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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
Credit Hour(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, ICAE

Director, Carnaval, Carnaval Entertainments

Neil Dwyer joined Carnaval Entertainments in August 2017 as Director, Carnaval. He has spent the last 16 years in theme parks and has extensive experience in many areas of attractions (both revenue and non-revenue generating). 

Born and educated in the UK, Neil begun his career working with some of the UK’s most famous theme parks.

Prior to joining Global Village, he was Director of Operations at IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor theme park. He also held the Park Operations Manager position at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK’s largest amusement park. 

He has also spent time in various other theme parks in the UK including managing the operations of Camelot Theme Park and being instrumental in the development of Spooky World - a multi-million-pound Halloween attraction in Cheshire, UK.

Neil is also a Committee Member for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) where he sits on the Amusement Parks and Attractions Constituency Committee. He is also recognized by IAAPA who conferred their highest level of accreditation, IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive (ICAE).

In addition to his Bachelor’s degree and various management qualifications, Neil holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Lancashire, UK in International Tourism, specializing in Visitor Attraction Management. He is currently working towards a Doctorate in Business Administration.