Taking place from 10-12 April 2019 at the magnificent Renaissance in Newport Beach, Florida, the US edition of our HSE Insight Summit will bring together senior health and safety decision-makers and business leaders from across North America to discuss industry challenges, opportunities and current best practice.

The summit will focus on key topics such as: how to build a safety culture using management software tools, leadership and training; improving process safety; and revisiting risk management for a rapidly changing environment.

From case studies that lift the lid on operations inside best-in-class organizations, to workshops and collaborative sessions that focus on real challenges and future technology innovations, to one-to-one meetings with industry peers offering practical advice tailored to your specific needs, the summit provides you with everything you need to implement your key projects more effectively.

Our Approach

Every GDS Summit has one stated aim: to help attending executives implement their key projects more effectively. We do this by developing an in-depth understanding of those executives' project needs, the business outcomes they want to achieve, and the challenges they face in terms of hitting those goals.

Who Attends

Our summits are designed for executives looking to take their business to the next level – from market-leading brands to disruptive new entrants. As such, we’ve worked with some of the world’s best-loved and most forward-thinking businesses.
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Past Attendees

At previous events we've helped executives from some the world's most significant firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - to address their project challenges.
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John Perkins
Global VP EHS
Johnson Controls
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Laurie Shelby
VP EHS
Tesla
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Andrew Martinez
VP Safety, Security & Business Resiliency
Southern California Edison (SCE)
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Ed Hribar
VP EHS
Avery Denninson
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Curt Layman
Director Corporate EHS
Seagate Technology
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Dennis McGavis
VP SHE
Sunbelt Rentals
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Douglas Fleming
Director EHS
Bio-Rad Laboratories
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Jim Smoltz
Global Construction Safety Director
Google
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Randy Patinka
Director HSE
CBRE Group
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Kristin Morico
EHS Management Strategic Executive Director
Aecom
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Chris Jones
Regional Safety Manager
cACCO Engineered Systems
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Bradshaw Jordan
Corporate Safety, Health and Security Manager
Altec

6 Challenges in Health, Safety & Environment

Our summit is focused on solving your strategic challenges
  • To create a happier, healthier, safer working culture. And demonstrate effectiveness every step of the way.
  • To better use data and predictive analytics to iterate and drive a program of continuous improvement.
  • To understand the latest thinking in HSE management, compliance, and communication.
  • To create a lasting safety culture through scalable, meaningful and formalized programs (on every budget).
  • To bridge the gap between your multigenerational workforce.
  • To secure executive engagement and accountability for all aspects of a lasting safety culture.
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Summit Schedule

3 Days - 3 Summit Themes - 15 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Wednesday April 10, 2019
Summit registration
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Grab your name badge, say hello, activate the onsite app and prepare to leave the office behind for two-and-a-half days of networking, learning and intelligence gathering.

Welcome address
3:30pm - 3:45pm

What? When? How? Where? Join our Master of Ceremonies for a brief welcome and orientation session, where we’ll explain your itinerary for the next few days

Welcome Briefing
3:45pm - 4:25pm

A run through of how the summit will work, addressing key themes and anncouncements surrounding the program delivered by MoC. Solution provider briefing to follow

Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 1: Best practices in adopting and utilizing EH&S Digital Technologies
Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 2: Safety Culture Mindset: The tools for high performance
Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 3: Risk Planning: Predict and prevent injury at the source
Solution provider briefing
4:30pm - 4:40pm

Details To Follow

Cocktail reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Time to kick off your heels, loosen those ties and get to know your fellow summit attendees. Relax, drinks are on us.

Gala dinner & keynote
7:00pm - 10:00pm

From independent thinkers to technology pioneers to execs from some of the world’s most progressive brands, our keynote speakers are handpicked to provide you with the insight you need to inspire your next business decision.

Thursday April 11, 2019
Breakfast
7:00am - 8:00am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

Breakfast Keynote Address
8:05am - 8:30am

Lorenzo Gallo is the CEO of Nextwave Safety Solutions Inc. He is known as a safety and risk manangement expert who has drafted safety regulations for the City of Philadelphia, fracking industry, fire and building codes for the city of New York as well as the first active shooter training curriculum. He oversees site safety managers and coordinators who help promote job safety.

Collaborate
8:35am - 9:30am

6 Collaborate topics: Safety culture. human & operational performance. digital transformation in EH&S: VR, AI, IOT, telematics, developing and effective employee wellness program, serious injury & fatality prevention, optimized training: engagement and implementation.

Workshop
9:35am - 10:15am
Session 1: Growing pains: How to reach safety culture maturity
Workshop
10:20am - 11:00am
Session 2: Prevention, Protection, and Performance: Taking Hand Protection Deeper
Coffee & networking
11:00am - 11:20am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Workshop
11:20am - 12:00pm
Session 3: Increasing employee engagement & empowerment utlizing a recurrent risk assessment approach
Workshop
12:05pm - 12:45pm
Session 4: Importance of effective sustainable health and safety culture in the workplace
Workshop
12:50pm - 1:30pm
Session 5: Complying with OSHA regulations in an industrial setting
Lunch & networking
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch, and prepare to meet the afternoon head-on.

Workshop
2:30pm - 3:10pm
Session 6: Disaster Response Preparedenss
Workshop
3:15pm - 3:55pm
Session 7: Improving workplace safety: a new approach delivering real change
Coffee & networking
3:55pm - 4:05pm

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Workshop
4:05pm - 4:45pm
Session 8: Playing it safe from top to bottom
Workshop
4:50pm - 5:30pm
Session 9: The future of EH&S: Where will the job take you?
Attendee downtime
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Time for a well-deserved break in your busy schedules.

Dinner & experience
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Time for some fun; you’ve earned it. Join us for our second night’s dinner and entertainment. Details to follow.

Friday April 12, 2019
Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:30 am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

Workshop
8:30 am - 9:10 am
Session 10: Leading Indicators,metrics and Analytics
Workshop
9:15 am - 9:55 am
Session 11:Vendor Workshop
Workshop
10:00 am - 10:40 am
Session 12: Delivering on Safety: A case study
Coffee & networking
10:40 am - 10:50 am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

Workshop
10:50 am - 11:30 am
Session 13: Occupational health and safety management systems
Workshop
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Session 14: The future of EH&S tech is already here
Workshop
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
Session 15: Closing panel & wrap up
Lunch & farewells
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch for your journey home.

Summit Location

Newport Beach Hotel, California

Our events take place at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Five-star accommodation, dining and amenities make attending one of our summits both business and pleasure. Being productive has never been so much fun.

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Senior executives love our summits because of the unparalleled opportunity to meet people with ideas on how to move their key projects forward. But don’t just take our word for it…

To discuss how GDS Summits can help you solve your project challenges contact us on: 0117 921 4000 or email sayhello@gdsgroup.com.