Keynote Speakers

MAY 9, MONDAY - 09:30-10:30 - HALİÇ
Head IARC Monographs
International Agency for Research on Cancer
World Health Organization

Dr Straif is Head of the IARC Monographs of the International Agency for Research on Cancer, WHO, Lyon, France. His research focuses on environmental risk factors for cancer. He serves on several national and international committees on primary and secondary prevention of cancer. He has a long record of teaching medicine and epidemiology and is the Scientific Director of the IARC International Summer School on Cancer Epidemiology since 2010.

He studied medicine and philosophy (theory of science) at the Universities of Liège, Heidelberg and Bonn. He is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Occupational, Environmental and Social Medicine. He received his MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles.
He was a Research Fellow in Internal Medicine, University of Bonn, 1984-90; Visiting Scientist, Dpt of Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, 1991; Assistant Professor, Institute of Occupational and Social Medicine, University of Giessen, 1991-95; Assistant and Associate Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Münster, 1995-2001

Griffith School of Engineering

Prof. Sherif Mohamed (Msc, PhD) is an accomplished educator and experienced consultant with a strong blend of technical and management skills and formal qualifications gained through an international background in industry, government and university environments. He is a full - time professor of construction management with Griffith University, Australia; and serves as Associate Editor, Journal of Safety Science, Elsevier. He is also a regular keynote speaker at national and international workplace health and safety conferences.

Prof. Mohamed has made notable contributions to the construction safety field over the past 20 years. He has substantial experience in the assessment of the safety culture in organisations in a range of sectors including oil and gas, petrochemical, construction and transport.
His developed and empirically tested tool for evaluating safety culture safety climate has been widely used by researchers and practitioners alike. He is an exponent of safety best practice and its integral relationship with effective and efficient management processes.

Over the years, Prof. Mohamed has developed and delivered many safety - related short courses to industry professionals worldwide. These courses proved to be popular to the extent that his client base has extended to both public and private sector organisations in Australia, South East Asia and the Middle East.
MAY 10, TUESDAY - 09:30-10:30 - HALİÇ
President of the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI)

Kevin Myers is one of the most renowned figures in the health and safety industry. He joined HSE in 1976 and has held a range of operational posts with the organisation, as a front-line inspector and manager regulating a broad range of industries, as well as various policy and strategy postings, including a three-year secondment to the European Commission in Brussels.

Between 2000 and 2005, Myers was HSE’s Chief Inspector of Construction. From 2005 until 2008 he was Director of HSE’s Hazardous Installations Directorate with responsibility for the regulation of various 'major hazard' sectors, including the offshore oil and gas industry, the onshore chemical and explosives industries,
and mining. He was appointed HSE's Deputy Chief Executive in October 2008. In 2014, Myers was elected the President of the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI). He is on International Advisory Panels for the China and Singapore Governments, and is a Trustee of the British Safety Council.

President of International Social Security Association (ISSA)

Errol Frank Stoové, born in 1947 in Surabaya, Indonesia, graduated in International and European Social Security Law from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Mr. Stoové was elected as the 15th President of the ISSA in 2010. Mr. Stoové was Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Netherlands Social Insurance Bank (SVB) between 2002 and 2012 and continues to be a member of the Board.

After completing his military service, his professional career started in 1974, as a policy officer for migration affairs at the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Welfare (CRM) in The Hague. From 1976 to 1987, he was successively appointed Executive Secretary of the Director General of Social Development, Head of the Department for Welfare of Foreign Citizens, and Head of the Principal Department for Cultural Minorities of the Ministry.
From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Stoové was Director of Welfare, Social Affairs and Public Health for the City of Haarlem. From 1995 to 2002, he was Director General of the Netherlands Organization for the reception and guidance of asylum seekers and refugees from all over the world.

In the ISSA, Mr. Stoové has served as a Titular Delegate, Chairperson of the ISSA Technical Commission on Organization, Management and Innovation, and Chairperson of the ISSA European Network for two years.

During his career, Mr. Stoové has represented the government of the Netherlands on many occasions, including at ILO meetings, the Council of Europe, the European Union, the International Red Cross, and bilateral meetings in Europe, Africa, USA and South-East Asia. Mr. Stoové also holds positions on the Boards of several voluntary, charitable and social organizations.
MAY 11, WEDNESDAY - 09:30-10:30 - HALİÇ

Holds a faculty position for “Data Bases / Artificial Intelligence” at the University of Ulm and, at the same time, is the Director of FAW/n (Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing/n), Ulm (Germany). 

Member of the Club of Rome and of several national and international advisory boards as well as President of the Senat der Wirtschaft e.V. (Senate of the Economy), Bonn, President of the Global Economic Network (GEN), Vienna, and Vice President of the Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna.

1997 Scientific Award of the German Society for Mathematics, Economics and Operations Research.  2005 Laureate of the Salzburg Award for Future Research, Salzburg, Austria. 2007 Laureate of „Vision Award  2007“ of Global Economic Network (for Global Marshall Plan Initiative).
2007 Laureate of Karl-Werner-Kieffer Award (Stiftung Ökologie und Landbau, SÖL). Member of the Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development (RFPD) - German Section - e.V. Member of the German National Committee of the UNESCO for the World Decade „Education for Sustainable Development“ (2005 – 2014). 2012 Laureate of the Umweltpreis „Goldener Baum“ der Stiftung für Ökologie und Demokratie e.V. 2013 Fellow to the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS). 2013 Award of the degree of Doctor of Science (Honoris causa) of the International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki.

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