HSE Learning Summit – MENA

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Radisson Blu 19th & 20th November 2024
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Event Details

The HSE Learning Summit - MENA 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.

  • 2 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

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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 a world-class speaker, unlocking exceptional insights and new perspectives for our entire delegation. Speaker keynotes confirmed for the HSE Learning Summit - MENA include...

GM - ServeU

Simon Roopchand

Total Facilities Management. Multi services. Facilities Management. There are many terms for what we call Integrated Facilities Services. However your organisation describes them, we’re proud to be one of the UAE’s leading providers of these solutions. And whatever your company requires, we have the regional strength and experience to deliver the integrated services you need. ServeU’s strategic direction has remained unchanged for a decade – we continue to pursue an integrated facility services strategy while continuously developing and maintaining single service excellence. This choice is driven by the market’s demands, both present and emerging. With over 5,000 staff across the UAE, we can provide you with every combination of facility services. These include facilities management, cleaning, security, life guarding, energy management, support, technical support, procurement and many more. Whether you operate in one location or nationwide, our network of regional offices will deliver consistently exceptional solutions across your premises portfolio.

Chief HSSE Officer, EVP Global Head of HSSE, ACWA Power

Simon Watson

Senior Director HSW, NEOM

John Green

Vice President, Public Safety (HSSE), The Royal Commission for AlUla

Talal AlOnazi

Senior EHS leader of The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) established to protect and safeguard AlUla, a region of outstanding natural and cultural significance in North-West Saudi Arabia. RCU is embarking on a long-term plan to develop and deliver a sensitive, sustainable transformation of the region, reaffirming it as one of country’s most important archaeological and cultural destinations and preparing it to welcome visitors from around the world. RCU’s development work in AlUla encompasses a broad range of initiatives across archaeology, tourism, culture, education and the arts, reflecting the ambitious commitment to cultivate tourism and leisure in Saudi Arabia, outlined in Vision 2030.

Group Head of Health and Safety, Red Sea Global

John Dunne

John worked previously as Group Health, Safety, Environment, & Quality and Sustainability Director at Wates Group, where he successfully drove changes in behavioral safety, well-being, and sustainability and led award-winning health & safety and environmental campaigns. Before Wates, John was Balfour Beatty’s Global Head of Safety, Health, and Environment, overseeing a dramatic improvement in worker safety at the company’s businesses in Dubai the Middle East, and Hong Kong and the United States.

Executive Director Health, Safety & Environment, Non-Exec Director, Mentor

Ben Legg

With almost 30 years of experience in the construction and support service industries, I have a proven track record of leading and managing HSEQ functions across multiple countries and continents. I have a diploma in risk and safety management, and I am skilled in water, industrial safety, and workplace safety. My passion is to create safer and healthier workplaces for everyone, every day, by fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration.

Director - Health, Safety & Environment - Middle East & Africa, Emerson

Waqas Ashraf

Hands on knowledge and proven track record in creating, developing and implementation of HSE procedures, policies, manuals, mechanisms and in-depth protocols according to all well-known international standards and best practices like ISO 9001, ISO 14001 , OHSAS 18001, LEAN Six Sigma, AD EHSMS, Dubai Municipality, LEED, Estidama.

HSQE Director at CAMCO

Lorenzo Visentin

Director - Health, Safety & Environment, Dulsco

Martin Brogan

Co-CEO at SafeStart International

Larry Wilson

Moderator and Trainers

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...

1-2-4-ALL SESSION

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.

TRIZ SESSION

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.

HEARD, SEEN & RESPECTED

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).

OXFORD-STYLE DEBATING

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.

SHIFT & SHARE SESSION

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.

INTERACTIVE SKILLS & TRAINING

The Aim

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

HEALTH & WELLBEING SESSIONS

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 - MENA 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 & RegistrationHSE Global Series
  • 09:15 - 09:25 Welcome to the Congress & Partner IntroA warm welcome from our CEO, Paul Clark and our event host, Andy Barker, Founder and Chief Intrapreneur, OrgTreeMeHSE Global Series & Andy Barker, Founder and Chief Intrapreneur, OrgTreeMe
  • 09:25 - 09:35 Ice BreakerConnection before Content - What’s your little win?Andy Barker, Founder and Chief Intrapreneur, OrgTreeMe
  • 09:35 – 10:25 Expert PanelImpacts of Multi-layered Subcontracting in the Middle East Advisory Council
  • 10:25 - 10.30 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, refelct and fully digest whats been discussed.
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 1Topic to be announcedAbbott
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 2Available to sponsor
  • 10:30 - 11:20 Roundtable Discussion 3Available to sponsor
  • 11:20 - 11:40 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partners.Coffee & Networking

