HSE Learning Summit – Europe

The Hague, Netherlands The Hague Marriott 23rd & 24th April 2024

Event Details

The HSE Learning Summit - Europe is designed to build a community of learning, elevate skills and unlock new perspectives, all with the aim of supporting you to make meaningful impact. Our events are reshaping how you learn and grow – providing a forum for world-class transformational leaders and future leaders to learn, collaborate and to share insights to transform the world of work.

  • 4 x World Leading Keynotes
  • 4 x Industry Insights & Case Study Workshops
  • 2 x Expert Panel Discussions
  • 4 x Group Breakouts & Working Sessions
  • 3 x Skills-Based Training Sessions
  • 1 x Oxford Style Debate
  • 6 x Interactive Roundtables
  • White Glove 1-2-1 Meetings & Networking Service
  • Evening Drinks Reception, Gala Dinner & Evening Entertainment
  • 100+ HSE professionals
  • 15 Solution Providers

Attendees can expect to receive up to 10 CPD points or hours for attending the the full 2 day event

HSE Global Series Europe Congress

Advisory Council

Our esteemed global advisory council is proud to support HSE Global Series. The advisory board is formed by some of the most influential leaders in EHS, who help shape and create our speakers, themes, and topics for all our regional events.

Keynotes & Speakers

Every event will partner with world-class speakers, unlocking exceptional insights and new perspectives for our entire delegation. Keynote partners confirmed for the HSE Learning Summit - Europe include...

The 'Infinite Game' Workshop

Heath Slawner, Simon Sinek's The Optimism Company

Simon created The Optimism Company to spread ideas and teach human skills to organisations and leaders, helping them become the best version of themselves – so they can help others do the same. Simon’s team will be delivering their ‘Infinite Game’workshop across all HSE events in 2024.

Economist & Author 'The Undercover Economist'

Tim Harford

An economist, journalist, and broadcaster, Tim is also a world-renowned author, including penning the million-selling book ‘The UndercoverEconomist’. Presenter of the BBC’s Radio 4 show More or Less’, Tim is recognised as a TED speaker, honorary member of the Royal Statistical Society, and was awarded an OBE for services to improving economic understanding in 2019.

Author & Co-Founder Clearfield Group

Chris Clearfield

Co-author of ‘MELTDOWN: Why Our Systems Failand What We Can Do About It’ and Co-Founder of Clearfield Group, Chris is an expert in complexity and an award-winning author. Renowned for coaching leaders and teams to use their curiosity, he guides people on how to tackle complex problems with ease.

Author & Founder Mind The Risk

Carsten Busch

Safety mythologist and historian, Carsten has been ordained as “The Indiana Jones of Safety” by peers and the industry alike. Founder of ‘Mind The Risk’ – a book turned all-round knowledge transfer and HSEQ consultancy service, Carsten is an experienced safety, quality and productivity enabler.

Learning Partner & Facilitator

Anna Keen

Since forming Frameworks, Anna has had the privilege of coaching and developing some of the world’s most progressive Health and Safety leaders and their teams including the likes of Netflix, Amazon and PepsiCo. It’s through this work she has developed a deep understanding of what it truly takes to drive purposeful change within an organisation and society at large.

Passionate about personal growth, supporting people to thrive and constantly curious, Anna has recently established her own consultancy, to continue to challenge and evolve the way professionals are developed.

