7-8 November, 2018


Berlin, Germany



Speaker Panel

40+ Professional Speakers

TESTIMONIALS / from 2017 EHS Congress delegates

”Thanks for very interesting and good conference days. Very well organised by your team and for me most of the topics very actual. For me it was one of the most relevant and best conferences in the EHS area I have participated.”

Liane Haeffler, Global EHS System Manager; Regional EHS Manager EMEA at Mölnlycke Health Care

”Thank You for a very good congress, with a lot of good speeches, networking, a good planning and locations.”

Jenny Franzen, HSE Manager at NKT HV Cables

”The congress was most enlightening and thought provoking. ”

Torsten Hälbich, SHE Manager at Mondi

”thank you very much for all presentations, it will be usefull.
I'm very satisfied with the congress, the organization of the event was perfect! ”

Magdalena Poroszewska, Country Safety Coordinator at Bunge

”Many thanks for indeed amazing organization of the congress. Would love to go again definitely.
Count me in for next year. Will try to stay in touch via LinkedIn if i may.”

Pavel Michalek, Regional HSEEQ Eastern Europe & OEM at Knauf Insulation

”Event organized very well (great chairman!) and many of the speakers were great.
All topics were interesting...
Perfect location (both hotel and country), easy and cheap for travel. Very good services at the hotel.
Excellent with 30 minutes long presentations!”

Liliana Colata, Sustainability Manager IKEA Industry

”Inspiring, dynamic, energizing!
Certainly the dose of passion and content will keep me moving forward!”

Joanna Pierzchala, International Health, Safety, Environment Manager at Twinings

ABOUT / The 2018 EHS International Congress

The 2018 EHS International Congress is the brand new platform to network with your peers, meet the movers and shakers of the industry and achieve success in your initiatives. By attending the EHS Congress, you’ll discover easy networking opportunities, gain a wealth of knowledge and solve challenges through best practice sharing.

The EHS experts from the world’s largest companies will attend the event to find new partners and to discuss current projects through which they can improve their decision making and leverage the new processes for successful initiatives. Come along to the can’t miss EHS event of 2018.

2017 Congress Speakers / hear from Europe's EHS Champions

Peter Walsh

Director, Business Development, Europe at Gensuite

Sebastian Bartels

Vice President at DEKRA Organisational Reliability

Emilio Balcazar

Product Development Manager at LISAM SYSTEMS

R Mukund

CEO at Gensuite

Bruno Schmaeling

Founder and CEO at Institute Bruno Schmaeling Consulting Group

Horst Rakel

EHS Director at Pentair

Dil Sidhu

Chief External Officer Alliance Manchester Business School

Tony Gower-Jones

Board Member at Stichting Tripod Foundation

Mary Lawrence

Partner at Osborne Clarke

Katie Vickery

Partner at Osborne Clarke

Tony Brock

Head of Safety and Operational Risk at BP Exploration

Benoit Levrier

EMEA HSE at Safran Group

John Green

HSEQ Director at Laing O’Rourke

Johan Geerinck

Global Vice President Environment, Health & Safety at Johnson & Johnson

Hansjörg Hagels

Head of Occupational Safety at Boehringer Ingelheim

Hans-Horst Konkolewsky

Secretary General at International Social Security Association (ISSA)

Alexander Haidekker

Country Health, Safety, Environment Officer Austria at Novartis

Francois Germain

Vice President Health & Safety at Total

Gary Booton

Global HSE Leader at ABB

Dirk Schreiber

Head of Global HSE at Adwen Offshore

Paul Leonard

Vice President, Health, Safety and Environment with ARKEMA

Andrew Sharman


2017 Conference Program / quick preview

Welcome Coffe and Registration

Registration commences at 8:00 with all delegates receiving their respective delegate bags. Take this early morning opportunity to familiarize yourself with the venue surroundings, most importantly the coffee machine and pastries!
Andrew Sharman

Welcome Address by the Chair

The Chairman will be welcoming all attendees to the 2017 International EHS Congress by a short opening speech, introducing the guidelines to the event, specific venue HSE information and of course the upcoming speakers.

Speed Networking Featurette

The meet and greet speed networking feature is to break the ice between the delegates, to get acquainted with the people sitting around you and to make your first new contacts. We will give a special sound every time you need to re-start your networking, the person able to remember the most details about his or her new contacts wins a secret prize.
Dame Judith Hackitt

Safety Leadership Keynote Address

John Green

Challenge, change and stay curious

The traditional safety paradigm has focused on behaviours of individuals and the use of bureaucratic accountability and constraints to prevent negative outcomes. But despite unprecedented investments in safety, organisations still experience significant incident levels. Furthermore, while this approach has led to significant improvements it has also produced several problematic side effects: disengagement and disempowerment of people, increasing bureaucracy, loss of innovation and productivity. Safety differently suggests a paradigm shift in how organisations understand and manage safety. This new paradigm requires new or refocused safety practices as well as new roles for safety professionals and business leaders.
Dil Sidhu MBA, MSc, MA, CMCT

