Taking place from 17-19 June 2019 at the magnificent Hyatt Regency La Jolla in San Diego, California,  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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Attendees Include

The upcoming summit will welcome executives from some of the world's biggest and most recognisable firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - as they look to address their project challenges.
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Bruce Klafter
VP Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibiltiy
Flex
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John Dony
Director Campbell Institute
National Safety Council
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Britt Howard
Group Director HSE, Quality & Risk
Worley
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Kevin Selby
Director EHS & Compliance
Sempra Energy
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Timothy Chetwynd
Director QHSE On/Offshore
TechnipFMC
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Laura Tankenson
VP HSE
Paramount Pictures
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Perry Logan
Director Safety & Health
3M Company
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Hannah Sesay
VP & Head of Health and Safety
Ferguson PLC
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Jennifer Parzakonis
Associate Director Global Environment, Health and Safety
Takeda
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Daryl Guercio
Director HSE
BrandSafway
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Jeff Charboneau
HSE Director
Fluor Corporation
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Stanley Evans
HSE Director
Turner Construction Company

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 - 14 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Monday June 17, 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
3:25pm - 3:35pm

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

Opening Panel
3:35pm - 4:25pm

Our roundtable moderators kick off the event with a discussion surrounding the challenges facing the HSE executive

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
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Alex Milley
VP HSSE - TraPac
Roundtable
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 3: Risk planning: predict and prevent injury at the source
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Carol Palmiotto
Global Environmental, Health & Safety Director - DuPont
Solution provider briefing
6:00pm - 6:30pm

Details To Follow

Cocktail Reception & Gala Keynote Address: Innovation at Amazon what it means for safety
7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Carletta Ooton
Vice President Health and Safety Sustainability Security & Compliance - Amazon

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.

Tuesday June 18, 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 - 8:35am

A sharp on point discussion surrounding HSE to kick off your day

Workshop
8:40am - 9:20am
Session 1: Implementing an agile Environmental Management System in the cloud: The rise of Earlybird.
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Mariano Mandler
Senior Director Environmental Services - Pacific Gas and Electric
Workshop
9:25am - 10:05am
Session 2: The Safety Platform- How the Democratization of Safety Changes Everything
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Gary Rosenblum
MS, ARM Associate Vice President Risk Management - California State University, Sacramento
Workshop
10:10am - 10:50am
Session 3: Achieving a Top-Down Safety Culture
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Britt Howard
Group Director HSE, Quality & Risk - Worley
Coffee and Networking
10:50am - 11:05am

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

Workshop
11:05am - 11:45am
Session 4: Using A Safety Culture Maturity Model to Gauge and Enhance Site Performance
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Bruce Klafter
VP Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibiltiy - Flex
Workshop
11:50am - 12:30pm
Session 5: Human Performance and decision making
Workshop
12:35pm - 1:15pm
Session 6: Playing it safe from top to bottom
Lunch & networking
1:20pm - 2:15pm

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

Roundtable
2:20pm - 3:20pm
Track 1: Best practices in adopting and utilizing EH&S digital technologies
Roundtable
2:20pm - 3:20pm
Track 2: Safety culture mindset: the tools for high performance
Roundtable
2:20pm - 3:20pm
Track 3: Risk planning: predict and prevent injury at the source
Workshop
3:25pm - 4:05pm
Session 7: The future of EH&S: Where will the job take you?
Workshop
4:10pm - 4:50pm
Session 8: Leading Indicators, Metrics and Analytics
Coffee & networking
4:55pm - 5:35pm

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

Attendee downtime
5:40pm - 7:00pm

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

Cocktail Reception
7:00pm - 7:30pm

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

Dinner and Charity Auction
7:30pm - 10:00pm

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

Wednesday June 19, 2019
Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am

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

Workshop
8:05 am - 8:45 am
Session 10: Occupational health and safety management systems
Workshop
8:50 am - 9:30 am
Session 11: How to masterclass – Executive panel
Workshop
9:35 am - 10:15 am
Session 12: The future of EH&S tech is already here
Roundtable
10:20 am - 11:00 am
Track 1: Best practices in adopting and utilizing EH&S digital technologies
Roundtable
10:20 am - 11:00 am
Track 2: Safety culture mindset: the tools for high performance
Roundtable
10:20 am - 11:00 am
Track 3: Risk planning: predict and prevent injury at the source
Workshop
11:05 am - 11:45 am
Meetings & networking
Workshop
11:50 am - 12:30 pm
Session 14: Wearable Tech
Workshop
12:35 pm - 1:15 pm
Session 15: Closing Panel and Key Takeaways
Lunch & farewells
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

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

Summit Location

Hyatt Regency La Jolla, San Diego, 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.

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