The seventh annual OPITO Safety and Competence Conference – OSCC 2016 – will take place in Kuala Lumpur after making the switch from the Middle East to Malaysia.
The one-day event on November 16 is expected to attract over international 450 delegates and 30 exhibitors.
Under the theme Fit for the Future, the conference will challenge current thinking on the regulation, maintenance and delivery of safety training and competence standards.
OPITO said the switch to KL was taken following feedback from delegates.
Chief executive David Doig, said: “The low oil price is redefining our industry, sharpening the focus around cost and efficiency and challenging current practices.
“Risk, however, remains the same. We need to look hard at how we set standards, train people and assess competence today in order to re-set the skills and competence landscape to cope with the highs and lows of tomorrow.”
Devised by OPITO as part of its drive for common global standards, the conference brings together industry leaders, government bodies, regulators and training providers.
It has taken place in the Middle East since its launch in 2010 however OPITO’s intention has always been for the conference to reflect the global nature of the industry by moving across different international oil and gas hubs.