Philosophical Counselor, Speaker, Trainer, Writer

Gerda-Marie Adenau

Gerda-Marie Adenau is a philosophical practitioner and story coach. She has a degree in business administration and has worked in various companies, including a global corporation. She is an expert in storytelling in the professional context and uses the methods of story coaching in the context of person, profession, and business. She is also a philosophical practitioner and brings philosophical concepts and directions into the dialogue in a way that encourages you to view yourself and the world from different perspectives

Hybrid Leadership expert - Highly experienced L&D professional, Executive Coach & Global Public Speaker

Sarah Brummitt

Sarah Brummitt started her own eponymous, global business in 2005. As a highly qualified Executive Coach, leadership development facilitator, award winning Personal Branding expert, keynote speaker and published author, Sarah has worked with over 18,000 professional men and women across more than 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East, USCAN and APAC regions. She works with her clients in a variety of ways including 1:1 executive coaching, leadership development workshops and as a sought-after keynote

Head of Global EHS

Ralf Franke

Creative Director

Dai Butcher

Senior Director, Production Health & Safety EMEA

Ruth Denyer

Ruth is currently a Senior Director, Production Health and Safety at Netflix focusing on EMEA, Ruth has worked in Health and Safety and wider rRsk roles for the past 25 years and is passionate about the importance and potential impact of these disciplines.  The majority of Ruth’s career has been within the creative industries which has had a big influence on some of her thinking about how we continue to challenge ourselves.  In her spare time Ruth is a Trustee and Co-President of the IIRSM (international Institute of Risk and Safety Management) supporting the community that is at the heart of the IIRSM’s work.Ruth strongly believes that by being curious; learning outside our ‘bubble’ of Health and Safety, collectively sharing what has worked and, perhaps more importantly, what hasn’t, we will be able to move more quickly to have more impact.

Senior Product Solutions Consultant

Toby South

Toby has been with Intelex since the beginning of 2021 as a Product Solutions Consultant. Prior to this, his background has been within the Health & Safety industry, where he has built his career over the last 13 years across various industries. During this time, he headed up the implementations of Health & Safety software to some of the largest private and public organisations in the UK. More recently, he has been working with companies to discover how software can support their health & safety objectives, with an emphasis on how training and knowledge sharing can deliver wider health and safety strategies through technology.

Group HSE Director

Julie Westcott

Julie Westcott currently works as the Group HSE Director for SIG Plc and oversees all activity related to safety, health and operational/environmental sustainability, across the Group which spans over 6 countries and 450 branches.

Curiosity is Julie’s guiding leadership principle – “it consistently leads me to ask questions and therefore generates interesting conversations! It is also my number one advice to those starting out on HSE roles – be curious, ask the questions, listen and be sure to understand the context.”

Senior Manager HSE

Robin Maunder-Cockram

Robin is a senior HSSEQ professional with a track record of delivering robust management systems that lower bureaucracy and diversify ownership across stakeholders. He has worked for some of today’s best logistics corporations and practiced HSSEQ in over 16 industries worldwide, ranging from heavy manufacturing, to medical devices, and law enforcement.

Global Head of Digital Trust Assurance, The British Standards Institution

David Mudd

David is responsible for BSIs Digital Trust Assurance solutions: training, testing, assessing and certifying for Digital Governance and Risk, Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Digital Supply Chain, Artificial Intelligence., Data Governance and Privacy He supports BSIs clients across the key sectors of Built Environment, Healthcare, Food, Mobility, ICT, Energy and Manufacturing in the safe and effective adoption of disruptive digital technologies.
Originally training as an electronics engineer with the British Broadcasting Company, David then served as an Engineering Officer in the Royal Air Force. Subsequently, David has delivered secure IT projects for UK Ministry of Defence, managed development of telecommunications laser systems and micro-electronics manufacturing equipment, moving in to LED Lighting in 2007. Managing high-performance LED systems for architectural, TV/Film and medical applications, led to into “smart lighting” and “smart homes/buildings” incorporating IoT technology. David then directed sales and provided consultancy for lighting and IoT, joining BSI in 2017.

Moderator and Trainers

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Human-Centric Sessions

HSE 3.0 is designed to engage us as industry professionals and as people. We want you to experience the human; to explore new perspectives and bring new thinking back to your business. Here's how...


The Aim

To engage all participants to generate better ideas, faster – opening up conversations on a shared challenge.

