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Highlights from the Safer World Conference 2022

The world's biggest gathering of people interested in making the world a safer place was hosted by the Foundation this May. Here are some of the highlights...



Hundreds of people from around the world were welcomed to Old Billingsgate Market in London and many more online for Lloyd's Register Foundation's Safer World Conference 2022. They were joined by over forty international thought leaders from research, academia, business and government as we discussed today’s biggest safety challenges and the new approaches needed to create a safer world.

It was also the first opportunity to bring together members of Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s global grants community since the covid-19 pandemic. Many of our grant holders got the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Safer World Exhibition – including an interactive risk game, sampling seaweed-based snacks, a chance to take part in the World Risk Poll, and an art installation imagining a zero-carbon maritime industry.


The speakers covered a wide range of topics including safety in a post-covid world, creating and maintaining safe and sustainable oceans, the importance of social purpose business, engineering skills and education and understanding risk.

Highlights from the fascinating programme include:

Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of the World Maritime University, discusses how the maritime industry can deliver a successful bounce back from Covid-19.

James Michel, Former President of the Republic of the Seychelles, explores how we can build a safe, sustainable and inclusive future ocean that creates economic growth and security for all the world’s citizens.

Alex Edmans, Author of ‘Grow The Pie’ and Professor of Finance at London Business School, explains how social purpose business can make the world a safer place.

Tracey Brown, Director of Sense about Science, illustrating how greater access to risk information can improve safety decisions.


In celebration of the Foundation’s 10 year anniversary, we presented two Awards during the Safer World Conference, recognising outstanding impact created since our conception in 2012.

Congratulations to Stavros Sidiropoulos, Founder and CEO of Vianair, who won the 10th Anniversary Student Impact Award.

And HiLo Maritime Risk Management, who won the 10th Anniversary Impact Award.

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