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Intersec 2024 Day One: Everything Fire and Safety Attendees Need To Know

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Intersec, the leading international exhibition for fire, security, emergency services, safety, policing, and cybersecurity, celebrates its 25th anniversary in Dubai.

This year’s event, strategically divided into five pillars—Fire & Rescue, Commercial & Perimeter Security, Homeland Security & Policing, Safety & Health, and Cyber Security—showcases industry-specific solutions tailored to meet the evolving needs of these pivotal industries.

Preview of the Fire and Rescue Conference at Intersec 2024

As part of the Intersec 2024, the Fire and Rescue Conference is poised to offer a comprehensive and insightful agenda on the first day, featuring a lineup of distinguished speakers and critical topics in fire safety and prevention.

Opening Remarks

12:00 – Opening Remarks from the Chairperson:
The conference will commence with Robert (Bob) Rea, a UK Urban Search & Rescue Specialist Trainer, setting the stage with his opening remarks, providing a glimpse into the day’s enriching discussions.

Keynote Address

12:05 – Keynote Address by the Patron:
Major Essa Al Mutawaa, Head of Monitoring & Inspection Department at Dubai Civil Defence, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address, focusing on innovation in fire safety and prevention.

Panel Discussion on Fire Prevention

12:20 – Panel Discussion: Revolutionizing Fire Prevention with Data Analytics & Technology:
Moderated by Robert Rea, this panel is expected to feature experts like Maitha Al Shaer, Mohammed Saeefan, and Saeed Alshaiba, exploring the role of data analytics and technology in transforming fire prevention strategies.

Presentation on NFPA Ecosystem

13:00 – Presentation: NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem – The Foundation for a Sustainable Future:
Dana Kamal will present on the NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem, emphasizing its crucial role in the sustainable future of fire and life safety.

Case Study on Ukraine

13:20 – Case Study Representation: Disaster and Emergency Planning in Ukraine:
Viktor Vitovetskyi is set to provide insights on disaster and emergency planning in Ukraine, offering a real-world perspective on the challenges and solutions in emergency management.

Panel on Safety in Energy Storage

13:40 – Panel Discussion: Advancing Safety in Energy Storage: Addressing Thermal Runaway Challenges:
Adam Batz will lead a panel discussion with experts such as Ihab Farag and David Campbell, focusing on safety challenges and innovations in energy storage.

Grenfell Tower Case Study

14:30 – Case Study Presentation – Grenfell Tower Tragedy:
Steve Apter is expected to reflect on the Grenfell Tower tragedy, underlining the importance of learning from past incidents to shape a safer future.

High-Rise Structure Safeguarding

14:50 – Fire Side Chat: Challenges in Safeguarding High-Rise Structures:
Kevin McKeown will moderate a session with Stewart Adamson and others, discussing the complexities and strategies for protecting high-rise buildings.

Digital Path in Building Safety

15:30 – Untangling the Digital Path to Delivering the Golden Thread of Building Safety Information:
Kevin McKeown will address the emerging digital challenges in conveying crucial building safety information.

EV Fire Safety in Parking Garages

15:50 – Electric Vehicles in New and Existing Parking Garages:
Susan Lamont from Arup will explore the unique fire safety challenges related to electric vehicles in parking structures.

BIM and Fire Safety

16:15 – BIM and Fire Safety:
Alexander Castellanos will discuss the integration of Building Information Modeling in fire safety planning and implementation.

Fire Statistics and Risk Assessment

16:30 – Fire Statistics – The Past, Risk Assessment – The Present, Simulation of Scenarios – The Future:
Dr. Peter Wagner will provide an overview of fire statistics, risk assessment, and the future of scenario simulation.

Closing Remarks

17:00 – Closing Remarks:
The day will conclude with a summation of the key discussions, paving the way for continued dialogue and learning in the subsequent conference sessions.

Preview of the Safety & Health Conference at Intersec 2024

The Safety & Health Conference at Intersec 2024 is set to be a pivotal event, focusing on the latest trends and innovative solutions in workplace safety and well-being.

The conference aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, fostering a community committed to shaping the future of occupational safety and health excellence.

