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Join the world’s leading event for emergency services, security, and safety from 16 – 18 January 2024 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).


Safety & Health Conference

Empowering Commitment to Champion Safety & Wellbeing 

In an ever-evolving world, the safety and health industry remains dynamic, adaptive, and forward-looking. Its impact extends from the individual level to societal well-being, ensuring that people thrive in safe environments. As industries evolve and challenges change, the safety and health sector continues to innovate, collaborate, and lead the charge toward a safer and healthier future.

At Intersec Safety & Health Conference, we explore the latest trends, innovative solutions, and best practices that empower organizations to champion workplace safety and well-being. Through our immersive 2-days program, we aim to create environments where individuals thrive, organizations prosper, and safety becomes a shared priority.

Bridging the gap between theory and practice the event will continue to foster a community committed to shaping the future of occupational safety and health excellence through its thought provoking panels, inspirational keynotes and visionary best practice guidance.

Key Themes

  • Zero Harm in Action: Pioneering Initiatives to Champion Safety   
  • Harnessing ESG Practices for Sustainable OSH Excellence & Ethical Business Impact
  • From Regulation to Enforcement: New Realities of Work & Safety
  • Beyond the Buzzword: Psychological Safety in the Modern Workplace
  • Human-Centered Design & Behavioral Insights to Protect Workers
  • Innovative Horizons: Technology's Impact on Workplace Safety
  • Climate Change & OSH Nexus: Bridging Gap for Resilient & Sustainable Work Environments
  • Next-gen Training Methods: Fostering a Culture of Safety through Education
  • Rising Above: Ensuring Safety in Fall Protection & Working at Heights

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Time Session Speaker
11:00 Registration & Networking  
11:50 Opening Remarks by the Chairperson  
12:00 Presentation: Updates on the UAE Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Governance and Leadership Dr. Waddah S Ghanem Al Hashmi, Senior Director | ENOC & Chairman of the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Committee and HoD to the TC283, ISO (45001)
12:20 Presentation: The Importance of HSE & ESG Thinking in the Development and Operations of Renewables Dr. Hadi Al Badi, HSE Director | Masdar
12:40 Presentation: Leadership In Safety Salman Dawood, VP HSE and Sustainability | Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
13:10 Panel Discussion: Putting People in the 'S' of ESG: Measuring Impact & Lead by Example 


  • Ali Ustad Al Hamadi, HSE Director | EMARAT
  • Dr. Hadi Al Badi, HSE Director | Masdar
  • Salman Dawood, VP HSE and Sustainability | Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
  • Michael James, Director – Health & Safety | Red Sea Global


14:10 Presentation: UAE's Regulatory Impact on Preventing Serious Incidents & Accidents Dr. Hani Al Hossani, CEO | ITALCO Aluminium
14:30 Presentation: Empowering HSE Practitioner: Significance of Research & Thought Leadership Development  Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, Senior Manager, Applied Research | Higher Colleges of Technology
14:50 Presentation: Effectiveness of Leadership Visibility especially in the Front Line Sultan Al Karrani, Team Leader – HSE | ADNOC
15:15 Panel Discussion: Charting a Vision Zero Path: New Models, Pragmatic Tools & Case Studies for National and Enterprise Success


  • Khalid Al Abdulqader, Health, Safety & Environment Section Head | Saudi Tourism Authority
  • Dr. Hani Al Hossani, CEO, ITALCO Aluminium 
  • Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, Senior Manager, Applied Research| Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Samir Benmebark, Safety Advisor | Dragon Oil
15:45 Closing Remarks  
Time Sesssion Speaker


Recap Day 1 & Opening Remarks by the Chairperson  


Presentation: Unleash your Safety Beast the Charismatic Approach Saleh Ali Albalushi, VP, HSE Division | Drydocks World


Panel Discussion: From Regulation to Enforcement: New Realities of Work & Safety

Moderator: Matthew Cox, Deputy QHSE Director | Veolia & IIIRSM Trustee and Council Member


