March 2025


Redefining Workplace Safety


08:00 - 08:50


08:55 – 09:00


09:00 - 09:30

Be Human – Be safe - a human performance journey – year 3

  • Key messages of Be Human – Be Safe
  • Why learning is vital for improvement
  • The key safety leadership elements for human performance
  • Embedding the daily habits
  • Examples from the frontline

Marieke Bleyenbergh, Global Director Health, Safety, Environment & Security, AkzoNobel

09:30 - 10:00

Mars safety culture - Moving from High Frequency Low Severity focus to High Severity Low Frequency

  • HSE strategy
  • Why we had to evolve to SIF/PSIF
  • How are we engaging associates and leaders, education and training
  • SIF/PSIF supporting safety culture embedment and HSE performance

Christophe Tellier, Vice President HSE Global Supply Petcare & Food, Mars

10:00 - 10:30

Implementing Human Factor in our HESQ processes

  • Yara’s Safe by Choice journey
  • Human and Organizational performance
  • Improving processes by implementing Human Factor elements
  • The way forward

Nancy De Prest, Corporate HSQ Director, Yara

10:35 - 11:25


11:30 - 12:00

Health and Safety Compliance: A Foundation for Corporate Sustainability Reporting

  • H&S compliance, ever changing with new issues to consider, eg Mental Health & Heat Stress
  • Wellbeing is a now key component of risk-based H&S management systems
  • H&S objectives and CSRD materiality assessments
  • Managing H&S in your supply and value chains

Mary Foley, Expert Services Strategy Director, Enhesa

12:00 - 12:30

When AI eats culture for breakfast: what we can learn from the application of AI to drive safety excellence in Tate and Lyle

Understand how Tate and Lyle is partnering with Benchmark Gensuite to:

  • Integrate AI into their Safety Excellence programme
  • Utilising AI to better understand leading indicators and culture scores
  • Leverage AI to adjust programmes in real-time to achieve safety excellence

JJ van der Biij, Senior Vice President – Environmental, Safety, Health and Quality, Tate and Lyle (in partnership with Benchmark Gensuite)

12:30 - 13:00

AI’s Transformative Role: Bridging the Gap Between Safety Work and Safety of Work

  • What is intenseye?
  • How it works
  • Intenseye’s founding idea, definition of the mission for aiming to bridge the gap btw wap and wad
  • Why deploy intenseye and why AI is crucial in bridging the gap
  • Fix and report: Intenseye Impact
  • Leveraging AI

Sean Snyder, Head of Partnerships and Alliances, Intenseye

13:05 - 13:55


14:00 - 14:30

Cultivating Safety Leadership: Nurturing a Garden of Personal Growth and Relationship Building

In this engaging presentation Petra will guide the audience through

  • The transformative journey of safety leadership
  • Making safety personal, cultivating an organic approach, allowing growth to happen naturally
  • Emphasizing the importance of building strong relationships within the safety framework

Petra van Dieren, Health and Safety Leadership and Capability Manager, Heineken

14:30 – 15:00

“Feeling in control’ vs ‘Touching Wood – which are you?” – how to systematically and predictably take your H & S performance to new heights

  • Consistency beats Intensity
  • A few things executed brilliantly – starting with your metrics
  • The Zero Loss mindset approach to risk management
  • Building ownership for performance improvement into the everyday life of every employee
  • Milliken’s H & S Excellence support approach for you and your team

Chris Poole, Director for Client Development EMEA, Performance Solutions by Milliken

15:00 – 15:30

High Risk Management as a Platform for Cultural Transformation

  • Focus on what is important- LIFE Program and GHAP tool
  • Giving sense to safety & Making Safety Personal
  • Developing the Right tool at the right time
  • Safe@Work-Safe@Home program

Yannick Loberger, EHS & Engineering Director Europe & sub Saharan Africa Zones, L’Oreal

15:35 - 16:25


16:30 - 17:00

Cultegy, Where Behaviour Is Key: What we learned from supporting 35,000+ companies in their safety mission

  • What is Cultegy?
  • Meaning of risk management
  • New challenges
  • Behavior is key

Dirk Van de Walle, Director Business Knowledge Health & Safety, Securex (Tenforce)

17:00 – 17:30

Safety as a Service, from pulling data to pushing information

  • SaaS in proximity detecCon soluCons
  • Amesphere, a digital services ecosystem
  • Pushing Info instead of pulling data
  • The power of involvement in industrial safety soluCon

