30 September 2018
Symphony Style Kuwait, Kuwait

Forum Day: Sunday, 30 September 2018

8:00 am - 8:55 am Registration, refreshments and networking

8:55 am - 9:00 am Kuwait national anthem

9:00 am - 9:05 am Welcome address by the Chairman

Robert Davies - Head of Fire & Life Safety WSP Middle East
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Robert Davies

Head of Fire & Life Safety
WSP Middle East

BUILDING A SAFER FUTURE: STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE ON THE KUWAIT FIRE SAFETY AND LIFE PROTECTION CODES

Lieutenant Major Genera Khaled AlMekrad

General Director
Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate (KFSD)

Major General Khaled AbdAllAh Fahad

Undersecretary
Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate (KFSD)


Lieutenant Colonel Waleed K. AlAsfour

Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate
(KFSD)

Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed A. AlFailakawy

Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate
(KFSD)

9:50 am - 10:15 am Master of disasters leading during difficult times

Nasser Al-Buhairi - Team Leader Fire, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait
  • Leading Industrial Fire Brigades during major industrial disasters
  • Incident command decision making process
  • Lessons learned from Kuwait Oil Sector 
  • Kuwait industrial firefighting capabilities and the way forward
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Nasser Al-Buhairi

Team Leader Fire
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

10:15 am - 10:40 am How the use of innovative pipe joining methods can improve public safety

Adam Hicks - Regional Manager, Fire Protection, GCC Region, Victaulic
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Adam Hicks

Regional Manager, Fire Protection, GCC Region
Victaulic

10:40 am - 11:05 am Building resilience in Airports – Good Practices

Pieter Smit - Chief Fire Officer, Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah

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Pieter Smit

Chief Fire Officer
Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah

  • Improving technical quality and design to protect and minimise potential incidents
  • Tackling the core challenges from lack of educated professionals to low quality products in the market
  • Lessons learned from fire incidents in the past 10 years

Panellists:
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Robert Davies

Head of Fire & Life Safety
WSP Middle East

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Nasser Al-Buhairi

Team Leader Fire
Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

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Pieter Smit

Chief Fire Officer
Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah

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Adam Hicks

Regional Manager, Fire Protection, GCC Region
Victaulic

11:35 am - 12:10 pm VIP exhibition tour and networking break

12:10 pm - 12:35 pm Case study of a chemical incident in Kuwait

Major Abulhasan F. Abulhasan - Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate, (KFSD)

Major Abulhasan F. Abulhasan

Kuwait Fire Safety Directorate
(KFSD)

12:35 pm - 1:00 pm Emergency management system for industrial facilities

Ahmed Zahran - Fire Fighting Advisor, Petro Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • Testing your emergency response system to ensure continuous improvement
  • Credible incident scenarios and emergency response process
  • Human capital development to maximise your protection regime
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Ahmed Zahran

Fire Fighting Advisor
Petro Rabigh, Saudi Arabia

1:00 pm - 1:25 pm The role of NGOs in public safety awareness

Wijdan Ali Al-Oqab - Director of Planning and Preparedness, GCC Emergency Management Centre

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Wijdan Ali Al-Oqab

Director of Planning and Preparedness
GCC Emergency Management Centre

1:25 pm - 1:50 pm Façade fire safety problem: Failure mechanisms and risks in fire

Shamim Rashid-Sumar - President, Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • Identifying the façade challenges of combustibility, fire spread, fire leap and learning efficient mitigating strategies
  • Recognising the importance of fire performance and the testing of cladding materials in order to ensure the safety of the building and occupants
  • Uncovering perimeter barriers and fire stops for curtain walling
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Shamim Rashid-Sumar

President
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

  • Uncovering the challenges of inspection, testing and maintenance and recognising how this can affect fire risk
  • Ensuring compliance with fire codes through efficient testing, inspection and maintenance methods
  • Best practices and innovative technologies in testing, inspection and maintenance in order to improve the safety of the building

Panellists:
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Robert Davies

Head of Fire & Life Safety
WSP Middle East

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Peter Van Gorp

Director of Fire and Life Safety
AESG, UAE

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Susan Lamont

Associate Director
ARUP

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Wijdan Ali Al-Oqab

Director of Planning and Preparedness
GCC Emergency Management Centre

2:20 pm - 2:25 pm Closing remarks by Chairman and end of summit

2:25 pm - 3:25 pm Networking lunch