IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference Advisory Panel Spotlight: Peter Stephenson

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International Fire & Safety Journal (IFSJ) is honoured to welcome Peter Stephenson, Peter Stephenson, Director at Hydrock Fire Safety Division, as a key member of the advisory panel for the IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference 2024.

Stephenson brings a wealth of experience spanning over 40 years in the fire safety sector to the panel, offering unparalleled insights and expertise in international fire safety practices.

Peter Stephenson: A Global Authority in Fire Safety

With a career that has seen him oversee projects in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and UK, Stephenson is recognized for his commitment to collaborative design and the implementation of international best practices in fire safety. His leadership at Hydrock Fire Safety Division, based in Dubai, has been instrumental in delivering successful projects globally, showcasing his ability to navigate the complex landscape of international fire safety regulations and standards.

He has a proven track record of excellence in fire safety engineering, making significant contributions to the development of safer building designs and emergency response strategies. His expertise is not only limited to technical knowledge but also encompasses a strong focus on fostering collaboration among stakeholders to achieve common safety goals.

The IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference 2024

Scheduled for May 9, 2024, at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel Dubai Marina, the conference aims to build upon the success of its inaugural year. It serves as a pivotal platform for discussions on the evolving challenges in fire safety and emergency response.

With Stephenson’s participation, the conference is set to benefit from his extensive international experience and deep understanding of fire safety engineering, further enriching the discourse on innovation, strategic planning, and expert collaboration in fire safety.

Stephenson’s role on the advisory panel

As part of the advisory panel, Stephenson’s global perspective and vast experience will significantly influence the direction and content of the conference. His expertise in managing cross-border projects and his dedication to adopting and promoting international best practices in fire safety will provide valuable insights into the development of comprehensive and effective fire safety strategies.

His previous role as a panellist at last year’s event also adds a layer of continuity and depth to the advisory panel, ensuring that the conference not only addresses the latest trends and technologies in fire safety but also builds on the foundations laid in previous years to foster progress and innovation in the field.

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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