90 Minute EHS Influencing and Persuasion Workshop

Workshop leader Dil Sidhu of Manchester Business School, just one of 21 people worldwide trained and certified by Professor Robert Cialdini to deliver his ground breaking materials on the ‘Influence: Science and Practice’ the million selling book still appearing in the top 10 of the New York Times bestseller list, will be sharing the ins and outs of influencing not just your EHS team(s) and colleagues but all the way down to the shop floor: the workers truly in harm’s way every single day. Going through each of the 6 Principles of Influence and Persuasion, Dil will talk about how

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

Bruno Schmaeling

Behavioral Safety

Francois Germain

Managing safety with third parties

  • How to establish safety expectations with suppliers
  • Engaging suppliers for the extra mile of safety
  • Control or engage
  • What to measure

Gala Dinner

On the first day at night, all attendees are cordially invited to a Gala dinner hosted by the organizers. Here, companies can talk to potential clients on one hand, while delegates on the other hand can further follow up conversations with their fellow attendees in an informal atmosphere with house wines and delicious courses. During the evening participants usually gets new contacts for long-term collaboration.

Morning Coffee

Andrew Sharman

Opening Remarks From Chairman

Catriona Schmolke

When a one size safety culture does not fit the culture

Human nature is to look to design a solution to solve a problem, how ironic that human nature is often the source of the problem. When an organization decides on its safety culture then implements all the tricks and tools of the trade to attain that culture are we setting out for success or failure? As we look to the future and how business will be conducted in the age of digitization and the internet of things, are we convinced that a one size safety culture will protect us from harm?
Gary Booton

Leading HSE in the 21st Century

The world of work is changing. We are entering the IVth Industrial Revolution. A digitized world of interconnected devices with the potential to deliver previously unimagined levels of productivity. What does this mean for the HSE leader? How will enterprise leaders respond? What does this mean for the workforce? This session will explore the features of this changing world, including: • Wellbeing • Digitisation – opportunities & challenges • How will the C21 HSE Function need to change to support the business into this new era.
Dirk Schreiber

How to comply with HSE requirements for the Offshore Wind Industry

Offshore Wind is building up a new industry across Europe, growing fast, with main focus on countries such as the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark. The industry is highly committed to safety due to the higher risk profile. The speaker will focus on: • Definition of Health, Safety and Environmental requirements for this young industry, evaluation of legal requirements and aspects • Learning from other industries, sharing of good practices, transfer of knowledge • Evaluation of special risks specific to working offshore • Development of new job profiles for Health and Safety specific to this industry • Implementation of harmonized requirements for dedicated Offshore trainings and PPE to be fit to go offshore • Measures in place to ensure emergency preparedness and coordination
Hasse A. Andreasen

Offshore Wind HSE from Siemens’ perspective

Horst Rakel

Pentair Safety Culture from the ground up

Afternoon Coffee and Networking

For more agenda items please download the official conference program.

2017 EVENT SPONSORS / state-of-the-art EHS solutions presented

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2017 Expected participating companies / meet and greet

health and safety companies attending

and many more…

“Saying accidents are caused by human error is as useful as attributing falls from scaffolds to the force of gravity. Both statements are true but neither assists us in preventing accidents.”

Trevor Kletz

Participating Formats / different experiences

Exhibition Stand

Our focused exhibition area has a limited number of (7) exhibition stands; as a result each segment of service/software providers will be represented by only a handful of booths. This helps each exhibitor to communicate more clearly their unique selling points as well as to stand out among the others and establish new connection in the industry. The exhibition stands by default come with power outlet, high-speed Wi-Fi connection, bottled water and of course table covered with cloth with the two chairs behind.

Delegate packages

The 2017 EHS International Congress is an invitation only closed-door environment event with a limited number of seats in cabaret style. The delegate registration packs provide each registrant with the opportunity to listen to the crème de la crème of Europe’s EHS leaders’ presentation, receive the presentation files after the event, network with the movers and shakers of the industry and by establishing the right connection advance projects and achieve successes. By taking part in these discussions you gain knowledge and best practice cases that otherwise would be unobtainable outside the event grounds.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To get the absolute maximum from the Congress, a select few companies have the opportunity to join as official partners of the event. The organizing team creates the most beneficial atmosphere for negotiations with potential clients, handle pre- and post-marketing activities, allocate speaking sessions according to sponsors’ need and lots more. The companies not only invest in the status of partnering with the EHS Congress, they also collaborate in future projects and activities that help them secure even more leads or strengthen relationship with those acquired at the event.

Gala Dinner

On the first day at night, all attendees are cordially invited to a Gala dinner hosted by the organizers. Here, companies can talk to potential clients on one hand, while delegates on the other hand can further follow up conversations with their fellow attendees in an informal atmosphere with house wines and delicious courses. During the evening participants usually gets new contacts for long-term collaboration.

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