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Middle East HSE and Sustainability Week

  • Middle East
  • <p>Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights<br />20th Street, Dubai Healthcare City<br />Bur Dubai - Dubai 5668<br />Dubai, UAE</p>
  • 8-12-2019
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Member - $ 0.00
    Non-Member - $ 220.00
    + VAT
  • Book now

This week will bring together two conferences, focusing on HSE and sustainability, to deliver essential learning and sharing of international good practice to organisations across the energy industry from 8-10 December 2019.

Early bird available until 9 September:

Members - FREE
Non members - save up to £50

Please find all pricing list at the bottom of the page. If you are booking for ALL three days please select the 'book now' option. If you are booking for one or two days please download the booking form.

Student abstracts are still being accepted until 3 November 2019 - download the abstract form to enter.

8 - 9 December - HSE Forum
10 December - Sustainability Forum

Drawing on the century long expertise of the Energy Institute in supporting industry collaboration and good practice, this week will focus on themes in the context of:

1. People - the impact of this fast-changing industry
2. Innovation - as the means for change or as a driving force for change
3. Collaboration - to share learning
4. Policy – informing on policy developments

HSE Forum
People | Innovation | Collaboration | Policy

This global technical forum will deliver essential learning and sharing of international good practice to improve the safety performance of organisations, help foster a healthy and accident-free work culture that reduces risks, and aid organisations to implement a sustainable environmental and public engagement policy as they navigate the transition to a low carbon economy. Bringing together academia, industry and the regulators, the conference will discuss key HSE challenges and opportunities facing the energy industry in the Middle East.

Speakers include:

  • Hasan Al Shemeili, Nuclear Performance Improvement, Nawah Energy Company
    The role of cultural intelligence and safety leadership in instilling a healthy nuclear safety culture in the UAE nuclear sector
  • Dr Muhammad Tayab, HSE Advisor, ADNOC
    Enhancing Incident Investigation Process by integration Human Factors in Root Cause Analysis
  • Islam Adra, Regional HSE Manager - MENA, Fortive
    The why behind health and safety: exploring why HSE can drive employee engagement, productivity and the bottom-line
  • Nelson Rebello, Country HSSE Manager, SNC Lavalin and Christopher Cave, Vice President, IT Digital, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, SNC Lavalin
    Achieving Predictive Analysis In Health And Safety Via 3D Digital Technology
  • Heydar Ali Gamidov, HSE Onshore Officer, Dragon Oil Turkmenistan and Vasyl Chyrka, Project HSE Supervisor, Dragon Oil Turkmenistan
    Serious injuries and fatalities: Study from accident data (2014-2019) for Dragon Oil Operation in Turkmenistan Hazar
  • Eragbae Aikhoje, Vice President HSE, Total
    Enhancing the process safety culture and strengthening asset integrity
  • Shaun Hannam, Head of Safety International, Airport Operations, Emirates Group
    Performance monitoring, measurement and benchmarking - How will it improve aviation safety
  • Dr Ivan D. Ivanov, Team Lead, Global Occupational and Workplace Health, Department of Public Health, Environment and Climate Change, Division of Healthier Populations, World Health Organisation
    WHO recommendations for prevention of non-communicable diseases and mental disorders at the workplace
    Protecting outdoor workers from climate-related occupational health risks – thermal stress, solar radiation, air pollution
  • Kalpeshkumar B Raval, HSE Superintendent, Dragon Oil, Hazar, Turkmenistan
    Techno-economic feasibility of different sorbents for oil spill prevention in sea water
  • Takhir Azhibekov, Advisor, HSE Planning & Strategy, ADNOC
    Effectiveness of contractor safety management: Addressing the developments of effective safety management in outsourcing manpower
  • Fatima Ahmed Alkadhim,Chief Engineering Officer, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA)
    Adopting SEWA’s SHE Model: How can it help an organisations with their accidental prevention and health and well-being programs?
  • Luc Freemans CEng MEI, Technical Director, Gulf Fire Risk Consulting FZE
    Passive Fire Protection for Process, Storage Plant and Equipment
  • Roger Stokes CEng MEI, Principal Engineer, BakerRisk Europe
    Lessons learned from the Explosion and Fire at Caribbean Petroleum Tank Terminal
  • Teresa Swinton, CEO and Founder, Paradigm Human Performance
    Demystifying Human and Organisational Performance Improvement - why you should not be afraid!
  • Eng. Hani Hossni, EHS Department Director, Tadweer
    Overcoming the key challenges and obstacles in implementing an effectiveness occupational safety and health management system in the UAE
  • Graham Cowling, Principle Consultant, Wood Vibration Dynamics and Noise
    Introducing the Energy Institute "Good Practice for Controlling Noise on Offshore Installations

Responsible organisations put in place suitable arrangements to manage HSE in their operations. This should be part of the everyday process of running an organisation and an integral part of workplace behaviours and attitudes. During this conference we identify how you can enhance and continually improve your HSE management systems and operational performance through sharing of good practice. The topics covered are:

  • HSE Management: organisational arrangements to identify hazards, reduce risks and enhance business performance
  • Health and wellbeing: managing health hazards and reducing negative health impact on workers
  • Process Safety: managing hazards that have the potential to cause major accidents
  • Human factors to deliver human performance: designing fit-for-purpose process jobs and equipment
  • Environmental: processes for mitigating environmental impacts

Why should you attend?

