural Safety

11:30-12:00 – An Employer’s Responsibilities during a Global Transformation

  • Learn about the organisational changes enabling risk mitigation for sustained operations
  • Examine how an employer’s response and care for affected employees and their families during the pandemic has instituted a positive workplace culture
  • Review the factors contributing to stress and how these can be reduced by using proactive controls and assurance

Dipl. Ing. Peter Michael Hamel, Department Head OHSE, Be’ah

12:00-12:30 – Significance of Preparedness and Risk Management to Create a Resilient Workplace

  • Understand the effects of the pandemic and the key takeaways to review your safety strategies
  • Discuss the effectiveness of our responses to this global transformation
  • Analyse the importance of future preparedness and risk management

Fahad Alkiyumi, Senior QHSE Manager, Oman Electricity Transmission Company

12:30-13:30 - Lunch Break

Lunch & Refreshments in the Technology Showcase Hall

13:30-14:00 – The Role of Behavioural Safety in Enhancing Safety Culture

  • Analyse behaviour based safety and review the difference between traditional safety and behaviour-based safety
  • There are times when you should not implement behaviour based safety, discuss why this is critical and understand the concepts of fallacies and realities
  • Examine the process of implementing behaviour based safety and what factors contribute to is successful implementation

Eng. Raed Mohammed Al Marzooqi, Manager of Studies & System Section, Dubai Municipality

14:00-14:30 – Asyad Drydock’s Approach to Achieve a LTI Free Workplace

  • Access insights on the proven HSSE initiatives that help mitigate workplace lost time injury
  • Hear about Asyad Drydock’s 12 Golden Rules that are based on a life saving methodology
  • Examine the effective actions implemented to overcome key safety challenges

Md Ubaidul Haq, HSSE Manager, Asyad Drydocks

14:30-15:00 - Learning from the Pandemic and other Global Transformations about Occupational Health and Behavioural Safety

  • Examine the effects of the pandemic and other major global transformative forces affecting occupational health and behavioural safety to best equip organisations to address these in 2023
  • Understand the magnitude of occupational disorders globally and (use comma instead of ‘and’) how these have historically been met, and how we can improve on these in the coming years
  • Why businesses should consider adding a behavioural safety framework to pandemic protocols

Moderator: Naveen G V, Global Development Officer & Managing Director, Benchmark Digital Partners LLC

Fahad Alkiyumi, Senior QHSE Manager, Oman Electricity Transmission Company

Janina Sander, H&S Application Specialist, TSI GmbH

Dipl. Ing. Peter Michael Hamel, Department Head OHSE, Be’ah

Prabeesh MP, QHSE Manager, John Energy

15:00-15:30 - Coffee Networking Break

Refreshments in the Technology Showcase Hall

SESSION 5: Sustainable Value Creation – How ESG moved from a Cost Centre to a Value Driver

15:30-16:00 – The Value ESG is Creating in the Aluminium Industry

  • Gain critical insights on the importance of environmental and sustainability factors in the aluminium industry
  • Understand aluminium stewardship initiatives and premium customers
  • Examine the effects of ESG ratings on a company’s market value and discuss future trends

Ronald Otte, Director of Safety & Occupational Health & Hygiene, Emirates Global Aluminium

16:00-16:30 – Dubai Municipality’s Update: Compliance of Air Quality Regulations

  • Understand the role and function of Dubai Air Environment Monitoring Network in providing real time air quality data across the Emirate
  • Learn how the data acquired is utilised for the performance of the ambient air quality forecasting system optimising simulation accuracy
  • Hear about how the data also provides a vital framework essential for monitoring conformance to air quality regulations

Dr. Jasminka Jaksic, Senior Environmental Specialist, Dubai Municipality

16:30-16:45 – Defining the Future – The New Safe

  • Review the application of conventional HSE practices towards new operational models
  • Understand how ensuring smart systems create safer environments that remain safe
  • Explore new ways of working for the ‘Human in the Loop’

Ross Macfarlane, Remote Operations Programme Manager, Fugro

16:45 – 16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Naveen GV, Global Development Officer & Managing Director, Benchmark Digital Partners LLC

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