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Lloyd's Register Foundation presents

Safer World Conference 2022

Join our two-day hybrid conference exploring how we can ensure a safer world for years to come.

safer world conference 2022

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Day 1 - 10th May 2022


8:45 - Registration, morning coffee and networking

9:30 - Welcome and Opening Ceremony

A welcome to all attendees – both in-person and online. A brief overview of what can be expected at the Safer World Conference and a celebration of 10 years of making the world a safer place.

10:00 - Learning from the Crisis: Safety in a post-Covid World

Keynote talks exploring what we have learned during the pandemic and how we can make the world a safer place after Covid.

11:00 - Morning break

11:30 - Keynote: Ocean Futures

A keynote looking at how we build a safe, sustainable and inclusive future ocean that creates economic growth and security for all citizens.

  • James Michel, Executive Chairman of the James Michel Foundation, former President of the Republic of the Seychelles and author of 'Rethinking the Oceans – Towards the Blue Economy'

11:50 - Panel Discussion: Safer Oceans

Our panel of thought leaders will be discussing how we can build a safe sustainable future for our oceans.

13:00 - Lunch break


14:00 - Keynote: The History of the Ocean Economy

A perspective on the history of the ocean economy and what we can learn in shaping the future of the sector.

  • Professor Laleh Khalili, Author of 'Sinews of War and Trade', Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London

14:20 - Panel discussion: The Seaweed Revolution

This session will explore the potential of macroalgae and show how safety is fundamental for the responsible development of “The Seaweed Revolution.

  • Vincent Doumeizel, Senior Advisor, United Nations Global Compact and Director, Food Program, Lloyd’s Register Foundation
  • Professor Elizabeth Cottier-Cook, Professor of Marine Biology, Scottish Association for Marine Science and University of the Highlands and Islands, United Kingdom
  • Dr Flower Msuya, Senior Researcher, University of Dar es Salaam Botany Department, Tanzania
  • Gabriella D'Cruz, Global Youth Champion and Founder of The Good Ocean

15:30 - Afternoon break

16:00 - Keynote: Grow the Pie

This session will explore how great companies can deliver both profit and purpose.

  • Professor Alex Edmans, Author of Grow The Pie, Professor of Finance and Academic Director, Centre for Corporate Governance, London Business School, United Kingdom

16:15 - Panel Discussion: Can Businesses Create both
Profit and Social Purpose?

How can business make the world a better place? Our experts discuss how business growth coupled with positive social impact can deliver profit for purpose and help create a better, safer world for all.

17:30 - Afternoon Drinks and Dinner Reception

An opportunity to network and socialise in partnership with NEST, Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Network to Engineer a Safer Tomorrow.

19:00 - Film Premiere: 'Searchlight'

A screening of ‘Searchlight’, the second film in Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Ocean Citizens documentary film series, including a Q&A with the RNLI's Jamie Chestnutt and award-winning journalist Dan McDougall.

The Hub

The Safetytech Hub in partnership with Safetytech Accelerator and the FT

10:00 - 11:00 - Using Safetytech to Reduce Risk, Increase Safety and Create Value

This session, in partnership with the Financial Times is for business leaders responsible for safety, risk and growth in industrial sectors, including energy, transport and construction and will explore ways to build resilience and achieve better, safer and more sustainable outcomes for your workforce, organisation and the wider world.  The session will be moderated by the Financial Times hosting business leaders from across industry sectors. You can attend this event virtually by registering with the Financial times via the Safer World Conference (in-person or virtual).

Moderated by Harry Dempsey, Industry Reporter at The Financial Times:

  • James Pomeroy, Director Global Health and Safety ahe Financial Timt ARUP
  • Maurizio Pilu, Managing Director at Safetytech Accelerator
  • Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director, Group QHSE and Training at Anglo-Eastern Ship Management
  • Emily Whitcomb, Director, Work to Zero, National Safety Council

11:30 to 12:30 – Being a Safetytech Entrepreneur

Safetytech are digital technologies applied by businesses to tackle safety, risk and resiliency challenges. In 2020 Lloyd’s Register Foundation estimated that Safetytech could be worth hundreds of  billions dollars globally.  We all know about tech entrepreneurs, but what is different about being an industrial safetytech entrepreneur? What are the opportunities and challenges in industrial safetytech? In this session, moderated by Safetytech Accelerator, we will discuss what we mean by industrial safetytech, and then move on to a panel discussion with four safetytech entrepreneurs. 

Moderated by Nadia Echchihab, Head of Innovation Programmes at Safetytech Accelerator.

14:00 to 15:00 – Meet the Safetytech Accelerator

Please join the Safetytech Accelerator team for session on safetytech and the exciting technologies and sectors we work with. We will tell you about what we do, with real examples and case studies. There will also be a chance to ask your questions directly. This will be a live session only at the Safer World Conference.

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