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Webinar: Building a Culture of Safety

Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Region: IAAPA Global
Member Price: $0 | Nonmember Price: n/a
CEU's: 1

Time: 1-2 p.m. ET

Creating a culture of safety is important to any organization in the attractions industry. Hear how Global Village Dubai, the first family destination for culture, entertainment and shopping in the region, embraces a culture of safety in their unique and integrated destination. Review a case study about job related accidents in the Telecom Industry and learn how to effectively create a culture of safety in your organization.

Participants will: 

  • Gain insight from safety lessons learned at Global Village Dubai
  • Learn the four cornerstones of an effective safety culture
  • Know the way forward with eight steps to build a strong safety culture

A question and answer session will follow the webinar.


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Ali Al Suwaidi

Global Village Dubai, Chief Operating Officer

Ali Al Suwaidi is a leading expert in Facilities Management, with more than two decades of experience spanning several positions, including Senior Facilities Management Manager at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower. Currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Global Village team, the world-leading multicultural, festival park and the region’s first family destination for culture, shopping and entertainment, Ali is an integral part of the leadership team. Ali regularly speaks at conferences worldwide and volunteers his time as board member for multiple associations such as Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) and Global Facility Management Association.

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Neil Dwyer

Global Village Dubai, Carnival Director


Neil Dwyer has spent the last 16 years in theme parks and has extensive experience in many areas of attractions, both revenue and non-revenue generating. Currently working for Carnaval Entertainments as Director, Carnaval for Global Village Dubai, Neil has worked with some of the most famous theme parks in the UK, including IMG Worlds of Adventure, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and Camelot Theme Park. Neil is a committee member for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) where he sits on the Amusement Parks and Attractions Committee.