Press and media registrations

Journalists and other media representatives are welcome to join all the Sessions of the Vision Zero Summit 2019.
Please click here to see the Press Invitation

If you are interested in participating the Conference or interviewing the speakers, please contact

Ms. Kristiina Kulha, the Communications Specialist by 11 November 2019, thank you.
Email kristiina.kulha[at], tel +358 40 548 6914.

Please also show your Press card e.g. membership card of Journalists’ Association or similar proof at the registration desk
when arriving.

Live Stream on 12 November at 9.30–10.15 am

The Global Coalition on Occupational Safety and Health will be introduced and streamed online at the Vision Zero Summit Opening Session.

The Global Coalition on Occupational Safety and Health will contribute to the practical implementation of the commitments that have been made in the last decade in global forums such as United Nations SDG, G7- and G20-countries, EU OSH Strategy etc. to protect the safety and health of the workers of the world.

Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 9.30 – 10.15 am (local time in Helsinki, Eastern European Time)
8.30 – 9.15 am (CET, Central European Time)
7.30 – 8.15 am (UCT, GMT, Greenwich Mean Time)

Venue: Hotel Clarion, Tyynenmerenkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland
Live stream:  (The Launch will be recorded and also the record can be found here)

The Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Mrs. Aino-Kaisa Pekonen, will open the Launch and
Ms Vera Paquete-Perdigao, Director of Governance, ILO as well as other founding and steering committee members of the Coalition will participate in the launch.

ILO is the Chair of the Global Coalition on OSH

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the Coalition. In the Coalition there are also representatives from the European Union (EU), the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and several states from all Continents, including Chile, Croatia, Iraq, South Africa and Portugal. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) will be participating as an observer.

Vision Zero Summit 12-14 November 2019

Vision Zero is a strategy and a holistic mindset. It is continuous improvement of safety, health, and wellbeing at work, not just a numerical goal. This summit focuses on discussing different aspects of Vision Zero, taking the Vision Zero thinking and actions to the next level, and sharing best practices and lessons learned. There are several interesting speakers e.g.

Andrew Sharman, professor, CEO RMS Switzerland: inspiring, interactive approach exploring the challenges to improving safety culture

Chris Venables, Group Safety Director, Tesco Stores Ltd : how to manage safety as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility in a global retail company

Masao Mukaidono, chair, IGSAP, Japan: how to bring anshin (peace of mind) to people in the environment where people and machines/robots coexist

Anna-Maria Teperi, Chief Senior Researcher, FIOH: how human factors framework and tools have been used in Finnish air traffic management, nuclear power industry, maritime and railway

Merja Partio, OHS Director: how the accident rate has dropped more than 80 % in UPM

Please see the Summit webpage and the programme for more information.  

Additional Information also: Tommi Alanko, Director, FIOH (Summit), tommi.alanko[at], tel. +358 40 719 2521 and Ms. Ana Catalina Ramirez, ILO (Coalition), tel. +41 76 642 8880, acramirez[at]