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IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference Advisory Panel Spotlight: David Campbell

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International Fire & Safety Journal (IFSJ) is honoured to welcome David Campbell, General Manager of Dubai Civil Defence’s Emirates Safety Laboratory, as a distinguished member of the advisory panel for the IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference 2024.

David Campbell brings to the panel a wealth of knowledge and experience, with a robust educational background in Applied Sciences – Fire Technology, Fire Engineering, and Environmental Sciences – Natural Resource Management and Digital Transformations. His 33-year tenure in the fire safety sector, with the last 13 years dedicated to supporting the Middle East region, marks him as a seasoned expert in his field.

David Campbell: A seasoned expert in fire safety and environmental sciences

With an impressive career spanning over three decades, Campbell has honed his skills in various aspects of fire safety and environmental science. His expertise in fire technology and engineering, combined with a deep understanding of natural resource management and digital transformations, positions him uniquely at the intersection of traditional fire safety practices and modern technological advancements.

His commitment to the field is evidenced by his leadership at the Emirates Safety Laboratory, where he has been instrumental in driving initiatives and projects that have significantly contributed to the advancement of fire safety standards in the Middle East.

Campbell’s approach to fire safety is not only technical but also holistic, considering environmental impacts and the evolving digital landscape. This blend of knowledge across disciplines ensures his contributions to the IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference will be both insightful and forward-thinking.

The IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference 2024

Scheduled for May 9, 2024, at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel Dubai Marina, the conference is set to build on the success of its inaugural year. It serves as a critical forum for discussing the evolving challenges and opportunities in fire safety and emergency response.

David Campbell’s involvement in the conference promises to bring a unique perspective, combining his extensive experience in fire safety with his knowledge of environmental sciences and digital transformations. His insights are expected to enrich discussions on integrating traditional fire safety practices with modern technological advancements, and his approach to environmental sustainability in fire safety will add a critical dimension to the conference dialogue.

David Campbell’s role on the advisory panel

As a member of the advisory panel, David Campbell’s extensive experience and diverse educational background will play a pivotal role in shaping the conference’s agenda and discussions. His expertise in both the practical and theoretical aspects of fire safety, combined with his knowledge of environmental sciences and digital transformations, will provide a comprehensive perspective on the current and future state of fire safety.

His long-standing commitment to the sector and his significant contributions to the field in the Middle East region will ensure that the conference not only addresses the latest developments and challenges in fire safety but also explores new frontiers in the integration of technology and environmental considerations in fire safety strategies.

Advisory panel shaping the conference

The panel for the 2024 conference is composed of distinguished professionals from various sectors related to fire safety and emergency preparedness, including:

  • Terry Johnson, Conference Chair
  • Engineer Salma Al Ali, Head of Engineering Section at Dubai Civil Defence;
  • Mark Buckingham, Head of Emergency Preparedness at Abu Dhabi Airports;
  • David Campbell, General Manager at Dubai Civil Defence’s Emirates Safety Laboratory;
  • Sinclair Duffie, Chief Fire Officer at Nawah Energy Company;
  • Sawsan Dahham, CEO of SIENA;
  • Dana Kamal, NFPA Director of International Development (MENA);
  • Ghaith Bakir, Senior Regulatory Engineer at UL Solutions;
  • Robert Davies, Operations Director at WSP in the Middle East;
  • Peter Stephenson, Director at Hydrock Fire Safety Division;
  • Saif Essa Al Maskiri, Senior GHSE Manager at Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC);
  • Steve Apter, Director for response at the Red Sea Fire and Rescue Service;
  • Tarek Al Assil, Executive Director at IFM Facilities Management LLC;
  • Sajid Raza, BEng (Hons), MBA, is the CEO of BUTLER ENGINEERING (ME) – The Fire Consultants.

This esteemed panel plays a crucial role in directing the content and focus of the conference, ensuring it tackles the most pressing issues facing the fire safety industry today.

Register to attend the IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference

The IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference 2024 promises to be an essential event for professionals in the fire safety and emergency services sectors.

Attendees can look forward to insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and the latest developments in fire safety strategies and technologies.

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