Conference Day One: Tuesday, 19 March 2019

8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:30 am - 8:50 am Speed networking session

8:50 am - 8:55 am Welcome address from IQPC

Valentina Pivetta - Conference Director, IQPC

Valentina Pivetta

Conference Director
IQPC

8:55 am - 9:00 am Welcome address by the Chairman

Developing future crisis management leaders and business continuity
Pipelines leaks, fire incidents, oil spills and explosions can cost Oil & Gas companies up to US$65 Billion

9:00 am - 9:20 am Opening keynote: Emergency management leadership and its impact on business continuity planning (BCM)

Nasser Al Buhairi - Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwaitt
  • Developing inter-disciplinary management and leadership skills necessary to manage administrative-level responsibilities within a local, regional, state, or federal EMS agency
  • Analyzing processes and evaluation practices to support an EMS culture of safety
  • Link the emergency management to business continuity using incident intelligence analysis based on historical trends
  • The role of an effective incident commander to develop a BCM plan for the organisation
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Nasser Al Buhairi

Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwaitt

9:20 am - 9:50 am Silos & Silence: Integrating emergency response to improve response and recovery to critical incidents

Steve Brewer - International Training Director, Cabinet Office Emergency Planning Collage, United Kingdom
  • Common patterns in disaster response and recovery
  • Understanding the nature of the emergency: causes and effects
  • Developing a sustainable framework to ensure efficiency in crisis management
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Steve Brewer

International Training Director
Cabinet Office Emergency Planning Collage, United Kingdom

  • Creating leadership accountability: Developing every single employee to be a capable and resilient incident commander
  • Rewards and recognition: Celebrating success with all stakeholders post a successful emergency response activity
  • How can future leaders be created?
  • How much have we leveraged technology to develop incident response mechanisms?
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Steve Brewer

International Training Director
Cabinet Office Emergency Planning Collage, United Kingdom

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Amthal Akroush

Airport Security Director
Airport International Group Jordan

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Hassan Al Amri

Enterprise Risk Management and Insurance Manager
Saudi Railway Company, Saudi Arabia

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Nasser Al Buhairi

Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwaitt

10:10 am - 10:30 am SPONSOR SESSION: Offshore crisis and risk management strategies and development: What’s new in Kuwait?

  • Onshore to offshore crisis planning: Catering to the new offshore field development in Kuwait and training incident commanders
  • What’s new then? GIS mapping, crisis communication, sea bed sensors, fiber optic and rugged harness cabling for communication, asset tracking, sea water remediation etc.
  • Developing a comprehensive crisis management plan for offshore facilities

Reducing the gap between planning and actual execution
Every minute you spend in planning can save up to 10 minutes in execution

10:30 am - 10:50 am Expectation during emergency and crisis

Sultan Redha - Emergency Response Planner, Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait
  • Engage the essential people about the emergency and crisis process
  • What is expected from people during an emergency crisis
  • How to deal and sustain your calm during emergency crisis
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Sultan Redha

Emergency Response Planner
Equate Petrochemical Company, Kuwait

10:50 am - 11:10 am Fire protection: Criticality-based ranking mechanisms for equipment related emergency response planning

Mohammed Al Shehri - Manager of Fire Protection Department, Petro Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • Prioritising fire related emergency response plans as per criticality of different equipment
  • What about safety standards for the lower ranked equipment?
  • Evaluating the risk matrix and the fire emergency response plan associated with it

Mohammed Al Shehri

Manager of Fire Protection Department
Petro Rabigh, Saudi Arabia

11:10 am - 11:40 am Morning break and refreshment

Critical infrastructure crisis management
Control centres across airports and ports need to have a very strong and quick incident response time to avoid an emergency from becoming a crisis.

11:40 am - 12:00 pm Understanding how to manage a crisis in critical infrastructure among different sectors

  • Emergency and risk management main challenges
  • Terrorism, critical counter intuitive strategies

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm Aviation learning spotlight: Learning from the emergency response training programs from airport command centers

Colonel Adnan Alghamdi - AVSEC Consultant GACA and Director of Security Affairs, General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia & King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia
  • Airports and airlines: What are the various scenarios and who takes ownership?
  • Discussing various scenarios: Counter terrorism, hijack, fire, passenger safety etc. and the subsequent crisis management plans
  • The era of digital incident management systems: How does one build a centralized command center unit on a legacy platform?
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Colonel Adnan Alghamdi

AVSEC Consultant GACA and Director of Security Affairs
General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia & King Abdulaziz International Airport, Saudi Arabia

Disruptive technologies impacting crisis management
GIS, IoT, and Artificial Intelligence can help companies to steam crisis effects up to 10% – 20%

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm Disruptive technology panel: Integrating GIS, AI and IoT technology to enhance emergency response plans:

Nasser Al Buhairi - Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwaitt
  • Integrating data from different sources: Software, hardware, data, methods and people
  • Understanding how live data can be tracked and used effectively in crisis management .
  • Using the acquired data for emergency response coordination
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Nasser Al Buhairi

Team Leader Fire and Emergency Response Coordinator
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwaitt

Human side of Crisis & Risk Management
The human factor plays a priceless role in managing crisis, soft skills and crisis communication with internal and external stakeholders is necessary to drive this impact.

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Developing a strategy for responding to a crisis and to non-emergency situations as part of the national disaster response system

Dr Ismail Al Rashdi - Senior Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Director of Quality and Patient Safety, The Royal Hospital Oman
  • The soft system in risk management
  • How learning organisation make the best from crises
  • Understanding the importance of employees’ empowerment for learning in confronting the challenges
  • Winning the workplace before the marketplace
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Dr Ismail Al Rashdi

Senior Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Director of Quality and Patient Safety
The Royal Hospital Oman

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Chairperson’s closing remarks

1:10 pm - 1:10 pm Lunch break, networking opportunity and end of conference day one

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.