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Sunday, 17 February

10:00 - 13:00
Middle East Advisory Council (by invitation only)
14:00 - 18:00
Workshop on Emerging Markets (Pakistan, Lybia, Syria, Iraq)
18.00 - 19:30
WELCOME DRINK at the InterContinental Festival City Events Center, Exhibition Floor

Monday, 18 February


​EXHIBITION OPENING - H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai, UAE

09:30 - 10:00

​KEYNOTE: Amin H. Nasser, Senior Vice President, Upstream, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Session 1

10:30 - 11:20
Middle East Security Overview: A Round-Up of the Region
Sam Wilkin
Middle Easy Analyst, Control Risks, UAE

Session 2

10:30 - 11:20
Cyber and Physical Threats to Industrial Control Systems
Shawn Cochran, CPP
Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, USA

Session 3

10:30 - 11:20
Safer Cities Through Improved Situational Awareness
Lee Wagstaffe, PSP
Technical Account Manager, CNL Software, UAE

Session 4

11:25 - 12:15
Top Vulnerabilities Affecting GCC Banks
Tarek Naja
Security Consultant, Verizon Business, UAE

Session 5

11:25 - 12:15
Clouds Computing : A Study in Practice
Khaled Alamri
CEO, EBTCO, Saudi Arabia

Session 6

11:25 - 12:15
Antalya Airport Private Security Outsourcing Experience
Dirk Schusdziara
General Manager, Antalya Airport, Turkey

Murat Kösereisoğlu
General Manager, Securitas, Turkey

Session 7

13:30 - 14:20
The Protection of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations
Kenneth R. Lukins
President & CEO, Lukins & Associates LLC, USA

Session 8

13:30 - 14:20
Major Sporting Events as Laboratories to Enhance Multisectoral Cooperation for the Protection of Soft-Targets
Massimiliano Montanari
Director of International Cooperation and External Relations, International Centre for For Sport Security, Qatar

Session 9

13:30 - 14:20
Critical Infrastructure Protection Energy Sector
Dr Cyril Widdershoven
Business Developement Manager, TNO, Netherlands

Session 10

14:25 - 15:15
Today's Role of Effective Global Security Crisis Response in Business Continuity and Resiliency
Daniel Richards
CEO, Global Rescue, USA

Session 11

14:25 - 15:15
Managing the Risk of Economic Crime
Torsten Wolf
Group Head of Crime and Fraud Prevention, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

Session 12

14:25 - 15:15
ATMs - Regional Threats, Scams and Trends
John Cowling
Senior Consultant, Control Risks, UAE

Session 13

15:45 - 16:35
Sectarianism, Communalism and Jihadism in the Middle East
Hugh McLeod
Director, Stirling Assynt International Group, UK

Session 14

15:45 - 16:35
Supply Chain Security - Protecting the Essence of a Company
Steve Chupa, CPP
Director, Global Security, Johnson & Johnson, USA

Session 15

15:45 - 16:35
Maritime Security and Organized Crime in Ports
Johan Ohlsson, CPP, PSP
Knowledge Manager, Securitas Maritime & Logistic Services, Denmark

Session 16

Case Study: Lessons Learnt from Designing and Implementating an Integrated Crisis, Risk and Security Organisation
Robin Kroha,
M.A.Head of CSM Certificate Study Programme, Frankfurt School of Management and Finance, Germany

Session 17

Dog vs. Machine
David Loney
General Manager, Impact Canine Solutions, Kingdom of Bahrain

Session 18

Intellectual Property Rights
Nadine Naim
Lecturer in Law, University of Bradford UK
18:30 - 20:00

PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION at the Al Badia Golf Club

Tuesday, 19 February

Session 19

KEYNOTE: Prof. Dr. Leonard Yong, Senior Consultant, EuroMaTech Training & Management Consultancy, Malaysia
10:30 - 11:20
Risk Assessment: Getting the First Step Right
Jean Perois, CPP, PSP
Senior Vice President Industrial Security, ARMADA - Risk & Co, Bahrain

Session 20

10:30 - 11:20
Is the Verification of Vendors Necessary in a Security Plan?
Jenny Reid
President, Security Association of South Africa, South Africa

Session 21

10:30 - 11:20
Effectively Leading a Multigenerational and Multicultural Workforce
Bonnie Michelman, CPP
Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

Session 22

11:25 - 12:15
Panel on Maritime Piracy
Compliance Officer, Maritime Security, Control Risks, UAE

Phil Tinsley
Operations Manager, Maritime Security, Control Risks, UAE

Session 23

11:25 - 12:15
Security Engineering and Management
Haithem AlBalawi
Administrator, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Session 24

11:25 - 12:15
Panel on Hotel Security
Dr. Mohamed Z. Zineddin
Professor, Khalifa University, UAE
Simon Howse
Director of Security, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, Ritz Carlton Hotel Company LLC, UAE

Matthew Oyston
Security Design, Control Risks, UAE

Session 25

13:30 - 14:20
Threats to the Oil and Gas Sector and Risk Mitigation Solutions
Pete Dordal,
Jr.Senior Vice President, GardaWorld, USA

James Grimshaw
Managing Director Iraq South, GardaWorld, USA

Andy Edwards
Managing Director Iraq, GardaWorld, USA

Session 26

13:30 - 14:20
ICAO Airport Security Requirements
Philip Johnson
Director Dubai Office, Osprey Systems, UAE

Session 27

13:30 - 14:20
Managing the Implemention Process
David G. Patterson, CPP, PSP
Security Consulting & Expert Witness, USA

Session 28

14:25 - 15:15
Post Bribery Act: The Competitive Edge vs Adequate Procedures - Are They Mutually Exclusive?
Nicola Fowler
Corporate Investigations - Consultant, Control Risks, UAE

Session 29

14:25 - 15:15
Assessing Supplier Risk in the Supply Chain
Brad Kingston
Security Manager - Supply Chain Management, L3 Communications - CS West, USA

Session 30

14:25 - 15:15
The New Enterprise Security Risk Manager
Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP
President, Setracon Inc., USA

Session 31

15:45 - 16:35
Update on Cyber Threats - Current Stats and Trends in Cybercrime and Espionage
Toralv Dirro
EMEA Security Strategist, McAfee, Germany

Session 32

15:45 - 16:35
Assuring Business Competitive Advantage through Eavesdropping Mitigation
Werner Preining, CPP
Responsible for European Operations, Interpool Security, Austria

Session 33

15:45 - 16:35
Standards for Private Security Service Providers - Principles and Implementation
Dr. Marc Siegel
Commissioner, Global Standards Initiative ASIS International Belgium
16:40 - 17:30

CLOSING SESSION - KEYNOTE: Professionalising Security Professionals in the Current Environment: Global Experiences and the Way Forward. Prof. Narayanan Srinivasan, Professor of Security and Risk , Edith Cowan University, Australia

Wednesday, 20 February - Thursday 21 February

10:00 - 18:00
Post-Conference Workshops [Held at the Gloria Hotel, Dubai]
Emotional Intelligence
Prof. Dr. Leonard Yong
International Ship and Port Security (ISPC) Within Oil and Gas
Chris Maylor
Crisis Management and Technological Security for Oil and Gas
Edward Clark
Security Investigation Techniques
Ken Corlett
10:00 - 18:00

​[Held at the InterContinental Festival City, Dubai]
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