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ISPON PDC/AGM - Mainstreaming Safety for Sustainable National Development

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Safety Awards

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Technical Presentations

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ISPON PDC/AGM - Mainstreaming Safety for Sustainable National Development

ISPON Annual Conference

The Professional Development Conference is an annual event organized by the Institute as part of the approach to celebrate professional safety practice in Nigeria.For the past 37 years, ISPON has gathered Safety Professionals from various fields of specialization to proffer solutions to the present day safety and economic challenges in the country.

ISPON Conference is the best ranked and largest gathering of Safety Professionals in Nigeria. It is an event where people meet to brainstorm on real industry challenges, analyse issues, share knowledge from experience, discuss way forward and discover practical solutions which can be implemented in the day to day economic activities. More so, business owners, contractors, employers and job seekers have been taking advantage of this prestigious gathering to network and build relationships with the people they ever wished to meet. The last edition was held in Lagos in 2018 with the theme “Safety in an Emerging Economy.”

Owerri 2019

The 38th edition of the conference this year offers much more than what has ever been witnessed in the last decade, and it promised to be one of the best events in Nigeria. “Mainstreaming Safety for Sustainable National Development” is a theme that offers opportunity to critically x-ray the relevance of safety in business productivity, sustainability and national economic development.

Through this conference, small and medium scale enterprises, as well as the multinational companies will better appreciate their investments in building and sustaining sound safety cultures. Ultimately, the nation at large will understand the place of safety in achieving a sustainable economy. Various professionals across Nigeria will deliver lectures on the subthemes, creating a unique opportunity to dive into their pools of experience.

So much more to expect in this historical gathering.

Conference Sub-themes

• Exploring the Core-Values of Safety in National development

• Confronting Public Safety and Security challenges in Nigeria through Proactive Safety Planning and management

• Taking Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) beyond the oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria

•Critical appraisal of Safety in the Transport, Construction and Hospitality industries in Nigeria

• Building and inculcating Safety Culture and Management for sustainable Socio-economic Development in Nigeria

• Factoring Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) into Small and Medium-Sacle Enterprise (SMEs)

• Vulnerability Assessment and management: A critical tool for HSE Hazard mitigation and control

• Curbing Fire Outbreaks: A Step to Economic Growth

• Safety Legislations, Policies and Regulations

• Entrenching Safety and Security in Our National Ethos

Ahiajoku International Conference Center

Owerri, Imo State

November 28 - 30, 2019

09:00 AM Daily

Limited Seats Available

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Free Lunch & Snacks

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ISPON 38th Professional Development Conference/AGM

How to become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Becoming a sponsor of the 2019 ISPON conference is a profitable venture for your business. Like never before, partners and sponsors will be able to showcase their brands to targeted audience which will include key decision makers from various organizations. One key to successful business relationships is meeting the right audience on the right platform. At ISPON Conference, you will surely find many prospective business partners and contractors waiting to do business with you, thus, offering you a chance to influence their decisions in favour of your products and services.

Delegates at ISPON conferences cut across all sectors of economy, including the oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture, engineering, and many more. Whatever you sell, simply look for the buyers at Owerri 2019.

As a sponsor, your brands will be promoted on ISPON journal, branded ISPON souvenirs, ISPON website and other media.

For details on how to be a sponsor or to secure exhibition space, contact us. See sponsorship categories below.

If your business is a start-up, take the ISPON advantage to promote your brands and reach out to potential investors, business partners and enlarge your opportunities to win more clients. With as low as ₦ 20,000, you can become a Micro-sponsor of ISPON Conference 2019. Contact 08110141960 for more details.
Are you an author, a researcher or professional who wish to make a presentation at the 2019 ISPON conference, you can send in your abstracts for consideration. Deadline for abstract submission is May 31. Submission of full papers ends on July 31.
For participation, sponsorship, exhibition or general conference information, contact below.
Chairman, Local Organsing Committee Dr. Dike Martins, FISPN 08033235818