Francesco Sammartini, Sales Director, Advanced Microwave Engineering

17:30 - 18:00

Digital Transformation in EHS

  • Computer vision to create concerns and trigger real time alerts for people in factories and project sites. Challenges and benefits implementing immersive technology such as Computer Vision
  • Simplify navigating different platforms and standardize input using QR Code

Ron Wissenburg, Sr. Director Program management EHS DT, GE Gas Power

18:00 - 18:30

Application of CYNEFIN for Safety

  • Introduction to the CYNEFIN sensemaking framework
  • The evolution of safety thinking
  • Example of application of CYNEFIN evaluating problems and solutions
  • The relationship of Cause and Effect and the challenge for the Health & Safety Profession

Remy Wierenga, Group Director Safety, Refresco

18:30 - 19:30



08:55 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Continuous improvements through targeted H&S programmes

Examples of how we use global H&S programmes to mitigate identified cross-functional risks
  • HS Strategy, the four pillars
  • Our journey to improve ergonomics through targeted ergo programmes
  • How management can drive improvements on mental well-being at team level
  • Changing safety focus from LTI to pSIF

Morten Guld, Head of Safety, Novo Nordisk Health & Safety, Novo Nordisk

09:30 – 10:00

The power of many is greater than the sum of its parts

  • Benefit of a diverse Safety Community in a fast-growing multi-national company
  • Safety Walks and Observations – be visible and act
  • Knowledge & Experience sharing – a strong safety multiplier
  • How technologies accelerate our Safety Improvements

Gunnar Henschel, VP Global SHE, All4Labels Group GmbH

10:00 - 10:30

The challenge of harmonizing safety standards in global companies

  • Principal differences in Machinery Safety approach from parts of the world: USA, Europe, Latin America & Brazil
  • The challenges that Global companies face purposely to create one unique document for machine safety standards that could be applied in different continents
  • General aspects and issues of applying machine safety requirements in equipment that already exists and has some years of usage
  • Tool & Strategies that help us to harmonize it

Tobias Keller , Sales & Business Development Coordinator, K.A Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG

10:35 - 11:25


11:30 – 12:00

A Better Way of Working: Frontline Worker Empowerment Driven By The Improvement Engine

  • Beyond Continuous Improvement: Anatomy of an Improvement Engine
  • Power to the People: Engaging the Frontline Workforce
  • The Engine in Action: Case Study (MOWI)
  • People, Processes, Things: Connecting it all with Technology

Hannah Yorke, QHSE Digital Innovation Specialist, SafetyCulture

12:00 – 12:30

Wearing it Well: Embracing Wearable Technology to Enhance Safety, Real-Time Learning & the Voice of the Frontline Worker

Everything was new once. Today, it’s IoT, AI, and smart factories. But how do you balance the need for change and the demand it brings? Lean in and embrace it!

  • Setting the Stage
  • Technology Use Case: Safety – Exposing the Hidden Risks
  • Technology Use Case: Real-Time – Data-Driven Insights
  • Technology Use Case: Safety Culture – Effective Communication
  • Resistance: The Elephant in the Room

Aaron Johnson, Managing Director of International Business Development, MākuSafe Workplace Wearables

12:30 – 13:00

Preventing serious injuries and fatalities: the 2 key reasons why your SIF strategy is ineffective

  • Discover which 2 organizational elements prevent your SIF strategies to fail
  • Understand how decisions play a key role in this
  • Learn about 4 ways to improve on the 2 key reasons

Filip Coumans, Managing Director, EMEA, Krause Bell Group

13:05 - 13:55


14:00 – 14:30

“How to bring a Health and Safety Transformation into a New Acquisition”- Philippines Lighthouse

  • Our Way – Company Culture
  • Leadership Engagement and Ownership
  • Lighthouse approach – smart and agile

Alicia Olo Martinez, Corporate Director H&S, JTI SA

14:30 - 15:00

Establishing strong process safety behaviours at the shop floor

  • Understanding the root causes of process safety incidents
  • Select and define the fundamentals
  • How to deploy the program
  • The challenges to overcome
  • Important steps to embed the behaviours

Marieke Bleyenbergh, Global Director Health, Safety, Environment & Security, AkzoNobel

15:05 – 15:10