Registration & Networking

11:00 – Registration & Networking:
A chance for attendees to register and network before the conference officially begins.

Opening Remarks

11:50 – Opening Remarks by the Chairperson:
Dee Arp, Chief Operating Officer at NEBOSH, will kick off the conference with opening remarks, setting the tone for the day’s discussions.

Updates on UAE Standard for OHS Governance

12:00 – Presentation: Updates on the UAE Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Governance and Leadership:
Dr. Waddah S Ghanem Al Hashmi, Chairman of the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Committee, will present updates on the UAE’s standards for occupational health and safety governance.

HSE & ESG in Renewables

12:20 – Presentation: The Importance of HSE & ESG Thinking in Renewables:
Dr. Hadi Al Badi, HSE Director at Masdar, will discuss the role of health, safety, and environmental governance in the development and operations of renewable energy.

Leadership in Safety

12:40 – Presentation: Leadership In Safety:
Salman Abdulla, Executive VP of ESG & Sustainability at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), will speak about leadership’s crucial role in safety.

Panel Discussion on ESG

13:10 – Panel Discussion: Putting People in the ‘S’ of ESG:
Moderated by Dr. Waddah S Ghanem Al Hashmi, this panel will explore the impact of leadership in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives.

UAE’s Regulatory Impact

14:10 – Presentation: UAE’s Regulatory Impact on Preventing Serious Incidents & Accidents:
Dr. Hani Hossni, Founder & CEO of ITALCO Aluminium, will delve into the influence of UAE’s regulations on preventing major incidents and accidents in the workplace.

Empowering HSE Practitioners

14:30 – Presentation: Empowering HSE Practitioner: Significance of Research & Thought Leadership Development:
Dr. Ghanim Kashwani, Senior Manager of Applied Research at Higher Colleges of Technology, will highlight the importance of research and thought leadership in the field of health, safety, and environment (HSE).

Leadership Visibility

14:50 – Presentation: Effectiveness of Leadership Visibility especially in the Front Line:
Sultan Al Karrani, Team Leader of HSE at ADNOC, will discuss the effectiveness of leadership visibility, particularly in front-line operations.

Vision Zero Path

15:15 – Panel Discussion: Charting a Vision Zero Path:
Dr. Waddah S Ghanem Al Hashmi will moderate a panel discussion on new models, pragmatic tools, and case studies for national and enterprise success in achieving Vision Zero in workplace safety.

Job Burnout in GCC

15:45 – Job Burnout Among Health, Safety & Environmental Protection Employees in Gulf Cooperation Countries:
Mohammad A. Naggaz, Director of HSSE New Business Development at GCC Lab, will address the issue of job burnout among health, safety, and environmental protection employees in the Gulf Cooperation Countries.

Closing Remarks

16:10 – Closing Remarks:
Dee Arp, Chief Operating Officer at NEBOSH, will conclude the first day of the conference with closing remarks, summarizing the key points and insights shared.

Other show highlights

Collaboration with Government Bodies

The UAE Government’s commitment to these sectors is evident through its collaboration with various government bodies. The Fire & Rescue segment is in partnership with Dubai Civil Defence, emphasizing the UAE’s dedication to fire safety and emergency services. This partnership highlights the integration of advanced fire protection systems, which leverage IoT, data analytics, and automation to enhance response times and optimize resource allocation.

Embracing Forward-Thinking Solutions

The UAE’s approach to fire safety and emergency services is forward-thinking. By hosting significant events and leading substantial infrastructure projects, the nation demonstrates its unwavering commitment to fire safety. The seamless integration of intelligent fire protection systems is a testament to the UAE’s visionary aspirations, harnessing the potential of cutting-edge technologies to transform the fire protection landscape.

The Impact on Global Fire Protection

As we move into 2024, the UAE’s strategic orientation and innovative methods continue to exert a transformative influence on the global fire protection arena. The Fire & Rescue segment at Intersec 2024 not only reflects the UAE’s advancements in this field but also sets a benchmark for international standards in fire safety and emergency response.

IFSJ at Intersec

International Fire and Safety Journal will be on Stand 4.A28 where you can speak to a member of the team and pick up a free copy of the magazine.

Read our exclusive show preview here.

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