Conference Rationale 2012
AmCham T&T’s 16th Annual Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference & Exhibition
HSSE Conference Rationale:
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AmCham T&T) is pleased to announce that its 16th Annual Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) Conference & Exhibition will be held on September 26th & 27th, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad. The theme for this year’s event is “HSSE Excellence – Pathway to Sustainable Development”.
AmCham T&T is a strong advocate of the promotion of HSSE best practice and has played a critical role in the development of both the environmental and occupational safety and health movements in Trinidad & Tobago. The vision of the AmCham T&T HSSE Committees is to foster consciousness and awareness in the areas of Occupational Health & Safety, Security, the Environment and related subject areas throughout the private sector, AmCham T&T membership and the national community. We firmly believe that HSSE best practice makes good business sense and that organizations should be encouraged to implement same; as the benefits accrue not only to the organization but to the wider national community.
As you are aware the simplest definition of sustainable development refers to the ability to meet the needs of the future without jeopardizing the needs of the present. The concept of sustainable development continues to feature globally as a prescription to solve some of the world’s most challenging and pressing issues and is widely featured as an objective in the policy documents of governments worldwide. As illustrated in the event theme, the objective of the Conference and Exhibition is to identify practical applications of HSSE Excellence as a tool to achieving sustainable development. In the context of current global events such as the International Labour Organization’s focus on “Safety and Health in a Green Economy” and the hosting of the “Rio + 20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development”, it is felt that the chosen theme is both timely and appropriate.
AmCham T&T’s HSSE Conference & Exhibition is the chamber’s primary initiative for the promotion of HSSE best practice and new concepts, sharing of information and the provision of a neutral forum for discussion of controversial issues with HSSE implications. Now in its 16th year, we firmly believe that the event continues to be the country’s premier HSSE event. The two day Conference will attract over 200 HSSE professionals from across the private and public sector.
Event features include:
Technical session on:
• Occupational Health
• Occupational Safety
• Process Safety
• Disaster Preparedness
Additional features include Youth Forum, Networking Session and an Exhibition of Booths.