American Chambers teaming up for 1st HSSE conference in Guyana


The American Chamber of Commerce Guyana (AMCHAM) in partnership with its counterpart in Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting the first Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Conference in Guyana on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown.

AMCAM Guyana said the conference aims to bring together some of the leading professionals and experts in the fields of Occupational Health & Safety, Security and Environmental Management. Participants will come from across the Caribbean to share information, elevate national awareness and promote industry standard best practices on HSSE compliance and regulation that will ensure a pathway towards human, economic and environmental security for Guyana.

This year the theme is Preparing For Sustainable DevelopmentAMCHAM Guyana is of the view that sustainable development cannot be achieved in the absence of compliance of HSSE policies in business practice. “A nation that invests greatly on HSSE compliance and standards as a foundation towards sustainable development is sure to significantly reduce the cost of business interruptions, increase employee morale and productivity and improve reputation

Trinidad and Tobago who has hosted the region’s premier HSSE conference for the past twenty-three years which typically brings together the largest gathering of HSSE professionals from both international and regional territories.

The list of speakers and panelist at this year’s inaugural conference include; President of AMCHAM T&T, Ms. Patricia Ghany who will join her counterpart from Guyana, Mr. Zulfikar Ally in delivering the welcome address.

The conference will feature informative talks on Leadership and Contractor Management by NGC President Mark Loquan; Leadership Principles for Achieving Total Safety Culture by Dr. Philip Mshelbila, Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic; Human Error and Calculated Risks by Stephen Harris; Cyber Security Considerations For Migrating IT Systems, by Ben Dadson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a panel discussion on the topic Regulatory Environment- Preparing for Compliance.