40+ Exhibitors, IBM, Google, Atlantic & Dozens of Industry Leaders Participate In AMCHAM T&T’s 26th Annual HSE and Cyber Security Conference
October 26th, 2022 | Related To: AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO (AMCHAM T&T)
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) is set to re-imagine leadership in health and safety against the backdrop of an evolving world at the 26th Annual Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference & Exhibition.
The three-day event is scheduled to take place from November 1st to November 3rd, 2022, at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain. It will be the first time in two years that participants will be allowed to attend the Conference and Exhibition in person, while a virtual audience will be able to view all of the Conference sessions via the event online platform.
This year the theme “RE-Imagining HSSE” will explore new perspectives on HSSE policies and processes by embracing innovation, applying new tools and techniques, and transforming business models and governance to create a culture of safety throughout companies operating in the private sector.
“It’s not that we are asking companies to change all of the processes and systems which have worked so well for companies in the past,” said Nirad Tewarie, CEO of AMCHAM T&T. “What we are asking is that leaders and professionals re-imagine is how we can utilise HSE policies for a world that is always evolving to remain ahead of the curve and, as much as possible, future-proof our systems and operations from problems that may impact our lives and businesses.”
“What we hope to gain from this year’s Conference is an even better understanding of how we can make HSE more a part of our lives to keep our people safe while simultaneously protecting the natural environment. Therefore, we must challenge our thinking about how we can adopt new concepts and tools to improve and advance the way we are addressing health and safety in our businesses and the wider society,” Tewarie said. “The Conference this year will speak to some of the leading and lagging indicators that companies must take into account. If we’re solely focused on lagging indicators, we miss the real opportunity to influence the future.”
This year the conference will feature influential leaders such as Ronald Adams, CEO of Atlantic LNG; David Campbell, President of bpTT; Dominic Rampersad, President of PPGPL, and Eugene Okpere, VP & Country Chair of Shell Trinidad along with other industry leaders who will address these and many more important topics.
Some of the new topics and perspectives being introduced at the conference this year will at first glance seem outside of the traditional approach to HSSE. The goal of this is to increase the leadership around these issues and improve the culture of safety that may already exist in certain organisations. Topics such as neuroscience, psychological safety, ESG, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will also be addressed from the perspective of health and safety at this year’s Conference. The DEI session is headlined by Google’s Global Head of Inclusion for Women of Colour, Stephanie Le Blanc-Godfrey.
Additionally, while mental health has been a hot-button topic in recent years, the expert speakers at this year’s Conference will dig deeper to evaluate not just how companies can provide essential resources to protect their employee’s mental health but create a cultural change to build a psychologically safe workplace that fosters respect, compassion, and a better understanding of their employee’s mental wellbeing.
An exciting feature of this year’s edition of the Conference is a separate Cyber Track Conference that highlights cybersecurity issues. While cybersecurity has been featured during the HSSE Conference in previous years, this is the first time that Cybersecurity as a topic will be featured as a stand-alone and independent session from the traditional HSE sessions of the conference.
This decision came because of the increased cyber-attacks both globally and locally in the recent past. “Even as our world leans more into technology, we cannot ignore the threat that exists from the nefarious activities of hackers and other cybercriminals,” Tewarie said. ”A digital world requires us to protect our data and keep our people safe to avoid disruption to our lives and businesses. AMCHAM T&T sees this as an opportunity to bring together influential experts in cybersecurity who can deliver solutions to significantly reduce and, hopefully, eliminate cyber risks that many companies face today.”
“We are committed to strengthening cybersecurity preparedness and resilience within the private sector of Trinidad and Tobago,” Tewarie said. “Recent cyber attacks on local companies have shown how this threatens our operations and affects doing business in T&T. Therefore, it is important for every company wanting to stay competitive in this digital age to ensure that they are investing in strengthening their cybersecurity frameworks to achieve critical cybersecurity outcomes.”
In an attempt to design a practical, actionable agenda, AMCHAM T&T has compiled a team of influential local and international experts who will analyse the future of cybersecurity risk management, highlight the top five (5) elements of an effective cybersecurity program, ascertain how companies can effectively use their resources to achieve cyber resilience, and assess their risk scorecards. Leading the discussions on these issues will be Robert Dyson, Partner – Global OT/IoT Security Services Business Leader at IBM who will be one of the Featured Speakers at the Cyber Security Conference.
These sessions are meant to increase awareness of the serious threats posed by cyber criminals who are actively seeking to dismantle or work around internal controls without detection to corrupt important company files or steal or delete data stored by companies. These sessions will be conducted by Ricardo Martinez, Chief Revenue Officer & Matthew Green, Director of Cyber Security Services, Digital Era Group.
Finally, AMCHAM T&T will continue building its advocacy on traditional HSSE topics to share updated and important information to benefit the knowledge of HSE experts and managers, C-suite executives, and industry professionals. These topics include “Process Safety”, “Human and Organizational Performance (HOP)”, “Transformational Leadership”, “BCP and Disaster Management”, and “The Aftermath of a Serious Incident”. Meanwhile, the live Conference sessions will close on Day Two with a special session from Energy Expert – Eugene Tiah who will deliver a talk on the topic “A CEO’s Challenge to Safety and Being An Industry Champion”.
The Caribbean’s leading HSSE Conference and Exhibition 2022 will feature an additional 40 renowned speakers that include:
- Bill Sims Jr. – President, The Bill Sims Company Inc.
- Stephanie Le Blanc-Godfrey – Global Head of Inclusion for Women in Color, Google
- Robert Dyson – Partner – Global OT/IoT Security Services Business Leader, IBM
- Ronald Adams – CEO, Atlantic LNG Company
- Scott DeBow – Principal of Health/Safety & Environment, Avetta
- Kheston Walkins – Chief Neuroinnovation Officer, Allegori
- Diane Chadwick-Jones – HOP Expert
- Sem Ponnambalam – CEO and Founder, xahive
- Matthew Green – Director of Cyber Security Services, DigitalEra Group, LLC
- Dr. Ronald Walcott – Managing Director, Precision Cybertechnologies and Digital Solutions
- Marcelo Ardiles – Cybersecurity Consultant, Hitachi
The attached agenda will provide additional details for the full list of speakers and the respective sessions. The Conference is scheduled for November 1st to November 3rd, 2022. Meanwhile, the two-day HSSE Exhibition will be open to all members of the public from November 1st to November 2nd, 2022. There will be exhibitors from over 40 local and international companies participating in this year’s HSSE Exhibition. These companies belong to a range of industries that include, digital technology. cybersecurity, environmental engineering, energy, security, and many more.
The 26th Annual Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference & Exhibition is sponsored by Title Sponsor: Atlantic LNG; Platinum Sponsors: NGC Group of Companies, bpTT, Proman, Shell T&T, Woodside Energy, YARA Trinidad Ltd, DigitalEra Group, and Nio Digital. Also, listed as Gold Sponsors: are Nu-Iron Unlimited, Point Lisas Nitrogen Limited, Heritage Petroleum, and Hitachi Systems Security.
ALL interested persons who would like to attend the Conference can REGISTER at: https://amchamtt.swoogo.com/hsse2022/.
For further questions or comments please contact: Nirad Tewarie, CEO AMCHAM T&T at [email protected].