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 that will aid the physical, mental and social welfare of people.

10:25 – 10:40
Keynote address
  • With increased focus on 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 government 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 the operations of all oil and gas sectors. How well prepared was the industry to cope with the multiple challenges presented by the virus? How are the day-to-day oil and gas operations continuing to be affected by COVID-19 and what are the lessons learnt? 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 the effectiveness of emergency preparedness plans as well as strategies used to protect employees while ensuring business continuity and resilience.

    • imageMODERATOR
      Wael Amin
      Head of HSE
      Kuwait Energy
    • imageHany Abdel Aziz
      Head of QHSES
      IPR Energy Group
    • imageTarek Adly
      CEO Advisor on HSE
    • imageAyssar Hanza
      Member of HSE Technical and Strategy Board,
      Energy Institute and Executive Risk Engineering Director, Ace Energy Group
    • imageAndre Erasmus
      MENAAP HSE SQ Region Manager
11:25 – 11:45
Coffee break and networking
11:45 – 12:10
Fireside chat
  • Leadership strategies to ensure business resilience and environmental sustainability in turbulent times

    The outbreak of the pandemic has brought multiple challenges to the oil and gas industry – what steps have been taken to make sure companies are on track with their efforts towards net zero? Are strategies being adapted or have they naturally accelerated? What business continuity planning are companies using to ensure the utmost safety of all stakeholders as well as business profitability?

12:10 – 13:00
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 the 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.

    • imageMODERATOR
      Ali Hegab
      Independent Oil and Gas Consultant
    • imageGhada Hammouda
      Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer
      Qalaa Holdings
    • imageJames Fibbens
      Vice President and Senior Project Manager
    • imageRanda Mounir
      Senior Climate Advisor
      British Embassy in Cairo


13:00 – 14:00
Lunch break and networking
14:00 – 14:45
Panel discussion
  • Panel discussion. Ensuring employees’ health and 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’ occupational health and mental wellbeing? What was and in some cases still being done to tackle these challenges and ensure the necessary 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.

    • imageMODERATOR
      Martin Rodriguez-Villa Foerster
      Country Director
      Energy Year
    • imageDr Jonathan O’Keeffe
      Global Medical Advisor
    • imageMai Elnaggar
      Consultant in Endocrinology and Medical Rehabilitation, Former Medical Occupational Health Director, ExxonMobil
    • imageHussein Marwan
      Occupational Health Department Head,
      Badr Petroleum Company (BAPETCO)
    • imageYehia Ebrahim
      Oilfield Equipment HSE Leader
      Middle East, North Africa and India
      Baker Hughes
14:45 – 15:10
Fireside chat
  • Embedding safety culture in your company’s DNA

    It is not a secret that safety is an integral part of oil and gas operations. What initiatives can companies take to make sure that safety is a cultural value and commitment and not a ‘tick-box’ exercise? How to make sure that all the stakeholders – from engineers and contractors to the executive leadership team – are engaged and aware when it comes to safety? How can companies recognise good safety culture – what is an objective benchmark?

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 practices 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

    • imageMODERATOR
      Eng. Hussein El Ghazzawy
      Senior Energy & Industry Consultant
      LYNX Strategic Business Advisors
    • imageIman Hill
      Executive Director
      International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
    • imageGamal Fathy
      CEO Assistant for HSE
      Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)
    • imageHaitham Al Yahyai
      Senior Worksite Hazard Management
      & PPE Contract Holder
      Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break and networking
  • The 2021 Global HSE Excellence in Energy Awards have 4 different categories that celebrate outstanding and impactful HSE projects and programmes within the global energy industry. The winners and highly-commended of the below categories will be awarded during the ceremony:

    • Best Health Project of the Year
    • Best Safety Project of the Year
    • Best Environmental Project of the Year
    • Best Community Care Programme of the Year NEW FOR 2021

    View the 2021 Awards shortlisted finalists at www.egyps.com/hseawards