  • Dr. Naseem Mohammed Rafee, Director of Health & Safety Department| Dubai Municipality
  • Paul Slater, Executive Director QHSE | Saudi Entertainment Ventures
  • Saleh Ali Albalushi, VP, HSE Division | Drydocks World
  • Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, Chairman | Society of Occupational Safety & Health & Compliance Lead| Aramco Project Management
  • Azam Soukar, Director Group HSE | Dubai Holding Real Estate
  • Dr. Rahaf Ajaj, Assistant Professor of Environment, Health & Safety | Abu Dhabi University



On-Stage Conversation: Developing Robust Management Principles for Optimal HSE Performance in Contractor Safety Management Khalid Al Abdulqader, Health, Safety & Environment Section Head | Saudi Tourism Authority


Presentation: Emergency Response: From Crisis to Control


Syed Mazhar, HSE Manager | Parsons, Saudi Arabia


Presentation: Road Risk Assessment & Traffic Safety across KOC Oil Fields Eisa Malek, Senior Engineer Services – HSE | Kuwait Oil Company


Presentation: Developing Defensive Drivers Penny Brooks, Qualification Development Manager | RoSPA


Presentation: Advancements in Occupational Health & Safety: Bridging the Gap Between Theory & Practice Dr. Rahaf Ajaj, Assistant Professor of Environment, Health & Safety | Abu Dhabi University


Presentation: Innovative Horizons: Technology's Impact on Workplace Safety Dr. Gaurav Singh, Vice President – Head Technology & Automation – Group Security | Adani Enterprises Ltd


Presentation: Safer by Design : Innovations in OSH for High-Risk Work

Thomas Kramer, Managing Principal | LJB Inc. & VP - Finance | ASSP


Presentation: Adaptability Safety: Ensuring Psychological Resilience in the Workplace Suzan Ahmad Al Ghanem, Section Head - Organizational Resilience and Business, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi


Presentation: Empowering Excellence: Innovation & Development in HSE Training for a Safer Today &Tomorrow Paul Burns, Corporate HSSE Training | ACWA Power


Presentation: Fostering Safety Culture: Best Practices for Effective Site Inspections & On-the-Job Training Maged Elkassaby, HSE Manager | Aramco


Presentation: Job Burnout Among Health, Safety & Environmental Protection Employees in Gulf Cooperation Countries Mohammad A. Naggaz, Director - HSSE New Business Development | GCC Lab


End of Day 2 & Closing Remarks  

2024 Speakers

Who Should Attend?

The conference will unite Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Leads, Managers, Specialists, Advisors having expertise in

  • HSE
  • Occupational Safety
  • Emergency Response
  • EHS Risk Management
  • Behavioral Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Occupational Wellness/Wellbeing 
  • Government Authorities (Civil Defense/MOI/Police)
  • Law Enforcement Bodies & Federal Agencies
  • Maritime
  • Aviation
  • BFSI
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Education
  • Hotel & Leisure
  • Construction/ Real Estate

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Join the Movement & Make an Impact:

Be a catalyst for positive change, learning, and innovation by shaping the future of safer and healthier workplaces.


For Speaking Opportunities, please contact

Zenab Husain

Conference Producer – Security, Technology & Production Portfolio


Kalpita Dighe

Senior Event Producer – Security, Technology & Production Portfolio

Kalpita Dighe

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact

Liam Murphy

Portfolio Sponsorship Manager – Security, Technology & Production


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“NEBOSH is delighted to have been given the opportunity to devise the health and safety programme for the 18 January at Intersec. We have made sure that “NEBOSH Day” will be of real value to delegates. Thank you to the senior health and safety leaders who have agreed to present and share their expertise and insights with our audience on the day.”

“I was very excited to be asked to be part of NEBOSH Day at Intersec here in Dubai. NEBOSH is an organisation that I have been associated with for nearly 15 years, and this is a great way for our collaboration to continue. I will be delivering a presentation on the recently approved UAE Standard “Occupational Health and Safety Management – Governance and Leadership Top Management requirements for UAE.S ISO 45001:2019” UAE.S 5052:2022 which encourages and supports a more proactive approach when it comes to health and safety. I am looking forward to being involved and learning and exchanging ideas with colleagues on the 18 January!”