CSO Roundtable Summit

The CSO Roundtable of ASIS International, the members-only forum of senior security executives from the world's largest organizations, will hold its regional summit at the ASIS Middle East Security Conference and Exhibition on 17 and 18 of February.

The CSO Roundtable Summit is open only to paid CSO Roundtable members and those who are eligible to join the CSO Roundtable. Eligibility criteria are outlined at the CSO Roundtable website.

If you are interested in attending these sessions, please RSVP to Peter Piazza, Vice President of Strategic Operations at ASIS International.

Monday, 17 February

11:25 am – 12:15 pm

Crisis in Syria: Impacts on the Region

The civil war in Syria is affecting business and business travel across the Middle East, and raising new security concerns for business travelers. As the crisis intensifies, security executives need to be aware of these concerns so that they can craft and apply policies that directly and accurately address existing and emerging threats. This session will look at the impact the Syrian civil war is having on the region and provide guidance on how and where business and business travelers are likely to be at most risk.

Mazen Saadah, Director of Middle East and Islamic Affairs, Stirling Assynt
Tim Williams, Managing Director, Stirling Assynt

13:30 pm – 14:20 pm

Challenges of Corruption Investigations

Do traditional ways of doing business in the region make it harder to manage the risks posed by bribery and corruption? What innovative and creative approaches are needed to help security executives to deal with such risks? This session will look at the challenges faced by organizations when implementing effective anti-bribery and corruption programs and compliance regimes in the region.

Danny McLaughlin, Partner Fraud and Forensic Services, Grant Thornton UAE

Tuesday, 18 February

10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Emerging Threats in the Middle East and Asia

This panel session will focus on a wide range of emerging threats as seen by senior security executives throughout the region. Bring your questions and voice your opinion—the greater the participation and involvement from the audience, the more everyone will get from the discussion.

Ben Murrell, CPP, Security Manager (Africa, Mediterranean, Australasia), Transocean Services
Simon Howse, Director of Security, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International, Inc.
Dominique Woloch, Regional Security Director, Turkey Middle East/South Asia, Sanofi
John Murphy, MSc, Senior Regional Security Manager, Middle East, KBR