Under the Patronage of H.E. Bakheet S. Al-Rashidi, Minister of Oil & Minister of Electricity & Water, Chairman of the Board, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, State of Kuwait


KPC Deputy Chairman & CEO


Dear Industry Collegues


I would like to take this opportunity with special honour and privilege to welcome all distinguished industry members and colleagues to participate in the Global HSE 2018, the 6th Edition of this International Conference and Exhibition for the HSE Fraternity in the Middle East and Asia Pacific domain.


In today’s world, businesses need to develop and adopt a proactive HSE culture that focuses on prevention of incidents rather than a reactive culture based on managing costs and implications after the incident. Ensuring uncompromising compliance with world class safety standards and pursuing the adoption of global best practices is important for organizations to change the focus of their safety strategies from the traditional ‘control of conditions and causes of accidents’ to integrating risk management practices as part of daily activities. It is important to understand that a proactive HSE culture is never achieved through quick-fix solutions. It evolves over a period of time through incremental changes based on a range of dynamic and progressive processes.


Global HSE is an industry driven event primarily organised and supported by the industry. Since its inception in 2013, Global HSE has diversified and expanded to different major industries and thereby sustained the objective of disseminating HSE Standards, sharing best practices to the community along with enabling the exchange of thoughts on understanding the dynamic and progressive processes for the development of such a strong HSE culture across all major industries.


This prestigious event provides an excellent platform for companies to maximise their exposure to international HSE communities through exhibiting and presenting. Alongside the technical sessions, conference delegates will be able to look at and discuss with potential suppliers and consultants for their own projects making this an ideal opportunity to showcase innovative technologies, products and solutions to an audience of buyers and influencers.


The sixth Edition of Global HSE seeks to capitalize on the momentum generated by the previous editions that were extremely well received and supported by international associations & organisations.


KPC is proud to be amongst those organisations that value health, safety & the environment which is directly driven by the senior management throughout our journey. The leadership team across organisations must be the key to leading this paradigm shift in transforming HSE culture, to make business processes state of the art, safe and sustainable for the future.


With regards to the above context I once again, on behalf of KPC & Global HSE 2018 would like to take this opportunity with great privilege to invite all distinguished members of the industry to actively participate at the largest gathering of HSE leaders, practitioners and experts from across the globe in the region.


I look forward to seeing you all at Global HSE 2018 which will be held in the State of Kuwait from February 12-14, 2018.


Nizar M. Al Adsani

Deputy Chairman & CEO

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation