ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Head of HSE
- Hany Abdel Aziz
Head of QHSES
IPR Energy Group
- Tarek Adly
CEO Advisor on HSE
- Ayssar Hanza
Member of HSE Technical and Strategy Board,
Energy Institute and Executive Risk Engineering Director, Ace Energy Group
- Andre Erasmus
MENAAP HSE SQ Region Manager
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?
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?
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.
Independent Oil and Gas Consultant
- Ghada Hammouda
Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer
- James Fibbens
Vice President and Senior Project Manager
- Randa Mounir
Senior Climate Advisor
British Embassy in Cairo
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?
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.
Martin Rodriguez-Villa Foerster
- Dr Jonathan O’Keeffe
Global Medical Advisor
- Mai Elnaggar
Consultant in Endocrinology and Medical Rehabilitation, Former Medical Occupational Health Director, ExxonMobil
- Hussein Marwan
Occupational Health Department Head,
Badr Petroleum Company (BAPETCO)
- Yehia Ebrahim
Oilfield Equipment HSE Leader
Middle East, North Africa and India
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?
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?
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
Eng. Hussein El Ghazzawy
Senior Energy & Industry Consultant
LYNX Strategic Business Advisors
- Iman Hill
International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
- Gamal Fathy
CEO Assistant for HSE
Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)
- Haitham Al Yahyai
Senior Worksite Hazard Management
& PPE Contract Holder
Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
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