May 12 – 14, 2021
For decades, top minds and motivated professionals in the safety industry have come to our conference to network, learn, and advance the industry.
Meet and connect with other industry professionals during sessions and other networking opportunities.1
Learn from and engage with leading voices in the safety industry, and around our province and country.3
Hear from some of the leading voices in the safety industry and connect with other professionals.2
Combine work and play by taking part in our hosted sessions and virtually interacting with other guests.4
Founder & CEO, Lead Yourself First Enterprises
Born in Australia and now residing in Vancouver, Michelle Ray is a health and safety speaker renowned for her expertise on leadership, accountability, influence and building outstanding safety cultures. Michelle demonstrates a deep understanding of team dynamics, interpersonal communication and personal responsibility. She has worked with hundreds of leaders and their teams in diverse industries including occupational health and safety sectors within private and public enterprise, construction mining as well as oil and gas. Her style has been described as dynamic, fun refreshing, uplifting with a common-sense message.
As an in-demand business conference speaker for more than 20 years, Michelle has earned the Certified Speaking Professional Designation, held by less than 1200 people worldwide. Michelle is the author of Lead Yourself First! Indispensable Lessons in Business & in Life, contributor for the Globe and Mail Leadership Lab Column and has appeared as a guest on numerous TV and current affairs programs.
Chris is a proud Newfoundlander, born and raised in St John's. His family operated a heating oil company, which was eventually sold to A. Harvey & Co. Ltd. Chris holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Memorial University. Currently, he is the General Manager of Harvey's Oil Ltd., a Petro Canada partnership that sells and distributes petroleum products throughout Newfoundland. Chris is a champion of health & safety in the workplace, and recently received an award presented by the NL Occupational Health and Safety Organization to honour his commitment to his co-workers and their health & safety. Chris is the past president of Boys and Girls Club of St John’s, a board member of Shallaway Youth Choir and is the Co-Chair of Pride at Work Canada.
Learning what is on the horizon for health and safety in our province, country, and around the globe is key in moving forward. Find out from those leading the charge.
Delivering her message with insight, wit and humour, Michelle’s energizing, informative and popular keynote presentation will remind attendees of the power of personal leadership. You will learn accountability strategies to use long after the conference ends to take the lead, embrace challenges and break down barriers to success.
To include President’s Annual Report
On September 11, 2001, Gander, became a safe harbor for 38 international aircrafts, their passengers, crew and some animals. Derm Flynn was the mayor of nearby Appleton during 9/11. He was involved in many of the local efforts during that time and is one of the characters portrayed in the musical “Come From Away”. How do you deal with an incident such as this and can you prepare for it? Mr. Flynn will give his account of how the people of the Gander area were at their best during this terrifying experience.