Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ASSE Nigerian Chapter to Host Second Annual Professional Development Conference

CHICAGO - Tuesday, February 17th 2015 [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.

“Nigeria is poised to play a bigger role on the world economic stage,” said ASSE Nigeria Chapter President G. Kamil Abiodun. “NIGERIA PDC 2015 will help participants increase their knowledge on the latest safety practices as the country prepares for explosive growth in the coming years.”

According to a 2014 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 making great strides in educating Nigerian industries on the importance of workplace safety,” said ASSE President-Elect Michael Belcher. “ASSE is committed to reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace all over the world. We encourage companies to reduce risks by learning how to improve their safety culture.”

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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