Publicity & Exibition Mr. Fasusi Yinka, MISPN 08110141960


Technical Presentation Mr. Henry Uzoma, MISPN 07031634044


ISPON National President Dr. Nnamdi Ilodiuba, FISPN 07033358455


Coming to Owerri
Owerri is served by Sam Mbakwe Airport which is about 14 miles (23 km) south of the city. The airport is served by Air Peace, Dana Airline, Aero Contractors and Arik Airline, offering daily connections to Lagos and Abuja. The city is also connected by road directly to Port Harcourt, Aba and Onitsha. Some major roads within the city are Douglas road, Wethral road, Port Harcourt road, Okigwe road, Orlu road, Royce etc. Once in the city, moving around can be by cab/taxi which you can either share with other passengers going the same route or take as a “drop” to your destination.
Owerri is the capital of Imo State, one of the five south eastern states in Nigeria. The city, also known as Eastern Heartland is situated at the heart of Igboland, with major road networks linking Aba, Onitsha, Port Harcourt and Umuahia. Owerri is the biggest city in Imo State, with a population of about 1,500,000 and a landmass of 100 square kilometres covering its three local government areas. Arguably, this unique location of our 2019 conference is ranked as one of the cities with the highest number of hotels in Nigeria, hence, the reason why it is often described as centre of entertainment in southern Nigeria. Generally, the people of Owerri are peace loving, appreciating visitors and ever willing to assist if need arises. The people are largely Christians predominantly Catholic and Anglican members.
Many places in Africa have various things you will not be allowed to do. In Owerri and Igboland generally, killing of python is forbidden. Do not ask for snake meat in the restaurant. Also, you may not take anything from others using your left hand. This is not polite and it may constitute an offence even if you are a leftie. It is not also right to whistle in the night
Category Early Registration (Ends September 30) ₦ Late Registration ₦
Members 30,000 35,000
Non-members 35,000 45,000
Student members 4,000 5,000
Student non-members 5,000 8,000
Group of four delegates (members) 10% discount

List Of Hotels For Your Reservation

ISPON 38th Professional Development Conference/AGM


All rates are at 50% discount for ISPON delegates

Hotel Available Rooms Price
City Global 75 8,000
Benconn Hotel Over 20 8,000
Maranatha Suites 30 7,000
Gtower Hotels Over 20 7,000

*The hotels are within walking distance to the conference venue.

*To make reservations, please contact 0811014960, 07031634044 or 08033235818.


ISPON 38th Professional Development Conference/AGM

Goodwill Messages

ISPON 38th Professional Development Conference/AGM



Congratulations to the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria for organizing this 2019 safety conference. Truly, ISPON has redefined safety practice in Nigeria and created the opportunity to engraft safety in our national ethos. As always, we want to further assure the Institute of our company’s unwavering support and commitment towards achieving improved national safety performance that meets global best practices. Wishing you a safe and successful #ISPONConference2019.

PROF. F.B. SIGHALO (Patron, ISPON RSU Student Chapter)

On behalf of ISPON Rivers State University Student Chapter, I congratulate the leadership and members of the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria for this prestigious 2019 annual safety conference. I am happy to associate with the Institute and I want to thank the President for taking the steps in ensuring safety on our campuses and Nigeria at large. Wishing you a great event. #ISPONConference2019


We want to congratulate the Institute under the leadership of Dr. Nnamdi Ilodiuba on the occasion of this 38th annual conference and general meeting taking place from November 28, 2019. In the same spirit, we also say big congratulations to Imo State Branch and Dr. Dike Martins for hosting this historic event. The 2019 edition of ISPON Conference is not only timely, but the theme- “Mainstreaming Safety for Sustainable National Development” is well articulated in a time when safety and security have gained wide concerns in Nigeria. We are convinced that the impacts will be felt across all spheres and industries in the country. Kudos to ISPON for creating this unique platform to chart the way forward towards a safer Nigeria