IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference Advisory Panel Spotlight: Sawsan Dahham

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International Fire & Safety Journal (IFSJ) is honoured to welcome Sawsan Dahham, CEO of SIENA, as a distinguished member of the advisory panel for the IFSJ Leaders in Fire & Safety Conference 2024.

Dahham brings to the panel an impressive background with over 17 years of experience in the field of fire and life safety (FLS) engineering. Her leadership at SIENA, an engineering consultancy committed to advancing the fire and life safety engineering industry worldwide, underscores her dedication to the development of safer and more resilient buildings and communities.

Sawsan Dahham: A visionary in fire and life safety engineering

With a career encompassing significant roles, including her tenure as the Global Head of Fire and Life Safety at Dar Al Hadassah, Dahham is recognized for her expertise in FLS design strategy, business management, and her role as an authorised NFPA instructor. Her experience spans a vast array of projects, including mixed-use complexes, airports, and healthcare facilities across the Arab Gulf, Middle East, and Africa, showcasing her ability to lead and innovate in the complex landscape of international fire safety regulations and standards.

Her dedication to the field is further demonstrated by her active involvement in speaking engagements and her commitment to educating others, making her a respected voice in the fire and life safety community.

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.

With Dahham’s participation, the conference is poised to benefit from her extensive experience and deep understanding of fire safety engineering. Her insights will enrich discussions on innovation, strategic planning, and collaboration in the field, furthering the conference’s goal of advancing fire and life safety engineering practices globally.

Dahham’s role on the advisory panel

As a member of the advisory panel, Dahham’s comprehensive expertise and visionary approach to fire and life safety will significantly influence the direction and content of the conference. Her experience in managing diverse projects and her dedication to international best practices in fire safety will provide invaluable perspectives on developing effective fire safety strategies.

Her previous leadership roles and contributions to the field add depth to the advisory panel, ensuring that the conference not only highlights the latest trends and technologies in fire safety but also builds on a foundation of expertise to foster innovation and progress in the industry.

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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