LR Summit - the future is now

LR Summit is an annual interactive event, where we share knowledge, news and updates on the latest standards and the future of management systems. 
This year, we shard:

Organisations are actively looking to customised solutions to face the challenges of globalisation, changing consumer needs, increasing legislations requirements and operational technologies. We will bring to the table the subject of business improvement solutions; and customised approaches to the way business processes and programmes are identified, managed, measured and improved upon.

Energy sustainability is a critical issue that is becoming more urgent each year. We will discuss how Energy Efficiency Systems can help to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions within your organization, operations and buildings, and how this significantly improves the operational productivity and with lower costs. It also helps reduce exposure to carbon reduction and energy efficiency legislation.

Lessons learnt from the transition to the new quality and environmental standards ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015. We will also explore how the new safety standard ISO 45001 (replacing OHSAS 18001) will integrate with 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 and provide details around transition process & deadlines.

Information Security and Business Continuity Management Systems - Tips for combined effective implementation. We will also share information about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what does it means for business continuity planning leaders.

Points of discussion

Welcome note by Basem Obaid - LR General Manager

Business Improvement Services to meet your unique requirements 
Speaker: David Salom and Ayman Ktaily
Dubai Statistics shared their success story in the quest for embedding Innovation management best practices across the organisation.
Naeema Abdulla - Creativity and Innovation Unit Head
Loay Mahmoud - Senior Specialist in Quality and Corporate Excellence
OHSAS 18001 is moving to ISO 45001 – Are you ready to transition?
Speaker: Ali Madi

Energy Efficiency - Make energy conservation a worldwide motivation
Speaker: G. Venkat.

Business Continuity, Information Security and GDPR - How best to adopt these in a cost-effective manner
Speaker: Ramesh Ramani


Ayman Ktaily

Ayman is the Business Development Manager for Middle East, Africa and India, holding a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University of Canada majoring in Marketing and Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Ayman also has a diploma in Business Continuity from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).
His entrepreneurial approach takes management system standards to a different level for enhancing businesses operations and providing improvement solutions by understanding the unique requirements and challenges of each business operation.

Ali Madi

Client Training Services Manager for South Asia and Middle East, Ali holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology. An IRCA Registered assessor, Ali has almost 15 years auditing & consulting experience and is authorised to deliver IRCA registered Lead Auditor and Internal Auditor courses.
He is a seasoned trainer in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001 and ISO 10002. Ali is an EFQM Lead Assessor and authorised technical reviewer for the Service Centres Excellence Model.

G. Venkat.

Venkat is assessment manager for key accounts in South West Asia. With more than 25 years’ experience, he provides Energy efficiency assessments for industries including hospitality, cement, Aluminium, Rubber, Steel and automotive.
Venkat has Two Post Graduate degree in Engineering M. Tech – Mechanical and Material Science and holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He is a lead auditor and trainer in quality, environmental, automotive, food, occupational health & safety and energy management system.

Ramesh Ramani

Ramani is an Information Technology expert with over 35 years’ experience in handling highly critical security infrastructure with practical business experience in the field of Information Security, Governance and Risk, IT Service Management, Business Continuity and Quality. Currently responsible for highly complex and demanding audits relating to assessments/assurances internationally.
Moreover he has meritorious service for 22 years as a ‘cyber warfare’ expert in the Indian navy and an International speaker for BCMS/ISMS/ITSMS.