MENA HSE Forum returns to Dubai

HSE Forum MG 3314 edited and reducedThe renowned MENA HSE Forum returns to Dubai in September, featuring the leading lights of health and safety from the region's foremost companies and organisations

Industry leaders from key sectors including oil and gas, construction and tourism will convene along with regulatory authorities for the seventh edition of the MENA Health, Safety & Environment Forum, taking place in Dubai from 6-7 September 2022. 

ADNOC, Petrofac, Aramco, KOC, AMAALA, Dubai Municipality, EGA, TADWEER and Dubai Holding among others, will deliver keynote presentations to more than 200 stakeholders from the HSE community in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain. 

The MENA HSE Forum is the annual meeting point for MENA regulators, HSE practitioners and solution providers to come together to discuss current HSE developments and define their health, safety and environment strategy for a sustainable future. Attendees will receive insights on all the latest HSE trends and critical new technology, network with peers and industry partners, meet expert suppliers and industry bodies and lay the groundwork to achieve the fundamental HSE targets that matter most to the region. 

Khushboo Narang, the conference producer, said, “This industry-leading conference will give unique access to expert analysis coupled with unrivalled business development opportunities in a brand new format, specifically designed to help the GCC’s most important organisations embrace and achieve a safe and sustainable future.” 

The conference agenda, under the strapline 'Optimise your HSE and ESG strategy by utilising innovative digital solutions and best-in-class frameworks to exceed new regulatory expectations', will comprise five sessions:

Role of HSE leadership in crisis and business continuity management

Future of digitalisation in the HSE sector

Process safety and its framework

Learning from the pandemic and other global transformations about occupational health and behavioural safety

Sustainable value creation: how ESG moved from a cost centre to a value driver.

Two exclusive breakout workshops will cover the formulation of resilient safety cultures, and digital transformation – from strategy to execution.

Speakers set to present at the MENA HSE Forum 2022 include Tahir Azhibek, corporate HSE manager, ADNOC; Lynn Hobballah, head of health and safety, Petrofac; Dr Naseem Mohammed Rafee, director of health and safety department, Dubai Municipality; Eng Raed Mohammed Al-Marzooqi, manager of studies and system section, health and safety department, Dubai Municipality; Dr Eng Hani Hossni, EHS director, TADWEER; Brian Maynard, HSE director for AMAALA; Saleh Ali Albalushi, HSE director, Dubai Holding Asset Management; Salman Abdulla, executive vice president, EHSQ & Sustainability, Emirates Global Aluminium; and Dr Essam Hassan, senior environmental consultant, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and KGESS.  

Saleh Ali Albalushi, HSE director for Dubai Holding Asset management, commented, “I can see many companies embedding HSE, not just for operational or corporate reasons, but because HSE is evolving. Discussions and forums like this will help drive the importance of HSE to businesses.”

Hear more from Saleh Ali Albalushi here, and from Brian Maynard, AMAALA's HSE director, here

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