How It Works:

A shared challenge will be posed as a question. Attendees have one minute of silent reflection, followed by two minutes in pairs to discuss. Ideas are then developed in teams of four, for four minutes. Finally, a spokesperson from each group will put forward one important idea to the entire group. Here, speed trumps deliberation.


The Aim

Spread ideas, make connections and learn how new ideas can be adapted into your day-to-day context.

How It Works:

1. Attendees are split into small groups, writing a list of everything they could do to ensure their top objective has the worst possible outcome, to share it with the group

2.The group review the list and highlight anything that’s currently being done that could even slightly resemble what’s on the list

3. With brutal honesty, a second list containing all counter-productive activities/procedures – and their associated impacts – is created and discussed

4. With all skeletons now out, each group explore which activities or behaviours need to be stopped, and how they’d go about doing so.


The Aim

To practice deeper listening and empathy with peers, building trust and ‘cultural climate’ through listening and storytelling.

How It Works:

Grouping into pairs, attendees will each tell a story of when they were not heard, seen or respected. Each side is asked to listen without trying to fix anything or make judgement, practicing HSR. Pairs will then form smaller groups for reflection, looking at the ‘What’ (what happened), the ‘So What’ (the importance) and finally, the ‘Now What’ (actions moving forward).


Challenging the status-quo and generating effective critical thinking, a moderator and two debaters for common opposing viewpoints will navigate a pertinent industry topic, with full audience participation.


The Aim

Spread ideas, make connections and learn how new ideas can be adapted into your day-to-day context.

How It Works:

will be split into smaller groups and experience 10 minute presentations – with Q&A and feedback – from each of our partner companies, on something new or innovative that may be of value to the group. But unlike most presentations, this isn’t about products. It’s about ideas; ideas that shift perceptions and share a vision.


The Aim

Learn about (and develop) skills outside of our industry-led sessions, to take back to the office and home. Including:


Enhance mindfulness with group Hatha Yoga, Om chanting sessions and physical wellbeing bootcamps, all with on-site mindfulness and wellbeing coaches.

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Programme Day 1

Our programs are designed using world-class innovation techniques to drive conversation and provide real value that you can take back to the workplace. The HSE Learning Summit - Europe provides one stream of agenda, consisting of training, skills development, humancentric sessions, and breakouts, alongside inspiring keynotes and case study workshops.

Morning Sessions

  • 08:30 - 09:15 Doors Open & RegistrationCome meet the team and register for what will be an insightful and rewarding two days.HSE Global Series
  • 09:15 - 09:25 Welcome to the Congress & Partner IntroA warm welcome from our CEO, Paul Clark. Introduction to the event, the two days agenda and thank you to our partners.Paul Clark, CEO - HSE Global
  • 09:25 - 09:35 Ice BreakerConnection before Content - What’s your little win? Anna Keen, Learning Partner & Facilitator
  • 09:35 – 10:25 Expert PanelWhat is the role of the EHS professional in 2024?Advisory Council
  • 10:25 - 10.30 Silent Reflection Time
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 1Safety & Sustainability: Partners in Progress Steps to Help Organisations “Walk the Walk” not just “Talk the Talk”Andrew Barratclough, VP Partnerships, Global, eDriving | Solera
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 2Are all risks equal? How do we think about and frame risks to people alongside other organisational risks? Ruth Denyer, Co-President, IIRSM
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Meetings & Networking BreakPowered by HSE Global Series white glove informal meetings service.Coffee & Networking

