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Leading experts from ADNOC and Petrofac set to address MENA HSE Forum

A stellar cast of HSE experts is set to address the Forum.

Event News

Senior representatives from ADNOC and Petrofac are among the stellar line-up of health and safety experts set to address the industry-leading MENA HSE Forum, to take place from 1-2 November at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai

The Forum, now in its eighth year, will bring together more than 150 key stakeholders from the HSE community in the UAE and wider region. It will feature presentations, case studies and panel sessions designed to help delegates develop an optimised HSE mechanism that offers a sustainable future for the region’s most vital sectors.

The Middle East is projected to witness more than 600 major oil and gas projects between 2023 and 2027, construction and infrastructure developments are booming and the region is playing host to numerous high-profile sporting and leisure events. At the same time, sustainability and ESG concerns have risen to the top of the agenda as the UAE prepares to host COP28 in late November. With all eyes on the region, the focus on HSE and sustainability standards is higher than ever before.

To help address the most pressing challenges associated with this scale of activity, the event will focus on five key themes: Digitalising HSE: Driving Transformation; Consistent Responsibility: Training & Audit; Effective Management: Process Safety; Resilient Future of HSE: Sustainability through ESG Practices; and Psychological-based Safety.

Presentations in each theme will be delivered by representatives from the region’s most influential and innovative companies, along with leading regulatory bodies. They include Eng Raed Al Marzooqi, manager of studies & system section, Dubai Municipality; Suzan Al Ghanem, section head, organizational resilience & business continuity, Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi; Hassan al Hamadi, HSE support manager, ADNOC Logistics & Services; Dr Irshad Laghari, Petrofac group doctor, Petrofac; Ronald Otte, director of health and safety, Emirates Global Aluminium; Saleh Al Balushi, VP group health, safety & environment, DP World – Drydocks World; Azam Soukar, group HSE director, Dubai Holding Real Estate; Mona Adel Abdulaziz, workplace health & safety manager, Emirates Airlines; Paul Slater, executive director QHSE, Saudi Entertainment Ventures; and Paul Burns, corporate HSSE training, ACWA Power.

In addition, the Exhibitor’s Hall will showcase the latest technologies and services designed to assist companies with their HSE objectives.

Sponsors and exhibitors include ACWA Power; Acumen Software; ANTHEM Workwear; ARASCA Medical Equipment Trading; Benchmark Digital; Deapvision; DEKRA; Farnek Services; ITT Innovations/AMEGTECH; SafeStart; Wolters Kluwer; and Yokogawa RAP.

“We are committed to providing delegates with an exceptional networking opportunity, and are thrilled to present the eighth edition of the MENA HSE Forum, the longest-running HSE event dedicated to supporting the region’s responsibility for a sustainable future,” said Vinay Nair, head of events – Middle East at Alain Charles Publishing, the event organisers.

To bag one of the last few remaining tickets, go to the website at