  • Discover the regional and international opportunities and challenges from industry leaders
  • Make valuable contacts and share industry knowledge
  • Be part of the ‘international good practice’ dialogue

Sustainability Forum 
People | Innovation | Collaboration | Policy

This forum will support sustainable generation and energy use by sharing international good practice. It brings together academia, industry and regulators to explore common technical challenges and solutions facing the sustainability community in the Middle East and will help organisations, energy generators, users and distributors to reduce their carbon footprint and improve sustainability.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Jorge Caeiro, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering, Dhofar University
    Energy use in Omani buildings: How much do we really known about it?
  • Mustafa Vahgjipurwala CEng MEI Chartered Energy Engineer, Senior Engineer, Petrofac
    Quest towards energy efficiency in Instrumentation design
  • Charles Walker, Environment Supervisor, Taq Taq Operating Company
    Waste Segregation and Recycling from Oil & Gas Activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq - A TaqTaq Operating Company Perspective
  • Abdullatif Albitawi MEI, Operations Manager, Eagle Industries DWC-LLC
    The aviation industry going green
  • Josh Egan, Regional CFO, Intertek Group
    Implementation of a Global Environmental Management System
  • Bart Wauterickx, CEO, The Sniffers
    Accurate Methane Emission Management, a bottom up approach
  • Flavia Nakumugonza, Student, UCL
    Leveraging oil and gas companies to deliver global prosperity - Can oil and Gas companies shift their business model to promote wider social and economic prosperity?
  • Dr. Suzan Marwan Ramadan Shahin, Assistant Professor – General Education, Emirates Canadian University College
    The best practices for climate change and food security: a case study of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Nawal Alhanaee, Head Of Research And Technical Studies, Ministry of infrastructure development
    Promoting strategies for sustainable development that are in sync with the latest smart technology implementation
  • Nawal Alhanaee, Head Of Research And Technical Studies, Ministry of Infrastructure Development
    The use of knowledge management system in achieving sustainable economic development in UAE
  • Dr Sunil Ambli, Assistant Professor, Emirates Canadian University College
    The use of knowledge management system in achieving sustainable economic development in UAE
  • Alia Busamra, Group Environment Compliance Officer, ENOC
    Energy & efficiency: Leading economic diversification and sustainable development of the UAE

The case for sustainable energy generation, distribution and use has never been so compelling. Diversification of supply, policy on cutting carbon emissions, reducing business costs, consumer demand for high environmental standards; these are all driving government, businesses, organisations and householders in the same direction. The availability of innovative, affordable technologies is opening up a myriad of opportunities for action.

Successful outcomes rely on the sharing of ideas, innovation and good practice, so that the energy production, distribution and use community can learn from each other and move forward effectively to meet sustainability challenges. This conference will explore common technical challenges, opportunities and strategies through sharing international good practice. Whatever your industry sector, the size and nature of your organisation, the Middle East Sustainability Forum will help you drive forward these transformation efforts. The topics covered are:

  • Sustainability and climate change: processes and policies driving sustainability in a lower carbon world
  • Mitigating climate change: providing insight on the business case for investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects 
  • Technology and innovation: showcasing new tools and innovative technologies 
  • Processes aimed at resource management and prevention 
  • Processes aimed at driving energy efficiency best practice

Why should you attend?

  • Hear about regional and international opportunities and challenges from industry leaders
  • Make valuable contacts and share industry knowledge
  • Be part of the ‘international good practice’ dialogue
  • Help embed an energy management culture across your organisation


Early-bird: until 9 September

  • Members - FREE
  • Non-members: 
    1 day: 300AED / £70 / $85
    2 days: 600AED / £140 / $170
    3 days: 800AED / £180 / $220

Standard rate: from 10 September

  • Members:
    1 day: 250AED / £53 / $67
    2 days: 500AED / £105 / $133
    3 days: 700AED / £135 / $170
  • Non-members:
    1 day: 400AED / £90 / $110
    2 days: 800AED / £180 / $220
    3 days: 1,000AED / £230 / $280

If you are booking for one or two days please download the booking form.

Please note that we also have a limited number of free places at this event for students who wish to help on the day. For more information please email

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