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About 23rd World Congress Sydney

The World Congress will be held from 27 - 30 November 2023 at the International Convention Centre Sydney
(ICC Sydney) at Darling Harbour.

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When and where do we meet?

The 23rd World Congress will take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), Darling Harbour. Join us from 27 - 30 November, 2023.

Situated at the intersection of Sydney’s most iconic destinations, the ICC Sydney offers conference attendees, exhibitors, and visitors convenient access to Australia’s most cosmopolitan city.



This international conference is your opportunity to gather and connect with global leaders in safety and harm prevention from over 120 countries. 

You’ll hear about new work health and safety ideas, gain insight into the latest research, and discover innovative solutions for your workplace while building strategic alliances and partnerships to advance work health and safety.

The Congress:

  • Provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and experiences to promote safe and healthy work for all.
  • Strengthens connections, networks and alliances while laying the groundwork for cooperation and deepening relationships among all concerned.  
  • Provides a platform for sharing knowledge, innovation, research, and strategic and practical ideas to immediately implement.
Congress languages

Congress Languages

The official conference languages are English, French, Spanish and German. 

We’ll offer simultaneous translations in these four languages during the opening and closing ceremonies, keynote sessions and technical sessions.

Other sessions will be in English. 

Committee Members

Introducing our committee members helping to build the 23rd World Congress.


Joaquim Pintado Nunes 

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Chief of Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety | Health Branch of the Governance and Tripartism Department at the ILO - Geneva
Manal Azzi 

Manal Azzi 

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Senior Specialist on Occupational Safety and Health at the ILO - Geneva
Dr Yuka Ujita

Dr Yuka Ujita

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Senior Specialist on Occupational Health and Safety | Specialist at the ILO - Regional Office Asia and the Pacific
Ana Catalina Ramirez

Ana Catalina Ramirez

International Labour Organization (ILO)
Technical Specialist on Occupational Health and Safety at the ILO - Geneva

Miah Madden

Gadigal and Bundjalung woman | Australian film and television star
William Trewllyn

William Trewlynn

Nucoorilma, Anaiwan and Dunghutti man | Managing Director
Andrew Dettmer

Andrew Dettmer

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
National President at Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

Andrew Gavrielatos

SafeWork NSW
President of 2023 World Congress on Safety & Health at Work | Executive Director Community Engagement, Better Regulation Division at NSW Department of Customer Service
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Chris Harnett

icare NSW
General Manager, Prevention at Insurance and Care New South Wales
Member photo

David Clarke

NGO Advisory

Bernie Doyle

NSCA Foundation
Secretary General at APOSHO - Asian Pacific Occupational Health Safety Organization | CEO and President & Chairman NSCA Foundation
David Solomon

David Solomon

Master Builders Association NSW
Executive Officer Safety, Housing, Technical & Risk | Convener ISO TC283 WG4 | PwC Certification Board Chairman | Chairman Standards Australia OHS Management | Director CICA | Head of International Delegation OHS Management Standards Australia
Elizabeth Greenwoos

Elizabeth Greenwood

NSW Business Chamber
Policy Manager, Workers Compensation, WHS and Regulation
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Professor Helen Lingard

RMIT University
Distinguished Professor at RMIT University | Director, Construction Work Health and Safety Research at RMIT University

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