24 - 27 September, 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Michael Nates

Managing Director (Former Executive Director: Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & HSE, ACWA Power)
Nates Associates
Creating a safer, more educated workplace with timely trainings on different aspects of process safety including managing all kinds of changes in a workplace in reducing process incidents and achieving excellence. About the workshop leader: Michael Nates is a seasoned management consultant and professional with more than 20 years experience. His career has focused on team and management development, leadership, organisational change and transformation within the contexts of the built environment, sustainability, asset management, corporate responsibility and HSE. His technical and managerial roles, as both client and consultant, have required him to develop teams from start-up through to self sufficiency and onto performance excellence and profitability. Trained as a Mechanical Engineer, Michael has since been awarded professional Engineering and Chartered Environmentalist status and is currently reading for a Doctorate of Business Administration with the University of Liverpool. Michael uses his dual technical and management competencies to address business’ complex dynamic situations in order to implement practical cost effective people-centric solutions. Michael has national and international experience in a range of sectors including power and utilities, construction, green building and real estate, transport, manufacturing and professional services. In 2007, Michael was the runner up in the annual national strategy consultant competition organised by the UK’s management consulting association.


8:50 AM Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks

Artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation in process safety

9:00 AM

Management of change can affect process safety levels and the overall culture of an organisation. With the management of change also comes with the added responsibility of developing astute leadership in process safety. Delivery of effective risk control goes beyond developing technical solutions. Organisations need to adapt to the pace of changes, emerging technologies, retain competent and experience staff apart from cutting costs without compromising safety levels and environment.

Attend the workshop to learn how to:

  • Develop leadership across different levels in the organisation by getting leaders involved in PSM audits, training courses and improvement plans
  • Educate the non technical teams like HR, commercial to ensure decisions they make affect company performance in a positive way
  • Consider the human factors and its impact on sustaining leadership reliability


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Michael.

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