The EGYPS 2022 HSE in Energy Conference gathers international and regional HSE experts to share industry insights into strategic priorities within HSE, digital innovation for effective health and safety standards, strategies for employees’ health and wellbeing, companies’ decarbonisation efforts and the growing role of leadership in ensuring high HSE standards.

Combining high-level keynote speeches, fireside chats, panel discussions and live Q&A sessions, the 2022 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 environmental fields that together help drive businesses forward. 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

    • Sameh Sabry Sameh Sabry
      Senior Vice President and Managing Director – Egypt
      Wintershall Dea
10:10 – 10:25
Keynote address
  • Better health and well-being of the population makes an important contribution to the economic development of countries globally. Hear about the latest strategies and programmes that will aid the physical, mental and social welfare of people.


    • Dr Yasmine Fouad Dr Yasmine Fouad
      Minister of Environment
      Arab Republic of Egypt
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 Egypt is supporting the oil and gas industry regionally on their carbon-neutral journey.

10:40 – 11:25
Panel discussion
Setting up strategic priorities within HSE
  • Companies’ commitment to high HSE standards builds employees’ trust and reflects positively on their reputation and brand. However, every company chooses a slightly different approach to achieving this goal. Why and how do companies make their choice on whether to prioritise safety culture, process safety, communication between assets, digital technologies or business continuity? How often should these strategic priorities be reviewed and updated? Given the existing HSE strategic framework, how well prepared were energy firms to cope with the multiple challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Attendee Insights:

    This session will review the key pillars that drive HSE strategy within different companies in the energy sector and address industry preparedness for the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Fawaz Bitar Fawaz Bitar
      Senior Vice President, HSE and Carbon
    • Amir Gerges Amir Gerges
      Vice President, Safety
      Royal Dutch Shell
    • Hany Abdel Aziz Hany Abdel Aziz
      Head of QHSES
      IPR Energy Group
    • Fatih Erdem Fatih Erdem
      Compliance Officer and QHSSE Director
    • Andre Erasmus Andre Erasmus
      MENAAP HSE SQ Region Manager
    • Wael Amin MODERATOR
      Wael Amin
      Head of HSE
      Kuwait Energy
11:25 – 11:45
Coffee break and networking
11:45 – 12:10
Fireside chat
Leadership strategies to ensure oil and gas companies are well prepared for the energy transition
  • The recent COP26 meeting has put climate change and companies’ decarbonisation efforts further under the spotlight. As a result, how are companies adapting their strategies to accelerate the transition to net zero? How much emphasis is being placed on ESGs and how does it affect profitability? With the ongoing industry transition, what will the oil and gas company business model look like in 2030?

    Attendee Insights:

    This session will be of particular interest to HSE leaders who would like to get a deeper understanding of new forward-looking strategies helping keep businesses on track towards their decarbonisation goals.

    • Jessica Jackson Jessica Jackson
      Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety
      Apache Corporation
    • Nada El Sawy MODERATOR
      Nada El Sawy
      Cairo Correspondent
      The National
12:10 – 13:00
Panel discussion
Environmental sustainability as the way towards a zero carbon future
  • The recent global turmoil has shifted the industry’s focus on improving efficiency, resilience, cutting costs and ensuring profitability. What practical steps can oil and gas companies take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with minimal or no effect on the bottom line? How did the pandemic affect companies’ journeys towards net zero? What Circular Economy principles and strategies are the most relevant to Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean? And have companies implemented any of them?

    Attendee Insights:

    This important session will examine strategies that companies are using to achieve their net zero goals and the role of the Circular Economy on this journey. A must attend panel discussion for executives looking to gain insights into low carbon future strategies.

    • Ali Hegab MODERATOR
      Ali Hegab
      Independent Oil and Gas Consultant
    • Ghada Hammouda Ghada Hammouda
      Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer
      Qalaa Holdings
    • James Fibbens James Fibbens
      Vice President and Senior Project Manager
    • Iman Hill Iman Hill
      Executive Director
      International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
    • Randa Mounir Randa Mounir
      Senior Climate Advisor
      British Embassy in Cairo
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch break and networking
14:00 – 14:50
Panel discussion
Ensuring employees’ health and wellbeing within the entire oil and gas value chain
  • In recent years, the general health and wellbeing of employees started drawing more attention, including the perception of mental health. Being a sensitive subject, the issue of mental health can at times be difficult to convey – how are companies addressing this problem? Has the outbreak of the pandemic highlighted the importance of mental wellbeing further? How are companies creating a responsible and caring culture that helps employees to perform at the best of their potential? What procedures are helping to ensure that all aspects of physical wellbeing are kept at their best across the entire oil and gas supply chain?

    Attendee Insights:

    This panel discussion will focus on companies’ policies and procedures related to employee physical and mental health. Attendees will also learn about the changes to company policies after employees have returned to their offices post-pandemic.

    • Sofija Janosevic MODERATOR
      Sofija Janosevic
      Human Resources Director
      The Energy Year
    • Mai Elnaggar Mai Elnaggar
      Consultant in Endocrinology and Medical Rehabilitation, Former Medical Occupational Health Director
    • Yehia Ebrahim Yehia Ebrahim
      Oilfield Equipment HSE Leader- Middle East, North Africa and India
      Baker Hughes
    • Lilian Mahfouz Lilian Mahfouz
      HSE Manager, Egypt, Sudan and East Mediterranean
14:50 – 15:25
Fireside chat
Technology and digitalisation as HSE catalysts within the oil and gas sector
  • Having faced the biggest economic 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? Which smart digital solutions have the biggest potential to revolutionise HSE across Egypt, North Africa and the Mediterranean’s oil and gas businesses? What are the biggest challenges when deploying digital technologies in the HSE fields?

    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 challenges and how to tackle them.

    • Hugh Maxwell MODERATOR
      Hugh Maxwell
      International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (IIRSM)
    • Hao Wang Hao Wang
      CTO - Northern Africa Region, Energy Business Unit
      Huawei Technologies
    • Sebastien Riez Sebastien Riez
      Cluster President – North East Africa & Levant
      Schneider Electric
15:25– 16:15
Live Q&A
The role of HSE leadership 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 COVID-19? Do leadership 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.

    • Gamal Fathy Gamal Fathy
      CEO Assistant for HSE
      Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)
    • Vassilis Tsetoglou Vassilis Tsetoglou
      Group Corporate HSE Director
    • Tarek Adly Tarek Adly
      CEO Advisor on HSE
    • Carlo Ignazio Spadavecchia Carlo Ignazio Spadavecchia
      Executive Project Director
      Technip Energies
    • Hussein El Ghazzawy MODERATOR
      Hussein El Ghazzawy
      Senior Energy and Industry Consultant
      LYNX Strategic Business Advisors
16:15 – 16:45
Coffee break and networking
  • The 2022 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 2022



    • His Excellency Prof Khaled Abdel Ghaffar His Excellency Prof Khaled Abdel Ghaffar
      Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Minister of Health
      Arab Republic of Egypt