Sunday, November 23, 2014

ASSE Nigerian Chapter to Host Second Annual Professional Development Conference

CHICAGO. - Wednesday, November 19th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) American Society of Safety Engineers, the world’s oldest professional safety society, invites safety professionals to register for NIGERIA PDC 2015, a three-day professional development conference and exposition in Lagos, Nigeria on March 3-5, 2015.

ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter is building off of its successful first professional development conference (PDC) held last year, which attracted hundreds of occupational safety and health professionals from across Africa and the world to discuss and learn about the latest industry trends and practices.

“Our maiden conference was very multinational in scope and attracted speakers and attendees from many countries,” said ASSE Nigeria Chapter President G. Kamil Abiodun. “We owe it to the public to ensure safety professionals are up to speed with the latest global practices and safety benchmarks.”

According to a July report from McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy that with the right reforms and investments could become one of the world’s leading economies by 2030. While oil and gas production remain critical to the country’s success, agriculture and trade are larger and growing fast, McKinsey reported.

“Members of ASSE’s Nigeria Chapter are doing tremendous work to ensure Nigeria’s potential is fully realized by protecting the workers who are driving this economy to greatness,” said ASSE President Trish Ennis. “ASSE is committed to reduce injuries and fatalities in the workplace. We encourage safety professionals and companies to learn how to reduce their risks by improving their safety programs.”

The conference, which will be held at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island in Lagos, is expected to attract hundreds of participants and have exhibitors from within and outside Nigeria. For more details and call for presenters submissions, please visit To register for the upcoming conference, please email

Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based ASSE has more than 36,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members from around the globe who lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more information, please go to



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