Afternoon Sessions

  • 11:40 – 12:40 Keynote SpeakerHow To Make The World Add Up Data detective Tim Harford explores the promise and perils of data, and offers three simple ideas to think more clearly about the numbers that swirl around us. Tim Harford, Economist & Author 'The Undercover Economist'
  • 12:40 - 12:45 Silent Reflection Time
  • 12.45 - 13.00 Meetings & Networking BreakPowered by HSE Global Series white glove informal meetings service.Coffee & Networking
  • 13:00 - 13:40 LunchAs part of your attendance you are provided a buffet of drinks and dining.
  • 13:40 - 14:30 Wellbeing - The Great Debate!Wellbeing - The Great Debate! To what extent can, should, and may a company assume responsibility for its employees' wellbeing? Ralf Franke
  • 14:30 - 14:35 Silent Reflection Time
  • 14:35 - 14:50 Meetings & Networking BreakPowered by HSE Global Series white glove informal meetings service.Coffee & Networking
  • 14:50 - 15:20 Case Study WorkshopBringing Life Savers to Life, How a partnership founded on creativity and collaboration can scale impact Dai Butcher, Creative Director of OrchardLABs and Ruth Denyer,Senior Director, Production Health and Safety at Netflix and Co-President IIRSM
  • 15:20 -15:25 Silent Reflection Time
  • 15:25 - 15:55 Ideas in Flight - Breakout SessionJoin us for a 30 minute sharing of learning with an airborne twist!Anna Keen
  • 15:55 - 16:15 Meetings & Networking BreakPowered by HSE Global Series white glove informal meetings service.Coffee & Networking
  • 16:15 -17:15 Keynote SpeakerLeadership In The Face of Radical Uncertainty How to get unstuck from your expertise, invite change, and free your inner leader. Chris Clearfield, Author & Co-Founder, Clearfield Group
  • 17:15 - 17:20 Silent Reflection Time
  • 17:20 - 18:15 Break Before The Evening Reflection & DowntimeAll attendees
  • 18:15 - 19:00 Drinks Reception - with entertainmentJoin us for drinks, music and socialising
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Dinner & DrinksA fabulous gala dinner provided for all attendees

Programme Day 2

Morning Sessions

  • 08:45 - 08:55 Ice BreakerConnection before Content: "What's one thing you took away from yesterday?" Chris Clearfield, Author & Co-Founder, Clearfield Group
  • 08:55 - 09:40 Expert Panel DiscussionEHS in 2024: Connecting Process, People and TechnologyToby South, Senior Product Solutions Consultant, Intelex
  • 09:40 - 09:45 Silent Reflection Time
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Interactive Skills SessionsHow do we unlock potential in the Health and Safety Profession? Selling Ideas to The Boardroom Leveraging the power of your workforce in the age of digital transformation Anna Keen, Sarah Brummitt, David Mudd
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Meetings & Networking BreakPowered by HSE Global Series white glove informal meetings service.Coffee & Networking
  • 10.45 - 12.45 Keynote WorkshopThe Infinite Game We can't choose the game. We can't choose the rules. We can only choose how we play. Heath Slawner, Speaker, The Optimism Company from Simon Sinek

Afternoon Sessions

  • 12:45 - 12:50 Silent Reflection Time
  • 12:50 - 13:30 Lunch As part of your attendance you are provided a buffet of drinks and dining.
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Keynote WorkshopSafety Disruption 101 Disruption is sexy and thrilling, but is it always the wise thing to do? Carsten Busch, Director, Mind The Risk
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Case Study WorkshopPeople Engagement and Business Continuity The vital role People Engagement plays in Organisational Resilience and Business ContinuityDavid Mudd, Global Head of Digital Trust Assurance, BSI Group
  • 14:30 - 14:35 Silent Reflection Time
  • 14:35 - 14:50 Meetings & NetworkingPowered by HSE Global Series white glove informal meetings service.Coffee & Networking
  • 14:50 - 15:20 Breakout SessionCampfires The audience will be broken down into groups of 5 and will need to provide an example of what they have done to create collective responsibility for Health and Safety with those doing the workAnna Keen
  • 15:20 - 17:20 Interactive WorkshopInteractive story circle: How to use stories to open the hearts and minds of people toward HSEGerda-Marie Adenau, Storytelling Expert and Speaker
  • 17:20 - 17:30 Closing Statement Thank you & GoodbyePaul Clark, CEO, HSE Global Series

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