CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL / DUBAI / UAE

A one-stop briefing on the
essentials of Health & Safety
and Wellness and the strategies
for implementation

05 October 2022
MAIN HALL

09:00

Introduction
Paul Godfrey / Head of Content / Middle East Consultant

Moderator’s welcome introduction to all delegates and speakers

Paul Godfrey reviews the current state of acceptance of Wellness agendas within the Construction industry, and asks why there is still resistance to introducing Well-being programmes which can make a crucial difference to staff attitudes, and therefore to the bottom line. He then looks at the relationship between Wellness agendas and traditional Health & Safety protocols, and asks whether there is a clear overlap that personnel from each area can happily embrace.

MAIN HALL

09:10

Keynote introduction
Carol Talbot / Founder & Creator / The Possibility Hub

Opening the door to new possibilities

An international empowerment and motivational speaker, Carol Talbot is a recognised expert on achieving optimum states of Well-being, and talks on the practicalities of building a Wellness mindset – both from the perspective of the individual and the benefits to a corporate culture that it then contributes to. Carol will also introduce her patented work on BioResonance.

MAIN HALL

09:45

Panel Session
Panel Session

What does a Wellness programme involve and how can a business have one?

The concept of this panel session is to explain what are the most effective steps that a business can take towards employee Wellness. It brings together leading executives from completely different walks of life to create a 360-degree perspective, understanding what various stakeholders’ expectations and experiences are likely to be.

Panellists:

  • Gloria Halim / CEO & Consultant Chief Wellness Officer / Gloria Halim Wellness
  • Ralf Steinhauer / Director / RSP
  • Dr. Hatem Goucha / Senior Consultant / Kintla

Moderator:

  • Paul Godfrey / Head of Content / Middle East Consultant

MAIN HALL

10:30

Presentation
Hiba Mehanna / General Manager / Miracles Wellness Center

The steps to a culture of Wellness

Hiba Mehanna is a director of one of Dubai’s leading spas – Miracles Spa – which has pioneered Wellness coaching through its highly acclaimed group and one-to-one sessions. This presentation assesses the links between Health and Wellness and how an organisation can best learn to interact with employees and understand motivations and contribution through a Wellness lens.

MAIN HALL

10:50

Presentation
Jennie Stallings / Commercial Manager / ChelseaGREEN

What can a business gain from Wellness? A look at the realities.

It’s often claimed that a Wellness culture can empower staff – who are better-aligned with goals – to contribute more, and thereby help boost the business’ bottom line. But is this actually true, and if so, how are these benefits accrued? Jennie Stallings explains what a business can realistically expect, and how it can set up the right parameters for reaping strong results.

MAIN HALL

11:10

Networking & Coffee
Networking

Coffee


MAIN HALL

11:30

Presentation
Dr. Hatem Goucha / Senior Consultant / Kintla

Wellness and Performance through Emotional Regulation

We live in a work and life environment surrounded by stressors, which can cause chronic stress in us. Left unchecked, chronic stress and daily stressors can deteriorate our well-being as well as instantly lower our IQ and ability to respond well. This presentation will walk through how our brain reacts in the face of daily stressors and what mechanisms can be utilized to emotionally regulate our brains and achieve resilience in individuals and in teams.

MAIN HALL

11:50

Presentation
Gloria Halim / CEO & Consultant Chief Wellness Officer / Gloria Halim Wellness

The importance of Well-being within the Construction industry

Here, Gloria Halim – one of the region’s best-known Wellness consultants – explains why businesses can no longer see Wellness as a ‘nice to have’, but instead must change to being advocates of well-being throughout every fibre of the organisation – with the change coming from the top, in the C-Suite itself. The human cost of doing anything is, quite simply, far too high.

MAIN HALL

12:20

Presentation
Mr. Mandar Kulkarni / CFO / Gargash Hospital

Gargash Hospital – First resource for Corporate Wellness

Here, a senior representative of Gargash Hospital explains how businesses can use the hospital as a benchmark resource for their staff Wellness evaluations – as well as explaining how the facility went about putting its own Wellness systems and Health & Safety culture in place.

MAIN HALL

12:30

Panel session
Panel Session

Wellness and the Built Environment

Key Themes :

  • How the built environment can have both positive and negative effects on staff morale and performance
  • How to proactively build-in conducive elements and the style of materials and design that can make it possible
  • Can the Wellness-centred environment be retro-fitted and created successfully in an existing structure?
  • Does creating an atmosphere of Well-being have critical cost implications?

Panellists:

  • Dr. Khaled Mahmoud / Technical Director / Bainona Engineering Consultancy
  • Ralf Steinhauer / Director / RSP
  • Razan Najee / Interior Designer / National Engineering Bureau
  • Fernando Freitas / Main Board Director / Omnium International Ltd.

Moderator:

  • Paul Godfrey / Head of Content / Middle East Consultant

MAIN HALL

13:30

Presentation
Gulneet Chadha / Head of Mental Health & Wellness / Gargash Hospital

Well-being through meditation

With more than two million social media followers, Gulneet Chadha is a highly respected Wellness speaker and consultant – often using managed meditation sessions as the key to achieving better mental and physical balance, creating an empowered, ‘can-do’ mindset and tangibly improving both work performance and overall health.

MAIN HALL

15:00

Closing
Paul Godfrey / Head of Content / Middle East Consultant

Moderator’s closing remarks

Paul Godfrey closes the day event summarising the take a way points and thanking all the speakers, delegates, sponsors and partners

MAIN HALL

15:00

Networking
Lunch

Lunch & Event closes