Under the patronage of
H.H. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Ruler of Dubai
ASIS International held its 4th Middle East Security Conference & Exhibition on 17-19 February 2013 at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
The event gathered a record attendance of 533 senior security professionals from 40 countries, which represents a 27% increase compared to the 2012 event.
On Sunday 17 February, the programme started with a workshop on Emerging Markets for Private Security Companies followed by a Welcome Drink in the exhibition area.
On 18 February, the exhibition was officially opened by the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori.
Amin H Nasser
Senior Vice President, Upstream
Professor of Security and Risk
Edith Cowan University
Prof. Dr. Leonard Yong
EuroMaTech Training & Management Consultancy
The conference kicked off with the presentation of Amin H. Nasser, Senior Vice President, Upstream of Saudi Aramco at the opening plenary session. During the opening session His Excellency Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander in Chief of the Dubai Police graciously accepted the honorary chairmanship of the conference.
On the second day, Prof. Dr. Leonard Yong, Senior Consultant of EuroMaTech Training & Management Consultancy provided a keynote presentation on Emotional Intelligence.
The conference was closed by Prof. Narayanan Srinivasan, Professor of Security and Risk of Edith Cowan University who presented the need and challenges of professionalising security in the current environment.
The conference also featured 33 high-level educational sessions provided by high-level speakers that included Massimiliano Montanari, Director of International Cooperation and External Relations of the International Centre For Sport Security (Qatar) on Major Sporting Events as Laboratories to Enhance Multisectoral Cooperation for the Protection of Soft-Targets, Steve Chupa, CPP, Director, Global Security of Johnson & Johnson (USA) on Supply Chain Security - Protecting the Essence of a Company, as well as retired US Coastguard Chief Kenneth R. Lukins on The Protection of Offshore Oil and Gas Installations.
In addition, sessions designed especially for Chief Security Officers (CSOs) were organised by the CSO Roundtable, the ASIS forum for the most senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organisations in the world.
The event also featured an exhibition where 42 sponsors, exhibitors, media and supporting organisations presented their products and services to security professionals.
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