Afternoon Sessions

  • 11:40 – 12:40 Keynote SpeakerRisk of Volume of Work - The Middle East currently has some of thw worlds largest projects, with contractors and employees in the hundreds of 1000s just for on esignle project in some cases. How do we manage and mistigate risk in such large scale projects. John Green, Senior Director HSW, NEOM & Ben Legg Executive Director Health, Safety & Environment, Non-Exec Director, Mentor
  • 12:40 - 12:45 Silent Reflection Time Your chance to take a little time out from the session, refelct and fully digest whats been discussed.
  • 12.45 - 13.00 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partners.Coffee & Networking
  • 13:00 - 13:40 LunchAs part of your attendance you are provided a buffet of drinks and dining.
  • 13:40 - 14:30 Managing Safety at a Time of Crisis - Open Debate & Group BreakoutOpen Debate & Group Breakout Open discussion to share and learn how to effectively manage crises and ensure the safety of your employees with this comprehensive open discussion on crisis management.Andy Barker, Founder and Chief Intrapreneur, OrgTreeMe, John Dunne, Group Head of Health and Safety, Red Sea Global John Green, Senior Director HSW, NEOM
  • 14:30 - 14:35 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, refelct and fully digest whats been discussed.
  • 14:35 - 14:50 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partners.Coffee & Networking
  • 14:50 - 15:20 Case Study WorkshopTopic to be announced BSI
  • 15:20 -15:25 Silent Reflection TimeYour chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 15:25 - 15:55 Keynote SpeakerNavigating Health & Safety in a Diverse Cultural Landscape: Strategies for Success in Fast-Growing Economies. Simon Watson, Chief HSSE Officer, EVP Global Head of HSSE, ACWA Power
  • 15:55 - 16:15 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & Networking
  • 16:15 - 17:10 Keynote WorkshopDefenceless MomentsLarry Wilson Co-CEO at SafeStart International
  • 17:10 - 18:15 Break Before The Evening Reflection & Downtime
  • 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?" Sarah Brummitt, Hybrid Leadership expert, Highly experienced L&D professional, Executive Coach, Global Public Speaker, Image Coach
  • 08:55 - 09:40 Expert Panel DiscussionThe Future of AI - delve into cutting-edge topics. Initiatives fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing around the topic of AI and future technologies with Prakash moderating the dicussion alongside a panel of experts. Prakash Senghani, Co-Founder and CEO, Navatech Group
  • 09:40 - 09:45 Silent Reflection Time Your chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Interactive Skills Session 1Communication & How To Ask Good QuestionsSarah Brummitt, Hybrid Leadership expert, Highly experienced L&D professional, Executive Coach, Global Public Speaker, Image Coach
  • 09:45 - 10:30 Interactive Skills Session 2Leadership creating the right environment that shifts power to vulnerability whilst people just feel more powerfulAndy Barker, Founder and Chief Intrapreneur, OrgTreeMe
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Meetings & Networking BreakFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & Networking
  • 10.45 - 12.45 Keynote WorkshopEthics - Explore the crucial role of ethics in health & safety, foster a culture of ethical decision-making & ensuring a safe working environment.Lorenzo Visentin, HSQE Director at CAMCO

Afternoon Sessions

  • 12:45 - 12:50 Silent Reflection Time Your chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 12:50 - 13:30 Lunch As part of your attendance you are provided a buffet of drinks and dining.
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Keynote WorkshopManaging Safety Compliance, Safe Regulating John Dunne, Group Head of Health and Safety, Red Sea Global
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Case Study WorkshopTBAAvailable to Sponsor
  • 14:30 - 14:35 Silent Reflection Time Your chance to take a little time out from the session, reflect and fully digest what has been discussed.
  • 14:35 - 14:50 Meetings & NetworkingFacilitated introductions to our partnersCoffee & 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 workMartin Brogan, Director, Health, Safety & Environment, Dulsco
  • 15:20 - 15:50 Interactive WorkshopTBAAvailable for Sponsor
  • 15:50 - 16:20 Interactive Breakout SessionHow do we find, develop & retain competent resources in the Middle East. Hosted by Talal AlOnazi, Vice President, Public Safety (HSSE), The Royal Commission for AlUla
  • 15:50 - 16:00 Closing Statement What have we learnt, what do we take away and how do we action? Join our commuity, thank you and goodbye!Paul Clark, CEO, HSE Global Series

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