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The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) will explore new perspectives on health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) policies transforming business models and governance to create a culture of security in companies operating in the private sector.

All initiatives will be discussed at the Chamber’s 26th Annual HSSE Conference and Expo, Nov. 1-3, at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain.

It will be the first time in two years that attendees will be allowed to attend the conference and exhibition in person, while a virtual audience will be able to view all conference sessions via the event’s online platform.

AMCHAM Managing Director Nirad Tewarie said: “What we are asking is that leaders and professionals reinvent how we can use HSSE policies for an ever-changing world to stay ahead of the curve and, as much as possible, future-proof. our systems and operations from issues that may impact our lives and businesses.

“What we hope to gain from this year’s conference is a better understanding of how we can further integrate HSSE into our lives to keep our employees safe while protecting the natural environment. Therefore, we need to challenge our thinking about how we can embrace new concepts and tools to improve and advance the way we approach health and safety in our businesses and in society at large,” added Tewaria.

This year, the conference will feature influential leaders such as Ronald Adams, CEO of Atlantic LNG; David Campbell, President of bpTT; Dominic Rampersad, President of PPGPL; and Eugene Okpere, vice president and national president of Shell Trinidad; as well as other industry leaders who will address these and many other important topics.

AMCHAM said some of the new topics and perspectives presented at the conference will at first seem outside the traditional approach to HSSE, but the aim is to increase leadership around these issues and improve the safety culture that may already exist. in some organizations.

Topics such as neuroscience, psychological safety, ESG diversity, equity and inclusion (EID) will also be discussed from a health and safety perspective at the conference. The DEI session is led by Google’s Global Head of Women of Color Inclusion, Stephanie Le Blanc-Godfrey.

While cybersecurity has been featured at the HSSE conference in previous years, this is the first time that cybersecurity as a topic will be featured as a standalone session that is independent from the conference’s traditional HSSE sessions.

“This decision was made due to the increase in both global and local cyberattacks in the recent past. Even though our world leans more towards technology, we cannot ignore the threat that exists from the nefarious activities of hackers and other cyber criminals. A digital world requires us to protect our data and keep our employees safe to avoid disrupting our lives and businesses. AMCHAM T&T sees this as an opportunity to bring together influential cybersecurity experts who can provide solutions to significantly reduce and hopefully eliminate the cyber risks that many businesses face today,” Tewarie said.