The EGYPS 2021 HSE in Energy Conference gathers international and regional HSE experts to share industry insights and responses on the COVID-19 pandemic across HSE operations, employees’ health and wellbeing, digital innovation for effective health and safety standards, practicalities enhancing sustainable operations, and the growing role of leadership in ensuring high HSE standards.

Combining high-level keynote speeches, panel discussions and live Q&A sessions, the 2021 edition delivers a platform for learning the latest industry trends and developments and most importantly, meeting face-to-face with key stakeholders and decision makers within the health, safety and environment fields that together help drive businesses forwards. The Conference culminates with the third edition of the EGYPS Global HSE Excellence in Energy Awards, recognising outstanding and impactful HSE projects and programmes from around the world.

09:00 – 10:00
Coffee and networking
10:00 – 10:10
Welcome and opening remarks
10:10 – 10:25
Keynote Address
  • Better health and well-being of the population makes an important contribution to the economic development of the country. Hear about the latest strategies and programmes undertaken by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population that will aid physical, mental and social welfare of people.

10:25 – 10:40
Keynote Address
  • With the ongoing energy transition, environmental sustainability is now more than ever at the top of the oil and gas industry agenda, with companies working to reduce their carbon footprint and ensure more climate-conscious operations. Hear how the Egyptian Ministry of Environment is supporting the oil and gas industry on their carbon-neutral journey.

10:40 – 11:25
Panel discussion
  • Preparedness and emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed significant challenges to operations of all oil and gas sectors. How well prepared was the industry to cope with the multiple challenges presented by the virus? How have the day-to-day oil and gas operations been affected by COVID-19 and what has been learnt from it? Will the current market situation result in HSE being placed even higher on the industry agenda?

    Attendee Insights

    This key session will highlight what has been learnt from the pandemic, how to ensure effectiveness of emergency preparedness plans as well as strategies used to protect employees while ensuring business continuity and resilience.

11:25 – 11:45
Coffee break and networking
11:45 – 12:30
Panel discussion
  • Environmental sustainability as the way forward towards a low carbon future

    The low price environment has shifted the industry’s focus on improving efficiency, resilience, cutting costs and ensuring profitability. How viable is it to stay on track towards environmentally sustainable and climate-conscious oil and gas operations given current market and global economic conditions? What Circular Economy principles and strategies are the most relevant to Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean? Have companies implemented any of them?

    Attendee Insights

    This important session will explore environmental sustainability matters and what practical steps oil and gas companies can take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with minimal or no effect on the bottom line. A must-attend panel discussion for executives looking to gain insights into low carbon future strategies.

12:30 – 13:15
Panel discussion
  • Ensuring employees’ health & wellbeing within the entire oil and gas value chain

    With the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of general health and wellbeing started drawing more attention to the perception of mental health. Has it also resulted in long-term changes in policies and procedures within the oil and gas sector? How has the prolonged period of working from home been affecting employees’ mental health and wellbeing? What was done to tackle these challenges and ensure psychological support?

    Attendee Insights

    This panel discussion will focus on companies’ policies and procedures related to employee physical and mental health. Attendees will learn what the ‘new normal’ working environment is as well as the changes to company policies after employees have returned to their offices.

13:15 – 14:15
Lunch break
14:15 – 15:10
Live Q&A
  • Technology and digitalisation as HSE catalysts within the oil and gas sector

    Having faced the biggest economical disruption in years, the role of technology in the oil and gas industry has become more important than ever. Which parts of the oil and gas value chain can benefit the most from new technologies or digital solutions? Which smart digital solutions have the biggest potential to revolutionise HSE of the oil and gas industry in Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean?

    Attendee Insights

    A must attend session for all oil and gas executives who would like to get deeper insights into how digital solutions can help bring HSE best practices onto a new level, understand their deployment challengies and how to tackle them.

15:10 – 16:00
Live Q&A
  • The role of leadership in HSE in the post-pandemic world

    Strong and effective leadership has always been instrumental in delivering high HSE standards. Do leaders have an even more important role to play in ensuring HSE best practises in the post-pandemic world? How has the concept and perception of an effective safety culture been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Do management and employees alike take health and safety precautions more seriously now?

    Attendee Insights

    This session will explore the important role of leadership and strategies that will ensure safer, healthier and more environmentally friendly oil and gas operations, now and in the future. This panel discussion is a must attend for current and future leaders.

16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break and networking
  • 16:30 – 16:40 Introduction

    16:40 – 16:50 Keynote

    16:50 – 17:00 Category 1 winner announcement

    17:00 – 17:10 Category 2 winner announcement

    17:10 – 17:20 Category 3 winner announcement

    17:20 – 17:30 Category 4 winner announcement

    17:30 – 17:40 Acknowledgement of the Awards Jury

    17:40 – 17:50 Group photo on stage and closing remarks